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Austin Dillon Leads Final 2015 Owens Corning Atticat 300 Practice at Chicagoland

In the final NASCAR Xfinity Series practice at Chicagoland Speedway, the only Sprint Cup Series entrant topped the charts.

Austin Dillon laid down a 30.450-second lap to set quick time in Friday’s final practice session for the Owens Corning AttiCat 300. Dillon, 25, has two victories on the year, coming at Las Vegas and Charlotte.

JJ Yeley was the surprise of the session. Driving the No. 28 Toyota for the underfunded JGL Racing, Yeley ran the second-quickest lap with a time of 30.587 seconds.

Ryan Blaney followed up his second-quickest showing in the day’s first NXS practice with a third-place run in final practice. Drew Herring and Ty Dillon rounded out the top five.

Points leader Chris Buescher set the sixth-quickest time, followed by Dylan Lupton, who will make his Chicagoland Speedway debut tomorrow in the No. 25 Zaxby’s Chevrolet for Athenian Motorsports.

Brendan Gaughan, Chase Elliott and Brian Scott finished out the top 10.

Ben Rhodes and Ross Kenseth ended the session 13th and 14th on the charts. Rhodes, 18, will make his second-career NXS start in the No. 88 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet for JR Motorsports. Kenseth is preparing for his series debut in the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will return to Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday, June 20, for Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 5:45 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2. Coverage of the Owens Corning AttiCat 300 will begin at 9:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.


About the author

A graduate of Ball State, Aaron rejoins Frontstretch for his second season in 2016 following a successful year that included covering seven races and starting the popular "Two-Headed Monster" column in 2015. Now in his third year of covering motorsports, Aaron serves as an Assistant Editor for Frontstretch while also contributing to other popular sites including Speed51 and The Apex. He encourages you to come say hi when you see him at the track.

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