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Ben Rhodes secured the fifth pole in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career Saturday afternoon (Aug. 25), and he did it in historic fashion.
Qualifying for Sunday’s race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park started with an interesting twist. Rain hit the track before the race, and NASCAR decided that the Trucks would qualify on wet tires for the first time in series history.
Rhodes paced the field with a speed of 97.854 mph ahead of Noah Gragson in second (97.395) and Myatt Snider in third (96.610 mph).
Matt Crafton qualified in fourth, and Timothy Peters in the GMS No. 25 truck rounded out the top five.
Playoff contenders Stewart Friesen and Brett Moffitt had a tough day of qualifying, as neither made it into the final 12. They will start round one of the playoffs 16th and 17th, respectively.
Trucks were slipping and sliding early on in the session, but as more trucks made their runs, the track began to dry and the teams were able to put out faster lap times.
With no rain in the forecast, the NCWTS will take the green flag at Canadian Tire at 2:46 p.m. ET tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 26.
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