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Snider, Friesen Pace Dual Truck Series Practices at Bristol

By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ahead of Thursday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, the drivers and teams of NASCAR’s third tier series had a full day of preparation, beginning with two practice sessions to dial their trucks in for the 200-lap event.

In the first practice session of the day, ThorSport Racing driver Myatt Snider found himself at the top of the speed chart with a lap of 15.304 seconds, 125.379 mph, with the Kyle Busch Motorsports duo of Todd Gilliland and Christopher Bell clocking in second and third, respectively.

GMS Racing drivers Justin Haley and Johnny Sauter would round out the top-five fastest practice speeds, followed by Matt Crafton, Ross Chastain, Grant Enfinger, Noah Gragson, and Ben Rhodes to complete the top-10.

Other notables included Parker Kligerman and Stewart Friesen in 11th and 12th, John Hunter Nemechek in 14th, Dalton Sargeant in 15th, and Brett Moffitt in 17th.

Following an hour-long break, the Truck Series took to the track for their second and final practice session, with Friesen climbing to the top of the board in the final minutes after a lap of 15.263 seconds, 125.716 mph.

Johnny Sauter posted the second fastest practice speed, followed by Gragson, Moffitt, Haley, Nemechek, Snider, Sargeant, Gilliland, and Kligerman to round out the top-10.

With practice complete, the Trucks will be back on track at 4:10 pm Eastern for qualifying to set the field for the UNOH 200, which is scheduled for 8:30 pm Thursday night. The race marks the regular season finale for the Truck Series, with the playoff field being set when the checkered flag falls at the end of the night.

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David Morgan is the Associate Editor for Motorsports Tribune. A 2008 graduate from the University of Mississippi, David has followed NASCAR since the early 90’s and became hooked at an early age after attending his first race at Talladega Superspeedway in 1993. He has traveled across the country since 2012 to cover some of the most prestigious events both IndyCar and NASCAR have to offer, with an aim to only expand on that in the near future.