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KYLE BUSCH FASTEST IN FINAL O’REILLY AUTO PARTS CHALLENGE NATIONWIDE SERIES PRACTICE

by TMS Website | Nov 02, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas (November 2, 2012) – Kyle Busch posted the fastest lap during Friday’s final NASCAR Nationwide Series practice for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway.

Busch (No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota), ninth fastest in the first practice, ran a lap of 183.038 miles per hour, which was nearly two miles per hour faster then the second-best lap in the 90-minute practice session.

Rookie Austin Dillon (No. 3 Advocare Chevrolet) was second at 181.354 mph while defending Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (No. 6 NOS Ford) was third with lap of 180.355 miles per hour.

Rounding out the top five was Danica Patrick (No. 7 SEGA Sonic the Hedgehog/GoDaddy.com Chevrolet) at 179.886 mph and Sam Hornish Jr. (No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts Dodge) at 179.134 mph.

Nationwide Series points leader Elliott Sadler (No. 2 OneMain Financial Chevrolet) was sixth 178.501 mph.

SportsDay Qualifying Day Powered by The Dallas Morning News will be held at 3:50 p.m. Saturday. Saturday’s qualifying will be followed by the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge Nationwide Series race, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Frontstretch tickets are available for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge by visiting www.texasmotorspeedway.com or by calling (817) 215-8500.

Pos Car Driver Speed
1 54 Kyle Busch(i) 183.038
2 3 Austin Dillon # 181.354
3 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 180.355
4 7 Danica Patrick 179.886
5 12 Sam Hornish Jr. 179.134
6 2 Elliott Sadler 178.501
7 38 Brad Sweet # 178.389
8 33 Kevin Harvick(i) 178.359
9 22 Ryan Blaney(i) 177.989
10 *98 Kevin Swindell 177.954
11 30 Ryan Newman(i) 177.854
12 99 Kenny Wallace 177.532
13 18 Denny Hamlin(i) 177.357
14 43 Michael Annett 177.218
15 *20 Joey Logano(i) 176.765
16 88 Cole Whitt # 176.719
17 11 Brian Scott 176.407
18 14 Eric McClure 176.188
19 31 Justin Allgaier 176.160
20 24 David Starr(i) 176.074
21 19 Hal Martin 175.953
22 *42 Josh Wise(i) 175.850
23 70 Johanna Long # 175.467
24 44 John Blankenship 175.467
25 *91 Jeff Green 174.910
26 81 Jason Bowles # 174.910
27 *03 Scott Riggs(i) 174.706
28 *10 Mike Bliss 174.627
29 *00 Blake Koch 174.548
30 51 Jeremy Clements 174.008
31 87 Joe Nemechek 173.790
32 01 Mike Wallace 173.622
33 *08 Scott Saunders 173.611
34 *46 Chase Miller 173.383
35 *47 JJ Yeley(i) 173.227
36 *75 Carl Long 172.938
37 40 Erik Darnell 172.911
38 39 Tim Andrews 172.199
39 *86 Kevin Lepage 171.876
40 *52 Joey Gase # 171.739
41 23 Robert Richardson Jr. 170.686
42 *50 TJ Bell 170.326
43 41 Juan Carlos Blum 169.417
44 4 Danny Efland 169.004
45 *89 Morgan Shepherd 168.988
46 *13 Jennifer Jo Cobb(i) 166.333

# Denotes Rookie
*Required to qualify on time
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

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