Michael McDowell Fastest In Nationwide Final Practice At Daytona

LEBANON, TN - APRIL 02: Michael McDowell, driver of the #81 Dodge stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Nashville 300 at Nashville Superspeedway on April 2, 2010 in Lebanon, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Dustin H.Correspondent IJuly 1, 2010

Michael Mcdowell topped the Final Practice Thursday for Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona this weekend. Michael McDowell set the fastest lap in the draft at a 48.85 at 184.234 mph around the Daytona International Speedway. The new COT cars have been put through a test with a few accidents on Thursday and drivers screaming about loose race cars. Brian Scott got a bump from Clint Bowyer and sent him into the grass in Final Practice and Morgan Shepherd cut down a tire.

The Nascar Nationwide Series will have qualifying on Friday starting at 1pm on ESPN2 followed by the Subway Jalapeno 250 at 7:30pm on ESPN.

Nationwide Series Final Practice Results From Daytona.

  1. Michael McDowell
  2. Ryan Newman
  3. Steve Wallace
  4. Robert Richardson Jr
  5. Kevin Lepage
  6. Brian Scott
  7. Parker Kligermann
  8. Clint Bowyer
  9. David Starr
  10. Ken Schrader

The new safer COT cars look great and Friday night's race should be a thriller.


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