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Ty Dillon sets pace in first Trucks practice

May 16, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Ty Dillon sets pace in first Trucks practice
No. 3 followed by Buescher, Busch on speed chart

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CONCORD, N.C. -- Ty Dillon, fifth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points standings, paced Thursday’s opening practice session at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a lap of 179.283 mph.

The Richard Childress Racing driver was one of 34 competitors participating in the session as teams began preparations for Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at the 1.5-mile track

James Buescher (Turner Scott Motorsports) logged the second-fastest lap at 178.78 mph.

Rounding out the top five were Kyle Busch, Ross Chastain and Ryan Blaney.

Points leader Matt Crafton ended the session in the 10th position while ThorSport Racing teammate Johnny Sauter, twice a winner this year, was eighth.

A second practice is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today.

Qualifying for the series’ fifth stop is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Friday, with the race slated to get under way at 8 p.m. Justin Lofton is the defending race winner.

 

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