Justin Lofton tops the field in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Qualifying

By Brian Berg Jr.

The last NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Truck, driven by Justin Lofton, to qualify bested the field with a lap of 31.007 seconds (174.154) to get the pole for the American Ethanol 225 at Chicagoland Speedway.  Justin, who drives the No. 6 Lofton Cattle Chevrolet for Eddie Sharp Racing, was able to better his first practice leading time by 22/100 of a second to earn his first pole in the Truck Series.

Justin Lofton finished fifth in his last race at Iowa Speedway.  He is currently second in the standings, twelve points behind Timothy Peters.

Justin Lofton is making his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Chicagoland Speedway.  He previously finished 5th in 2010 and 15th in 2011.  Justin said, “I really enjoy racing at Chicagoland Speedway – I’ve had some good results in the past, winning the ARCA race there in 2009.  The No. 6 Lofton Cattle/ Eddie Sharp Racing Chevrolet has been fast all season.  The guys in the shop have been working extremely hard to give me the best trucks week after week.  We’re taking the truck that we won with in Charlotte, and we plan to be in the front again this weekend.”

The rest of the top five qualifiers were No. 22 Joey Coulter (173.997), No. 3 Ty Dillon (173.667), No. 17 Timothy Peters (173.566) and No. 18 Jason Leffler (173.477).  Ty Dillon was the fastest qualifying rookie.

Justin Lofton won the Keystone Light Pole Award and will lead the field to Green Saturday July 21st at 8 PM ET.  If you can’t get to the track you can watch it on Speed.

Brian Berg Jr. is the Lead NASCAR writer for RantSports.com

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