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German Quiroga Sweeps Dual Kentucky Practices

German Quiroga Sweeps Dual Kentucky Practices

by June 26, 2014 0 comments

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SPARTA, Ky. — Well, this is new.

For perhaps the first weekend this year, a driver not named Kyle Busch (Kyle Busch Motorsports) (or anyone else in a KBM truck) have proven that they have the fastest truck ahead of a Camping World Truck Series race – and get this, it’s a series regular.

German Quiroga (Red Horse Racing) led the field in both practices in preparation for tonight’s UNOH 225 at the Kentucky Speedway, running the fastest lap of the day in the final session with a lap of 30.677 seconds. Should that time hold up for Quiroga in qualifying, the 34-year-old from Mexico City will claim his second career Keystone Light Pole Award.

Busch himself would run second-fastest in the first practice session with a lap of 30.806 seconds, a lap that was 37 thousandths of a second off of Quiroga’s first session time. The four-time 2014 race winner would slip down the speedchart to fourth and would run a lap that was three tenths of a second off of Quiroga’s fastest lap of the day.

Quiroga’s Red Horse Racing teammate, Timothy Peters, would have a very productive afternoon with his performances in both sessions yielding him the fifth and second fastest times in each respective practice. Peters would not be able to come close to his teammate’s speed in the final session, however, as his lap was two tenths of a second off of the former NASCAR Toyota Series champion’s time.

While his driver Ryan Blaney (Brad Keselowski Racing) showed that his No. 29 Cooper Standard Careers for Vets F-150 had some speed to it, team owner (and driver) Brad Keselowski (Brad Keselowski Racing) would have trouble getting up to speed in both practices. Keselowski would run a total of 36 laps across both sessions but would barely be able to crack the top-15 by the end of the day – Keselowski ran 16th-quickest in the first session and 15th-quickest in the afternoon’s final session.

Top-10 in First Practice

  1. 77 – German Quiroga – Toyota – Red Horse Racing – 30.769 | Leader
  2. 51 – Kyle Busch(i) – Toyota – Kyle Busch Motorsports – 30.806 | -0.037
  3. 29 – Ryan Blaney – Ford – Brad Keselowski Racing – 30.972 | -0.203
  4. 21 – Joey Coulter – Chevrolet – GMS Racing – 31.022 | -0.253
  5. 17 – Timothy Peters – Toyota – Red Horse Racing – 31.032 | -0.263
  6. 54 – Darrell Wallace Jr. – Toyota – Kyle Busch Motorsports – 31.055 | -0.286
  7. 20 – Austin Dillon(i) – Chevrolet – NTS Motorsports – 31.146 | -0.377
  8. 13 – Jeb Burton – Toyota – ThorSport Racing – 31.155 | -0.386
  9. 32 – Tayler Malsam – Chevrolet – Turner Scott Motorsports – 31.184 | -0.415
  10. 8 – Joe Nemechek – Toyota – SWM-NEMCO Motorsports – 31.213 | -0.444

Top-10 in Final Practice

  1. 77 – German Quiroga – Toyota – Red Horse Racing – 30.677 | Leader
  2. 17 – Timothy Peters – Toyota – Red Horse Racing – 30.875 | -0.198
  3. 20 – Austin Dillon(i) – Chevrolet – NTS Motorsports – 30.879 | -0.202
  4. 51 – Kyle Busch(i) – Toyota – Kyle Busch Motorsports – 30.976 | -0.299
  5. 32 – Tayler Malsam – Chevrolet – Turner Scott Motorsports – 30.982 | -0.305
  6. 29 – Ryan Blaney – Ford – Brad Keselowski Racing – 31.046 | -0.369
  7. 13 – Jeb Burton – Toyota – ThorSport Racing – 31.099 | -0.422
  8. 54 – Darrell Wallace Jr. – Toyota – Kyle Busch Motorsports – 31.191 | -0.514
  9. 31 – Ben Kennedy# – Chevrolet – Turner Scott Motorsports – 31.197 | -0.520
  10. 30 – Ron Hornaday Jr. – Chevrolet – Turner Scott Motorsports – 31.226 | -0.549

# = Rookie.

(i) = Ineligible for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points.

Kyle Pokrefky
Follow Kyle Pokrefky on Twitter at @KPokrefky

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