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Austin Hill, Harrison Burton Pace Truck Series Practices at Talladega

Austin Hill and Harrison Burton led the two NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series practice sessions at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday (Oct. 11) afternoon for the Sugarlands Shine 250.

In the first practice of the day, Hill, one of the six Truck Series playoff drivers, topped the speed charts at 193.115 mph. Clay Greenfield, driving his own No. 68 Toyota was second at 193.022 mph, and Timothy Peters was third at 192.948 mph.

Gus Dean had the best five- and 10-lap averages, while Stewart Friesen was the only driver to run 15 consecutive laps.

Talladega Truck First Practice Results

Four Toyotas topped the charts of the second and final Truck Series practice. Burton led the way with a speed of 189.077 mph and was followed by teammate Todd Gilliland (189.040 mph), Tyler Ankrum (188.988 mph) and Riley Herbst (188.798 mph). Codie Rohrbaugh was fifth with a speed of 183.628 mph.

The four Toyota drivers of Burton, Gilliland, Ankrum and Herbst had the fastest 10-lap averages. Of those four, Gilliland is the only one with a start at Talladega (2018).

Talladega Truck Second Practice Results

Both practice sessions were incident-free.

The Truck Series will qualify tomorrow at 10:35 a.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, followed by the race at 1:30 p.m. ET.

About the author

Josh Roller is a 2019 graduate of the Sports Capital Journalism Program at IUPUI in Indianapolis. While in school, he covered the 2018 Indianapolis 500 and the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship. He was an extern for INDYCAR in 2019 and interned with Charlotte Motor Speedway's Communications Department in 2020. Besides writing the Xfinity Breakdown for Frontstretch, he also does a weekly podcast with a friend he met at the 2018 Indy 500, Rob Peeters, called the Racing with Rob and Roller podcast.

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