Creed Wins the Pole for Saturday's Truck Race at COTA

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Sheldon Creed won the pole for Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck race at the Circuit of the Americas on Friday with a speed of 90.985 mph on the 3.41-mile road course.  Unfortunately, Creed may not get to start on the first row.  Creed confined that the fuel pump would probably be replaced on his truck.  Normally, any change in the qualifying vehicle would have to start at the end of the field. Creed won the pole with a lap of 90.985 mph around the 3.41-mile road course.

Zane Smith (90.790 mph) qualified second and was followed by Alex Bowman (90.659), Parker Kligerman (90.474) and Kyle Busch (90.461).

Matt DiBenedetto did not make a qualifying attempt because of a broken track bar. He’ll start last in the 36-truck field if Creed has to change equipment.  Also not qualifying were John Atwell, Tyler Hill and Samuel Lecomte did not qualify.

Saturday’s race is scheduled to take the green flag at 1:13 p.m. ET.

Time Trial Results: 2nd Annual XPEL 225, Circuit of The Americas

Round 1A
Pos, Driver, Truck, Time, Speed, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) Carson Hocevar, No. 42 PlainsCapital Bank/MG Machinery Chevrolet, 2:15.020, 90.920 mph, 1, 0.000, 0.000
2) Sheldon Creed(i), No. 20 Wiley X Chevrolet, 2:15.084, 90.877, 1, 0.064, 0.064
3) Alex Bowman(i), No. 7 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 2:15.189, 90.806, 1, 0.169, 0.105
4) Zane Smith, No. 38 Speedco Ford, 2:15.379, 90.679, 3, 0.359, 0.190
5) Parker Kligerman, No. 75 Food Country USA Chevrolet, 2:15.485, 90.608, 2, 0.465, 0.106
6) John Hunter Nemechek, No. 4 ROMCO Toyota, 2:15.824, 90.382, 2, 0.804, 0.339
7) Chandler Smith, No. 18 Safelite AutoGlass Toyota, 2:16.059, 90.226, 5, 1.039, 0.235
8) Derek Kraus, No. 19 NAPA Power Premium Plus Chevrolet, 2:16.739, 89.777, 1, 1.719, 0.680
9) Grant Enfinger, No. 23 Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet, 2:17.141, 89.514, 4, 2.121, 0.402
10) Kris Wright, No. 44 F.N.B. Corporation Chevrolet, 2:17.275, 89.426, 4, 2.255, 0.134
11) Kaz Grala, No. 02 RANDCO Industries Chevrolet, 2:17.731, 89.130, 3, 2.711, 0.456
12) Matt Crafton, No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota, 2:18.040, 88.931, 3, 3.020, 0.309
13) Chase Purdy, No. 61 Bama Buggies Toyota, 2:18.106, 88.888, 4, 3.086, 0.066
14) Colby Howard, No. 91 Gates Hydraulics Chevrolet, 2:18.755, 88.472, 3, 3.735, 0.649
15) Tanner Gray, No. 15 Ford Performance Ford, 2:19.302, 88.125, 2, 4.282, 0.547
16) Brad Perez, No. 43 GreenTech Energy Toyota, 2:21.329, 86.861, 5, 6.309, 2.027
17) Will Rodgers(i), No. 33 Levrack Toyota, 2:22.055, 86.417, 4, 7.035, 0.726
18) Matt Jaskol, No. 46 AutoParts4Less.com Toyota, 2:22.173, 86.346, 5, 7.153, 0.118
19) Tyler Hill, No. 5 Hill Motorsports Toyota, 2:22.248, 86.300, 4, 7.228, 0.075

