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Ben Rhodes Wins Pole for North Carolina Education Lottery 200

After a three-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series is back in action at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The starting lineup is set for Tuesday’s (May 26) North Carolina Education Lottery 200, and Ben Rhodes is on the pole.

The lineup was set on a random draw based on owners points, similar to that of the Xfinity and Cup series.

Rhodes’ No. 99 Ford will start alongside Tyler Ankrum’s No. 26 Chevrolet of GMS Racing.

Tanner Gray, driving the No. 15 truck for DGR-Crosley, will line up in third. Three-time Truck champion Matt Crafton will begin fourth. Hattori Racing Enterprises’ Austin Hill rounds out the top five starters.

Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Christian Eckes starts sixth, and Niece Motorsports’ Ty Majeski is in seventh. ThorSport Racing teammates Johnny Sauter and Grant Enfinger lineup eighth and ninth. Stewart Friesen’s No. 52 Toyota completes the top 10.

Cup Series regulars Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott and John Hunter Nemechek will start 16th, 26th and 38, respectively.

Truck Starting Lineup North Carolina Education Lottery 200

The North Carolina Education Lottery 200 is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26 at 8 p.m. ET and will air on Fox Sports 1.


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Joy Tomlinson

Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor and involved with photos, social media and news editing. A California native, Joy was raised watching motorsports and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

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