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Ty Majeski Wins Pole for Gateway Truck Race

Ty Majeski, who was the fastest driver in practice at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, continued that momentum into qualifying by putting his Ford F-150 on top of the pylon with a speed of 138.168 mph. This is Majeski’s first pole of the season. He was the only truck to break the 138-mph barrier, as his teammate Ben Rhodes completed the ThorSport Racing front row with a speed of 137.771 mph.

Two-time winner this season Christian Eckes clocked in third. Carson Hocevar, who will make his first career NASCAR Cup Series start this weekend at Gateway, qualified fourth, and Stewart Friesen, the fastest Toyota, completed the top five.

Zane Smith, Jake Garcia, Chase Purdy, Nick Sanchez and Grant Enfinger round out the top 10.

Jesse Love, who will make his first career start by filling in for the ill Corey Heim in the No. 11 Toyota Tundra, slotted himself in 20th position. Love was scheduled to drive the No. 1 entry for TRICON Garage and will be replaced by Toni Breidinger, who finished qualifying in 18th position.

Matt Crafton and Rajah Caruth did not make a lap for qualifying and will start at the tail of the field. They roll off 34th and 35th, respectively.

All 35 of the trucks that entered will compete in the race.

Gateway Truck Series Qualifying

The green flag flies for the Toyota 200 at WWTR Gateway on June 3 at 1:30 p.m. ET. FOX Sports 1 will provide broadcasting for Saturday’s race.

About the author

Wyatt Watson has been an avid fan of NASCAR since 2007 at the age of 8. He joined Frontstretch in February 2023 after serving in the United States Navy for five years as an Electronic Technician Navigation working on submarines. Wyatt writes breaking NASCAR news and contributes to columns such as Friday Faceoff and 2-Headed Monster. Wyatt also contributes to Frontstretch's social media and serves as an at-track reporter.

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