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Christian Eckes Fastest in Truck Practice at Sonoma

With a speed of 88.401 mph, Christian Eckes was the fastest in Friday’s (June 10) Camping World Truck Series practice at Sonoma Raceway.

With the first Truck Series race at Sonoma since 1998 and the first NASCAR Cup Series-Truck doubleheader in the track’s history, drivers were given a full 50-minute practice session to tackle the twists and turns of Wine Country.

Cup Series regulars Alex Bowman and Ross Chastain were second and third fastest in practice, respectively, while former Cup driver Matt DiBenedetto posted the fourth-quickest time.

Parker Kligerman clocked in fifth, while Chandler Smith followed in sixth.

Daniel Suarez posted the seventh fastest time in Niece Motorsports’ No. 42 truck. Suarez will be on standby for Carson Hocevar during Saturday’s race after Hocevar injured his right ankle in a final-lap crash at World Wide Technology Raceway last weekend. Hocevar took to the track to turn laps in the second half of the session.

Zane Smith, John Hunter Nemechek and Derek Kraus rounded out the top 10 drivers.

Truck Series Practice at Sonoma Results

The DoorDash 250 will take place on Saturday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET with TV coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.

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Stephen Stumpf joined Frontstretch in September 2021. He is a staff writer and the Friday news writer. Stephen also pens the weekly “4 Burning Questions” column and contributes to “Friday Faceoff” and “2-Headed Monster.” A Texas native, Stephen started following NASCAR at age 9.

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