Matt Crafton on Atlanta Truck Series Pole

Matt Crafton
Pete McCole/AR1.com

Matt Crafton will lead the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field to the green flag in Saturday’s Great Clips 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway after taking the pole in the morning qualifying session.

Crafton finished fourth on the opening round of qualifying behind Christopher Bell and wasted little time jumping to the top of the speed charts in the second round, knocking Cameron Hayley from the pole with a speed of 179.790 mph.

It was Crafton’s first career truck series pole at Atlanta and 12th of his career.

Jon Wes Townley and Grant Enfinger took a shot in the waning moments of the final qualifying session, but came up short with Townley taking second at 179.685 mph. Enfinger, looking to scored his second pole in two weeks, settled for third at a speed of 179.662 mph. Bell (179.371) was fourth, followed by Hayley (178.758).

Five trucks failed to make the field: Timothy Viens, Norm Benning, Ryan Ellis, Korbin Forrister and Jordan Anderson

Qualifying Results

Pos. # Driver Make Sponsor Speed Time Behind
1 88 Matt Crafton Toyota Hormel/Menards 179.790 30.836 Leader
2 05 John Wes Townley Chevy ESPFANCLUB.org
179.685 30.854 –0.018
3 4 Christopher Bell Toyota JBL 179.662 30.858 –0.022
4 33 Grant Enfinger Chevy Alamo Rent A Car 179.371 30.908 –0.072
5 13 Cameron Hayley Toyota Cabinets by Hayley 178.758 31.014 –0.178
6 00 Cole Custer Chevy Haas Automation 178.631 31.036 –0.200
7 41 Ben Rhodes Toyota Alpha Energy Solutions
178.447 31.068 –0.232
8 81 Ryan Truex Toyota Aisin 178.430 31.071 –0.235
9 19 Daniel Hemric Ford California Clean Power 178.361 31.083 –0.247
10 11 Ben Kennedy Toyota Jacob Companies 178.327 31.089 –0.253
11 23 Spencer Gallagher Chevy Alamo Rent A Car 178.080 31.132 –0.296
12 17 Timothy Peters Toyota Red Horse Racing 177.641 31.209 –0.373
13 51 Daniel Suarez Toyota Arris 177.408 31.250 –0.414
14 32 Justin Marks Chevy Katerra 177.340 31.262 –0.426
15 9 William Byron Toyota Liberty University 177.323 31.265 –0.429
16 21 Johnny Sauter Chevy Allegiant Travel 177.198 31.287 –0.451
17 92 Parker Kligerman Ford Blacks Tire & Wheel 177.028 31.317 –0.481
18 8 John Hunter Nemechek Chevy TBA 176.724 31.371 –0.535
19 63 Garrett Smithley Chevy Instalco 176.493 31.412 –0.576
20 22 Austin Wayne Self Toyota AM Technical Solutions 176.347 31.438 –0.602
21 29 Tyler Reddick Ford Cooper Standard 176.341 31.439 –0.603
22 02 Tyler Young Chevy Randco 175.844 31.528 –0.692
23 20 Austin Hill Ford Arco Design &Build 175.743 31.546 –0.710
24 86 Brandon Brown Chevy NcaseIt 175.738 31.547 –0.711
25 75 Caleb Holman Chevy Food Country USA 175.604 31.571 –0.735
26 07 J.J. Yeley Chevy Engine Parts Plus 175.343 31.618 –0.782
27 98 Rico Abreu Toyota Safelite/CURB Records
175.083 31.665 –0.829
28 44 Tommy Joe Martins Chevy ClikIt.Tv 174.724 31.730 –0.894
29 1 Travis Kvapil Chevy CorvetteParts.net 174.367 31.795 –0.959
30 49 Timmy Hill Chevy Dirt And Rock 173.630 31.930 –1.094
31 71 Carlos Contreras Chevy Racetrac Convenience Stores 173.521 31.950 –1.114
32 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Chevy WestsideVapor.com 0.000 0.000 -30.836


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