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Xfinity practice report from Mid-Ohio

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Ryan Reed was the fastest in opening Xfinity practice Friday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Reed led the way with a lap of 94.709 mph. He was followed by Andy Lally (94.499 mph), Kyle Benjamin (94.371), Brendan Gaughan (94.295) and Austin Cindric (94.277).

Benjamin ran the most laps at 26. Kaz Grala was next with 25 laps. Grala was 19th on the speed chart with a top lap of 93.241 mph.

A few cars had issues.

Christopher Bell, who was 10th on the speed chart at 94.009 mph, spun off course but continued. Daniel Hemric, Dylan Murcott and Gaughan also slid off course but continued.

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Final Xfinity practice will run from 4:05 to 4:55 p.m. ET today and can be seen on the NBC Sports App and online. Rain is in the forecast there this afternoon.


Because of rain only five cars recorded a lap in the final session. Most teams did not go out since Saturday’s race is expected to be in dry conditions.

Brendan Gaughan had the fastest lap at 87.738 mph. He ran five laps in the session.

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Hornish wins, full results from Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio

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Sam Hornish Jr. was almost flawless, starting from the pole and finishing by leading 61 of 75 scheduled laps to win Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Challenge NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

With no NASCAR Cup regulars in the race, and it being just Hornish’s third Xfinity race of the season, the race also helped the playoff hopes for several Xfinity drivers that are on either side of the bubble.

In addition, drivers finishing from second through fifth all earned career Xfinity-best finishes: Daniel Hemric (2nd), Tifft (3rd), Australian driver James Davison (4th in his second career Xfinity event) and sports car racing veteran Andy Lally (5th).

Click here for the full results from today’s race.