Like big brother, like little brother.
On Friday, 37-year-old Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Dover.
Roughly 24 hours later and over 2,500 miles away, younger sibling Ryan Truex, 25, won the pole for tonight’s Las Vegas 350 Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a run of 177.194 mph.
“I was confident in this truck,” Ryan Truex told Fox Sports 1. “It’s the same one we sat on the pole at Chicago, so I had no worries going in.”
Tonight will be Ryan Truex’s 37th career start in the Truck Series. He’s enjoying his best season ever with seven top-5s, 11 top-10s and now two poles.
Now, Truex said, there’s one more detail left:
“I’ve gotta win still,” he told FS1. “That’s the last box I need to check. We’ve got stage wins, led laps and earned poles, we just need to put this Tundra in victory lane.”
Also of note, Travis Pastrana qualified 18th in his first Truck start in two seasons and third overall of his career.
The race takes the green flag shortly after 8 p.m. ET and will be televised on FS1
Click here for the qualifying results.