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PRACTICE: Smith Sets New Smyrna Pace

Rookie Leads The Way For K&N Pro East Opener
By Hunter Thomas, NASCARHomeTracks.com
February 19, 2017 - 6:05pm

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. –  While making his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut on Sunday, Zane Smith was the fastest overall in practice for the Jet Tools 150 at New Smyrna Speedway.

Smith, driver of the No. 43 Diamondback Towing Toyota, topped the speed chart in opening practice, and he finished out the final session seventh on the speed chart. His overall best time was 18.410 seconds.

Tyler Dippel, who was the highest finishing rookie in last year’s point standings was second overall on Sunday with an overall best time of 18.448 seconds. He was ninth in opening practice, and he led the way in final practice.

Ronnie Bassett Jr. was third with an overall best time of 18.473 seconds. Bassett finished third last season during the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at New Smyrna Speedway.

Rounding out the top-five was Dillon Bassett and Harrison Burton. Completing the top-10 in practice was Sheldon Creed, defending race winner Todd Gilliland, Derek Kraus, Vinnie Miller and Spencer Davis.

Group qualifying for the Jet Tools 150 at News Smyrna Speedway will begin at 5:05 p.m. Heading into Sunday, Todd Gilliland holds the one-lap qualifying record with a lap of 18.318 seconds at 94.333 mph.

PRACTICE RESULTS