Hornish, Jr quickest in 1st Nationwide practice at Mid-Ohio

Sam+Hornish+Jr+Iowa+Speedway+Day+2+Ak8WxPjiX02lSam Hornish, Jr., with a lap speed of 95.245mph, was the fastest early Friday afternoon during the first NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) practice session for Saturday’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Second fastest with a lap speed of 94.609mph, was Regan Smith; followed by series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chris Buescher (94.442mph) who was third, Alex Tagliani (94.411) fourth and Brian Scott (94.213) was fifth.

ROTY candidate, Ty Dillon (94.176mph) posted the sixth fastest lap speed, while Trevor Bayne (94.028) was seventh, Elliott Sadler (93.971) eighth, Kenny Habul (93.787) ninth and Justin Marks (93.609) was tenth.

The teams will have their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 3:00 pm. – 4:30 p.m. (ET) this afternoon, before returning on Saturday morning for their 9:40 a,m. (ET) qualifying session to determine the starting lineup for that afternoon’s race.

The 2nd annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital is slated to get started around 3:00 p.m. (ET) Saturday afternoon, and ESPN will begin their NASCAR Countdown pre-race show at 2:00 p.m. (ET).

Childrens Hospital 200 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 54 Sam Hornish Jr. 95.245 85.346 Leader 11
2 7 Regan Smith 94.609 85.920 -0.574 11
3 60 Chris Buescher # 94.442 86.072 -0.726 20
4 22 Alex Tagliani 94.411 86.100 -0.754 18
5 2 Brian Scott 94.213 86.281 -0.935 18
6 3 Ty Dillon # 94.176 86.315 -0.969 17
7 6 Trevor Bayne 94.028 86.451 -1.105 13
8 11 Elliot Sadler 93.971 86.503 -1.157 15
9 20 Kenny Habul 93.787 86.673 -1.327 9
10 31 Justin Marks 93.609 86.838 -1.492 17
11 9 Chase Elliott # 97.602 86.844 -1.498 23
12 42 Dylan Kwasniewski # 93.588 86.857 -1.511 11
13 62 Brendan Gaughan 93.269 87.129 -1.783 22
14 14 Jeff Green 93.048 87.367 -2.021 7
15 93 Tomy Drissi(i) 92.942 87.461 -2.115 13
16 51 Jeremy Clements 92.936 87.467 -2.121 5
17 99 James Buescher 92.861 87.537 -2.191 15
18 40 Matt DiBenedetto 92.808 87.587 -2.241 10
19 39 Ryan Sieg # 92.657 87.730 -2.384 22
20 19 Mike Bliss 92.457 87.920 -2.574 8
21 16 Ryan Reed # 92.390 87.984 -2.638 16
22 01 Ryan Ellis / Landon Cassill 92.339 88.083 -2.737 18
23 44 Carlos Contreras 92.239 88.128 -2.782 9
24 28 J.J. Yeley 92.225 88.141 -2.795 15
25 87 Stanton Barrett 92.221 88.145 -2.799 6
26 43 Dakoda Armstrong # 92.019 88.338 -2.992 17
27 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt 91.086 89.243 -3.897 10
28 55 Timmy Hill (i) 90.352 89.968 -4.622 2
29 23 Cody Ware 89.661 90.662 -5.316 4
30 70 Derrike Cope 89.477 90.848 -5.502 11
31 52 Joey Gase 88.047 92.323 -6.977 5
32 74 Roger Reuse 86.742 93.712 -8.366 7
33 86 Tim Cowen 81.290 99.998 -14.652 5

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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