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Buescher earns his second Texas pole of 2011

November 04, 2011, , NASCAR.com

Points leader Dillon to start second for Friday's WinStar World Casino 350k

James Buescher raced around Texas Motor Speedway in 29.824 seconds (181.062 mph) on Thursday to claim the pole for Friday's WinStar World Casino 350k. This is his third pole in 71 Truck Series races and his 18th top-10 start of 2011. Buescher also won the pole at Texas in June and went on score a ninth-place finish.

Points leader Austin Dillon claimed the outside spot on the front row and his 22nd top-10 start of 2011 after a time of 29.870 seconds (180.783 mph).

Blake Feese will start third after posting his first top-10 start at Texas with a time of 29.908 seconds (180.554 mph) and his first top-10 in nine races this season. Nelson Piquet, Jr. qualified seventh with a time of 29.973 seconds (180.162 mph) and was the fastest qualifying rookie.

Notes-n-Nuggets

• James Buescher scores his third career pole in his 71st start.
• Buescher was third fastest in combined practice speeds on Thursday.
• Buescher trails Austin Dillon by 11 points in the standings.
• Turner Motorsports scores its fifth pole, all in 2011.
• Thursday's time trials marked the second time that three Turner Motorsports trucks qualified in the top five.
• Austin Dillon (second) now has top-six starts in all four races at Texas.
• Blake Feese (third) scores his best career start in his 11th start; his previous best was 11th.
• Kyle Busch (fourth) has won the last two fall races at Texas.
• Ricky Carmichael (fifth) ties his best start at Texas in six races, all top 11.
• Ty Dillon (eighth) will be making his second career start on Friday.
• Ron Hornaday (ninth) has top-two finishes in the past 4 races; he remains third in points, just 15 back.
• Kevin Harvick (10th) records his worst start in 9 races this season.
• Johnny Sauter (12th) finished second in both races at Texas last year.

* Texas: Lineup | Practice 1 | Practice 2