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Brett Moffitt turned a fast lap of 22.303 seconds to grab the pole for the 2019 JEGS 200 Friday night (May 3) at Dover International Speedway. The No. 24 Chevrolet truck turned a lap of 161.413 mph around the “Monster Mile,” about a mile-and-a-half faster than Johnny Sauter’s No. 13 truck.
It’s Moffitt’s first pole of his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career. The reigning champion had remained without one through 41 career GOTS starts.
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GMS Racing trucks were fast in qualifying with Sheldon Creed slotting in third. It’s Creed’s sixth straight start inside the top 10 this season. Stewart Friesen and Matt Crafton rounded out the top-five qualifiers. However, Crafton will need to start from the rear of the field due to an engine change.
Grant Enfinger will start sixth, joining his ThorSport teammate Sauter inside the top 10. Raphael Lessard, making his second NGOTS start for Kyle Busch Motorsports, qualified seventh. Brennan Poole, Harrison Burton (Lessard’s KBM teammate), and Tyler Ankrum round out the top 10.
NASCAR’s new qualifying rules were in effect from earlier this week. Single-car qualifying meant most of the trucks ran two laps around the racetrack. The only one who didn’t was Ryan Sieg, driving the No. 33 truck for Reaume Brothers Racing. He also had to change engines which means he will start from the rear of the field.
Another rule change made prior to qualifying is drivers now need to be ready when it is their time to roll off within five minutes. If the clock expires on their time to qualify, they will start at the rear of the field. It’s a rule also put in place a few years ago before group qualifying was mandated for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
The JEGS 200 will air tonight at 5 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.
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