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Christopher Bell, Cole Custer lead Xfinity practices at Kentucky

Just like most of the season, Christopher Bell and Cole Custer were the class of the field as they led the two practice sessions at Kentucky Motor Speedway under humid and partly cloudy skies.

In the first practice, Bell was the quickest with a lap of 177.549 mph. John Hunter Nemechek was second, followed by Tyler Reddick, Custer and Austin Cindric.

Michael Annett ran the most laps with 43 circuits around the mile-and-a-half track and Custer was the quickest in the 10-lap average category.


In the final practice, it was Custer who led the field with a lap of 180.21 mph. Bell followed him, with Reddick, Gragson and Brandon Jones rounding out the top five.

There was one incident in the session as the No. 42 of Chad Finchum made contact with the wall and had some right side damage.

Custer also ran the most laps of any driver in the final practice as the California native ran 50 circuits before calling it a session.


The Xfinity teams will be in action tomorrow for qualifying at 4:15 p.m. ET with the race getting underway at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

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Bryan Nolen currently goes to the Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting at Full Sail. He would like to be involved in some aspect of Motor Sports after he completes school. He hosts a podcast that is on Apple Podcasts and Google Play called Sports Talk with Bryan and TB and lives in Boise, Idaho. Follow him on Twitter @TheBryanNolen

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