Wednesday, Aug 17

NGOTS: Matt Crafton Wins Digital Ally 250 Pole

Matt Crafton won the pole at Kansas Speedway on Friday by posting a 30.459, mph. lap in single-truck qualifying. Crafton, a native of California, will make his second top-five start of the season in the Digital Ally 250.


The series veteran goes into the seventh race of the season looking to score his fifth top five and sixth top 10 finish. Crafton holds two career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series victories at the 1.5-mile oval.


Tyler Ankrum will start beside Matt Crafton in the No. 17 Toyota. The rookie driver has three NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts in 2019 and owns two top 10 finishes.


Ankrum’s best finish came at Texas Motor Speedway in March where he left with a fifth-place finish.


Harrison Burton will round out the top three starters on Friday. Burton, son of former driver Jeff Burton, posted a 30.487, mph. during his qualifying attempt.


The young racer goes into the 1.5-mile oval with two top five and three top 10 finishes through six completed events.


Brett Moffitt and Todd Gilliland rounded out the top five.


Ross Chastain, Austin Hill, Gus Dean, Sheldon Creed and Riley Herbst will round out the top 10 starters.


The Digital Ally 250 will air live on FS1 and MRN Radio at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Brett Winningham

Brett has been following the sport of NASCAR since the beginning of the 2006 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Since Brett was 13, he has had a passion of chasing a job in sports that not many get the opportunity of doing. He has been in the NASCAR media since the middle of the 2010 season. Since then, he has been a part of many racing podcast shows to improve his talents. You can find him on twitter @NASCAR_Brett.


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