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Kyle Busch Leads JGR One-Two in NASCAR XFINITY Series First Practice at Darlington Raceway

Kyle Busch Leads JGR One-Two in NASCAR XFINITY Series First Practice at Darlington Raceway

by September 4, 2015 0 comments

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin topped the speed chart in opening practice for the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway on Friday with Busch sitting at the top of the chart with a lap of 29.380 seconds.

The Joe Gibbs Racing teammates both put in strong laps as third-place driver Paul Menard sat on the speed chart 190 thousandths of a second behind Busch.

Following fourth-place driver Joey Logano; Ty Dillon, Kevin Harvick, J.J. Yeley, Regan Smith, Elliott Sadler and Brian Scott completed the top-10 of the 55-minute session’s standings.

Over a 10-lap run, Brendan Gaughan was the fastest driver with an average speed of 160.347 miles per hour completed across his respective run.

Richard Petty Motorsports’s Dakoda Armstrong completed the most laps of the session with 34 circuits to his credit while Carl Long only completed two laps around the track.

Two drivers – Mike Harmon and Derrike Cope – did not take a lap in practice.

Final practice for the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 will start at 3:00 p.m ET and will be an 85-minute session. NBCSN will provide live coverage of final practice.

First Practice Speeds for the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200

  1. 54 – Kyle Busch(i) – 29.380 | Leader
  2. 20 – Denny Hamlin(i) – 29.444 | -0.064
  3. 33 – Paul Menard(i) – 29.570 | -0.190
  4. 22 – Joey Logano(i) – 29.618 | -0.238
  5. 3 – Ty Dillon – 29.662 | -0.282
  6. 88 – Kevin Harvick(i) – 29.679 | -0.299
  7. 28 – J.J. Yeley – 29.705 | -0.325
  8. 7 – Regan Smith – 29.720 | -0.340
  9. 1 – Elliott Sadler – 29.740 | -0.360
  10. 2 – Brian Scott – 29.772 | -0.392
  11. 9 – Chase Elliott – 29.802 | -0.422
  12. 42 – Kyle Larson(i) – 29.905 | -0.525
  13. 6 – Darrell Wallace Jr.# – 29.919 | -0.539
  14. 60 – Chris Buescher – 29.969 | -0.589
  15. 18 – Daniel Suarez# – 30.034 | -0.654
  16. 62 – Brendan Gaughan – 30.047 | -0.667
  17. 16 – Ryan Reed – 30.268 | -0.888
  18. 14 – Cale Conley# – 30.386 | -1.006
  19. 01 – Landon Cassill – 30.431 | -1.051
  20. 4 – Ross Chastain# – 30.449 | -1.069
  21. 51 – Jeremy Clements – 30.574 | -1.194
  22. 39 – Ryan Sieg – 30.648 | -1.268
  23. 97 – Parker Kligerman – 30.684 | -1.304
  24. 25 – John Wes Townley(i) – 30.698 | -1.318
  25. 43 – Dakoda Armstrong – 30.748 | -1.368
  26. 44 – David Starr – 30.817 | -1.437
  27. 8 – Blake Koch – 31.105 | -1.725
  28. 26 – T.J. Bell(i) – 31.130 | -1.750
  29. 24 – Eric McClure – 31.364 | -1.984
  30. 90 – Todd Bodine – 31.652 | -2.272
  31. 52 – Joey Gase – 31.688 | -2.308
  32. 13 – B.J. McLeod(i) – 31.754 | -2.374
  33. 89 – Morgan Shepherd – 32.151 | -2.771
  34. 40 – Carl Long – 32.734 | -3.354
  35. 0 – Harrison Rhodes# – 32.895 | -3.515

# = Rookie, (i) = Ineligible for NASCAR XFINITY Series points.

Photo Credit: Hunter Thomas

Kyle Pokrefky
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