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Stenhouse Jr. Dominates Both Of Thursday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 Practices

by TMS Media Relations | Apr 07, 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 7, 2011) - NASCAR Nationwide Series points leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. dominated both of Thursday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 practices at Texas Motor Speedway with top speeds of 182.710 mph and 178.814 mph.

Stenhouse Jr. is chasing his first career win in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 Friday evening, which would lengthen his six-point leader over Jason Leffler in championship standings.

The No. 60 of Carl Edwards was behind Stenhouse Jr. in both practices, clocking in at 180.517 mph and 178.259 mph.

Texas Motor Speedway will host two more NASCAR Nationwide Series practices tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. before the Dallas Morning News Qualifying (4 p.m.). The green flag drops for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 tomorrow evening at 7:30 p.m.

Fans can still purchase tickets for this weekend’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 and Samsung Mobile 500 races by calling (817) 215-8500 or visiting www.texasmotorspeedway.com

Second Practice

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps
1 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Easy Feet Ford 30.199 178.814 1 20
2 60 Carl Edwards(i) Fastenal Ford 30.293 178.259 1 27
3 33 Paul Menard(i) Menards/Rheem Chevrolet 30.345 177.954 5 37
4 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire Dodge 30.402 177.620 30 42
5 18 Kyle Busch(i) Z-Line Designs Toyota 30.433 177.439 5 51
6 38 Kasey Kahne(i) Great Clips Chevrolet 30.460 177.282 11 18
7 20 Joey Logano(i) GameStop/NASCAR 2011 Game Toyota 30.476 177.189 2 37
8 2 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevrolet 30.493 177.090 18 41
9 99 David Reutimann(i) Pastrana Waltrip Racing Toyota 30.552 176.748 29 51
10 *12 Sam Hornish Jr. Alliance Dodge 30.621 176.350 14 27
11 16 Trevor Bayne RickyvsTrevor.com Ford 30.631 176.292 4 21
12 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevrolet 30.652 176.171 26 32
13 11 Brian Scott Shore Lodge Toyota 30.671 176.062 7 37
14 32 Reed Sorenson Dollar General Chevrolet 30.734 175.701 27 33
15 7 Josh Wise TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet 30.761 175.547 3 40
16 88 Aric Almirola Hellmann's Chevrolet 30.769 175.501 20 32
17 *79 Tim Andrews Great Wolf Lodge Ford 30.964 174.396 5 5
18 66 Steve Wallace 5-hour Energy Toyota 31.045 173.941 11 29
19 09 Kenny Wallace American Ethanol Toyota 31.050 173.913 21 38
20 62 Michael Annett Northland Motor Oils Toyota 31.136 173.433 7 26
21 30 Jason Leffler Wolf Pack Rentals Chevrolet 31.137 173.427 16 25
22 19 Mike Bliss Cattlemen's Chevrolet 31.162 173.288 13 17
23 *05 David Starr Texas Farm and Ranches/31-W Chevrolet 31.184 173.166 2 26
24 81 Blake Koch # daystar.com Dodge 31.245 172.828 14 17
25 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 31.248 172.811 12 35
26 14 Eric McClure Hefty BlackOut/Reynolds Chevrolet 31.293 172.563 24 24
27 *49 Dennis Setzer Jay Robinson Racing Chevrolet 31.294 172.557 1 2
28 01 Mike Wallace G&K Services Chevrolet 31.354 172.227 11 23
29 40 Scott Wimmer Key Motorsports Chevrolet 31.441 171.750 18 24
30 *23 Robert Richardson Jr. Wildlife Conservation Society Dodge 31.492 171.472 6 6
31 39 Danny O'Quinn Jr. Heil Trailers Ford 31.602 170.875 15 21
32 51 Jeremy Clements racedaysponsor.com Chevrolet 31.674 170.487 8 11
33 *41 Jennifer Jo Cobb # Lilly Trucking Ford 31.740 170.132 18 19
34 *75 Carl Long Rick Ware Racing Ford 31.823 169.689 5 5
35 *70 Shelby Howard Race Fuel Energy Drink Chevrolet 31.918 169.184 18 20
36 15 Timmy Hill # Rick Ware Racing Ford 31.963 168.945 2 23
37 *52 Tim Schendel TexasCountrytv.com/Fire and Ice Chevrolet 31.974 168.887 18 18
38 28 Derrike Cope Pouch Tech Chevrolet 32.131 168.062 3 3
39 *55 Brett Rowe Imperial Bedding Chevrolet 32.175 167.832 5 5
40 89 Morgan Shepherd Racing with Jesus/Imperial Bedding Chevrolet 32.469 166.312 5 7
41 *68 Matt Carter Fleur-De-Lis Motorsports Chevrolet 32.500 166.154 1 6
42 *74 Mike Harmon Riverwalk Cafe Chevrolet 32.513 166.087 5 8
# Denotes Rookie, *Required to qualify on time, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series
Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos Car Driver

