KNPSE QUALIFYING: Rhodes Takes Sixth Pole of 2014; Looks To Repeat History At Greenville

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GREENVILLE, S.C. – By Amaris Noble, NASCAR — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Ben Rhodes, looking to sweep the 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races at Greenville Pickens Speedway, will start Saturday’s Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 on the pole.

Rhodes earned his sixth 21 Means 21 Pole Award presented by Coors Brewing Co., posting a fast lap of 20.742 seconds (86.780 mph) in afternoon qualifying.

The 17-year-old from Louisville, Kentucky, also had the fastest overall time in practice. Rhodes needs only to finish 13th or better in the race to clinch the series championship.

Gray Gaulding, who went out last among of the 22 cars who qualified, followed in second (20.903 seconds /86.112 mph). Cameron Hayley was third (21.011 seconds/85.669 mph) with Brodie Kostecki and Austin Hill rounding out the top five.

Sergio Pena, Ryan Gifford, Ronnie Bassett Jr., Kaz Grala and Nick Drake completed the top 10.

Rhodes earned his first career series victory at Greenville earlier this season. He began that event from the pole as well.

Green flag is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET.

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