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Noah Gragson capped off a dominating performance by Kyle Busch Motorsports Friday (May 4) to earn his first pole of 2018. His teammate Todd Gilliland turned the fastest lap in the first round while Gragson swept the second and final rounds. Defending race winner Johnny Sauter qualified second, his best career start at Dover.
In 18 truck races at Dover, the winner has come from the front row four times. Kyle Busch was the last driver to win the race from the pole back in 2014. Should Kyle Busch Motorsports secure the victory today, the organization will stand alone on the all-time wins list as an organization with four victories. Ultra Motorsports, the organization that is tied with KBM, won three straight from 2001 to 2003.
Todd Gilliland qualified his truck in third, his career-best start. Justin Haley will start fourth while Jesse Little rounds out the top five.
Parker Kligerman quietly earned a sixth-place starting spot while Stewart Friesen, Ben Rhodes, David Gilliland, Matt Crafton, Dalton Sargeant, and Brett Moffitt rounded out the top 12.
Grant Enfinger was the first driver to miss the final round of qualifying, he’ll start 13th.
Harrison Burton and Myatt Snider stole the show during the session. Snider had a handful in both the first and second rounds of qualifying while Burton straight up wrecked without wrecking. Burton dirt-tracked his No. 51 Toyota off of turn 4, but he kept at it and pointed the truck in the right direction. Burton was complaining of a tight truck early in the session. The team overcompensated and made him extremely loose.
Todd Peck failed to turn a lap during the session and will start the race from the 32nd position.
STARTING LINEUP FOR THE CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES JEGS 200
Originally, 34 trucks entered the JEGS 200. However, Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing’s No. 0 for Joey Gase and the No. 1 Chevrolet for TJL Motorsports both withdrew. As a result, no one failed to qualify for the race.
The JEGS 200 will follow Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying this evening with NASCAR RaceDay – CWTS Edition kicking off at 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1. The race then goes live on the same channel at 5 p.m. ET.
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