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Truck Series - Qualifying and practice times

Kimi Raikkonen's first appearance on a NASCAR oval has gone ahead, with the former world champion qualifying in 31st position for his first Truck Series appearance at Charlotte.
Kimi Raikkonen has qualified in 31st position for his first NASCAR Truck Series outing on the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

After two solid practice runs in the morning which saw Raikkonen place a consistent 30th position in both, with few dramas save for the typical power slide and wall scrape that are standard for the series, the 2007 F1 world champion put in another conservative but confident drive to ensure that the #15 Perky Jerky Toyota would make the starting line-up of the evening race.

The pressure on Raikkonen was relaxed somewhat when it was clear that there were fewer entrants than expected. In the end, only one truck - that of Norm Benning - failed to qualify.

Timothy Peters qualified on pole ahead of Sprint Cup regular Clint Bowyer. Raikkonen's team owner, Kyle Busch, qualified in sixth while another formr F1 driver, Nelson Piquet Jr., also qualified in the top ten. Raikkonen was visited in the garage area by his former McLaren etam mate Juan Montoya who offered words of advice and encouragement, at what was their first reunion in several yeas.

At his first NASCAR press conference, Raikkonen was forthright about what he was doing here this weekend: "I wanted to see how it is, how it feels. If I suck, there's no reason to come back. We'll see how it goes." The assembled media were reportedly a little taken aback by the impassive demeanour that F1 fans know well and love from the "Iceman."

The race takes place at 8pm ET, 1am BST and will be carried live and free-to-air on the Sky platform on channel 433 by Premier Sports TV.

Qualifying times

1. #17 Timothy Peters Toyota 30.474s (Leader) 177.200mph
2. #2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 30.543s (-0.069) 176.800mph
3. #3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 30.564s (-0.090) 176.678mph
4. #32 Brad Sweet Chevrolet 30.607s (-0.133) 176.430mph
5. #31 James Buescher Chevrolet 30.629s (-0.155) 176.304mph
6. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 30.633s (-0.159) 176.280mph
7. #13 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet 30.706s (-0.232) 175.861mph
8. #8 Nelson Piquet Jr.* Chevrolet 30.715s (-0.241) 175.810mph
9. #30 Todd Bodine Toyota 30.759s (-0.285) 175.558mph
10. #29 Parker Kligerman* Dodge 30.785s (-0.311) 175.410mph
11. #60 Cole Whitt* Chevrolet 30.868s (-0.394) 174.938mph
12. #7 Miguel Paludo* Toyota 30.878s (-0.404) 174.882mph
13. #9 Max Papis Toyota 30.888s (-0.414) 174.825mph
14. #88 Matt Crafton Chevrolet 30.898s (-0.424) 174.769mph
15. #33 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet 30.908s (-0.434) 174.712mph
16. #23 Jason White Chevrolet 30.961s (-0.487) 174.413mph
17. #4 Ricky Carmichael Chevrolet 30.989s (-0.515) 174.255mph
18. #39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 31.040s (-0.566) 173.969mph
19. #07 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 31.044s (-0.570) 173.947mph
20. #81 David Starr Toyota 31.049s (-0.575) 173.919mph
21. #5 Travis Kvapil Toyota 31.053s (-0.579) 173.896mph
22. #84 Chris Fontaine Chevrolet 31.133s (-0.659) 173.449mph
23. #22 Joey Coulter* Chevrolet 31.185s (-0.711) 173.160mph
24. #20 Johanna Long* Toyota 31.269s (-0.795) 172.695mph
25. #66 Justin Marks Chevrolet 31.304s (-0.830) 172.502mph
26. #92 Clay Rogers Chevrolet 31.313s (-0.839) 172.452mph
27. #62 Brendan Gaughan Toyota 31.417s (-0.943) 171.881mph
28. #77 Justin Lofton Toyota 31.420s (-0.946) 171.865mph
29. #46 Craig Goess* Toyota 31.432s (-0.958) 171.799mph
30. #50 T.J. Bell Chevrolet 31.442s (-0.968) 171.745mph
31. #15 Kimi Raikkonen Toyota 31.593s (-1.119) 170.924mph
32. #93 Shane Sieg Chevrolet 31.633s (-1.159) 170.708mph
33. #102 Jamie Dick Chevrolet 31.654s (-1.180) 170.595mph
34. #138 Mike Garvey Chevrolet 31.956s (-1.482) 168.982mph
35. #99 Bryan Silas Ford 32.314s (-1.840) 167.110mph
36. #28 Wes Burton Chevrolet 32.723s (-2.249) 165.022mph

