Cole Custer paces Camping World Truck Series practice

cole-custer“Mother Nature” forced the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) teams to one, two and a half hour session (instead of three separate scheduled sessions) on Friday at Martinsville Speedway, and during the final Kroger 250 practice it was Cole Custer – with a lap speed of 96.068 MPH – showing the fastest way around the track.

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Cameron Hayley, was second fastest with a lap speed of 95.622 MPH, and he was followed by Johnny Sauter (95.530 MPH) who was third, Joey Logano (95.415) fourth and Tyler Reddick (95.410) was fifth.

Another ROTY candidate, Erik Jones (95.381 MPH) put down the sixth fastest lap speed, while Tyler Young (95.371) was seventh, Gray Gaulding (95.347) eighth, John Wes Townley (95.333) ninth and Matt Tifft (95.290) rounds out the top-10 fastest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice session.

The teams will return to the track on Saturday morning at 11:45 a.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1) for qualifying to determine the starting lineup for that afternoon’s race. The current series qualifying record at Martinsville is 96.666 MPH, which was set by Jeb Burton on April 6, 2013.

The 17th annual Kroger 250 is set to get underway around 2:50 p,m. (ET) Saturday afternoon, and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the race.

Kroger 250 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 00 Cole Custer 96.068 19.711 Leader 72
2 13 Cameron Hayley # 95.622 19.803 -0.092 82
3 98 Johnny Sauter 95.530 19.822 -0.111 97
4 29 Joey Logano (i) 95.415 19.846 -0.135 106
5 19 Tyler Reddick 95.410 19.847 -0.136 132
6 4 Erik Jones # 95.381 19.853 -0.142 104
7 02 Tyler Young 95.371 19.855 -0.144 106
8 7 Gray Gaulding 95.347 19.860 -0.149 78
9 05 John Wes Townley 95.333 19.863 -0.152 106
10 25 Matt Tifft 95.290 19.872 -0.161 102
11 11 Ben Kennedy 95.256 19.879 -0.168 125
12 92 David Gilliland (i) 95.232 19.884 -0.173 55
13 14 Daniel Hemric # 95.118 19.908 -0.197 96
14 51 Daniel Suarez (i) 95.089 19.914 -0.203 89
15 88 Matt Crafton 94.913 19.951 -0.240 118
16 17 Timothy Peters 94.898 19.954 -0.243 88
17 33 Brandon Jones # 94.860 19.962 -0.251 104
18 23 Spencer Gallagher # 94.856 19.963 -0.252 119
19 8 John Hunter Nemechek # 94.453 20.048 -0.337 103
20 54 Justin Boston # 94.355 20.069 -0.358 89
21 31 James Buescher 93.980 20.149 -0.438 78
22 15 Mason Mingus 93.952 20.155 -0.444 96
23 75 Caleb Roark 93.910 20.164 -0.453 79
24 99 Bryan Silas 93.673 20.216 -0.505 114
25 86 Brandon Brown 93.641 20.222 -0.511 94
26 07 Ray Black Jr. # 96.189 20.320 -0.609 141
27 63 Jake Griffin 93.116 20.336 -0.625 103
28 94 Wendell Chavous # 92.330 20.509 -0.798 160
29 50 Cody Ware # 92.245 20.528 -0.817 68
30 08 Korbin Forrester # 92.137 20.552 -0.841 100
31 35 Tommy Regan 91.056 20.796 -1.085 71
32 6 Norm Benning 91.056 20.796 -1.085 6
33 1 Travis Kvapil 90.677 20.883 -1.172 22
34 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 89.262 21.214 -1.503 70
35 74 Paige Decker 89.258 21.215 -1.504 82
36 87 Charles Buchanan, Jr 87.042 21.755 -2.044 98

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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