Todd Gilliland‘s quest to score his first career Camping World Truck Series win got a little closer. The rookie driver turned a lap of 95.113 miles per hour in Truck qualifying at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday morning (Oct. 27) to win his first career pole award.
“It’s about ‘effin’ time,” Kyle Busch said. “I’ve got four here, so one of them screwed up.”
Christian Eckes (92.783 mph), the fourth KBM driver, qualified 12th.
Ben Rhodes (94.590 mph) and Kyle Benjamin (94.453 mph) qualified fourth and fifth. Grant Enfinger (94.430 mph), Austin Hill (94.383 mph), Johnny Sauter 94.326 mph), Timothy Peters (94.143 mph) and Matt Crafton (94.059 mph) rounded out the top 10.
The session was briefly red flagged when Landon Huffman spun out right in front of DJ Kennington, damaging both trucks. Kennington still managed to qualify 24th, but Huffman was unable to turn a lap and failed to qualify for the race.
The green flag for the Texas Roadhouse 200 waives at 1:16 p.m. EST on Saturday afternoon. FS1 and MRN will broadcast the race.