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May 04, 2012
Friday
2012 NNS Aaron’s 312 Final Practice Session Speeds
Timing & Scoring

Kurt Busch (L), driver of the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, poses with his brother and team owner Kyle Busch (R) after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway on Friday in Richmond, Va. - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images for NASCAR
Kurt Busch (L), driver of the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, poses with his brother and team owner Kyle Busch (R) after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway on Friday in Richmond, Va. - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images for NASCAR
Kurt and Kyle Busch, with the identical lap speed of 190.045 mph, showed the fastest way around Talladega Superspeedway during the final NNS Aaron’s 312 practice session.

Sam Hornish Jr., with a lap speed of 189.703 mph, was third fastest, followed by the defending series champion, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (189.530 mph) fourth fastest, and Michael Annett (189.526) was the fifth fastest.

Rounding out the top-ten fastest during the “Happy Hour” (final) practice session were  Brad Keselowski (189.253 mph) sixth fastest, Justin Allgaier and Kenny Wallace (with the identical lap speed 188.370 mph) seventh and eighth fastest respectively,  Kevin Harvick (188.182) ninth and Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, Austin Dillon (188.178) posting the tenth fastest lap.

The teams will return to the track Saturday afternoon for the Aaron’s 312, which is scheduled to get underway approximately at 3:30 PM (ET) with television coverage provided by ESPN on ABC beginning with their pre-race coverage at 3:00 PM (ET).

2012 NNS Aarons 312 Final Practice Session Speeds

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps -Fastest -Next
1 1 Kurt Busch(i) HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 50.388 190.045 5 16 ---.--- ---.---
2 54 Kyle Busch(i) Monster Energy Toyota 50.388 190.045 5 16 0 0
3 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Alliance Dodge 50.479 189.703 4 19 -0.091 -0.091
4 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Cargill/Blackwell Angus Ford 50.525 189.53 5 11 -0.137 -0.046
5 43 Michael Annett Pilot/Flying J Ford 50.526 189.526 5 10 -0.138 -0.001
6 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire Dodge 50.599 189.253 4 15 -0.211 -0.073
7 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevrolet 50.836 188.37 11 22 -0.448 -0.237
8 99 Kenny Wallace American Ethanol Toyota 50.836 188.37 9 28 -0.448 0
9 33 Kevin Harvick(i) Armour Chevrolet 50.887 188.182 3 15 -0.499 -0.051
10 3 Austin Dillon # Advocare Chevrolet 50.888 188.178 3 15 -0.5 -0.001
11 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr.(i) Hellmann's Chevrolet 51.112 187.353 15 29 -0.724 -0.224
12 7 Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com Chevrolet 51.155 187.196 16 32 -0.767 -0.043
13 18 Joey Logano(i) GameStop/Max Payne 3 Toyota 51.228 186.929 12 22 -0.84 -0.073
14 2 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevrolet 51.228 186.929 12 18 -0.84 0
15 11 Brian Scott Dollar General Toyota 51.304 186.652 12 26 -0.916 -0.076
16 20 Ryan Truex Grime Boss Toyota 51.307 186.641 12 26 -0.919 -0.003
17 88 Cole Whitt # TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet 51.41 186.267 31 35 -1.022 -0.103
18 38 Brad Sweet # Great Clips Chevrolet 51.449 186.126 14 18 -1.061 -0.039
19 30 James Buescher(i) Accudoc Chevrolet 51.449 186.126 14 14 -1.061 0
20 87 Joe Nemechek AM/FMEnergyWood&PelletStoves Toyota 51.529 185.837 6 19 -1.141 -0.08
21 44 Mike Bliss TriStar Motorsports Toyota 51.53 185.833 8 11 -1.142 -0.001
22 41 Timmy Hill Poynt.com/Shania Kidscan Ford 52.252 183.266 5 7 -1.864 -0.722
23 24 John Wes Townley(i) Toyota Save in May Sales Event Toyota 52.297 183.108 20 20 -1.909 -0.045
24 50 TJ Bell Gulfcoast Loss Prevention Chevrolet 52.906 181 10 17 -2.518 -0.609
25 51 Jeremy Clements Clements Automotive Chevrolet 52.906 181 2 8 -2.518 0
26 10 Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports Toyota 53.053 180.499 4 4 -2.665 -0.147
27 42 Josh Wise(i) Key Motorsports Chevrolet 53.311 179.625 2 2 -2.923 -0.258
28 70 Johanna Long # Foretravel Chevrolet 53.315 179.612 7 13 -2.927 -0.004
29 23 Robert Richardson Jr. North TX Pipe Chevrolet 53.948 177.504 15 20 -3.56 -0.633
30 39 Josh Richards JOY Ford 54.17 176.777 16 24 -3.782 -0.222
31 81 Jason Bowles # American Majority Toyota 54.181 176.741 13 20 -3.793 -0.011
32 19 Tayler Malsam G-Oil Toyota 54.412 175.991 3 8 -4.024 -0.231
33 74 Mike Harmon Koma Unwind Chevrolet 54.413 175.987 9 16 -4.025 -0.001
34 1 Mike Wallace Restaurant.com Chevrolet 54.479 175.774 4 12 -4.091 -0.066
35 15 Jeffrey Earnhardt Fastwax.com Ford 54.972 174.198 10 10 -4.584 -0.493
36 89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet 55.104 173.78 4 11 -4.716 -0.132
37 8 Tim Andrews Randy Hill Racing Ford 55.134 173.686 4 13 -4.746 -0.03
38 40 Erik Darnell TheMotorsportsGroup.com Chevrolet 55.258 173.296 8 8 -4.87 -0.124
39 14 Eric McClure Hefty/Reynolds Wrap Toyota 55.465 172.649 13 18 -5.077 -0.207
40 4 Danny Efland JDMotorsports.com Chevrolet 56.075 170.771 7 7 -5.687 -0.61
41 46 Chase Miller Key Motorsports Chevrolet 56.092 170.72 3 7 -5.704 -0.017
42 47 Scott Speed(i) Key Motorsports Chevrolet 64.787 147.807 3 4 -14.399 -8.695
43 52 Kevin Lepage TTTR Racing Engines Chevrolet 66.775 143.407 2 4 -16.387 -1.988

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

Source: Timing and Scoring provided by NASCARMedia




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