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Leffler Fastest In Final O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge Practice

by TMS Webmaster | Nov 04, 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas (November 4, 2011) – Jason Leffler, who was sixth quickest in the opening practice, jumped to the top of the field during Friday’s final practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway.

Leffler (No. 38 Great Clips Chevrolet) posted a lap of 183.592 miles per hour (29.413 seconds) on the final lap of his 25-lap run during the 75-minute final session featuring 46 cars. Aric Almirola (No. 88 Grand Touring Vodka Chevrolet) was second at 183.455 mph and Clint Bowyer (No. 33 Rheem Heating Cooling Chevrolet) third at 183.063 mph.

Championship leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (No. 6 Sam’s Club/Cargill Ford) was fifth at 182.531 mph. Another notable Danica Patrick (No. 7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet) was sixth at 182.125 mph.

Next up for the NASCAR Nationwide Series today is the The Dallas Morning News Qualifying Days for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge beginning at 5:35 p.m. CT.

The O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge will be run Saturday beginning at Noon CT. Tickets are available by calling (817) 215-8500 or by visiting www.texasmotorspeedway.com.

Pos Car Driver Time Speed
1 38 Jason Leffler 29.413 183.592
2 88 Aric Almirola 29.435 183.455
3 33 Clint Bowyer(i) 29.498 183.063
4 *16 Trevor Bayne 29.563 182.661
5 6 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 29.584 182.531
6 7 Danica Patrick 29.650 182.125
7 22 Brad Keselowski(i) 29.678 181.953
8 60 Carl Edwards(i) 29.703 181.800
9 *12 Sam Hornish, Jr. 29.731 181.629
10 18 Kyle Busch(i) 29.740 181.574
11 2 Elliott Sadler 29.792 181.257
12 81 Blake Koch # 29.865 180.814
13 66 Steve Wallace 29.872 180.771
14 19 Mike Bliss 29.886 180.687
15 *82 Reed Sorenson 29.898 180.614
16 *27 JJ Yeley(i) 29.921 180.475
17 30 James Buescher(i) 29.982 180.108
18 *08 David Ragan(i) 30.015 179.910
19 32 Brian Vickers(i) 30.025 179.850
20 11 Brian Scott 30.075 179.551
21 *20 Joey Logano(i) 30.083 179.503
22 70 David Stremme(i) 30.203 178.790
23 87 Joe Nemechek 30.227 178.648
24 *03 Scott Riggs 30.241 178.566
25 62 Michael Annett 30.304 178.194
26 31 Justin Allgaier 30.326 178.065
27 09 Kenny Wallace 30.383 177.731
28 51 Jeremy Clements 30.462 177.270
29 23 Robert Richardson, Jr. 30.467 177.241
30 *46 Chase Miller 30.539 176.823
31 52 Jamie Dick(i) 30.587 176.546
32 *04 Tim Andrews 30.606 176.436
33 15 Timmy Hill # 30.679 176.016
34 39 Joey Gase 30.727 175.741
35 01 Mike Wallace 30.826 175.177
36 14 Eric McClure 30.931 174.582
37 *49 Mark Green 30.975 174.334
38 *44 Jeff Green 31.082 173.734
39 *75 Carl Long 31.163 173.282
40 89 Morgan Shepherd 31.322 172.403
41 *50 TJ Bell(i) 31.351 172.243
42 *41 Johnny Chapman 31.381 172.079
43 *48 Dennis Setzer 31.643 170.654
44 *71 Matt Carter 31.715 170.266
45 28 Derrike Cope 32.407 166.631
46 40 Josh Wise 33.348 161.929

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