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QUALIFYING: Gilliland Nets 5th Straight Pole

Breaks 35-year-old K&N West Record With Spokane Run
By Zach Catanzareti,
May 13, 2017 - 9:08pm

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Todd Gilliland had another record setting run Saturday in qualifying for the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Spokane County Raceway.

The 16-year-old from Sherrils Ford, North Carolina, earned his fifth straight 21 Means 21 Pole Award presented by Coors Brewing Co. He broke the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West record for most consecutive poles that he shared with Jim Insolo (1978) and Ron Eaton (1982).

Gilliland turned a lap of 18.481 seconds (97.397 mph) in the No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota around the half-mile oval. It's his 11th career pole in 20 series starts.

He was followed by his Bill McAnally Racing teammates Derek Kraus (18.536/97.108) and Chris Eggleston (18.605/96.748) in second and third, respectively.

Julia Landauer, who was the quickest driver of the two practice sessions earlier in the day, qualified fourth. Ron Norman rounded out the top five.

Michael Self was sixth quick followed by Garret Archer, Nicole Behar, Owen Riddle and Matt Levin.

The Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. PT.