JOLIET, Ill. — staff report — NASCAR photo — NASCAR K&N Pro Series East regular Cale Conley soared to the top of the leaderboard during the NASCAR Nationwide Series final practice at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday.
Conley posted a high speed of 175.262 mph. The Richard Childress Racing part-timer was 11th-fastest in Friday’s opening practice.
Following Conley was Brendan Gaughan, posting a speed of 174.961 mph.
Rookie Ty Dillon, Trevor Bayne and rookie Ryan Reed rounded out the top five.
Erik Jones, who is making his Nationwide Series debut with Joe Gibbs Racing at Chicagoland, came in at sixth-fastest and posted a speed of 174.064 mph. Jones drives for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series.
Brian Scott was fastest in Friday’s opening practice, but was slower in the final session with an 11th-place speed of 172.667 mph.
The Nationwide Series’ Coors Light Pole qualifying will take place Saturday at 4:10 p.m. ET with coverage on FOX Sports 2.
The EnjoyIllinois.com 300 will run Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET with coverage on ESPN2.