Spencer Gallagher leads the field for the Striping Technology 350 at Texas Motor Speedway

Spencer Gallagher lifts the pole trophy helmet at TMS, Nov. 4, 2016.
Credit Debbie Ross for Skirts and Scuffs  
by Lisa Janine Cloud

Spencer Gallagher crowed with joy over the radio after edging out Daniel Hemric by a mere 0.217 mph in time trials at Texas Motor Speedway. The 26-year-old Las Vegas native earned the second Keystone Light pole of his career in the Striping Technology 350.

Hemric’s lap of 29.985 lagged behind the Allegiant Travel Chevy by 0.036 seconds. He’ll start second in the Blue Gate Bank Ford.

William Byron rolls off third in his Liberty University Tundra. His lap of 30.011 seconds was just 0.001 faster than Matt Tifft. Tifft, whose season was interrupted by brain surgery to remove a brain tumor, piloted the No. 11 Waste Connections Inc./BrainGear Toyota to a fourth-place starting position.

Rounding out the top five, Tyler Reddick in the Cooper Standard Ford trailed Tifft by 0.22 seconds.

Tune in to FOX Sports 1, MRN Radio, or SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90 at 7:30 p.m. Central Time for all the action.

Here's the full lineup: 

RankDriver             Car              Time            Speed
1Spencer Gallagher23Chevrolet29.949180.307
2Daniel Hemric19Ford29.985180.09
3William Byron9Toyota30.011179.934
4Matt Tifft11Toyota30.012179.928
5Tyler Reddick29Ford30.02179.88
6Timothy Peters17Toyota30.042179.748
7Matt Crafton88Toyota30.055179.671
8Ben Rhodes41Toyota30.097179.42
9Christopher Bell4Toyota30.103179.384
10Daniel Suarez51Toyota30.109179.348
11Cody Coughlin5Chevrolet30.162179.033
12Cole Custer0Chevrolet30.187178.885
13Jesse Little97Toyota30.175178.956
14Ben Kennedy33Chevrolet30.177178.944
15Rico Abreu98Toyota30.18178.926
16Johnny Sauter21Chevrolet30.258178.465
17Cameron Hayley13Toyota30.266178.418
18Ryan Truex81Toyota30.3178.218
19John Hunter Nemechek8Chevrolet30.312178.147
20Austin Hill20Ford30.313178.141
21Shane Lee24Chevrolet30.339177.989
22Austin Dillon71Chevrolet30.446177.363
23Tyler Young2Chevrolet30.61176.413
24Casey Smith45Chevrolet30.67176.068
25Reed Sorenson49Chevrolet30.704175.873
26Tommy Joe Martins44Chevrolet30.711175.833
27Jordan Anderson66Chevrolet30.731175.718
28Matt Mills7Chevrolet30.973174.345OP
29Travis Kvapil50Chevrolet31.101173.628OP
30Austin Wayne Self22Toyota31.115173.55OP
31Norm Benning63Chevrolet31.665170.535OP
32Jennifer Jo Cobb1Chevrolet32.273167.323OP
33Tommy Regan78Chevrolet31.315172.441
34Mike Harmon74Chevrolet31.393172.013
35Ryan Ellis10Chevrolet31.707170.309
Spencer Gallagher leads the field for the Striping Technology 350 at Texas Motor Speedway Spencer Gallagher leads the field for the Striping Technology 350 at Texas Motor Speedway Reviewed by Janine Cloud on Friday, November 04, 2016 Rating: 5