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Ryan Blaney Fastest in Opening NNS Homestead Practice

Ryan Blaney Fastest in Opening NNS Homestead Practice

by November 14, 2014 0 comments

Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Ryan Blaney paced the opening practice for Saturday’s Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday afternoon with a lap of 32.154 seconds around the mile-and-a-half track.

Entered in a second Team Penske entry for the final race weekend of the year, Blaney turned in a blisteringly quick lap that was 183-thousandths of a second quicker than second-place driver Elliott Sadler’s fast lap.

Rounding out the top-10 of Friday’s opening 50-minute session were Matt Kenseth, Chase Elliott, Regan Smith, Ross Chastain, Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, and Brian Scott.

Of drivers who ran 10 consecutive laps on the track, John Wes Townley led the way with an average speed of 159.906 miles-per-hour. In comparison, Blaney’s fastest lap of the day was completed with an average speed of 167.942 miles-per-hour.

The caution flag flew once during the first of two Friday practices for the Nationwide Series for a car that stalled on the backstretch.

A final 115-minute practice for the Ford Ecoboost 300 for the day is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m ET. FOX Sports 1 will carry live television coverage of the final session for the series for the day.

Top-10 First Practice Speeds for the Ford Ecoboost 300

  1. 12 – Ryan Blaney(i)* – Ford – Team Penske – 32.154 | Leader
  2. 11 – Elliott Sadler – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing – 32.337 | -0.183
  3. 20 – Matt Kenseth(i) – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing – 32.401 | -0.247
  4. 9 – Chase Elliott# – Chevrolet – JR Motorsports – 32.468 | -0.314
  5. 7 – Regan Smith – Chevrolet – JR Motorsports – 32.485 | -0.331
  6. 10 – Ross Chastain(i)* – Toyota – TriStar Motorsports – 32.485 | -0.331
  7. 54 – Kyle Busch(i) – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing – 32.587 | -0.433
  8. 22 – Brad Keselowski(i) – Ford – Team Penske – 32.615 | -0.461
  9. 42 – Kyle Larson(i) – Chevrolet – Turner Scott Motorsports – 32.624 | -0.470
  10. 2 – Brian Scott – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing – 32.643 | -0.489

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

Kyle Pokrefky
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