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Christian Eckes and Brett Moffitt Lead Gateway Friday Practices

The Toyotas of Christian Eckes and Brett Moffitt led the way in Friday’s practice sessions at Gateway. NASCAR had three practice sessions slated for Friday but rain forced NASCAR to reschedule final practice for Saturday morning. Even with the uncooperative weather, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series still got a chance to show their stuff before the race and qualifying on Saturday.

Eckes, making his second start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, turned a 134.360-mph lap around Gateway. Just .009 seconds behind Eckes was his Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Noah Gragson who finished second in the session.

Ben Rhodes finished the session in third while Moffitt and Matt Crafton rounded out the top-five speeds.

Myatt Snider and Moffitt both turned 23 laps in the session, the most of all drivers. There was a 5.174-second margin between first-place Eckes and last place Camden Murphy.

Results from NCWTS First Practice from Gateway

Moffitt, last weekends winner, turned a 137.191-mph lap around Gateway to put his No. 16 AISIN Toyota Tundra in first on the speed charts. Snider finished the session in second, just .128 seconds slower than the leader.

Johnny Sauter finished the session in third while Riley Herbst and Ben Rhodes rounded out the top-five speeds.

Noah Gragson turned the most laps in the session at 42. There was a 3.275-second margin between first place Moffitt and last place Josh Reaume.

Results from NCWTS Second Practice from Gateway

Final practice will take place at 12:00 p.m./ ET. Qualifying is slated for Saturday, June 23rd at 5:45 p.m./ET. It will be tape delayed on FS1 at 7 p.m./ET while the Eaton 200 at Gateway will go live on FS1 at 8:30 p.m./ET.

About the author

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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