Fort Kent's Austin Theriault had a good first day with his new NASCAR Truck Series team down in Daytona. His #92 truck had the 8th fastest lap time of the day at practice Thursday afternoon.

Theriault is driving a part-time schedule with the Ricky Benton Racing team. In the first practice, his Ford truck got up to a lap speed of 190.613 MPH. That was third fastest in that practice.

Later in the day, the team was clearly working on some things and posted 182.249 MPH. That was 28th fastest in that practice.

Big day today with qualifying at 4:40pm and the NextEra Energy 250 Race set for 7:30pm.

There are 39 trucks trying to get into the field. Theriault and his #92 will need to get into the race on qualifying speed. The team has no proviionals.

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