(Photo: Beth Lunkenheimer)

Chris Eggleston Tops Truck Series Practice at Texas Motor Speedway

Camping World Truck Series drivers took to Texas Motor Speedway Thursday afternoon (June 7) for a single practice session ahead of Friday night’s PPG 400.

Chris Eggleston the 55-minute session with a fast lap of 180.886 mph. Stewart Friesen, who ended the practice in fourth, held the top spot for the majority of the session. Noah Gragson was second-quickest, followed by four-time TMS winner Johnny Sauter. Just the top four drivers broke the 180 mph mark.

Grant Enfinger rounded out the top five at 179.611 mph, followed by Atlanta winner Brett Moffitt. Rookie Todd Gilliland ended the session seventh, followed by Cody Coughlin. ThorSport Racing teammates Myatt Snider and Ben Rhodes rounded out the top 10.

Just 26 drivers turned a lap during the first session, and only three ran at least 10 consecutive circuits. Of those three, Sauter was quickest, posting an average speed of 179.464 mph. Spencer Davis and Joe Nemechek were the other two, who were second and third-quickest, respectively.

Camden Murphy, Norm Benning, Robby Lyons, Todd Peck, Kyle Donahue, Mike Harmon and Bayley Currey all failed to make it on track.

Another practice was scheduled for 5:05 p.m. local time but was moved up by five minutes due to an impending thunderstorm. The storm hit the track minutes before 5 p.m. and later ended up canceling final practice.

Qualifying for Friday night’s PPG 400 will run Friday afternoon at 4:45 p.m., followed by the race at 8 p.m.

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