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Eldora Truck practice report

NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby - Practice

ROSSBURG, OHIO - JULY 31: Stewart Friesen, driver of the #52 Halmar International Chevrolet, drives during practice for the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway on July 31, 2019 in Rossburg, Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Stewart Friesen, who holds the final playoff spot with two races left in the regular season for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series, posted the fastest lap in Wednesday’s final practice session at Eldora Speedway.

Friesen’s best lap was 90.516 mph. Defending race winner Chase Briscoe was next at 90.303 mph. They were followed by Brett Moffitt (90.090 mph), Todd Gilliland (90.027) and Matt Crafton (89.901).

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Qualifying races the feature will be Thursday night.

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Chase Briscoe showed his dirt track roots, being fastest in the first of two practices Wednesday at Eldora Speedway.

Briscoe, who won Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway, covered Eldora’s half-mile dirt racing surface at a speed of 93.473 mph. Briscoe also comes into Thursday’s Eldora Dirt Derby as the defending winner from last year’s race there.

Series veteran Matt Crafton was second-fastest (92.874 mph), followed by Brett Moffitt (92.450 mph), Stewart Friesen (92.398 mph) and Sheldon Creed (92.237 mph).

Sixth through 10th were Johnny Sauter (92.185 mph), Tyler Dippel (91.907 mph), Todd Gilliland (91.710 mph), Ben Rhodes (91.636 mph) and Kyle Strickler (91.598 mph).

A second practice session is scheduled later tonight between 9 and 9:55 p.m. ET. Like the first practice, there is no TV coverage for the second practice, either.

Click here for the first practice results.