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Custer tops final Truck practice at Gateway

June 14, 2014, Staff report,

Chase Pistone, Darrell Wallace Jr. make up top three ahead of Keystone Light Qualifying

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Cole Custer made a late charge to the top of the leaderboard in the final practice for the Drivin' for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park, his lap of 136.786 winning him the top spot. Saturday's race (8:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1) will be Custer's third start in the series.


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Chase Pistone's speed of 136.562 mph was just short of the fastest lap, putting the rookie in the second spot. Darrell Wallace Jr. ran third-fastest, with a lap at 136.542 mph.

Matt Crafton, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points leader, finished with the seventh-quickest lap (135.820 mph). Ron Hornaday Jr., who is the only driver in the field with a win at the track, was ninth-fastest.

Gray Gaulding picked up where Justin Lofton left off in the No. 20 Krispy Kreme/Gemini Southern Chevrolet, finishing fifth with a speed of 136.046 mph. Gaulding flew overnight from Pensacola, Florida, where he was fifth in the K&N Pro Series East race at Five Flags Speedway.

Also pulling double duty was John Wes Townley, who was back in the No. 5 Zaxby's Toyota and finished 16th with a speed of 134.108 mph after placing fourth in the ARCA race on Friday at Michigan International Speedway.

Keystone Light Pole Qualifying is set for 5:10 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 2), followed by the Drivin' for Linemen 200 (160 laps) at 8:30 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 1).


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