Darrell Wallace Jr. fastest in first Xfinity Series practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway

cd0ymzcznguwzdbhnduynddiytjhm2yyzthlmtjjotqwyyznpwq4nmi2oweyzti1otc2zgvizwm5mmnjmjq4mjvkytkwThursday afternoon at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS), it was NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. – with a lap speed of 180.536 MPH – showing the quickest way around the track during the first 2015 Hisense 4k TV 300 practice session.

Second quickest in the practice was Austin Dillon with a lap speed of 180.469 MPH, and he was followed by Brian Scott (179.778 MPH) who was third, the current series points leader Chris Buescher (179.772) fourth and Erik Jones (179.521) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the session were Ryan Blaney (179.319 MPH) who was sixth, the defending series champion, Chase Elliott (179.027) seventh, Kyle Larson (179.009) eighth, Denny Hamlin (178.843) ninth and Ty Dillon (178.838) posting the 10th quickest lap speed.

“Happy Hour” (final) practice is set for this evening to run from 5:30 p.m. – 6:55 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1), and then qualifying will be held Saturday morning at 11:15 a.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1) to determine the starting lineup for that afternoon’s race. Jimmie Johnson currently holds the series qualifying track record at CMS with a speed of 187.735 MPH, which he set on October 14, 2005.

The 34th annual Hisense 4k TV 300 is scheduled to get underway around 2:50 p.m. (ET) Saturday afternoon, and FOX will provide television coverage of the event.

Hisense 300 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 6 Darrell Wallace Jr # 180.536 29.911 Leader 27
2 33 Austin Dillon(i) 180.469 29.922 0.334 16
3 2 Brian Scott 179.778 30.037 0.219 20
4 60 Chris Buescher 179.772 30.038 0.218 19
5 20 Erik Jones(i) 179.521 30.080 0.176 23
6 22 Ryan Blaney 179.319 30.114 0.142 14
7 9 Chase Elliott 179.027 30.163 0.093 21
8 42 Kyle Larson(i) 179.009 30.166 0.090 15
9 54 Denny Hamlin (i) 178.843 30.194 0.062 21
10 3 Ty Dillon 178.838 30.195 0.061 18
11 1 Elliot Sadler 178.749 30.210 0.046 20
12 62 Brendan Gaughan 178.512 30.250 0.006 13
13 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 178.477 30.256 -0.002 5
14 5 Kasey Kahne (i) 178.465 30.258 -0.077 7
15 7 Regan Smith 178.024 30.333 -0.098 15
16 18 Daniel Suarez # 177.901 30.354 -0.141 24
17 16 Ryan Reed 177.649 30.397 -0.217 14
18 98 Aric Almirola (i) 177.206 30.473 -0.344 5
19 28 J.J. Yeley 176.471 30.600 -0.381 10
20 25 John Wes Townley (i) 176.257 30.637 -0.464 22
21 43 Dakoda Armstrong 175.781 30.720 -0.529 23
22 51 Jeremy Clements 175.410 30.785 -0.647 7
23 19 Jeff Green 174.740 30.903 -0.657 5
24 39 Ryan Sieg 174.684 30.913 -0.030 18
25 4 Ross Chastain # 174.514 30.943 -0.798 2
26 01 Landon Cassill 174.149 31.008 -0.803 19
27 8 Blake Koch 173.891 31.054 -0.829 11
28 84 Chad Boat (i) 173.863 31.059 -0.861 8
29 26 Kyle Fowler (i) 173.717 31.085 -0.998 4
30 0 Harrison Rhodes 173.539 31.117 -1.140 4
31 14 Cale Conley # 172.778 31.254 -1.161 14
32 40 Timmy Hill(i) 171.996 31.396 -1.161 3
33 44 David Starr 171.881 31.417 -1.180 8
34 55 Jamie Dick 171.881 31.417 -1.617 7
35 90 Mario Gosselin 171.778 31.436 -1.989 19
36 24 Eric McClure 169.422 31.873 -1.617 13
37 13 Carl Long 167.468 32.245 -1.989 2
37 70 Derrike Cope 167.390 32.260 -2.004 10
38 52 Joey Gase 163.900 32.947 -2.691 1
40 74 Mike Harmon 162.812 33.167 -2.911 4
41 15 TBA 0.000 0.000 30.256 0
42 97 Peyton Sellers 0.000 0.000 30.256 0

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

 

 

 

 

 

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