NNS PRACTICE: Conley Tops Nationwide Happy Hour for RCR in Kentucky

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SPARTA, Ky. — staff report — Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images North America photo — A Richard Childress Racing driver led final NASCAR Nationwide Series practice at Kentucky Speedway, just not the one most would have expected.

Rookie Cale Conley, on a part-time schedule this season, circled the 1.5-mile speedway at a clip of 175.404 mph to take top honors in the final 60-minute session. He also led the field with most laps run at 53.

RCR’s Brian Scott (175.075 mph), who drives the No. 2 Chevrolet, finished third in the standings after coming in second in the opening session. Scott is fifth in the standings, 56 points behind leader Chase Elliott.

A late push from Trevor Bayne put his No. 6 Ford into second on the speed chart (175.239 mph).Sam Hornish Jr. (174.944 mph) and Chris Buescher (174.419) rounded out the top five, with RCR’sTy Dillon (174.323 mph) coming in sixth.

Elliott finished eighth (174.087 mph) with his JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith in 16th. Smith trails Elliott in the standings by 18 points.

Next up is Coors Light Pole Qualifying, scheduled for 4:10 p.m. ET Saturday. The VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 follows Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPNEWS).

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