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Quiroga, Jones pace Phoenix practices

November 07, 2013, Staff report,

Teenager improves from second to first in final practice

Related: Practice results

AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Erik Jones, 17, turned the fastest lap in final practice after coming up second-best to German Quiroga (Red Horse Racing) in the opening session as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series took to the track here at Phoenix International Raceway this evening.

Jones (Kyle Busch Motorsports) will roll off last in pole qualifying (Friday, 4:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 2) after turning a 134.394 mph lap in the second practice. Cale Gale, the winner of last year's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, was second-fastest as he attempts only his second start of 2013 for Turner Scott Motorsports.


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The final practice included an on-track incident between Darrell Wallace Jr. and Chad Frewaldt that saw the latter spin Wallace Jr., who expressed his displeasure in the cockpit of his competitor.

Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders Ryan Blaney (Brad Keselowski Racing) and Jeb Burton (Turner Scott) were third and fourth with Blaney's BKR teammate, Ross Chastain, rounding out the top five in the final session.

Series points leader Matt Crafton improved from 13th in first practice to 10th overall while James Buescher, who trails Crafton by 46 points, was 16th and 22nd respectively in the two practices.

Ron Hornaday Jr., Miguel Paludo, Brendan Gaughan, Brennan Newberry and Crafton were sixth through 10th in the hour and 55-minute final preparation for the Lucas Oil 150 (Friday, 8 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1).


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