Justin Marks has brought his momentum from his first career NASCAR XFINITY Series win at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to Road America as the veteran road racer led final practice.
Marks won at Mid-Ohio just two weeks ago in monsoon-like conditions, and the Chip Ganassi Racing driver might be able to pull off a second surprise victory as the forecast calls for rain yet again during Saturday’s race.
Marks ran the fastest lap of the session with a fast lap of 2:13.762 at the 4.04-mile road course. He was closely followed by Richard Childress Racing driver Michael McDowell in second and Alex Tagliani in third.
Aussie Owen Kelly wound up fourth with series regular Ty Dillon fifth.
Darrell Wallace, Jr. completed the session in sixth followed by Daniel Suarez, Jeremy Clements, Brennan Poole and 2014 Road America winner Brendan Gaughan.
Only 39 of 40 cars were able to complete a lap in practice. Paige Decker in the No. 97 for Obaika Racing was the one who did not after sustaining significant damage in the earlier practice.