Did Not Qualify

37. #57 Norm Benning Chevrolet 32.896s (-2.422) 164.154mph

Practice 2 times

1. #3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 30.339s (Leader) 177.989 mph
2. #13 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet 30.551s (-0.212) 176.754 mph
3. #31 James Buescher Chevrolet 30.552s (-0.213) 176.748 mph
4. #17 Timothy Peters Toyota 30.565s (-0.226) 176.673 mph
5. #60 Cole Whitt* Chevrolet 30.616s (-0.277) 176.378 mph
6. #32 Brad Sweet Chevrolet 30.631s (-0.292) 176.292 mph
7. #5 Travis Kvapil Toyota 30.694s (-0.355) 175.930 mph
8. #9 Max Papis Toyota 30.708s (-0.369) 175.850 mph
9. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 30.748s (-0.409) 175.621 mph
10. #8 Nelson Piquet Jr.* Chevrolet 30.756s (-0.417) 175.575 mph
11. #7 Miguel Paludo* Toyota 30.767s (-0.428) 175.513 mph
12. #88 Matt Crafton Chevrolet 30.767s (-0.428) 175.513 mph
13. #33 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet 30.775s (-0.436) 175.467 mph
14. #62 Brendan Gaughan Toyota 30.806s (-0.467) 175.291 mph
15. #66 Justin Marks Chevrolet 30.861s (-0.522) 174.978 mph
16. #4 Ricky Carmichael Chevrolet 30.861s (-0.522) 174.978 mph
17. #23 Jason White Chevrolet 30.916s (-0.577) 174.667 mph
18. #2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 31.011s (-0.672) 174.132 mph
19. #84 Chris Fontaine Chevrolet 31.023s (-0.684) 174.064 mph
20. #29 Parker Kligerman* Dodge 31.026s (-0.687) 174.048 mph
21. #30 Todd Bodine Toyota 31.052s (-0.713) 173.902 mph
22. #81 David Starr Toyota 31.065s (-0.726) 173.829 mph
23. #22 Joey Coulter* Chevrolet 31.085s (-0.746) 173.717 mph
24. #39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 31.113s (-0.774) 173.561 mph
25. #07 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 31.136s (-0.797) 173.433 mph
26. #46 Craig Goess* Toyota 31.222s (-0.883) 172.955 mph
27. #20 Johanna Long* Toyota 31.277s (-0.938) 172.651 mph
28. #77 Justin Lofton Toyota 31.415s (-1.076) 171.892 mph
29. #92 Clay Rogers Chevrolet 31.450s (-1.111) 171.701 mph
30. #15 Kimi Raikkonen Toyota 31.471s (-1.132) 171.587 mph
31. #102 Jamie Dick Chevrolet 31.505s (-1.166) 171.401 mph
32. #50 T.J. Bell Chevrolet 31.523s (-1.184) 171.303 mph
33. #93 Shane Sieg Chevrolet 31.681s (-1.342) 170.449 mph
34. #99 Bryan Silas Ford 31.705s (-1.366) 170.320 mph
35. #28 Wes Burton Chevrolet 32.646s (-2.307) 165.411 mph
36. #138 Mike Garvey Chevrolet 33.130s (-2.791) 162.994 mph
37. #57 Norm Benning Chevrolet 33.133s (-2.794) 162.980 mph
38. #189 Chris Lafferty Dodge NASCAR Speed Park

Practice 1 times

1. #33 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet 30.112s (Leader) 179.330 mph
2. #13 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet 30.134s (-0.022) 179.200 mph
3. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 30.200s (-0.088) 178.808 mph
4. #30 Todd Bodine Toyota 30.261s (-0.149) 178.448 mph
5. #17 Timothy Peters Toyota 30.266s (-0.154) 178.418 mph
6. #31 James Buescher Chevrolet 30.303s (-0.191) 178.200 mph
7. #3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 30.318s (-0.206) 178.112 mph
8. #32 Brad Sweet Chevrolet 30.353s (-0.241) 177.907 mph
9. #9 Max Papis Toyota 30.425s (-0.313) 177.486 mph
10. #88 Matt Crafton Chevrolet 30.469s (-0.357) 177.229 mph
11. #5 Travis Kvapil Toyota 30.544s (-0.432) 176.794 mph
12. #60 Cole Whitt* Chevrolet 30.553s (-0.441) 176.742 mph
13. #23 Jason White Chevrolet 30.569s (-0.457) 176.650 mph
14. #2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 30.647s (-0.535) 176.200 mph
15. #8 Nelson Piquet Jr.* Chevrolet 30.672s (-0.560) 176.056 mph
16. #4 Ricky Carmichael Chevrolet 30.683s (-0.571) 175.993 mph
17. #84 Chris Fontaine Chevrolet 30.688s (-0.576) 175.965 mph
18. #77 Justin Lofton Toyota 30.707s (-0.595) 175.856 mph
19. #102 Jamie Dick Chevrolet 30.724s (-0.612) 175.758 mph
20. #29 Parker Kligerman* Dodge 30.747s (-0.635) 175.627 mph
21. #81 David Starr Toyota 30.765s (-0.653) 175.524 mph
22. #39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 30.813s (-0.701) 175.251 mph
23. #92 Clay Rogers Chevrolet 30.853s (-0.741) 175.023 mph
24. #62 Brendan Gaughan Toyota 30.947s (-0.835) 174.492 mph
25. #22 Joey Coulter* Chevrolet 31.021s (-0.909) 174.076 mph
26. #7 Miguel Paludo* Toyota 31.083s (-0.971) 173.728 mph
27. #50 T.J. Bell Chevrolet 31.098s (-0.986) 173.645 mph
28. #93 Shane Sieg Chevrolet 31.153s (-1.041) 173.338 mph
29. #66 Justin Marks Chevrolet 31.227s (-1.115) 172.927 mph
30. #15 Kimi Raikkonen Toyota 31.265s (-1.153) 172.717 mph
31. #46 Craig Goess* Toyota 31.416s (-1.304) 171.887 mph
32. #20 Johanna Long* Toyota 31.485s (-1.373) 171.510 mph
33. #99 Bryan Silas Ford 31.503s (-1.391) 171.412 mph
34. #28 Wes Burton Chevrolet 31.967s (-1.855) 168.924 mph
35. #189 Chris Lafferty Dodge 32.821s (-2.709) 164.529 mph
36. #07 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 34.551s (-4.439) 156.291 mph
37. #138 Mike Garvey Chevrolet
38. #57 Norm Benning Chevrolet



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