NCWTS: Suarez Has Record Pace At Bristol; Tops Truck Happy Hour For KBM Sweep

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Daniel Suarez led the way in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday. (Jonathan Moore/Getty Images for NASCAR photo)

Daniel Suarez led the way in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday. (Jonathan Moore/Getty Images for NASCAR photo)

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Daniel Suarez paced the final practice session for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday, setting a mark that puts the track record in jeopardy heading into Coors Light Pole Qualifying later in the day.

Suarez posted a time of 14.820 seconds (129.474 mph) in his No. 51 ARRIS Toyota Tundra, a lap that is three tenths of a second under the mark set by Ken Schrader in August of 2004 (15.118/126.922).

The run completes a sweep of both practice sessions for Kyle Busch Motorsports, after Suarez’s teammate Christopher Bell was quickest in opening practice earlier in the morning.

In all, Toyota swept the top five spots on the time sheets, with Brett Moffitt timing in second overall (14.860/129.125) for Red Horse Racing in the No. 11 BrainGear/Surface Sunscreen Tundra.

Five-time season winner William Byron (14.861/129.116) and Bell (14.894/128.830) were third and fourth for KBM, followed by Canadian Cameron Hayley (14.917/128.632), who rounded out the top five in a ThorSport Racing entry.

The Brad Keselowski Racing Ford F-150s of Tyler Reddick and rookie Austin Cindric were sixth and seventh, with three more Toyotas — Rico Abreu, Ben Rhodes and Matt Crafton — completing the top 10.

Atlanta winner John Hunter Nemechek was 17th and Daniel Hemric ended the session 19th in a backup truck, following an incident in first practice.

Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is slated for 4:45 p.m.


RESULTS: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series; Final Practice; Bristol Motor Speedway; Aug. 17, 2016

  1. Daniel Suarez
  2. Brett Moffitt
  3. William Byron
  4. Christopher Bell
  5. Cameron Hayley
  6. Tyler Reddick
  7. Austin Cindric
  8. Rico Abreu
  9. Ben Rhodes
  10. Matt Crafton
  11. Johnny Sauter
  12. Cole Custer
  13. Spencer Gallagher
  14. Caleb Holman
  15. Jesse Little
  16. John Hunter Nemechek
  17. Austin Hill
  18. John Wes Townley
  19. Daniel Hemric
  20. Kaz Grala
  21. Parker Kligerman
  22. Timothy Peters
  23. Brandon Jones
  24. Austin Wayne Self
  25. Ben Kennedy
  26. Stewart Friesen
  27. Jake Griffin
  28. Jordan Anderson
  29. Clay Greenfield
  30. Tommy Joe Martins
  31. Brandon Brown
  32. Matt Mills
  33. Travis Kvapil
  34. Cody McMahan
  35. Donnie Levister
  36. Bryce Napier


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jacobseelmanJacob Seelman is the Managing Editor of Race Chaser Online and creator of the Motorsports Madness radio show, airing at 7 p.m. Eastern every Monday on the Performance Motorsports Network.

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