John Wes Townley charges to first Camping World Truck Series pole

By Amy Branch
Credit: Charlotte Bray for Skirts and Scuffs

John Wes Townley won the Keystone Light Pole Award for tonight's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas with a lap of 30.465 seconds. This is the 26-year old's first pole in 96 starts in the Camping World Truck Series, and his third top-10 start in 2016.

William Byron will share the front row with Townley. He posted his second top-10 start of 2016. This is his first race at Kansas Speedway, and he was the fastest rookie.

Tyler Reddick will line up third for his first top-10 start at Kansas Speedway, and his second top-10 in four races this season.

Brad Keselowski Racing driver, Cole Custer took the fourth starting position and Oklahoma native, Christopher Bell rolls off fifth for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

Rico Abreu will start last; the cowl cover was not removed from his truck before he left pit road. The cowl cover protects the air intake for the engine, and covering it essentially blocks all air, slowing the truck down significantly. Abreu ran a 35.451 second qualifying lap, a full five seconds slower than John Wes Townley.

The 16th annual Toyota Tundra 250 starts at 7:30 PM Central Time. Tune in to FS1, SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90, or the PRN Network to watch the first Camping World Truck series since Martinsville on April 2.

Pos       Driver      
1 John Wes Townley
2 William Byron
3 Tyler Reddick
4 Cole Custer
5 Christopher Bell
6 John H Nemecheck
7 Matt Tifft        
8 Timothy Peters  
9 Daniel Hemric
10 Ben Rhodes
11 Ben Kennedy
12 Johnny Sauter
13 Matt Crafton
14 Cody Coughlin
15 Cameron Hayley
16 Clint Bowyer
17 Mike Bliss
18 Parker Kligerman
19 Tommy Joe Martins
20 Tyler Young
21 Ryan Truex
22 Brandon Brown    
23 Jordan Anderson
24 Travis Kvapil
25 BJ McLeod
26 Bobby Pierce
27 Timmy Hill
28 Jennifer Jo Cobb   OP
29 Austin Wayne Self   OP
30 Ryan Ellis   OP
31 Rico Abreu   OP
32 Spencer Gallagher   OP
33 Norm Benning   DNQ
34 Mike Harmon   DNQ
John Wes Townley charges to first Camping World Truck Series pole John Wes Townley charges to first Camping World Truck Series pole Reviewed by Amy Branch on Friday, May 06, 2016 Rating: 5