Starr wins Fontana pole

Fontana, CA--Las Vegas winner David Starr was the fastest on Friday and won the pole for Sunday's race at the California Speedway. Starr turned his fast lap in 40.944 seconds, a fast speed of 175.850 mph. After leading the points early in the ...

Fontana, CA--Las Vegas winner David Starr was the fastest on Friday and won the pole for Sunday's race at the California Speedway. Starr turned his fast lap in 40.944 seconds, a fast speed of 175.850 mph. After leading the points early in the season, Starr has fallen back to fourth but holds an impressive total of 15 top-10s.

Starr's #75 Spears' Chevrolet will roll off of the grid on the inside of row one while the # 20 driven by Joe Gibbs Racing driver Coy Gibbs, will start on the outside. Gibbs' continues to have a steady season as he sits 10th in the points. He stays on the hot streak and knocked off his fast lap around the Fontana track at 175.824 mph.

Bill Lester was the highest qualifying rookie and will roll his Dodge off of the grid in fourth. Current points leader Mike Bliss will close out the top five starters.

Robert Pressley, Ryan Hemphill, Travis Kvapil and Jason Leffler will line up sixth through eighth. Leffler has come close to a victory numerous times this year but fallen short. He has been able to notch up 13 top-10 finishes.

Top Raybestos Rookie of the Year contender, Brendan Gaughan will start ninth and Bliss' point rival, Rick Crawford closes out the top-10.

With only three races remaining in the season, Crawford is running out of time to make his charge towards victory number one. Bliss on the other hand, has five wins under his belt and holds an 85 point lead over Crawford.

The sad news of the day was the injury sustained by Ryan Hempill when he hit the wall during the final practice session immediately following qualifying. Hempill qualified the No. 4 Bobby Hamilton Racing Dodge Ram sixth. The injury will sideline him for Saturday's race. Replacement driver as yet to be named.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Jason Leffler , David Starr , Robert Pressley , Coy Gibbs , Rick Crawford , Bill Lester , Brendan Gaughan , Mike Bliss , Ryan Hemphill , Travis Kvapil
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing