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Allgaier steals final practice at Phoenix

November 08, 2013, Staff report,

Harvick held on to the lead till the end until Allgaier got a late push

AVONDALE, Ariz. – A late push by Justin Allgaier put the Turner Scott Motorsports driver at the top of the scoreboard, just moments before Friday's second and final Nationwide Series practice came to a close here at Phoenix International Raceway.

Allgaier's lap of 132.827 mph in the No. 31 Chevrolet was enough to knock the No. 33 entry of Richard Childress Racing Sprint Cup Series regular Kevin Harvick (132.641 mph) off the top spot.

Points leader Austin Dillon (RCR) was third while Alex Bowman (RAB Racing) and Michael Annett (Richard Petty Motorsports) completed the top five.

Dillon will carry a six-point lead over Sam Hornish Jr. (Penske Racing) into Saturday's ServiceMaster 200, the 32nd of 33 races on the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule. 

Hornish Jr., a winner here two years ago, was 19th in the session. 

The only on-track incident involved Brad Sweet, who spun his No. 5 JR Motorsports Chevrolet. 

Kyle Busch, Drew Herring, Brian Scott, Trevor Bayne and Kyle Larson were sixth through 10th, respectively.


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