DOVER, Del. – By Tom Bryant, NASCAR — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — With a bright sun shining over the “Monster Mile” Friday, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East hit the track early for practice heading into the evening’s Driver Sober 150 at Delaware International Speedway.
NASCAR Next member Jesse Little, driver of the No. 97 NASCAR Technical Institute Chevrolet, was fastest in the 75-minute session, turning a lap in 23.656 seconds at 152.181 mph on the one-mile concrete oval.
Brandon Jones, winner earlier this season in the second Iowa combination race, was second quick at 23.719 (151.777) and Kaz Grala was third at 23.766 (151.477). Brennan Newberry and defending race winner Austin Hill rounded out the top five.
Cameron Hayley, Ben Rhodes, Kyle Benjamin, Scott Heckert, and J.J. Haley finished practice in positions six through 10. Rhodes has already clinched the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship heading into Friday’s season finale.
Qualifying for the Driver Sober 150 is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. ET, with the green flag for the Drive Sober 150 scheduled for 5 p.m.