Bowman Quickest in Cup Practice, Larson Tops Both Truck Sessions

Alex Bowman topped the first Cup practice session on Bristol's dirt surface

(BRISTOL, TN - MAR 26, 2021 - RIS) Alex Bowman set the quickest time in practice for the first NASCAR Cup Series race on dirt since 1971. In practice for the trucks, Raphael Lessard and Ben Rhodes topped the speed charts. 

NASCAR's top series on dirt? Not since 1971 in Raleigh, NC at the old State Fairgrounds half mile track. This writer left work and drove the few miles west to buy a ticket and sit in the bleachers under the tin roof. We don't remember a lot of details, but Richard Petty won the race, changing the line he took in the first turn because of the big hole opening in the surface. It seems that there was a spring under the track right there. Most laps, he straddled the hole unless he had to go above it. Neil Castles took second place, two laps down from Petty and Bobby Isaac was third, three more laps down.

Twenty-three cars started the race with John Sears on the pole for the 200 lap race, with a winner's purse of $1,000 – not bad for the day. The entire payout for the race was $6,970, a sum that probably would not cover a team's tire budget for this weekend and averages out at $303.04 per car.

Practice session one for the trucks showed that there may be little point in trying to handicap the field as Raphael Lessard and Carson Hocevar topped the timesheets with Lessard's lap of 19.384 sec/92.860 mph just a thin 0.012 sec quicker than Hocevar's best lap. Third on the timesheet after the first session was Hailie Deegan, another 0.022 sec back. The rest of the top ten were Chase Briscoe, Stewart Friesen, Tanner Gray, Todd Gilliland, Sheldon Creed, Tyler Ankrum and Brett Moffitt. Moffitt was also the first driver to spin out on the unfamiliar surface. None of the spins resulted in any contact, but tire wear showed some differences between drivers' experience and crew setups.

In the second truck session, the first hard contact of the day occurred when JR Heffner said he "lost the steering – something come unglued," in the No. 3 Chevy and he hit the inside wall in Turn Three, bringing out a short red flag so the truck could be towed in.

Cup Series session two suffered from heavy dust hanging in the air, limiting visibility. Lap times slowed by the same margins as the trucks' times, with, typical of dirt track racing, the earliest laps run in most cases. Kyle Larson's engine overheated and the car spent much of the session parked with a new engine being installed. The engine swap will send Larson to the back of the field in Sunday's race.

Ryan Blaney capped the second practice session at 20.172 sec / 89.233 mph, a time set on his first hot timed attempt. Several cars showed fairly severe wear on the right rear tires, potentially causing problems in the long final stage because tire changes are (currently) not allowed except at stage breaks. It appears that talks among NASCAR, Goodyear, the track and drivers.

The starting lineups for the feature races will be determined by the outcome of qualifying heat races Saturday afternoon, with the grids determined by a combination of finishing order and points awarded for improving position during the races.

