It’s Bristol Baby, just a bit messier.
On Friday, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series held a pair of 50-minute practice sessions for the second annual Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt, allowing teams to get acclimated to the track’s surface.
Stewart Friesen – a full-time driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and a tenured dirt racer — posted the fastest time of Friday’s practice blocks, posting a time of 19.369 seconds (92.932mph).
Ben Rhodes posted the second-fastest time in the series’ first session, with Derek Kraus, Carson Hocevar, and Matt Crafton rounding out the top five. Ty Majeski, Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, Tanner Gray, and Hailie Deegan rounded out the top-10.
Despite posting the 10th-fastest lap time, Deegan continued her rough start to the season with an accident in practice, forcing her David Gilliland Racing team to a backup truck.
Joey Logano, Harrison Burton, and Lawless Alan also accrued an incident over the course of the second session.
After turning a number of laps around Bristol Motor Speedway, Joey Logano was able to climb back in his Planet Fitness sponsored Ford F-150 and lead the final practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
The No. 54 Ford F-150 posted a lap time of 19.779 seconds (91.006mph) to lead the 38-truck field in the second and final 50-minute session.
Just like the opening practice, Ben Rhodes claimed the runner-up spot, with Matt Crafton, Buddy Kofoid, and Chase Elliott rounding out the top five. Chandler Smith, Grant Enfinger, Ty Majeski, Christian Eckes, and Matt DiBenedetto rounded out the top-10.
Stewart Friesen, who led the series’ opening practice, didn’t immediately hit the track, clocking in 34th of 37 trucks to practice in the final session.
Some mid-practice drama did occur though when NASCAR sent out an updated entry list showing Andrew Gordon was in the No. 49 for CMI Motorsports, rather than the No. 46 for G2G Racing.
Tim Viens, the owner of G2G Racing, spoke exclusively to TobyChristie.com about the team’s predicament on Friday: