In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) from Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) Friday morning, it was series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Grant Enfinger – with a lap speed of 179.574 MPH – posting the fastest speed in the first NCWTS Great Clips 200 practice session.
A fellow ROTY contender, Christopher Bell, was second fastest in the session with a lap speed 178.816 MPH, and he was followed by Matt Crafton (178.310 MPH) who was third, while Daniel Hemric and John Wes Townley (with the identical lap speed of 177.858 MPH) were recorded fourth and fifth fastest respectively.
ROTY contender William Byron (177.493 MPH) was sixth fastest, as another ROTY contender, Cole Custer (177.074) was seventh, Parker Kligerman (177.028) eighth, Cameron Hayley (176.961) ninth and Tyler Reddick (176.527) rounding out the top-10.
There will be two more practice sessions today with the next session running from 1:30 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 4:00 p.m. – 5:25 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.
Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 the teams will have their qualifying session to determine the starting lineup for that early evening’s race. Rick Crawford is the current series qualifying track record holder at AMS with a lap speed of 182.735 MPH – which he set on March 18, 2005.
The 8th annual Great Clips 200 is slated to get started around 4:50 p.m. ET after the NXS Race, and television coverage of the race will be provided by On FOX Sports 1.
|Great Clip 200 First Practice Results|
|Pos.||Car #||Driver||Best Speed||Best Time||Behind||# Laps|
|1||33||Grant Enfinger #||179.574||30.873||Leader||20|
|5||05||John Wes Townley||177.858||31.171||-0.298||13|
|7||00||Cole Custer #||177.074||31.309||-0.436||12|
|12||51||Daniel Suarez (i)||176.409||31.427||-0.554||9|
|18||8||John Hunter Nemechek||175.521||31.586||-0.713||11|
|19||98||Rico Abreu #||175.254||31.634||-0.761||17|
|22||32||Justin Marks (i)||174.192||31.827||-0.954||4|
|24||07||JJ Yeley (i)||173.272||31.996||-1.123||2|
|30||10||Jennifer Jo Cobb||166.526||33.292||-2.419||3|
|32||44||Tommy Joe Martins||0.000||0.000||30.873||0|
|35||50||Ryan Ellis (i)||0.000||0.000||30.873||0|
# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series