Practice 1: 61st Annual Food City Dirt Race, Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) Alex Bowman, No. 48 Ally Chevrolet, 20.155 sec, 89.308 mph, 1, 42, ---.---, ---.---
2) Christopher Bell, No. 20 Irwin Trade Strong Toyota, 20.225, 88.999, 35, 46, -0.070, -0.070
3) Kyle Busch, No. 18 M&M's Messages Toyota, 20.248, 88.898, 3, 57, -0.093, -0.023
4) Denny Hamlin, No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota, 20.266, 88.819, 2, 42, -0.111, -0.018
5) Kyle Larson, No. 5 Freightliner Chevrolet, 20.314, 88.609, 3, 46, -0.159, -0.048
6) Chase Elliott, No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, 20.334, 88.522, 2, 68, -0.179, -0.020
7) Joey Logano, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, 20.434, 88.089, 2, 58, -0.279, -0.100
8) Cole Custer, No. 41 HaasTooling.com Ford, 20.523, 87.707, 1, 39, -0.368, -0.089
9) William Byron, No. 24 Liberty University Chevrolet, 20.535 sec, 87.655 mph, 1, 36, -0.380, -0.012
10) Chase Briscoe #, No. 14 HighPoint.com Ford, 20.548, 87.600, 3, 39, -0.393, -0.013
11) Ryan Newman, No. 6 Oscar Mayer Cold Cuts Ford, 20.550, 87.591, 2, 47, -0.395, -0.002
12) Chris Buescher, No. 17 Fastenal Ford, 20.557, 87.561, 2, 49, -0.402, -0.007
13) Martin Truex Jr., No. 19 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, 20.568, 87.515, 6, 44, -0.413, -0.011
14) Kevin Harvick, No. 4 Busch Light Ford, 20.574, 87.489, 3, 47, -0.419, -0.006
15) Tyler Reddick, No. 8 BetMGM Chevrolet, 20.595, 87.400, 1, 38, -0.440, -0.021
16) Corey LaJoie, No. 7 NASCAR Trucks at Knoxville Chevrolet, 20.626, 87.269, 3, 46, -0.471, -0.031
17) Ryan Preece, No. *37 BUSH'S Beans/Kroger Chevrolet, 20.650, 87.167, 3, 58, -0.495, -0.024
18) Ross Chastain, No. 42 Clover Chevrolet, 20.707, 86.927, 2, 49, -0.552, -0.057
19) Matt DiBenedetto, No. 21 Menards/Quaker State Ford, 20.711, 86.910, 2, 34, -0.556, -0.004
20) Aric Almirola, No. 10 Smithfield Ford, 20.717, 86.885, 5, 45, -0.562, -0.006
21) Anthony Alfredo #, No. 38 Dude Wipes Ford, 20.728, 86.839, 41, 43, -0.573, -0.011
22) Kurt Busch, No. 1 Monster Energy Chevrolet, 20.751, 86.743, 4, 50, -0.596, -0.023
23) Erik Jones, No. 43 Tide/Food City Chevrolet, 20.760, 86.705, 6, 26, -0.605, -0.009
24) Daniel Suarez, No. 99 Camping World Chevrolet, 20.771, 86.659, 2, 66, -0.616, -0.011
25) JJ Yeley(i), No. 53 Jacob Companies Chevrolet, 20.776, 86.638, 6, 33, -0.621, -0.005
26) Brad Keselowski, No. 2 Discount Tire Ford, 20.781, 86.618, 5, 46, -0.626, -0.005
27) Bubba Wallace, No. 23 DoorDash Toyota, 20.794, 86.563, 11, 39, -0.639, -0.013
28) Ty Dillon(i), No. *96 Bass Pro Shops Toyota, 20.796, 86.555, 2, 41, -0.641, -0.002
29) Stewart Friesen(i), No. 77 Halmar International Chevrolet, 20.810, 86.497, 2, 31, -0.655, -0.014
30) Michael McDowell, No. 34 Love's Travel Stops Ford, 20.818, 86.464, 3, 55, -0.663, -0.008
31) Ryan Blaney, No. 12 Advance My Track Challenge Ford, 20.838, 86.381, 4, 44, -0.683, -0.020
32) Austin Dillon, No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Off Road Chevrolet, 20.840, 86.372, 23, 50, -0.685, -0.002
33) Quin Houff, No. 00 Mane 'n Tail Chevrolet, 20.852, 86.323, 30, 40, -0.697, -0.012
34) Chris Windom, No. 15 NOS Energy Drink Chevrolet, 20.866, 86.265, 21, 35, -0.711, -0.014
35) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 47 Kroger Chevrolet, 20.898, 86.133, 3, 53, -0.743, -0.032
36) Josh Bilicki, No. 52 Junction Fuels Ford, 20.998, 85.722, 8, 19, -0.843, -0.100
37) Shane Golobic, No. 78 Elk Grove Ford/NOS Energy Ford, 21.012, 85.665, 17, 35, -0.857, -0.014
38) Mike Marlar, No. *66 liftkits4less Toyota, 21.109, 85.272, 2, 45, -0.954, -0.097
39) Cody Ware(i), No. 51 Nurtec ODT Chevrolet, 21.112, 85.260, 30, 50, -0.957, -0.003 
(*) Required to qualify on time, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos, Driver, Car, From Lap, To Lap, Avg Speed
1) Kyle Larson, No. 5, 1, 10, 87.167 mph
2) Alex Bowman, No. 48, 1, 10, 86.604
3) Martin Truex Jr., No. 19, 2, 11, 86.520
4) Chase Elliott, No. 9, 1, 10, 86.469
5) Cole Custer, No. 41, 1, 10, 86.339
6) Denny Hamlin, No. 11, 1, 10, 86.146
7) Joey Logano, No. 22, 1, 10, 86.118
8) Tyler Reddick, No. 8, 1, 10, 86.103
9) Ryan Blaney, No. 12, 3, 12, 85.931
10) Michael McDowell, No. 34, 2, 11, 85.787
11) Matt DiBenedetto, No. 21, 1, 10, 85.777
12) Brad Keselowski, No. 2, 1, 10, 85.680
13) Chris Buescher, No. 17, 1, 10, 85.531
14) *Ryan Preece, No. 37, 1, 10, 85.528
15) Aric Almirola, No. 10, 1, 10, 85.479
16) Anthony Alfredo #, No. 38, 3, 12, 85.420
17) Kurt Busch, No. 1, 30, 39, 85.409
18) Corey LaJoie, No. 7, 9, 18, 85.344
19) Ryan Newman, No. 6, 2, 11, 85.276
20) Ross Chastain, No. 42, 1, 10, 85.229
21) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 47, 1, 10, 85.211
22) Daniel Suarez, No. 99, 15, 24, 85.141
23) William Byron, No. 24, 19, 28, 85.051
24) Kevin Harvick, No. 4, 38, 47, 84.937
25) Quin Houff, No. 00, 29, 38, 84.669
26) Shane Golobic, No. 78, 6, 15, 84.522
27) *Ty Dillon(i), No. 96, 16, 25, 83.921
28) Kyle Busch, No. 18, 38, 47, 83.739
29) Cody Ware(i), No. 51, 7, 16, 83.455
30) *Mike Marlar, No. 66, 36, 45, 83.007
31) Austin Dillon, No. 3, 10, 19, 82.180
* must run 10 consecutive laps on the track to be included in the above chart.

