Brian Scott fastest in first Xfinity practice

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Brian Scott, with a lap speed of 178.159 MPH, was the quickest Friday afternoon during the first NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) practice session for Saturday night’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

Second quickest in the session was Ty Dillon with a lap speed of 177.439 MPH, and he was followed by Brandon Jones (177.194 MPH) who was third, Ryan Blaney (176.840) fourth and series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Daniel Suarez (176.811) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the practice were Ben Rhodes (176.148 MPH) who was sixth, JJ Yeley (176.028) seventh, Drew Herring (175.319) eighth, Brendan Gaughan (175.279) ninth and Elliott Sadler (175.239) posting the 10th-quickest lap speed.

Weather permitting, the teams will have their “Happy Hour” (final) practice session later this evening from 6:00 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and then return on Saturday at 4:45 p.m. ET on  NBCSN for qualifying. Carl Edwards currently holds the series qualifying track record at Kenstuckt with a lap speed of 181.287 MPH – which he set on June 18, 2005.

The 4th annual VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 is slated to get started around 8:20 p.m. (ET) Saturday night on NBCSN.

VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 2 Brian Scott 178.159 30.310 Leader 17
2 3 Ty Dillon 177.439 30.433 -0.123 13
3 33 Brandon Jones (i) 177.194 30.475 -0.165 17
4 22 Ryan Blaney 176.840 30.536 -0.226 14
5 18 Daniel Suarez # 176.811 30.541 -0.231 20
6 88 Ben Rhodes 176.148 30.656 -0.346 24
7 28 J.J. Yeley 176.028 30.677 -0.367 17
8 54 Erik Jones (i) 175.319 30.801 -0.491 14
9 62 Brendan Gaughan 175.279 30.808 -0.498 15
10 1 Elliot Sadler 175.239 30.815 -0.505 18
11 7 Regan Smith 174.786 30.895 -0.585 19
12 20 Matt Tifft (i) 174.746 30.902 -0.592 26
13 51 Jeremy Clements 174.729 30.905 -0.595 2
14 16 Ryan Reed 174.458 30.953 -0.643 24
15 42 Brennan Poole 174.329 30.976 -0.666 19
16 43 Dakoda Armstrong 174.272 30.986 -0.676 23
17 6 Darrell Wallace Jr # 174.014 31.032 -0.722 16
18 60 Chris Buescher 173.422 31.138 -0.828 27
19 9 Chase Elliott 173.044 31.206 -0.896 16
20 98 Ryan Truex 171.679 31.454 -1.144 24
21 4 Ross Chastain # 171.048 31.570 -1.260 17
22 39 Ryan Sieg 170.622 31.649 -1.339 28
23 26 TJ Bell (i) 170.616 31.650 -1.340 4
24 14 Cale Conley # 170.009 31.763 -1.453 27
25 01 Michael Self 169.300 31.896 -1.586 29
26 44 David Starr 169.062 31.941 -1.631 10
27 8 Blake Koch 168.924 31.967 -1.657 8
28 0 Harrison Rhodes 168.750 32.000 -1.690 15
29 97 Dylan Kwasniewski 168.576 32.033 -1.723 8
30 25 Dylan Lupton 167.994 32.144 -1.834 40
31 24 Eric McClure 167.832 32.174 -1.864 18
32 70 Derrike Cope 166.754 32.383 -2.073 5
33 52 Joey Gase 166.374 32.475 -2.165 12
34 90 Martin Roy 165.827 32.564 -2.254 29
35 92 Mario Gosselin 165.532 32.622 -2.312 5
36 89 Morgan Shepherd 164.916 32.744 -2.434 5
37 13 Derek White 164.489 32.829 -2.519 5
38 40 Carl Long 155.638 34.696 -4.386 17
39 74 Mike Harmon 152.413 35.430 -5.120 2
40 19 Jeff Green 114.833 47.025 -16.715 1
41 15 Ryan Ellis (i) 0.000 0.000 30.310 0

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

 

 

 

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