Chase Briscoe tops rain-delayed Truck series practice

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By Aaron Bearden, Motorsports Editor

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Chase Briscoe’s first foray with Brad Keselowski Racing led the 2016 ARCA Racing Series champion to the top of the charts.

Briscoe’s 46.637-second lap proved strong enough lead the way for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in a rain-delayed practice session for Friday’s NextEra Energy Resources 250.

Briscoe, 22, was one of many drivers to complete all of their laps early in the session as the field fought changing weather conditions.

Scott Laggasse, Jr. ended the session in second with a time of 46.684 seconds, with Cody Coughlin, Ben Rhodes and Timothy Peters rounded out the top five, with Johnny Sauter, John Hunter Nemechek, Stewart Friesen, Noah Gragson and Christoper Bell completed the top 10.

The Truck series field was forced to endure a lengthy wait for their Thursday allotment of track time as intermittent rain showers threatened the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway.

The field finally made their way on-track shortly after 4 p.m. ET, only to be brought back down pit road for rain moments later.

The caution flag flew again for rain one other time in the session, which ended at 5:55 p.m. Additional cautions were thrown when Timothy Viens stalled his No. 1 Chevrolet near pit exit, and when Korbin Forrister’s No. 5 Toyota lost a window.

Unfortunately for Ryan Truex, the caution for the lost window came too late. His No. 16 Toyota was an unfortunate victim as Forrister’s window flew through the truck’s nose. Truex completed only two laps as a result of the damage.

The Truck series will return on Friday for qualifying at 4:30 p.m. ET. The NextEra Energy Resources 250 will follow at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Results, via NASCAR



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