William Byron wins pole for today’s Truck race at New Hampshire

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William Byron won the pole for today’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the opening event in the series’ inaugural Chase.

It is the first pole Byron has won. His previous times starting on the top spot came after qualifying was canceled. Byron won the pole Saturday with a lap of 132.864 mph.

The last four pole winners went on to win at New Hampshire in this series.

Timothy Peters starts second after a lap of 132.374 mph. He is followed by Christopher Bell (132.296 mph), Tyler Reddick (131.601) and Ben Rhodes (131.542).

Daniel Hemric and John Hunter Nemechek were the only Chase drivers who failed to advance to the final round. Hemric will start 13th and Nemechek 15th.