Ty Dillon turns in fastest time in final Xfinity Series practice

Ty_Dillon_adds_sponsor_for-aa748bedaabf93e1abb1ded8029ebc4bOnce again in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) on Friday, it was Ty Dillon – with a lap speed of 182.113 MPH – taking the top spot in practice at Daytona International Speedway (DIS), as he was the fastest in the final 2016 Powershares QQQ 300 practice session (he was also the fastest in the first session earlier today).

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Ray Black Jr., was second fastest in the session with a lap speed of 181.207 MPH, and he was followed by Jeb Burton (181.127 MPH) who was third, Joey Gase (180.411) fourth and Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. (179.802) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice were Blake Koch (179.648 MPH) who was sixth, Anthony Kumpen (178.603) seventh, Matt Tifft (178.479) eighth, Kyle Larson (178.398) ninth and Justin Allgaier (178.200) posting the 10th-fastest lap speed.

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 47-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 Final Practice
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 3 Ty Dillon 182.113 49.420 Leader 5
2 07 Ray Black Jr 181.207 49.667 -0.247 8
3 43 Jeb Burton 181.127 49.689 -0.269 13
4 52 Joey Gase 180.411 49.886 -0.466 11
5 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 179.802 50.055 -0.635 7
6 11 Blake Koch 179.648 50.098 -0.678 4
7 46 Brandon Gdovic 178.603 50.397 -0.977 3
8 24 Matt Tifft (i) 178.479 50.426 -1.006 1
9 42 Kyle Larson(i) 178.398 50.449 -1.029 1
10 7 Justin Allgaier 178.200 50.505 -1.085 2
11 17 Jeff Green 177.665 50.657 -1.237 2
12 14 Benny Gordon 177.424 50.726 -1.306 3
13 87 Joe Nemechek (i) 177.260 50.773 -1.353 1
14 89 Morgan Shepherd 177.228 50.782 -1.362 3
15 85 Bobby Gerhart 176.922 50.870 -1.45 6
16 0 Eric McClure 176.880 50.882 -1.462 1
17 93 Scott Lagasse Jr 176.796 50.906 -1.486 7
18 90 Martin Roy 176.758 50.917 -1.497 5
19 25 Chris Cockrum 176.758 50.917 -1.497 1
20 40 Derek White 175.963 51.147 -1.727 3
21 70 Derrike Cope 175.836 51.184 -1.764 3
22 51 Jeremy Clements 175.558 51.265 -1.845 3
23 99 Chris Fontaine (i) 175.445 51.298 -1.878 6
24 97 Harrison Rhodes 174.257 51.648 -2.228 1
25 15 Stanton Barrett 171.612 52.444 -3.024 1
26 1 Elliot Sadler 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0
27 2 Austin Dillon (i) 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0
28 4 Ross Chastain 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0
29 5 Kasey Kahne (i) 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0
30 13 Mark Thompson 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0
31 16 Ryan Reed 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0
32 18 Bobby Labonte (i) 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0
33 19 Daniel Suarez 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0
34 20 Erik Jones # 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0
35 22 Joey Logano(i) 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0
36 28 Dakoda Armstrong 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0
37 33 Brandon Jones # 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0
38 39 Ryan Sieg 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0
39 44 David Starr 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0
40 48 Brennan Poole # 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0
41 62 Brendan Gaughan 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0
42 74 Mike Harmon 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0
43 78 BJ McLeod # 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0
44 88 Chase Elliott (i) 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0
45 92 Mario Gosselin 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0
46 98 Aric Almirola (i) 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0
47 01 Ryan Preece # 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0
48 05 John Wes Townley (i) 0.000 0.000 -49.42 0

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

 

 

 

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