Friday, April 5, 2013

NCWTS Pole Report: Jeb Burton wins first career pole at Martinsville


It runs in the family. Jeb Burton won his first Camping World Truck Series pole for Saturday's Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway. Jeb, 20, is the son of Ward Burton and the nephew of Jeff Burton. He will be making his seventh series start.

Burton's blistering lap of 96.666 mph (19.589 seconds) shattered the track qualifying record and sealed the deal by more than a 1-second margin over second-place Darrell Wallace Jr.

In another racing family, Chase Elliott, son of Bill Elliott, will start 8th in his series debut.

Saturday's race is just the second of the Truck Series season, as the series has been on a break since the Feb. 22 Daytona race.

Daytona truck race winner Johnny Sauter will start fourth.

The Kroger 250 will air live at 1:30 p.m. ET Saturday on SPEED. Pre-race coverage starts at 1 p.m. ET.

Starting lineup:
1. Jeb Burton
2. Darrell Wallace Jr.
3. Timothy Peters
4. Johnny Sauter
5. German Quiroga Jr.
6. Ty Dillon
7. Matt Crafton
8. Chase Elliott
9. Ron Hornaday Jr.
10. Brennan Newberry
11. Brendan Gaughan
12. Miguel Paludo
13. Nelson Piquet Jr.
14. Ryan Blaney
15. Joey Coulter
16. Kevin Harvick
17. John Wes Townley
18. Max Gresham
19. Erik Jones
20. James Buescher
21. Ryan Silas
22. David Starr
23. Todd Bodine
24. Caleb Holman
25. Ross Chastain
26. Devin Jones
27. Jeff Agnew
28. Dakoda Armstrong
29. Ryan Sieg
30. Scott Riggs
31. Grant Galloway
32. Kenny Habul
33. Robert Bruce
34. Norm Benning
35. Jennifer Jo Cobb
36. Tim George Jr.

Did Not Qualify: Jonathan Davenport, Clay Greenfield

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