Final Practice, 61st Annual Food City Dirt Race Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) Ryan Blaney, No. 12 Advance My Track Challenge Ford, 20.172 sec, 89.233 mph, 1, 67, ---.---, ---.---
2) 
Alex Bowman, No. 48 Ally Chevrolet, 20.194, 89.135, 43, 43, -0.022, -0.022
3) 
Denny Hamlin, No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota, 20.228, 88.986, 46, 80, -0.056, -0.034
4) 
Joey Logano, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, 20.262, 88.836, 1, 69, -0.090, -0.034
5) 
Chase Briscoe #, No. 14 HighPoint.com Ford, 20.313, 88.613, 32, 51, -0.141, -0.051
6) 
Martin Truex Jr., No. 19 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, 20.319, 88.587, 46, 66, -0.147, -0.006
7) 
Chase Elliott, No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, 20.320, 88.583, 32, 54, -0.148, -0.001
8) 
Michael McDowell, No. 34 Love's Travel Stops Ford, 20.321, 88.578, 45, 67, -0.149, -0.001
9) 
William Byron, No. 24 Liberty University Chevrolet, 20.410, 88.192, 1, 57, -0.238, -0.089
10) 
Kyle Busch, No. 18 M&M's Messages Toyota, 20.415, 88.171, 1, 64, -0.243, -0.005
11) 
Daniel Suarez, No. 99 Camping World Chevrolet, 20.428, 88.114, 35, 40, -0.256, -0.013
12) 
Christopher Bell, No. 20 Irwin Trade Strong Toyota, 20.451, 88.015, 30, 53, -0.279, -0.023
13) 
Matt DiBenedetto, No. 21 Menards/Quaker State Ford, 20.460, 87.977, 31, 54, -0.288, -0.009
14) 
Brad Keselowski, No. 2 Discount Tire Ford, 20.461, 87.972, 46, 69, -0.289, -0.001
15) 
Kyle Larson, No. 5 Freightliner Chevrolet, 20.466, 87.951, 1, 35, -0.294, -0.005
16) 
Ross Chastain, No. 42 Clover Chevrolet, 20.467, 87.947, 33, 59, -0.295, -0.001
17) 
Ryan Preece, No. *37 BUSH'S Beans/Kroger Chevrolet, 20.485, 87.869, 44, 75, -0.313, -0.018
18) 
Anthony Alfredo #, No. 38 Dude Wipes Ford, 20.516, 87.736, 39, 60, -0.344, -0.031
19) 
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 47 Kroger Chevrolet, 20.520, 87.719, 34, 56, -0.348, -0.004
20) 
Cole Custer, No. 41 HaasTooling.com Ford, 20.545, 87.613, 32, 65, -0.373, -0.025
21) 
Chris Buescher, No. 17 Fastenal Ford, 20.565, 87.527, 38, 71, -0.393, -0.020
22) 
Ryan Newman, No. 6 Oscar Mayer Cold Cuts Ford, 20.566, 87.523, 38, 56, -0.394, -0.001
23) 
Aric Almirola, No. 10 Smithfield Ford, 20.568, 87.515, 43, 62, -0.396, -0.002
24) 
Kurt Busch, No. 1 Monster Energy Chevrolet, 20.581, 87.459, 27, 58, -0.409, -0.013
25) 
Tyler Reddick, No. 8 BetMGM Chevrolet, 20.594, 87.404, 17, 61, -0.422, -0.013
26) 
Austin Dillon, No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Off Road Chevrolet, 20.642, 87.201, 18, 49, -0.470, -0.048
27) 
