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Matt Crafton Paces Final 2015 Careers for Veterans 200 Practice at Michigan

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The two-time defending champion is quickest at NASCAR’s fastest track.

Matt Crafton ran a blazing 186.659-mph lap to top Friday’s final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice at Michigan International Speedway.

Crafton’s 38.573-second lap was just under a tenth of a second quicker than second-place Daniel Hemric (38.666), who topped opening practice for Saturday’s Careers for Veterans 200.

Cameron Hayley (38.729) ended the session in third, with Cody Coughlin (38.775) putting down the fourth-quickest time before his first race with Kyle Busch Motorsports. Austin Dillon (38.775) tied Coughlin’s speed around the 2-mile track to complete the top five.

Kyle Busch, Tyler Reddick, Ryan Blaney, Johnny Sauter and Timothy Peters rounded out the top 10.

The stars of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return on Saturday for Keystone Light Pole Qualifying at 9:40 a.m. ET.


188Matt CraftonToyotaIdeal DoorMenards186.65938.573Leader
214Daniel HemricChevroletCalifornia Clean Power186.2138.6660.093
313Cameron HayleyToyotaCarolina Nut/Cabinets by Hayley185.90738.7290.156
454Cody CoughlinToyotaJEGS185.68738.7750.202
533Austin DillonChevroletRheem/Young Supply Company185.68738.7750.202
651Kyle BuschToyotaDollar General185.63438.7860.213
719Tyler ReddickFordDrawTite185.56238.8010.228
829Ryan BlaneyFordCooper Standard Careers for Vets185.55338.8030.23
998Johnny SauterToyotaNextant/Curb Records185.50538.8130.24
1017Timothy PetersToyotaRed Horse Racing185.22338.8720.299
115John Wes TownleyChevroletZaxby's184.90938.9380.365
1211Ben KennedyToyotaLocal Motors184.39839.0460.473
134Erik JonesToyotaToyota184.30839.0650.492
1415Mason MingusChevroletCall 811 Before You Dig183.37939.2630.69
150Alex BowmanChevroletHaas Automation183.30939.2780.705
168John Hunter NemechekChevroletTBD183.20639.30.727
177Ray Black JrChevroletScubaLife.com182.74639.3990.826
1830Chad FinleyFordAuto Value182.27839.50.927
1923Spencer GallagherChevroletAllegiant Travel181.81839.61.027
202Tyler YoungChevroletRandco Industries/Young's Building Systems181.75939.6131.04
2163Garrett SmithleyChevroletSegpay/Mittler Bros. Machine & Tool181.26439.7211.148
221Travis KvapilChevroletBurnie Grill180.43839.9031.33
2374Jordan AndersonChevroletTri-Analytics/Impact Race Products177.59440.5421.969
248Korbin ForristerChevroletTrump for President175.3141.072.497
250Caleb RoarkChevroletDriven2Honor.org174.82941.1832.61
263Timothy ViensChevroletRaceDaySponsor.com172.8941.6453.072
2736Justin JenningsChevroletMittler Bros Machine & Tool / Ski Soda172.3641.7733.2
2810Jennifer Jo CobbChevroletDriven2Honor.org170.1642.3133.74
2994Wendell ChavousChevroletTestoril169.21342.553.977
3050Tyler TannerChevroletShane Duncan Band167.47342.9924.419
316Norm BenningChevroletTBA165.4643.5154.942
3240Todd PeckChevroletArthritis Foundation/OSS Health00-38.573

About the author

A graduate of Ball State, Aaron rejoins Frontstretch for his second season in 2016 following a successful year that included covering seven races and starting the popular "Two-Headed Monster" column in 2015. Now in his third year of covering motorsports, Aaron serves as an Assistant Editor for Frontstretch while also contributing to other popular sites including Speed51 and The Apex. He encourages you to come say hi when you see him at the track.

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