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BKR owns sole Truck practice at 'Dega

October 18, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com

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TALLADEGA, Ala. -- A driver raised on short tracks was fastest in Friday's  NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice on the sport's largest facility.

Ross Chastain turned a lap of 190.791 mph to pace the circuit's lone practice this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. The Alva, Fla., native turned 24 laps in his Brad Keselowski Racing truck over the course of the two-hour session, and edged teammate Ryan Blaney on the speed chart.

German Quiroga, Timothy Peters, James Buescher, Ty Dillon, Ron Hornaday Jr., Dakoda Armstrong, Johnny Sauter and Max Gresham rounded out the top 10.

Series leader Matt Crafton, who holds a 41-point edge over defending champion Buescher with five races remaining in the season, was 13th on the board.

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NASCAR Nationwide Series regular Parker Kligerman, who won this race last season in Red Horse Racing's No. 7 truck, was 28th in a BRG Motorsports entry.

Sprint Cup Series star Kyle Busch placed 12th in his No. 51 truck, and turned the most number of laps in the session at 39. Busch has won four times in eight previous Truck Series starts this season, including triumphs in his past two outings at Bristol and Chicagoland.

Chastain, a 20-year-old former late model driver, is competing in 15 races this season in BKR's No. 19 truck, which he has shared this year with Keselowski, Joey Logano and Dave Blaney.

The Truck Series was slated to qualify at Talladega late Friday afternoon. The fred's 250 is scheduled for Saturday at 4 p.m. ET.

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