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Kyle Busch wins Charlotte Truck race for second straight victory

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CONCORD, N.C. – Kyle Busch swept all three stages and ran away with the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 for his second Camping World Truck Series win in a row.

Busch led 90 of 134 laps on the way to his seventh Truck win at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In both his wins this year, Busch has swept all three stages.

Busch held off the field on a three-lap shootout following a late caution.

It’s Busch’s 48th career Truck win.

Busch was followed by Johnny Sauter, Christopher Bell, Ryan Truex and Timothy Peters.

Bell, the pole-sitter, competed for the win after he lost a tire on Lap 4 and went a lap down.

“I struggle on restarts, I don’t know why,” Bell told Fox Sports 1. “It seemed like one time I would spin the tires and the next time I wouldn’t spin the tires. Overall bummed that I finished third with a second-place car.”

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STAGE 1 WINNER: Kyle Buch

STAGE 2 WINNER: Kyle Busch

WHO HAD A GOOD NIGHT: Ryan Truex finished fourth after a pit penalty for the third top-five finish of his career … Johnny Sauter’s second-place finish is his best result at Charlotte in nine starts. It’s his second top-three finish in a row here. … Parker Kligerman finished 10th for his first top 10 since the April 2016 Martinsville race. Pit strategy allowed him to lead six laps in Stage 2.

WHO HAD A BAD NIGHT: Austin Cindric, who graduated from high school Friday morning, spun on Lap 32 to cause the second caution. He finished 19th … Kaz Grala was the cause of two cautions, getting involved in a wreck with Brandon Jones on Lap 60 and single-truck accident on Lap 69. He finished 30th. … John Hunter Nemechek and Brett Moffitt got into each other on Lap 78. Nemechek pitted after pit road had been closed and was penalized. He finished 22nd, two laps down  … Regan Smith wrecked with 33 to go after being turned on the frontstretch and hitting the wall on the driver’s side. He finished 29th.

NOTABLE: The No. 24 of Justin Haley failed height measurements in post-race inspection. Any penalties will come later in the week … With his win, Busch is three shy of Ron Hornaday Jr.‘s series record of 51 … Sauter is winless but has finished in the top three in four straight races.

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT: “The record is just a number I guess. I remember when I passed Mark Martin on the Xfinity side and that was a lot of fun and pretty interesting. Look forward to hopefully passing Ron on the Truck side and be able to set that a little bit higher. Maybe one day when I’m all said and done on the Cup stuff, maybe I’ll run my retirement tour in the Truck Series, win the championship and get the trifecta.” – Kyle Busch on getting closer to Ron Hornaday Jr.’s Truck win record.

WHAT’S NEXT: Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway at 5:30 p.m. ET on June 2 on Fox Sports 1.

Christopher Bell wins pole for Charlotte Truck race, third of season

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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.

Click here for the starting order for race.

Friday’s on-track schedule at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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It’ll be a busy day for drivers in both the Sprint Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

First, more than 20 drivers are entered in Friday’s Sprint Showdown, which will give the two highest-finishing drivers — as well as the winner of the fan vote — will advance into Saturday’s Sprint All-Star Race and its $1 million check to the winners. Both the Showdown and All-Star Race are non-points paying exhibition races that do not count in the regular Sprint Cup season standings.

However, the Truck Series will engage in a regular points-paying, regular season contest in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 race, which is due to take the green flag at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Here’s the schedule for a busy Friday (all times listed are Eastern):

Friday, May 20

9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open

10:30 a.m. – Truck garage opens

1:30 – 2:55 p.m. Sprint Showdown practice (Fox Sports 1)

3 – 4:40 p.m. – Sprint All-Star practice (FS1, Motor Racing Network)

4:45 – 4:55 p.m. – Sprint Cup All-Star pit road speed practice

5:15 p.m. – Sprint Showdown driver/crew chief meeting

5:30 p.m. – Truck qualifying — single vehicle/two rounds (FS1)

6:45 p.m. – Truck driver/crew chief meeting

7 p.m. – Sprint Showdown driver introductions

7:15 p.m. – Sprint Showdown race (20 laps/20 laps/10 laps) (FS1/MRN/Sirius XM NASCAR Radio)

8 p.m. – Truck driver introductions

8:30 p.m. – North Carolina Education Lottery 200 race (134 laps, 201 miles) (FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Sprint All-Star Race weekend schedule at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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It’ll be a busy few days at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend with the Sprint All-Star Race, the Sprint Showdown and the Camping World Truck Series’ North Carolina Education Lottery 200 all on tap.

While the All-Star Race and the Showdown are both non-points races, the Truck Series event is a points-paying race.

