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Johnny Sauter Paces Opening Truck Practice from Texas

Johnny Sauter Paces Opening Truck Practice from Texas

by October 30, 2014 0 comments

Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images

FORT WORTH, Texas. — Johnny Sauter was the quickest driver after 60 minutes of Thursday afternoon’s opening practice session for the Winstar World Casino & Resort 350 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Sauter ran a lap of 29.981 seconds that would be just under one tenth quicker than second-place driver Timothy Peter’s lap of 30.076 seconds. Following Sauter and Peters in the standings would be Sauter’s ThorSport Racing teammate, Jeb Burton, who ran a lap of 30.094 seconds.

Rounding out the top-10 would be Brennan Newberry, Darrell Wallace Jr., Tyler Reddick, Cameron Hayley, German Quiroga, John Wes Townley, and Matt Crafton.

The first of two practice sessions for the day would not draw out all 32 competitors entered for the race out onto the track for practice. Only 25 drivers were officially scored as having taken a lap around the mile-and-a-half oval. Among the drivers absent from the opening practice’s speed chart would be Kyle Busch and Ron Hornaday Jr.

The 60-minute session would be halted once for T.J. Bell’s truck billowing smoke while out on the track.

Remaining on the schedule for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series today will be final practice that will start at 2:30 p.m CST (3:30 p.m EST.) The final practice session for the trucks will run for 90 minutes.

Top-10 First Practice Times for the Winstar World Casino & Resort 350

  1. 98 – Johnny Sauter – Toyota – ThorSport Racing – 29.981 | Leader
  2. 17 – Timothy Peters – Toyota – Red Horse Racing – 30.076 | -0.095
  3. 13 – Jeb Burton – Toyota – ThorSport Racing – 30.094 | -0.113
  4. 20 – Brennan Newberry – Chevrolet – NTS Motorsports – 30.108 | -0.127
  5. 54 – Darrell Wallace Jr. – Toyota – Kyle Busch Motorsports – 30.123 | -0.142
  6. 19 – Tyler Reddick# – Ford – Brad Keselowski Racing – 30.154 | -0.173
  7. 30 – Cameron Hayley – Chevrolet – Turner Scott Motorsports – 30.225 | -0.244
  8. 77 – German Quiroga – Toyota – Red Horse Racing – 30.232 | -0.251
  9. 05 – John Wes Townley – Toyota – Athenian Motorsports – 30.234 | -0.253
  10. 88 – Matt Crafton – Toyota – ThorSport Racing – 30.265 | -0.284

# = Rookie.

Kyle Pokrefky
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