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Clay Greenfield and Austin Hill turned some heads when they topped the leaderboard in the two Gander Outdoors Truck Series practices at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday afternoon (Feb. 14).
Greenfield’s truck turned a quick lap of 191.432 mph to be fastest in the opening session. Codie Rohrbaugh (190.634 mph) also turned a surprisingly fast lap to clock in at second. Austin Theriault (190.613 mph), in his return to the Truck Series with Ricky Benton Racing, posted the third quickest lap.
Johnny Sauter (190.565 mph), in his first run in his return to ThorSport Racing, was fourth, and his teammate Matt Crafton (190.492 mph) was fifth.
Hill, who replaced defending champion Brett Moffitt at Hattori Racing Enterprises, posted a speed of 192.943 mph to be the fastest in the second practice later in the afternoon.
Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Christian Eckes (192.943 mph) and Todd Gilliland (192.901 mph) were second and third. David Gilliland (192.860 mph), who drafted with his son Todd, and Gus Dean (192.860 mph) rounded out the top five.
Rookie Harrison Burton (173.994 mph) had mechanical issues in the second session. The team changed engines and finished the session in 38th.
HB has the @ToyotaRacing truck parked for the night. @KBMteam says they know what the problem is now, since we were able to run those few laps. The @safelite truck will be ready for tomorrow! -PR
— Harrison Burton (@HBurtonRacing) February 14, 2019
The NextEra Energy Resources 250 will air on Fox Sports 1 on Friday night (Feb. 15) at 7:30 p.m. ET.
2019 Truck Series Team Chart
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