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NASCAR Truck practice report at Phoenix

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AVONDALE, Ariz. – Harrison Burton posted the fastest lap in the final Camping World Truck Series practice Friday at ISM Raceway, sweeping both practices.

Burton posted a lap of 136.121 mph. He was followed by Noah Gragson (135.542 mph), Justin Haley (135.338), Ben Rhodes (134.958) and Derek Kraus (134.534). Kraus, a K&N Pro Series West driver is making his series debut.

There were no incidents in the session.

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Opening practice 

Harrison Burton posted the fastest lap in the opening Camping World Truck Series practice Friday at ISM Raceway.

Burton went 135.425 mph. He was followed by Noah Gragson (135.354 mph), Ben Rhodes (134.842), Matt Crafton (134.731) and Johnny Sauter (134.348).

Truck teams will have a second practice before qualifying and racing Friday.

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Truck results, point standings after Texas

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Justin Haley inherited the lead from Todd Gilliland on the last lap to win the Truck series race at Texas and lock himself into the championship finale in Miami.

Ben Rhodes (second) and Brett Moffitt (third) were also able to get around the faltering Gilliland.

Gilliland coasted across the finish line in fourth with Austin Hill rounding out the top five.

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Johnny Sauter maintained the points lead despite sustaining damage in a Stage 2 accident and finishing 11th. He is locked into the playoffs with last week’s Martinsville win.

Justin Haley’s Texas victory locks him into the playoffs. 

Brett Moffitt finished third in the race and was elevated to second in the points. He currently has a 22-point advantage over the cutoff line.

Noah Gragson survived damage in a Lap 42 incident to finish 10th. He sits fourth in the standings, 18 points above the cutoff line.

Grant Enfinger finished 12th and is currently below the cutoff line with one race remaining in the Round of 6.

Matt Crafton finished ninth and is 23 points behind Gragson.

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Justin Haley wins Truck race at Texas as Todd Gilliland runs out of fuel

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Justin Haley inherited the lead from Todd Gilliland when Gilliland ran out of fuel on the backstretch of the last lap in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. With the win, Haley locked himself into the championship finale in two weeks in Miami – joining GMS Racing teammate Johnny Sauter.

“I thought we had it lost there,” Haley said in victory lane on Fox Sports 1. “I didn’t quite maximize my pit road. God stuck with me, kept my faith behind me.”

Gilliland led by more than three seconds when he took the white flag.

“Just heartbroken.” Gilliland said in the media center after the race. “Kind of disbelief. You’re half a lap away from your first win.”

Ben Rhodes finished second with Brett Moffitt in third.

Gilliland coasted across the finish line in fourth with Austin Hill rounding out the top five.

The final battle was set up when Gilliland lost the lead to Stewart Friesen shortly before they both pitted on Lap 118. Friesen was caught speeding entering the pits. Once the pit stop cycle ended, Gilliland led by more than three seconds.

Playoff contender Noah Gragson sustained damage on the right side when he was involved in a multi-Truck incident on Lap 42, but was able to climb back to 10th at the checkers.

STAGE 1 WINNER: Justin Haley for his first stage win of his career (under caution)

STAGE 2 WINNER: Myatt Snider for his first stage win of his career (under caution)

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WHO HAD A GOOD RACE: Making his first start on a 1.5-mile track, Harrison Burton finished sixth. … Jesse Little finished seventh, one spot off his career-best finish. … Myatt Snider scored the Stage 2 win. He lost track position in the final stage and finished 13th.

WHO HAD A BAD RACE: Bo LeMastus crashed on Lap 3 while running 16th. He was the first driver to retire in 32nd. … David Gilliland was running in the top five before he slammed the wall. He took the truck straight to the garage and finished 30th. … Cory Roper and Joe Nemechek made contact on Lap 42 and Roper spun up the track, collecting Tyler Young and Johnny Sauter. … Making his fifth Truck start and first on a 1.5-mile track, Sheldon Creed crashed on Lap 60 after leading two laps. He finished 25th.

QUOTE OF THE RACE: “Canada and here were two luck wins,” Haley said on Fox Sports 1 from victory lane. “You just can’t give up faith. You bring great trucks to the race track and that’s all you can do.”

WHAT’S NEXT: Lucas Oil 150 at 8:30 p.m. ET on Nov. 9 at ISM Raceway on Fox Sports 1.

Johnny Sauter wins truck pole at Texas

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Johnny Sauter won the pole for tonight’s Truck series race at Texas Motor Speedway with a track record lap of 188.758 mph.

This is Sauter’s first pole of 2018 and sixth in his career. His most recent pole came at Texas in June 2016, 59 races ago.

Noah Gragson (188.594 mph) was .025 seconds slower.

Stewart Friesen (188.160), Brett Moffitt (187.905) and David Gilliland (187.761) rounded out the top five.

Playoff contender Justin Haley (186.593) qualified sixth.

In the second round of qualification, Todd Gilliland got loose exiting Turn 2 and made contact with the wall.

In the first round, Ben Rhodes slapped the wall before settling into 16th on the grid.

Playoff contender Grant Enfinger (185.179) qualified 13th.

In 14th, Matt Crafton (185.014) was the worst qualifier among the remaining playoff contenders.

Josh Reaume and Reid Wilson failed to qualify.

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Truck Series practice report from Texas Motor Speedway

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Final Practice

Brett Moffitt posted the fastest lap in final practice for the Camping World Truck Series Thursday at Texas Motor Speedway. 

Moffit’s jumped to the top of the board on his last lap with a speed of 187.800 mph.

He beat Ben Rhodes (187.266 mph) by .082 seconds.

Johnny Sauter (186.800) – who was fastest in the first session – landed third on the speed chart with Harrison Burton (186.188) and Matt Crafton (185.931) rounding out the top five.

Crafton’s speed was the fastest of the session until he burned up a rear gear. Crafton (183.548) also had the quickest 10-lap average.

Grant Enfinger (182.956) posted the second quickest 10-lap average.

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First Practice

Johnny Sauter was fastest in the first of two Camping World Truck Series practice sessions Thursday at Texas Motor Speedway.

Sauter posted a top speed of 186.220 mph around the 1.5-mile track.

The top five was completed by Noah Gragson (184.508), Harrison Burton (184.168), Justin Haley (184.118) and David Gilliland (183.680).

Bo LeMastus recorded the most laps in the session with 32. He was 15th on the speed chart.

Gilliland had the best 10-lap average at 182.490 mph.

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