JOHNNY BENSON/#23 Toyota Certified Toyota is on pole for Friday evening's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Casino Arizona 150 race, with a lap of 27.137secs/132.660 mph. This is his first pole position this season and the second of his career. Benson is second in the points with four wins, behind leader TODD BODINE/#30 Lumber Liquidators Toyota.
Bodine qualified third, behind MIKE SKINNER/#5 Toyota Tundra Toyota, who was fastest in Happy Hour (final practice.) Fourth and fifth were MIKE BLISS/Xpress Motorsports Chevrolet and MATT CRAFTON/#8 Menards Chevrolet.
MARK MARTIN/#6 Scott's Ford qualified ninth. He had been fastest in the first Truck practice session.
MARCOS AMBROSE/#20 Team Australia Ford was the top Rookie, in seventh position. There are nine designated Rookies in the race, as well as some newbies who haven't run many Truck races. Rookie points leader ERIK DARNELL/#99 Northern Tool Ford will start twelfth. Rookie ERIN CROCKER/#98 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge, the only female running the series full time or in this weekend's race, will start thirteenth.
The weather was sunny, crisp and breezy for the morning Qualifying session. All drivers will start the 150-lap race.