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Noah Gragson and Dalton Sargeant Lead Michigan Truck Practices

Noah Gragson and Dalton Sargeant led Friday’s Camping World Truck Series practice sessions at Michigan International Speedway.

Opening Practice 

Gragson, who is making his return to the series after sitting out Pocono, paced the first practice session of the afternoon with a lap that was almost two mph faster than second-place Matt Crafton. Gragson turned a 187.227 mph. lap while Crafton turned a 185.763 mph. lap.

Todd Gilliland finished the session in third while Dalton Sargeant and Spencer Davis rounded out the top-five. Davis is making his first start in the series since June at Texas.

Grant Enfinger was sixth, while Johnny Sauter, Stewart Friesen, Jordan Anderson, and Austin Wayne Self rounded out the top 10. Anderson and Self put strong laps down in the session finishing ahead of drivers like Brett Moffitt, Ben Rhodes, and Justin Haley who all three have victories this season.

All but six trucks entered in this weekends race turned a lap during the session with Enfinger turning the most at 35. Timmy Hill, Camden Murphy, and Reed Sorenson all three turned the least amount of laps at two apiece. There was a 2.668-second margin between first place Gragson and last place Sorenson.


Final Practice 

In the final practice session of the afternoon, Sargeant posted the fastest lap. The No. 25 turned a 186.47 mph lap around the 2-mile oval. Moffitt made up from the first session to finish second with a 186.33-mph lap, .14 mph slower than the fastest truck of Sargeant.

Crafton, who was second in first practice, finished third in final practice while Davis and Myatt Snider rounded out the top five.

Gragson, who was fastest in first practice, finished sixth in final practice while Sauter, Rhodes, Gilliland and Haley rounded filled the top 10.

Thirty-two of the 33 trucks entered turned at least one lap during the final practice session with Gilliland turning the most laps at 30. Jennifer Jo Cobb, Sorenson, and Self all turned the least amount of laps in the session at two apiece. There was a 4.350-second margin between first place Sargeant and last place Cobb.


Qualifying for Saturday’s Corrigan Oil 200 is slated for 9:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, August 11 on FS1. The race is slated to begin at 1 p.m. ET, and will be shown live on FS1.

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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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