Matt Crafton Will Start From The Pole In Texas

By Toby Christie (Originally appeared on

Fort Worth, TEXAS — Matt Crafton and Elliott Sadler were the fastest two in Camping World Truck Series final practice, and guess what? They backed it up in qualifying for Friday night’s Winstar Casino 350K.

Crafton laid down a lap of 180.216 mph which was fast enough to secure his first pole of the 2010 season.

Sadler just failed cracking the 180 mph barrier in Kevin Harvick’s no. 2 truck, and he was followed by Kyle Busch, Ron Hornaday and Todd Bodine.

Bodine of course has six wins here at Texas Motor Speedway in his Camping World Truck Series career, and he is the current points leader. So needless to say the onion is one to watch.

Austin Dillon very well may be another to watch as well starting from the sixth position. It was this track earlier in the season that Dillon got his first career pole. He has also been among the fastest all day Thursday.

Three pleasant surprises filled out the top-ten starters for Friday’s race. Miguel Paludo, Johanna Long, and Bobby Hamilton Jr. will roll off eighth, ninth, and tenth.

37 trucks were vying for the 36 starting spots so unfortunately someone had to go home… That person was Chris Lafferty.

Author: Toby Christie

Toby is the Editor of and Social Media Director of all things @TheFinalLap. He is the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly radio show and podcast, and he is the writer and co-host of the Racing Legends podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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