Bubba Wallace, No. 23 DoorDash Toyota, 20.680, 87.041, 47, 78, -0.508, -0.038
28) 
Chris Windom, No. 15 NOS Energy Drink Chevrolet, 20.686, 87.015, 2, 41, -0.514, -0.006
29) 
Cody Ware(i), No. 51 Nurtec ODT Chevrolet, 20.687, 87.011, 2, 17, -0.515, -0.001
30) 
Stewart Friesen(i), No. 77 Halmar International Chevrolet, 20.690, 86.999, 13, 28, -0.518, -0.003
31) 
Ty Dillon(i), No. *96 Bass Pro Shops Toyota, 20.723, 86.860, 11, 49, -0.551, -0.033
32) 
Erik Jones, No. 43 Tide/Food City Chevrolet, 20.732, 86.822, 7, 43, -0.560, -0.009
33) 
JJ Yeley(i), No. 53 Jacob Companies Chevrolet, 20.752, 86.739, 3, 27, -0.580, -0.020
34) 
Quin Houff, No. 00 Mane 'n Tail Chevrolet, 20.799, 86.543, 5, 16, -0.627, -0.047
35) 
Mike Marlar, No. *66 liftkits4less Toyota, 20.845, 86.352, 7, 49, -0.673, -0.046
36) 
Corey LaJoie, No. 7 NASCAR Trucks at Knoxville Chevrolet, 20.845, 86.352, 28, 60, -0.673, -0.000
37) 
Kevin Harvick, No. 4 Busch Light Ford, 20.875, 86.228, 2, 67, -0.703, -0.030
38) 
Shane Golobic, No. 78 Elk Grove Ford/NOS Energy Ford, 20.896, 86.141, 7, 48, -0.724, -0.021
(*)
 Required to qualify on time, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos, Driver, Car, From Lap, To Lap, Avg Speed
1) Kyle Larson, No. 5, 17, 26, 87.340 mph
2) Denny Hamlin, No. 11, 46, 55, 87.015
3) Tyler Reddick, No. 8, 9, 18, 86.943
4) Chase Elliott, No. 9, 32, 41, 86.772
5) Alex Bowman, No. 48, 1, 10, 86.636
6) Martin Truex Jr., No. 19, 45, 54, 86.635
7) William Byron, No. 24, 32, 41, 86.616
8) Kurt Busch, No. 1, 25, 34, 86.585
9) Kyle Busch, No. 18, 1, 10, 86.553
10) Ryan Blaney, No. 12, 43, 52, 86.509
11) Ryan Newman, No. 6, 33, 42, 86.502
12) Chase Briscoe #, No. 14, 32, 41, 86.460
13) Joey Logano, No. 22, 42, 51, 86.237
14) Brad Keselowski, No. 2, 45, 54, 86.226
15) Chris Buescher, No. 17, 37, 46, 86.213
16) Anthony Alfredo #, No. 38, 37, 46, 86.139
17) Ross Chastain, No. 42, 2, 11, 86.026
18) Bubba Wallace, No. 23, 45, 54, 86.005
19) *Ryan Preece, No. 37, 1, 10, 85.963
20) Quin Houff, No. 00, 1, 10, 85.918
21) Corey LaJoie, No. 7, 1, 10, 85.873
22) Michael McDowell, No. 34, 45, 54, 85.854
23) Cole Custer, No. 41, 11, 20, 85.743
24) Daniel Suarez, No. 99, 1, 10, 85.655
25) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 47, 1, 10, 85.586
26) Matt DiBenedetto, No. 21, 1, 10, 85.460
27) Erik Jones, No. 43, 7, 16, 85.344
28) Shane Golobic, No. 78, 3, 12, 85.330
29) Aric Almirola, No. 10, 19, 28, 85.252
30) Christopher Bell, No. 20, 11, 20, 85.185
31) Kevin Harvick, No. 4, 22, 31, 85.093
32) Austin Dillon, No. 3, 1, 10, 84.946
33) Cody Ware(i), No. 51, 7, 16, 84.244
* must run 10 consecutive laps on the track to be included in the above chart.

