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Stewart Friesen wins Truck pole at Martinsville

by Amy Henderson
Saturday, March 23, 2019

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Stewart Friesen
Stewart Friesen
Stewart Friesen snatched the pole for Saturday‚Äôs TrueNorth Global 250 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway.  With a pole speed of 96.484 mph, he beat out Kyle Busch for the top spot.  Busch will start on the outside of the front row.  Todd Gilliland, Sheldon Creed and Brett Moffitt rounded out the top 5.

Others starting in the top 10 this afternoon include Matt Crafton, Raphael Lessard, Johnny Sauter, Austin Hill and Ross Chastain. 

Cup Series regulars Austin Dillon and Bubba Wallace will start 12th and 13th respectively.

In the first round, Busch topped the field with a speed of 95.840. The rest of the top 5 in the session included Sauter, Tyer Ankrum, Harrison Burton and Creed.

Moffitt bested the field in the second round, posting a lap speed of 96.112 mph to beat Busch, Chastain, Austin Hill and Creed in the top 5.

Martinsville always attracts a large field, and this week, six teams went home empty-handed as Codie Rohrbaugh, Juan Manuel Gonzalez, Ray Ciccarelli, Dawson Cram, Norm Benning and Tony Mrakovich failed to make the 32-truck field. Cram had enough speed to make the field in 32nd, but Travis Kvapil will make the race as a past champion, bumping Cram.

The race is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 2pm Eastern time.

Lineup

PosCarDriverTeamTimeSpeed
152Stewart FriesenHalmar International Chevrolet19.63096.465
251Kyle Busch(i)Cessna Toyota19.65096.366
34Todd GillilandMobil 1 Toyota19.67496.249
42Sheldon Creed #A.M.Ortega/RTL Chevrolet19.68496.200
524Brett MoffittWorx Garden & Power Tools Chevrolet19.68896.180
688Matt CraftonIdeal Door/Menards Ford19.69896.132
746Raphael LessardSpectra Premium Toyota19.70896.083
813Johnny SauterTenda Heal Ford19.72296.015
916Austin HillUnited Rentals Toyota19.81895.550
1045Ross Chastain(i)TruNorth/Paul Jr. Designs Chevrolet19.83595.468
1119Derek KrausENEOS/NAPA FILTERS Toyota19.87795.266
128Austin Dillon(i)Phone Skope Chevrolet19.89895.165
1322Bubba Wallace(i)GO TEXAN \ AM Technical Solutions19.79995.641
1417Tyler Ankrum #May's Hawaii Toyota19.80695.607
1527Myatt SniderTaxSlayer Ford19.80795.603
1699Ben RhodesCarolina Nut Ford19.80995.593
1712Gus Dean #OverkillRV.com Chevrolet19.83795.458
1818Harrison Burton #Safelite AutoGlass Toyota19.84595.420
1998Grant EnfingerCURB Records Ford19.87695.271
2002Tyler Dippel #Danda Concrete Contractors/Lobas19.87795.266
2154David GillilandFred's Toyota19.89795.170
2204Cory Roper2019 Preferred Industrial Contractors Inc. Ford19.97394.808
2356Timmy Hill(i)Southern Freight Services Chevrolet20.07494.331
2411Spencer DavisAll Pro Ford20.15193.971
2520Spencer BoydEZ Red Chevrolet20.10394.195
2692Austin TheriaultBTS Tire & Wheel Distributors Ford20.10794.176
2744Reid WilsonTruNorth/Paul Jr. Designs Chevrolet20.11894.125


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