Sam Hornish Jr. is fastest in first Xfinity practice at Iowa Speedway

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There’s something about Iowa Speedway that seems to bring out the best in Sam Hornish Jr.

A two-time winner at the 7/8-mile track just east of Des Moines, Hornish was fastest in the first of two Xfinity Series practice sessions Friday afternoon.

Hornish was fastest of the 40 drivers that took to the track in the session, with a speed of 127.422 mph.

Justin Allgaier was second at 127.155 mph, followed by Ryan Preece (127.006), William Byron (127.006) and Brandon Jones (126.796).

There is one more practice session scheduled for today, to run from 6:30 to 7:25 p.m. ET.

Click here for the first practice speed grid.

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