Practice 1: Pinty's Truck Race on Dirt: Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt
Pos, Driver, Truck, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) Raphael Lessard, No. 24 Chevy Accessories Chevrolet, 19.384, 92.860, 11, 31, ---.---, ---.---
2) Carson Hocevar #, No. 42 Scott's/GMPartsNow Chevrolet, 19.396, 92.803, 9, 32, -0.012, -0.012
3) Hailie Deegan #, No. 1 Monster Ford, 19.418, 92.698, 10, 23, -0.034, -0.022
4) Chase Briscoe(i), No. 04 TexaCon Cut Stone/Huffy Ford, 19.432, 92.631, 6, 23, -0.048, -0.014
5) Stewart Friesen, No. 52 Halmar International Toyota, 19.465, 92.474, 2, 33, -0.081, -0.033
6) Tanner Gray, No. 15 Ford Performance Ford, 19.483, 92.388, 4, 44, -0.099, -0.018
7) Todd Gilliland, No. 38 Speedco Ford, 19.502, 92.298, 17, 67, -0.118, -0.019
8) Sheldon Creed, No. 2 Chevy Accessories Chevrolet, 19.525, 92.190, 9, 51, -0.141, -0.023
9) Tyler Ankrum, No. 26 LiUNA! Chevrolet, 19.579, 91.935, 9, 37, -0.195, -0.054
10) Brett Moffitt, No. 45 Circle B Diecast Chevrolet, 19.588, 91.893, 6, 50, -0.204, -0.009
11) John H. Nemechek, No. 4 Mobil 1 Toyota, 19.592, 91.874, 14, 38, -0.208, -0.004
12) Kyle Larson(i), No. 44 Rich Mar Florist/Circle B Chevrolet, 19.603, 91.823, 3, 31, -0.219, -0.011
13) Chase Purdy #, No. 23 BamaBuggies.com Chevrolet, 19.620, 91.743, 7, 74, -0.236, -0.017
14) Matt Crafton, No. 88 Denail Aire/Menards Toyota, 19.688, 91.426, 5, 45, -0.304, -0.068
15) Zane Smith, No. 21  Chevrolet, 19.695, 91.394, 4, 49, -0.311, -0.007
16) Kevin Harvick(i), No. 17 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford, 19.706, 91.343, 12, 51, -0.322, -0.011
17) Austin Wayne Self, No. 22 GOTEXAN/AM Chevrolet, 19.725, 91.255, 4, 40, -0.341, -0.019
18) Ben Rhodes, No. 99 Bombardier LearJet 75 Toyota, 19.729, 91.236, 10, 40, -0.345, -0.004
19) Jessica Friesen, No. 62 Halmar International Toyota, 19.760, 91.093, 10, 51, -0.376, -0.031
20) Myatt Snider(i), No. 33 Louisiana Hot Sauce Chevrolet, 19.811, 90.859, 8, 33, -0.427, -0.051
21) Grant Enfinger, No. 98 Champion/Curb Records Toyota, 19.821, 90.813, 12, 53, -0.437, -0.010
22) Bubba Wallace(i), No. 11 Columbia Outdoor Clothing Toyota, 19.849, 90.685, 8, 48, -0.465, -0.028
23) Jake Griffin, No. 34 Great Escapes RV Center Toyota, 19.879, 90.548, 4, 31, -0.495, -0.030
24) Parker Kligerman, No. 75 Food Country USA Chevrolet, 19.881, 90.539, 12, 44, -0.497, -0.002
25) Mike Marlar(i), No. 56 LIftKits4Less.com Chevrolet, 19.883, 90.530, 3, 35, -0.499, -0.002
26) Johnny Sauter, No. 13 Vivitar/RealTree Toyota, 19.899, 90.457, 7, 32, -0.515, -0.016
27) Chandler Smith #, No. 18 JBL Toyota, 19.901, 90.448, 7, 41, -0.517, -0.002
28) Andrew Gordon, No. 49 Staar Trucking Chevrolet, 19.935, 90.294, 2, 26, -0.551, -0.034
29) Martin Truex Jr.(i), No. 51 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, 19.970, 90.135, 11, 44, -0.586, -0.035
