Kyle Larson on top in Nationwide final practice

GoBowling.com 400 - PracticeKyle Larson was the quickest Thursday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway, when he posted a lap speed of 125.313mph, during the final 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Food City 300 practice session.

Last year’s race winner, Kyle Busch – with a lap speed of 124.525mph – was second quickest, and he was followed by Brian Scott (124.339mph) who was third, Ryan Blaney (124.242) fourth and series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chase Elliott (124.050) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten quickest drivers during the “Happy Hour” (final) session were Brendan Gaughan (123.770mph) who was sixth, Cale Conley (123.674) seventh, Regan Smith (123.285) eighth, ROTY candidate Ty Dillon (122.898) ninth and Trevor Bayne (122.701) posting tenth.

The teams return to the track Friday afternoon for qualifying at 3:40 p.m. (ET) to determine the starting lineup for that evening’s race. The current series qualifying track record at Bristol is 127.132mph, set by Greg Biffle in March of 2004.

The 33rd annual Food City 300 is set to get started around  7:50 p.m. (ET) Friday night, and ESPN will provide television coverage beginning with their 7:00 p.m. (ET) NASCAR Countdown pre-race show.

Food City 300 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 42 Kyle Larson(i) 125.313 15.312 Leader 89
2 54 Kyle Busch(i) 124.525 15.409 -0.097 84
3 2 Brian Scott 124.339 15.432 -0.120 73
4 22 Ryan Blaney(i) 124.242 15.444 -0.132 81
5 9 Chase Elliott # 124.050 15.468 -0.156 126
6 62 Brendan Gaughan 123.770 15.503 -0.191 41
7 33 Cale Conley* (i) 123.674 15.515 -0.203 88
8 7 Regan Smith 123.285 15.564 -0.252 60
9 3 Ty Dillon # 122.898 15.613 -0.301 68
10 6 Trevor Bayne 122.701 15.638 -0.326 53
11 5 Kevin Harvick 122.678 15.641 -0.329 45
12 20 Erik Jones(i) 122.670 15.642 -0.330 70
13 25 John Wes Townley* (i) 122.505 15.663 -0.351 55
14 99 James Buescher 122.443 15.671 -0.359 83
15 43 Dakoda Armstrong # 122.419 15.674 -0.362 74
16 31 Dylan Kwasniewski # 122.333 15.685 -0.373 73
17 39 Ryan Sieg # 122.084 15.717 -0.405 85
18 11 Elliot Sadler 122.077 15.718 -0.406 63
19 93 Kevin Swindell 121.635 15.775 -0.463 31
20 44 David Starr 121.481 15.795 -0.483 33
21 01 Landon Cassill 121.466 15.797 -0.485 32
22 84 Chad Boat* 121.190 15.833 -0.521 66
23 10 Mike Bliss* 121.167 15.836 -0.524 61
24 55 Jamie Dick 121.159 15.837 -0.525 69
25 28 J.J. Yeley 121.075 15.848 -0.536 29
26 16 Ryan Reed # 120.619 15.908 -0.596 29
27 14 Eric McClure 120.376 15.940 -0.628 66
28 60 Chris Buescher # 120.286 15.952 -0.640 54
29 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt 119.730 16.026 -0.714 43
30 51 Jeremy Clements 119.581 16.046 -0.734 3
31 40 Matt DiBenedetto 119.262 16.089 -0.777 21
32 86 Jake Crum* (i) 119.247 16.091 -0.779 49
33 87 Timmy Hill(i) 119.173 16.101 -0.789 34
34 74 Kevin Lepage* 118.848 16.145 -0.833 36
35 91 Jeff Green* 118.782 16.154 -0.842 15
36 29 Milka Duno* 118.598 16.179 -0.867 78
37 13 Carl Long* 118.562 16.184 -0.872 39
38 19 Hermie Sadler III 118.196 16.234 -0.922 38
39 52 Joey Gase 117.812 16.287 -0.975 14
40 46 Matt Frahm* 117.422 16.341 -1.029 42
41 17 Tanner Berryhill* 117.394 16.345 -1.033 28
42 70 Derrike Cope* 116.368 16.489 -1.177 36
43 89 Morgan Shepherd* 116.045 16.535 -1.223 11
44 37 Ryan Ellis* 115.989 16.543 -1.231 21
45 23 Blake Koch 115.744 16.578 -1.266 20

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

 

 

 

 

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