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Nationwide - Michigan - Friday practice

Elliott Sadler topped the timesheets in Friday practice with his morning run, while Aric Almirola set the fastest time of the afternoon session at Michigan International Speedway.
Elliott Sadler set the fastest overall time in Friday practice at Michigan International Speedway ahead of the Alliance Truck Parts 250, the 15th race of the 34-event Nationwide Series season. Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski were both within two tenths of s second of Sadler by the end.

Aric Almirola set the fastest time of the afternoon session ahead of Keselowski and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Brad Keselowski is the only repeat Nationwide winner at Michigan, having won the past two races. In 2009's victory, Keselowski passed Kyle Busch for the win on the last lap, the only last-lap pass seen at Michigan: Keselowski led just three laps, the fewest of any race winner at the venue.

Trevor Bayne appears again in the #16 having made his Nationwide return back at Chicagoland two weeks ago. However, this is his first double-header event with a Cup race since early April, after his absence on medical leave.

Friday Cup practice times also available.

The Camping World Truck Series is not running this weekend; the next Truck race is at Kentucky on July 7.

Practice 2

1. #88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet 40.422s (Leader) 178.121 mph
2. #22 Brad Keselowski Dodge 40.583s (-0.161) 177.414 mph
3. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 40.723s (-0.301) 176.804 mph
4. #32 Mark Martin Chevrolet 40.726s (-0.304) 176.791 mph
5. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 40.735s (-0.313) 176.752 mph
6. #33 Paul Menard Chevrolet 40.735s (-0.313) 176.752 mph
7. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 40.742s (-0.320) 176.722 mph
8. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 40.753s (-0.331) 176.674 mph
9. #16 Trevor Bayne Ford 40.866s (-0.444) 176.186 mph
10. #60 Carl Edwards Ford 40.970s (-0.548) 175.738 mph
11. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 40.990s (-0.568) 175.653 mph
12. #38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 40.994s (-0.572) 175.635 mph
13. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 41.037s (-0.615) 175.451 mph
14. #09 Kenny Wallace Toyota 41.112s (-0.690) 175.131 mph
15. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 41.144s (-0.722) 174.995 mph
16. #164 David Reutimann Toyota 41.184s (-0.762) 174.825 mph
17. #70 David Stremme Chevrolet 41.288s (-0.866) 174.385 mph
18. #66 Steve Wallace Toyota 41.296s (-0.874) 174.351 mph
19. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 41.364s (-0.942) 174.064 mph
20. #30 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 41.369s (-0.947) 174.043 mph
21. #7 Josh Wise Chevrolet 41.452s (-1.030) 173.695 mph
22. #62 Michael Annett Toyota 41.479s (-1.057) 173.582 mph
23. #44 Jeff Green Chevrolet 41.566s (-1.144) 173.219 mph
24. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 41.729s (-1.307) 172.542 mph
25. #168 Matthew Carter Chevrolet 41.755s (-1.333) 172.434 mph
26. #19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 41.766s (-1.344) 172.389 mph
27. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 41.879s (-1.457) 171.924 mph
28. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 41.962s (-1.540) 171.584 mph
29. #15 Timmy Hill* Ford 41.987s (-1.565) 171.482 mph
30. #25 Chad Finley Ford 41.988s (-1.566) 171.478 mph
31. #141 Carl Long Chevrolet 42.061s (-1.639) 171.180 mph
32. #14 Eric McClure Chevrolet 42.074s (-1.652) 171.127 mph
33. #49 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet 42.110s (-1.688) 170.981 mph
34. #81 Blake Koch* Dodge 42.126s (-1.704) 170.916 mph
35. #28 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 42.127s (-1.705) 170.912 mph
36. #40 Charles Lewandoski* Chevrolet 42.130s (-1.708) 170.900 mph
37. #39 Danny O'Quinn Jr. Chevrolet 42.138s (-1.716) 170.867 mph
38. #175 Johnny Chapman Ford 42.319s (-1.897) 170.136 mph
39. #146 Chase Miller Chevrolet 42.338s (-1.916) 170.060 mph
40. #142 Tim Andrews Chevrolet 42.353s (-1.931) 170.000 mph
41. #23 Scott Riggs Dodge 42.381s (-1.959) 169.887 mph
42. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 42.492s (-2.070) 169.444 mph
43. #113 Jennifer Jo Cobb* Ford 42.739s (-2.317) 168.464 mph
44. #103 Robert Richardson Jr. Dodge 43.029s (-2.607) 167.329 mph
45. #55 Brett Rowe Chevrolet 43.122s (-2.700) 166.968 mph
46. #52 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet 58.825s (-18.403) 122.397 mph

