William Byron Paces Rain-Shortened North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Practice on Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway
After rain washed away the opening two practice sessions for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, William Byron scorched the 1.5-mile stretch of asphalt in a one-hour session that saw the Kyle Busch Motorsports pilot become the only driver to eclipse the 184-mph mark.
Byron's No. 9 Liberty University Toyota circumvented the iconic superspeedway in 29.321 seconds for an average speed of 184.168 mph. Spencer Gallagher was second, with a 29.355-second lap at 183.955 mph. Johnny Sauter (29.457 seconds, 183.318 mph) and Ben Kennedy turned identical lap times for third and fourth, while six-time North Carolina Education Lottery 200 winner Kyle Busch was fifth with a 183.194-mph lap at a 29.477-second clip.
Qualifying for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' lone visit to Charlotte Motor Speedway this year, is scheduled to kick off at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. The green flag for the 134-lap race will fly at 8:40 p.m.
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