Coulter claims truck pole at Las Vegas


When the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series takes the green flag on Saturday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Smith’s 350, it will be led to green by Joey Coulter, who turned a lap of 30.572 seconds during pole qualifying on Friday night to claim the first starting spot.

It’s Coulter’s third pole start of the season, the most of any driver in the Truck Series in 2012.

Timothy Peters will join Coulter on the front row with a qualifying time of 30.707 seconds for his first top-10 sart at LVMS.

David Mayhew, driving the No. 18 of Kyle Busch Motorsports and Matt Crafton claimed second-row starting spots by qualifying third and fourth.

Fifth through 10th in qualifying on Friday were Ty Dillon, Brendan Gaughan, Miguel Paludo, Justin Lofton, Grant Enfinger and Todd Bodone. Gaughan is behind the wheel of the No. 2 as a teammate to Coulter and Dillon this weekend. Enfinger is piloting the No. 29 entry of Brad Keselowski Racing.

The Camping World Truck Series will be two trucks shy of a full field of 36 on Saturday night, as only 34 drivers made qualifying attempts.

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