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NASCAR Next Driver Austin Hill Paces First Daytona Truck Practice

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It’s already been a great week for 22-year-old Austin Hill.

Hill dominated the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at New Smyrna Speedway last Sunday night, and she followed it Thursday with winning the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session at Daytona International Speedway for the NextEra Energy Resources 250, driving the No. 82 Empire Racing Ford F-150 at a speed of 188.509 mph.

It’s an encouraging start to the week, but Hill is not locked in to the race just yet. If he does qualify, it’ll be his third start in the series, following two starts in 2014.

Second on the list was former series champion Travis Kvapil, driving the No. 94 truck this weekend for Jay Robinson. He came in at a speed of 188.419 mph.

John Wes Townley (188.084 mph), Matt Crafton (187.923 mph) and Ty Dillon (187.805 mph) rounded out the top 5.

All but one truck practiced during the session.

It was the first of two practice sessions on Thursday for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The teams will have their second and final practice session at 3:30 p.m. ET on Thursday.

2015 NextEra Energy Resources 250 Practice No. 1 Results

  1. 82 Austin Hill A&D Welding Ford 47.743
  2. 94 Travis Kvapil Chargebacks 911 Chevrolet 47.766
  3. 05 John Wes Townley Zaxby’s Chevrolet 47.851
  4. 88 Matt Crafton DampRid/Menard’s Chevrolet 47.892
  5. 33 Ty Dillon Rheem/Gemaire Chevrolet 47.922
  6. 20 Scott Lagasse Jr Alert Today FL/Boy Scouts of America Chevrolet 47.963
  7. 14 Daniel Hemric California Clean Power Chevrolet 47.965
  8. 17 Timothy Peters Red Horse Racing Toyota 47.977
  9. 31 James Buescher GunBrocker.com Chevrolet 47.979
  10. 25 Matt Tifft Federated Auto Parts Toyota 47.980
  11. 84 Chris Fontaine Chris Fontaine Inc. Toyota 47.986
  12. 11 Ben Kennedy Local Motors Toyota 48.000
  13. 54 Justin Boston BitPay Toyota 48.005
  14. 13 Cameron Hayley Cabinets by Hayley Toyota 48.052
  15. 15 Mason Mingus 811 Call Before You Dig Chevrolet 48.105
  16. 35 Justin Marks AmericanBornMoonshine/GoPro Toyota 48.146
  17. 19 Tyler Reddick DrawTite Ford 48.146
  18. 4 Eric Jones Toyota Toyota 48.152
  19. 23 Spencer Gallagher Allegience Travel Chevrolet 48.153
  20. 29 Austin Theriault Cooper Standard Ford 48.153
  21. 98 Johnny Sauter Smokey Mountain/Curb Records Toyota 48.301
  22. 8 Joe Nemechek swmtx.com/D.A.B. Construction Toyota 48.322
  23. 51 Daniel Suarez ARRIS Toyota 48.367
  24. 02 Tyler Young AKL Insurance Group/Randco Chevrolet 48.424
  25. 99 Bryan Silas Kapoya Pemium Energy Drink Chevrolet 48. 576
  26. 68 Clay Greenfield 1-800-PAVEMENT Chevrolet 48.585
  27. 92 David Gilliland BlacksTire/GoodyearFleetHQ/TimCooksey Ford 48.814
  28. 63 Justin Jennings Segpay Chevrolet 49.097
  29. 6 Norm Benning Chevrolet 49.414
  30. 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Driven2Honor.org Chevrolet 50.227
  31. 07 Ray Black Jr ScubaLife.com Chevrolet 50.597
  32. 74 Jordan Anderson Tri-Analytics Chevrolet 50.735
  33. 40 Todd Peck Arthritis Foundation Chevrolet 50.744
  34. 08 Korbin Forrister Tilted Kilt Chevrolet 51.016
  35. 50 Cody Ware Lilly Trucking/Burnie Grill/Bubba Burger 51.798
  36. 28 Ryan Ellis FDNY Chevrolet 53.374

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