Round 1B
Pos, Driver, Truck, Time, Speed, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) Kyle Busch(i), No. 51 Safelite Toyota, 134.940, 90.974 mph, 2, 0.000, 0.000
2) Tyler Ankrum, No. 16 LiUNA! Toyota, 2:16.465, 89.957, 1, 1.525, 1.525
3) Christian Eckes, No. 98 TSPORT/Curb Records Toyota, 2:16.600, 89.868, 4, 1.660, 0.135
4) Stewart Friesen, No. 52 Halmar International Toyota, 2:16.610, 89.862, 2, 1.670, 0.010
5) Taylor Gray, No. 17 Ford Performance Ford, 2:16.647, 89.837, 4, 1.707, 0.037
6) Ben Rhodes, No. 99 Tenda Toyota, 2:16.692, 89.808, 5, 1.752, 0.045
7) Austin Wayne Self, No. 22 AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet, 2:17.139, 89.515, 4, 2.199, 0.447
8) Ty Majeski, No. 66 American Racing Wheels Toyota, 2:17.820, 89.073, 4, 2.880, 0.681
9) Logan Bearden, No. 37 Bearden Automotive Chevrolet, 2:18.078, 88.906, 4, 3.138, 0.258
10) Hailie Deegan, No. 1 Monster Energy Ford, 2:18.290, 88.770, 3, 3.350, 0.212
11) Lawless Alan #, No. 45 AUTOParkIt.com Chevrolet, 2:18.350, 88.731, 2, 3.410, 0.060
12) Timmy Hill, No. 56 Hill Motorsports Toyota, 2:18.401, 88.699, 1, 3.461, 0.051
13) Jack Wood #, No. 24 Chevrolet Truck Month Chevrolet, 2:18.986, 88.325, 2, 4.046, 0.585
14) Blaine Perkins #, No. 9 Raceline Chevrolet, 2:19.694, 87.878, 5, 4.754, 0.708
15) Spencer Boyd, No. 12 Derm Dude Chevrolet, 2:19.837, 87.788, 4, 4.897, 0.143
16) Tate Fogleman, No. 30 Rangeline Group Toyota, 2:20.029, 87.668, 3, 5.089, 0.192
17) John Atwell, No. 79 A&J Lab Portal Chevrolet, 2:20.230, 87.542, 2, 5.290, 0.201
18) Dean Thompson #, No. 40 Worldwide Express Chevrolet, 2:21.687, 86.642, 5, 6.747, 1.457
19) Samuel Lecomte, No. 47 Mission Tortilla Toyota, 2:30.448, 81.596, 3, 15.508, 8.761
20) Matt Dibenedetto, No. 25 Rackley Roofing/WAR Shocks Chevrolet, 0.000, 0.000, 0, -----, -----

Round 2
Pos, Driver, Truck, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) Sheldon Creed(i), No. 20 Wiley X Chevrolet, 2:14.924, 90.985 mph, 1, 1, 0.000, 0.000
2) Zane Smith, No. 38 Speedco Ford, 2:15.213, 90.790, 1, 2, 0.289, 0.289
3) Alex Bowman(i), No. 7 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 2:15.409, 90.659, 1, 1, 0.485, 0.196
4) Parker Kligerman, No. 75 Food Country USA Chevrolet, 2:15.685, 90.474, 1, 1, 0.761, 0.276
5) Kyle Busch(i), No. 51 Safelite Toyota, 2:15.705, 90.461, 1, 1, 0.781, 0.020
6) Carson Hocevar, No. 42 PlainsCapital Bank/MG Machinery Chevrolet, 2:16.433, 89.978, 1, 2, 1.509, 0.728
7) Stewart Friesen, No. 52 Halmar International Toyota, 2:16.667, 89.824, 1, 1, 1.743, 0.234
8) Christian Eckes, No. 98 TSPORT/Curb Records Toyota, 2:17.093, 89.545, 1, 1, 2.169, 0.426
9) Taylor Gray, No. 17 Ford Performance Ford, 2:17.282, 89.422, 1, 1, 2.358, 0.189
10) Tyler Ankrum, No. 16 LiUNA! Toyota, 2:18.186, 88.837, 1, 2, 3.262, 0.904

