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Sauter Fastest In Opening WinStar World Casino 350 Practice

by TMS Webmaster | Nov 03, 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas (November 3, 2011) – Johnny Sauter posted the fastest lap in Thursday’s opening NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice for the WinStar World Casino 350 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Sauter (No. 13 SafeAuto/Curb Records Chevrolet) had a top lap of 181.391 miles per hour among the 23 laps he ran in the 75-minute practice to top the 33 drivers in the session. Rookie Parker Kligerman (No. 29 Cooper Standard Dodge) was second at 180.765 mph and Kyle Busch (No. 18 Traxxas Toyota) was third at 180.409 mph.

Championship leader Austin Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet) was 11th at 179.730 mph while his closest pursuer Plano native James Buescher (No. 31 Exide Chevrolet) was 10th at 179.868 mph.

The final practice begins at 2:15 p.m. and will be followed by The Dallas Morning News Qualifying Days for the WinStar World Casino 350 beginning at 7:10 p.m.

Pos Trk Driver Time Speed
1 13 Johnny Sauter 29.770 181.391
2 29 Parker Kligerman # 29.873 180.765
3 18 Kyle Busch(i) 29.905 180.572
4 88 Matt Crafton 29.932 180.409
5 33 Ron Hornaday, Jr. 29.941 180.355
6 8 Nelson Piquet, Jr. # 29.949 180.307
7 60 Cole Whitt # 29.955 180.270
8 2 Kevin Harvick(i) 29.960 180.240
9 *21 Ty Dillon 30.006 179.964
10 31 James Buescher 30.022 179.868
11 3 Austin Dillon 30.045 179.730
12 22 Joey Coulter # 30.087 179.480
13 4 Ricky Carmichael 30.144 179.140
14 6 Justin Lofton 30.149 179.110
15 7 Miguel Paludo # 30.157 179.063
16 23 Jason White 30.216 178.713
17 81 David Starr 30.239 178.577
18 17 Timothy Peters 30.258 178.465
19 32 Blake Feese 30.318 178.112
20 5 Todd Bodine 30.379 177.754
21 62 Brendan Gaughan 30.513 176.974
22 *20 Johanna Long # 30.525 176.904
23 9 Max Papis 30.531 176.869
24 39 Ryan Sieg 30.591 176.523
25 *63 Jack Smith 30.971 174.357
26 93 BJ McLeod 31.134 173.444
27 66 Ross Chastain 31.138 173.422
28 *68 Clay Greenfield 31.451 171.696
29 *55 Jake Crum(i) 31.486 171.505
30 *74 Mike Harmon(i) 31.825 169.678
31 *65 Tim Andrews(i) 32.314 167.110
32 *76 Derek White 32.729 164.991
33 *10 Jennifer Jo Cobb(i) 36.191 149.208
34 *73 Rick Crawford 0 0

# - Denotes Rookie, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

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