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Burton wins second pole

Jeb Burton’s recent spate of success on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series circuit continued over the weekend with the second-generation driver winning his second straight pole in the series.

After having won the pole for the recent Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway, Burton followed it up by winning the pole for yesterday’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, N.C.

Burton ran a lap of 146.909 miles per hour, easily shattering the track record of 144.387 mph set by Nelson Piquet Jr. for last year’s inaugural race at The Rock.

Ironically, Burton’s record-breaking pole run, his second in as many races, came at the one-mile track where his father, 2002 Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton scored his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory.

Following Burton were last year’s NCWTS champion and his Turner Scott Motorsports teammate James Buescher, Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott and Matt Crafton. Ryan Blaney, Joey Logano, Dakoda Armstrong, Brendan Gaughan and Darrell Wallace Jr. rounded out the top 10 qualifiers.

All of the top 10 qualifiers topped the track qualifying record.