Burton on pole for EnjoyIllinois.com 225
September 13, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
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JOLIET, Ill. -- Rookie Jeb Burton won the pole position for Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, ruling afternoon qualifying with a lap at 175.148 mph at Chicagoland Speedway.
The Keystone Light Pole Award was Burton’s fifth of the season, fifth of his career and first on the 1.5-mile track. He’ll start first in the No. 4 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet in the EnjoyIllinois.com 225 (8:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1).
Ty Dillon, third in the series standings right ahead of Burton, qualified second-fastest with a lap at 174.616 mph in the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevy. Miguel Paludo, Justin Lofton and Brendan Gaughan completed the top five.
Kyle Busch, a three-time winner in truck series competition this season, will start seventh. Series points leader Matt Crafton will be alongside him in the fourth row after posting the eighth-best lap.
Defending series champion James Buescher, a winner just five days ago at Iowa Speedway, was ninth-fastest.
Former series champion Austin Dillon, who won his only truck start this season on Eldora Speedway’s dirt, subbed for an ill Brennan Newberry and drove the No. 24 Chevrolet to the 10th-fastest lap in qualifying. A member of the NTS Motorsports crew said that Newberry was being treated for a stomach ailment and that his status for Friday night’s race was uncertain.