From Lap

To Lap Avg Speed    
1 22 Brad Keselowski(i) 29 38 176.364    
2 99 David Reutimann(i) 29 38 175.479    
3 18 Kyle Busch(i) 12 21 175.360    
4 31 Justin Allgaier 23 32 174.831    
5 20 Joey Logano(i) 28 37 173.449    
6 62 Michael Annett 16 25 171.563    

* Car must run 10 consecutive laps on the track to be included in the above chart.

 

First Practice

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps
1 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Easy Feet Ford 29.555 182.710 1 18
2 60 Carl Edwards(i) Fastenal Ford 29.914 180.517 4 4
3 99 David Reutimann(i) Pastrana Waltrip Racing Toyota 29.985 180.090 2 6
4 16 Trevor Bayne RickyvsTrevor.com Ford 29.987 180.078 3 9
5 38 Kasey Kahne(i) Great Clips Chevrolet 29.987 180.078 1 28
6 2 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevrolet 30.002 179.988 1 9
7 33 Paul Menard(i) Menards/Rheem Chevrolet 30.029 179.826 2 22
8 18 Kyle Busch(i) Z-Line Designs Toyota 30.045 179.730 1 30
9 20 Joey Logano(i) GameStop/NASCAR 2011 Game Toyota 30.190 178.867 5 25
10 *12 Sam Hornish Jr. Alliance Dodge 30.190 178.867 2 20
11 88 Aric Almirola Hellmann's Chevrolet 30.296 178.241 2 24
12 7 Josh Wise TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet 30.380 177.749 3 30
13 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire Dodge 30.412 177.561 7 8
14 09 Kenny Wallace American Ethanol Toyota 30.442 177.387 3 28
15 *05 David Starr Texas Farm and Ranches/31-W Chevrolet 30.477 177.183 2 6
16 62 Michael Annett Northland Motor Oils Toyota 30.486 177.130 3 14
17 11 Brian Scott Shore Lodge Toyota 30.509 176.997 3 22
18 30 Jason Leffler Wolf Pack Rentals Chevrolet 30.564 176.678 1 17
19 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevrolet 30.609 176.419 2 14
20 66 Steve Wallace 5-hour Energy Toyota 30.678 176.022 2 21
21 32 Reed Sorenson Dollar General Chevrolet 30.712 175.827 6 7
22 40 Scott Wimmer Key Motorsports Chevrolet 31.071 173.796 3 3
23 19 Mike Bliss Cattlemen's Chevrolet 31.076 173.768 2 11
24 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 31.103 173.617 3 8
25 01 Mike Wallace G&K Services Chevrolet 31.389 172.035 1 5
26 81 Blake Koch # daystar.com Dodge 31.602 170.875 13 18
27 *49 Dennis Setzer Jay Robinson Racing Chevrolet 31.615 170.805 1 2
28 *70 Shelby Howard Race Fuel Energy Drink Chevrolet 31.618 170.789 1 9
29 *23 Robert Richardson Jr. Wildlife Conservation Society Dodge 31.850 169.545 11 27
30 89 Morgan Shepherd Racing with Jesus/Imperial Bedding Chevrolet 31.887 169.348 3 5
31 15 Timmy Hill # Rick Ware Racing Ford 31.902 169.268 16 17
32 *41 Jennifer Jo Cobb # Lilly Trucking Ford 32.104 168.203 9 9
33 *68 Matt Carter Fleur-De-Lis Motorsports Chevrolet 32.111 168.167 2