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John Hunter Nemechek fastest in 1st Truck Series practice at Talladega

2015 NASCAR Media Day

John Hunter Nemechek (left) and father Joe.

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John Hunter Nemechek was the surprise front-runner in Friday’s first of two practice sessions for the Camping World Truck Series at Talladega Superspeedway.

The 18-year-old Nemechek was fastest with a speed of 191.608 mph around NASCAR’s largest superspeedway (2.66 miles), just barely ahead of second-fastest John Wes Townley (191.604 mph).

Third-fastest was Timothy Peters (191.528), followed by Truck Series points leader Erik Jones (190.189) and Ben Kennedy (188.947).

No. 2 in the standings and two-time defending Truck champ Matt Crafton was sixth-fastest (188.745), while No. 3-ranked Tyler Reddick was eighth-fastest (188.052).

Here’s how the first practice session played out:

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