The Camping World Truck Series had a pair of practice sessions on Thursday (Aug. 16) for the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Myatt Snider led the way for ThorSport Racing in the opening practice, as Stewart Friesen was on top of the scoring pylon in final practice.
Snider proved he has the speed to contend for the win on Thursday night, something he must do in order to make the playoffs this season.
Snider turned a lap of 125.379 mph, .003 seconds ahead of Todd Gilliland (125.354 mph), another driver who must win Thursday night. The duo was just ahead of Christopher Bell (124.979 mph), who’s making his first Truck start of the season, replacing an ill Harrison Burton, while Justin Haley (124.865 mph) and Johnny Sauter (124.816 mph) rounded out the top five.
Despite being 12th in opening practice, Friesen jumped to the top of the board in final practice to pace the session.
Friesen turned a lap of 125.716 mph, .006 seconds ahead of Sauter (125.666 mph), who was second quick in both practices. Gragson (125.469 mph) was third on the board, while Moffitt (125.338 mph) and Haley (125.232 mph) rounded out the top five.
John Hunter Nemechek was sixth on the chart, though also led the way in best 10-lap average at 122.264 mph. Snider, Dalton Sargeant, Gilliland and Kligerman made up the rest of the top 10.
After spinning in opening practice, Fontaine ran 73 laps in the final 55-minute session, by far the most of the 37 drivers to take time.
Qualifying for Thursday’s UNOH 200 will begin at 4:10 p.m. ET. Kyle Busch is the defending winner but is ineligible to run at Bristol this year since it’s the final race of the regular season.