RACKLEY ROOFING 200: Chandler Smith Fastest In Truck Practice

Chandler Smith, driving the No. 18 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports, notched the fastest practice speed Friday morning at Nashville Superspeedway for tonight’s “Rackley Roofing 200”.

Smith, an 18-year-old Georgia native, turned a lap of 161.489 mph on the 1.33-mile concrete oval.

“I love this race track,” Smith said. “I feel like it’s a driver’s track. It really drives like a short track, which I love to death.”

NASCAR Cup Series regular William Byron was second quickest, followed by Tyler Ankrum, Grant Enfinger and Chase Purdy.

Green flag is set for just after 7 p.m. today. Qualifying begins at 4:05 p.m.

The Truck Series qualifying record for Nashville Superspeedway is held by Erik Darnell with a lap of 162.116 mph (29.601 seconds) set on Aug. 12, 2006.

In addition to Byron, NASCAR Cup Series stars Ross Chastain and Ryan Preece are also entered in today’s race.