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Brian Scott turns in top Daytona practice speed; qualifying is Thursday

Brian Scott’s boss and NASCAR legend Richard Petty walks through the garage area Wednesday.
Brian Scott’s boss and NASCAR legend Richard Petty walks through the garage area Wednesday. TNS

NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie Brian Scott (Boise High, Albertsons/Shore Lodge No. 44 Ford) hit 199.800 mph at Daytona International Speedway, the fastest speed among all drivers during two practice sessions Wednesday and the second-best speed of the week.

Now Scott, who topped out at 193.332 in a qualifying run Sunday, needs to officially race his way into the Daytona 500 lineup in one of two qualifying races Thursday (Can-Am Duels, 5 p.m., FS1). He sits on the sixth row of the first qualifying race, a 60-lap, 150-mile sprint at Daytona in Florida.

The 58th annual Daytona 500 is Sunday (11 a.m., Fox).

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