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John Wes Townley leads first Truck practice at Chicago

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Careers for Veterans 200 - Qualifying

BROOKLYN, MI - AUGUST 27: John Wes Townley, driver of the #05 Jive Communications/Zaxby’s Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway on August 27, 2016 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

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The first of two Camping World Truck Series practice sessions at Chicagoland Speedway was led by John Wes Townley.

Townley put down a top speed of 175.182 mph and was the only driver to top 175 mph in the 55-minute session.

Following Townley was William Byron, Matt Crafton, Timothy Peters and Cole Custer.

Matt Tifft, who will make his first NASCAR start since undergoing brain surgery for low-grade tumor on July 1, was sixth fastest at 173.332 mph.

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John Hunter Nemechek was 19th fastest at 171.876 mph.

The second Truck practice will run from 6:30 - 7:25 p.m. ET.