Matt Crafton is tonight’s Keystone Light Pole Winner at Las Vegas

untitledThe defending 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) champion, Matt Crafton – with a qualifying lap speed of 176.396 MPH – captured the pole for this evening’s Rhino Linings 350(k) at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS).

This was Crafton’s second series pole and 14th top-10 start of the 2015 season, his ninth series career pole in 356 races and his first series pole in 15 races at LVMS.

John Wes Townley, with a qualifying lap speed of 175.758 MPH, will start on the outside pole, while series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Brandon Jones (175.678 MPH) starting third, Timothy Peters (175.490) fourth and Christopher Bell (175.308) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be ROTY contenders Cameron Hayley (175.234 MPH) and Austin Theriault (175.160) starting from sixth and seventh respectively, Mason Mingus (175.012) eighth, Ben Kennedy (174.961) ninth and ROTY contender Spencer Gallagher (174.808) qualified in 10th.

With only 32 drivers attempting to fill the 32-truck field, there was no one failing to make the race and going home.

The 19th annual Rhino Linings 350(k) is scheduled to get underway around 10:20 p.m. (ET) tonight on FOX Sports 1.

Rhino Lining 350 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Gap
1 88 Matt Crafton 30.671 30.613 Leader
2 05 John Wes Townley 30.781 30.724 -0.111
3 33 Brandon Jones # 30.688 30.738 -0.014
4 17 Timothy Peters 30.782 30.771 -0.033
5 54 Christopher Bell 30.859 30.803 -0.032
6 13 Cameron Hayley # 30.832 30.816 -0.013
7 29 Austin Theriault # 30.740 30.829 -0.013
8 15 Mason Mingus 30.887 30.855 -0.026
9 11 Ben Kennedy 30.853 30.864 -0.009
10 23 Spencer Gallagher # 30.782 30.891 -0.027
11 14 Daniel Hemric # 30.815 30.905 -0.014
12 19 Tyler Reddick 30.889 30.905 0.000
13 98 Johnny Sauter 30.912 Eliminated -0.023
14 21 Brennan Poole (i) 30.938 Eliminated -0.026
15 4 Erik Jones # 30.940 Eliminated -0.002
16 8 John H. Nemechek # 30.956 Eliminated -0.016
17 31 Travis Pastrana 30.979 Eliminated -0.023
18 51 Matt Tifft 31.003 Eliminated -0.024
19 16 Chad Boat 31.004 Eliminated -0.001
20 02 Tyler Young 31.055 Eliminated -0.051
21 1 Travis Kvapil 31.323 Eliminated -0.268
22 07 Ray Black Jr. # 31.448 Eliminated -0.125
23 36 Justin Jennings 31.636 Eliminated -0.188
24 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 31.637 Eliminated -0.001
25 45 BJ McLeod 32.025 Eliminated -0.388
26 08 Korbin Forrester # 32.037 Eliminated -0.012
27 74 Jordan Anderson 32.073 Eliminated -0.036
28 0 Caleb Roark 32.534 Eliminated -0.461
29 94 Wayne Edwards 32.964 Eliminated -0.430
30 63 Akinori Ogata 33.079 Eliminated -0.115
31 50 Tyler Tanner 33.362 Eliminated -0.283
32 6 Norm Benning 33.659 Eliminated -0.297

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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