NASCAR canceled Camping World Truck Series qualifying on Friday due to rain falling on the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway. NASCAR will set the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 starting grid by practice speeds in yesterday’s final practice session.
William Byron will start on the pole behind the wheel of his No. 9 Liberty University Toyota Tundra. Byron posted the fastest speed in the final minutes of yesterday’s final practice session. The North Carolina native will start on the front row for the third time of his career in the series and will look to score his second career victory.
Starting beside Byron will be Spencer Gallagher in the No. 23 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet for GMS Racing. Gallagher will start on the front row for the second time of his Camping World Truck Series career. The young driver is still looking for his first career NASCAR win.
Ben Kennedy, a teammate to Gallagher, will start the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 in third. Kennedy will make his 56th career Camping World Truck Series start at Charlotte this weekend and also looks to capture his first victory in the series. His best finish of the season came two weekends ago at Kansas Speedway.
Matt Crafton, who scored the victory last weekend at Dover International Speedway, will have some work to do when the field goes green. Crafton will start the race in 17th in his Damp Rid/Menards Toyota Tundra for ThorSport Motorsports. He enters the weekend looking to become the first driver with multiple wins in 2016.
A total of 36 drivers appeared on the entry list for this weekend’s race. The four drivers going home will be Austin Theriault, Caleb Holman, Jesse Little and Austin Hill.
The North Carolina Education Lottery 200 will be shown on FOX Sports 1, MRN and SiriusXM on Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET. weather permitting.