NCWTS: John Wes Townley Scores Pole at Michigan
John Wes Townley will start on the pole at Michigan International Speedway in the Careers for Veterans 200. Townley turned a 39.195, 183.697 mph. around the two-mile oval to claim his second career pole in the series. His last pole came earlier in the year back in May at Kansas Speedway where he went on to finish 26th.
Townley enters the weekend looking to claim his second career Camping World Truck Series victory. His last win in the series came last October at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Georgia native missed two races due to concussion like symptoms and has been granted a waiver should he win a race before the start of the Chase.
Matt Crafton will start right beside Townley in the No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra. Crafton posted a 39.234, 183.514 mph. during his lap of qualifying in the final round. The California native enters the weekend with four top five and nine top 10 finishes through 13 races. Crafton will look to capture his third win of the year.
William Byron, the hottest driver in the Camping World Truck Series right now, will start the Careers for Veterans 200 in third. Byron posted a 39.296, 183.225 mph. lap in the final round of single truck qualifying. He enters the weekend looking to capture his sixth victory of 2016.
Last weekend’s runner-up finisher Brett Moffitt will start sixth. Moffitt enters the weekend looking to capture his first career NASCAR national series win in his sixth Camping World Truck Series start.
Ben Kennedy, last weekend’s race winner at Bristol, will start 12th when the Careers for Veteran’s 200 goes green. Kennedy enters the weekend with momentum and excitement after winning his first career NASCAR national series victory.
There were no incidents during the two rounds of single truck qualifying. There were also no DNQ’s as only 31 drivers appeared on the official entry list.
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