NCWTS PRACTICE: Erik Jones Paces Morning Truck Session at Loudon

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LOUDON, N.H. — staff report — NASCAR photo — Rookie driver Erik Jones paced the first of three Camping World Truck Series practices at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday morning in Loudon, New Hampshire.

The Kyle Busch Motorsports driver posted a best speed of 131.925 mph on his 35th of 36 laps around the Magic Mile. Jones ousted reigning champion Matt Crafton from the top of the leaderboard in the closing seconds of practice, besting the ThorSport driver’s speed of 131.035 mph.

16-year-old Cole Custer, set to make just his seventh NASCAR National Series start in Saturday’s UNOH 175 (1 p.m. ET, FS1), was third on the leaderboard with a speed of 131.031 mph — 0.001 seconds off Crafton’s pace.

Joey Coulter (130.999 mph) and Ryan Blaney (130.864 mph) rounded out the top five.

Positions six through nine were occupied by Toyota drivers in Darrell Wallace Jr. (130.846 mph),Johnny Sauter (130.260 mph) and Red Horse Racing teammates Timothy Peters (129.754 mph) and German Quiroga (129.648 mph).

The next session gets underway at 1:30 p.m. ET with coverage on FOX Sports 1.

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