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For the second time in three races, Ryan Truex will lead the field to the green in tonight’s Camping World Truck Series race from Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Playing spoiler as the only non-playoff driver to qualify inside the top five, Truex posted a lap of 30.475 seconds (177.194 mph.), 0.048 seconds faster than second-place qualifier Johnny Sauter. Chase Briscoe qualified third followed by Christopher Bell and Matt Crafton.
The pole win comes after a strong showing last weekend at New Hampshire where he tied his best career finish of second. The last time he started on the pole he finished fourth, just missing the playoffs in Chicago.
John Hunter Nemechek, who will start 15th, was the lowest of the playoff drivers. The No. 8 team needs a rebound after rear gear issues at New Hampshire dropped them below the cutoff line for the next round.
The green flag for the Las Vegas 350 flies at 8 p.m. ET. The defending race winner Tyler Reddick, is not entered in tonight’s race. The last driver to win a race in Sin City is Timothy Peters, who makes his return to the truck series, Peters won this race in 2013. He will start 20th behind the wheel of the No. 02 Chevrolet for Young’s Motorsports.