May 9, 2014, 6:08 PM EST
Kyle Busch will start Friday night’s SFP 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway from the pole.
Busch was the No. 1 qualifier with a field-best run around the 1.5-mile track at 178.921 mph (at 30.181 seconds).
Ryan Blaney, who hopped out of his truck after qualifying and climbed into his Sprint Cup car to attempt to qualify for his first career Cup race, will start the Trucks race on the outside pole (178.873 mph).
Two incidents of note occurred during the overall qualifying period.
In the first session, Ben Kennedy lost control of his truck and hit the outside retaining wall, first with the rear and then the front of his truck.
“I don’t really know,” Kennedy said. “I knew we had a free setup the first couple laps, but I didn’t think it would be that free. I just drove it into (Turn 1) and I don’t really know what happened, the truck just broke loose. I saved it for a second and then by that time, I tried to keep it out of the wall, but unfortunately I hit it.”
Kennedy’s team went to its backup truck for Friday night’s race. As a result, he’ll start from the back of the pack when the green flag falls.
During the second session, smoke poured from under the truck of Darryl “Bubba” Wallace Jr.
According to a report on Fox Sports 1, the fan inside the motor compartment came loose and damaged the oil cooling line.
The team was attempting to determine whether the damage can be repaired or whether Wallace will also have to go to a backup truck, but a subsequent Fox Sports 1 report indicated Wallace will start from the rear of the field due to an engine change.
Here’s the starting lineup for Friday night’s SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway:
Row 1 Kyle Busch, Ryan Blaney
Row 12 Todd Shafer, T.J. Bell
Row 13 Charles Lewandoski, Justin Jennings
Row 14 Jennifer Jo Cobb, Ryan Ellis
Row 15 Norm Benning, Ben Kennedy (will start from rear of field due to going to backup truck)
Row 16 Scott Stenzel
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