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Ryan Blaney Leads Final NASCAR Nationwide Series Practice At Kansas Speedway

Ryan Blaney Leads Final NASCAR Nationwide Series Practice At Kansas Speedway

by October 3, 2014 0 comments

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Fords of Ryan Blaney and Chris Buescher led the way in the one and only NASCAR Nationwide Series practice session on Friday afternoon.

First practice was rained out, but final practice was welcomed with sunshine and blue skies. Ryan Blaney topped the speed chart with a lap time of 29.992 seconds at 180.048 mph. Chris Buescher set the second fastest lap, followed by Ty Dillon, Kyle Busch and Trevor Bayne.

Kyle Busch had the best 10 consecutive lap average with an average speed of 178.615 mph. Chris Busescher had the second best average, followed by Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott and Milka Duno rounding out the top-five.

The JR Motorsports teams struggled during the session. Chase Elliott who leads the point standings was only 13th quickest, and his teammates, Regan Smith and Kevin Harvick were 15th and 16th respectively.

The NASCAR Nationwide Series teams will hit the track on Saturday for Coors Light Pole Qualifying, and it’ll be live on Fox Sports 2 at 12:15 p.m. EST. ESPN’s coverage of the Kansas Lottery 300 will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

1.) #22 Ryan Blaney 180.048 mph | 29.992 seconds
2.) #60 Chris Buescher 179.880 mph | 30.020 seconds
3.) #3 Ty Dillon 179.456 mph | 30.091 seconds
4.) #54 Kyle Busch 179.235 mph | 30.128 seconds
5.) #6 Trevor Bayne 179.122 mph | 30.147 seconds
6.) #25 John Wes Townley 179.110 mph | 30.149 seconds
7.) #20 Matt Kenseth 179.087 mph | 30.153 seconds
8.) #33 Paul Menard 179.057 mph | 30.158 seconds
9.) #39 Ryan Sieg 179.021 mph | 30.164 seconds
10.) #2 Brian Scott 178.992 mph | 30.169 seconds

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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