Cole Custer fastest in final Truck practice; rain could impact qualifying and tonight’s race


Cole Custer was the fastest driver in the final Camping World Truck Series practice session Wednesday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Custer covered the half-mile bullring at a speed of 126.528 mph in 15.165 seconds.

Ryan Blaney was second-fastest at 126.104 mph, followed by John Hunter Nemechek (125.708), Ty Dillon (125.609) and Brandon Jones (125.313).

Points leader Tyler Reddick was 10th-fastest (124.170), while defending series champion Matt Crafton was 14th-fastest (123.881).

The practice session was red-flagged twice, first for a rabbit that was running loose on-track. The second stoppage was approximately 41 minutes due to rain.

There was one significant incident of note: Late in the session, Daniel Suarez backed his truck into the outside wall, prompting the team to go to a backup truck for qualifying later this afternoon. The team was unable to get the back-up truck on track in time for the final minutes of the session.

Rain began once again at the conclusion of the practice session, with forecasts of continued rain throughout the afternoon, which could impact qualifying, which is scheduled for 4:45 pm (Fox Sports ).

The UNOH 200 race is set to take the green flag later tonight at 8:30 pm ET.

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