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Ryan Blaney Sweeps Ford Ecoboost 300 Practices

Ryan Blaney Sweeps Ford Ecoboost 300 Practices

by November 14, 2014 0 comments

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Ryan Blaney claimed the top position on the speed chart in final practice for the Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday evening with a lap of 32.097 seconds in his No. 12 Discount Tire Ford.

Blaney’s quick lap in the 115-minute session provided the 20-year-old a clean sweep of both practice sessions for the final race of the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.

Rounding out the top-10 on the speed chart were Ty Dillon, Kyle Busch, Elliott Sadler, Kyle Larson, Brian Scott, Matt Kenseth, John Wes Townley, Brad Keselowski, and Regan Smith.

Across an average of 10 consecutive laps, it was Sadler who was fastest amongst his peers with an average speed of 164.912 miles-per-hour on a 10-lap run. The nine fastest drivers on a run of 10 consecutive laps behind Sadler were Smith, Larson, Kenseth, Brendan Gaughan, Dylan Kwasniewski, Keselowski, Chase Elliott, Trevor Bayne, and Busch.

Smith completed the most laps in practice with the driver of the No. 7 TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet turning in 73 circuits around the mile-and-a-half oval. Joey Gase completed the fewest laps around the track with three completed circuits turned in.

Saturday for the Nationwide Series garage is to bring about qualifying for the 45-car grid at 1:15 p.m ET with FOX Sports 1 providing live television coverage of all three rounds of qualifying. The Ford Ecoboost 300 itself will take place at 4:30 p.m ET with ESPN2 providing live television coverage.

Top-10 Final Practice Speeds for the Ford Ecoboost 300

  1. 12 – Ryan Blaney(i)* – Ford – Team Penske – 32.097 | Leader
  2. 3 – Ty Dillon# – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing – 32.128 | -0.032
  3. 54 – Kyle Busch(i) – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing – 32.314 | -0.218
  4. 11 – Elliott Sadler – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing – 32.357 | -0.261
  5. 42 – Kyle Larson(i) – Chevrolet – Turner Scott Motorsports – 32.365 | -0.268
  6. 2 – Brian Scott – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing – 32.372 | -0.276
  7. 20 – Matt Kenseth(i) – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing – 32.404 | -0.307
  8. 25 – John Wes Townley(i)* – Toyota – Athenian Motorsports – 32.415 | -0.318
  9. 22 – Brad Keselowski(i) – Ford – Team Penske – 32.430 | -0.333
  10. 7 – Regan Smith – Chevrolet – JR Motorsports – 32.453 | -0.356

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

Kyle Pokrefky
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