Spencer Gallagher will start from the pole in tonight’s Striping Technology 350 from Texas Motor Speedway. This is his second pole in 2016. This is the sixth pole for GMS Racing. Daniel Hemric will start on the outside pole.
The first round of qualifying was slowed once for reports of fluid on the track. Gallagher was fastest in the first round at 180.024 mph, Tyler Reddick was second fastest at 179.677 mph, Timothy Peters was third at 179.444 mph, Cody Coughlin was fourth at 179.396 mph, and Matt Crafton rounded out the top-five at 179.313 mph. Chase drivers who did not advance to the second round included Ben Kennedy, who will start 14th, and Johnny Sauter, who will start 16th. Drivers who did not qualify for tonight’s events include Mark Harmon, Ryan Ellis, and Tommy Regan.
The second round of qualifying went without accident. Gallagher won the pole with a speed of 180.307 mph, Hemric will start second at 180.090 mph, William Byron will start third at 179.934 mph, Matt Tifft will start fourth at 179.928 mph, and Reddick will round out the top-five at 179.880 mph. Chase drivers outisde the top-five include Peters who will start sixth, Crafton who will start seventh, and Christopher Bell who will start from the ninth position.
The Striping Technology 350 will be broadcasted on Motor Racing Network and Fox Sports 1 beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST.