TRUCKS: Lofton Wins Chicagoland Pole

The top three drivers in the Camping World Truck Series point standings posted three of the top four speeds in Saturday afternoon qualifying for Saturday night’s American Ethanol 225 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Justin Lofton, who is second in points, won the pole with a speed of 174.154 miles per hour – the only driver over the 174 mark.

Joey Coulter was second at 173.997.

Ty Dillon, third in points, qualified third. Timothy Peters, the point leader, qualified fourth, although he will start the race from the rear of the field after an engine change.

Jason Leffler qualified fifth.

In the second five were Brendan Gaughan, Todd Bodine, Cale Gale, Matt Crafton and Miguel Paludo.

The 150-lap race, scheduled for an 8 p.m. (ET) start, will be televised by SPEED beginning with the 7:30 p.m. Setup show.

Mike Hembree is NASCAR Editor for and has been covering motorsports for 30 years. He is a six-time winner of the National Motorsports Press Association Writer of the Year Award.