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If the two morning practice sessions are any indication, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series may have to go through GMS Racing.
Practice No. 1
2016 series champion Johnny Sauter led the opening practice session with a lap at 170.465 mph on his very first lap of the day. Sauter’s lap was six-hundredths of a second faster than ThorSport Racing’s Grant Enfinger, Championship 4 contender Brett Moffitt was third quickest, followed by Jesse Little and Harrison Burton. Championship 4 contender Justin Haley was sixth, then Ross Chastain, Chris Windom, Matt Crafton and Todd Gilliland rounded out the top 10. Championship 4 contender Noah Gragson was 11th quickest.
Gragson had the best 10-lap average in the first session at 163.481 mph, a speed good enough for 20th on the overall speed chart. Gilliland was second best with John Hunter Nemechek and Creed trailing.
Practice No. 2
In the final session, held in warmer conditions, Haley led with a lap at 167.141 mph. That lap was half a tenth of a second faster than Gragson. Burton was third fastest, followed by Sheldon Creed and Windom.
Crafton had the best 10-lap average in the second session, followed by Burton, Dippel, Nemechek and Gilliland. Moffitt had the 12th-best 10-lap average.
Qualifying for the Ford EcoBoost 200 from Homestead-Miami Speedway is slated to begin at 3:45 p.m. ET with the green flag flying at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.