Sauter tops rain-delayed Truck practice at Texas

08 Jun 2012 NASCAR Wire Service
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitors finally got to hot-lap around Texas Motor Speedway at 8 p.m. CDT, following a lengthy delay that included the jet-drying of a troublesome weeper on the backstretch heading into Turn 3.

Johnny Sauter topped the chart at 29.821 seconds and 181.080 mph in his No. 13 Hot Honey's/Curb Records Toyota Tundra. Matt Crafton was second-quick at 180.911 mph in his No. 88 Menards/Goof Off Toyota. Todd Bodine made it a Toyota sweep at 180.343 mph in his No. 11 Toyota Care Tundra.

Meanwhile, points leader Justin Lofton -- who will start on-pole via owner's points -- was 13th at 178.891 mph in his No. 6 Chevrolet Silverado. Fellow-front row starter Timothy Peters was 12th overall at 179.087 mph in his No. 17 Toyota.

Nelson Piquet Jr. posted the best 10 consecutive lap average at 173.906 mph in his No. 30 Qualcomm/Autotrac Chevy and had the fifth-fastest lap overall at 180.036 mph.



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