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Smith Fastest Again in Final O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 NNS Practice

by TMS Media Relations | Apr 12, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 12, 2013) – Regan Smith continued to be the dominant car in Nationwide Series practice for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 as he once again posted the fastest lap in Friday’s final session at Texas Motor Speedway.

Smith (No. 7 TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet), who had the top lap in Thursday’s opening NNS practice, ran a lap of 185.427 miles per hour in the final 80-minute session among the 45 cars that participated.

Rookie Alex Bowman (No. 99 School/TipLine.com Toyota) was second at 185.008 mph, Parker Kligerman (No. 77 Camp Horsin’ Around/Bandit Chippers Toyota) third at 183.955 mph, rookie Kyle Larson (No. 32 Cessna/Bell Helicopter Chevrolet) fourth at 183.524 mph and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Hellman’s Chevrolet) at 183.524 mph.

Next up for the NASCAR Nationwide Series is SportsDay Qualifying Day Powered by The Dallas Morning News at 4:05 p.m. CT. 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 Final Practice

Texas Motor Speedway

17th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts 300

Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, April 12, 2013 @ 12:33 PM Eastern

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps Fastest Next
1 7 Regan Smith TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet 29.122 185.427 1 26 ---.--- ---.---
2 99 Alex Bowman # SchoolTipLine.com Toyota 29.188 185.008 1 21 -0.066 -0.066
3 77 Parker Kligerman Camp Horsin' Around / Bandit Chippers Toyota 29.355 183.955 18 19 -0.233 -0.167
4 32 Kyle Larson # Cessna / Bell Helicopter Chevrolet 29.424 183.524 25 34 -0.302 -0.069
5 *88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.(I) Hellmann's Chevrolet 29.424 183.524 24 25 -0.302 0
6 6 Trevor Bayne Cargill Ford 29.463 183.281 21 21 -0.341 -0.039
7 11 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Toyota 29.555 182.71 18 18 -0.433 -0.092
8 30 Nelson Piquet Jr. # WORX Yard Tools Chevrolet 29.574 182.593 24 29 -0.452 -0.019
9 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevrolet 29.63 182.248 35 36 -0.508 -0.056
10 19 Mike Bliss TriStar Motorsports / Radisson Toyota 29.669 182.008 17 17 -0.547 -0.039
11 54 Kyle Busch(i) Monster Energy Toyota 29.67 182.002 1 26 -0.548 -0.001
12 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Alliance Truck Parts Ford 29.721 181.69 4 27 -0.599 -0.051
13 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire Ford 29.736 181.598 3 22 -0.614 -0.015
14 20 Brian Vickers Dollar General Toyota 29.757 181.47 5 26 -0.635 -0.021
15 60 Travis Pastrana Roush Fenway Racing Mustangs Ford 29.777 181.348 20 21 -0.655 -0.02
16 *98 Kevin Swindell # Carroll Shelby Engines Ford 29.782 181.318 1 31 -0.66 -0.005
17 *70 Johanna Long ForeTravel Motorcoach Chevrolet 29.786 181.293 1 23 -0.664 -0.004
18 *18 Matt Kenseth(i) RESERS Toyota 29.804 181.184 2 30 -0.682 -0.018
19 33 Kevin Harvick(i) Hunt Brothers Chevrolet 29.866 180.808 4 31 -0.744 -0.062
20 3 Austin Dillon AdvoCare Chevrolet 29.88 180.723 4 18 -0.758 -0.014
21 *4 Landon Cassill(i) FlexSeal Chevrolet 29.921 180.475 10 10 -0.799 -0.041
22 *16 Chris Buescher Ford EcoBoost Ford 29.926 180.445 24 25 -0.804 -0.005
23 2 Brian Scott Husky Liners Chevrolet 29.98 180.12 7 32 -0.858 -0.054
24 *55 Jamie Dick VIVA Auto Group Chevrolet 29.986 180.084 17 18 -0.864 -0.006
25 5 Kasey Kahne(i) Great Clips Chevrolet 30.035 179.79 18 33 -0.913 -0.049
26 43 Reed Sorenson Pilot Ford 30.088 179.474 1 23 -0.966 -0.053
27 *42 JJ Yeley(i) Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 30.31 178.159 2 2 -1.188 -0.222
28 44 Hal Martin # American Custom Yachts / Radisson 30.341 177.977 2 5 -1.219 -0.031
29 51 Jeremy Clements ETS Oil Field Services Chevrolet 30.417 177.532 2 5 -1.295 -0.076
30 87 Joe Nemechek AM/FMEnergyWood & PlltStoves / SWM 30.481 177.16 14 15 -1.359 -0.064
31 92 Dexter Stacey # Maddie's Place Ford 30.519 176.939 16 21 -1.397 -0.038
32 *01 Mike Wallace G&K Services Chevrolet 30.535 176.846 11 12 -1.413 -0.016
33 *00 Michael McDowell(i) Hoovey the Movie Toyota 30.632 176.286 13 18 -1.51 -0.097
34 *10 Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports / Radisson Toyota 30.683 175.993 5 9 -1.561 -0.051
35 *47 Scott Riggs(i) Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 30.752 175.598 2 2 -1.63 -0.069
36 *46 Chase Miller Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 30.753 175.593 2 5 -1.631 -0.001
37 79 Jeffrey Earnhardt # Uponor / Nuts Off Ford 30.784 175.416 7 20 -1.662 -0.031
38 *52 Joey Gase Chevrolet 30.865 174.955 12 12 -1.743 -0.081
39 40 Josh Wise Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 30.928 174.599 8 14 -1.806 -0.063
40 23 Robert Richardson Jr. Willbros.com Chevrolet 31.018 174.092 2 11 -1.896 -0.09
41 24 Blake Koch Compassion International Toyota 31.245 172.828 12 12 -2.123 -0.227
42 74 Kevin Lepage Carved Records Chevrolet 31.249 172.806 3 20 -2.127 -0.004
43 *27 Jason White TeamBoom Toyota 31.662 170.551 8 10 -2.54 -0.413
44 14 Eric McClure Hefty / Reynolds / Kroger / Radisson Toyota 31.741 170.127 7 13 -2.619 -0.079
45 15 Carl Long VMP Nutrition Ford 31.761 170.02 7 9 -2.639 -0.02

*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) 12 21 177.806
2 32 Kyle Larson # 1 10 177.534

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

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