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William Byron Tops Truck Series Practice

After being delayed nearly seven hours due to rain, William Byron paced the only practice session that was held on Thursday, preparing for the Camping World Truck Series race Friday evening.

Byron recorded a lap late in practice at 184.168 mph. The last time the series was on a 1.5-mile track, the rookie ended up in Victory Lane at Kansas.

Spencer Gallagher was second at 183.955 mph, while having the quickest lap for much of the session.

Daytona winner Johnny Sauter was  third in practice at 183.318 mph. Ben Kennedy put down the fourth fastest lap at 183.318 mph while Kyle Busch rounded out the top five with a speed of 183.194 mph.

Last weekends winner at Dover, Matt Crafton ended up 17th in the practice session, over a half-second of the fastest lap. The 2014 Truck Series champion finished third in this race last season, the highest of any driver in the field.

Though he won at a similar track earlier this season in Atlanta, John Hunter Nemechek was mired down in 23rd on Thursday.

Weather permitting, qualifying is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday with the NC Education Lottery 200 beginning at 8:30.

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