TRUCKS: Dillon On Charlotte Pole

Ty Dillon won the pole for tonight’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It was the first career pole for Dillon, grandson of team owner Richard Childress.

Dillon, the last driver to qualify, blistered the track at 181.616 miles per hour to put the No. 3 RCR Chevy on the pole ahead of Justin Lofton, who had a lap of 181.500 mph in the No. 6 Eddie Sharp Racing Chevrolet.

Right behind Lofton was Joey Coulter, 180.699 mph in the No. 22 RCR Chevy. Then it was points leader Timothy Peters’ Red Horse Racing Toyota rounding out the second row. Peters’ lap was 180.560 mph.

On Row 3, Jason Leffler qualified at 180.048 mph in the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota. He was followed by the No. 88 ThorSport Racing Chevrolet of Matt Crafton, who qualified at 179.856 mph.

Rounding out the top 10 were Jason White, Brad Keselowski, James Buescher and Brendan Gaughan.

SPEED’s race coverage starts at 7:30 p.m. with The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Setup, followed by the race at 8 p.m.

After four races this season, Peters leads Buescher by 4 points and Lofton by 11.

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