Dillon Takes Charlotte Truck Series Pole

Austin Dillon
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie Ty Dillon scored his first career series pole in Friday's qualifying for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, making his first series start at the track where is legendary grandfather and car owner Richard Childress has scored eight NASCAR victories.

Dillon was the last of the 41 qualifiers to take to the track and knocked Justin Lofton off the top spot with a lap of 181.616 mph in the no. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet for his first pole in just his seventh series start.

"We've been really fast all day and I knew we had a really good shot at the pole," said Dillon. "This is so awesome, to get my first pole at Charlotte, the track I've grown up at. I've seen every single race here since I've been alive, it seems like."

Lofton will start second with a lap of 181.500 mph, followed by Joey Coulter, Timothy Peters and Jason Leffler.

Four drivers failed to make the field for the event, including Johnny Chapman, Jeff Agnew, Norm Benning, B.J. McLeod and Wes Burton.
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