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Christopher Bell Leads Rain-Shortened Truck Pocono Practice

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They didnt get much time, but Christopher Bell made the most of it.

Less than 25 minutes into final practice for the Camping World Truck Series at Pocono Raceway, rain hit the 2.5-mile track, putting the session under the red flag. John Hunter Nemechek stalled his No. 8 Chevrolet shortly beforehand.

For Bell, however, it was a nice session, turning a 53.366-second lap (168.647 mph) in prepartion for Saturday’s Overton-s 150. He led second-place Kyle Busch, who also finished second in first practice, by 0.051 seconds for the top time.

Johnny Sauter was third with Kaz Grala and Noah Gragson the top five.

Stewart Friesen was the man to beat last week at Eldora and brought the pace to Pocono, earning the sixth fastest time. Justin Haley led the first session and backed it up with a seventh with Matt Crafton, Ryan Truex and Chase Briscoe the top 10.

Austin Cindric tagged the wall in session No. 1 and did not turn a lap. In total, 24 of the 31 entries made a lap.

Click here for full second practice results. 

About the author

Growing up in Easton, Pa., Zach Catanzareti has grown his auto racing interest from fandom to professional. Joining Frontstretch in 2015, Zach enjoys nothing more than being at the track, having covered his first half-season of 18 races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2017. With experience behind the wheel, behind the camera and in the media center, he thrives on being an all-around reporter.

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