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Newberry plucks first truck pole at Daytona

February 22, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Newberry plucks first truck pole at Daytona
Rookie to lead field to green flag in season opener

Rookie Brennan Newberry won the pole position for the season-opening NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, turning a Friday afternoon lap of 177.176 mph at Daytona International Speedway to secure his first career pole.

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Newberry will start first on the 2.5-mile track in the NextEra Energy Resources 250, scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. ET green flag later Friday evening. The Bakersfield, Calif., native will be making just his 11th start in the series and his first effort at Daytona.

QUALIFYING: NextEra Energy Resources 250

Justin Lofton qualified second for the 250-miler at 176.765 mph, just ahead of defending series champion James Buescher (176.751).

Four-time truck champ Ron Hornaday Jr. qualified fourth with second-year driver Ty Dillon fifth. Kyle Busch, the only Sprint Cup regular entered, drove to the sixth qualifying spot.

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