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Chase Elliott leads final truck practice at Dover

May 30, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com

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Next-generation driver, 17, tops speed charts

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DOVER, Del. -- Chase Elliott, making his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series appearance at Dover International Speedway, ended Thursday’s final practice atop the scoreboard.

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Elliott, running a limited schedule in the series, led the second session with a lap of 153.702 mph on the 1-mile concrete track.
 
The 17-year-old son of former NASCAR Cup champion Bill Elliott finished sixth at Martinsville and fifth at Rockingham in his only two starts earlier this season, driving a Turner Scott Motorsports-built Chevrolet fielded by Hendrick Motorsports.
 
Jeb Burton, quickest in the opening session, was second at 153.263 mph.
 
Rounding out the top five were Timothy Peters, Miguel Paludo and Brendan Gaughan.
 
Series points leader Matt Crafton was 17th overall.
 
Qualifying for Friday’s Lucas Oil 200 is scheduled for 10:05 a.m. ET. The race is scheduled for a 5 p.m. ET start.

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