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NASCAR Officials Experience Travel Woes on the Way to Texas

The Camping World Truck Series made a last-minute practice schedule change on Thursday due to NASCAR officials experiencing travel issues on the way to Texas Motor Speedway.

One of three scheduled practice sessions is cancelled due to the traveling misfortunes, which NASCAR called as a mechanical issues on a plane carrying “industry representatives,” according to NBC Sports.

The plane left from Concord Regional Airport early Thursday morning, but was halted when the pilot experienced a mechanical issue. The aircraft was forced to turn around and go back to the original takeoff. NASCAR officials didn’t leave the Charlotte area until after noon this afternoon.

On the series schedule, the truck teams were supposed to enter the garage at 12:30 p.m. ET. With the delay, teams were not allowed in the garage area until 3:30 p.m. ET, which was the scheduled time of opening practice.

Trucks were on track for a little over two hours with a session going from 6:00-6:45 p.m. ET and final practice starting at 7:30 p.m. ET.

This weekend represents the single annual Truck Series stand-alone in the NASCAR world, with the track also hosting the IndyCar Series on Saturday evening.

 

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Dustin joined the Frontstretch team at the beginning of the 2016 season. 2020 marks his sixth full-time season covering the sport that he grew up loving. His dream was to one day be a NASCAR journalist, thus why he attended Ithaca College (Class of 2018) to earn a journalism degree. Since the ripe age of four, he knew he wanted to be a storyteller.

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