Daytona Beach, Florida — Johnny Sauter was fastest in the last of three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice sessions for the season opener at Daytona International Speedway.
The 2016 Daytona winner posted a top speed of 182.197 mph.
The GMS Racing driver was followed by Clay Greenfield (182.149), Matt Crafton (181.466), Grant Enfinger (181.262) and Stewart Friesen (181.134).
Cody Ware recorded the most laps in the session with nine.
PRACTICE SESSION 2
Ben Rhodes led the way in the second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice with a lap of 192.897 mph.
He was followed by Justin Haley (192.082 mph), Johnny Sauter (191.388), Bryan Dauzat (191.298) and David Gilliland (191.168).
Rhodes and Cody Coughlin each ran 18 laps, most in the session.
PRACTICE SESSION 1
Grant Enfinger posted the fastest lap in the first of three Camping World Truck Series practices Thursday at Daytona International Speedway.
Enfinger is with ThorSport Racing, which switched from Toyota to Ford in the offseason. Enfinger topped the speed chart with a lap of 192.033 mph. He was followed by Johnny Sauter (191.767 mph), Matt Crafton (191.657), Bryan Dauzat (191.440) and John Hunter Nemechek (190.807).
The only incident came when Brett Moffitt spun on the apron at the beginning of the session. He did not hit anything and returned to the track later in the session.
Spencer Davis ran the most laps at 23 in the session.
Daytona Truck Practice 1 results
Daytona Truck Practice 2 Results
Daytona Trucks Practice 3 results
GMS Racing announced Tuesday that it has signed Cody Coughlin to compete for the team in the Camping World Truck Series this season.
Coughlin, the son of NHRA driver and JEGS President John Coughlin, joins the team after one year driving for ThorSport Racing.
The 22-year-old driver will pilot the No. 2 JEGS Chevrolet in his second full-time season in the series.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the GMS Racing family as well as be back running for Chevrolet,” Coughlin said in a press release. “GMS is a team that has proven to be one of the teams to beat every time they unload at the race track and now I have the same opportunity. I can’t thank GMS Racing, (team owners) Maury Gallagher and Mike Beam enough for this chance. I think we have the right tools and personnel in place with the No.2 team to run up front and contend for race wins every weekend.”
Coughlin joins Justin Haley, Dalton Sargeant and 2016 series champion Johnny Sauter.
Coughlin has 35 series starts since 2015. His best finish is third at Phoenix in November last season. It is his only top-five finish. He has three tops 10s.
The native of Delaware, Ohio, will be paired with crew chief Jerry Baxter. Baxter worked with Kaz Grala in 2017. Together they won the season opener at Daytona and earned five top fives and 11 top 10s.
Baxter has 10 wins as a crew chief in the Truck Series, including five with Darrell Wallace Jr.
“I’m more than ready to get the 2018 season underway,” Baxter said in a press release. “Last year we raced against Cody every weekend, so I have an idea of the type of driver he is. It will be even better to be able to work with him now firsthand. We have a good group of hard-working guys on the No. 2 that will definitely put us in the position to run well every time we’re at the track.”
The 2018 Truck Series season begins Feb. 16 at Daytona International Speedway.
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Given that it’s Friday the 13th, it’s fitting that Cody Coughlin — driver of the No. 13 Toyota — was fastest in the first of two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practices Friday morning at Talladega Superspeedway.
Coughlin had a top speed of 191.719 mph around the 2.66-mile, high-banked oval, the largest track in NASCAR.
John Hunter Nemechek was second at 191.260 mph, followed by Regan Smith (190.518), Las Vegas winner Ben Rhodes (190.465), Grant Enfinger (190.374), Justin Haley (190.370), Johnny Sauter (190.208), Parker Kligerman (189.858), Matt Crafton (189.451) and Kaz Grala (189.058).
Points leader Christopher Bell was 17th fastest at 181.470 mph.
A total of 30 Trucks took to the track for the session.
The second and final practice session will be this afternoon from 2 – 2:55 p.m. ET on FS1.
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Cody Coughlin posted the fastest lap in Wednesday morning’s opening Camping World Truck Series practice at Bristol Motor Speedway with a lap of 129.404 mph.
He was followed by Kyle Busch (129.369 mph), Johnny Sauter (129.099), Matt Crafton (127.869) and rookie Austin Cindric (127.622).
Grant Enfinger had the best average over 10 consecutive laps at 125.682 mph. He was followed by NASCAR on NBC analyst Parker Kligerman at 125.503 mph.
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There were no incidents in the session.
Final practice is set for 11 a.m. ET. Qualifying is at 4:45 p.m. ET and the race is at 8:30 p.m. ET today.
Christopher Bell posted the fastest lap in Friday’s opening Truck practice at Iowa Speedway.
The series has has a final practice from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. ET before qualifying at 6:05 p.m. and racing at 8:30 p.m. today.
Bell led the way with a lap of 135.257 mph. Rookie Chase Briscoe was second in practice with a lap of 134.881 mph. He was followed by Jesse Little (134.857 mph), John Hunter Nemechek (134.495) and rookie Cody Coughlin (134.180).
Briscoe was the fastest of six drivers who ran at least 10 consecutive laps. Briscoe’s average for 10 consecutive laps was 129.780 mph. Bell was next at 129.733 mph.
There were no incidents in the 85-minute session.
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