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On Tuesday afternoon, the Camping World Truck Series held their opening practice session for Wednesday night’s UNOH 200 Presented by ZLOOP. The 37 teams present at the .533-mile concrete oval were scheduled for nearly three hours of track time in what amounted to an open test. That time was partially cut due to rain. Regardless, the teams did get to venture out for track time in and around the showers.
Part-time driver Brandon Jones for GMS Racing was fastest in the No. 33 Chevrolet with a lap of 15.381 seconds (124.751 mph). Matt Crafton was just four-thousandths of a second slower in second. Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Erik Jones was third fastest, while Johnny Sauter and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top five. The top-five drivers were separated by less than one-tenth of a second.
Cole Custer was sixth quickest in the No. 00 for JR Motorsports, while Cameron Hayley was seventh. Timothy Peters, Tyler Reddick and John Wes Townley rounded out the top 10. Other notables include Kyle Busch (in the No. 54 this week) in 11th, part-time racer Caleb Holman for Henderson Motorsports in 12th, Daniel Suarez in 13th, John Hunter Nemechek in 16th and Ty Dillon (driving NTS Motorsports’ second truck) in 21st.
Of the potential debutants, JJ Haley was fastest in 14th for Todd Braun in the Great Clips Chevrolet. Dalton Sargeant was 21st fastest for Wauters Motorsports. As neither team has any owners points, both drivers will have to qualify on speed for Wednesday night’s race.
The Camping World Truck Series teams will have one more practice session Wednesday starting at 11 a.m. That session will air live on FOX Sports 1.
2015 UNOH 200 FIRST PRACTICE SPEEDS
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