NCWTS: Darrell Wallace Jr. leads first practice for Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix

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Looking to end off his season a good note, Darrell Wallace Jr. would lead the first practice for the Lucas Oil 150 NCWTS race at Phoenix International Speedway with a lap of 27.362 seconds. Bubba hopes to claim another victory in his light blue colored truck after taking it to victory lane at Martinsville Speedway in historic fashion last month.

Ryan Blaney was second quickest, 0.061 seconds off of Wallace, as he looks to return to victory lane for the first time since winning in Canada back at the end of August. Blaney has an outside shot at the championship, sitting 23 points behind, should Matt Crafton slip up at all over the next two weeks. Crafton, though, was third quickest in practice, 0.068 seconds off of Wallace’s quick lap, as he searches for his second straight championship. German Quiroga, looking for his first career victory, was fourth with Jeb Burton fifth.

Fresh off announcing that he will run the full truck schedule in 2015 for Kyle Busch Motorsports, Erik Jones was sixth quickest, followed by Tyler Reddick, Johnny Sauter, Cole Custer and Brennan Newberry.  Reddick was the only driver to run at least 10 laps in a single run.

The trucks will have another practice later this evening, before qualifying and racing tomorrow night.

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Joining mid-2013 season, Ashley McCubbin is now the Managing Editor and contributes to each racing division as needed. Since studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ashley has published articles on a couple of different websites, while serving as a public relations representative for different short track teams. Born in North York, Ontario, Ashley currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area. She has spent her entire life at the short track level, falling in love with the sport at the age of five. Beyond her love of short track racing, she also has grown an interest for both NASCAR and the IndyCar Racing Series. She also enjoys taking photos and working on websites, while playing a couple rounds of Candy Crush afterwards.

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