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Suarez grabs pole for Xfinity race at Kentucky

NASCAR XFINITY Series Lilly Diabetes 250 - Qualifying

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 25: Daniel Suarez, driver of the #18 ARRIS Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Daniel Suarez shot to the pole for tonight’s 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

Suarez nearly hit 180 mph, grabbing the top spot in the field with a speed of 179.856 mph.

Brian Scott was second-fastest (178.855), followed by Regan Smith (178.719), Ty Dillon (178.353), Ryan Blaney (177.895), Brendan Gaughan (177.760), Jeremy Clements (177.702), Chase Elliott (177.305), points leader Chris Buescher (177.101) and Drew Herring (177.072), who qualified for Erik Jones, who was in transit from New Hampshire to race tonight.

Also, Ryan Reed, who qualified 19th, won the ARCA race at Kentucky earlier in the afternoon.

Here’s how the qualifying session played out:

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