30) Danny Bohn, No. 30 North American Motor Car Toyota, 19.993, 90.032, 8, 40, -0.609, -0.023
31) Codie Rohrbaugh, No. 9 Grant County Mulch Chevrolet, 20.036, 89.838, 5, 33, -0.652, -0.043
32) JR Heffner, No. 3 A. Colarusso & Son Inc. Chevrolet, 20.069, 89.691, 11, 45, -0.685, -0.033
33) Austin Hill, No. 16 United Rentals Toyota, 20.069, 89.691, 15, 32, -0.685, -0.000
34) Ryan Truex, No. 40 CircleBDiecast.com Chevrolet, 20.104, 89.534, 10, 31, -0.720, -0.035
35) Cody Erickson, No. 41 Thunder Seed Chevrolet, 20.113, 89.494, 8, 58, -0.729, -0.009
36) Timothy Peters, No. 25 Rackley Roofing Chevrolet, 20.145, 89.352, 4, 8, -0.761, -0.032
37) Derek Kraus, No. 19 Incredible Bank Toyota, 20.205, 89.087, 13, 46, -0.821, -0.060
38) Ryan Newman(i), No. 39 Coca-Cola/Aggressive Hydraulics Ford, 20.233, 88.964, 10, 41, -0.849, -0.028
39) Norm Benning, No. 6 MDF A Sign Company/Camping World Chevrolet, 20.635, 87.230, 5, 13, -1.251, -0.402
40) Tate Fogleman, No. 12 Solid Rock Carriers Chevrolet, 20.734, 86.814, 9, 36, -1.350, -0.099
41) Trevor Collins, No. 83 CMI Insulation Chevrolet, 20.841, 86.368, 10, 16, -1.457, -0.107
42) Daniel Suarez(i), No. 02 AMR/GoPro Motorplex Chevrolet, 20.894, 86.149, 7, 28, -1.510, -0.053
43) Spencer Boyd, No. 20 EcoTwist Chevrolet, 21.169, 85.030, 17, 32, -1.785, -0.275
(*) Required to qualify on time, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos, Driver, Trk, From Lap, To Lap, Avg Speed
1) Todd Gilliland, 38, 14, 23, 91.525
2) Hailie Deegan #, 1, 3, 12, 91.185
3) Carson Hocevar #, 42, 4, 13, 91.069
4) John Hunter Nemechek, 4, 6, 15, 90.901
5) Chase Purdy #, 23, 4, 13, 90.213
6) Kevin Harvick(i), 17, 3, 12, 90.034
7) Jessica Friesen, 62, 2, 11, 89.590
8) Sheldon Creed, 2, 24, 33, 88.677
9) Austin Hill, 16, 12, 21, 88.521
10) JR Heffner, 3, 3, 12, 88.083
11) Derek Kraus, 19, 12, 21, 87.719
12) Tanner Gray, 15, 1, 10, 87.441
13) Parker Kligerman, 75, 14, 23, 87.272
14) Grant Enfinger, 98, 10, 19, 87.231
15) Cody Erickson, 41, 15, 24, 86.853
16) Chandler Smith #, 18, 5, 14, 86.784
17) Bubba Wallace(i), 11, 7, 16, 86.609
18) Raphael Lessard, 24, 5, 14, 86.590
19) Ryan Newman(i), 39, 15, 24, 86.328
20) Tate Fogleman, 12, 5, 14, 86.310
21) Matt Crafton, 88, 17, 26, 86.000
22) Tyler Ankrum, 26, 15, 24, 85.644
23) Ben Rhodes, 99, 10, 19, 85.636
24) Codie Rohrbaugh, 9, 2, 11, 85.601
25) Kyle Larson(i), 44, 17, 26, 85.590
26) Zane Smith, 21, 19, 28, 85.520
27) Martin Truex Jr.(i), 51, 27, 36, 85.218
28) Trevor Collins, 83, 7, 16, 84.585
29) Ryan Truex, 40, 21, 30, 84.395
30) Myatt Snider(i), 33, 3, 12, 84.147
31) Mike Marlar(i), 56, 9, 18, 83.971
32) Jake Griffin, 34, 9, 18, 83.918
33) Spencer Boyd, 20, 21, 30, 83.795
34) Daniel Suarez(i), 02, 10, 19, 82.657
35) Austin Wayne Self, 22, 2, 11, 80.697
36) Andrew Gordon, 49, 12, 21, 78.816
* must run 10 consecutive laps on the track to be included in the above chart.

