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Caleb Holman, Christopher Bell fastest in 2nd Truck practice at Eldora

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Caleb Holman was fastest (90.045 mph) in the second and final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session Tuesday night at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

Christopher Bell, who has won three Truck races this season and won at Eldora in 2015, was second fastest (89.210 mph), followed by Ty Dillon (89.166 mph), Matt Crafton (89.100 mph) and John Hunter Nemechek (89.030 mph).

A total of 34 Trucks made practice laps in the session.

Wednesday will see qualifying and heat races, followed by the 150-lap, 75-mile main event on the half-mile clay oval at 9:30 p.m. ET (Fox Business Network).

Click here for the full results from Tuesday’s second practice session.

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Parker Kligerman joins Henderson Motorsports for part-time Truck schedule

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Parker Kligerman, a NASCAR on NBC analyst, has been announced as the second driver who will pilot Henderson Motorsports’ No. 75 entry this year in the Camping World Truck Series.

Kligerman, 26, will drive the No. 75 on speedways this year, beginning with the Feb. 24 season-opener at Daytona International Speedway. Caleb Holman, 33, returns for his sixth year of driving the No. 75 for Henderson Motorsports and will compete on short tracks and at Eldora Speedway.

The team is expecting to make 10-12 starts this year.

Holman has made at least five starts in each of the last five seasons. He has two top 10s and earned his first pole last year at Eldora.

Kligerman joins Henderson Motorsports after making 11 starts with Ricky Benton Racing in the No. 92 Truck last year.

“For me, this only helps my day job and vice versa,” Kligerman told the Bristol Herald Courier. “What you learn on the media side helps here because it gives you a whole different perspective. The cool thing is that I get to race and have fun. When this whole deal started coming together, it just made sense.”

Owned by Charlie Henderson and based in Abingdon, Virginia, Henderson Motorsports has been part of NASCAR since 1982 when it made nine starts in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

The team made 296 Xfinity Series starts from 1985-2007 and earned three wins. Holman has made every Truck start for the team since 2012.

Chris Carrier returns as crew chief for the No. 75. He and Kligerman teamed up for nine wins in the ARCA Racing Series in 2009.

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Caleb Holman fastest in Truck Series qualifying at Eldora

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Caleb Holman will get credit for the Camping World Truck Series pole at Eldora Speedway after putting down a lap of 86.659 mph.

The session of single-truck qualifying sets the lineup for the qualifying races that will take place on Wednesday evening. Those races will then set the lineup for the fourth annual Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby to be run on Wednesday night.

Holman is a native of Abingdon, Virginia, and drives for Henderson Motorsports. The Eldora effort is his first career pole in 31 Camping World Truck Series starts with his previous career-best being a sixth place at Iowa Speedway last season.

Tyler Reddick (86.203 mph) clocked in second fastest with Ken Schrader (86.022 mph), JR Heffner (85.943 mph), and Ben Rhodes (85.882 mph) completing the top five.

The qualifying races at Eldora begin at 7 p.m. ET.

Here are the results from qualifying:


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John Hunter Nemechek, team docked 10 points for Iowa penalty

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NASCAR penalized one Camping World Series Truck team and fined a driver for infractions last weekend at Iowa Speedway.

NASCAR penalized John Hunter Nemechek 10 points, docked his team 10 owners points, fined crew chief Farris Kennon Jr. $6,000 and placed Kennon on probation through Dec. 31 after Nemechek’s vehicle failed post-race inspection. Nemechek’s truck failed post-race heights.

Nemechek has a win and is in a spot for a Chase position. He’s one of four Chase-eligible drivers with a win. The penalty drops him behind Johnny Sauter, who also has one win, in the points. Should there be more than eight drivers with at least a victory before the playoffs begin Sept. 23 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, then the tiebreaker (points) will be used. If there are not more than eight drivers with a win by then, Nemechek will make the Chase.

The team issued a statement:

“We, NEMCO Motorsports, are fully aware of our position and why this decision was made by NASCAR. We will continue to respect the process. While we respect and accept NASCAR’s decision, we, NEMCO Motorsports, are, currently internally, reviewing the opportunity to present our case to the appeals committee. No decision has been made to appeal.”

Also, NASCAR fined driver Caleb Holman $5,000 and placed him on probation through Dec. 31 for exiting his vehicle and approaching the racing surface before being attended to by the track safety team.

Ryan Blaney wins UNOH 200 at Bristol after early penalty, rain

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Ryan Blaney was fast.  So fast he was able to drive his No. 29 Ford back from a controversial restart penalty to win the Camping World Truck Series’ UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

After leading the first 37 laps, Blaney was black flagged for jumping a restart on Lap 38. Blaney returned to the lead lap thanks to a Lap 80 caution. He wouldn’t lead again until the the final three laps on a green-white-checkered attempt.

“I don’t have much to say on that (penalty),” Blaney told Fox Sports 1. “Obviously we didn’t like it. That’s NASCAR’s jurisdiction and we’ll have to clear that up in the future.”

Blaney led a total of 40 laps on the way to his first CWTS win of 2015 and the fourth of his career.

“It says so much of this team to have such a fast (truck) to drive up through there,” Blaney said. “We were one of the cars that could pass on the bottom, so that really meant a lot. We kind of got into the 88 (Matt Crafton) but I think we were both spinning our tires and I couldn’t stay off of him. I don’t know if it cut their left-rear, if it did I apologize.”

A 45-minute rain delay with 34 laps left created a 25-lap shootout, which ended with Blaney beating Matt Crafton to the lead on the final restart as Crafton unexpectedly dropped through the field and pole-sitter Kyle Busch assumed second place.

Busch had won the previous two Truck races he had entered in 2015.

Blaney was followed by Busch, John Hunter Nemechek, Daniel Hemric and Brandon Jones.

MORE: Truck point standings

MORE: UNOH 200 results

HOW RYAN BLANEY WON: The Brad Keselowski Racing driver took advantage of Matt Crafton’s misfortune on a green-white-checkered and stayed ahead of Kyle Busch for the final three laps.

 WHO HAD A GOOD NIGHT: John Hunter Nemechek started seventh and stayed in the top 10 all night before finishing a career-best third … Erik Jones finished sixth, two spots ahead of points leader Tyler Reddick, who had started 19th.

WHO HAD A BAD NIGHT: Cole Custer had led a race-high 111 laps until Spencer Gallagher, a lapped truck in 16th, spun in front of him with 40 laps to go. Custer hit him hard with his right front, severely damaging his No. 00. Custer finished 16th … Matt Crafton was in position to win and take the points lead before his No. 88 Toyota dropped to seventh on the final restart … Daniel Suarez and Cameron Hayley spun out together on Lap 32 to bring out the first caution … On Lap 112, Caleb Holman suffered damage while trying to avoid Ray Black Jr., who had spun, bringing out the caution … Ty Dillon bounced off two trucks before hitting the inside wall and bringing out the caution with five laps remaining. He finished 23rd, eight laps down.

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT: “I was just glad I didn’t have phone service so I didn’t tweet something I probably didn’t need to say.” Brad Keselowski, Blaney’s team owner, on the restart penalty Blaney received on Lap 38.

NEXT: Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Aug. 30 at 1:30 pm ET on Fox Sports 1.