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Kahne, Busch Lead XFINITY Practices at Charlotte

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Charlotte practice 23

After posting the fourth-fastest speed in the opening session, Sprint Cup Series regular Kasey Kahne soared all the way to the top in Thursday’s final XFINITY Series practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Piloting the No. 88 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports this weekend, Kahne laid down a fast lap of 180.433 mph to score the top spot.

Fellow Cup regular and leader of the opening session, Kyle Busch was second on the leaderboard, propelling his No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing ride at 180.114 mph around the North Carolina track.

Points leader Chris Buescher — who was runner-up in the first practice — maintained his momentum during the second session, posting the third-fastest speed of 180.108 mph in his No. 60 Roush Fenway Racing Ford. JR Motorsports’Regan Smith (180.096 mph) and Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Erik Jones (180.066 mph) rounded out the top five.

The XFINITY Series is back on track at Charlotte on Friday at 4:45 p.m. ET for Coors Light Pole Qualifying (NBCSN/Live Extra).

Practice 2: Practice results

POS.  CAR # DRIVER
1 88 Kasey Kahne
2 54 Kyle Busch
3 60 Chris Buescher
4 7 Regan Smith
5 20 Erik Jones
6 22 Brad Keselowski
7 33 Austin Dillon
8 3 Ty Dillon
9 6 Darrell Wallace Jr
10 2 Brian Scott
11 16 Ryan Reed
12 9 Chase Elliott
13 1 Elliott Sadler
14 62 Brendan Gaughan
15 18 Daniel Suarez
16 51 Jeremy Clements
17 28 J.J. Yeley
18 4 Ross Chastain
19 98 Ryan Truex
20 39 Ryan Sieg
21 42 Brennan Poole
22 43 Dakoda Armstrong
23 26 T.J. Bell
24 8 Blake Koch
25 01 Landon Cassill
26 25 John Wes Townley
27 14 Cale Conley
28 97 Ryan Ellis
29 90 Jimmy Weller III
30 44 David Starr
31 19 Jeff Green
32 13 Harrison Rhodes
33 24 Eric McClure
34 52 Joey Gase
35 89 Morgan Shepherd
36 15 B J McLeod
37 40 Timmy Hill
38 70 Derrike Cope
39 74 Mike Harmon
40 0 Josh Reaume


Practice 1: 

Kyle Busch topped the leaderboard early during Thursday’s opening XFINITY Series practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway, wheeling his No. 54Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota at 181.886 mph.

Current series points leader Chris Buescher ranked second on the charts, rounding the 1.5-mile oval at 181.330 mph in his No. 60 Roush Fenway Racing Ford.
Richard Childress Racing’s Ty Dillon posted the third-fastest speed in his No. 3 ride (181.318 mph), while Kasey Kahne — who is piloting the No. 88 ride for JR Motorsports this weekend — was fourth with a top pace of 181.020 mph. Ryan Reedrounded out the top five with a fast lap of 180.499 mph in his No. 16Roush Fenway Racing ride.

Reigning series champion Chase Elliott was 12th-fastest in the field, propelling his No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet at 179.295 mph

Practice 1: Practice results

POS.  CAR # DRIVER
1 54 Kyle Busch
2 60 Chris Buescher
3 3 Ty Dillon
4 88 Kasey Kahne
5 16 Ryan Reed
6 22 Brad Keselowski
7 33 Austin Dillon
8 2 Brian Scott
9 20 Erik Jones
10 7 Regan Smith
11 6 Darrell Wallace Jr
12 9 Chase Elliott
13 42 Brennan Poole
14 51 Jeremy Clements
15 1 Elliott Sadler
16 62 Brendan Gaughan
17 39 Ryan Sieg
18 18 Daniel Suarez
19 98 Ryan Truex
20 4 Ross Chastain
21 28 J.J. Yeley
22 25 John Wes Townley
23 01 Landon Cassill
24 43 Dakoda Armstrong
25 26 T.J. Bell
26 8 Blake Koch
27 44 David Starr
28 14 Cale Conley
29 97 Ryan Ellis
30 90 Jimmy Weller III
31 24 Eric McClure
32 0 Josh Reaume
33 52 Joey Gase
34 40 Timmy Hill
35 89 Morgan Shepherd
36 70 Derrike Cope
37 15 B J McLeod
38 13 Harrison Rhodes
39 74 Mike Harmon
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