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Joey Logano Tops Final NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice At Darlington Raceway

Joey Logano Tops Final NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice At Darlington Raceway

by September 4, 2015 0 comments

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Joey Logano narrowly beat Kyle Busch on the speed chart by six thousandths of a second to take the top spot in Friday’s final practice for Saturday’s VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200.

Logano paced the field with a lap of 29.504 seconds that was a tick faster than Busch, who was the leader of first practice, who turned in a lap of 29.510 seconds.

Ty Dillon was the fastest XFINITY Series regular in third with a lap of 29.688 seconds.

Completing the top-10 of the session’s standings were Kyle Larson, Daniel Suarez, Paul Menard, Denny Hamlin, Elliott Sadler, Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick.

Series rookie Darrell Wallace Jr. ran the most laps in the 85-minute session with 65 laps completed around the 1.366-mile speedway while former champion Jeff Green completed the fewest with a single lap.

Of drivers to complete a run of 10 or more consecutive laps, Menard was fastest on a long run with an average speed of 162.967 miles per hour completed over a run. Fellow Sprint Cup drivers Hamlin and Harvick were P2 and P3 on this list.

While no driver completely wrecked their car in practice, Suarez had an issue in the early stages after scraping the right side of his car coming off of Turn 2. The team has not decided to go to a backup car.

With the on-track action for the XFINITY Series complete for the day, the cars will hit the track for qualifying tomorrow at 11:45 a.m ET ahead of tomorrow’s race at 3:30 p.m ET.

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

  1. 22 – Joey Logano(i) – 29.504 | Leader
  2. 54 – Kyle Busch(i) – 29.510 | -0.006
  3. 3 – Ty Dillon – 29.688 | -0.184
  4. 42 – Kyle Larson(i) – 29.884 | -0.380
  5. 18 – Daniel Suarez# – 29.902 | -0.398
  6. 33 – Paul Menard(i) – 29.947 | -0.443
  7. 20 – Denny Hamlin(i) – 29.949 | -0.445
  8. 1 – Elliott Sadler – 29.962 | -0.458
  9. 9 – Chase Elliott – 29.963 | -0.459
  10. 88 – Kevin Harvick(i) – 29.999 | -0.495
  11. 2 – Brian Scott – 30.056 | -0.552
  12. 28 – J.J. Yeley – 30.073 | -0.569
  13. 7 – Regan Smith – 30.173 | -0.669
  14. 62 – Brendan Gaughan – 30.203 | -0.699
  15. 6 – Darrell Wallace Jr.# – 30.227 | -0.723
  16. 60 – Chris Buescher – 30.289 | -0.785
  17. 16 – Ryan Reed – 30.374 | -0.870
  18. 51 – Jeremy Clements – 30.448 | -0.944
  19. 39 – Ryan Sieg – 30.472 | -0.968
  20. 43 – Dakoda Armstrong – 30.512 | -1.008
  21. 97 – Parker Kligerman – 30.571 | -1.067
  22. 25 – John Wes Townley(i) – 30.595 | -1.091
  23. 14 – Cale Conley# – 30.627 | -1.123
  24. 4 – Ross Chastain# – 30.727 | -1.223
  25. 44 – David Starr – 30.944 | -1.440
  26. 8 – Blake Koch – 30.945 | -1.441
  27. 01 – Landon Cassill – 31.002 | -1.498
  28. 26 – T.J. Bell(i) – 31.231 | -1.727
  29. 90 – Todd Bodine – 31.400 | -1.896
  30. 24 – Eric McClure – 31.406 | -1.902
  31. 52 – Joey Gase – 31.615 | -2.111
  32. 13 – B.J. McLeod(i) – 32.034 | -2.530
  33. 70 – Derrike Cope – 32.119 | -2.616
  34. 89 – Morgan Shepherd – 32.308 | -2.805
  35. 74 – Mike Harmon – 32.488 | -2.985
  36. 15 – Carlos Contreras – 34.833 | -5.329
  37. 19 – Jeff Green – 1:07.538 | -38.034

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

Photo Credit: Hunter Thomas/The Fourth Turn

Kyle Pokrefky
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