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Elliott Sadler Fastest In First Practice For The NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge

by TMS Webmaster | Nov 04, 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas (November 4, 2011) – Kevin Harvick Inc. driver Elliott Sadler    (No. 2 OneMain Financial Chevrolet) ran the fastest lap in the first of two NASCAR Nationwide Series practices on Friday for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway.

Sadler ran the fastest lap of188.845 miles per hour during the 75-minute practice to move him to the top of the 48-car field during. Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer (No. 33 Rheem Heating, Cooling & Water Chevrolet) was second at 185.593 mph and Sam Hornish Jr. (No. 12 AVIS Dodge) third at 185.350 mph.

Defending O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge winner Carl Edwards (No. 60 Fastenal Ford) was fourth at 185.128 mph. Edwards’ teammate, Trevor Bayne (No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford), rounded out the top five with a speed of 185.103. 

The Nationwide Series will hit the track for the second practice of the day beginning at 10:40 a.m. Nationwide Series qualifies later today during The Dallas Morning News Qualifying Days for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge beginning at 5:35p.m.

The O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge race will be run Saturday beginning at 11:45 a.m. Tickets are available by calling (817) 215-8500 or by visiting www.texasmotorspeedway.com.

Pos Car Driver Time Speed
1 2 Elliott Sadler 28.901 186.845
2 33 Clint Bowyer(i) 29.096 185.593
3 *12 Sam Hornish, Jr. 29.134 185.350
4 60 Carl Edwards(i) 29.169 185.128
5 *16 Trevor Bayne 29.173 185.103
6 38 Jason Leffler 29.186 185.020
7 6 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 29.297 184.319
8 30 James Buescher(i) 29.321 184.168
9 32 Brian Vickers(i) 29.344 184.024
10 *20 Joey Logano(i) 29.359 183.930
11 7 Danica Patrick 29.391 183.730
12 18 Kyle Busch(i) 29.402 183.661
13 88 Aric Almirola 29.462 183.287
14 *27 JJ Yeley(i) 29.511 182.983
15 09 Kenny Wallace 29.515 182.958
16 19 Mike Bliss 29.526 182.890
17 22 Brad Keselowski(i) 29.540 182.803
18 66 Steve Wallace 29.606 182.395
19 11 Brian Scott 29.734 181.610
20 31 Justin Allgaier 29.806 181.172
21 62 Michael Annett 29.815 181.117
22 *08 David Ragan(i) 29.884 180.699
23 70 David Stremme(i) 29.898 180.614
24 *04 Tim Andrews 29.923 180.463
25 81 Blake Koch # 29.951 180.294
26 51 Jeremy Clements 29.969 180.186
27 *82 Reed Sorenson 30.055 179.671
28 *47 Scott Speed 30.078 179.533
29 87 Joe Nemechek 30.118 179.295
30 *42 Erik Darnell(i) 30.170 178.986
31 14 Eric McClure 30.233 178.613
32 *03 Scott Riggs 30.278 178.347
33 39 Joey Gase 30.341 177.977
34 01 Mike Wallace 30.360 177.866
35 *46 Chase Miller 30.424 177.491
36 *50 TJ Bell(i) 30.463 177.264
37 15 Timmy Hill # 30.504 177.026
38 23 Robert Richardson, Jr. 30.548 176.771
39 *41 Johnny Chapman 30.579 176.592
40 *75 Carl Long 30.678 176.022
41 *49 Mark Green 31.141 173.405
42 89 Morgan Shepherd 31.218 172.977
43 52 Jamie Dick(i) 31.360 172.194
44 *48 Dennis Setzer 0 0
45 *71 Matt Carter 0 0

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