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Martin Truex Jr. Leads Saturday Morning Loudon Practice

With not much room for comfort, Martin Truex Jr. led the way in second practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

A thousandth of a second to be exact separated Truex’s top time (29.000 seconds) and Kyle Larson’s second-place time (29.001), while Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott and Brad Keselowski completed the top five.

With mist surrounded the one-mile track, practice went on without a hitch as all but one of the 39 cars took time during the 55-minute session. Johnson ran the most at 60 laps.

Though there was only one Toyota in the fast five, Erik Jones, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin populated sixth to ninth, giving Toyota half the top-10 speeds.

Click here for full practice No. 2 results.

About the author

Growing up in Easton, Pa., Zach Catanzareti has grown his auto racing interest from fandom to professional. Joining Frontstretch in 2015, Zach enjoys nothing more than being at the track, having covered his first half-season of 18 races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2017. With experience behind the wheel, behind the camera and in the media center, he thrives on being an all-around reporter.

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