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Playoff contenders Johnny Sauter and Brett Moffitt led Thursday’s (Nov. 1) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practices at Texas Motor Speedway ahead of Friday’s JAG Metals 350.
Sauter’s No. 21 Chevrolet put up the fastest lap in the first session at 186.220 mph.
He was followed by the Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyotas of Noah Gragson at 184.508 mph and Harrison Burton at 184.168 mph. In fourth was Justin Haley in the No. 24 GMS Racing entry at 184.118 mph, and rounding out the top five was David Gilliland in the No. 17 DGR-Crosley Toyota.
Grant Enfinger of ThorSport Racing was the highest Ford in sixth, Stewart Friesen was seventh, ThorSport’s Matt Crafton and Ben Rhodes were eighth and ninth, and finishing out the top 10 was Todd Gilliland in the No. 4 KBM machine.
33 trucks participated in the session, though Mike Harmon in the Beaver Motorsports No. 15 didn’t record an official time.
In the second session, a late run by Moffitt led the speed charts at 187.800 mph in the No. 16 Toyota. Rhodes was second at 187.266 mph and Sauter third at 186.800 mph. Rounding out the top five were Burton at 186.188 mph and Crafton at 185.931 mph.
Gragson, Todd Gilliland, ThorSport’s Myatt Snider, Haley and Enfinger rounded out the top 10.
All 34 trucks hit the track this session, the slowest being Harmon at 170.261 mph.
Qualifying for the JAG Metals 350 is Friday, Nov. 2 at 4:10 p.m. ET on FS2, while the race itself goes green around 8:30 p.m. ET on FS1.