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Chris Buescher Quickest in Final Dover 200 Practice

Chris Buescher Quickest in Final Dover 200 Practice

by September 26, 2014 0 comments

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DOVER, Del. — Chris Buescher topped the speed chart in final practice for the Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway, turning a lap of 23.252 seconds to sit atop of the scoring pylon at the conclusion of the 80-minute session.

The driver of the No. 60 Roush Performance Parts Ford ran a lap that was 126-thousandths of a second quicker than second-place driver Brendan Gaughan in the final practice of the weekend for the Nationwide Series.

Aric Almirola, Cale Conley, and Trevor Bayne would round out the top-five of the session with Ty Dillon, Joey Logano, Brian Scott, Alex Bowman, and Chase Elliott rounding out the top-10.

A total of 40 drivers would make a recorded lap in the 80-minute session. Elliott would run the most practice laps with a tally of 92 circuits recorded while The Motorsports Group’s Ryan Ellis would run the fewest with three.

Like the first session, no cautions would fly in final practice.

Final practice brings the on-track action for the Nationwide Series for the day to a close. Qualifying for the Dover 200 will take place at 12:15 p.m EST tomorrow while the Dover 200 itself will take place at 3:30 p.m EST.

Top-10 Final Practice Speeds for the Dover 200

  1. 60 – Chris Buescher# – Ford – Roush-Fenway Racing – 23.252 | Leader
  2. 62 – Brendan Gaughan – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing – 23.378 | -0.126
  3. 98 – Aric Almirola(i)* – Ford – Biagi-Denbeste Racing – 23.530 | -0.278
  4. 33 – Cale Conley(i)* – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing – 23.596 | -0.344
  5. 6 – Trevor Bayne – Ford – Roush-Fenway Racing – 23.604 | -0.352
  6. 3 – Ty Dillon# – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing – 23.668 | -0.416
  7. 22 – Joey Logano(i) – Ford – Team Penske – 23.721 | -0.469
  8. 2 – Brian Scott – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing – 23.727 | -0.475
  9. 80 – Alex Bowman(i)* – Toyota – Hattori Racing Enterprises – 23.780 | -0.528
  10. 9 – Chase Elliott# – Chevrolet – JR Motorsports – 23.789 | -0.537

# = Rookie, (i) = Ineligible for NASCAR Nationwide Series points, * = Must qualify into the race based on speed.

Kyle Pokrefky
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