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Hornish Jr. Fastest In Final O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 Practice

by TMS Media Relations | Apr 08, 2011

 

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 8, 2011) – Sam Hornish Jr. (No. 12 Alliance Dodge) topped the charts with a speed of 180.246 mph during Nationwide Series final practice for tonight’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300.

Elliott Sadler (No. 2 OneMain Financial Chevrolet) was second with a speed of 180.138 mph. David Reutimann (No. 99 Pastrana Waltrip Racing Toyota), Jason Leffler (No. 30 Wolf Pack Rentals Chevrolet) and Steve Wallace (No. 66 5-hour Energy Toyota) rounded out the top five. 

The NASCAR Nationwide Series will return to the track for Dallas Morning News Qualifying at 4 p.m. before they compete in tonight’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 race 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.

Final Practice

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps
1 *12 Sam Hornish Jr. Alliance Dodge 29.959 180.246 16 16
2 2 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevrolet 29.977 180.138 1 1
3 99 David Reutimann(i) Pastrana Waltrip Racing Toyota 30.069 179.587 1 1
4 30 Jason Leffler Wolf Pack Rentals Chevrolet 30.123 179.265 10 10
5 66 Steve Wallace 5-hour Energy Toyota 30.408 177.585 20 21
6 62 Michael Annett Northland Motor Oils Toyota 30.437 177.416 20 20
7 88 Aric Almirola Hellmann's Chevrolet 30.541 176.811 10 13
8 40 Scott Wimmer Key Motorsports Chevrolet 30.806 175.291 2 2
9 *05 David Starr Texas Farm and Ranches/31-W Chevrolet 30.832 175.143 2 2
10 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 30.871 174.921 10 10
11 7 Josh Wise TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet 30.875 174.899 17 24
12 32 Reed Sorenson Dollar General Chevrolet 30.960 174.419 3 4
13 39 Danny O'Quinn Jr. Heil Trailers Ford 30.986 174.272 1 2
14 81 Blake Koch # daystar.com Dodge 31.109 173.583 3 16
15 19 Mike Bliss Cattlemen's Chevrolet 31.182 173.177 9 15
16 *70 Shelby Howard Race Fuel Energy Drink Chevrolet 31.224 172.944 19 19
17 *74 JJ Yeley (i) Riverwalk Cafe Chevrolet 31.407 171.936 3 7
18 *23 Robert Richardson Jr. Wildlife Conservation Society Dodge 31.434 171.789 14 17
19 *44 Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 31.448 171.712 3 3
20 01 Mike Wallace G&K Services Chevrolet 31.525 171.293 8 8
21 *55 Brett Rowe Imperial Bedding Chevrolet 31.718 170.250 4 4
22 *75 Carl Long Rick Ware Racing Ford 31.811 169.753 5 5
23 15 Timmy Hill # Rick Ware Racing Ford 32.299 167.188 3 4
24 89 Morgan Shepherd Racing with Jesus/Imperial Bedding Chevrolet 33.037 163.453 1 1
Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average        
* No driver ran 10 consecutive laps during this practice.    
# Denotes Rookie, *Required to qualify on time, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Practice 3

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps
1 60 Carl Edwards(i) Fastenal Ford 29.535 182.834 1 2
2 33 Paul Menard(i) Menards/Rheem Chevrolet 29.717 181.714 1 15
3 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Easy Feet Ford 29.745 181.543 1 21
4 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire Dodge 29.954 180.276 2 28
5 20 Joey Logano(i) GameStop/NASCAR 2011 Game Toyota 29.973 180.162 1 41
6 18 Kyle Busch(i) Z-Line Designs Toyota 30.104 179.378 2 31
7 16 Trevor Bayne RickyvsTrevor.com Ford 30.128 179.235 1 26
8 *12 Sam Hornish Jr. Alliance Dodge 30.233 178.613 2 29
9 88 Aric Almirola Hellmann's Chevrolet 30.282 178.324 2 26
10 38 Kasey Kahne(i) Great Clips Chevrolet 30.289 178.283 1 37
11 99 David Reutimann(i) Pastrana Waltrip Racing Toyota 30.389 177.696 1 24
12 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevrolet 30.418 177.526 11 21
13 7 Josh Wise TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet 30.436 177.421 1 21
14 32 Reed Sorenson Dollar General Chevrolet 30.485 177.136 4 38
15 30 Jason Leffler Wolf Pack Rentals Chevrolet 30.541 176.811 1 19
16 11 Brian Scott Shore Lodge Toyota 30.637 176.257 3 30
17 66 Steve Wallace 5-hour Energy Toyota 30.759 175.558 1 19
18 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 30.806 175.291 2 17
19 19 Mike Bliss Cattlemen's Chevrolet 30.826 175.177 4 25
20 14 Eric McClure Hefty BlackOut/Reynolds Chevrolet 30.849 175.046 17 17
21 81 Blake Koch # daystar.com Dodge 30.883 174.853 3 12
22 62 Michael Annett Northland Motor Oils Toyota 30.930 174.588 2 15
23 40 Scott Wimmer Key Motorsports Chevrolet 31.076 173.768 9 20
24 09 Kenny Wallace American Ethanol Toyota 31.076 173.768 1 15
25 51 Jeremy Clements racedaysponsor.com Chevrolet 31.184 173.166 3 6
26 *05 David Starr Texas Farm and Ranches/31-W Chevrolet 31.187 173.149 1 8
27 39 Danny O'Quinn Jr. Heil Trailers Ford 31.361 172.188 4 18
28 *70 Shelby Howard Race Fuel Energy Drink Chevrolet 31.385 172.057 3 14
29 01 Mike Wallace G&K Services Chevrolet 31.466 171.614 11 18
30 *55 Brett Rowe Imperial Bedding Chevrolet 31.536 171.233 2 2
31 *52 Tim Schendel TexasCountrytv.com/Fire and Ice Chevrolet 31.682 170.444 5 5
32 *44 Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 31.795 169.838 4 4
33 *41 Jennifer Jo Cobb # Lilly Trucking Ford 31.861 169.486 5 6
34 *24 Kevin Lepage Team Rensi Motorsports Ford 31.868 169.449 5 5
35 28 Derrike Cope Pouch Tech Chevrolet 31.982 168.845 7 7
36 *74 Mike Harmon Riverwalk Cafe Chevrolet 32.194 167.733 6 6
37 *68 Matt Carter Fleur-De-Lis Motorsports Chevrolet 32.386 166.739 4 8
38 89 Morgan Shepherd Racing with Jesus/Imperial Bedding Chevrolet 32.467 166.323 4 10
39 *75 Carl Long Rick Ware Racing Ford 32.543 165.934 5 5

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average

       
Pos Car Driver

From Lap

To Lap Avg Speed    
1 33 Paul Menard(i) 6 15 175.872    
*Car must run 10 consecutive laps on the track to be included in the above chart.
# Denotes Rookie, *Required to qualify on time, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

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