John Hunter Nemechek has a left-rear tire go down and spins into the wall while battling for third with German Quiroga.
Young driver has four top-10 finishes in six series starts this season
See where your favorite driver will be pitting on Friday (FS1, 8:30 p.m. ET) RELATED: Full race lineup By winning the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for Friday night's Lucas Oil 150 (8:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1) at Phoenix International Raceway , Erik Jones got the top selection for a pit stall for the race. Jones chose the pit stall closest to the pit road exit. Jones' first career NASCAR national series win came at Phoenix in this race last year. With his pit stall, Jones will have an opening in front of him to pull out of his pit box. Matt Crafton (starting second), Ben Kennedy (starting third), Ben Rhodes (starting fourth), Joey Coulter (starting fifth), Tyler Reddick (starting seventh), John Hunter Nemechek (starting eighth), Brennan Newberry (starting 11th), Austin Dillon (starting 12th) and Johnny Sauter (starting 14th) will also have the advantage of an opening in front of them on pit road. Matt Tifft chose the pit stall closest to the pit road entrance. Entering the Lucas Oil 150 , the defending series champion Crafton holds a 23-point lead over Ryan Blaney for the championship. MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
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The 16-year-old will make his first Truck Series start of 2014 at Martinsville on March 29
See which drivers will look to compete at Phoenix Entry # Driver Owner Crew chief Manufacturer Sponsor 1 00 Cole Custer Gene Haas Joe Shear 14 Chevrolet Haas Automation 2 0 Caleb Roark Kenneth Grimes Michael Stewart 14 Chevrolet Grimes Irrigation & Construction 3 02 Tyler Young Randy Young Bryan Berry 14 Chevrolet Randco/Young's Building Systems 4 05 John Wes Townley Tony Townley Michael Shelton 14 Toyota Zaxby's 5 6 Norm Benning Norm Benning Kevin Dargie 14 Chevrolet TBA 6 07 Korbin Forrister Ken Smith Doug Weddle 13 Chevrolet TBA 7 08 Jimmy Weller Bobby Dotter Jason Miller 13 Chevrolet TBA 8 8 John Hunter Nemechek Sidney Mauldin Jerry Babb 14 Toyota swmtx.com 9 9 Brennan Newberry Joe Denette Ryan McKinney 14 Chevrolet GunBrokers.com 10 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Steve Kuykendall 14 Chevrolet Grimes Irrigation & Construction 11 13 Jeb Burton Duke Thorson Jeriod Prince 14 Toyota Estes-Carolina Nut Company 12 14 Austin Dillon(i) Bob Newberry John Monsam 14 Chevrolet RUUD 13 115 Mason Mingus Billy Boat Ben Leslie 14 Chevrolet 811 Call Before You Dig 14 17 Timothy Peters Tom Deloach Marcus Richmond II 14 Toyota Red Horse Racing 15 19 Tyler Reddick Brad Keselowski Doug Randolph 14 Ford Reese 16 20 Gray Gaulding Bob Newberry Chris Rice 14 Chevrolet Gemini Southern / Krispy Kreme 17 21 Joey Coulter Maurice Gallagher Jr Jeff Stankiewicz 14 Chevrolet Allegiant Travel 18 23 Spencer Gallagher Maurice Gallagher Jr Harold Holly 14 Chevrolet Allegiant Travel 19 29 Ryan Blaney Brad Keselowski Chad Kendrick 14 Ford Cooper Standard 20 31 Ben Kennedy Steve Turner Doug George 14 Chevrolet Heater.com 21 32 Ben Rhodes Harry Scott Jr Mike Hillman Jr 14 Chevrolet Alpha Energy Solutions 22 233 Brandon Jones Maurice Gallagher Jr Shane Huffman 14 Chevrolet TBA 23 35 TBA Kevin Cywinski Mark Rette 14 Toyota Eneos 24 136 Tyler Tanner Beverly Mittler Michael Mittler 13 RAM Pape Murphy's Pizza/Mittler Bros Machine & Tool 25 245 Matt Tifft B J McLeod Trip Bruce III 14 Chevrolet TBA 26 50 T J Bell Mark Beaver Tim Sliva 13 Chevrolet TBA 27 51 Erik Jones Kyle Busch Eric Phillips 14 Toyota Dollar General 28 54 Darrell Wallace Jr Kyle Busch Jerry Baxter 14 Toyota ToyotaCare 29 63 Justin Jennings Michael Mittler Michael Mittler 13 Chevrolet Mittler Bros Machine & Tool/LG Seeds/Ski Soda 30 74 Wendell Chavous Mike Harmon Gary Ritter 13 Chevrolet TBA 31 77 German Quiroga Tom Deloach Butch Hylton 14 Toyota NET10 Wireless 32 180 Jody Knowles Tracy Wallace Wayne Hansard 09 Ford Clayton Signs 33 88 Matt Crafton Rhonda Thorson Carl Joiner 14 Toyota Menards/Hormell 34 98 Johnny Sauter Mike Curb Jeff Hensley 14 Toyota Nextant/Curb Records 35 99 Bryan Silas Chris Baluch Cal Boprey 14 Chevrolet TBD MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
Recently turned 17-year-old leads first career laps in Truck Series
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