LONG POND, Pa. — staff report — NASCAR photo — Fresh off becoming the first Drive for Diversity graduate to win a Coors Light Pole Award by topping NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying on Friday, Kyle Larson added a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole Award to his resume, leading qualifying Saturday at Pocono Raceway with a speed of 168.913 mph.
Larson will start first in Saturday’s Pocono Mountains 150 (1 p.m. ET, FS1).
The Turner Scott Motorsports driver will be joined on the front row by fellow Cup Series rookie Austin Dillon, who ran a lap of 168.558 in the final round after topping the first session with a speed of 167.738 mph.
Tyler Reddick (167.835) and Ben Kennedy (167.187) will follow on the second row, with Timothy Peters (167.171) and Johnny Sauter (167.137) behind them.
Darrell Wallace Jr., the most recent series winner, was knocked out after the second round of qualifying along with series standouts Erik Jones and Jeb Burton. They will start 15th, 13th and 18th, respectively.
In the first session, the red flag was displayed after Jennifer Jo Cobb’s No. 10 truck lost a radiator, began smoking and leaking fluid on the track. She qualified 27th.