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Sheldon Creed, Brennan Poole Lead Charlotte Truck Series Practices

Rookie Sheldon Creed and Brennan Poole led the two NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series practices Friday morning (May 17) ahead of the North Carolina Education 200.

The first session, measuring 50 minutes in length, saw all trucks entered take to the track, with exception to Camden Murphy‘s No. 8 Chevrolet, which was notably absent. Creed shot to the top of the charts after laying down a lap of 181.561 mph.

Todd Gilliland was second at 181.111 mph. Ben Rhodes, as well as veterans Kyle Busch and Joe Nemechek rounded out the top five. Harrison Burton, who was 12th on the speed charts, logged the most laps during first practice with 37.

Right behind Burton in 13th position was Trey Hutchins, who will attempt to give his team, Trey Hutchins Racing, its first start.

North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Practice 1 Results

In the second uneventful 50-minute session, Poole led the way with an average speed of 180.313 mph, a week after his On Point Motorsports team elected to skip the NGOTS event at Kansas due to sponsorship woes.

Creed slotted in second at 180 mph flat. Gilliland, Stewart Friesen, and Burton rounded out the top five. Kansas winner Ross Chastain was 21st.

Only three competitors logged 10 consecutive laps or more. Rhodes had the best consecutive 10-lap average at 176.501 mph, which paced Poole and Creed’s times.

North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Practice 2 Results

Drivers will qualify for the North Carolina Education Lottery at 4:35 p.m. ET. The race will run at 8:45 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

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Never at a loss for words, Zach Gillispie is a young, talented marketing professional from North Carolina who talks and writes on the side about his first love: racing! Since joining Frontstretch in 2018, Zach has served in numerous roles where he currently pens the NASCAR 101 column, a weekly piece delving into the basic nuts and bolts of the sport. Additionally, his unabashedly bold takes meshed with that trademarked dry wit of his have made Zach a fan favorite on the weekly Friday Faceoff panel. In his free time, he can be found in the great outdoors, actively involved in his church, cheering on his beloved Atlanta Braves or ruthlessly pestering his colleagues with completely useless statistics about Delma Cowart.

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