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Bayne And Bowman Fast In Practice At Charlotte Motor Speedway

Bayne And Bowman Fast In Practice At Charlotte Motor Speedway

by October 9, 2014 0 comments

Photo Credit: Hunter Thomas

CONCORD, N.C. – Trevor Bayne clocked the fastest lap during first practice on Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and Alex Bowman led the way in final practice.

During the opening NASCAR Nationwide Series practice, Bayne not only had the fastest lap, but he also had the best 10 consecutive lap average. Bayne’s fastest lap was 29.858 seconds at 180.856 mph. He’s coming off an 11th place finish at Kansas Speedway. Bayne is also pulling double duty this weekend as he competes for Roush Fenway Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Kyle Busch was second fastest in first practice, followed by Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski and Brian Scott.

Alex Bowman clocked a lap of 29.794 seconds at 181.245 mph to top the chart in final practice. He was 11th during the first session. Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski was second, followed by Dylan Kwasniewski, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch.

Chase Elliott had the best 10 consecutive lap average with an average speed of 177.995 mph; however he didn’t fare too well overall. During the first session Elliott was eighth quickest, and in the final session, he was sixth. His JR Motorsports teammate, Regan Smith was 14th in first practice and 20th in final practice.

Up next for the NASCAR Nationwide Series is Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 4:10 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon. The BCBS of NC Drive for the Cure 300 will be live on ESPN 2 and the Performance Racing Network (PRN) at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday night.

BCBS Of NC Drive For The Cure 300 First Practice Top-10 Results:
1.) #6 Trevor Bayne 29.858 seconds | 180.856 mph
2.) #54 Kyle Busch 29.903 seconds | 180.584 mph
3.) #12 Ryan Blaney 29.941 seconds | 180.355 mph
4.) #22 Brad Keselowski 29.982 seconds | 180.108 mph
5.) #2 Brian Scott 30.053 seconds | 179.683 mph
6.) #60 Chris Buescher 30.068 seconds | 179.593 mph
7.) #20 Matt Kenseth 30.121 seconds | 179.277 mph
8.) #9 Chase Elliott 30.163 seconds | 179.027 mph
9.) #11 Elliott Sadler 30.187 seconds | 178.885 mph
10.) #42 Kyle Larson 30.218 seconds | 178.701 mph

BCBS Of NC Drive For The Cure 300 Final Practice Top-10 Results:
1.) #5 Alex Bowman 29.794 seconds | 181.245 mph
2.) #22 Brad Keselowski 29.892 seconds | 180.650 mph
3.) #31 Dylan Kwasniewski 29.894 seconds | 180.638 mph
4.) #20 Matt Kenseth 29.965 seconds | 180.210 mph
5.) #54 Kyle Busch 29.991 seconds | 180.054 mph
6.) #9 Chase Elliott 30.016 seconds | 179.904 mph
7.) #11 Elliott Sadler 30.017 seconds | 179.898 mph
8.) #6 Trevor Bayne 30.039 seconds | 179.766 mph
9.) #42 Kyle Larson 30.047 seconds | 179.718 mph
10.) #2 Brian Scott 30.139 | 179.170 mph

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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