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It was ThorSport Racing’s day at Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday, as two of the team’s four drivers led both NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice sessions.
In the first practice, defending champion Matt Crafton paced the field at a speed of 179.862 mph. Crafton topped Mexican driver Daniel Suarez and Spencer Gallagher in the session. Brandon Jones and Timothy Peters rounded out the top five.
A pair of Chevrolet Silverados were next with Daniel Hemric and John Hunter Nemechek, followed by Jesse Little in a fourth ThorSport Racing entry. Sprint Cup Series driver Jeb Burton was ninth. Burton is driving the No. 00 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports. Tyler Reddick rounded out the top 10.
In the second practice session it was Cameron Hayley topping the charts, making it a ThorSport Racing sweep on Thursday. Hayley’s 179.164 mph speed topped Burton’s speed of 178.430 mph to lead the session. Ben Kennedy was the first Toyota in the session, with Gallagher and Little rounding out the top five.
Las Vegas winner John Wes Townley recorded the sixth fastest time with Jones seventh. Red Horse Racing’s Peters was eighth, with Nemechek and Suarez rounding out the top 10.
Qualifying for the WinStar World Casino 350k will start at 4:25 p.m. on Friday. The WinStar World Casino 350k will start at 8:49 p.m. and will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1.