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Stewart Friesen wins Texas Truck pole

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With a speed of 185.103 mph, Stewart Friesen won the pole for tonight’s PPG 400. He picked up nearly one second over his first round time of 184.130 mph.

This is Friesen’s second career pole. Coming out of the DIRTcar Big Block Modified series, hiss first pole came last year on the dirt track of Eldora Speedway.

Friesen snagged the top spot from Todd Gilliland as the final driver to hit the track. Gilliland will line up second with a speed of 184.951 mph.

Last year’s pole winner of this race, Noah Gragson (184.761 mph) lines up third.

Spencer Davis (184.483) and Johnny Sauter (184.074) round out the top five.

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Daniel Suarez crew chief fined for unsecured lug nut at Pocono

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NASCAR has fined Daniel Suarez‘ crew chief, Scott Graves, $10,000 for having one unsecured lug nut on the No. 19 following the Pocono 400.

It is the only Cup penalty issued following the race at Pocono Raceway.

A fine was also issued to the interim crew chief on the No. 29 team in the Camping World Truck Series.

Buddy Sisco was fined $2,500 for one unsecured lug nut on Chase Biscoe’s truck following the Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Sisco received the fine after his first of four races as the interim crew chief on the No. 29 truck owned by Brad Keselowski Racing. Sisco is substituting for Mike Hillman Jr. who was suspended along with two pit crew members after the left front wheel on Briscoe’s truck rolled off during the Truck race at Dover.

 

NASCAR’s entry lists for Pocono, Texas

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All three of NASCAR’s national series are in action this weekend but they will be racing in two different parts of the country.

The Cup and Xfinity Series go to Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania, while the Camping World Truck Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway.

Here are the preliminary entry lists for each race.

Cup Series – Axalta presents the Pocono 400

There are 39 cars on the entry list for this race. Richard Petty Motorsports announced Monday Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive its No. 43 Ford in place of the injured Aric Almirola. It will be Wallace’s Cup Series debut.

Corey LaJoie will be back in the No. 83 Toyota for BK Racing after Ryan Sieg drove it at Dover.

Last year, Kurt Busch won this race after leading the final 32 laps and successfully managing his fuel mileage. Chris Buescher won the August race when it was cut short by 22 laps due to fog.

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Xfinity – Pocono Green 250

There are 41 cars on the entry list for this race, meaning one car will not qualify for the race. Cup drivers in the race include Paul Menard, Ty Dillon, Daniel Suarez, Brad Keselowski and Kyle Larson.

Last year, Larson won this race after it was shortened by rain at Lap 53. Larson led 27 laps before the skies opened up.

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Trucks – Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway

There are only 27 Truck entered into this race. A full field would be 32 trucks. This would be the first race this year without a full field.

The No. 99 Chevrolet for MDM Motorsports will be driven by former Red Horse Racing driver Timothy Peters. The No. 63 Chevrolet does not have a driver attached to it yet.

Last year, William Byron won his second of a rookie record seven races after leading six of the last 40 laps and fending off Rico Abreu.

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John Wes Townley leads final Truck practice in Texas

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FORT WORTH – The final Camping World Truck Series practice for the Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway was led by John Wes Townley.

While recording 28 laps in the 90-minute session, Townley put up a top speed of 179.420 mph. William Byron followed Townley at 178.950 mph. The rookie also navigated the 1.5-mile track with a session-high 51 laps.

The top five was filled out by Spencer Gallagher, Ben Rhodes, and Matt Crafton. Crafton, who has won the past two June races at Texas, was fastest in the first practice session.

Crafton recorded the best 10-lap average at 175.797 mph.

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Entry list for Rattlesnake 400 Truck race at Texas Motor Speedway

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There are 34 entries for Friday night’s Rattlesnake 400 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Texas Motor Speedway, part of the Verizon IndyCar Series weekend at the 1.5-mile track in Fort Worth, Texas.

Two driver spots are unfilled on the initial entry list: the No. 1 Chevrolet and No. 63 Chevrolet.

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