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NEWTON, Iowa – Cole Custer led a parade of youth in NASCAR K&N Pro Series qualifying Friday afternoon as he captured the 21 Means 21 presented by Coors Brewing Co. at Iowa Speedway.
Custer’s lap of 23.673 seconds (133.063 mph) around the .875-mile oval earned the 15-year-old his first pole award. He qualified second for June’s race at Iowa.
Four of the top five qualifiers for Friday night’s Pork Be Inspired 150 are all 17 and under. The second of two combination races between the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West and East is scheduled to take the green flag at 8 p.m. CT.
Cameron Hayley, 17, qualified second at 23.809 (132.303) and his Gene Price Motorports teammate Greg Pursley qualified third at 23.829 (132.192).
Jesse Little, 17, and Gray Gaulding, 15, rounded out the top five.
Brett Moffitt qualified sixth ahead of NASCAR K&N Pro Series East points leader Dylan Kwasniewski, David Mayhew, Ben Kennedy, and Kenzie Ruston.
Derek Thorn, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West points leader, qualified 24th, while Michael Self qualified 29th. Self was the overall winner of June’s race.