David Starr paces second Xfinity practice at Daytona

StarDavid Starr, with a lap speed of 183.516 MPH, was the fastest in Friday afternoon’s second 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) practice session for Saturday’s Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway (DIS).

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Brandon Jones, was second fastest with a lap speed of 183.109 MPH, and he was followed by John Hunter Nemechek (183.035 MPH) who was third, ROTY candidate Ryan Preece (182.964) fourth and Benny Gordon (182.426) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the session were Daniel Suarez (181.273 MPH) who was sixth, Ty Dillon (181.108) seventh, series ROTY candidate, Bobby Labonte (180.625) eighth, Erik Jones (180.567) ninth and Ryan Reed (180.144) posting the 10th-fastest lap speed.

The teams will return for their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 3:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. (ET) this afternoon, with FOX Sports 1 providing television coverage.

Qualifying to determine the starting lineup for Saturday’s race will be held early that morning at 10:00 a.m. (ET), and television coverage will be provided by FOX Sports 1. And, at the time of writing, there are 48-drivers attempting to make the race, leaving seven of them having to qualify on time to make the 40-car lineup.

Tommy Houston, since Feb. 14, 1987, has held the title as the fastest NXS driver in qualifying at Dover, when he ran a qualifying record lap speed of 194.389 MPH.

The 35th annual Powershares QQQ 300 is scheduled to get started around 3:50 p.m. (ET) Saturday afternoon, and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the event.

Powershares QQQ 300 Second Practice
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 44 David Starr 183.516 49.042 Leader 13
2 33 Brandon Jones # 183.109 49.151 -0.109 11
3 87 Joe Nemechek (i) 183.035 49.171 -0.129 10
4 01 Ryan Preece # 182.964 19.190 29.852 13
5 14 Benny Gordon 182.426 49.335 -0.293 12
6 19 Daniel Suarez 181.273 19.649 29.393 9
7 3 Ty Dillon 181.108 19.694 29.348 9
8 18 Bobby Labonte (i) 180.625 19.827 29.215 7
9 20 Erik Jones # 180.567 49.843 -0.801 1
10 16 Ryan Reed 180.144 49.960 -0.918 7
11 2 Austin Dillon (i) 179.910 50.025 -0.983 5
12 11 Blake Koch 179.784 50.060 -1.018 7
13 5 Kasey Kahne (i) 179.745 50.071 -1.029 4
14 05 John Wes Townley (i) 179.655 50.096 -1.054 1
15 1 Elliot Sadler 179.569 50.120 -1.078 10
16 48 Brennan Poole # 179.440 50.156 -1.114 5
17 28 Dakoda Armstrong 179.261 50.206 -1.164 3
18 46 Brandon Gdovic 179.247 50.210 -1.168 5
19 22 Joey Logano(i) 179.047 50.266 -1.224 2
20 88 Chase Elliott (i) 178.962 50.290 -1.248 5
21 7 Justin Allgaier 178.607 50.390 -1.348 8
22 92 Mario Gosselin 178.356 50.461 -1.419 5
23 98 Aric Almirola (i) 178.313 50.473 -1.431 3
24 42 Kyle Larson(i) 178.119 50.528 -1.486 5
25 39 Ryan Sieg 177.915 50.586 -1.544 3
26 43 Jeb Burton 177.750 50.633 -1.591 5
27 4 Ross Chastain 177.644 50.663 -1.621 4
28 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 177.525 50.697 -1.655 5
29 24 Matt Tifft (i) 177.501 50.704 -1.662 3
30 85 Bobby Gerhart 177.445 50.720 -1.678 5
31 25 Chris Cockrum 176.929 50.868 -1.826 2
32 90 Martin Roy 176.883 50.881 -1.839 3
33 17 Jeff Green 176.776 50.912 -1.87 3
34 0 Eric McClure 176.540 50.980 -1.938 1
35 13 Mark Thompson 176.450 51.006 -1.964 9
36 93 Scott Lagasse Jr 176.156 51.091 -2.049 5
37 07 Ray Black Jr 176.022 51.130 -2.088 5
38 74 Mike Harmon 175.802 51.194 -2.152 6
39 70 Derrike Cope 175.740 51.212 -2.17 3
40 51 Jeremy Clements 175.730 51.215 -2.173 3
41 40 Derek White 175.613 51.249 -2.207 6
42 99 Chris Fontaine (i) 175.005 51.427 -2.385 2
43 78 BJ McLeod # 174.897 51.459 -2.417 6
44 97 Harrison Rhodes 174.805 51.486 -2.444 1
45 15 Stanton Barrett 174.574 51.554 -2.512 3
46 52 Joey Gase 174.381 51.611 -2.569 4
47 62 Brendan Gaughan 0.000 0.000 49.042 0
48 89 Morgan Shepherd 0.000 0.000 49.042 0

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

 

 

 

 

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