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Noah Gragson Earns Ninth Career Truck Series Pole at ISM Raceway

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Noah Gragson turned in a lap at 136.075 mph in the Final Round of qualifying to earn the pole position for Friday night’s (Nov. 9) Lucas Oil 150. The pole is Gragson’s series leading sixth of the season and ninth of his career.

Texas winner Justin Haley turned a 135.221 mph lap to put his No. 24 in second. Harrison Burton, who dominated the morning practice sessions, will start the race from third while Stewart Friesen and Brett Moffitt rounded out the top five.

Ben Rhodes will start sixth, followed by John Hunter NemechekDerek Kraus, who is making his Camping World Truck Series for Bill McAnally Racing, recovered from a spin in Round No. 1 to qualify eighth. Since he spun before completing a lap, NASCAR granted Kraus a fresh set of tires. Matt Crafton and Todd Gilliland round out the top 10.

Johnny Sauter failed to qualify for the final round and will start the race in 14th. He is the worst qualified playoff driver..

All 32 trucks who turned a lap during the race will start Friday’s (Nov. 9th) NCWTS event.


Tonight’s Lucas Oil 150 from ISM Raceway kicks off on FS1 at 8:30 p.m. ET following NASCAR RaceDay – CWTS Edition before the race kicks off.

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Christian Koelle returns to Frontstretch in 2020 as the photo editor at Frontstretch. He will continue to contribute content in the ARCA Menards Series, Sioux Chief Challenge, and ARCA East & West Series. He is also engaged and will be getting married during the 2020 NASCAR off-season.

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