Regan Smith leads final practice for Ford EcoBoost 300

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In the final practice for the Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300, it’d be JR Motorsports driver Regan Smith topping the charts with a lap of 32.262 seconds. Last year in his first start with JR Motorsports, Smith went to victory lane behind the wheel of his No. 7 TaxSlayer Chevrolet.

Tri-Star Motorsports driver Cole Whitt was second quickest at a lap of 32.313 seconds behind the wheel of his No. 44 Takagi Tankless Water Heaters Toyota.

Turner-Scott Motorsports driver Justin Allgaier was third quickest, followed by Smith’s teammate Brad Sweet and Blake Koch. Koch is making his first start behind the wheel of the No. 99 Toyota for RAB Racing. The car was previously driven by Alex Bowman, but he has been let go from the team.

Richard Childress Racing driver Brian Scott was sixth quickest followed by Nelson Piquet Jr., Trevor Bayne, Joey Logano and Sam Hornish Jr. Hornish comes into the weekend sitting eight points behind Austin Dillon in the points standings. Dillon was 18th quickest.

The owner’s points standings is closer with the No. 22 Penske Racing team leading the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing team by four points. Logano will be behind the wheel of the No. 22 Hertz Ford, while Kyle Busch will be piloting the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota. Busch was 11th in practice.

Qualifying for the Ford EcoBoost 300 will take place tomorrow morning with the race to follow tomorrow afternoon.

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Joining mid-2013 season, Ashley McCubbin is now the Managing Editor and contributes to each racing division as needed. Since studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ashley has published articles on a couple of different websites, while serving as a public relations representative for different short track teams. Born in North York, Ontario, Ashley currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area. She has spent her entire life at the short track level, falling in love with the sport at the age of five. Beyond her love of short track racing, she also has grown an interest for both NASCAR and the IndyCar Racing Series. She also enjoys taking photos and working on websites, while playing a couple rounds of Candy Crush afterwards.

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