NNS: Qualifying Preview Charlotte


NNS: Qualifying Preview Charlotte

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Friday, 11 October 2013 11:56
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Alex Bowman ran the fastest time yesterday during the first practice session to go out first in qualifying later this afternoon. Bowman posted a fast time of 29.594 seconds, 182.469 mph. He will try and go for his second Nationwide Series pole this season when he goes out last in qualifying.

Austin Dillon was the fastest during yesterday’s Nationwide Series final practice at the Charlotte Motor Speedway with a fast time of 29.606 seconds, 182.395 mph. Dillon led the session by just 0.011 over Sam Hornish, Jr. who sits second in points. He will try for his eighth pole this year and still looking for his first win of the season.

Sam Hornish, Jr. will go out third to last in the qualifying order after posting the second fastest lap in final practice yesterday. Hornish ran a fast time of 29.617 seconds, 182.328 mph. He hopes to get a great run this weekend to take back the points lead from Austin Dillon. Both drivers are currently separated by eight total points.

Six drivers will go home after qualifying as 46 showed up to race.

You can catch NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying live at 4:00 P.M. Et. On Fox Sports 2. No radio coverage will be provided. You can follow live timing and scoring live here: http://www.nascar.com/en_us/nationwide-series/leaderboard/leaderboard-qualification.html

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