Bell leads rain-shortened final practice for Trucks at Pocono

NASCAR called Happy Hour for the Camping World Truck Series at Pocono Raceway after rain soaked the 2.5-mile on Friday.

Bell leads rain-shortened final practice for Trucks at Pocono

Christopher Bell established the fast pace in the opening stages of what was scheduled to be a 55-minute session with a speed of 168.647mph after four laps. Johnny Sauter was second followed by Kaz Grala, Noah Gragson, Matt Crafton, Ryan Truex, John Hunter Nemechek, Chase Briscoe, Grant Enfinger and Cody Coughlin.

Twenty-four of the 31 trucks entered Overton’s 150 completed laps during the abbreviated 25-minute final practice.

Eight-minutes into the session, troubles continued for Austin Cindric in his back-up truck. Smoke billowed into the cockpit and out of the back of the No. 19 Ford 150.

“Just as I was talking to you guys, as I was coming to pit road, I heard a big clank,” Cindric said.

The track returned to green with Bell still on top of the speed chart. Stewart Friesen jumped into the top-five speeds with a lap of 167.414mph. Haley, who led first practice, was seventh with Truex, John Hunter Nemechek and Briscoe rounding out the top 10 at the 15-minute mark.

The second caution was called 25-minutes into the session for precipitation in the Tunnel Turn. Nemechek stalled coming into Turn 3 and had to be pushed to the pits as NASCAR displayed the red flag.

Bell remained fastest after six laps. Kyle Busch (168.486mph) jumped up to second after a four-lap run. Sauter, Grala, Gragson, Friesen, Haley, Crafton, Truex and Briscoe completed top 10 ten fastest trucks before NASCAR announced practice had concluded 25-minutes later. 

Cla#DriverManufacturerLapsTimeGapIntervalMph
1 4 united_states Christopher Bell  Toyota 6 53.366     168.647
2 51 united_states Kyle Busch  Toyota 4 53.417 0.051 0.051 168.486
3 21 united_states Johnny Sauter  Chevrolet 6 53.483 0.117 0.066 168.278
4 33 united_states Kaz Grala  Chevrolet 13 53.604 0.238 0.121 167.898
5 18 united_states Noah Gragson  Toyota 8 53.731 0.365 0.127 167.501
6 52 united_states Stewart Friesen  Chevrolet 6 53.759 0.393 0.028 167.414
7 24 united_states JJ Haley  Chevrolet 5 54.036 0.670 0.277 166.556
8 88 united_states Matt Crafton  Toyota 6 54.053 0.687 0.017 166.503
9 16 united_states Ryan Truex  Toyota 8 54.139 0.773 0.086 166.239
10 29 united_states Chase Briscoe  Ford 8 54.185 0.819 0.046 166.098
11 8 united_states John Hunter Nemechek  Chevrolet 10 54.276 0.910 0.091 165.819
12 27 united_states Ben Rhodes  Toyota 3 54.363 0.997 0.087 165.554
13 98 united_states Grant Enfinger  Toyota 6 54.387 1.021 0.024 165.481
14 13 united_states Cody Coughlin  Toyota 3 54.678 1.312 0.291 164.600
15 66 united_states Justin Fontaine  Toyota 3 55.009 1.643 0.331 163.610
16 45 united_states T.J. Bell  Chevrolet 4 55.289 1.923 0.280 162.781
17 02 united_states Austin Hill  Ford 3 55.731 2.365 0.442 161.490
18 1 united_states Jordan Anderson  Chevrolet 2 57.499 4.133 1.768 156.524
19 83 united_states Todd Peck  Chevrolet 3 57.716 4.350 0.217 155.936
20 36 united_states Travis Kvapil  Chevrolet 3 58.089 4.723 0.373 154.935
21 6 united_states Norm Benning  Chevrolet 3 58.739 5.373 0.650 153.220
22 10 united_states Jennifer Jo Cobb  Chevrolet 5 60.426 7.060 1.687 148.943
23 44 united_states Austin Wayne Self  Chevrolet 1 61.020 7.654 0.594 147.493
24 28 Bryan Dauzat  Chevrolet 4 61.544 8.178 0.524 146.237
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