First-timers on Truck Series front row at Dover: Briscoe on Pole, Truex alongside

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Chase Briscoe had some extra motivation in winning his first career pole in the Camping World Truck Series. His grandfather underwent open-heart surgery Friday, and Briscoe dedicated his performance at Dover International Speedway to him.

“It’s huge,” Briscoe told Fox Sports 1 of winning the pole (156.474 mph) for this afternoon’s Bar Harbor 200, which starts around 5:30 p.m. ET. “It’s pretty special with everything going on with my grandpa right now. I’m sure when he wakes up, he’s going to be pretty excited.”

It will be a green front row, so to speak. Not only is it Briscoe’s first career Truck pole, Ryan Truex earned the highest starting spot of his career, earning the outside pole (156.420 mph).

Christopher Bell was third-fastest (156.352), Austin Cindric (156.094) and Jesse Little (155.918).

Click here for the full Truck qualifying results.

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