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Daytona Truck starting lineup

The NASCAR Cup Series returns for the 2021 season with the 63rd running of the "Great American Race" at "The World Center of Racing."

Former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter won the pole for Friday night’s Truck season opener at Daytona International Speedway.

Sauter, who’s looking to rebound after failing to make the 2020 playoffs, posted a lap of 180.966 miles per hour in the No. 13 ThorSport Racing Toyota.

Truck Series starting lineup

Truck Series qualifying results

He’ll be joined on the front row by reigning Truck Series champion Sheldon Creed. Creed qualified second with a lap of 180.288 miles per hour in his No. 2 GMS Racing Chevrolet.

ThorSport and GMS drivers will also make up Row 2 on Friday night. ThorSport’s Grant Enfinger, winner of this race last February, qualified third (179.957 mph) and GMS’ Chase Purdy qualified fourth (179.946 mph).

GMS’ Raphael Lessard (179.752 mph) and Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Chandler Smith (179.644 mph) were fifth and sixth-fastest, respectively.

Rookie driver Hailie Deegan qualified ninth in her No. 1 David Gilliland Racing Ford (179.233 mph).

Friday night’s race is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on FS1.