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Truck Series rookie William Byron tops first Martinsville practice


during qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Jonathan Ferrey

Even though it’s only his fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event, rookie driver William Byron showed his aplomb in handling Martinsville Speedway.

Byron was the fastest driver in Friday’s first NCWTS practice session, covering the half-mile bullring at 95.309 mph.

Toyotas captured the three fastest spots. After Byron was Virginia native Timothy Peters (94.704 mph), followed by Kyle Busch (94.190 mph).

Johnny Sauter was fourth fastest (94.181), while rookie Cole Custer was fifth (94.176 mph).

The second Truck practice session of the day is scheduled for 12:30-1:55 p.m. ET, with the final practice slated for 3 to 3:50 p.m. ET.

Qualifying will take place Saturday at 11:15 a.m. ET, with the race slated to start at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Here’s how Friday’s first session played out:

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