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Ty Dillon Leads Early Xfinity Series Practice at Mid-Ohio

During a late mock-qualifying run, Ty Dillon vaulted to the top of the charts to lead opening NASCAR Xfinity Series practice at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Dillon put down the only sub-85 second lap, an 84.976, to top the first of two Friday practice sessions for Saturday’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200.

Brian Scott ended the session in second with an 85.623-second circuit to give Richard Childress Racing the top two positions at the Lexington, Ohio course.

Driving Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, Boris Said ended the session in third with a time of 85.724 seconds. Regan Smith (85.788) and points leader Chris Buescher (85.805) rounded out the top five.

There were multiple cautions in the session as drivers and teams attempted to adjust to the 15-turn circuit. A slew of drivers, including rookies Daniel Suarez and Brandon Jones, went for spins throughout the session.


13Ty DillonChevroletYuengling Light Lager95.6684.976Leader
22Brian ScottChevroletShore Lodge94.93785.6230.647
354Boris SaidToyotaMonster Energy94.82585.7240.748
47Regan SmithChevroletNationwide Children's Hospital94.75485.7880.812
560Chris BuescherFordZest Ford Mustang94.73685.8050.829
622Alex TaglianiFordDiscount Tire94.49786.0221.046
79Chase ElliottChevroletNAPA Auto Parts94.29186.211.234
81Elliott SadlerFordOneMain Financial Ford Mustang93.95986.5141.538
962Brendan GaughanChevroletSouth Point93.89486.5741.598
1042Justin MarksChevroletLinksys93.76286.6961.72
1120Kenny HabulToyotaSunEnergy193.70786.7471.771
1288Ben RhodesChevroletAlpha Energy Solutions93.46686.9711.995
1318Daniel SuarezToyotaArris93.30787.1192.143
1439Ryan SiegChevroletUncle Bob's Self Storage93.25687.1672.191
156Darrell Wallace JrFordFord Ecoboost Ford Mustang93.21687.2042.228
1651Jeremy ClementsChevroletAllsouthelectric.com-RepairableVehicles.com93.17687.2412.265
1714Cale ConleyToyotaIAVA93.03687.3732.397
1825Dylan LuptonChevroletZaxby's92.98687.422.444
1916Ryan ReedFordLilly/American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang92.88587.5152.539
2028J.J. YeleyToyotaJGL Racing92.83887.5592.583
2126Tomy DrissiToyotaStraight Outta Compton92.80487.5912.615
228Blake KochToyotaLeafFilter Gutter Protection92.75287.642.664
2333Brandon JonesChevroletKnauf / Menards92.4787.9072.931
2419Jeff GreenToyotaTriStar Motorsports92.35388.0193.043
2515Carlos ContrerasChevroletBYB Extreme Fighting Series91.98188.3753.399
2601Ryan EllisChevrolet91.94888.4063.43
270Michael SelfChevroletAuto Remote Warehouse91.93988.4153.439
284Ross ChastainChevroletteamjdmotorsports.com91.81688.5343.558
2944David StarrToyotaZachry91.81688.5343.558
3024Eric McClureToyotaReynolds Wrap91.64288.7023.726
3143Dakoda ArmstrongFordSunrise Cooperative91.48188.8583.882
3213Tim CowenDodgeCowen Logistics90.53989.7824.806
3370Derrike CopeChevroletMAPCO87.89692.4827.506
3452Joey GaseChevroletTBA87.06893.3628.386
3574Mike HarmonChevroletWCIParts.com75.269107.99723.021
3640Josh ReaumeToyotaTBA00-84.976

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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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