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Regan Smith Fastest in Opening O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 NNS Practice

by TMS Media Relations | Apr 11, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 11, 2013) – Regan Smith posted the fastest lap at 181.056 miles per hour in Thursday’s opening NASCAR Nationwide Series practice for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Smith (No. 7 TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet) was the only driver to surpass 181 mph among the 43 cars that ran during the 75-minute practice session as Chevrolet drivers had three of the five fastest laps.

Austin Dillon (No. 3 AdvoCare Chevrolet) was second at 180.977 mph, Kyle Busch (No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota) third at 180.681 mph, Kevin Harvick (No. 33 Hunt Brothers Chevrolet) fourth at 180.349 mph and Nationwide Series championship points leader Sam Hornish Jr. (No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts Ford) fifth at 180.138 mph.

The final practice for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 will begin at 10 a.m. CT Friday and be followed by SportsDay Qualifying Day Powered by The Dallas Morning News at 4:05 p.m. The O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 race (200 laps/300 miles) will take the green flag at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 by visiting www.texasmotorspeedway.com or by calling the TMS ticket office at (817) 215-8500.

NNS Practice 1

Texas Motor Speedway

17th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts 300

Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Thu, April 11, 2013 @ 07:33 PM Eastern

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps Fastest Next
1 7 Regan Smith TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet 29.825 181.056 6 28 ---.--- ---.---
2 3 Austin Dillon AdvoCare Chevrolet 29.838 180.977 4 24 -0.013 -0.013
3 54 Kyle Busch(i) Monster Energy Toyota 29.887 180.681 2 33 -0.062 -0.049
4 33 Kevin Harvick(i) Hunt Brothers Chevrolet 29.942 180.349 2 19 -0.117 -0.055
5 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Alliance Truck Parts Ford 29.977 180.138 8 34 -0.152 -0.035
6 20 Brian Vickers Dollar General Toyota 29.985 180.09 9 31 -0.16 -0.008
7 *18 Matt Kenseth(i) RESERS Toyota 30 180 5 26 -0.175 -0.015
8 99 Alex Bowman # SchoolTipLine.com Toyota 30.001 179.994 20 20 -0.176 -0.001
9 6 Trevor Bayne Cargill Ford 30.013 179.922 2 25 -0.188 -0.012
10 5 Kasey Kahne(i) Great Clips Chevrolet 30.016 179.904 14 30 -0.191 -0.003
11 11 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Toyota 30.045 179.73 22 33 -0.22 -0.029
12 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire Ford 30.06 179.641 13 26 -0.235 -0.015
13 32 Kyle Larson # Cessna / Bell Helicopter Chevrolet 30.069 179.587 5 40 -0.244 -0.009
14 19 Mike Bliss TriStar Motorsports / Radisson Toyota 30.091 179.456 2 13 -0.266 -0.022
15 60 Travis Pastrana Roush Fenway Racing Mustangs Ford 30.125 179.253 3 25 -0.3 -0.034
16 *55 Jamie Dick VIVA Auto Group Chevrolet 30.145 179.134 21 22 -0.32 -0.02
17 2 Brian Scott Husky Liners Chevrolet 30.151 179.099 1 23 -0.326 -0.006
18 *88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.(I) Hellmann's Chevrolet 30.168 178.998 4 34 -0.343 -0.017
19 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevrolet 30.172 178.974 5 13 -0.347 -0.004
20 30 Nelson Piquet Jr. # WORX Yard Tools Chevrolet 30.203 178.79 3 29 -0.378 -0.031
21 43 Reed Sorenson Pilot Ford 30.283 178.318 13 23 -0.458 -0.08
22 *4 Landon Cassill(i) FlexSeal Chevrolet 30.299 178.224 2 9 -0.474 -0.016
23 *98 Kevin Swindell # Carroll Shelby Engines Ford 30.307 178.177 7 27 -0.482 -0.008
24 77 Parker Kligerman Camp Horsin' Around / Bandit Chippers Toyota 30.341 177.977 5 26 -0.516 -0.034
25 *70 Johanna Long ForeTravel Motorcoach Chevrolet 30.388 177.702 2 14 -0.563 -0.047
26 51 Jeremy Clements ETS Oil Field Services Chevrolet 30.451 177.334 1 15 -0.626 -0.063
27 14 Eric McClure Hefty / Reynolds / Kroger / Radisson Toyota 30.599 176.476 7 15 -0.774 -0.148
28 44 Hal Martin # American Custom Yachts / Radisson  30.64 176.24 4 27 -0.815 -0.041
29 *10 Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports / Radisson Toyota 30.69 175.953 2 2 -0.865 -0.05
30 *16 Chris Buescher Ford EcoBoost Ford 30.725 175.753 31 37 -0.9 -0.035
31 79 Jeffrey Earnhardt # Uponor / Nuts Off Ford 30.748 175.621 4 17 -0.923 -0.023
32 *01 Mike Wallace G&K Services Chevrolet 30.781 175.433 4 13 -0.956 -0.033
33 *42 JJ Yeley(i) Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 30.885 174.842 1 1 -1.06 -0.104
34 40 Josh Wise Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 30.893 174.797 4 10 -1.068 -0.008
35 87 Joe Nemechek AM/FMEnergyWd&PlltStoves/SWM Toyota 30.902 174.746 7 9 -1.077 -0.009
36 *00 Michael McDowell(i) Hoovey the Movie Toyota 30.917 174.661 4 6 -1.092 -0.015
37 92 Dexter Stacey # Maddie's Place Ford 31.261 172.739 11 13 -1.436 -0.344
38 74 Kevin Lepage Carved Records Chevrolet 31.291 172.574 2 9 -1.466 -0.03
39 23 Robert Richardson Jr. Willbros.com Chevrolet 31.387 172.046 28 28 -1.562 -0.096
40 24 Blake Koch Compassion International Toyota 31.5 171.429 4 16 -1.675 -0.113
41 *27 Jason White TeamBoom Toyota 31.89 169.332 2 5 -2.065 -0.39
42 *52 Joey Gase Chevrolet 32.016 168.666 8 8 -2.191 -0.126
43 15 Juan Carlos Blum # VMP Nutrition Ford 32.593 165.68 8 8 -2.768 -0.577

*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 33 Kevin Harvick(i) 8 17 178.224
2 54 Kyle Busch(i) 21 30 177.427
3 22 Brad Keselowski(i) 17 26 177.158
4 11 Elliott Sadler 20 29 176.934
5 92 Dexter Stacey # 4 13 171.277

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

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

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