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Patrick Staropoli Paces Lucas Oil 200 Final Practice

Patrick Staropoli Paces Lucas Oil 200 Final Practice

by February 13, 2015 0 comments

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Empire Racing’s Patrick Staropoli paced the field during final practice for tomorrow evening’s Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway with a lap of 47.386 seconds set this morning.

Staropoli’s No. 82 Ford turned in a lap time that claimed the top spot on this morning’s speed chart by two thousandths of a second over the No. 25 Ansell/Menards Toyota of Frank Kimmel.

Rounding out the top-10 in the session standings were Sean Corr, Will Kimmel, Daniel Suárez, Brett Hudson, Tom Hessert, Austin Hill, Clay Campbell, and Leilani Munter.

As was the case in preseason testing, Empire Racing’s trio of drivers that includes Staropoli, Corr and Hill found themselves at or near the top of the speed chart. Venturini Motorsports, another quick team during the preseason’s open tests at Daytona, also were represented well in the top-10 of the session’s standings with Frank Kimmel, Suárez, and Munter.

47 of the 49 drivers entered for tomorrow’s race completed a timed lap during the 60-minute session.

Qualifying for the Lucas Oil 200 is set to commence at 3:30 p.m ET utilizing a new group qualifying format that will whittle the field down to 40 entrants from the 49 entered.

Top-10 Final Practice Speeds for the Lucas Oil 200

  1. 82 – Patrick Staropoli – Ford – Empire Racing – 47.386 | Leader
  2. 25 – Frank Kimmel – Toyota – Venturini Motorsports – 47.388 | -0.002
  3. 48 – Sean Corr – Ford – Empire Racing – 47.414 | -0.028
  4. 69 – Will Kimmel – Ford – Kimmel Racing – 47.448 | -0.062
  5. 15 – Daniel Suárez – Toyota – Venturini Motorsports – 47.464 | -0.078
  6. 09 – Brett Hudson – Dodge – Brett Hudson Motorsports – 47.468 | -0.082
  7. 77 – Tom Hessert – Dodge – Cunningham Motorsports – 47.542 | -0.156
  8. 8 – Austin Hill – Ford – Empire Racing – 47.544 | -0.158
  9. 52 – Clay Campbell – Chevrolet – Ken Schrader Racing – 47.692 | -0.306
  10. 66 – Leilani Munter – Toyota – Venturini Motorsports – 47.705 | -0.319

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