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Justin Haley Leads Opening Truck Series Practice at Pocono

After posting top-10 finishes in six consecutive races, Justin Haley shot to the top of the scoring pylon in opening Camping World Truck Series practice at Pocono Raceway.

Turning a speed of 169.632 mph, Haley was close to two-tenths of a second quicker than Kyle Busch (169.046 mph), who was second on the speed chart. The 18-year-old has one prior start at the Tricky Triangle, finishing seventh in the ARCA Series event last June.

Daytona winner, Kaz Grala was third on the board at 168.928 mph, while Christopher Bell (168.903 mph) and Noah Gragson (168.410 mph) rounded out the top five.

Johnny Sauter, Ben Rhodes, John Hunter Nemechek, Ryan Truex and Chase Briscoe filled out the rest of the top 10.

The practice session was extended an additional five minutes due to an early incident involving Austin Cindric. The No. 19 truck entered Turn 1 and shot straight up the track, hard into the outside wall. Doug Randolph, crew chief, decided to unroll the backup car, as the damage was too severe to repair. Cindric attempted two laps, slotting in 15th on the board.

Final practice is scheduled to get underway at 2 p.m. ET. Only 23 of the 31 scheduled trucks posted a time in the first practice. Last years event saw just 33 laps of green flag racing, due to nine cautions for 27 laps.

Full opening practice results from Pocono Raceway

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Dustin joined the Frontstretch team at the beginning of the 2016 season. 2020 marks his sixth full-time season covering the sport that he grew up loving. His dream was to one day be a NASCAR journalist, thus why he attended Ithaca College (Class of 2018) to earn a journalism degree. Since the ripe age of four, he knew he wanted to be a storyteller.

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