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Nationwide - Loudon - Friday practice

15 July 2011

Reed Sorenson's 29.602s was the fastest time set in Nationwide Series practice on the one mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon as the field got ready for Saturday afternoon's New England 200.

Fellow Nationwide Series regular Aric Almirola set the next best time just 0.038s back, while Cup drivers Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano took up the second row ahead of Jason Leffler and Justin Allgaier. All 11 fastest times were set in the afternoon session, while Harvick and Brad Keselowski had set the ace in the slower morning practice 1.

Qualifying for the race takes place at 10.35am local time on Saturday morning, with the race itself getting underway at 3.30pm and consisting of 200 laps.

Mike Bliss took to the track in the #32 car despite a freak accident with the team's hauler on Thursday, which saw the tailgate lift collapse and drop the car - whose fall was broken by a generator and a water cooler underneath. "They were rolling the car back and the gate just broke free," said Bliss' crew chief Paul Clapprood.

"This makes us all aware these lift gates aren't invincible,” Bliss himself said. “The car has some cosmetic damage. The water cooler underneath it kind of stopped it ... It's beat up, but we'll start the race off that way. Luckily no one got hurt, but it's not good." In fact, one team member did sustain a minor knee injury and received treatment after the accident.

Bliss set the 20th fastest time of the morning session and the 18th of the afternoon session.

Practice 2

1. #32 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 29.602s (Leader) 128.667 mph
2. #88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet 29.640s (-0.038) 128.502 mph
3. #33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 29.672s (-0.070) 128.363 mph
4. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 29.716s (-0.114) 128.173 mph
5. #38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 29.740s (-0.138) 128.070 mph
6. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 29.749s (-0.147) 128.031 mph
7. #62 Michael Annett Toyota 29.765s (-0.163) 127.962 mph
8. #09 Kenny Wallace Toyota 29.785s (-0.183) 127.876 mph
9. #22 Brad Keselowski Dodge 29.812s (-0.210) 127.761 mph
10. #66 Steve Wallace Toyota 29.814s (-0.212) 127.752 mph
11. #16 Trevor Bayne Ford 29.824s (-0.222) 127.709 mph
12. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 29.904s (-0.302) 127.368 mph
13. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.915s (-0.313) 127.321 mph
14. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 29.939s (-0.337) 127.219 mph
15. #30 Mikey Kile Chevrolet 29.940s (-0.338) 127.214 mph
16. #60 Carl Edwards Ford 29.958s (-0.356) 127.138 mph
17. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 29.993s (-0.391) 126.990 mph
18. #19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 30.001s (-0.399) 126.956 mph
19. #7 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 30.090s (-0.488) 126.580 mph
20. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 30.171s (-0.569) 126.240 mph
21. #167 Andrew Ranger Ford 30.246s (-0.644) 125.927 mph
22. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 30.443s (-0.841) 125.113 mph
23. #15 Timmy Hill* Ford 30.619s (-1.017) 124.393 mph
24. #81 Blake Koch* Dodge 30.705s (-1.103) 124.045 mph
25. #14 Eric McClure Chevrolet 30.820s (-1.218) 123.582 mph
26. #28 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 30.860s (-1.258) 123.422 mph
27. #52 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet 30.944s (-1.342) 123.087 mph
28. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 30.946s (-1.344) 123.079 mph
29. #23 David Green Chevrolet 31.243s (-1.641) 121.909 mph
30. #40 Charles Lewandoski* Chevrolet 31.312s (-1.710) 121.640 mph
31. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 31.331s (-1.729) 121.566 mph
32. #147 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet 31.354s (-1.752) 121.477 mph
33. #39 Matt Frahm Ford 31.367s (-1.765) 121.427 mph
34. #44 Angela Cope Chevrolet 31.544s (-1.942) 120.746 mph
35. #113 Jennifer Jo Cobb* Dodge 31.784s (-2.182) 119.834 mph
36. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 31.886s (-2.284) 119.451 mph
37. #141 Carl Long Ford
38. #142 Tim Andrews Chevrolet
40. #70 Dennis Setzer Dodge
41. #175 Johnny Chapman Chevrolet
42. #104 Danny Efland Ford
43. #146 Chase Miller Chevrolet

Practice 1

1. #33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 29.892s (Leader) 127.419 mph
2. #22 Brad Keselowski Dodge 29.935s (-0.043) 127.236 mph
3. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.978s (-0.086) 127.053 mph
4. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 29.994s (-0.102) 126.985 mph
5. #32 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 30.024s (-0.132) 126.858 mph
6. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 30.031s (-0.139) 126.829 mph
7. #16 Trevor Bayne Ford 30.059s (-0.167) 126.711 mph
8. #88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet 30.060s (-0.168) 126.707 mph
9. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 30.090s (-0.198) 126.580 mph
10. #66 Steve Wallace Toyota 30.093s (-0.201) 126.568 mph
11. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 30.112s (-0.220) 126.488 mph
12. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 30.120s (-0.228) 126.454 mph
13. #7 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 30.163s (-0.271) 126.274 mph
14. #09 Kenny Wallace Toyota 30.225s (-0.333) 126.015 mph
15. #30 Mikey Kile Chevrolet 30.233s (-0.341) 125.981 mph
16. #38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 30.289s (-0.397) 125.749 mph
17. #60 Carl Edwards Ford 30.291s (-0.399) 125.740 mph
18. #62 Michael Annett Toyota 30.309s (-0.417) 125.666 mph
19. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 30.319s (-0.427) 125.624 mph
20. #19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 30.460s (-0.568) 125.043 mph
21. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 30.503s (-0.611) 124.866 mph
22. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 30.557s (-0.665) 124.646 mph
23. #167 Andrew Ranger Ford 30.756s (-0.864) 123.839 mph
24. #14 Eric McClure Chevrolet 30.840s (-0.948) 123.502 mph
25. #81 Blake Koch* Dodge 30.841s (-0.949) 123.498 mph
26. #28 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 30.887s (-0.995) 123.314 mph
27. #141 Carl Long Ford 31.014s (-1.122) 122.809 mph
28. #15 Timmy Hill* Ford 31.031s (-1.139) 122.742 mph
29. #142 Tim Andrews Chevrolet 31.143s (-1.251) 122.300 mph
30. #70 Dennis Setzer Dodge 31.191s (-1.299) 122.112 mph
31. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 31.256s (-1.364) 121.858 mph
32. #39 Matt Frahm Ford 31.389s (-1.497) 121.342 mph
33. #146 Chase Miller Chevrolet 31.415s (-1.523) 121.241 mph
34. #44 Angela Cope Chevrolet 31.601s (-1.709) 120.528 mph
35. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 31.622s (-1.730) 120.448 mph
36. #113 Jennifer Jo Cobb* Dodge 31.627s (-1.735) 120.429 mph
37. #40 Charles Lewandoski* Chevrolet 31.684s (-1.792) 120.212 mph
38. #175 Johnny Chapman Chevrolet 31.970s (-2.078) 119.137 mph
39. #104 Danny Efland Ford 33.392s (-3.500) 114.063 mph
41. #23 David Green Chevrolet
42. #52 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet

* Denotes Rookie


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