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Matt Crafton Fastest in Sole Practice Session at Kansas

Matt Crafton led the way in the sole NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Friday (May 11). When mother nature intervened with heavy thunderstorms early in the morning, NASCAR was forced to cancel the first session. During the lone practice, Crafton turned a 177.626 mph lap putting his Ford on the top of the speed charts.

Myatt Snider, Crafton’s ThorSport Racing teammate, finished the session in second. Atlanta winner Brett Moffitt finished third while Kyle Busch and Stewart Friesen rounded out the top-five speeds.

32 of the 33 trucks entered turned a lap during the session with the No. 1 of Camden Murphy the sole driver who didn’t practice. Bo LeMastus, who finished the session in 16th, turned the most laps at 39 while Joe Nemechek turned the least at one. Of the 32 trucks, Robby Lyons turned a 159.147 mph lap, the slowest of the session.

11 trucks ran 10 consecutive laps during the session with Ben Rhodes having the fastest ten lap average.  Rhodes averaged 173.533 mph while Noah Gragson, Cody Coughlin, Grant Enfinger and Moffitt rounded out the top five.

Qualifying for tonight’s 37 Kind Days 250 kicks off at 5:10 p.m. ET and will be shown live on FOX Sports 1. Race coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET with NASCAR Raceday also on FOX Sports 1. Race coverage continues on FS1 at 8:30 p.m. ET.


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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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