Found July 26, 2013 on Race Review Online:
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Indianapolis, IN- The NASCAR Nationwide Series hit the yard of bricks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for just the second year when practice kicked off at 8:30AM Friday morning. That practice session was the first of two this morning in preparation for Saturday’s Indiana 250 100 Lap race. After 145 minutes of combined time between the two sessions, Brian Vickers was on top of the speed charts with a speed of 177.855 mph. Vickers, is the most recent winner in Sprint Cup action as he won the last race in New Hampshire two weeks ago. On the Nationwide side, Vickers is up to sixth in the standings after having an up and down season. He’s never raced at IMS in a Nationwide car as he wasn’t in the series in 2012 when they raced here. He’s certainly going to be among the favorites tomorrow in qualifying and in the race with that speed. Vickers will also give Toyota their best chance at winning at Indianapolis. The manufacturer has won at every other NASCAR track but Indianapolis. Second on the day is a huge sleeper tomorrow Brian Scott. The Richard Childress Racing driver was second in the first session and backed that up in session two with a speed of 177.651 mph in the No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevy. Regan Smith who lost the points lead to Sam Hornish Jr. last weekend in Chicago was third quickest at 177.026 mph. Fourth was Trevor Bayne while Nelson Piquet Jr. rounded out the top five. The heavy hitters were in spots sixth through 14th with Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Matt Kenseth, Sam Hornish Jr., Joey Logano, Austin Dillon, Kasey Kahen and Paul Menard coming home there respectively. Tomorrow’s action for the series starts off at 12:05PM for qualifying then the 100 Lap race at 4:30PM.   Eric Smith is the lead Motorsports Writer for Race Review Online. Follow him on Twitter @ericsportsguru The post NASCAR: Brian Vickers Paces Friday’s Nationwide Series Practice at Indy appeared first on Race Review Online.
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