Gordon and Keselowski Fastest In New Hampshire

Gordon and Keselowski Fastest In New Hampshire

by September 20, 2014 0 comments

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LOUDON, N.H. – Brad Keselowski was fastest during second practice on Saturday morning, but Jeff Gordon led the way in final practice.

During the morning session, Keselowski’s chart topping lap was 28.084 seconds at 135.622 mph. He also led the way during the first practice session yesterday and captured the pole for Sunday’s race. Ryan Newman was second Friday morning, followed by Brian Vickers, Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards.

Jeff Gordon topped Keselowski in final practice after running a 28.139 second lap at 135.357 mph. Kevin Harivck was third, and Joey Logano was fourth. Dale Earnhardt Jr. rounded out the top-five.

Several drivers had issues during final practice. Early on, Corey LaJoie slapped the wall. He’s making his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Greg Biffle spun through the grass out of turn two not long after the session went back green. Biffle ended up 24th on the speed chart. In the final seconds of the session, Tony Stewart spun in turn four; however, he didn’t make any contact with the wall. Stewart ended the session in the 16th position.

The SYLVANIA 300 will be live on ESPN and the Performance Racing Network (PRN) tomorrow at 2 p.m. EST.

SYLVANIA 300 Second Practice Top-10 Results:
1.) #2 Brad Keselowski
2.) #31 Ryan Newman
3.) #55 Brian Vickers
4.) #4 Kevin Harvick
5.) #99 Carl Edwards
6.) #41 Kurt Busch
7.) #15 Clint Bowyer
8.) #24 Jeff Gordon
9.) #1 Jamie McMurray
10.) #18 Kyle Busch

SYLVANIA 300 Final Practice Top-10 Results:
1.) #24 Jeff Gordon
2.) #2 Brad Keselowski
3.) #4 Kevin Harvick
4.) #22 Joey Logano
5.) #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
6.) #48 Jimmie Johnson
7.) #20 Matt Kenseth
8.) #10 Danica Patrick
9.) #27 Paul Menard
10.) #1 Jamie McMurray

Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

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