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Jeb Burton soars to truck pole at Texas

November 01, 2013, Staff report,

Rookie to start first at site of breakthrough truck victory

RELATED: Qualifying results

Rookie Jeb Burton roared to the top spot in Friday’s Keystone Light Pole Qualifying on Friday, hustling to a 181.129 mph lap at Texas Motor Speedway, site of his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory.

The pole position was the seventh of the season and of his Truck Series career. He'll start first in the No. 4 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet in Friday night’s WinStar World Casino 350, aiming for a season sweep on the 1.5-mile track, where he broke through in June.


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Justin Lofton, a part-time Truck Series competitor who broke his thumb in his most recent race at Talladega Superspeedway two weeks ago, qualified second at 180.687 mph. Ty Dillon, third in the points and just two-thousandths of a second behind Lofton, will start third after posting a 180.675 mph qualifying lap.

Miguel Paludo and Max Gresham completed the top five as the first seven spots were owned by Chevrolets.

Points leader Matt Crafton qualified 14th. Defending series champion James Buescher -- his closest rival in the standings, 51 points back -- qualified sixth.

Two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regulars will start further back. Kyle Busch, a two-time winner in truck competition at Texas, qualified 11th. Reigning Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski, still seeking his first truck win, will start 13th.


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