Rookie Alex Bowman puts up strong fight but can't take top spot
Keselowksi, in the No. 22 Penske Racing Ford, turned a lap at 123.672
mph on the .75-mile oval ahead of Friday night's 250-lap race, the
series' second event of the season on a short track.
Rookie Alex Bowman, who will make just his 11th series start on Friday, was second-fastest at 123.581 mph in a Toyota, followed by Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch (123.276), a four-time winner in Nationwide competition at Richmond.
Regan Smith was fourth-fastest with series points leader Sam Hornish fifth on the practice chart. Kevin Harvick, the series' winningest driver at Richmond with six victories, was sixth-fastest in the two-hour, 50-minute session.
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