Thursday saw the Nationwide Series get three days of action at Darlington Raceway started with practice for Friday night's VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200. Joey Logano was fastest in the first practice session. Chris Buscher topped 170 miles per hour to have the top speed in the final practice on Thursday afternoon.
There are a number of Cup stars doing double duty at Darlington headlined by last week's Texas winner Joey Logano, defending Southern 500 champ Matt Kenseth as well as Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick. Another Cup driver doing double duty is Kyle Larson. The 21-year old is in his first full season driving the #42 Target machine for Chip Ganassi racing. He's drawn rave reviews from Cup veterans as a future star in the sport, already finishing second at Fontana and 5th last week at Texas.
Chase Elliott is a high school senior who's the early leader in the Nationwide Series. Elliott is racing the #9 NAPA Chevrolet for Dale Earnhardt, Junior. The son of NASCAR legend Bill Elliott, the 19-year old is excited for his first trip around Darlington Raceway on Friday night.