Erik Jones kicks off bid for weekend sweep with Truck pole at Iowa

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Hoping for a weekend sweep, Erik Jones started things off the right way by earning the pole position for tonight’s American Ethanol 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway.

Jones qualified No. 1 with a top truck speed of 136.193 mph. It was Jones’ fifth career pole in the Truck Series.

“Hopefully we can keep it up at where we started,” Jones told Fox Sports 2. “It’s been a long month. We’re still charging and we’re not slowing down.”

He hopes to win tonight’s race and then double-up Saturday night with a win in the Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on a rare off-weekend for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

John Hunter Nemechek had a strong run (135.490 mph), earning the outside pole, his highest career start (16 races) in the Truck series.

Tyler Reddick was third-fastest (135.176 mph), followed by Brandon Jones (134.921) and Cameron Hayley (134.811).

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