Johnny Sauter extended his points lead after his runner-up finish in Friday’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Sauter entered the Camping World Truck Series race with a two-point lead on Christopher Bell. Sauter ended the night 15 points ahead of Bell. Matt Crafton is third in the season standings, 51 points behind Sauter.
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Kyle Busch scored his 48th career Camping World Truck Series victory Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch led 90 of 134 laps.
Johnny Sauter finished second and was followed by Christopher Bell, Ryan Truex and Timothy Peters.
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CONCORD, N.C. – Christopher Bell will start from his third Camping World Truck Series pole of the year Friday night.
Bell earned the pole for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 after posting a speed of 180.892 mph around Charlotte Motor Speedway.
He also earned the pole at Atlanta and Kansas. Bell went on to win the Atlanta race.
Filling out the top five is rookie Chase Briscoe, Johnny Sauter, Kyle Busch and Ben Rhodes.
Friday night’s race is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. ET.
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Noah Gragson was spectacular and fast in the final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
After posing the session’s fastest lap at 181.941 mph, he spun off Turn 4 with about three minutes left. He did not hit anything.
Rookie Austin Cindric, who will graduate from high school Friday morning, ranked second on the speed chart with a lap of 181.610 mph. He was followed by Johnny Sauter (180.717), NBC Sports analyst Parker Kligerman (180.228) and Christopher Bell (180.078).
Gragson’s spin was the only incident in the 55-minute session.
The series races Friday night.
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Twenty-one drivers are entered for the NASCAR Open, seeking to either race their way in or receive the fan vote to the All-Star Race on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Drivers who have already clinched an All-Star spot: Chris Buescher, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Martin Truex Jr.
Among those seeking to make their way through the Open are: Chase Elliott (fourth in points), Clint Bowyer (10th) and Ryan Blaney (11th).
Joey Logano won last year’s All-Star Race.
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There are 33 entries for Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte. Among those entered are Kyle Busch and NASCAR on NBC analyst Parker Kligerman.
Matt Crafton won last year’s race. Johnny Sauter enters the event as the points leader with a two-point advantage on Christopher Bell.
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