DOVER, Del. — staff report — NASCAR photo — Brian Scott, fresh off his runner-up finish last weekend at Kentucky Speedway, topped the opening Nationwide Series practice at Dover International Speedway with a speed of 153.191 mph.
Richard Childress Racing took the top three spots at Kentucky and four of the top six spots in the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 and the team showed its power in the opening practice with all four of the team’s drivers placing in the top 10. In addition to Scott, Cale Conley was second on the charts (152.478 mph), while last week’s winner at Kentucky, Brendan Gaughan was sixth in the session (151.815 mph) and Ty Dillon finished ninth (151.560 mph).
Points leader Chase Elliott was third for the 50-minute session with a speed of 152.458 mph.
Sprint Cup Series regulars Kyle Larson (152.400 mph) and Kyle Busch (152.162 mph) rounded out the top five, respectively. Busch won the spring race at the Monster Mile. He has four wins in the Nationwide Series at Dover.
Final practice for the Nationwide Series will take place at 2 p.m. ET and run for 80 minutes. Television coverage of the practice will be on ESPN2. Coors Light Pole Qualifying will take place on Saturday at 12:15 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2.