Getty Images

Truck Series practice report from Charlotte Motor Speedway

Leave a comment

CONCORD, North Carolina — Dalton Sargeant was fastest in the final practice for tonight’s Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

He led the session with a top speed of 178.950 mph.

He was followed by Ben Rhodes (178.560 mph), Justin Haley (178.218), Noah Gragson (178.153) and Myatt Snider (178.130).

Brett Moffitt, who was 16th fastest, recorded the most laps with 40.

Kyle Busch was ninth fastest but he had the best 10-lap average at 176.221 mph.

Click here for final practice report.

First practice

Matt Crafton was fastest, leading the session with a top speed of 181.129 mph.

He was followed by Johnny Sauter (180.995 mph), Noah Gragson (180.264), Todd Gilliland (179.964) and Myatt Snider (179.760).

Kyle Busch, who was sixth fastest, recorded the most laps in the session with 26.

The session had three cautions, including one for an incident with Austin Wayne Self.

Click here for the practice No. 1 speed chart.

Noah Gragson wins Truck race at Kansas Speedway

Getty Images
2 Comments

Noah Gragson led the final five laps to win the Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway, claiming his second career win and the first of the season.

Gragson, who started from the pole, assumed the lead when Myatt Snider ran out gas.

Gragson beat team owner Kyle Busch, Stewart Friesen, John Hunter Nemechek and Johnny Sauter.

The win comes a week after Gragson wrecked in the closing laps at Dover while battling Sauter for the lead.

“This is such a relief for a driver that had a hard week last week, we were battling for the win,” Gragson told Fox Sports 1. “We came back stronger this weekend, two consecutive poles in a row, led the most laps today. Man, this is pretty damn cool moment.”

Gragson led 128 laps. After winning the first two stages, Gragson lost the lead when he was the first driver to pit under green with 33 laps remaining. While Busch and Friesen took two tires, Gragson had four fresh tires.

“They were way faster than us, they deserved to win the race, they were better than us all weekend,” Busch told FS1. “I thought we were close, the truck felt good after about 15 laps. It just took long to come in.”

STAGE 1 WINNER: Noah Gragson

STAGE 2 WINNER: Noah Gragson

MORE: Race results, point standings

WHO HAD A GOOD RACE: John Hunter Nemechek finished fourth after starting the race from the rear for an unapproved adjustment … Brandon Jones finished ninth in his first of four scheduled Truck races for Kyle Busch Motorsports … Stewart Friesen earned his fourth career top five despite breaking the knob on his shifter under caution in the middle of the final stage while leading. He was then forced to restart ninth after he failed to maintain pace car speed. He made it to second in one lap.

WHO HAD A BAD RACE: Ben Rhodes finished 18th, five laps down after power issues forced him to pit with 15 laps to go in Stage 2 while he was running second. He was then penalized for having too many crew members over the wall … Brett Moffitt pitted with 73 laps left in the race to get a new battery after running in second early in the final stage. He finished 16th, four laps down.

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT: “He’s not a fluke.” – Kyle Busch on Noah Gragson.

NOTABLE: Late in the race Kyle Busch and Stewart Friesen were fighting for position out of Turn 4 when Friesen blocked Busch and sent him onto the edge of the infield grass. During Busch’s post-race press conference, Friesen approached Busch at the podium and apologized.

POST-RACE INSPECTION: Stewart Friesen’s No. 52 Chevrolet was found to have an interior hose violation. Any penalties will be announced next week.

WHAT’S NEXT: North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway at 8:30 p.m. ET on May 18 on Fox Sports 1.

Noah Gragson wins Truck Series pole at Kansas Speedway

Getty Images
Leave a comment

Noah Gragson qualified first for tonight’s Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway, giving him his fifth career pole and his second consecutive pole this season.

Gragson grabbed the top spot with a speed of 176.678 mph.

Through six races, he has started inside the top five in all but one.

He was third fastest in Round 1.

“Just knew I needed to get up through the gears just a little bit better,” Gragson told Fox Sports 1. “It felt like a good run there in the second qualifying round and it really showed.”

Gragson is joined on the front row by Cody Coughlin (176.482 mph).

The top five is completed by Matt Crafton (176.459), Grant Enfinger (176.361) and Johnny Sauter (176.154).

Kyle Busch starts sixth.

Darrell Wallace Jr. will start 15th in his first Truck Series start of the season.

Myatt Snider will start last after spinning in Turn 4 during his run in Round 1.

Click here for qualifying results.

Matt Crafton fastest in Camping World Truck practice at Kansas

Getty Images
Leave a comment

Matt Crafton posted the fastest lap in Friday’s lone practice session for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Kansas Speedway. Crafton had a lap of 177.626 mph.

He was followed by Myatt Snider (176.200 mph), Brett Moffitt (176.165), Kyle Busch (176.039) and Stewart Friesen (175.999).

Noah Gragson ran the most laps at 44. He was eighth on the speed chart at 175.251 mph. Ben Rhodes had the best average over 10 consecutive laps at 173.533 mph. Gragson was next at 171.792.

The opening Truck practice was canceled because of morning rain.

Truck qualifying is today at 5:05 p.m. ET. The race is at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Click here for practice report

Truck Series practice report from Dover International Speedway

Getty Images
Leave a comment

Brett Moffitt was fastest in the final Camping World Truck Series practice session Thursday at Dover International Speedway.

Moffitt posted the top speed of 158.082 mph around the 1-mile track.

He was followed by Noah Gragson (156.767 mph), Johnny Sauter (155.353), Todd Gilliland (154.912) and Stewart Friesen (154.599).

Moffitt recorded the most laps in the session with 45 and also had the best 10-lap average at 151.557 mph.

Click here for final practice speed chart.

Practice No. 1

Stewart Friesen was fastest in the first practice session.

Friesen topped the chart with a speed of 155.797 mph.

He was followed by Johnny Sauter (153.407 mph), Myatt Snider (153.309), Todd Gilliland (153.231) and Dalton Sargeant (153.152).

Sargeant recorded the most laps in the session with 35.

The final Truck practice is set for 4:05 – 4:55 p.m. ET.

Click here for practice No. 1 speed chart