Here’s the weekend schedule complete with TV and radio information (all times listed are Eastern):


Thursday, May 19

9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. –Truck Series Garage open

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Truck practice No. 1 (No TV)

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Truck practice No. 2 (No TV)

4:30 – 5:55 p.m. – Final Truck practice (Fox Sports 1)


Friday, May 20

9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open

10:30 a.m. – Truck garage opens

1:30 – 2:55 p.m. Sprint Showdown practice (Fox Sports 1)

3 – 4:40 p.m. – Sprint All-Star practice (FS1, Motor Racing Network)

4:45 – 4:55 p.m. – Sprint Cup All-Star pit road speed practice

5:15 p.m. – Sprint Showdown driver/crew chief meeting

5:30 p.m. – Truck qualifying — single vehicle/two rounds (FS1)

6:45 p.m. – Truck driver/crew chief meeting

7 p.m. – Sprint Showdown driver introductions

7:15 p.m. – Sprint Showdown race (20 laps/20 laps/10 laps) (FS1/MRN/Sirius XM NASCAR Radio)

8 p.m. – Truck driver introductions

8:30 p.m. – North Carolina Education Lottery 200 race (134 laps, 201 miles) (FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)


Saturday, May 21

2 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage opens

5 p.m. – Sprint All-Star Race driver/crew chief meeting

7:10 p.m. – Sprint All-Star Race qualifying (three laps, with pit stop) (FS1, MRN)

8:35 p.m. – Sprint All-Star Race driver introductions

9 p.m. – Sprint All-Star Race (50 laps/50 laps/13 laps) (Fox Sports 1/MRN/Sirius XM NASCAR Radio)

 

Erik Jones fastest in final Truck Series practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Erik Jones was fastest in the final practice session for the Camping World Truck Series’ North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Jones and his No. 4 Toyota finished the two-hour session with a speed of 180.693 mph (29.885 seconds).

He was followed by Scott Lagasse Jr. (180.668), Matt Tifft (180.608), Kasey Kahne (180.493) and Tyler Reddick (180.228).

Qualifying for Friday night’s race begins at 5:45 p.m. ET and the race starts at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Speeds for the final CWTS practice at Charlotte:

1. Erik Jones … 180.693 mph … 57 laps

2. Scott Lagasse Jr. … 180.668 … 36 laps

3. Matt Tifft … 180.608 … 47 laps

4. Kasey Kahne … 180.493 … 51 laps

5. Tyler Reddick … 180.228 … 45 laps

6. Matt Crafton … 180.216 … 60 laps

7. David Gilliland … 180.126 … 13 laps

8. Spencer Gallagher … 179.700 … 56 laps

9. Cameron Hayley … 179.611 …43 laps

10. Brad Keselowski … 179.462 … 73 laps

11. Joe Nemechek … 179.444 … 43 laps

12. Ray Black Jr. … 179.247 … 32 laps

13. Daniel Hemric … 178.843 … 45 laps

14. Mason Mingus … 178.749 … 24 laps

15. Justin Boston … 178.713 … 52 laps

16. Ben Kennedy … 178.389 … 55 laps

17. Timothy Peters … 178.000 … 37 laps

18. Johnny Sauter … 177.789 … 33 laps

19. Brandon Jones … 177.678 … 50 laps

20. John Wes Townley … 177.585 … 43 laps

21. Tyler Young … 177.474 … 38 laps

22. Caleb Holman … 176.655 … 31 laps

23. Tyler Tanner … 175.959 … 27 laps

24. Brandon Brown … 174.357 … 23 laps

25. Jennifer Jo Cobb … 174.182 … 27 laps

26. BJ McLeod … 174.149 … 2 laps

27. Korbin Forrister … 174.042 … 27 laps

28. Justin Jennings … 174.025 … 16 laps

29. Todd Peck … 173.544 … 29 laps

30. Kyle Fowler … 171.554 … 5 laps

31. Jordan Anderson … 171.401 … 16 laps

32. Travis Kvapil … 171.189 …16 laps

33. Ryan Ellis … 171.108 … 20 laps

34. Norm Benning … 152.698 … 2 laps

 

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average

1. Erik Jones … 179.405

2. Matt Crafton … 178.388

3. Matt Tifft … 178.387

4. Spencer Gallagher … 177.917

5. Justin Boston … 177.779

6. Brad Keselowski … 177.653

7. Tyler Reddick … 177.574

8. Ben Kennedy … 177.546

9. Joe Nemechek … 177.121

10. Daniel Hemric … 176.841

11. Cameron Hayley … 176.479

12. Timothy Peters … 176.006

13. Brandon Brown … 172.970

14. Jennifer Jo Cobb … 170.375