Jeb Burton, driver of the #4 Arrowhead Chevrolet, poses with the pole award during qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 on April 5, 2013 at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. (Photo by Tom Pennington/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Martinsville: Jeb Burton Wins First Career Pole


It will be a clash of the young stars of NASCAR later this afternoon when the Camping World Truck Series takes the green flag at Martinsville Speedway.  Two rookies looking to earn their rank in NASCAR will lead the field of thirty-six trucks to the green flag this afternoon.

Jeb Burton, a second generation racer and son of Ward Burton, posted the fastest lap on Friday to earn his first career career pole. His lap was 19.589 seconds fast at 96.6 miles per hour.

“I knew it would be like this if I ever won a pole,” he said. “And to do it here, at this track, which means so much to me and my family. I eat, sleep and breathe racing. It’s a passion for me. If I’m not running good, then I’m not sleeping good. This is so important to me, and I’ve worked so hard to get here.”

He out qualified young phenom, Darrell Wallace Jr. who will start alongside him on the front row. The rest of the top-ten lines up as: Timothy Peters, Johnny Sauter, German Quiroga, Ty Dillon, Matt Crafton, Chase Elliott, Ron Hornaday, and Brennan Newberry.

Kevin Harvick who dominated this race a year ago will start sixteenth in his No. 24 Chevrolet.

Tim George Jr. struggled and has had issues all weekend. he finds himself starting thirty-sixth and making the field just barely via speed.

Only two drivers failed to make the show this weekend: Jonathan Davenport and Clay Greenfield.

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