The Frontstretch: NSCS - Final Practice by Mike Neff -- Saturday October 18, 2008

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NSCS - Final Practice

Mike Neff · Saturday October 18, 2008

 

In a reversal of fortune from the first practice today, Jeff Gordon moved to the top spot during Happy Hour practice with a time of 20.002 seconds. Jimmie Johnson was close on his heels with a 20.009 second lap. Clint Bowyer was third quickest running 20.069 seconds. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was next fastest at 20.104 and Jamie McMurray rounded out the top five running a lap of 20.109 seconds.

The rest of the top 10 included Denny Hamlin 6th, Carl Edwards 7th, Juan Pablo Montoya 8th, Martin Truex Jr. 9th and AJ Allmendinger 10th.

The rest of the Chase contenders were scattered throughout the rundown with Kevin Harvick 11th, Tony Stewart 14th, Kyle Busch 24th, Matt Kenseth 26th, Greg Biffle 28th and Jeff Burton 31st.

Other notable drivers included David Ragan 15th in his backup car, Kasey Khane 17th, Scott Speed 19th, Ryan Newman 32nd, Bill Elliott 35th and Michael Waltrip 41st. Joe Nemechek was 43rd quickest once again in the final practice.

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Dennis
10/19/2008 01:58 PM
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But none of that matters because they were able to use rain again as an excuse to line the “Chasers” up front.

 

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