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PIQUET JR. FASTEST IN FINAL WINSTAR WORLD CASINO 350 PRACTICE

by TMS Website | Nov 01, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas (November 1, 2012) – Turner Motorsports, led by Nelson Piquet Jr., posted the fastest three laps of Thursday evening’s final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice for the WinStar World Casino 350 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Piquet Jr. (No. 30 TAG Heuer Avant-Garde Eyewear Chevrolet), who also led the first practice session, was the only driver in the 90-minute session to eclipse 182 miles per hour with his lap of 182.113. It came on his 39th and final lap. He also had the second-best 10 consecutive lap average at 167.538.

Miguel Paludo (No. 32 World Diabetes Day/Duroline Chevrolet) was second at 181.220 mph and James Buescher (No. 31 Great Clips Chevrolet), the Plano, Texas native and series points leader, was third at 181.111 mph.

Following the Turner Motorsports trio was Ryan Blaney (No. 29 Cooper Standard RAM) at 181.002 mph and rookie Ty Dillon, second in the series championship, at 180.838 mph.

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Dollar General Toyota), who had the sixth quickest lap, had the best 10 consecutive lap average during the session with an average speed of 174.454.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to the track 2:10 p.m. Friday for the SportsDay Qualifying Day Powered by The Dallas Morning News.

The WinStar World Casino 350 Camping World Truck Series race (147 laps/220.5 miles) will be held at 7 p.m. Tickets remain available by visiting www.texasmotorspeedway.com or by calling (817) 215-8500.
Pos Trk Driver Speed
1 30 Nelson Piquet Jr. 182.113
2 32 Miguel Paludo 181.220
3 31 James Buescher 181.111
4 29 Ryan Blaney 181.002
5 3 Ty Dillon # 180.838
6 18 Kyle Busch(i) 180.288
7 88 Matt Crafton 180.270
8 *19 David Mayhew(i) 180.240
9 33 Cale Gale # 180.168
10 22 Joey Coulter 180.108
11 *4 Brandon McReynolds 180.030
12 17 Timothy Peters 179.772
13 13 Johnny Sauter 179.772
14 6 Justin Lofton 179.760
15 39 Ryan Sieg 179.689
16 *5 Aric Almirola(i) 179.665
17 11 Todd Bodine 179.605
18 2 Brendan Gaughan(i) 179.462
19 09 John Wes Townley # 179.450
20 *7 Parker Kligerman 179.146
21 99 Bryan Silas # 178.006
22 *81 David Starr 177.971
23 23 Jason White 177.877
24 *51 German Quiroga 177.696
25 *8 Max Gresham # 177.486
26 07 Jeff Agnew 177.352
27 9 Ron Hornaday Jr. 177.043
28 *74 Scott Riggs(i) 172.282
29 27 Stephen Leicht(i) 171.750
30 *83 Chris Fontaine 171.445
31 *25 BJ McLeod 171.065
32 8 Ross Chastain # 170.783
33 *10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 170.164
34 *0 Blake Koch(i) 169.422
35 93 Dennis Setzer 167.431
36 84 M. Gosselin/ R.  167.183
37 57 Norm Benning 156.205

# Denotes Rookie
* Must qualify on time
(i) Ineligible for points

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