Matt Crafton fastest in Atlanta Camping World Truck Series qualifying

Matt CraftonTwo-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) champion, Matt Crafton – with a qualifying lap speed of 179.790 MPH – captured the pole for today’s NCWTS Great Clips 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS).

This was Crafton’s first series pole and second top-10 start of the 2016 season, his 12th series career pole in 363 races and his first pole in 15 races at AMS.

John Wes Townley will start on the outside pole in second with a qualifying lap speed of 179.685 MPH, while series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contenders, Christopher Bell (179.662 MPH) and Grant Enfinger (179.371) will start third and fourth respectively, and Cameron Hayley (178.758) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be ROTY contender, Cole Custer (178.631 MPH) starting sixth, ROTY contender Ben Rhodes (178.447) seventh, Ryan Truex (178.430) eighth, Daniel Hemric (178.361) ninth and Ben Kennedy (178.327) qualifying in 10th.

Failing to make the 32-truck starting lineup and heading home were Ryan Ellis, Norm Benning, Korbin Forrister, Jordan Anderson and Timothy Viens.

The 8th annual Great Clips 200 is slated to get started around 4:50 p.m. ET after the NXS Race today, and television coverage of the race will be provided by FOX Sports 1.

Great Clip 200 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Gap Behind
1 88 Matt Crafton 30.969 30.836 Leader Leader
2 05 John Wes Townley 30.947 30.854 -0.018 -0.018
3 4 Christopher Bell 30.817 30.858 -0.004 -0.022
4 33 Grant Enfinger # 30.883 30.908 -0.050 -0.072
5 13 Cameron Hayley 31.076 31.014 -0.106 -0.178
6 00 Cole Custer # 31.125 31.036 -0.022 -0.200
7 41 Ben Rhodes # 31.108 31.068 -0.032 -0.232
8 81 Ryan Truex 31.145 31.071 -0.003 -0.235
9 19 Daniel Hemric 31.107 31.083 -0.012 -0.247
10 11 Ben Kennedy 31.116 31.089 -0.006 -0.253
11 23 Spencer Gallagher 31.174 31.132 -0.043 -0.296
12 17 Timothy Peters 31.227 31.209 -0.077 -0.373
13 51 Daniel Suarez (i) 31.250 Eliminated -0.023 -0.414
14 32 Justin Marks (i) 31.262 Eliminated -0.012 -0.426
15 9 William Byron # 31.265 Eliminated -0.003 -0.429
16 21 Johnny Sauter 31.287 Eliminated -0.022 -0.451
17 92 Parker Kligerman 31.317 Eliminated -0.030 -0.481
18 8 John Hunter Nemechek 31.371 Eliminated -0.054 -0.535
19 63 Garrett Smithley 31.412 Eliminated -0.041 -0.576
20 22 Austin Self 31.438 Eliminated -0.026 -0.602
21 29 Tyler Reddick 31.439 Eliminated -0.001 -0.603
22 02 Tyler Young 31.528 Eliminated -0.089 -0.692
23 20 Austin Hill 31.546 Eliminated -0.018 -0.710
24 86 Brandon Brown 31.547 Eliminated -0.001 -0.711
25 75 Caleb Holman 31.571 Eliminated -0.024 -0.735
26 07 JJ Yeley (i) 31.618 Eliminated -0.047 -0.782
27 98 Rico Abreu # 31.665 Eliminated -0.047 -0.829
28 44 Tommy Joe Martins 31.730 Eliminated -0.065 -0.894
29 1 Travis Kvapil 31.795 Eliminated -0.065 -0.959
30 49 Timmy Hill 31.930 Eliminated -0.135 -1.094
31 71 Carlos Contreras 31.950 Eliminated -0.020 -1.114
32 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 0.000 Eliminated 31.950 30.836
33 66 Jordan Anderson 31.848 Eliminated -31.848 -1.012
34 59 Korbin Forrester 32.319 Eliminated -0.471 -1.483
35 6 Norm Benning 33.383 Eliminated -1.064 -2.547
36 74 Timothy Viens 0.000 Eliminated 33.383 30.836
37 50 Ryan Ellis (i) 0.000 Eliminated 0.000 30.836

# – Rookie
Red – Failed to Qualify
Orange – In On Owners Points
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

 

 

 

 

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