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COPY-Kahne holds off Jones in 2nd-closest Truck Series finish

By MIKE CRANSTON
Associated Press

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Kasey Kahne edged Erik Jones by 0.005 seconds in after a contact-filled, final-lap duel Friday night in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Kahne, a Sprint Cup regular making his first start for Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s new trucks team, passed Jones on a green-white-checkered finish that ended with his truck wobbling across the line a few feet ahead of Jones. It tied for the second-closest finish in Truck Series history and left Jones with a second straight heartbreaking loss.

The 18-year-old Jones led 88 of 134 laps. A week ago at Kansas, Jones also led the most laps but ran out of gas late.

Points leader Matt Crafton was third, followed by Tyler Reddik and Brad Keselowski.

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