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Austin Hill Paces Wreck-Filled Charlotte Truck Practice

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Austin Hill led the lone practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ NC Education Lottery 200 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway May 28.

The Winston, Ga., driver set a time clocking in at 177.684 mph to top the charts after the one-hour session.

Hill’s No. 16 United Rentals Toyota barely edged out second-place John Hunter Nemechek by less than one tenth of a second. Points leader Nemechek’s time was clocked at 177.585 mph.

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Carson Hocevar, Sheldon Creed and Tanner Gray rounded out the top five in the session.

Numerous drivers had incidents in practice, with notable drivers including Nemechek brushing the wall. Drew Dollar, Timothy Peters, Danny Bohn, Keith McGee and Akinori Ogata also suffered incidents.

Both Dollar and Peters will be using backup trucks for tonight’s race.


Qualifying for the NC Education Lottery 200 is set to get underway at 5:35 p.m. ET on May 28, with the green flag set to drop later this evening at 8:30 p.m.

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Alex has been writing in the motorsport world since he was 19. Starting his career with the NASCAR Pinty's Series, Alex's work has been featured in Inside Track Magazine, TSN & NBC Sports as well as countless race programs.

Alex has also worked within the junior hockey world in Canada, appearing as a desk host for the OHL's Barrie Colts. He also got the opportunity to cover the 2018 Chevy Silverado 250 which appeared as the headlining article on NASCAR.com.

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