Fontana: Matt Crafton qualifying notes

FONTANA, Calif. - Matt Crafton qualified 11th for the American Racing Wheels 200 NASCAR Truck Series race at the California Speedway Friday, September 19. Brendan Gaughan won the pole for the event to be held Saturday, September 20. Crafton's...

FONTANA, Calif. - Matt Crafton qualified 11th for the American Racing Wheels 200 NASCAR Truck Series race at the California Speedway Friday, September 19. Brendan Gaughan won the pole for the event to be held Saturday, September 20.

Crafton's fastest lap in the Menards/Enzyme Magic Chevrolet was 42.216 seconds (170.551 miles per hour). Gaughan's pole effort was 41.447/173.716.

"We gained about two-and-half-tenths (of a second) better than we practiced, so we're pretty happy with it," Crafton said. "Got pretty loose off four. Might have been able to get another tenth, a tenth-and-a-half without that, but we'll take it."

The performance marks the 18th consecutive race in which Crafton has qualified in the top-10. It's his best qualifying effort in four starts at the California track. He has two top-10 finishes in his three previous races at the two-mile oval.

The American Racing Wheels 200 is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. EDT/1 p.m. PDT Saturday, September 20. The race is slated for telecast on SpeedChannel and broadcast on the radio affiliates of the Motor Racing Network.

-tsr-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Matt Crafton , Brendan Gaughan