Atlanta: GM Racing qualifying notes

All Silverado Front Row - Hornaday Wins Pole Hampton, GA - Three-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) champion Ron Hornaday, Jr., put his No. 33 Camping World Silverado on the pole for the American Commercial Lines 200 at Atlanta Motor ...

All Silverado Front Row - Hornaday Wins Pole

Hampton, GA - Three-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) champion Ron Hornaday, Jr., put his No. 33 Camping World Silverado on the pole for the American Commercial Lines 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) with a time of 31.577 seconds at 175.571 mph. It is Hornaday's 15th career NCTS pole and the second time the Palmdale, CA native captured the number one starting spot at AMS.

"A driver can take all the credit in the world, but it is Rick Ren (crew chief) and all these guys on the Camping World Chevrolet Silverado that have got to take and should have all the credit," said Hornaday. "Man, we unloaded good and it shows it. We were fast in practice and in qualifying.

"Mark Smith and all the guys in his shop are just doing an awesome job with these motors and everyone at Kevin Harvick, Inc. (KHI) are building great trucks. It is just an honor to drive their stuff and that is what it is all about.

"It is a long race, track position means a lot. We have the little Busch (Kyle) behind us so I am sure he is going to try and lead the first lap. It is just going to be an exciting race for the fans. We are just going to see what we have to do and make some changes on our Chevy Silverado. I know Rick is going to make the right calls so hopefully we will get this thing in victory lane here in Atlanta."

Chad McCumbee, No.8 Malcolmson Construction Silverado, matched his career-best qualifying effort and will line-up on the outside of the front row next to Hornaday.

Jack Sprague, No. 2 American Commercial Lines Chevrolet, will start fifth in the 130-lap/200-mile race.

A total of 13 Chevrolet Silverado drivers will start race number three of the 25-race NCTS season.

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Jack Sprague , Chad McCumbee