Making his 2015 Camping World Truck Series debut, Kasey Kahne earned his first career Truck Series Keystone Light Pole Award of the season on Friday night Charlotte Motor Speedway. Turning his No. 00 JR Motorsports Chevrolet at 181.342 mph around the 1.5-mile oval, Kahne — who led Thursday’s opening practice — will start from the top position later tonight in theNC Education Lottery 200 (8:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1).
Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Erik Jones will start alongside Kahne in the front row, propelling his No. 4 ride at 181.008 mph to claim the second position on the leaderboard. Jones also led Thursday’s final practice at Charlotte.
Rounding out the top five for tonight’s 200-mile event are Jones’ KBM teammate Matt Tifft (180.511 mph), BK Racing owner and Sprint Cup veteran Brad Keselowski (180.499 mph) and NTS Motorsports’ Daniel Hemric (180.270 mph), respectively.
Reigning series champion Matt Crafton advanced to the final round of qualifying and will roll off the grid ninth in his No. 88 ThorSport Toyota.
During the second round of qualifying, Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Justin Boston spun off Turn 4, bringing out the first caution during the three rounds. The No. 54 driver will start 22nd in tonight’s NC Education Lottery 200. The second round saw a bit of chaos in its final minutes, as several drivers failed to complete a lap and GMS Racing’s Spencer Gallagher spun off Turn 4. Gallagher will roll off the grid 18th tonight.