Grant Enfinger was the fastest man in Madison, Ill. on Saturday evening (June 23).
The Fairhope, Ala. native laid down a lap of 138.867 miles per hour to capture the pole award at Gateway Motorsports Park, Enfinger’s second career pole in the Camping World Truck Series and his first of the season. Enfinger will look to build on a fifth place finish at the track last year when Saturday night’s race starts.
Joining Enfinger on the front row is rookie Christian Eckes (138.867 mph), who made his debut in CWTS last week at Iowa Speedway. Eckes finished fourth in the ARCA race at Gateway on Friday night (June 22).
Matt Crafton (138.198 mph) qualified sixth, and defending Gateway winner John Hunter Nemechek (138.126 mph) is seventh. A plethora of inexperienced drivers took positions eight through 10, with Todd Gilliland (138.092 mph), Jesse Little (137.489 mph) and Zane Smith (137.396 mph) nabbing those spots.
FS1 tape delayed the coverage of qualifying, and it will air Saturday night at 7 p.m./ET.
The green flag will waive for the Villa Lighting delivers the Eaton 200 at 8:48 p.m./ET. FS1 and MRN will broadcast the race.
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Michael Massie is a writer for Frontstretch. Massie, a Richmond, Va. native, has been a NASCAR superfan since childhood, when he frequented races at Richmond International Raceway. Massie is a lover of short track racing and travels around to the ones in his region. Outside of motorsports, the Virginia Tech grad can be seen cheering on his beloved Hokies.
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