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May 17, 2013
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2013 NSCS Sprint Showdown Final Practice Session Speeds
Timing & Scoring

2013 NSCS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Best Buy) - Photo Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
2013 NSCS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Best Buy) - Photo Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
2013 NSCS Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., with a lap speed of 188.811 mph, was the quickest during the final (and only) Sprint Showdown practice session at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Jamie McMurray, with a lap speed of 186.968 mph, was second quickest, followed by Jeff Burton (186.677 mph) who was third quickest, Juan Pablo Montoya (186.593) fourth and Mike Bliss (186.233) was fifth quickest.

Rounding out the top-ten quickest in the session were Martin Truex, Jr. (186.034 mph) who was sixth quickest, Aric Almirola (185.433) seventh, Casey Mears (185.401) eighth, ROTY contender Danica Patrick (185.065) ninth and Paul Menard (184.811) posting the tenth quickest lap speed.

Qualifying to determine the starting lineup for Saturday’s Showdown is set to get underway at 5:15 pm (ET) this evening, with television coverage provided by SPEED.

The Sprint Showdown is scheduled to start around 7:50 pm (ET) Saturday night, with SPEED providing the live television coverage of the race.

2013 NSCS Sprint Showdown Final Practice Session Speeds

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps -Fastest -Next
1 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Best Buy Ford 28.6 188.811 22 22 ---.--- ---.---
2 1 Jamie McMurray BassProShops/National WildTurkeyFndtn Chev 28.882 186.968 30 32 -0.282 -0.282
3 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 28.927 186.677 29 31 -0.327 -0.045
4 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet 28.94 186.593 29 29 -0.34 -0.013
5 19 Mike Bliss(i) Gentry Plastics/Inc./Plinker Tactical Toyota 28.996 186.233 8 8 -0.396 -0.056
6 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 29.027 186.034 29 35 -0.427 -0.031
7 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 29.121 185.433 2 26 -0.521 -0.094
8 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 29.126 185.401 28 28 -0.526 -0.005
9 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy Chevrolet 29.179 185.065 36 37 -0.579 -0.053
10 27 Paul Menard Serta/Menards Chevrolet 29.219 184.811 5 32 -0.619 -0.04
11 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 29.257 184.571 5 18 -0.657 -0.038
12 83 David Reutimann Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 29.362 183.911 22 22 -0.762 -0.105
13 44 Scott Riggs No Label Ford 29.527 182.883 3 7 -0.927 -0.165
14 47 Bobby Labonte House Autry Toyota 29.535 182.834 10 30 -0.935 -0.008
15 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford 29.536 182.828 20 20 -0.936 -0.001
16 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 29.559 182.685 41 41 -0.959 -0.023
17 33 Landon Cassill Bicycle NASCAR Playing Cards Chevrolet 29.659 182.07 4 6 -1.059 -0.1
18 32 Timmy Hill # OXY Water Ford 29.685 181.91 8 8 -1.085 -0.026
19 30 David Stremme Lean 1 Toyota 29.689 181.886 4 23 -1.089 -0.004
20 36 JJ Yeley World Trade Barter Solutions Chevrolet 29.696 181.843 5 41 -1.096 -0.007
21 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Royal Teak Toyota 29.871 180.777 1 7 -1.271 -0.175
22 7 Dave Blaney SANY Chevrolet 30.135 179.194 3 15 -1.535 -0.264
23 52 Brian Keselowski SupportMilitary.org/EchoLight Studios Toyota 30.904 174.735 9 17 -2.304 -0.769

(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series – Not a factor in this non-points race
# Denotes Rookie

Source: Timing and Scoring provided by NASCARMedia/NASCAR Statistics




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