(*) Required to qualify on time, (OP) Top 30 in Owner Points, (PC) Past Champion, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie
Track Qualifying Record: Sheldon Creed: 03/25/22: 2:14.924, 90.985 mph

Starting Line Up, 2nd Annual XPEL 225, Circuit of The Americas
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed
1) Sheldon Creed(i), No. 20 Wiley X Chevrolet, 134.924 sec, 90.985 mph
2) Zane Smith, No. 38 Speedco Ford, 135.213, 90.790
3) Alex Bowman(i), No. 7 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 135.409, 90.659
4) Parker Kligerman, No. 75 Food Country USA Chevrolet, 135.685, 90.474
5) Kyle Busch(i), No. 51 Safelite Toyota, 135.705, 90.461
6) Carson Hocevar, No. 42 PlainsCapital Bank/MG Machinery Chevrolet, 136.433, 89.978
7) Stewart Friesen, No. 52 Halmar International Toyota, 136.667, 89.824
8) Christian Eckes, No. 98 TSPORT/Curb Records Toyota, 137.093, 89.545
9) Taylor Gray, No. 17 Ford Performance Ford, 137.282, 89.422
10) Tyler Ankrum, No. 16 LiUNA! Toyota, 138.186, 88.837
11) John Hunter Nemechek, No. 4 ROMCO Toyota, 135.824, 90.382
12) Chandler Smith, No. 18 Safelite AutoGlass Toyota, 136.059, 90.226
13) Ben Rhodes, No. 99 Tenda Toyota, 136.692, 89.808
14) Derek Kraus, No. 19 NAPA Power Premium Plus Chevrolet, 136.739, 89.777
15) Austin Wayne Self, No. 22 AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet, 137.139, 89.515
16) Grant Enfinger, No. 23 Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet, 137.141, 89.514
17) Kris Wright, No. 44 F.N.B. Corporation Chevrolet, 137.275, 89.426
18) Kaz Grala, No. 02 RANDCO Industries Chevrolet, 137.731, 89.130
19) Ty Majeski, No. 66 American Racing Wheels Toyota, 137.820, 89.073
20) Matt Crafton, No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota, 138.040, 88.931
21) Logan Bearden, No. 37 Bearden Automotive Chevrolet, 138.078, 88.906
22) Chase Purdy, No. 61 Bama Buggies Toyota, 138.106, 88.888
23) Hailie Deegan, No. 1 Monster Energy Ford, 138.290, 88.770
24) Lawless Alan #, No. 45 AUTOParkIt.com Chevrolet, 138.350, 88.731
25) Timmy Hill, No. 56 Hill Motorsports Toyota, 138.401, 88.699
26) Colby Howard, No. 91 Gates Hydraulics Chevrolet, 138.755, 88.472
27) Jack Wood #, No. 24 Chevrolet Truck Month Chevrolet, 138.986, 88.325
28) Tanner Gray, No. 15 Ford Performance Ford, 139.302, 88.125
29) Blaine Perkins #, No. 9 Raceline Chevrolet, 139.694, 87.878
30) Spencer Boyd, No. 12 Derm Dude Chevrolet, 139.837, 87.788
31) Tate Fogleman, No. 30 Rangeline Group Toyota, 140.029, 87.668
32) Brad Perez, No. 43 GreenTech Energy Toyota, 0.000, 0.000
33) Dean Thompson #, No. 40 Worldwide Express Chevrolet, 0.000, 0.000
34) Will Rodgers(i), No. 33 Levrack Toyota, 0.000, 0.000
35) Matt Jaskol, No. 46 AutoParts4Less.com Toyota, 0.000, 0.000
36) Matt Dibenedetto, No. 25 Rackley Roofing/WAR Shocks Chevrolet, 0.000, 0.000
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Did Not Qualify: No. 79 John Atwell, No. 5 Tyler Hill, No. 47 Samuel Lecomte

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