Blake Koch scores first career Xfinity pole

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Blake Koch earned his first career NASCAR Xfinity pole in 190 starts Saturday for the Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Koch earned the pole with a lap of 183.490 mph in the final round of qualifying. Kasey Kahne will start second in a JR Motorsports car after a lap of 183.112 mph.

Daniel Hemric (182.431 mph) starts third. Ben Kennedy (182.424) starts fourth and is followed by Richard Childress Racing teammate Brandon Jones (182.299).

The race is scheduled to take the green flag at 1:19 p.m. ET today.

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