William Byron grabs pole position for Truck finale

Rookie William Byron wins his third pole of year as KBM still chases owner's championship.

After suffering the sting of falling out of the Chase for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship last week in Phoenix, rookie William Byron is showing the resiliency of a veteran.

Byron qualified on the pole for tonight’s season finale for the NCWTS for his third pole in 24 career starts. Byron finished with a fast time of 31.600 seconds (170.886 mph) and will be joined on the front row by Cole Custer.

“This is the truck we planned on bringing this weekend so everything was ready to go and we have a fast Toyota Tundra for this race,” Byron said. “We also looked at the owner’s points and we still have a chance there so we’re going to race as hard as we can for the win.”

Among the four drivers competing for the championship, two-time champion Matt Crafton was the highest Chase qualifier in fourth with Christopher Bell joining him in the top 10 in eighth.

Timothy Peters and Johnny Sauter are the final two qualifiers in the title hunt and they will start 13th and 19th, respectively.

1 9  William Byron  Toyota 31.600   170.886
2 00  Cole Custer  Chevrolet 31.616 0.016 170.800
3 24  Kyle Larson  Chevrolet 31.725 0.125 170.213
4 88  Matt Crafton  Toyota 31.812 0.212 169.747
5 23  Spencer Gallagher  Chevrolet 31.825 0.225 169.678
6 8  John Hunter Nemechek  Chevrolet 31.963 0.363 168.945
7 29  Tyler Reddick  Ford 31.990 0.390 168.803
8 4  Christopher Bell  Toyota 32.039 0.439 168.545
9 05 Boswell Brady  Chevrolet 32.148 0.548 167.973
10 18  Noah Gragson  Toyota 32.158 0.558 167.921

CLICK HERE for complete session results

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NASCAR Truck
Event Homestead
Track Homestead-Miami Speedway
Drivers Matt Crafton , Johnny Sauter , Timothy Peters , Christopher Bell , William Byron
Teams Kyle Busch Motorsports , Red Horse Racing , GMS Racing
Article type Qualifying report
Tags camping world truck series