Hornaday On Truck Pole
Ron Hornaday Jr. won the pole for Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday afternoon.
Hornaday, the defending series champion, had a fast lap at the 2.66-mile oval at 181.230 mph.
He will be going for his second straight victory as he won his first race of the season a week ago at Martinsville.
“People say that Ron Hornaday is a short-track driver, and to come to Talladega and sit on the pole is so cool,” Hornaday said with a grin. “There are only four tracks I haven’t won at, and Talladega is one of them. I want to get that off my check list, just like I got this one off my list with the pole here. It’s pretty awesome.”
Second fastest was Jason White, whose turned a lap at 180.911 mph.
“It’s kind of a bummer we didn’t get the pole, but second place is a great place to be,” said White, who captured the pole at Daytona International Speedway to start the season. “We’re excited about the race.”
Rookie Austin Dillon was third fastest and veteran Ken Schrader was fourth.
Points leader Todd Bodine qualified 10th fastest.
“The truck is good,” Bodine said. “It drives good, does everything we need and that’s the important thing. We knew it wasn’t going to qualify that great, but we were willing to sacrifice that for the race. I think we’ll be good tomorrow.”
Kyle Busch, looking for his fourth victory of the season, was satisfied 18th.
“The truck has been fine in race trim,” he said. “It hasn’t quite sucked up as well as we wanted it to. Qualifying for Toyotas isn’t necessarily our strong suit, so we’ll take what we get here and just go onto the race.”One Comment