Skinner out front for Loudon trucks race

Updated: September 19, 2009, 1:19 PM ET
Associated Press

LOUDON, N.H. -- Mike Skinner has won the pole for the NASCAR Camping World Truck race at New Hampshire.

Skinner posted a lap of 127.992 mph to edge Kyle Busch for the top spot for Saturday afternoon's 200-lap event at the 1.058-mile oval.

The pole is the second for Skinner this season. He won from the pole two weeks ago at Iowa and is third in the season standings with seven races remaining.

Points leader Ron Hornaday will start third and is looking for his third straight victory at the 1.058-mile oval. Matt Crafton, who trails Hornaday by 197 points, starts eighth.

Cup regular Kevin Harvick will start fifth.


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