FORT WORTH, Texas (November 1, 2013) – Rookie Jeb Burton captured the pole position for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series WinStar World Casino 400 during Friday’s Pinnacle Propane Qualifying Days at Texas Motor Speedway.
Burton (No. 4 Arrowhead Chevrolet) posted a lap of 181.129 miles per hour to earn his series-leading seventh pole of the season. It also is his third pole in his last five starts, dating to the run beginning at Chicago.
Burton will be looking for a season sweep at Texas, having won his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in June’s WinStar World Casino 400 at “The Great American Speedway!”
Burton led a sweep of the top six qualifying positions by Chevrolet and will be joined on the front row by Justin Lofton (No. 6 Lofton Cattle Chevrolet), who recorded a lap of 180.687 mph.
The duo is followed by Chevy-powered Ty Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet), Miguel Paludo (No. 32 Andersons Maple Syrup-Brookshires Food & Pharmacy Chevrolet), Max Gresham (No. 8 Leviton/Made In USA Chevrolet), defending NCWTS champion and Plano, Texas, native James Buescher (No. 31 Rheem Chevrolet) and Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet), respectively.
NCWTS championship leader Matt Crafton (No. 88 Fisher Nuts-MenardsToyota) qualified 14th at 179.390 mph. Other notables were Kyle Busch (No. 51 ToyotaCare Toyota) 11th, Brad Keselowski (No. 19 Draw-Tite Ford) 13th, and rookie Darrell Wallace (No. 54 Camping World/Good Sam Toyota) 17th.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to the track at 7:30 p.m. CT tonight for the WinStar World Casino 350 race (147 laps/220.5 miles).
Tickets for the WinStar World Casino 350 are available by visiting www.texasmotorspeedway.com or by calling the Texas Motor Speedway ticket office at (817) 215-8500.
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