Chase Elliott on top of first Dover Nationwide practice

Iowa Speedway - Day 1NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chase Elliott, with a lap speed of 157.618 m.p.h., was the fastest Friday morning during the first Buckle Up 200 practice session at Dover International Speedway.

Second fastest in the session with a lap speed of 155.602 m.p.h. (ET) was Cale Conley, followed by ROTY candidates Ty Dillon (155.521 m.p.h.) and Chris Buescher (155.233) who were third and fourth fastest repsectively, and Joey Logano (155.132) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten fastest drivers in the session were Kyle Larson (154.852 m.p.h.) who was sixth, Brian Scott (154.679) seventh, Elliott Sadler (154.666) eighth, Regan Smith (154.248) ninth and Trevor Bayne (153.998) posting tenth.

The teams will return to the track later this afternoon for their “Happy Hour” (final) practice that is schedule to run from 2:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. (ET) before returning on Saturday at 10:40 a.m. (ET) for qualifying.

The 33rd annual Buckle Up 200 is slated to get started around 2:50 p.m. (ET) Saturday afternoon, and ESPN will begin their television coverage with their 2:00 .p.m. (ET) NASCAR Countdown pre-race show.

Buckle Up 200 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 9 Chase Elliott # 157.618 22.840 Leader 39
2 33 Cale Conley* (i) 155.602 23.136 -0.296 31
3 3 Ty Dillon # 155.521 23.148 -0.308 20
4 60 Chris Buescher# 155.233 23.191 -0.351 39
5 22 Joey Logano(i) 155.132 23.206 -0.366 6
6 42 Kyle Larson(i) 154.852 23.248 -0.408 17
7 2 Brian Scott 154.679 23.274 -0.434 7
8 11 Elliot Sadler 154.666 23.276 -0.436 11
9 7 Regan Smith 154.248 23.339 0.802 16
10 6 Trevor Bayne 153.998 23.337 -0.497 12
11 20 Matt Kenseth(i) 153.984 23.379 -0.539 4
12 54 Kyle Busch(i) 153.826 23.403 -0.563 12
13 62 Brendan Gaughan 153.146 23.507 -0.667 13
14 28 J.J. Yeley 152.717 23.573 -0.733 21
15 01 Landon Cassill 152.504 23.606 -0.766 3
16 16 Ryan Reed# 152.310 23.636 -0.796 29
17 19 Mike Bliss 152.130 23.664 -0.824 10
18 39 Ryan Sieg# 151.989 23.686 -0.846 24
19 99 James Buescher 151.528 23.758 -0.918 8
20 43 Dakoda Armstrong# 151.108 23.824 -0.984 35
21 31 Dylan Kwasniewski# 150.830 23.868 -1.028 20
22 14 Jeff Green 150.194 23.969 -1.129 3
23 44 Paulie Harraka 149.981 24.003 -1.163 13
24 87 Joe Nemechek(i) 149.545 24.073 -1.233 14
25 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt 149.396 24.097 -1.257 7
26 55 Todd Bodine(i) 149.365 24.102 -1.262 14
27 23 Timmy Hill(i) 149.155 24.136 -1.296 9
28 40 Josh Wise(i) 149.124 24.141 -1.301 3
29 70 Derrike Cope* 147.729 24.369 -1.529 12
30 52 Joey Gase 146.580 24.560 -1.720 10
31 13 Matthew Carter* 146.389 24.592 -1.752 6
32 76 Tommy Joe Martins* # 143.770 25.040 -2.200 3
33 93 Josh Reaume 138.760 25.944 -3.104 10
34 10 Blake Koch No Time Set 0
35 15 Ryan Ellis No Time Set 0
36 17 Tanner Berryhill No Time Set 0
37 46 Matt DiBenedetto No Time Set 0
38 51 Jeremy Clements No Time Set 0
39 74 Mike Harmon No Time Set 0
40 89 Morgan Shepherd No Time Set 0

(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series, # – Rookie, * Required to Qualify on Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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