NWMT: Preece On Pole At New Hampshire After Qualifying Washout

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Ryan Preece will start up front Saturday afternoon in Loudon, N.H. (Michael Ivins/NASCAR photo)

LOUDON, N.H. — Ryan Preece will start from the pole in the Eastern Propane & Oil 100, after Whelen Modified Tour qualifying was rained out on Saturday morning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Since the timed qualifying session was cancelled, the field was lined up based on Friday’s practice speeds, per the series rulebook.

Preece won Friday’s Whelen All-Star Shootout with a last lap pass of Ryan Newman and will look to become the first driver to sweep both the All-Star and the championship points event in the same weekend.

He will be joined on the front row by Bobby Santos, who posted the second-fastest lap time in Friday’s practice session. Santos will be seeking his second career New Hampshire victory on Saturday afternoon, behind the wheel of the Tinio No. 44.

Todd Szegedy, a former winner at New Hampshire, will start third behind the wheel of his No. 85 Stuart’s Automotive Chevrolet. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Newman will take the green flag from fourth, while Max Zachem will roll off the grid in fifth.

Sixth through 10th will be Patrick Emerling, Rowan Pennink, Doug Coby, Chase Dowling and Justin Bonsignore.

Series points leader Timmy Solomito will take the green flag from 14th in his Starrett Tools No. 16.

The Eastern Propane & Oil 100 is scheduled to take the green flag just after 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

Full qualifying results can be viewed on the next page…

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