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Dillon tops Nationwide Series practice

June 14, 2013, Staff report,

Three drivers top 190 mph in practice session

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Austin Dillon led the first and final NASCAR Nationwide Series practice at Michigan International Speedway with a lap time of 37.738 seconds, or 190.789 mph.


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It capped a great day of practice runs for Dillon, who is also driving the No. 33 Chevrolet for the Circle Sport team owned by Joe Falk in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. In the Sprint Cup Series practice just prior to the Nationwide Series practice, Dillon posted the 10th-fastest time.

All told, Dillon was one of three drivers to top the 190-mph mark during Nationwide practice.

The other two were second-place Justin Allgaier (190.688) and third-place Paul Menard (190.134).

The top 10 of Friday's session had multiple drivers who have not yet competed in a Nationwide Series race at the 2-mile facility.

Among them: Parker Kligerman (fifth, 189.818), Kyle Larson (seventh, 189.8710 mph), Alex Bowman (eighth, 189.001 mph) and Travis Pastrana (188.887 mph).

Brian Scott (189.858 mph) was fourth Friday to complete the top five.

Also in the top 10: Brad Sweet (sixth, 189.514 mph) and Kyle Busch (10th, 188.635).

Series points leader Regan Smith was 11th with a speed of 188.585 mph.

The nearly two-hour practice session was Friday's only action on the track for the Nationwide Series in advance of Saturday’s Alliance Truck Parts 250 (2 p.m. ET, ABC).


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