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Martin Truex Jr. Tops 1st 2015 Duck Commander 500 Practice Session at Texas

The Sprint Cup Series took to Texas Motor Speedway for the first of two practices today. The 90-minute session saw Martin Truex Jr. top the leaderboard with his first lap and hold on as one of only two drivers to break the 190-mph mark with a 191.096-mph lap. Kasey Kahne came in second with a 190.463-mph lap. Kevin Harvick, Casey Mears and David Ragan rounded out the top five.

Jamie McMurray came in sixth quickest, followed by Carl Edwards. Austin Dillon, Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top 10. Defending race winner Joey Logano was 17th quickest at 187.565 mph. Drivers will hit the track this afternoon for the final practice session from 1 – 2:20 p.m. local time.


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Content Director Beth heads up management of our 30-person staff, acting as Tom’s main assistant with technology and personnel while working as Frontstretch’s Truck Series expert. The author of Truckin’ Thursdays and the coordinator of the site’s pre and post-race coverage, she also runs a periodic charity column that spotlights when NASCAR gives back. A childhood transplant to Texas, Beth is a 15-year writing veteran who has contributed content to BRANDT and Athlon Sports, among other outlets.

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