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Spencer Gallagher, Matt Crafton Fastest In Thursday’s Practice At Texas Motor Speedway

Spencer Gallagher, Matt Crafton Fastest In Thursday’s Practice At Texas Motor Speedway

by June 5, 2015 0 comments

Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH, Tex. – Spencer Gallagher led the way during first practice on Thursday for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Texas Motor Speedway, and Matt Crafton topped the speed chart in final practice.

First Practice

Coming off a 12th place finish last weekend at Dover International Speedway, GMS Racing’s Spencer Gallagher and his No. 23 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet crew unloaded at Texas Motor Speedway and topped first practice with a lap of 30.268 seconds at 178.406 mph.

Johnny Sauter finished out the session in second, followed by Dover winner, Tyler Reddick. Erik Jones and Cameron Hayley rounded out the top-five.

Defending series champion, Matt Crafton didn’t run any laps during the session.

Out of the 30 trucks entered for Friday’s WinStar World Casino 400, only 24 participated in opening practice.

First Practice Results:

1.) #23 Spencer Gallagher | Allegiant Travel | Chevrolet | 30.268 seconds | 178.406 mph

2.) #98 Johnny Sauter | Nextant/Curb Records | Toyota | 30.430 seconds | 177.456 mph

3.) #19 Tyler Reddick | Bulldog | Ford | 30.442 seconds | 177.387 mph

4.) #4 Erik Jones | Special Olympics World Games | Toyota | 30.450 seconds | 177.340 mph

5.) #13 Cameron Hayley | Cabinets by Hayley | Toyota | 30.459 seconds | 177.288 mph

6.) #05 John Wes Townley | Zaxby’s | Chevrolet | 30.485 seconds | 177.136 mph

7.) #29 Austin Theriault | Cooper Standard | Ford | 30.513 seconds | 176.974 mph

8.) #33 Brandon Jones | Century A/C Supply | Chevrolet | 30.517 seconds | 176.951 mph

9.) #11Ben Kennedy | Local Motors | Toyota | 30.537 seconds | 176.835 mph

10.) #17 Timothy Peters | Red Horse Racing | Toyota | 30.678 seconds | 176.022 mph

 

Final Practice

Matt Crafton who didn’t run any laps in first practice came out the garage and set the fastest time in final practice. His lap was 30.241 seconds at 178.566 mph. Tyler Reddick followed up his third place time in first practice with a runner-up time in final practice. Daniel Suarez who finished second at Dover rounded out the top-three. Johnny Sauter was fourth fastest, followed by Erik Jones.

Spencer Gallagher has the best 10 consecutive lap average with an average speed of 170.113 mph. Joe Nemechek was second with an average speed of 168.260 mph.

All but two trucks participated in the final round of practice.

Final Practice Results:

1.) #88 Matt Crafton | Ideal Door/Menards | Toyota | 30.241 seconds | 178.566 mph

2.) #19 Tyler Reddick | Bulldog | Ford | 30.241 seconds | 178.566 mph

3.) #51 Daniel Suarez | ARRIS | Toyota | 30.342 seconds | 177.971 mph

4.) #98 Johnny Sauter | Nextant/Curb Records | Toyota | 30.500 seconds | 177.049 mph

5.) #4 Erik Jones | Special Olympics | World Games | Toyota | 30.534 seconds | 176.852 mph

6.) #14 Daniel Hemric | California Clean Power | Chevrolet | 30.553 seconds | 176.742 mph

7.) #33 Brandon Jones | Century A/C Supply | Chevrolet | 30.578 seconds | 176.598 mph

8.) #23 Spencer Gallagher | Allegiant Travel | Chevrolet | 30.591 seconds | 176.523 mph

9.) #17 Timothy Peters | Red Horse Racing | Toyota | 30.598 seconds | 176.482 mph

10.) #05 John Wes Townley | Zaxby’s | Chevrolet | 30.604 seconds | 176.448 mph

Qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 6:15 p.m. ET on Friday afternoon, followed by the WinStar World Casino 400 on FOX Sports 1 at 9 p.m. ET.

Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

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