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Christian Eckes on Pole for Friday’s Kansas Truck Race

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NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series rookie Christian Eckes drew the pole for Friday’s (July 24) race at Kansas Speedway.

Eckes battled boss Kyle Busch for the lead last week at Texas Motor Speedway before ultimately ending in second.

Brett Moffitt starts on the front row next to Eckes, while Front Row Motorsports driver Todd Gilliland slots in third. Brandon Jones will wheel the No. 51 KBM truck from the fourth position and ThorSport Racing’s Ben Rhodes rounds out the top five.

Austin Hill starts sixth, Zane Smith begins seventh and Grant Enfinger is in eighth. Tyler Ankrum and Sheldon Creed complete the top 10 starters.

The No. 83 truck of CMI Motorsports withdrew due to damage from Texas. Ray Ciccarelli will pilot the No. 49 truck and will start 35th.

Truck Starting Lineup: Kansas 200

The Kansas 200 airs on Friday, July 24 at 7 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.

The starting lineup for Saturday’s race will be based on where drivers finish on Friday. The top 15 finishers will invert in the lineup, while 16th on back keep their positions.

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