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Tyler Reddick earns first NASCAR Truck pole since 2014 at Bristol

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Buckle Up In Your Truck 225

SPARTA, KY - JULY 07: Tyler Reddick, driver of the #29 Cooper Standard Ford, is introduced prior to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway on July 7, 2016 in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

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Tyler Reddick claimed the pole for the Camping World Truck Series’ UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. With a speed of 128.917 mph, Reddick earned his third career Truck pole and his first since two at Talladega and Texas Motor Speedway in 2014.

The top five was filled out by Daniel Suarez, Cameron Hayley, Ben Rhodes and Christopher Bell.

Reddick will start in the top five for the sixth time this season and the fourth race in a row. It’s his first pole in 37 races.

“Trust me, I haven’t forgotten it’s been that long either,” Reddick told Fox Sports 2. “We’ve really been trying to fight to get better qualifying speeds ... fortunately tonight, we’ll be starting P1, now we don’t have to worry about too much.”

Reddick will be seeking to give Brad Keselowski Racing its first win of the season and its third Bristol win in as many years.

Jesse Little will start 11th for his second best career Truck start.

Among those advancing to the third round was Matt Crafton, John Hunter Nemechek, Spencer Gallagher, Ben Kennedy and Rico Abreu.

Austin Cindric, attempting to qualify for his third career truck race, spun in Turn 1 with 14 minutes and 19 second left in the first round to bring out the red flag.

Cindric returned to the track and right after putting up the 23rd fastest speed, spun again in Turn 1, barely avoiding hitting the wall. Cindric managed to not drop lower than 27th, otherwise he wouldn’t make the field.

In round two, rookie Rico Abreu got loose and spun in Turn 2, backing into the outside wall and sending Abreu to a backup truck.

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