Kyle Busch tops lone truck practice at Charlotte
May 16, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Sprint Cup regular edges Ryan Blaney in two-hour session
Kyle Busch set the pace in Friday's lone practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Busch drove the No. 51 Toyota out of his own Kyle Busch Motorsports shop to a fast lap of 180.820 mph on the 1.5-mile track. Busch will be aiming for his sixth Charlotte victory in the series in Friday night's North Carolina Education Lottery 200 (8:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1).
Ryan Blaney, last year's truck series rookie of the year, was second-fastest in the two-hour session at 180.282 mph in the Brad Keselowski Racing No. 29 Ford. Timothy Peters was third-best in the Red Horse Racing No. 17 Toyota at 180.210 mph.
Owner/driver Brad Keselowski, still 0-for-59 in the win column in truck series competition, was fourth-fastest in the No. 19 Ford. Defending series champion Matt Crafton, the current points leader, completed the top five in the No. 88 ThorSport Racing Toyota.
A pair of two-hour truck practices were scheduled Thursday, but steady rain and a threatening forecast washed both sessions away. NASCAR officials expanded Friday's practice by one hour to allow teams more track time.
Keystone Light Pole Qualifying for the series' fourth race of the season is scheduled for 5:40 p.m. ET, also broadcast on FOX Sports 1.