John Wes Townley leads first Truck practice at Chicago

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The first of two Camping World Truck Series practice sessions at Chicagoland Speedway was led by John Wes Townley.

Townley put down a top speed of 175.182 mph and was the only driver to top 175 mph in the 55-minute session.

Following Townley was William Byron, Matt Crafton, Timothy Peters and Cole Custer.

Matt Tifft, who will make his first NASCAR start since undergoing brain surgery for low-grade tumor on July 1, was sixth fastest at 173.332 mph.

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John Hunter Nemechek was 19th fastest at 171.876 mph.

The second Truck practice will run from 6:30 – 7:25 p.m. ET.