Jeb Burton tops final practice of 2013
November 15, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Rookie of the year contender Jeb Burton kicked off NASCAR Camping World Truck Series efforts at Homestead-Miami Speedway Friday by posting the day's top lap during practice for tonight's Ford EcoBoost 200.
The Turner Scott Motorsports driver, a winner of seven pole positions this season and fifth in points, set the pace with a best lap of 167.54 mph on the 1.5-mile track.
Ty Dillon, second in points, was second (167.219 mph) in the day's lone practice, a two-hour affair that was delayed briefly at one point by rain.
Defending series champion James Buescher and Ron Hornaday Jr. (Turner Scott) were third and fourth while rookie Ryan Blaney (Brad Keselowski Racing) completed the top five.
Series points leader Matt Crafton, who holds a 46-point advantage on Dillon, was 10th in the session. Crafton (ThorSport Racing) will lock up the title when he takes the green flag in tonight's race.
Hornaday, a four-time series champion, is making his first start for the Turner Scott program after competing this season for NTS Motorsports.
Qualifying for tonight's final truck race of the season is slated for 4:30 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 2), with the race beginning at 8 p.m. (FOX Sports 1).