Practice 1

1. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 40.255s (Leader) 178.860 mph
2. #60 Carl Edwards Ford 40.372s (-0.117) 178.341 mph
3. #22 Brad Keselowski Dodge 40.436s (-0.181) 178.059 mph
4. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 40.506s (-0.251) 177.751 mph
5. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 40.564s (-0.309) 177.497 mph
6. #33 Paul Menard Chevrolet 40.575s (-0.320) 177.449 mph
7. #32 Mark Martin Chevrolet 40.580s (-0.325) 177.427 mph
8. #16 Trevor Bayne Ford 40.593s (-0.338) 177.370 mph
9. #38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 40.745s (-0.490) 176.709 mph
10. #88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet 40.823s (-0.568) 176.371 mph
11. #66 Steve Wallace Toyota 40.878s (-0.623) 176.134 mph
12. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 40.946s (-0.691) 175.841 mph
13. #70 David Stremme Chevrolet 40.959s (-0.704) 175.786 mph
14. #30 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 40.981s (-0.726) 175.691 mph
15. #164 David Reutimann Toyota 40.998s (-0.743) 175.618 mph
16. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 41.003s (-0.748) 175.597 mph
17. #7 Josh Wise Chevrolet 41.036s (-0.781) 175.456 mph
18. #62 Michael Annett Toyota 41.066s (-0.811) 175.328 mph
19. #09 Kenny Wallace Toyota 41.136s (-0.881) 175.029 mph
20. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 41.168s (-0.913) 174.893 mph
21. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 41.226s (-0.971) 174.647 mph
22. #19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 41.233s (-0.978) 174.617 mph
23. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 41.296s (-1.041) 174.351 mph
24. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 41.302s (-1.047) 174.326 mph
25. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 41.688s (-1.433) 172.712 mph
26. #81 Blake Koch* Dodge 41.796s (-1.541) 172.265 mph
27. #25 Chad Finley Ford 41.923s (-1.668) 171.743 mph
28. #142 Tim Andrews Chevrolet 41.925s (-1.670) 171.735 mph
29. #49 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet 41.967s (-1.712) 171.563 mph
30. #39 Danny Efland Ford 42.009s (-1.754) 171.392 mph
31. #168 Matthew Carter Chevrolet 42.060s (-1.805) 171.184 mph
32. #14 Eric McClure Chevrolet 42.384s (-2.129) 169.875 mph
33. #141 Carl Long Chevrolet 42.384s (-2.129) 169.875 mph
34. #23 Scott Riggs Dodge 42.476s (-2.221) 169.507 mph
35. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 42.597s (-2.342) 169.026 mph
36. #113 Jennifer Jo Cobb* Ford 42.637s (-2.382) 168.867 mph
37. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 42.808s (-2.553) 168.193 mph
38. #146 Chase Miller Chevrolet
39. #44 Jeff Green Chevrolet
40. #52 Tony Raines Chevrolet
41. #103 Robert Richardson Jr. Dodge
42. #15 Timmy Hill* Ford
43. #175 Andy Ponstein Ford
44. #28 Derrike Cope Chevrolet
45. #40 Charles Lewandoski* Chevrolet
46. #55 Brett Rowe Chevrolet

* Denotes Rookie



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Trevor Bayne gets behind the wheel of his NASCAR Nationwide Series car during practice at Michigan International Speedway on Friday. Bayne returns to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this week for the first time in nearly two months. [Picture Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR]
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