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Camping World Truck Series drivers took to Kansas Speedway for three separate practice sessions ahead of tomorrow night’s Toyota Tundra 250. Each session lasted just under an hour with an hour break in between.
Just 28 of 34 drivers entered made laps during the first session.
Ben Rhodes sat atop the leaderboard for a large chunk of the session before Matt Tifft and John Wes Townley knocked him from the top spot. But when the session ended after 55 minutes, it was Tyler Reddick who had put his No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford out front. The only driver to top 176 mph in the session, Reddick lapped the mile-and-a-half oval in just 30.658 sec.
Defending race winner Matt Crafton ended the session second, followed by Tifft and Townley. Rhodes ended up rounding out the top 5. Clint Bowyer, the only Cup driver on this week’s entry list, race just five laps with a best speed of 173.438 mph, good enough for 16th quickest of 28.
No drivers ran 10 laps consecutively in the session.
About an hour after the first practice concluded, drivers once again headed out for another 55 minute session. This time, rookie William Byron posted the fastest time with a lap at 176.650 mph. Townley was second quickest, followed by Crafton. Daniel Hemric and Rhodes rounded out the top 5.
Spencer Gallagher was the only driver to run at 10 consecutive laps; his average speed came to 173.042 mph.
The third and final session ran to round out the afternoon with Townley leading the way ahead of Gallagher. Cameron Hayley was third, followed by Reddick and Crafton to round out the top 5.
This time, 12 drivers ran at least 10 consecutive laps. Crafton led that charge with an average speed of 174.823 mph.
Single truck qualifying will be held at 3:30 p.m. local time, followed by the Toyota Tundra 250 at 7:30 p.m.
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