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Austin Hill Wins Pole for Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix

Austin Hill won the pole for Friday’s Lucas Oil 150 at ISM Raceway.

Hill was the third to last truck to turn a lap, and topped Stewart Friesen with a speed of 133.230 mph. The pole is Hill’s third pole of the season and his career.

Friesen will start on the front row alongside Hill after putting together a lap speed of 133.126 mph.

The top five is rounded out by Sheldon Creed, Ben Rhodes, and Ty Majeski. However, Majeski will have to start at the rear in his No. 44 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet after an engine change.

For the rest of the playoff drivers, Matt Crafton was the only other driver to qualify within the top 10 with a 10th-place effort. Brett Moffitt will start 12th, Ross Chastain 14th, and Tyler Ankrum was the lowest qualifying playoff driver with a 15th-place effort.

Harrison Burton’s engine shut off before he could complete a lap and will start at the rear after being quickest in one of the practice sessions.

Jennifer Jo Cobb and Jessie Little failed to qualify for tonight’s race.

Lucas Oil 150 Starting Lineup

The Lucas Oil 150 is the final race in the Round of 6 for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Currently, no drivers are locked into the Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway next weekend (November 15).

The race coverage begins tonight (November 8) at 8:30 p.m. ET on FS1.

About the author

Josh Roller is a 2019 graduate of the Sports Capital Journalism Program at IUPUI in Indianapolis. While in school, he covered the 2018 Indianapolis 500 and the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship. He was an extern for INDYCAR in 2019 and interned with Charlotte Motor Speedway's Communications Department in 2020. Besides writing the Xfinity Breakdown for Frontstretch, he also does a weekly podcast with a friend he met at the 2018 Indy 500, Rob Peeters, called the Racing with Rob and Roller podcast.

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