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Friday schedule for All-Star Weekend

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A very busy day is on hand at Charlotte Motor Speedway as All-Star Weekend gets underway.

The day is highlighted by qualifying for the All-Star Race and the Gander Outdoors Truck Series race.

Here is the day’s full schedule:

(All times are Eastern)

7:30 a.m. – Truck Series garage opens

8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Cup garage open

9:05 – 9:55 a.m. – Truck practice (NASCAR.com, Motor Racing Network)

10:35 – 11:25 a.m. – Final Truck Series practice (NASCAR.com, MRN)

11:35 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. – Combined All-Star and Open practice (NASCAR.com, MRN)

1:05 – 1:55 p.m. – Final practice; Open teams (NASCAR.com, MRN)

2:05 – 2:25 p.m. – Final practice; All-Star teams (NASCAR.com, MRN)

2:35 – 2:45 p.m. – Pit road speed practice (All-Star Group 1)

2:45 – 2:55 p.m. – Pit road speed practice (All-Star Group 2)

4:35 p.m.  – Truck qualifying; single truck/one lap (Fox Sports 1)

5:45 p.m. – Truck driver-crew chief meeting

6 p.m. – Monster Open qualifying; single car/two rounds (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

7 p.m.- All-Star qualifying; single car/three laps/mandatory pit stop (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

8 p.m. – Truck driver introductions

8:30 p.m. – North Carolina Education Lottery 200; 134 laps/201 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

All-Star Race Weekend Schedule

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NASCAR returns to its backyard this weekend for All-Star Race festivities at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The Cup Series exhibition race will be preceded on Friday by a Gander Outdoors Truck Series race.

Here’s the full weekend schedule with TV and radio info:

(All times are Eastern)

Friday, May 17

7:30 a.m. – Truck Series garage opens

8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Cup garage open

9:05 – 9:55 a.m. – Truck practice (NASCAR.com, Motor Racing Network)

10:35 – 11:25 a.m. – Final Truck Series practice (NASCAR.com, MRN)

11:35 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. – Combined All-Star and Open practice (NASCAR.com, MRN)

1:05 – 1:55 p.m. – Final practice; Open teams (NASCAR.com, MRN)

2:05 – 2:25 p.m. – Final practice; All-Star teams (NASCAR.com, MRN)

2:35 – 2:45 p.m. – Pit road speed practice (All-Star Group 1)

2:45 – 2:55 p.m. – Pit road speed practice (All-Star Group 2)

4:35 p.m.  – Truck qualifying; single truck/one lap (Fox Sports 1)

5:45 p.m. – Truck driver-crew chief meeting

6 p.m. – Monster Open qualifying; single car/two rounds (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

7 p.m.- All-Star qualifying; single car/three laps/mandatory pit stop (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

8 p.m. – Truck driver introductions

8:30 p.m. – North Carolina Education Lottery 200; 134 laps/201 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Saturday, May 18

2 p.m. – Cup garage opens

4 p.m. – Driver-crew chief meeting

5:30 p.m. – Monster Energy Open driver introductions

6 p.m. – Monster Energy Open; 20 laps/20 laps/10 laps (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

7:30 p.m. – All-Star Race driver introductions

8 p.m. – All-Star Race; 30 laps/20 laps/20 laps/15 laps (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Results, Truck Series point standings after Charlotte

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Johnny Sauter claimed his third win of the year in Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

He beat Kyle Busch, Brandon Jones, Brett Moffitt and Ben Rhodes.

It’s his 20th win of his career.

Click here for race results.

Points

Sauter continues to lead the standings. He has a 59-point lead over Noah Gragson.

The top five is completed by Brett Moffitt (-65 points), Ben Rhodes (-79) and Grant Enfinger (-90).

Click here for the full standings.

Johnny Sauter wins Truck Series race at Charlotte

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CONCORD, North Carolina —  Johnny Sauter won the Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in a 10-lap shootout.

Sauter claimed his third win of the year and his first at the 1.5-mile track in his 10th start.

“This is the biggest win of my life!” Sauter told his team over the radio after taking the checkered flag. It’s his 20th win the Truck Series.

“It’s a tough place, everybody wants to win here,” Sauter told Fox Sports 1. “I never though I’d win here. I’ve had good runs here and I’ve had very humbling runs here to say the least.”

The GMS Racing driver streaked to the win as the field fought for position behind him. He led 71 laps and beat Kyle Busch, Brandon Jones, Brett Moffitt and Ben Rhodes.

It’s his second win in the last three races.

STAGE 1 WINNER: Brett Moffitt

STAGE 2 WINNER: John Hunter Nemechek

MORE: Race results, point standings

WHO HAD A GOOD DAY: Kyle Busch finished second after having to come through the field twice after penalties for his crew going over the wall too soon … Brandon Jones placed third for his eighth career top five … Brett Moffitt earned his fourth top five of the year … Parker Kligerman placed seventh for his first top 10 of the season.

WHO HAD A BAD DAY: Grant Enfinger finished 12th after he lost a tire with 10 laps to go in Stage 1 … Justin Fontaine finished 19th after a single-car wreck with 54 laps to go … Matt Crafton finished seventh after an incident with Todd Gilliland on a restart with 17 to go. Crafton was rammed from behind by Gilliland and began smoking, forcing him to pit for repairs.

NOTABLE: Sauter is the sixth driver in series history to win three or more races in the first seven races of the season.

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT: “Pure talent. That’s about it. I don’t know, my pit crew did absolutely nothing to help me out tonight. My truck drove like (expletive). These splitters are absolutely horrendous. You can’t pass in traffic. You can’t race alongside anybody. You can’t get within five truck lengths of no one. But somehow, someway I was able to get back to the front. Had a blast.” – Kyle Busch on how he came back from two pit penalties.

WHAT’S NEXT: Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway at 9 p.m. ET on June 8 on FS1.

Rain cancels Truck qualifying at Charlotte; Johnny Sauter on pole

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CONCORD, North Carolina — Qualifying for tonight’s Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway was cancelled due to rain.

The field for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 will be set by owner points, giving Johnny Sauter the number one starting position.

Noah Gragson will join him on the front row.

The top five is completed by Todd Gilliland, Kyle Busch and Grant Enfinger.

The race is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.

Click here for the starting lineup.