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Ben Rhodes Begins on Talladega Truck Pole

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Ben Rhodes will lead the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field to green at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, Oct. 2.

He took the pole position after finishing runner up to his ThorSport Racing teammate Christian Eckes last week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Todd Gilliland lines up second while Matt Crafton begins in third. Stewart Friesen and Austin Hill round out the top five. Though Gilliland and Hill are not in the Round of 8, both of their teams are still in contention for the owner’s championship, allowing them to start ahead of other playoff drivers.

Niece Motorsports’ Carson Hocevar starts sixth and No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports pilot John Hunter Nemechek is seventh. Zane Smith, Sheldon Creed and Chandler Smith complete the top 10.

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The starting lineup was set by performance metrics, with 35% going for team owner points ranking, 15% for where the driver ranked in fastest lap from Las Vegas and 50% for where the driver and car owner finished (25% each).

Truck Lineup for Talladega

The Chevrolet Silverado 250 airs on Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

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