NASCAR: Jeb Burton Wins The Pole At Charlotte

By Christy Valdez
Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

After weeks away from the racetrack, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series makes its return. In their first race back, Jeb Burton will lead the field to the green flag.

Burton won the pole for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway when he posted a lap of 181.372 mph in 29.773 seconds in Friday’s trucks qualifying session. Friday afternoon’s pole win for Burton is his third Truck Series career pole.

Joining Burton on the front row will be Ty Dillon. Timothy Peters, Kyle Busch, Miguel Paludo, Justin Lofton, Ross Chastain, Dakoda Armstrong, Ryan Blaney and German Quiroga close out the top 10 trucks.

During Friday’s qualifying session, 38 trucks attempted to make the 36 truck field, with Jennifer Jo Cobb and Norm Benning failing to make the field. Cobb did not make a qualifying lap as she failed to make it on the track within a five-minute time limit that was given to her in order to make her qualifying lap.

The race at Charlotte is the first race back for the trucks since the one at Kansas Speedway about a month ago. Since then, former points leader Johnny Sauter suffered a penalty from NASCAR that pushed him into second place in the points thanks to a deduction.

In the first race back since the penalty, Sauter has a chance to recover from it.

Christy Valdez is NASCAR writer for Rant Sports. Follow her on Twitter @Knowursports and on Facebook at On The Sidelines With Christy 

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