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Todd Gilliland Wins Martinsville Truck Pole

Todd Gilliland‘s quest to score his first career Camping World Truck Series win got a little closer. The rookie driver turned a lap of 95.113 miles per hour in Truck qualifying at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday morning (Oct. 27) to win his first career pole award.

Gilliland’s Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Harrison Burton (94.656 mph) and Noah Gragson (94.618 mph) qualified in second and third to make it a KBM 1-2-3.

“It’s about ‘effin’ time,” Kyle Busch said. “I’ve got four here, so one of them screwed up.”

Christian Eckes (92.783 mph), the fourth KBM driver, qualified 12th.

Ben Rhodes (94.590 mph) and Kyle Benjamin (94.453 mph) qualified fourth and fifth. Grant Enfinger (94.430 mph), Austin Hill (94.383 mph), Johnny Sauter 94.326 mph), Timothy Peters (94.143 mph) and Matt Crafton (94.059 mph) rounded out the top 10.

The session was briefly red flagged when Landon Huffman spun out right in front of DJ Kennington, damaging both trucks. Kennington still managed to qualify 24th, but Huffman was unable to turn a lap and failed to qualify for the race.

Norm Benning and Ray Ciccarelli also didn’t qualify.

Texas Roadhouse 200 Qualifying Results

The green flag for the Texas Roadhouse 200 waives at 1:16 p.m. EST on Saturday afternoon. FS1 and MRN will broadcast the race.

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Michael Massie joined Frontstretch in 2017 and has served as the Content Director since 2020. Massie, a Richmond, Va., native, has covered NASCAR, IndyCar, SRX and the CARS Tour. Outside of motorsports, the Virginia Tech grad and Green Bay Packers minority owner can be seen cheering on his beloved Hokies and Packers.

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