Kyle Busch paces field in first of two Xfinity Series practices at Daytona

kyle-busch-xfinity-practice-1-fri-2-20-2015Friday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) held their first practice session of the 2015 season, and it was Kyle Busch – with a lap speed of 191.681 MPH – at the top of the speed chart in the Alert Today Flordia 300 practice.

Justin Marks, with a lap speed of 190.496 MPH, was second fasest followed by Mike Wallace (190.018 MPH) who was third, series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. (189.661) fourth and Ty Dillon (189.550) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the session were Regan Smith (189.482 MPH) who was sixth, JJ Yeley (189.446) seventh, Ryan Sieg (189.398) eighth, Ryan Reed (189.231) ninth and Kyle Larson (189.028) posting the 10th fastest lap speed.

The teams will have their final (“Happy Hour”) practice session later today from 3:30 pm – 4:55 pm (ET – On FOX Sports 1), before returning on Saturday at 12:15 pm (ET – On FOX Sports 1) for qualifying to determine the starting lineup for that afternoon’s race. The current series qualifying track record speed of 194.389 MPH, was set by Tommy Houston  on Feb. 14, 1987.

The 34th annual Alert Today Florida 300 is scheduled to get started around 3:50 pm (ET) Saturday afternoon, and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the event.

Alert Today Florida 300 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 54 Kyle Busch(i) 191.681 46.953 Leader 21
2 29 Justin Marks 190.496 47.245 -0.292 46
3 26 Mike Wallace (i) 190.018 47.364 -0.411 4
4 6 Darrell Wallace Jr # 189.661 47.453 -0.500 28
5 3 Ty Dillon # 189.550 47.481 -0.528 20
6 7 Regan Smith 189.482 47.498 -0.545 26
7 28 J.J. Yeley 189.446 47.507 -0.554 12
8 39 Ryan Sieg 189.398 47.519 -0.566 8
9 16 Ryan Reed 189.231 47.561 -0.608 24
10 42 Kyle Larson(i) 189.028 47.612 -0.659 30
11 62 Brendan Gaughan 188.984 47.623 -0.670 16
12 98 Aric Almirola (i) 188.917 47.640 -0.687 29
13 33 Austin Dillon(i) 188.853 47.656 -0.703 17
14 90 Mario Gosselin 188.659 47.705 -0.752 17
15 01 Landon Cassill 188.608 47.718 -0.765 23
16 18 Daniel Suarez Garza # 188.608 47.718 -0.765 37
17 2 Brian Scott 188.549 47.733 -0.780 20
18 87 Joe Nemechek(i) 188.497 47.746 -0.793 29
19 43 Dakoda Armstrong 188.375 47.777 -0.824 29
20 60 Chris Buescher 188.296 47.797 -0.844 19
21 20 Erik Jones(i) 188.072 47.854 -0.901 15
22 1 Elliot Sadler 188.068 47.855 -0.902 21
23 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 188.013 47.869 -0.916 20
24 9 Chase Elliott 187.966 47.881 -0.012 33
25 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr(i) 187.774 47.930 -0.977 29
26 25 John Wes Townley (i) 187.523 47.994 -1.041 28
27 4 Ross Chastain 187.021 48.123 -1.170 6
28 51 Jeremy Clements 186.959 48.139 -1.186 15
29 15 Carlos Contreras 186.955 48.140 -1.187 22
30 84 Chad Boat (i) 186.594 48.233 -1.280 12
31 55 Jeffrey Earnhardt 186.420 48.278 -1.325 11
32 85 Bobby Gerhart 185.601 48.491 -1.538 11
33 13 Chris Cockrum 185.292 48.572 -1.619 16
34 52 Joey Gase 185.258 48.581 -1.628 17
35 24 Eric McClure 185.246 48.584 -1.631 20
36 92 Dextor Bean 184.290 48.836 -1.883 9
37 74 Mike Harmon 183.786 48.970 -2.017 9
38 40 Derek White 183.438 49.063 -2.110 17
39 14 Cale Conley # 183.337 49.090 -2.137 19
40 44 David Starr 183.326 49.093 -2.140 10
41 19 Scott Lagasse Jr 179.666 50.093 -3.140 14
42 8 Blake Koch 179.265 50.205 -3.252 10
43 0 Harrison Rhodes 178.873 50.315 -3.362 12
44 10 Jeff Green 173.755 51.797 -4.844 2
45 17 Tanner Berryhill 0.000 0.000 46.953 0
46 70 Derrike Cope 0.000 0.000 46.953 0
47 89 Morgan Shepherd 0.000 0.000 46.953 0
48 97 Josh Reaume 0.000 0.000 46.953 0

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

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