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Busch fastest in final Nationwide practice

April 26, 2013, Staff report,

After Showdown win, Busch speeds toward Richmond sweep

RICHMOND, Va. -- Kyle Busch rolled to the top of the leaderboard Friday morning in final practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Richmond International Raceway.

Busch, a four-time winner here in Nationwide competition, turned a fast lap of 124.884 mph in preparation for Friday night's ToyotaCare 250, the seventh of 33 races this season. He turned 33 laps early in the 2 hour, 30 minute session, recording his best lap on his last lap.


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Veteran Kenny Wallace, scheduled to make his first Nationwide start of the season Friday night, was second-fastest at 124.447 mph on the .75-mile track. He will need to qualify the No. 29 RAB Racing Toyota on time later Friday to make the field.

Elliott Sadler (124.332 mph), points leader Sam Hornish Jr. (124.041 mph) and Kevin Harvick (123.694 mph) completed the top five on the practice chart. Harvick leads all Nationwide drivers with six Richmond victories in his career.

Brad Keselowski, fastest in Thursday's opening Nationwide practice, was ninth-fastest in the final session.



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