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Johnny Sauter, Riley Herbst Pace Vegas Truck Practices

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Johnny Sauter and Riley Herbst led Thursday’s two practices for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the second race of the 2018 CWTS playoffs.

Sauter put his GMS Racing Chevrolet on top of the leaderboard in the first practice with a top speed of 175.718 mph.

In second place was the Ford of ThorSport Racing’s Myatt Snider at 175.313 mph, and Stewart Friesen, Sauter’s teammate-by-alliance, was third at 175.177 mph.

Fourth was ThorSport’s Matt Crafton at 174.924 mph, and rounding out the top five was Austin Hill in the Young’s Motorsports No. 02 at 174.469 mph.

Noah Gragson and Crafton were the only drivers in the first practice to run 10 consecutive laps, with Gragson averaging 172.209 mph to lead that category.

Crafton and Herbst ran the most laps of any driver at 26 apiece.

32 of the 36 entries participated in the practice session.

Practice 1 full results

In the second practice, Herbst’s top speed of 176.534 mph put him on top of the leaderboard.

In second was Justin Haley at 176.074 mph, while teammates Crafton and Snider were third and fourth fastest at 176.005 and 175.947 mph, respectively.

Rounding out the top five was Gragson with a speed of 175.936 mph.

Sauter ran the most laps at 44, and 35 trucks of the 36 entries participated in this practice session.

Kyle Busch won the Stratosphere 200 at LVMS in the spring, piloting the No. 51 that Brandon Jones is racing this weekend.

The World of Westgate 200 will be Friday, Sept. 14 at 9 p.m. ET, with TV coverage on Fox Sports 1

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Wesley has been with Fronstretch since October 2017. He loves well-told stories in whatever format he finds them. Aside from NASCAR, he enjoys reading, country music and OKC Thunder basketball. He has a BA in Liberal Arts/English and currently lives in eastern Oklahoma, where he works as a freelance writer/editor.

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