Erik Jones fastest in final Truck Series practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Charlotte Motor Speedway - Day 1NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Erik Jones, on Thursday night with a lap speed of 180.693 MPH, was the quickest during the final practice session for Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS).

Second quickest with a lap speed of 180.668 MPH was Scott Lagasse Jr., and he was followed by Matt Tifft (180.608 MPH) who was third, Kasey Kahne (180.493) fourth and Tyler Reddick (180.228) was fifth.

The reigning NCWTS champion and current points leader, Matt Crafton (180.216 MPH) was sixth quickest, while David Gilliland (180.126) was seventh, ROTY contenders Spencer Gallagher (179.700) and Cameron Hayley (179.611) were eighth and ninth quickest respectively, and Brad Keselowski (179.462) rounds out the top-10.

On Friday at 5:45 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1) the teams will qualify to determine the starting lineup for that evening’s race, where at Charlotte, the current series qualifying track record speed of 183.773 MPH, was set by Kyle Busch last year on May 16th.

The 13th annual North Carolina Education Lottery 200 is scheduled to get underway on Friday night at approximately 8:50 p.m. (ET), with television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.

North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 4 Erik Jones # 180.693 29.885 Leader 57
2 31 Scott Lagasse Jr. 180.668 29.889 -0.004 36
3 51 Matt Tifft 180.608 29.899 -0.014 47
4 00 Kasey Kahne (i) 180.493 29.918 -0.033 51
5 19 Tyler Reddick 180.228 29.962 -0.077 45
6 88 Matt Crafton 180.216 29.964 -0.079 60
7 92 David Gilliland (i) 180.126 29.979 -0.094 13
8 23 Spencer Gallagher # 179.700 30.050 -0.165 56
9 13 Cameron Hayley # 179.611 30.065 -0.180 43
10 29 Brad Keselowski (i) 179.462 30.090 -0.205 73
11 8 Joe Nemechek 179.444 30.093 -0.208 43
12 07 Ray Black Jr. # 179.247 30.126 -0.241 32
13 14 Daniel Hemric # 178.843 30.194 -0.309 45
14 15 Mason Mingus 178.749 30.210 -0.325 24
15 54 Justin Boston # 178.713 30.216 -0.331 52
16 11 Ben Kennedy 178.389 30.271 -0.386 55
17 17 Timothy Peters 178.000 30.337 -0.452 37
18 98 Johnny Sauter 177.789 30.373 -0.488 33
19 33 Brandon Jones # 177.678 30.392 -0.507 50
20 05 John Wes Townley 177.585 30.408 -0.523 43
21 02 Tyler Young 177.474 30.427 -0.542 38
22 75 Caleb Holman 176.655 30.568 -0.683 31
23 63 Tyler Tanner 175.959 30.689 -0.804 27
24 86 Brandon Brown 174.357 30.971 -1.086 23
25 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 174.182 31.002 -1.117 27
26 45 BJ McLeod 174.149 31.008 -1.123 2
27 08 Korbin Forrester # 174.042 31.027 -1.142 27
28 36 Justin Jennings 174.025 31.030 -1.145 16
29 40 Todd Peck 173.544 31.116 -1.231 29
30 1 Kyle Fowler (i) 171.554 31.477 -1.592 5
31 74 Jordan Anderson 171.401 31.505 -1.620 16
32 50 Travis Kvapil 171.189 31.544 -1.659 16
33 28 Ryan Ellis (i) 171.108 31.559 -1.674 20
34 6 Norm Benning 152.698 35.364 -5.479 2
35 94 Wendell Chavous # 0.000 0.000 29.885 0

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

 

 

 

 

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