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Ryan Blaney takes Truck Series pole at Michigan

Ryan Blaney
Ryan Blaney
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Ryan Blaney claimed the pole starting spot for the Careers for Veterans 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., on Saturday with a lap time of 41.582 seconds (173.152 mph) in the third and final round of qualifying. He was the only driver to post a lap in the third round as other trucks played a waiting game and winding up not posting a time.

The remainder of the top-12 that would normally be set by third-round lap times were set by laps ran in round two. Blaney's Brad Keselowski Racing teammate Joey Logano was the fastest in round two, posting a best time of 38.370 seconds (187.647 mph) and will start next to Blaney on the front row, giving BKR a front-row sweep.

Logano was the fastest in round two of qualifying with a best lap time of 38.370 seconds (187.647 mph). Timothy Peters and Blaney were second and third in the second round. As a result, Peters will start the race in the third spot, sharing the second row with Darrell Wallace Jr. Johnny Sauter will start fifth. Travis Kvapil will start sixth in a fill-in role for the injured John Wes Townley.

In the first round of qualifying, Jeb Burton put up a fastest lap with a time of 38.912 seconds (185.033 mph), followed by Kyle Busch and Jason White in second and third.

Advancing to round three but not making laps, claiming starting spots seventh through 12th on the starting grid by virtue of their second-round speeds in qualifying were Burton, Tayler Malsam, Joey Coulter, German Quiroga, Busch and Spencer Gallagher.

Only 29 trucks made qualifying attempts in round one, so Saturday's race will start seven trucks shy of a full field of 36. The race is scheduled to take the green flag shortly after 11:30 p.m. local (12:30 p.m. ET) and can be seen live on FOX Sports 1 with pre-race coverage beginning at 11 a.m./noon ET.

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