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QUALIFYING: Eggleston Leads Colorado Field

Third Career K&N West Coors Light Pole & Second Straight
By Davey Segal,
June 10, 2017 - 8:51pm

DACONO, Colo. -- Chris Eggleston sure does love some home cooking.

He's been fast all day at Colorado National Speedway, a mere eight miles down the road from where he grew up in Erie. He was quickest in both NASCAR K&N Pro Series West practice sessions and laid down the quickest lap in group qualifying, putting his No. 99 Platinum NAPA Filters Toyota on the Coors Light Pole.

It was his second straight pole and for the third time in his K&N Pro Series West career (State Line, 2016 and Orange Show, 2017).

The 28-year-old won the K&N Pro Series West's last event at Orange Show Speedway, leading from the pole. He also won this race one year ago and has two career K&N Pro Series West victories at the .375-mile asphalt oval, on top of his multiple Legends championships and super-late model feature wins at CNS.

Eggleston's lap of 79.065 mph (16.847 seconds) was the only circuit to eclipse the 79 mph mark in the session. His Bill McAnally Racing teammates of Derek Kraus and Todd Gilliland qualified second and third, respectively, with both laps coming less than four tenths of a second behind Eggleston's. Michael Self and Ron Norman will roll off fourth and fifth.

Julia Landauer, Blaine Perkins, Nicole Behar Will Rodgers and Todd Souza rounded out the top 10.

The NAPA Toyota 150 is scheduled to go green just past 8:30 p.m. MT from Colorado National Speedway.