Phoenix: Steve Portenga qualifying summary

Portenga 22nd in Phoenix Truck lineup. AVONDALE, Ariz. - Steve Portenga will start 22nd in the Silverado 150 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) race at the Phoenix International Raceway Friday, November 8. Portenga earned the position in ...

Portenga 22nd in Phoenix Truck lineup.

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Steve Portenga will start 22nd in the Silverado 150 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) race at the Phoenix International Raceway Friday, November 8. Portenga earned the position in qualifying for the race held Thursday, November 7.

"Unless you're on the pole, you always want to be further up front," Portenga said. "I'm not happy with 22nd, but I know we can race from there. We know this track. We like this track. I'm confident we can finish in the top-15 tomorrow."

Portenga's fastest-lap around the one-mile oval was 28.745 seconds (125.239 miles per hour). Rick Crawford won the pole (28.053/128.329).

The Silverado 150 is slated to start at 3 p.m. EST/noon PST Friday, November 7. The race will be telecast live on ESPN and broadcast on the radio affiliates of the Motor Racing Network (MRN).

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Rick Crawford , Steve Portenga