Jeb Burton Takes The Top Spot at Michigan

By Christy Valdez
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

After racing on dirt and at the Tricky Triangle, the NASCAR Camping Word Truck Series heads into one of the fastest tracks on the schedule, with Jeb Burton leading the field to green.

Burton won the pole when he posted a qualifying lap of 185.759 mph, a new track record. The pole award win at Michigan International Speedway is Burton’s fourth pole of the season. His qualifying lap at Michigan also became the new track record at MIS.

Joining on the front row will be Brendan Gaughan followed by James Buescher, Max Gresham and Ty Dillon to close out the top five.

Heading into Michigan, Matt Crafton is the points leader with a comfortable lead against the competition. Pole sitter Burton sits 52 points behind Crafton and with the pole win on Saturday, it should give him some room to make up points to catch up to Crafton.

With the second half of the Truck Series getting underway, many drivers in the series will be trying to step up at Michigan.

Within the standings from third on to fifth, the battle for the championship is very close within Ryan Blaney, Buescher and Dillon.

The race at Michigan should be an interesting one to watch as MIS is one of the few tracks on the NASCAR circuit where speeds go higher than usual. The Trucks Series qualifying session provided a new track record just as the Cup Series qualifying session.

With the second half of the year ready to go and with a short week of preparation before the next race, the truck series drivers will look forward to beginning the second half with a win and carry its momentum into Bristol on Wednesday.

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

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