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Christopher Bell Leads Way in Only Truck Series Practice at Texas

By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor

FORT WORTH, Texas — Rain washed out a pair of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice sessions on Thursday at Texas Motor Speedway, which meant Friday morning’s session would be the only chance drivers and teams would have to get their trucks tuned in for Friday night’s Striping Technology 350.

Christopher Bell, one of the six remaining Chase contenders, paced the session with a laptime of 29.580 seconds, which equates to 182.556 miles-per-hour. Tyler Reddick was second-fastest, while Matt Tifft was third-quick in the session.

Here are how the Chase contenders all fared in the practice session:

1. Christopher Bell, 182.556 mph
4. Matt Crafton, 181.629 mph
5. William Byron, 181.214 mph
14. Johnny Sauter, 180.060 mph
15. Timothy Peters, 179.958 mph
19. Ben Kennedy, 178.678 mph

Sauter is of course already locked into the Championship race in Homestead by virtue of his win last week in Martinsville. The last three spots are up for grabs amongst the five other contenders.

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Toby Christie is a contributing writer for Motorsports Tribune. He has been watching stock cars turn left since 1993, and has covered NASCAR as an accredited media member since 2007. Toby is a proud member of the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA). Additionally, Toby is a lifelong Miami Dolphins fan, sub-par guitarist and he is pretty good around a mini-golf course.

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