SPRINT CUP SERIES PRACTICE 1
One week after missing a race at Auto Club Speedway because of vision issues, Joe Gibbs Racing's Denny Hamlin topped the leaderboard in the opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Martinsville Speedway.
Hamlin, who had a piece of metal removed from his eye this week, piloted his No. 11 Toyota atop the charts with a best speed of 100.021 mph. Joey Logano was close behind Hamlin with a speed of 99.313 mph. Matt Kenseth (99.173 mph), Clint Bowyer (99.147 mph) and Tony Stewart (99.126 mph) rounded out the top five, representing four different teams and all three manufacturers.
CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES PRACTICE 2
Hornaday's best speed of 96.171 mph, achieved on his 25th of 29 laps, was enough to best the field in the abbreviated outing. Rookie Cole Custer -- making his series debut -- was second on the charts with a speed of 95.554 mph. Ben Rhodes (95.352 mph) and Gray Gaulding (95.055 mph) -- a pair of teenagers that will also make their debuts -- were third and fourth, respectively. Johnny Sauter (95.055) rounded out the top five.
Darrell Wallace Jr. (94.232), who picked up his first career victory at the track last year, was eighth after topping the early session.
Defending series champion Matt Crafton (93.784) was 16th.
CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES PRACTICE 1
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Despite the long layoff, Darrell Wallace Jr. got off to a fast start in practice for the Kroger 250, topping the leaderboard in the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on-track activity since Daytona on Friday morning at Martinsville Speedway.
Wallace Jr., who picked up his first career win at the short track in 2013, paced the practice with a best speed of 96.662 mph on his 95th of 95 laps. Wallace's late speed edged friend and competitor Ryan Blaney, who finished second with a speed of 96.288 mph.
Not so fast my friend..@RyanBlaney22? Darrell Wallace Jr (@BubbaWallace) March 28, 2014
Reigning series champion Matt Crafton was 10th on the charts with a speed of 95.728.
The caution came out early in practice when the No. 07 of Ray Black Jr. ran out of power and slowed on the track.
The trucks head back out later on Friday for final practice from 3-4:25 p.m. ET (FS1).
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