Kansas: Patrick Sheltra practice report

Patrick Sheltra Completes First NASCAR Nationwide Series Practice At Kansas KANSAS CITY, Kansas (October 2, 2009) - - ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) veteran driver Patrick Sheltra tackled his first NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) laps at Kansas...

Patrick Sheltra Completes First NASCAR Nationwide Series Practice At Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kansas (October 2, 2009) - - ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) veteran driver Patrick Sheltra tackled his first NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) laps at Kansas Speedway Friday afternoon trying to dial in his No. 81 Buffalo Wings & Rings-MC2 Energy Drink Dodge Charger for tomorrow's Kansas Lottery 300.

Sheltra, fresh off an 11th place finish in Thursday's Kansas Lottery 150 ARCA RE/MAX Series campaign posted the 34th fastest lap by maneuvering a time of 33.128 seconds at 163.004 miles per hour.

"We're fighting a bad tight condition in the center of the corner," said Sheltra, who will make his second NASCAR Nationwide Series start this season Saturday. "David (Ingram, Crew Chief) went to work and tried to adjust our Buffalo Wings & Rings-MC2 Energy Drink Dodge Charger to make it better for qualifying and the race tomorrow."

Sheltra added, "These Nationwide cars are really a lot different than the ARCA RE/MAX Series cars. I know from my experience last year that these Nationwide motor really don't have any pull and it showed today compared to yesterday. We're going to keep working on our car and hope to get it better for the final practice this evening."

Sheltra made 32 laps on the 1.5-mile oval during the hour and a half session with Sheltra's fastest lap being just 1.061 seconds behind session leader and championship point's leader Kyle Busch.

-credit: sm

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Patrick Sheltra , Kyle Busch