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Press Snoop: Double duty at Phoenix.

BRANDON WHITT is on pole for Friday night's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Chevy Silverado 150 race at Phoenix International Raceway with a record-breaking lap of 27.439-131/200 mph. This is his second pole in the series and this season. Whitt's first-ever Truck pole was at Memphis Motorsports Park this summer and he went on to win.

JACK SPRAGUE set the previous record of 27.442/131.186 mph last year. Sprague is now running with a new team - No.60 Jeff Wyler Toyota, which does not have owner points, but he qualified seventh, so not to worry. Sprague has won five of the ten poles at PIR, more than any other driver.

Starting on the outside front row will be veteran JOHNNY BENSON followed by KYLE BUSCH in a back-up truck after crashing in Thursday practice, BOBBY HAMILTON and current points leader TED MUSGRAVE.

DENNIS SETZER led the standings much of the summer, and now is 63 points behind Musgrave in second place. Setzer starts eighteenth Friday night.

The top Rookie is TODD KLUEVER starting fourteenth. He is the only Rookie who has run all season, of the three in the Raybestos Rookie chase. Kluever is twelfth overall in the Truck standings, out of 90 drivers.

Busch is one of two drivers in the Truck race who are Double Duty Drivers this weekend. He is also racing in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Checker Auto Parts 500 Race Sunday, and is leading the Cup Rookie standings.

The other Double Duty Driver is ERIN CROCKER making her debut in the Truck Series in preparation for running the full season next year with RAY EVERNHAM. She starts twenty-second in the Truck race and will also run Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series Arizona 200 Race. Crocker was forty-third Friday midday in the first Busch practice, racing No.6 Ragu Dodge in the 46-car field.

This weekend is only the second time in the eleven-year history of the Truck Series that three females have entered the race. The first time was last year. The other two females entered this weekend are DEBRA RENSHAW, starting thirty-fourth in the field of 36 Trucks. The other is KELLY SUTTON, who failed to make the field, after qualifying last. She ran in her back-up truck after crashing in an accident during Thursday practice.

Both Crocker and Renshaw are running Trucks owned by Hamilton, making him the first Truck owner to field two females in one race.






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Cole Whitt, driver of the #35 Speed Stick Ford, drives on the grass as cars crowd pit road at the start of qualifying for the 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, speaks during a press conference prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 7, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, climbs out of his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 7, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 8, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, talks to his crew chief, Paul Wolfe, after failing to advance to the championship round of the Chase for the Spring Cup after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 9, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/ Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 9, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, speaks to the media during a press conference after failing to advance to race for the championship in the season finale after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 9, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 9, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 8, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/ Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 9, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS finished in 11th place Sunday, November 9, 2014 in the final Eliminator 8 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Newman advances to the Championship 4 finale next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida.(Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS finished in 2nd place Sunday, November 9, 2014 in the final Eliminator 8 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Gordon just missed out being in the Championship 4 finale next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS, races to victory November 9, 2014 in the final Eliminator 8 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Harvick advances to the Championship 4 finale next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS, celebrates his victory with his wife, DeLana, Sunday, November 9, 2014 in the final Eliminator 8 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Harvick advances to the Championship 4 finale next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Christa L Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, leads Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 9, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 9, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, speaks to the media after failing to advance to race for the championship in the season finale after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 9, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)

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