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Ryan Blaney Fastest in Final NASCAR Nationwide Series Practice Session

The first NASCAR Nationwide Series practice session of the day was cancelled due to rain, so teams were only allowed one practice session. The session lasted for one and a half hours and, at the conclusion, Ryan Blaney was fastest. Blaney posted a time of 29.992 sec at 180.048 mph. Blaney is ineligible for points in NNS competition as he declared the Camping World Truck Series as his designated points-earning series for the 2014 season.

Rookie Chris Buescher was second fastest with a speed of 179.880. Rookie Ty Dillon rounded out the top three. Sprint Cup Series regular Kyle Busch was fourth fastest while Trevor Bayne rounded out the top five.

Several drivers had issues during the practice session, including Busch, who spun on his own on the exit of turn two. However, he didn’t make any contact with the wall and was able to return to the track shortly thereafter.

Other drivers who spun and/or hit the wall during the NNS final practice session are Tanner Berryhill, Corey Lajoie, Kyle Larson, and Dakoda Armstrong. Lajoie will be forced to go to a back-up car.

On-track activity for NNS has concluded for Friday. Teams will return to the track at 12:15PM ET on Saturday for qualifying, followed by the Kansas Lottery 300 at 3:30PM ET. The race can be seen on ESPN.


Full rundown:


  1. Ryan Blaney
  2. 2. Chris Buescher
  3. 3. Ty Dillon
  4. Kyle Busch
  5. Trevor Bayne
  6. John Wes Townley
  7. Matt Kenseth
  8. Paul Menard
  9. Ryan Sieg
  10. Brian Scott
  11. Kyle Larson
  12. James Buescher
  13. Chase Elliott
  14. Elliott Sadler
  15. Brendan Gaughan
  16. Regan Smith
  17. Kevin Harvick
  18. Dylan Kwasniewski
  19. Ryan Reed
  20. Corey LaJoie
  21. Jamie Dick
  22. Jeremy Clements
  23. Dakoda Armstrong
  24. Landon Cassill
  25. Mike Bliss
  26. Eric McClure
  27. David Starr
  28. JJ Yeley
  29. Matt DiBenedetto
  30. Derrike Cope
  31. Jeffrey Earnhardt
  32. Blake Koch
  33. Mike Harmon
  34. Martin Roy
  35. Milka Duno
  36. Ryan Ellis
  37. Joey Gase
  38. J. Jackson/C. Long
  39. Morgan Shepherd
  40. Timmy Hill
  41. Tanner Berryhill
  42. Jennifer Jo Cobb
  43. Kevin Swindell

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Promoted to editor in 2013, Summer is one of Frontstretch’s fast-rising young talents. While contributing to social media efforts, she also writes the weekly "Up To Speed" column. A Kansas native, Summer graduated with a Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communications in 2015. She also contributes to other media outlets such as Kickin' The Tires.

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