Harvick sets pace in final Nationwide practice
June 27, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Harvick, a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular making his eighth Nationwide start of the season, clocked a best lap of 176.910 mph in the No. 5 JR Motorsports Chevrolet. Harvick, who won the inaugural Nationwide race at the 1.5-mile Kentucky track, also prevailed earlier this season at Richmond International Raceway.
Ty Dillon, a former Kentucky winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, was second-fastest at 176.667 mph. He was just ahead of Richard Childress Racing teammate Paul Menard, who ran a 176.580 mph lap to complete a 1-2-3 sweep of the leaderboard by Chevrolet drivers.
The 80-minute session was slowed by two red flags, one for a solo spin by Tommy Joe Martins in Turn 4 and the other for debris in Turn 2.
Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the Nationwide Series is scheduled later Friday at 3:40 p.m. ET (ESPN2) with the John R. Elliott Hero Campaign 300 slated for 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN).