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William Byron, Cole Custer Lead Thursday Dover Truck Practices

William Byron picked up where he left off after winning at Kansas Speedway last weekend, topping the first of two practices at Dover International Speedway Thursday for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Byron was joined by fellow young gun Cole Custer at the top of the speed charts; the JR Motorsports driver paced the second practice, during which Byron placed 17th.

The Kyle Busch Motorsports driver’s fast time in practice one was 159.426 mph, while Custer’s ended a few mph slower at 157.577 mph.

Brandon Jones placed second in first practice; the XFINITY Series regular clocked in at 158.695 mph. Jones is making his first series start of 2016.

Matt Tifft, Cameron Hayley and Matt Crafton rounded out the top 5 for practice one. Meanwhile, Christopher Bell, Ben Kennedy, Tifft and Daniel Hemric filled out the top 5 in the second practice.

Thirty-four trucks are entered for 32 positions; two will go home.

Full practice results are here (practice one) and here (practice two).

The JACOB Companies 200 at Dover will be held tomorrow, May 13, with a green flag set for 5:48 p.m. ET. The race will be shown on FOX Sports 1. Qualifying will be held earlier in the day at 2: 15 p.m.

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Rutherford is the managing editor of Frontstretch, a position he gained in 2015 after serving on the editing staff for two years. At his day job, he's a journalist covering music and rock charts at Billboard. He lives in New York City, but his heart is in Ohio -- you know, like that Hawthorne Heights song.

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