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David Starr, Ty Dillon Top Final XFINITY Practices

David Starr and Ty Dillon led the second and third XFINTY Series practices of the day Friday, giving them extra confidence heading into tomorrow’s Coors Light pole qualifying for the PowerShares QQQ 300.

In the second practice of the day, Starr had a lap of 183.516 mph, besting the laps of Brandon Jones (183.109), Joe Nemechek (183.035), Ryan Preece (182.964) and Benny Gordon (182.426).

Sixth through 10th went to Daniel Suarez (181.273), Ty Dillon (181.108), Bobby Labonte (180.625), Erik Jones (180.567) and defending race winner Ryan Reed (180.144).

Ty Dillon led the first practice earlier in the day and returned to the top of the charts following the third practice with a lap of 182.113. Rookie Ray Black, Jr. was second (181.207), Jeb Burton was third (181.127), while Joey Gase was fourth (180.411) and Darrell Wallace Jr. was fifth (179.802).

Blake Koch was sixth (179.648), Anthony Kumpen seventh (178.603), Matt Tifft eighth (178.479), Kyle Larson ninth (178.398) and Justin Allgaier 10th (178.200).

While 46 drivers participated in the second practice of the day, only 25 ran laps in the third.

For full practice results, visit here (second practice) and here (third).

The NXS will hold qualifying on Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by their opening race of the season at 3:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1.

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