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James Buescher Takes Top Spot For NASCAR SFP 250

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series gets its first try on the latest pavement at Kansas, James Buescher will have the advantage as he will lead the field to the green flag.

In Saturday’s Truck Series qualifying session, Buescher won the pole for the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway when he posted a lap of 178.306 mph in 30.285 seconds. He went out as the last driver to qualifying, taking the pole from his teammate Miguel Paludo. The pole at Kansas will be Buescher’s fourth career Truck Series pole and he will be joined by Paludo on the front row.

The Turner Scott Motorsports drivers took the top three starting spots in dominating fashion. Not only did Buescher and Paludo secure the front row, but Jeb Burton will be right up front with them as he starts off third.

Johnny Sauter, Ty Dillon, Matt Crafton, Kyle Busch, Max Gresham, and Todd Bodine close out the top ten.

Heading into the race at Kansas, current points leader Sauter looks to extend his points lead over Burton and Crafton, who are about 20 points or less from Sauter in the standings. Other drivers such as Ryan Blaney, Dillon, and Paludo look to keep their latest improvements going.

Meanwhile, current champion and defending race winner Buescher not only seeks to capture another winner at Kanasas, but to continue moving up in the points. As he sets to repeat at Kansas, Buescher as well as the rest of the field head into the unknown as it will be their first time on the new pavement on the track. The weekend as already seen faster speeds and it should continue as the race goes on.

Christy Valdez is a NASCAR writer for Rant Sports. Follow her on Twitter @Knowursports and on Facebook at On The Sidelines With Christy