Ben Rhodes beats Noah Gragson for CTMP Truck pole

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Ben Rhodes beats Noah Gragson for CTMP Truck pole
Aug 25, 2018, 11:39 PM

The 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs get underway this weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

For Rhodes, the fourth seed in the 2018 Playoffs, this marks his fifth career CWTS pole and his third of the 2018 season. His fast time of 1:30.465 was four tenths quicker than Gragson.

Myatt Snider clocked in third, Matt Crafton fourth and Timothy Peters fifth. Other title contenders outside the top-five: Johnny Sauter in sixth, Justin Haley eighth, Grant Enfinger 12th, Stewart Friesen 16th and Brett Moffitt 17th.

Round 1

The session went green in wet conditions and speeds were considerably off what would be expected in dry conditions. As the final minute counted down, Alex Tagliani found himself on the bubble spot, but he was able to jump up into the seventh position. 

Grant Enfinger was then put on the hot seat, but Canadian driver D.J. Kennington was unable to respond as time ran out.

In order from fastest to slowest, the following drivers advanced into the pole-deciding round: Matt Crafton, Gragson, Timothy Peters, Myatt Snider, Rhodes, John Hunter Nemechek, Tagliani, Sauter, Austin Hill, Justin Haley, Cody Coughlin, and Enfinger.

Take a virtual lap in a CWTS machine around the Mosport circuit, courtesy of NASCAR Heat 3: 

Cla # Driver 4506 Time Gap Mph
1 41 United States Ben Rhodes  Ford 90.465   97.854
2 18 United States Noah Gragson  Toyota 90.892 0.427 97.395
3 13 United States Myatt Snider  Ford 91.630 1.165 96.610
4 88 United States Matt Crafton  Ford 92.240 1.775 95.971
5 25 United States Timothy Peters  Chevrolet 92.505 2.040 95.696
6 21 United States Johnny Sauter  Chevrolet 92.641 2.176 95.556
7 8 United States John Hunter Nemechek  Chevrolet 92.774 2.309 95.419
8 24 United States Justin Haley  Chevrolet 93.286 2.821 94.895
9 02 United States Austin Hill  Chevrolet 93.310 2.845 94.871
10 12 Canada Alex Tagliani  Chevrolet 93.509 3.044 94.669
11 98 United States Grant Enfinger  Ford 93.940 3.475 94.235
12 2 United States Cody Coughlin  Chevrolet 94.211 3.746 93.964
13 49 Canada D.J. Kennington  Chevrolet 97.289 6.824 90.991
14 51 United States Harrison Burton  Toyota 97.505 7.040 90.789
15 4 United States Todd Gilliland  Toyota 97.627 7.162 90.676
16 52 United States Stewart Friesen  Chevrolet 97.683 7.218 90.624
17 16 United States Brett Moffitt  Toyota 97.861 7.396 90.459
18 22 United States Austin Wayne Self  Chevrolet 98.724 8.259 89.668
19 20 Max Tullman  Chevrolet 102.441 11.976 86.415
20 45 United States Justin Fontaine  Chevrolet 124.342 33.877 71.194
21 54 Bo Lemastus  Toyota 0.000   0.000
22 3 United States Jordan Anderson  Chevrolet 0.000   0.000
23 15 Wendell Chavous  Chevrolet 0.000   0.000
24 97 Roger Reuse  Chevrolet 0.000   0.000
25 6 United States Norm Benning  Chevrolet 0.000   0.000
26 10 United States Jennifer Jo Cobb  Chevrolet 0.000   0.000
27 33 Jason White  Chevrolet 0.000   0.000
28 50 United States Ray Ciccarelli  Chevrolet 0.000   0.000
29 87 United States Joe Nemechek  Chevrolet 0.000   0.000
30   Germany Justin Kunz  Chevrolet 0.000   0.000
31 34 United States Jesse Iwuji  Chevrolet 0.000   0.000
32 74 United States Mike Harmon  Chevrolet 0.000   0.000
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Series NASCAR Truck
Event Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
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