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Kurt Busch fastest in Nationwide Practice

Kurt Busch turned the fastest lap among the Nationwide drivers at Darlington Friday with a lap of 28.634 seconds for a speed of 171.740 mph. Busch’s time bested Austin Dillon who was second fastest during the practice with a 28.690 second lap at a speed of 171.405 mph. Dillon and Busch were the only two drivers to exceend the 171 mph barrier. Third quickest was Brian Scott who clocked a lap at 28.771 seconds that equates to a speed of 170.922 mph. The second place driver in the point standings, Elliott Sadler, was the fourth fastest in the practice and the last driver in the 170 mph range, with a 28.845 second lap for a speed of 170.484 mph. The final driver in the top five was Denny Hamlin who turned in a 28.940 second lap which is a 169.924 mph. Qualifiying will take place at 3:35 Eastern time.

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