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Matt Crafton Tops 2015 Careers for Veterans 200 Qualifying in Michigan, First Pole Since 2012

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Two-time defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Matt Crafton has accomplished a lot in the last two years, but on a warm Saturday morning in Michigan, he earned something he hadn’t obtained since 2012: A pole award.

Crafton laid down a 39.024-second lap around the 2-mile Michigan International Speedway to take the Keystone Light Pole Award for Saturday’s Careers for Veterans 200, his eighth-career NCWTS pole.

Rookie Daniel Hemric will join Crafton on the front row after completing a 39.166-second lap. The result is Hemric’s best-career qualifying effort, and follows top-two results in both of Friday’s practice sessions.

Austin Dillon (39.249), Ben Kennedy (39.319) and Timothy Peters (39.325) will round out the top five, with Cameron Hayley, Erik Jones, John Wes Townley, Johnny Sauter and Kyle Busch completing the top 10.

The two Brad Keselowski Racing trucks driven by Tyler Reddick and Ryan Blaney will roll off 11th and 12th after putting up the slowest speeds of the final round of qualifying.

Due to rule changes instituted by NASCAR earlier in the year, the NCWTS teams used a single-car qualifying format, organized by practice speeds for round one and first-round speeds in round two.

Coverage for the Careers for Veterans 200 will begin at 1 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

2015 CAREERS FOR VETERANS 200 QUALIFYING SPEEDS

POS.CAR #DRIVERMANUFACTURERSPONSORBEST SPEEDBEST TIMEBEHIND
188Matt CraftonToyotaIdeal DoorMenards184.50239.024Leader
214Daniel HemricChevroletCalifornia Clean Power183.83339.1660.142
333Austin DillonChevroletRheem/Young Supply Company183.44439.2490.225
411Ben KennedyToyotaLocal Motors183.11839.3190.295
517Timothy PetersToyotaRed Horse Racing183.0939.3250.301
613Cameron HayleyToyotaCarolina Nut/Cabinets by Hayley183.02939.3380.314
74Erik JonesToyotaToyota182.31539.4920.468
805John Wes TownleyChevroletZaxby's182.14539.5290.505
998Johnny SauterToyotaNextant/Curb Records182.12239.5340.51
1051Kyle BuschToyotaDollar General181.6939.6280.604
1119Tyler ReddickFordDrawTite181.16939.7420.718
1229Ryan BlaneyFordCooper Standard Careers for Vets18139.7790.755
1302Tyler YoungChevroletRandco Industries/Young's Building Systems180.35639.9210.897
1423Spencer GallagherChevroletAllegiant Travel180.32539.9280.904
1530Chad FinleyFordAuto Value180.31139.9310.907
1600Alex BowmanChevroletHaas Automation179.96440.0080.984
178John Hunter NemechekChevroletTBD179.90640.0210.997
1854Cody CoughlinToyotaJEGS179.26140.1651.141
1963Garrett SmithleyChevroletSegpay/Mittler Bros. Machine & Tool178.77140.2751.251
201Travis KvapilChevroletBurnie Grill178.41740.3551.331
2107Ray Black JrChevroletScubaLife.com178.0540.4381.414
2215Mason MingusChevroletCall 811 Before You Dig177.87940.4771.453
2374Jordan AndersonChevroletTri-Analytics/Impact Race Products176.86540.7091.685
2436Justin JenningsChevroletMittler Bros Machine & Tool / Ski Soda176.19940.8631.839
250Caleb RoarkChevroletDriven2Honor.org175.86340.9411.917
2645B J McLeodChevroletTilted Kilt175.37941.0542.03
2708Korbin ForristerChevroletTrump for President175.26841.082.056
2810Jennifer Jo CobbChevroletDriven2Honor.org173.59941.4752.451
2940Todd PeckChevroletArthritis Foundation/OSS Health173.11941.592.566
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