Joey Coulter will lead the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field to the green flag Friday night at Kentucky Speedway.
In Friday afternoon’s trucks qualifying session, Coulter won the pole by posting his qualifying lap with a speed of 178.48 mph in 30.597 seconds. Before he could secure the pole for the Kentucky 201, Coulter would have to wait for the final three qualifying drivers. Joining Coulter on the front row will be Johnny Sauter.
Friday’s pole winner for Coulter is his second pole of the 2012 trucks season and second of his career.
Coulter’s Richard Childress Racing teammate and current points leader Ty Dillon will start of third in the second row. Cale Gale and Parker Kligerman round out the top five.
Kligerman also lead Friday’s final practice prior to the qualifying session.
Last weekend’s race winner at Iowa Speedway, Ryan Blaney will start off 16th.
Closing out the top ten for the Kentucky 201 are Nelson Piquet Jr., Todd Bodine, James Buescher, Max Gresham, and Brian Scott.
Timothy Peters who currently sits behind Dillon, second within the points standings will start outside of the top ten, in 13th. Peter’s former teammate and Daytona winner John King will start 24th in his truck series return.
During the truck qualifying session 37 trucks made qualifying laps to make the race field. Chris Fontaine was the only driver who did not qualify into the race at Kentucky.
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