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One NASCAR Ford Truck Starting Top 10 Darlington May 2023

Only one NASCAR Ford F-150 race truck will take the green flag from inside the top 10 for the Truck Series race at Darlington Raceway on May 12th, 2023, surrounded by quite a few Chevy racers and a handful of Toyotas.

The best-performing Blue Oval team during qualifying at Darlington is the No. 98 F-150 race truck of Ty Majeski. He posted a lap time of 29.524 seconds at 166.563 mph, good enough to secure the ninth-place starting position.

For comparison, the polesitter Corey Heim threw the No. 11 Toyota TRD Tundra for a lap of 29.263 seconds at 168.048 mph, followed by the No. 23 Chevy Silverado RST of Grant Enfinger, with a time of 29.322 seconds at 167.71 mph around the 1.366-mile speedway. Chevys make up the rest of the top five.

Meanwhile, Ben Rhodes, driver of the No. 99 Ford F-150 racer, qualified 14th, and the only other NASCAR Ford who will start the race within the top 20 is the No. 88 F-150 of Matt Crafton, who will start 19th.

NASCAR Ford teams still lead the Truck Series point standings – Zane Smith’s No. 38 F-150 maintains first place over Majeski’s No. 98 F-150 for now.

The green flag at Darlington will drop at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, May 12th, marking the first of three “Throwback Weekend” races scheduled for this weekend.

NASCAR Truck Series Qualifying Results, Darlington Raceway, May 12, 2023
Pos Car Number Driver Team Time Speed Car
1 11 Corey Heim Safelite Toyota 29.263 168.048 Toyota TRD Tundra
2 23 Grant Enfinger Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet 29.322 167.71 Chevrolet Silverado RST
3 2 Nick Sanchez # Gainbridge Chevrolet 29.328 167.676 Chevrolet Silverado RST
4 19 Christian Eckes Gates Hydraulics Chevrolet 29.412 167.197 Chevrolet Silverado RST
5 35 Jake Garcia # Crown Fiber Chevrolet 29.428 167.106 Chevrolet Silverado RST
6 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar International Toyota 29.483 166.794 Toyota TRD Tundra
7 25 Matt DiBenedetto Rackley Roofing Chevrolet 29.485 166.783 Chevrolet Silverado RST
8 51 William Byron(i) HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 29.497 166.715 Chevrolet Silverado RST
9 98 Ty Majeski Tenda/Curb Records Ford 29.524 166.563 Ford F-150
10 4 Chase Purdy Bama Buggies Chevrolet 29.553 166.399 Chevrolet Silverado RST
11 15 Tanner Gray Black's Tire Toyota 29.591 166.186 Toyota TRD Tundra
12 17 Taylor Gray # Dead On Tools Toyota 29.622 166.012 Toyota TRD Tundra
13 24 Rajah Caruth # Wendell Scott Foundation Chevrolet 29.635 165.939 Chevrolet Silverado RST
14 99 Ben Rhodes Farm Paint Ford 29.64 165.911 Ford F-150
15 1 Bubba Wallace(i) Annie Bosko Toyota 29.653 165.838 Toyota TRD Tundra
16 41 Ross Chastain(i) Worldwide Express Chevrolet 29.73 165.409 Chevrolet Silverado RST
17 16 Tyler Ankrum LiUNA! Toyota 29.767 165.203 Toyota TRD Tundra
18 42 Carson Hocevar Worldwide Express Chevrolet 29.815 164.937 Chevrolet Silverado RST
19 88 Matt Crafton Ideal Door/Menards Ford 29.826 164.876 Ford F-150
20 43 Daniel Dye # Race to stop Suicide Chevrolet 29.86 164.689 Chevrolet Silverado RST
21 75 Parker Kligerman(i) Haagen-Dazs Chevrolet 30.004 163.898 Chevrolet Silverado RST
22 38 Zane Smith RTA rtatel.com Ford 30.023 163.794 Ford F-150
23 56 Timmy Hill UNITS Storage Toyota 30.055 163.62 Toyota TRD Tundra
24 20 Kaden Honeycutt Chevrolet 30.072 163.528 Chevrolet Silverado RST
25 5 Dean Thompson Thompson Pipe Group Toyota 30.148 163.115 Toyota TRD Tundra
26 13 Hailie Deegan Ford Performance Ford 30.255 162.538 Ford F-150
27 4 Johnny Sauter CarQuest/Roper Racing Ford 30.322 162.179 Ford F-150
28 46 Brennan Poole(i) G2G Racing Toyota 30.337 162.099 Toyota TRD Tundra
29 7 Corey LaJoie(i) Schluter Systems Chevrolet 30.405 161.737 Chevrolet Silverado RST
30 45 Lawless Alan AUTOParkit Chevrolet 30.466 161.413 Chevrolet Silverado RST
31 47 Dawson Cram(i) G2G Racing Toyota 30.632 160.538 Toyota TRD Tundra
32 30 Ryan Vargas KSDT CPA Toyota Owner Points 159.388 Toyota TRD Tundra
33 12 Spencer Boyd Sad Daddy Hunting Blinds Chevrolet Owner Points 159.11 Chevrolet Silverado RST
34 32 Bret Holmes # Bret Holmes Racing Chevrolet Owner Points 156.986 Chevrolet Silverado RST
35 2 Kris Wright WrightCars.com Chevrolet Owner Points 153.67 Chevrolet Silverado RST
36 9 Colby Howard Grant County Mulch Chevrolet Owner Points 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST

# – Rookie
i – Points ineligible
* – Part-time driver

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. CWJ

    Non reason to care….in this series they are bascially running a GM or Chevy LS based engine….for Ford to do this…for there #1 selling vechicle is unreal….it demishing the brand…win or lose….Ford should have leveraged Nascar to use there own engine…and they have plenty to choose from …

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