Buescher takes pole for Texas truck race

Texas-native James Buescher claimed the pole for the WinStar World Casino 350k Camping World Truck Series race after topping points leader Austin Dillon in Thursday's qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway.

Buescher, who hails from nearby Plano, TX, turned a lap at 181.062 mph around the fast 1.5-mile track for his third career pole in the series. His maiden pole came at Texas in June. Buescher has yet to win a truck race.

Dillon will start alongside Buescher on the front row after posting a lap at 180.783 mph.

Blake Feese qualified third, while Sprint Cup Series regular Kyle Busch took the fourth spot. Busch has won the last two fall truck races at Texas.

Ricky Carmichael and Justin Lofton will start from row three, followed by Nelson Piquet Jr. and Ty Dillon, who is Austin's younger brother, in row four.

Ron Hornaday Jr. and his team owner, Kevin Harvick, will occupy the fifth row. Hornaday won this year's spring race here.

Dillon presently holds an 11-point advantage over Buescher. Hornaday and Johnny Sauter are both 15 points behind the leader. Sauter qualified 12th.

Tim Andrews, Norm Benning and Derek White failed to qualify.

Friday's 147-lap truck race at Texas is scheduled to start just after 8:00 p.m. (et).