NASCAR returned to dirt on Tuesday with the first two official practice sessions for Wednesday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway. Just from the practices alone the show for Wednesday looks like it will be fantastic.
Kyle Larson was fastest in the first practice on Tuesday.
The NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year leader set the best lap time in his No. 30 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet. NASACR Sprint Cup Series veteran Dave Blaney was second fastest driving the No. 19 Ford for Brad Keselowski Racing and his son Ryan Blaney was third fastest and the best of the Truck Series regulars in the No. 29 BKR Ford.
Austin Dillon and Ty Dillon were fourth and fifth in the first practice with Brendan Gaughan sixth, John Wes Townley seventh, Scott Bloomquist eighth, Ron Hornaday Jr ninth, and Dakoda Armstrong tenth.
In the second practice which was ran from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET, a time more comparable to when the racing will be held tomorrow, Austin Dillon was the fastest. He is driving the No. 39 Chevrolet for RSS Racing. That is the truck that Ryan Sieg is usually the driver of. Ty Dillon was second fastest in his No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet.
There were numerous spins and contact with the wall in both practices and once there are 30 trucks on the half-mile for the Mudsummer Classic things should get extremely interesting.
Final practice will be run at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday. That will be followed by single truck qualifying at 5 p.m. ET to set the lineups for the five qualifying heat races. Those start at 7 p.m. ET on SPEED with the Mudsummer Classic starting at 9:30 p.m. ET on SPEED.
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