Miguel Paludo Wins The Pole At Pocono

By Christy Valdez
Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Miguel Paludo is ready to take on the Tricky Triangle as he will lead the field to the green flag at Pocono.

During Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying session, Paludo won the pole for the Pocono Mountains 125 after qualifying was canceled due to rain. Paludo led Friday’s only practice, winning him the pole.

The pole win at Pocono is Paludo’s first of the season.

The rainout in qualifying should give Paludo some confidence going into the race, along with taking over Friday’s practice session.

The race at Pocono Raceway will be an interesting one to follow even after the trucks’ last race. Heading into Saturday’s race, the Truck Series drivers will have to battle it out for the win in what will be a fast race. With 50 laps around the 2.5-mile racetrack, drivers need to be careful of not making any mistakes that could cost them the win.

Heading into the race, Joey Coulter will be the defending race winner and he is the only driver within the field looking to repeat success at Pocono. Everyone else in the field will be looking to get their first win at the Tricky Triangle and become the fourth different winner since the trucks started racing there in 2010.

One driver looking to come out on top will be Matt Crafton as he goes in as the current points leader. Crafton has a comfortable points lead over second place and if he wants to stay on top, he cannot afford to make any errors.

Although the Truck Series is sharing the track with the Cup Series this weekend, come race time, the trucks will have the spotlight on them as no cup drivers are entered into the race. It will be worth it to see who will come out on top at the Tricky Triangle.

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

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