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Ty Dillon leads both Nationwide practices at Texas

April 03, 2014, Staff report,

Rookie tops both sessions at 1.5-mile track


RELATED: Practice results Standings

Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Ty Dillon topped the NASCAR Nationwide Series' first practice at Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday. Dillon posted a high speed of 180.505 mph on just his first lap.

Second fastest was Kyle Busch at 180.186 mph.

Trevor Bayne, Ryan Blaney, and Chris Buescher round out the top five.

Bayne is currently tied with Regan Smith in the points standings for the lead. Smith takes the tiebreaker with his season-opening win at Daytona.

Smith placed sixth in practice with a top speed of 179.039 mph.


Ty Dillon topped the final Nationwide Series practice session as well at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed 180.361 mph.

The practice was stopped 46 minutes into the session, just past the halfway point of the scheduled 90-minute session due to rain. The stoppage lasted just five minutes before cars returned to the track. 

Thirteen minutes later, another caution came out and practice was callled shortly there after.

Regan Smith was second in practice with a speed of 179.850 mph.

Chris Buescher, Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch rounded out the top five.

Coors Light Pole Qualifying is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. ET on Friday (FOX Sports 1) and the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2) as well.