Tanner Gray will race full-time for DGR-Crosley in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series next season. (Toyota Photo)
Tanner Gray, pictured in 2019. (Toyota photo)

Tanner Gray On Truck Series Pole In Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. — TRICON Garage’s Tanner Gray earned his first career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series pole award on Friday afternoon at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

Gray logged a 29.936-second lap in his No. 15 Toyota.

“Last year, I felt like I gave up a little bit in qualifying, so I worked coming into this weekend to make sure that we maximized everything we could and felt like we did that,” Gray said. “Going into tonight, I feel like the track is going to change a lot. We need to be decisive on what we need going into it and try to keep our track position and get good stage points.”

ThorSport Racing’s Ty Majeski qualified second with a fast lap of 29.970 seconds.

TRICON Garage’s Corey Heim was third, GMS Racing’s Rajah Caruth was fourth and Halmar Friesen Racing’s Stewart Friesen was fifth. Christian Eckes, Dean Thompson, Bayley Currey, David Gilliland and Jack Wood completed the top 10 during qualifying at the 1.5-mile oval.

The North Carolina Education Lottery 200 will start at 8:30 p.m. (ET) on Friday.