Chase Elliott quickest again in 2nd Dover Nationwide practice


Chase Elliott continues to look good so far this weekend in the Nationwide Series at Dover International Speedway, as he led the second practice session for Saturday’s Buckle Up 200.

Speeds were slower altogether in Practice 2, but Elliott still topped the time sheets with a lap of 154.692 miles per hour in the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet. Earlier today, he led the first Nationwide practice with a lap at 157.618 mph.

Practice 2 came to a rough conclusion when Tanner Berryhill lost fluid while going down the backstretch in the final seconds of the session.

Berryhill was able to hang on to his car, but Jeffrey Earnhardt got caught in Berryhill’s fluid and hit the wall; he sustained enough right-side damage to force him to go to a back-up car.

On Twitter, Berryhill disclosed that it was a water line that came loose in the incident. He also mentioned an oil line issue earlier in the practice:

Brian Scott was second-quickest for Richard Childress Racing with a lap of 154.606 mph, followed by Trevor Bayne in third for Roush Fenway Racing (154.381). Joey Logano went P4 (154.248) and Kyle Busch was fifth (153.984).

Nationwide Series qualifying will take place tomorrow at 10:40 a.m. ET, followed by the race at 2 p.m. ET.