Kyle Larson has claimed pole position for the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, his second pole in just nine starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
The 22-year-old Sprint Cup Series regular, who is also competing in this weekend's Nationwide race as part of a triple-header, clinched the top spot with a lap of 32.252s (167.431mph) in the final top-12 pole shoot-out round on the 1.5-mile intermediate oval.
Brad Keselowski Racing's Ryan Blaney will start alongside Larson on the front row after being pipped by the Turner Scott Motorsports #42 by just 0.017s, while on the second row Win-Tron Racing's Ross Chastain will lined up next to Blaney's BKR team mate Tyler Reddick, who was the fastest qualifying rookie.
Reddick had earlier set the fastest time of anyone in qualifying, when he had topped the second round of qualifying with a lap of 31.897s (169.295mph) to put himself 0.181s ahead of Larson on that occasion.
With Kyle Busch locking up fifth place on the grid, championship leader Matt Crafton will start from sixth place as he bids to become the first back-to-back winner in Truck Series history. The ThorSport Racing driver currently holds a 25 point lead over Blaney in the standings coming into today's race, and only needs to finish in 21st place or better to lock up this year's title.
Ty Dillon will line up in seventh place in the #9 NTS Motorsports truck, standing in for an unwell Brennan Newberry. Next to him on the fourth row will be Kyle Busch Motorsport's Darrell Wallace, who is bidding to lock up third place in this year's championship from ThorSport's Johnny Sauter.
Sauter is 13 points behind Wallace in the standings, but failed to make it into the final round of qualifying meaning that he will start from 17th place in the 2014 season finale. Other notable names to miss out on the cut for the final round were Timothy Peters (Red Horse Racing) who will start from 15th, Joey Coulter (GMS Racing) from 19th and Peters' team mate German Quiroga from 22nd.
Norm Benning failed to post a qualifying time in the first round, which saw a red flag displayed to enable track workers to attend to a build-up of fluid out on the track. Benning still makes the grid based on owners points.
Full Truck Series qualifying results from Homestead-Miami Speedway
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