It’s the final race of the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series season, and Ryan Blaney is looking to end the year on top.
During the Trucks’ final qualifying session of the year, Blaney won the pole for the Ford EcoBoost 200 with a qualifying lap of 168.120 mph in 32.120 seconds. The pole win at Homestead is Blaney’s second pole award of the season. With the pole win, Blaney continues to add more success to his first full season with Brad Keselowski Racing in 2013.
Joining Blaney on the front row will be Johnny Sauter. Ty Dillon qualified in third followed by Nelson Piquet Jr. and Ross Chastain to close out the top-five. Championship points leader Matt Crafton qualified inside the top 10 in eighth.
Heading into the Ford EcoBoost 200, Crafton is the only driver eligible to win the 2013 Trucks Series championship. He only has to start the race in order to win. The pressure-free race is well earned for Crafton and his team after being the most consistent driver of the 2013 season.
Along with Crafton’s victory lap for his championship season at Homestead, he also has the opportunity to win the owners’ championship for ThorSport Racing. Currently, ThorSport has the lead over Kyle Busch Motorsports‘ No.51 Truck and if Crafton earns another a top-10 finish, he can clinch the owners’ title along with the drivers’ title at Homestead.