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TRUCKS: Dillon On Kentucky Pole

So far, Austin Dillon is finding Kentucky Speedway very much to his liking.

LINK > QUALIFYING RESULTS: BUILT FORD TOUGH 225 - KENTUCKY SPEEDWAYPDF > STARTING LINEUP BY ROW: BUILT FORD TOUGH 225 - KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY

One day after leading both practices at the 1.5-mile oval, Dillon continued his Bluegrass State domination when he claimed the pole for tonight’s Built Ford Tough 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

The 20-year-old son of team owner Richard Childress wheeled his No. 3 Bass Pro Shop Chevrolet Silverado to a fast lap of 175.177 miles per hour around the Kentucky track.

Johnny Sauter, driver of the No. 13 FarmPaint.com Chevrolet, will start next to Dillon on the outside of tonight’s race. Sauter missed the pole by a mere .003 seconds, his lap being 175.160 mph.

Row 2 will feature a pair of Toyota Tundras: Mike Skinner’s No. 5 International Trucks entry will start from third after a lap of 175.103 mph. Skinner will be flanked by Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Dollar General Kyle Busch Motorsports Tundra, which ran 174.882 mph.

Busch will be going for his third consecutive Truck Series victory and his fifth in a row in one of NASCAR’s top three series.

Aric Almirola, in the No. 51 Graceway Pharmaceuticals Toyota that Busch used to drive, will start fifth. On the outside of Row 3 will be the No. 90 Dave Dayton’s Racers Auction & Trade Show Toyota of Donny Lia.

Justin Lofton, Ron Hornaday Jr., Ricky Carmichael and Matt Crafton completed the top 10. Series points leader Todd Bodine, who usually excels at 1.5-mile tracks, was 14th.

SPEED’s coverage of tonight’s festivities begin with qualifying at 6 p.m. and continue with the “NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Setup” at 7:30 p.m.

Tonight’s race will be the 18th of 25 on the 2010 Truck Series schedule and the last of nine consecutive races for the series. Bodine has a 236-point lead over Almirola, with Sauter third, 303 points back.

LINK > QUALIFYING RESULTS: BUILT FORD TOUGH 225 - KENTUCKY SPEEDWAYPDF > STARTING LINEUP BY ROW: BUILT FORD TOUGH 225 - KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY

Tom Jensen is the Editor in Chief of SPEED.com, Senior NASCAR Editor at RACER and a contributing Editor for TruckSeries.com. You can follow him online at twitter.com/tomjensen100 and e-mail him at Jensen is the author of “Cheating: The Bad Things Good NASCAR Nextel Cup Racers Do In Pursuit of Speed,” and has appeared on numerous television and radio shows. Jensen is the past President of the National Motorsports Press Association and an NMPA Writer of the Year.