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Matt Crafton Scores Pole for Truck Series at Atlanta

After the NASCAR XFINITY Series concludes at Atlanta Motor Speedway this afternoon, the Camping World Truck Series will strap in for its own race, and Matt Crafton will have the best view in the house coming to the green flag.

Crafton won the pole for the Great Clips 200 at Atlanta this morning with a speed of 179.79 mph. It’s the first pole of the season for Crafton’s No. 88; Grant Enfinger won the pole for the season-opening race at Daytona last weekend.

Speaking of Enfinger, he’s not far behind. After winning two of the three Friday practice sessions, his No. 33 for GMS Racing will start fourth.

John Wes Townley will start on the outside pole in his No. 05, while Christopher Bell starts third for Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 4.

Cameron Hayley, Cole Custer, Ben Rhodes, Ryan Truex, Daniel Hemric and Ben Kennedy round out the top 10.

Five drivers failed to qualify for the 32-truck field: Korbin Forrister, Tim Viens, Norm Benning, Jordan Anderson and Ryan Ellis. The first three drive for teams that also missed Daytona.

Green flag for the Great Clips 200 is currently scheduled for 4:49 p.m. ET. It’ll be aired on Fox Sports 1.

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Rutherford is the managing editor of Frontstretch, a position he gained in 2015 after serving on the editing staff for two years. At his day job, he's a journalist covering music and rock charts at Billboard. He lives in New York City, but his heart is in Ohio -- you know, like that Hawthorne Heights song.

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