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NASCAR starting lineup: Zane Smith wins pole position in qualifying for Weather Guard Truck Race on Dirt

We’ve got updates as qualifying settles the starting lineup for Saturday’s Weather Guard Truck Race on Dirt at the Bristol Motor Speedway on Dirt

Jack Wood, driver of the #24 Chevrolet, Zane Smith, driver of the #38 Speedco Ford, Derek Kraus, driver of the #19 NAPA AutoCare Chevrolet, and John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the #4 Mobil 1 Toyota, race during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 16, 2022 in Bristol, Tennessee. Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images

Qualifying results: Zane Smith secured the pole position after winning his heat and passing the other nine drivers to secure the max number of points in qualifying. Ty Majeski will join him on the front row.

NASCAR’s Truck Series will run the 2023 Weather Guard Truck Race on Dirt on Saturday, April 8. This will be the sixth truck race of the season. A dirt-covered Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee will host the race. After two practice sessions on Friday, April 7, qualifying will precede the race on Saturday.

Qualifying will begin at 4:30 p.m. ET on FS2. The qualifying process is unique for this track. The 40-truck field will be randomly assorted into 10 draws. Every 15 minutes, a 15-lap qualifier will be held. Drivers will earn points based on their finishing position as well as earning an additional point based on how many positions they gain in their qualifier. Any potential ties with other drivers will be solved via current team owner standings.

Heat 1 starting lineup

Ben Rhodes won the first heat. Hailie Deegan finished second and Chase Purdy finished third.

  1. Stefan Parsons
  2. Chase Purdy
  3. Ben Rhodes
  4. Tanner Gray
  5. Josh Reaume
  6. Hailie Deegan
  7. Kris Wright
  8. Jonathan Davenport
  9. Mason Massey
  10. Lawless Alan
  11. Taylor Gray

Heat 2 starting lineup

Stewart Friesen won the second heat. Zane Smith finished second and Chase Briscoe finished third.

  1. Colby Howard
  2. Tyler Ankrum
  3. Parker Kligerman
  4. Stewart Friesen
  5. Jessica Friesen
  6. Chase Briscoe
  7. Jake Garcia
  8. Christian Eckes
  9. Timmy Hill
  10. Zane Smith

Heat 3 starting lineup

Joey Logano won the third heat. Ty Majeski finished second and Nick Sanchez finished third.

  1. Matt DiBenedetto
  2. Nicholas Sanchez
  3. Dean Thompson
  4. Daniel Dye
  5. Joey Logano
  6. Jerry Bohlman
  7. Corey Heim
  8. William Byron
  9. Ty Majeski
  10. Tanner Carrick

Heat 4 starting lineup

Matt Crafton won the fourth heat. Rajah Caruth finished second and Kaden Honeycutt moved all the way from tenth position to finish third.

  1. Andrew Gordon
  2. Rajah Caruth
  3. Matt Crafton
  4. Tyler Carpenter
  5. Spencer Boyd
  6. Carson Hockevar
  7. Grant Enfinger
  8. Bret Holmes
  9. Norm Benning
  10. Kaden Honeycutt

The Weather Guard Truck Race on Dirt will have three stages. The first will be 40 laps, the second will be 50, and the final stage will be comprised of 60 laps. This will only be the third iteration of this event. The first was won by Martin Truex Jr. in 1:49:30 in 2021. Ben Rhodes took the checkered flag in 2022 with a time of 1:37:55.

Here is the full field for Saturday’s Weather Guard Truck Race on Dirt truck race. We’ll provide updates on how the four heats are ordered and qualifying race results until the pole position and full starting lineup are determined.

2023 Weather Guard Truck Race on Dirt starting lineup

Pos. Driver Truck #
Pos. Driver Truck #
1 Zane Smith 38
2 Ty Majeski 98
3 Kaden Honeycutt 04
4 Joey Logano 66
5 Stewart Friesen 52
6 Hailie Deegan 13
7 Ben Rhodes 99
8 Matt Crafton 88
9 Taylor Gray 17
10 Chase Briscoe 22
11 Grant Enfinger 23
12 Corey Heim 11
13 Christian Eckes 19
14 William Byron 51
15 Rajah Caruth 24
16 Chase Purdy 4
17 Nick Sanchez 2
18 Mason Massey 33
19 Bret Holmes 32
20 Stefan Parsons 20
21 Parker Kligerman 75
22 Spencer Boyd 12
23 Tyler Ankrum 16
24 Matt DiBenedetto 25
25 Jonathan Davenport 7
26 Jake Garcia 35
27 Carson Hocevar 42
28 Timmy Hill 56
29 Dean Thompson 5
30 Norm Benning 6
31 Tanner Carrick 30
32 Daniel Dye 43
33 Lawless Alan 45
34 Tyler Carpenter 41
35 Tanner Gray 15
36 Colby Howard 9
DNQ Jerry Bohlman 46
DNQ Jessica Friesen 62
DNQ Josh Reaume 34
DNQ Kris Wright 02