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Brett Moffitt won the pole for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. He will lead the field to green in the second NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race in the Round of 8. Moffitt already won the first race in the Round of 8, so he already clinched his berth into the Round of 6.
Moffitt paced the field in the final practice session, and he backed it up in qualifying with a fast run in his No. 24 GMS Racing Chevrolet. He won the pole with the fast time of 111.376 mph.
Todd Gilliland led the field in the first practice session, and he replicated that speed in qualifying with the second fastest time. He wheeled his No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota around the 10-turn road course at a speed of 111.242 mph. He will start alongside Moffitt on the front row.
Rounding out the top five was Ross Chastain, Alex Tagliani, and Ben Rhodes. Of the remaining playoff drivers, Austin Hill will start sixth, Tyler Ankrum is eighth, Matt Crafton rounds out the top 10. Stewart Friesen will start 12th, Johnny Sauter will start 13th and regular season champion Grant Enfinger was the worst of the eight playoff drivers in 14th.
Sauter and Enfinger were the only two playoff drivers who failed to advance to the second round of qualifying. Sauter was displeased with his qualifying outcome.
“This format for qualifying is a joke… It’s just a joke when people are that slow and have no concept of where they’re even at,” @JohnnySauter says, mentioning slower trucks kept getting in his way and could never get a clean lap. #NASCAR
— Dustin Albino (@DustinAlbino) August 25, 2019
The qualifying procedure at the 2.459-mile road course was a 25-minute first session. The fastest 12 drivers advanced to the second and final round, which was 10 minutes long.
Only 29 drivers were entered for the race at Mosport, so everyone made the race.
The Chevrolet Silverado 250 will consist of 64 laps. The first stage will end at lap 20 and the second stage will end at lap 40. None of the drivers entered in this race have won there before, so Canadian Tire Motorsport will welcome its seventh different winner in seven different races to victory lane.
The race will take place today (Sunday, August 25) at 2:30 p.m. ET with TV coverage provided by Fox Sports 1.