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Christian Eckes Fastest in Las Vegas Truck Practice

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NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series rookie Christian Eckes took his No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota to the top of the charts in Friday’s (Feb. 21) lone practice for the Strat 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The 19-year-old Eckes clocked in the fastest lap with a speed of 177.848 mph. Veteran Johnny Sauter logged the second-fastest lap at 177.655 mph in his No. 13 ThorSport Racing Ford.

Brett Moffitt was third in his No. 23 GMS Racing Chevrolet, while Ty Majeski and Sheldon Creed rounded at the top five.

Grant Enfinger, who won last week’s Truck contest at Daytona International Speedway, clocked in ninth.

Rookie Raphael Lessard, a teammate to Eckes, turned the most laps in the session at 51 but was only 19th fastest.

34 of the 35 trucks entered turned a lap during the session. Bayley Currey failed to hit the track after encountering troubles with his No. 49 CMI Motorsports Chevrolet in the garage area.



Qualifying for the Strat 200 is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET (Feb. 21), with the race to follow at 9 p.m ET . Fox Sports 1 will provide live TV coverage for both events.

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Zach Gillispie
A lifelong race fan, Zach Gillispie joined Frontstretch in the summer of 2018 as a news writer. Originally from Charlotte, NC, he resides in western PA with his family. Zach currently attends Grove City College, pursuing a degree in Communication Arts. In the rare moments when he is not working or studying, you can find him involved in his church, traveling, cheering on his beloved Atlanta Braves, or immersing himself in anything that involves racecars of any form. Follow Zach on Twitter @gillispie_zach

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