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Erik Jones tops first of 3 Xfinity practice sessions at Atlanta

NASCAR XFINITY Series Heads Up Georgia 250 - Practice

HAMPTON, GA - FEBRUARY 26: Erik Jones drives the #20 Hisense USA Toyota during practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Heads Up Georgia 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 26, 2016 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

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Like the early bird catching the worm, Erik Jones started Friday’s early Xfinity Series practice off right at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Jones shot to the top of the speed charts with a best lap of 183.358 mph, followed by Ryan Reed (182.880), Blake Koch (182.507), Jeb Burton (182.332) and Ty Dillon (182.213).

Dillon is doing double duty this weekend, also filling in for the injured Tony Stewart in the Sprint Cup Series.

There will be two other Xfinity practices today: 12:30 p.m. to 1:25 p.m. ET and 2:30 p.m. to 3:55 p.m. ET.

The speed chart from Friday’s first Xfinity Series session:

NXS ATL Practice 1