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Dillon edges Sadler for pole at Lucas Oil

July 29, 2011, ,

Austin Dillon was the only driver to top 110 mph in winning the pole for the AAA Insurance 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway on Friday. Dillon covered the .686-mile track in 22.425 seconds (110.127 mph) to beat out Elliott Sadler for the inside spot on front row.

Sadler, driving Kevin Harvick Inc.'s No. 2 truck, earned the outside starting position with a lap of 22.544 seconds (109.546 mph). Rookie Joey Coulter (third) and points leader Johnny Sauter (fourth) will start on Row 2. Four-time LOR winner Ron Hornaday will start fifth.

Dillon, who trails Sauter by 18 points in the standings, is coming off his first win of the season last week at Nashville, where he also started from the pole. Dillon has three career Camping World Truck Series wins, all from the pole. No driver has ever won his first four races from the pole.


• Austin Dillon scored his 11th career pole in his 40th race; he has a series-high four poles in 2011.
• Austin Dillon has started in the top five in all but one race (Dover) this season.
• Austin Dillon is the 12th different pole winner at Lucas Oil Raceway.
• Austin Dillon was second-fastest in combine practices.
• Richard Childress Racing scored its 28th career pole and third at LOR, tying Roush Fenway Racing and K Automotive Motorsports for the most.
• Chevrolet scored its 11th pole of 2011 (Toyota has the other two); Chevy has five poles at LOR, tying Ford for the most.
• Five races at LOR have been won from the pole; 15 of the 16 previous races have been won from a top-five start.
• Elliott Sadler (second) has scored top-10 starts in all six Truck races this season.
• Joey Coulter (third) posted his ninth top-10 start this season, including the past six.
• Johnny Sauter (fourth) has posted top-10 starts in all 13 races this season.
• Ron Hornaday (fifth) scored his ninth top-five start in his 12 races at LOR; he has finished in the top three in the past six races there, including three wins (he has won the past two races).
• Ross Chastain (15th), Ricky Moxley (34th) and Brad McQueen (35th) will make their series debuts.

* Lucas Oil: Lineup | Practice 1 | Practice 2