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Trevor Bayne Wins First Nationwide Series Practice

Kyle Busch paced a majority of the opening practice session for the Nationwide Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway. However, late in the one-hour session, Trevor Bayne put his No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford atop the practice chart with a speed of 180.856 mph (29.858 sec.). Bayne ran the fourth most laps (26) of the session. Including a fast single lap, Bayne also had the best 10-lap average amongst the cars that ran 10 or more consecutive laps (175.165 mph). Cale Conley, who had the 20th fastest single-lap, had the second-best 10-lap average (173.146 mph).

Top 10 Practice Speeds:
1. Trevor Bayne
2. Kyle Busch
3. Ryan Blaney
4. Brad Keselowski
5. Brian Scott
6. Chris Buescher
7. Matt Kenseth
8. Chase Elliott
9. Elliott Sadler
10. Kyle Larson

Full Nationwide Series Practice Speeds

 

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Ken

Leading the first practice session must have felt good to Trevor. Too bad his Cup car wasn’t any good, causing him to miss Saturday night’s race. Trevor is in for a rough ride in 2015, and it will have nothing to do with him. He’s good enough to run at the front. But, you can be the best driver out there, and if your equipment is so sub-par you will most likely miss a race or two, you won’t get anywhere. Like I said, it’s not his fault. Roush’s equipment just plain sucks. And, until John Henry, or even Ford, take Roush and give him a good hard boot in the posterior, it won’t change any time soon.

racefangurl

I wonder if a top-10 in the Nationwide race felt good. He had quite a mixed day Thursday. Leading the first practice :D. Then, a cup DNQ :(. He had a pretty good night last night to finish where he did. :).

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