NXS: Kyle Larson Leads Ford EcoBoost 300 Final Practice

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In the final practice ahead of NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300, Kyle Larson would top the charts with a lap of 31.864 seconds.

Larson has made 13 starts thus far this year, scoring three top-fives and eight top-10s. Notably, he has made two previous XFINITY starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway, finishing in the top-five in both starts.

Sadler was second quickest, 0.045 seconds off of Larson’s time, in his final start with Roush Fenway Racing before moving to JR Motorsports next season. Sadler currently sits fifth in points with four top-fives and 17 top-10s.

Erik Jones was third quickest in his 23rd start of the season; he has scored two wins thus far this season. The Dillon brothers, Austin and Ty, rounded out the top-five. Ryan Blaney was sixth quickest, followed by Regan Smith, Kyle Busch, JJ Yeley, Daniel Suarez and Chris Buescher. Buescher enters this weekend with the ability to clinch no matter what his championship colleagues do by finishing 13th or better. Chase Elliott, his closest rival, was 16th on the chart.

The Ford EcoBoost 300 is scheduled to run on Saturday afternoon at 3:16 p.m. EST, but there is a 60% chance of rain.

 

2015 NXS Ford EcoBoost 300 Final Practice Session Speeds

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps -Fastest -Next
1 42 Kyle Larson(i) Crest Chevrolet 31.864 169.47 5 55 —.— —.—
2 1 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Ford 31.909 169.231 1 58 -0.045 -0.045
3 20 Erik Jones(i) Gamestop/Star Wars Battlefront Toyota 32.014 168.676 1 55 -0.15 -0.105
4 33 Austin Dillon(i) Rheem Chevrolet 32.088 168.287 1 64 -0.224 -0.074
5 3 Ty Dillon Yuengling Light Lager Chevrolet 32.185 167.78 1 61 -0.321 -0.097
6 22 Ryan Blaney Hertz Ford 32.248 167.452 3 55 -0.384 -0.063
7 7 Regan Smith TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet 32.28 167.286 1 56 -0.416 -0.032
8 54 Kyle Busch(i) Monster Energy Toyota 32.308 167.141 1 58 -0.444 -0.028
9 28 JJ Yeley JGL Racing Toyota 32.352 166.914 1 38 -0.488 -0.044
10 18 Daniel Suarez # ARRIS Toyota 32.453 166.394 1 69 -0.589 -0.101
11 60 Chris Buescher Fastenal Ford 32.555 165.873 12 63 -0.691 -0.102
12 2 Brian Scott Shore Lodge Chevrolet 32.585 165.72 5 58 -0.721 -0.03
13 88 Ben Rhodes Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet 32.668 165.299 2 69 -0.804 -0.083
14 39 Ryan Sieg Uncle Bob’s Self Storage/Pull-A-Part Chevrolet 32.71 165.087 2 39 -0.846 -0.042
15 98 Aric Almirola(i) Carroll Shelby Engine Company Ford 32.712 165.077 1 42 -0.848 -0.002
16 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 32.719 165.042 1 73 -0.855 -0.007
17 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Chevrolet 32.745 164.911 19 36 -0.881 -0.026
18 6 Darrell Wallace Jr. # Roush Performance Products Ford 32.76 164.835 2 47 -0.896 -0.015
19 43 Dakoda Armstrong WinField Ford 32.807 164.599 37 37 -0.943 -0.047
20 16 Ryan Reed Lilly/American Diabetes Association Ford 32.905 164.109 1 53 -1.041 -0.098
21 1 Landon Cassill Florida Lottery Chevrolet 32.918 164.044 5 30 -1.054 -0.013
22 51 Jeremy Clements AllSouthElectric/RepairableVehicles Chev 33.045 163.414 1 42 -1.181 -0.127
23 14 Mike Bliss Toyota 33.052 163.379 1 25 -1.188 -0.007
24 8 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Toyota 33.114 163.073 39 39 -1.25 -0.062
25 55 Anthony Kumpen Nexteer Automotive/LeasePlan Chevrolet 33.18 162.749 70 71 -1.316 -0.066
26 4 Ross Chastain # Corporate Caterers/Watermelon.org Chevrolet 33.369 161.827 1 34 -1.505 -0.189
27 26 TJ Bell(i) JGL Racing Toyota 34.067 158.511 8 10 -2.203 -0.698
28 90 Mario Gosselin BuckedUp Apparel Chevrolet 34.072 158.488 25 25 -2.208 -0.005
29 97 Mason Mingus(i) VroomBrands Chevrolet 34.108 158.321 4 22 -2.244 -0.036
30 52 Joey Gase Ole Country/DB Sales Company Chevrolet 34.137 158.186 4 11 -2.273 -0.029
31 44 David Starr Zachry Toyota 34.151 158.121 2 40 -2.287 -0.014
32 0 Harrison Rhodes # Corporate Caterers Chevrolet 34.18 157.987 8 42 -2.316 -0.029
33 92 BJ McLeod(i) BuckedUp Apparel Chevrolet 34.32 157.343 4 16 -2.456 -0.14
34 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 34.43 156.84 2 13 -2.566 -0.11
35 70 Garrett Smithley(i) Segpay/E-hydrate Chevrolet 34.557 156.264 1 10 -2.693 -0.127
36 19 Jeff Green Premier Barter Exchange Toyota 34.57 156.205 5 5 -2.706 -0.013
37 24 Eric McClure Reynolds Wrap Toyota 34.646 155.862 5 32 -2.782 -0.076
38 40 Josh Reaume # BrailleBattery/Grafoid/Colonial Chev 35.081 153.929 5 26 -3.217 -0.435
39 13 Derek White Mohawk Market Dodge 35.13 153.715 22 26 -3.266 -0.049
40 15 Carlos Contreras bybextreme.com Chevrolet 35.152 153.619 10 22 -3.288 -0.022
41 74 Tim Viens(i) RaceDaySponsor.com Dodge 35.345 152.78 7 22 -3.481 -0.193

(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series
# Denotes Rookie

Source: Timing and Scoring provided by NASCARMedia/NASCAR Statistics