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Stewart Friesen fastest in first of two Truck practices at Eldora

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Stewart Friesen had the fastest Truck in the first of two practice sessions Tuesday night at Eldora Speedway.

As the Trucks prepare for Wednesday’s fifth annual Eldora Dirt Derby, Friesen was the only driver to average above 92 mph on the half-mile dirt track owned by NASCAR legend Tony Stewart. Friesen’s speed was 92.086 mph.

Ty Dillon was second at 91.570 mph, followed by Christopher Bell (91.384 mph), who is seeking his fourth Truck Series win of the season.

Ben Rhodes was fourth (91.042 mph) and Rico Abreu was fifth (90.571 mph).

There will be one other additional practice session this evening from 9 to 9:55 p.m. ET.

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Entry list for Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway

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It’s time for the biggest race of the year for the Camping World Truck Series with the fifth annual Eldora Dirt Derby.

The series heads to Rossburg, Ohio, to play in the dirt at Eldora Speedway, the track owned by Tony Stewart.

There are 34 Trucks entered into Wednesday’s event. Ty Dillon is the only Cup driver entered into the event.

Former Cup Series driver Ken Schrader is entered. Rico Abreu, who drove full-time for ThorSport Racing in 2016, will drive the No. 89 for the team this week.

There are still three entries without drivers attached.

The day will be made up of five 10-lap qualifying races, one 15-lap last chance race and the 150-lap main event.

The race will be broadcast on the Fox Business channel.

Last year, Kyle Larson won the Eldora Dirt Derby after leading the final 32 laps of the 150-lap main event.

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Kyle Larson keeps win streak going in sprint cars

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Kyle Larson continued his winning ways in a sprint car, capturing the feature Sunday night at Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run, Pennsylvania. Kasey Kahne finished ninth. Rico Abreu was 17th .

Larson has won each of his last four sprint car races, winning a World of Outlaws race June 13 at Eagle (Nebraska) Raceway, All-Star Circuit of Champions races June 19 at Wayne County Speedway and June 20 at Sharon Speedway during Ohio Sprint Speedweek and Sunday’s race.

Larson won night three Sunday of Pennsylvania Speedweek. He plans to run Sunday through Wednesday there. Speedweek continues Monday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown Pennsylvania, Tuesday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, and Wednesday at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Kahne has stated he’s running five nights of sprint cars in Pennsylvania and will be at those tracks and at Port Royal (Pennsylvania) Speedway on Thursday.

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Kyle Larson extends winning streak with another victory on dirt

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Kyle Larson keeps winning regardless of what he’s driving.

Larson won Tuesday night’s All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek race at Sharon Speedway, a high-banked 3/8-mile dirt track in Hartford, Ohio.

The victory marks Larson’s fourth in the last eight days – and his third in the last three days. His streak started June 13 when he won a World of Outlaws race at Eagle (Nebraska) Raceway.

He followed that by winning Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. He won Monday night’s All Star Circuit of Champions race at Wayne County Speedway, a 3/8-mile clay oval in Orrville, Ohio.

Former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Rico Abreu was third. Former Cup driver Dave Blaney, an owner of Sharon Speedway and father of Ryan Blaney, finished 11th.

Kyle Larson keeps winning, adds another dirt track triumph; Kasey Kahne second

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Kyle Larson is proving unbeatable regardless of the series or track.

He continued his hot streak Monday night, winning the Ohio Sprint Speedweek race at Wayne County Speedway, a 3/8-mile clay oval in Orrville, Ohio.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car victory came after Larson won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. Last week, Larson won a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race at Eagle (Nebraska) Raceway.

Kasey Kahne finished second to Larson on Monday night. Former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Rico Abreu was 18th. Former Cup driver Dave Blaney, father of Cup driver Ryan Blaney, finished 25th in the 26-car field.

The All Star Circuit of Champions is owned by Tony Stewart.

Larson is scheduled to compete in Tuesday’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek race at Sharon Speedway with the All Star Circuit of Champions. The track, located in Hartford, Ohio, is owned by Dave Blaney and associates.

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