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Ryan Blaney Sweeps XFINITY Practices at Dover

Just hours after putting up the quickest time in the opening XFINITY Series practice of the weekend at Dover International Speedway, Ryan Blaney was fast again in the final session. Blaney’s hot lap was 152.672 mph, narrowly edging out William Byron (152.665 mph) by .001 seconds. The top nine speeds were separated by less than one-tenth of a second.

Brandon Jones was third on the scoring chart (152.620 mph), with Erik Jones fourth (152.523 mph) and Brennan Poole rounding out the top five (152. 523 mph). Ty Dillon, Daniel Suarez, Justin Allgaier, Tyler Reddick and Ross Chastain filled the rest of the top 10.

Poole, who finished second last weekend at Kentucky Speedway, turned 56 laps, the only driver to run more than 50 circuits. Michael Annett was the lowest playoff driver in 22nd.

Qualifying is scheduled to get underway on Saturday morning, shortly after 11:30 a.m. ET. Suarez is the defending winner of the event, leading 123 circuits.

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Dustin joined the Frontstretch team at the beginning of the 2016 season. 2020 marks his sixth full-time season covering the sport that he grew up loving. His dream was to one day be a NASCAR journalist, thus why he attended Ithaca College (Class of 2018) to earn a journalism degree. Since the ripe age of four, he knew he wanted to be a storyteller.

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