Justin Marks shot to the top of the speed chart in the closing minutes of Friday’s second Xfinity Series practice at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Marks topped the field with a speed of 95.572 mph, just barely edging out second-fast Ty Dillon (95.539 mph).
Alex Tagliani, who barely avoided a head-on crash with Cale Conley in the first practice session, was third-fastest in the second practice (95.204 mph).
Reigning Xfinity Series points leader Chris Buescher, who won this race last season, was fourth-fastest (95.152 mph), while Elliott Sadler was fifth (94.965 mph).
Qualifying for Saturday’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 will take place at 11:15 am ET.
The race itself is also Saturday at 3:30 pm ET at the track, located about 50 miles north of Columbus, Ohio.