Practice 2: Pinty's Truck Race on Dirt: Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt
Pos, Driver, Truck, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) Ben Rhodes, 99, Bombardier LearJet 75 Toyota, 20.703, 86.944, 2, 39, ---.---, ---.---
2) Ryan Newman(i), 39, Coca-Cola/Aggressive Hydraulics Ford, 20.716, 86.889, 2, 11, -0.013, -0.013
3) Tanner Gray, 15, Ford Performance Ford, 20.721, 86.868, 3, 43, -0.018, -0.005
4) Stewart Friesen, 52, Halmar International Toyota, 20.784, 86.605, 2, 56, -0.081, -0.063
5) Matt Crafton, 88, Denail Aire/Menards Toyota, 20.797, 86.551, 10, 57, -0.094, -0.013
6) Chase Briscoe(i), 04, TexaCon Cut Stone/Huffy Ford, 20.798, 86.547, 18, 40, -0.095, -0.001
7) Parker Kligerman, 75, Food Country USA Chevrolet, 20.840, 86.372, 10, 63, -0.137, -0.042
8) Tyler Ankrum, 26, LiUNA! Chevrolet, 20.904, 86.108, 4, 46, -0.201, -0.064
9) Johnny Sauter, 13, Vivitar/RealTree Toyota, 20.906, 86.100, 12, 45, -0.203, -0.002
10) Kevin Harvick(i), 17, Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford, 20.910, 86.083, 4, 26, -0.207, -0.004
11) Sheldon Creed, 2, Chevy Accessories Chevrolet, 20.915, 86.063, 2, 71, -0.212, -0.005
12) Todd Gilliland, 38, Speedco Ford, 20.929, 86.005, 2, 50, -0.226, -0.014
13) Carson Hocevar #, 42, Scott's/GMPartsNow Chevrolet, 20.937, 85.972, 12, 48, -0.234, -0.008
14) Chandler Smith #, 18, JBL Toyota, 20.942, 85.952, 4, 52, -0.239, -0.005
15) Kyle Larson(i), 44, Rich Mar Florist/Circle B Chevrolet, 20.944, 85.944, 18, 43, -0.241, -0.002
16) Raphael Lessard, 24, Chevy Accessories Chevrolet, 20.957, 85.890, 4, 57, -0.254, -0.013
17) Daniel Suarez(i), 02, AMR/GoPro Motorplex Chevrolet, 20.960, 85.878, 2, 53, -0.257, -0.003
18) Martin Truex Jr.(i), 51, Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, 20.968, 85.845, 3, 31, -0.265, -0.008
19) Austin Hill, 16, United Rentals Toyota, 20.982, 85.788, 4, 41, -0.279, -0.014
20) JR Heffner, 3, A. Colarusso & Son Inc. Chevrolet, 20.993, 85.743, 4, 8, -0.290, -0.011
21) Zane Smith, 21,  Chevrolet, 21.010, 85.674, 3, 71, -0.307, -0.017
22) John H. Nemechek, 4, Mobil 1 Toyota, 21.011, 85.669, 7, 50, -0.308, -0.001
23) Chase Purdy #, 23, BamaBuggies.com Chevrolet, 21.012, 85.665, 8, 32, -0.309, -0.001
24) Grant Enfinger, 98, Champion/Curb Records Toyota, 21.013, 85.661, 2, 48, -0.310, -0.001
25) Brett Moffitt, 45, Circle B Diecast Chevrolet, 21.052, 85.503, 8, 46, -0.349, -0.039
26) Trevor Collins, 83, CMI Insulation Chevrolet, 21.054, 85.494, 4, 24, -0.351, -0.002
27) Jessica Friesen, 62, Halmar International Toyota, 21.055, 85.490, 3, 56, -0.352, -0.001
28) Mike Marlar(i), 56, LIftKits4Less.com Chevrolet, 21.074, 85.413, 3, 44, -0.371, -0.019
29) Ryan Truex, 40, CircleBDiecast.com Chevrolet, 21.080, 85.389, 3, 36, -0.377, -0.006
30) Myatt Snider(i), 33, Louisiana Hot Sauce Chevrolet, 21.087, 85.361, 4, 55, -0.384, -0.007
