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QUALIFYING: Eggleston Earns Third Pole

Takes Coors Light Award For K&N Pro West At Evergreen

August 12, 2017 - 7:34pm

MONROE, Wash. -- Chris Eggleston is likely hoping that form holds Saturday.

The 28-year-old from Erie, Colorado, won his third Coors Light Pole Award of the 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season in qualifying for the NAPA Auto Parts 150 presented by Toyota. Eggleston lapped the .375-mile oval in his No. 99 NAPA Filters Toyota in 23.260 seconds (99.983 mph). The first two races this season Eggleston won the pole -- California's Orange Show Speedway and his home track, Colorado National Speedway -- he went on to win the race.

There's another pattern working in his favor: He finished third at Evergreen in 2015 and second there last year. He heads into Saturday night looking for his fourth win of the year and trailing Bill McAnally Racing teammate Todd Gilliland by 18 points.

A trio of rookies -- local driver Tayler Riddle, BMR's Derek Kraus and Will Rodgers -- qualified second through fourth.

Riddle, from Naches, Washington, won Evergreen's Summer Showdown super late model showcase in 2016. He qualified in 23.384 (99.453) Saturday night. Kraus, who was fastest in practice, had a qualifying lap of 23.550 (98.752).

Nicole Behar bounced back from a practice crash to qualify fifth.

Kody Vanderwal was sixth, followed by Ron Norman, Michael Self, Gilliland and Matt Levin. Gilliland is the defending race winner.

The NAPA Auto Parts 150 presented by Toyota is scheduled for 6 p.m. PT.