Fort Kent's Austin Theriault was 11th fastest at practice in Miami this morning (166.651 MPH). The last race of the season and his first race back since the crash in Las Vegas is tonight at 8pm.

Theriault met with doctors Wednesday and NASCAR officials signed off on his return yesterday.

He has been rehabbing from injuries suffered in a crash during the Las Vegas race in early October. He missed the last four races and truck owner Brad Kesolowski has used three different drivers.

Theriault was scheduled to race in 13 races for BKR Racing. He has been behind the wheel for eight races with two top-5 finishes. That puts him 25th in the driver standings. The #29 truck is 9th in the owner points standings.