Keselowski leads 1st Nationwide practice at the Glen

Sta-Green 200The NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) kicked off this weekend’s NASCAR action Friday at Watkins Glen International with their first practice session for Saturday’s Zippo 200 at The Glen road course event.

At the top of the speed chart at the end of the session and with a lap speed of 122.291mph, was Brad Keselowski; followed by Paul Menard (121.603mph) who was second, Marcos Ambrose (121.553) third, Kyle Busch (121.439) fourth and Matt Kenseth (121.414) was fifth.

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Ty Dillon (121.322mph) put up the sixth quickest lap, while Joey Logano (121.185) was seventh, ROTY candidate Chase Elliott (120.789) eighth, Brian Scott (120.640) ninth and Brendan Gaughan (120.563) posting tenth.

The teams will have their “Happy Hour” (final) practice later this afternoon from 2:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (ET) before returning on Saturday for their 9:40 a.m. (ET) qualifying session to determine the starting lineup for that afternoon’s race.

The 20th annual Zippo 200 at The Glen is scheduled to get started around 2:30 p.m. (ET) Saturday afternoon, and ESPN on ABC will provide television coverage beginning with their 2:00 p.m. (ET) NASCAR Countdown pre-race show.

The #24 & #89 teams have withdrawn. There are 39 cars entered.

Zippo 200 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 122.291 72.123 Leader 11
2 33 Paul Menard (i) 121.603 72.531 -0.408 10
3 09 Marcos Ambrose (i) 121.553 72.561 -0.438 8
4 54 Kyle Busch(i) 121.439 72.629 -0.506 12
5 20 Matt Kenseth(i) 121.414 72.644 -0.521 5
6 3 Ty Dillon # 121.322 72.699 -0.576 19
7 12 Joey Logano (i) 121.185 72.781 -0.658 9
8 9 Chase Elliott # 120.789 73.020 -0.897 18
9 2 Brian Scott 120.640 73.110 -0.987 7
10 62 Brendan Gaughan 120.563 73.157 -1.034 10
11 60 Chris Buescher # 120.498 73.196 -1.073 21
12 7 Regan Smith 120.331 73.298 -1.175 8
13 6 Trevor Bayne 120.273 73.333 -1.210 16
14 42 Kyle Larson(i) 120.185 73.387 -1.264 11
15 31 Dylan Kwasniewski # 120.042 73.474 -1.351 20
16 11 Elliot Sadler 119.764 73.645 -1.522 7
17 16 Ryan Reed # 118.805 74.239 -2.116 15
18 51 Jeremy Clements 118.765 74.264 -2.141 3
19 19 Mike Bliss 118.515 74.421 -2.298 5
20 44 Carlos Contreras 118.212 74.612 -2.489 14
21 99 James Buescher 118.194 74.623 -2.500 8
22 75 Kenny Habul 117.759 74.899 -2.776 17
23 40 Matt DiBenedetto 117.587 75.008 -2.885 5
24 01 Landon Cassill 117.539 75.039 -2.916 6
25 28 J.J. Yeley 117.461 75.089 -2.966 7
26 43 Dakoda Armstrong # 117.331 75.172 -3.049 12
27 55 Brennan Newberry (i) 117.082 75.332 -3.209 8
28 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt 116.657 75.606 -3.483 6
29 14 Eric McClure 115.998 76.036 -3.913 7
30 87 Joe Nemechek(i) 114.727 76.878 -4.755 5
31 93 Tomy Drissi(i) 113.451 77.743 -5.620 5
32 23 Kevin O’Connell 112.892 78.128 -6.005 6
33 70 Derrike Cope 111.982 78.763 -6.640 2
34 39 Ryan Sieg # 109.087 80.853 -8.730 1
35 74 Roger Reuse 106.888 82.516 -10.393 7
36 52 Joey Gase 102.370 86.158 -14.035 1
37 10 Blake Koch 0.000 0.000 -72.123 0
38 17 Tanner Berryhill 0.000 0.000 -72.123 0
39 46 Matt DiBenedetto 0.000 0.000 -72.123 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

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