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Timothy Peters Holds Top Spot in 1st 2015 Kroger 200 Practice at Martinsville

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Timothy Peters picked up where he left off at Martinsville Speedway on Friday.

Peters, fresh off of his victory at Talladega Superspeedway last weekend, led the Camping World Truck Series’ first practice at Martinsville with a 96.020-mph lap in 19.721 seconds, besting Matt Crafton by half a tenth of a second. Crafton’s lap took 19.776 seconds and translated to a speed of 95.752 mph.

Cameron Hayley followed in another Thorsport Toyota, as the rookie laid down a 19.805-second lap at a speed of 95.612 mph. Meanwhile, Spencer Gallagher was the fastest Chevrolet with a 95.218-mph lap that lasted 19.887 seconds.

Rounding out the top five was Brandon Jones, who tripped the timing beam in 19.980 seconds for 94.775 mph.

Ben Kennedy was best for a 10-lap average at a speed of 93.131 mph.

All 37 trucks practiced.

The Truck Series practices once more today (Oct. 30) before qualifying Saturday at 10:15 a.m. ET and racing at 1:30 p.m. ET.

2015 KROGER 200 FIRST PRACTICE SPEEDS

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What is it that Mike Neff doesn’t do? The writer, radio contributor and racetrack announcer coordinates the site’s local short track coverage, hitting up Saturday Night Specials across the country while tracking the sport’s future racing stars. The writer for our signature Cup post-race column, Thinkin’ Out Loud (Mondays) also sits down with Cup crew chiefs to talk shop every Friday with Tech Talk. Mike announces several shows each year for the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association. He also pops up everywhere from PRN Pit Reporters and the Press Box with Alan Smothers to SIRIUS XM Radio. He has announced at tracks all over the Southeast, starting at Millbridge Speedway. He's also announced at East Lincoln Speedway, Concord Speedway, Tri-County Speedway, Caraway Speedway, and Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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