Jon McKennedy, driver of the #7 Ultra Wheel Chevrolet with the fastest practice time, look on after the Musket 200 Presented by Whelen for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire on September 11, 2020. (Maddie Malhotra/NASCAR)
Jon McKennedy, driver of the #7 Ultra Wheel Chevrolet, with the fastest practice time, look on after the Musket 200 Presented by Whelen for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire on September 11, 2020. (Maddie Malhotra/NASCAR)

PRACTICE: Jon McKennedy Leads The Way At New Hampshire


LOUDON, N.H. — Jon McKennedy has been fast at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and fast in 2020, and Friday, he was both.

The Chelmsford, Massachusetts, driver posted the fastest lap in the one-hour practice session for Saturday’s Musket 200 presented by Whelen at the "Magic Mile." McKennedy’s No. 7 Ultra Wheel Chevrolet had a lap of 28.971 seconds (131.469 mph) around the 1.058-mile track.

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McKennedy has won two Mayhew Tools Dominator Pole Awards in six races this season. He also won the pole last July at New Hampshire, and then qualified second and finished second on the Fall Full Throttle Weekend in September.

Andy Seuss was second fastest in practice at 29.099 (130.891). The two-time NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion is making his first Modified start of the season.

Championship points leader Justin Bonsignore was third quick at 29.179 (130.532). Anthony Nocella, who occupied the top of the time sheet for most of practice, wound up fourth and 2018 Musket 250 winner Chase Dowling was fifth.

Rob Summers, Patrick Emerling, Craig Lutz, Matt Swanson and Eric Goodale rounded out the top 10.

Bonsignore leads Doug Coby by 18 points and McKennedy by 32. Coby was 19th fastest in practice, while defending race champion Bobby Santos III was 14th.