J. Buescher, Blaney top Nationwide Practices
April 24, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
NATIONWIDE SERIES PRACTICE 1 (Get results)
Points leader Chase Elliott was sixth-fastest with a speed of 121.561 mph.
Daniel Suárez, who is making his Nationwide Series debut at Richmond, posted a speed of 120.428 mph, ranking him 14th-fastest among the rest of the drivers.
Suárez will pilot the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 Toyota with sponsorship from Silent Circle and Telcel.
The second practice session for the Nationwide Series is later today at 2:30 p.m. ET.
NATIONWIDE SERIES PRACTICE 2 (Get results)
James Buescher topped the charts in the final Nationwide Series practice session at Richmond on Thursday.
Buescher posted a top speed of 121.792 mph. His speed in the first session was 121.479 mph, ranking him seventh among the other drivers.
Earning the second-fastest speed Thursday afternoon was Trevor Bayne at 121.518 mph. Bayne climbed to second place on his 35th and final lap minutes before practice ended.
Ryan Blaney, who led the first practice session, posted a top speed of 119.495 mph in the final run. Blaney was 16th-fastest. Ty Dillon (120.027 mph, 12th), Kyle Busch (119.713 mph, 14th) and Elliott Sadler (119.612 mph, 15th) were among the notables outside the top 10.
NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying will be held Friday at 3:10 p.m. ET with coverage on ESPN2.
The ToyotaCare 250 will run Friday night at 7 p.m. ET, broadcasting on ESPNEWS.