Bubba Wallace, tops Thursday first NASCAR Trucks practice

Phoenix International Raceway - Day 1Darrell Wallace Jr, with a lap speed of 131.569 MPH, was the quickest Thursday afternoon during the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) practice session for Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR).

Second quickest with a lap speed of 131.277 MPH was Ryan Blaney, and he was followed by the current series points leader, Matt Crafton (131.243 MPH) who was third, German Quiroga Jr. (131.205) fourth and Jeb Burton (131.105) was fifth quickest.

Rounding out the top-ten quickest drivers in the session were: Erik Jones (130.995 MPH) who was sixth, series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Tyler Reddick (130.567) seventh, Johnny Sauter (130.548) eighth, Cole Custer (130.548) ninth and Brennan Newberry (130.378) posting tenth.

The teams will return later today for their “Happy Hour” (final) practice session from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (ET), before returning Friday at 4:45 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1) for qualifying to determine the starting lineup for that evening’s race. The current series qualifying track record at PIR is 134.439 MPH, set by Nelson Piquet Jr. on Nov. 9, 2012.

The 20th annual Lucas Oil 150 is scheduled to get underway around 8:50 p.m. (ET), and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage beginning at 8:00 p.m. (ET) with their pre-race program.

Lucas Oil 150 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 54 Darrell Wallace Jr 131.569 27.362 Leader 15
2 29 Ryan Blaney 131.277 27.423 -0.061 10
3 88 Matt Crafton 131.243 27.430 -0.068 8
4 77 German Quiroga 131.205 27.438 -0.076 17
5 13 Jeb Burton 131.105 27.459 -0.097 12
6 51 Erik Jones 130.995 27.482 -0.120 10
7 19 Tyler Reddick # 130.567 27.572 -0.210 29
8 98 Johnny Sauter 130.548 27.576 -0.214 21
9 00 Cole Custer 130.416 27.604 1.915 27
10 9 Brennan Newberry 130.378 27.612 -0.250 11
11 31 Ben Kennedy # 130.303 27.628 -0.266 29
12 17 Timothy Peters 130.270 27.635 -0.273 16
13 32 Ben Rhodes 130.147 27.661 -0.299 33
14 8 John Hunter Nemechek 129.987 27.695 -0.333 22
15 14 Austin Dillon (i) 129.917 27.710 -0.348 15
16 21 Joey Coulter 129.912 27.711 -0.349 16
17 20 Gray Gaulding 129.250 27.853 -0.491 19
18 23 Spencer Gallagher 129.088 27.888 -0.526 11
19 05 John Wes Townley 128.778 27.955 -0.593 22
20 99 Bryan Silas 128.548 28.005 -0.643 26
21 33 Brandon Jones 128.429 28.031 -0.669 13
22 02 Tyler Young # 128.246 28.071 -0.709 24
23 15 Mason Mingus # 127.796 28.170 -0.808 18
24 08 Korbin Forrister 126.436 28.473 -1.111 13
25 35 Akinori Ogata 123.241 29.211 -1.849 13
26 36 Tyler Tanner 122.312 29.433 -2.071 5
27 80 Jody Knowles 122.071 29.491 -2.129 21
28 45 Matt Tift 121.955 29.519 -2.157 8
29 74 Wendell Chavous 177.455 30.650 -3.288 8
30 6 Norm Benning 0.000 0.000 27.362 0
31 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 0.000 0.000 27.362 0
32 50 Jordan Anderson 0.000 0.000 27.362 0
33 63 Justin Jennings 0.000 0.000 27.362 0
34 07 BJ McLeod 0.000 0.000 27.362 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos Car Driver From Lap To Lap Avg. Speed
1 19 Tyler Reddick # 20 29 129.134
Car must run 10 consecutive laps on track to be included in the above chart.

 

 

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