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Brian Scott Quickest in History 300 Practice

Brian Scott Quickest in History 300 Practice

by May 23, 2014 0 comments

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Brian Scott (Richard Childress Racing) had a rocket ship of a race car during Thursday’s practices for the History 300 as he posted the quickest lap time of the day with a lap of 30.221 seconds in the first session of the day.

Scott not only led the first session of the day but also posted the second-quickest time of the second session, coming second to current points leader Chase Elliott (JR Motorsports) who turned a lap of 30.281 seconds.

Elliott’s JR Motorsports teammates, Regan Smith and Kevin Harvick, would prove to be fast throughout the day as well. JR Motorsports were the only multi-car operation entered for this Saturday’s race to place all of their cars in the top-10 of both practice sessions for the History 300.

Joe Gibbs Racing had their trio of drivers – Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, and Elliott Sadler – run strong in the first practice but fade away by the final practice session of the day. All three JGR drivers would run a top-10 practice speed in the first session but only Kenseth would return to the top-10 in the day’s later session. Busch would find trouble in practice when his No. 54 Monster Energy Camry would go for a spin off of Turn 2, making light contact with the inside wall on both ends of the car. As of the time of this posting, there is no word on if the No. 54 team will go to a backup car for qualifying and the race on Saturday.

The final practice session of the day provided some surprises in terms of pace as Dylan Kwasniewski (Turner Scott Motorsports) and Jeb Burton (Biagi-Denbeste Racing) were both able to break into the top-10 on the speedchart. Kwasniewski would run the fourth-quickest lap of the session with a 30.453 second lap while Burton would run 10th-fastest with a 30.617 second lap.

The NASCAR Nationwide Series returns to action on Saturday for both qualifying and the History 300. Neither the Nationwide Series or the Sprint Cup Series will be on the racing surface on Friday.

Top-10 Practice Speeds in Practice 1 for the History 300

  1. 2 – Brian Scott – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing – 30.221 seconds | Leader
  2. 54 – Kyle Busch(i) – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing – 30.248 seconds | -0.027
  3. 20 – Matt Kenseth(i) – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing – 30.296 seconds | -0.075
  4. 22 – Brad Keselowski(i) – Ford – Team Penske – 30.306 seconds | -0.085
  5. 5 – Kevin Harvick(i) – Chevrolet – JR Motorsports – 30.384 seconds | -0.163
  6. 42 – Kyle Larson(i) – Chevrolet – Turner Scott Motorsports – 30.393 seconds | -0.172
  7. 9 – Chase Elliott# – Chevrolet – JR Motorsports – 30.418 seconds | -0.197
  8. 7 – Regan Smith – Chevrolet – JR Motorsports – 30.481 seconds | -0.260
  9. 3 – Ty Dillon# – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing – 30.594 seconds | -0.373
  10. 11 – Elliott Sadler – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing – 30.617 seconds | -0.396

Top-10 Practice Speeds in Final Practice for the History 300

  1. 9 – Chase Elliott# – Chevrolet – JR Motorsports – 30.281 seconds | Leader
  2. 2 – Brian Scott – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing – 30.306 seconds | -0.025
  3. 7 – Regan Smith – Chevrolet – JR Motorsports – 30.449 seconds | -0.168
  4. 31 – Dylan Kwasniewski# – Chevrolet – Turner Scott Motorsports – 30.453 seconds | -0.172
  5. 5 – Kevin Harvick(i) – Chevrolet – JR Motorsports – 30.466 seconds | -0.185
  6. 6 – Trevor Bayne – Ford – Roush-Fenway Racing – 30.498 seconds | -0.217
  7. 42 – Kyle Larson(i) – Chevrolet – Turner Scott Motorsports – 30.504 seconds | -0.223
  8. 20 – Matt Kenseth(i) – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing – 30.514 seconds | -0.233
  9. 22 – Brad Keselowski(i) – Ford – Team Penske – 30.611 seconds | -0.330
  10. 98 – Jeb Burton(i) – Ford – Biagi-Denbeste Racing – 30.617 seconds | -0.336

# = Rookie.

(i) = Ineligible for NASCAR Nationwide Series points.

Kyle Pokrefky
Follow Kyle Pokrefky on Twitter at @KPokrefky

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