31) Bubba Wallace(i), 11, Columbia Outdoor Clothing Toyota, 21.096, 85.324, 21, 46, -0.393, -0.009
32) Derek Kraus, 19, Incredible Bank Toyota, 21.102, 85.300, 5, 33, -0.399, -0.006
33) Hailie Deegan #, 1, Monster Ford, 21.147, 85.119, 18, 52, -0.444, -0.045
34) Tate Fogleman, 12, Solid Rock Carriers Chevrolet, 21.160, 85.066, 3, 40, -0.457, -0.013
35) Jake Griffin, 34, Great Escapes RV Center Toyota, 21.209, 84.870, 3, 16, -0.506, -0.049
36) Austin Wayne Self, 22, GOTEXAN/AM Chevrolet, 21.216, 84.842, 25, 49, -0.513, -0.007
37) Cody Erickson, 41, Thunder Seed Chevrolet, 21.283, 84.575, 30, 37, -0.580, -0.067
38) Norm Benning, 6, MDF A Sign Company/Camping World Chevrolet, 21.294, 84.531, 12, 29, -0.591, -0.011
39) Codie Rohrbaugh, 9, Grant County Mulch Chevrolet, 21.323, 84.416, 3, 32, -0.620, -0.029
40) Danny Bohn, 30, North American Motor Car Toyota, 21.332, 84.380, 4, 49, -0.629, -0.009
41) Spencer Boyd, 20, EcoTwist Chevrolet, 21.426, 84.010, 4, 47, -0.723, -0.094
42) Andrew Gordon, 49, Staar Trucking Chevrolet, 21.445, 83.936, 3, 52, -0.742, -0.019
43) Timothy Peters, 25, Rackley Roofing Chevrolet, 21.631, 83.214, 9, 10, -0.928, -0.186
44) Jennifer Jo Cobb, 10, Fastener Supply Company Chevrolet, 22.701, 79.292, 6, 11, -1.998, -1.070
(*) Required to qualify on time, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos, Driver, Trk, From Lap, To Lap, Avg Speed
1) Ryan Newman(i), 39, 2, 11, 85.278
2) Chandler Smith #, 18, 4, 13, 85.113
3) Matt Crafton, 88, 2, 11, 84.942
4) Chase Purdy #, 23, 3, 12, 84.932
5) Raphael Lessard, 24, 2, 11, 84.912
6) Todd Gilliland, 38, 16, 25, 84.887
7) Ben Rhodes, 99, 2, 11, 84.887
8) Parker Kligerman, 75, 2, 11, 84.823
9) Sheldon Creed, 2, 2, 11, 84.671
10) Tanner Gray, 15, 2, 11, 84.654
11) Austin Hill, 16, 14, 23, 84.516
12) John Hunter Nemechek, 4, 2, 11, 84.512
13) Daniel Suarez(i), 02, 2, 11, 84.445
14) Martin Truex Jr.(i), 51, 1, 10, 84.347
15) Jessica Friesen, 62, 2, 11, 84.252
16) Zane Smith, 21, 2, 11, 84.096
17) Kyle Larson(i), 44, 28, 37, 84.043
18) Hailie Deegan #, 1, 15, 24, 84.008
19) Ryan Truex, 40, 2, 11, 83.954
20) Carson Hocevar #, 42, 30, 39, 83.899
21) Tyler Ankrum, 26, 9, 18, 83.881
22) Mike Marlar(i), 56, 25, 34, 83.858
23) Stewart Friesen, 52, 1, 10, 83.822
24) Danny Bohn, 30, 2, 11, 83.435
25) Bubba Wallace(i), 11, 2, 11, 83.421
26) Austin Wayne Self, 22, 2, 11, 83.294
27) Trevor Collins, 83, 3, 12, 83.042
28) Cody Erickson, 41, 4, 13, 83.006
29) Tate Fogleman, 12, 1, 10, 82.862
30) Myatt Snider(i), 33, 1, 10, 82.099
31) Andrew Gordon, 49, 18, 27, 81.734
32) Brett Moffitt, 45, 37, 46, 81.644
33) Spencer Boyd, 20, 15, 24, 80.203
34) Jennifer Jo Cobb, 10, 2, 11, 75.215
* must run 10 consecutive laps on the track to be included in the above chart.

John Davison

Long-time RIS staffer, beginning in the mid-80s. Charlotte, NC area local contact.

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