All Penske front row for Kentucky 300

Penske Racing sweeps the front row for Saturday’s Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Series points leader, Sam Hornish, secured his third pole of the season with a fast lap of 179.235 mph in the No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts Ford.

Hornish was followed by his teammate and Camping World Truck Series regular, Ryan Blaney. Blaney turned a lap of 178.159 mph in the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford that has had a multitude of Penske drivers this season. Though Hornish leads the driver’s standings, the No.22 car is currently leading the owner’s standings by 13 points over the No.54 car fielded by Joe Gibbs Racing.

Richard Childress Racing took row two with drivers Austin Dillon and Brian Scott. Dillon turned in a lap of 178.042 mph and will start third. Scott rolls off fourth on Saturday night after posting a lap of 177.702 mph.

Another Truck Series regular, Matt Crafton, will start fifth in a third Richard Childress Racing entry. Crafton is returning to the site of his first career Nationwide Series starts where he finished third. Saturday’s race will be the third career Nationwide Series start for the Camping World Truck Series points leader.

Other notables:

  • Drew Herring will start seventh in the JGR No. 54 that Kyle Busch has driven to ten wins this season.
  • Justin Allgaier will start ninth in the No. 31 Brandt Chevy
  • Brian Vickers will take the green in tenth driving the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota
  • Championship contenders Elliott Sadler and Regan Smith will start 12th and 14th respectively

Sam Hornish will try to stretch his points lead as we head into the home stretch of the season.

The Kentucky 300 starts at 7:30pm local time on Saturday.

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