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Justin Haley, Noah Gragson Pace Truck Practices at Atlanta

Following two practices for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway, second-year drivers Justin Haley and Noah Gragson were quickest, leading practices one and two, respectively, on Friday, Feb. 23.

Haley was fastest of 28 trucks in the first practice session, turning a 31.141-second lap (178.029 mph). Meanwhile, last weekend’s winner at Daytona International Speedway, Johnny Sauter, finished the session second with a 31.315-second lap (177.040 mph).

Myatt Snider finished third in the session with a blank No. 13 Ford F-150, and Stewart Friesen and Gragson rounded out the top-five.

28 of the 34 trucks entered in Saturday’s race turned a lap in the session, with Haley running the most laps at 27.


Meanwhile, Gragson turned a 31.011-second lap to finish first in the second practice, beating out Ben Rhodes, who ran a 31.234-second lap.

Haley ended up third in practice two, followed by Jesse Little, attempting to make his first start of the 2018 season. Dalton Sargeant, in the No. 25 GMS Racin g entry, finished the session in the fifth position.

31 of the 32 trucks practiced in the session, with the No. 0 of Joey Gase the sole truck not to turn a lap. The No. 51 of Spencer Davis ran the most laps of the session at 35; he was 12th fastest.


The race will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, at 4:30 p.m. ET, with qualifying at 10:35 a.m. ET. FOX Sports 1 will air the event.


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His favorite tracks on the circuit include Barber Motorsports Park, Iowa Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, and Bristol Motor Speedway.

During the season, Christian also spends time as a photographer with multiple other outlets shooting Monster Energy AMA Supercross, Minor League & Major League Baseball, and NCAA Football.

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