Austin Dillon leads final NASCAR Xfinity Series practice at Auto Club Speedway

CAk9M75VEAELCkZAt the end of the final NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) practice session for Saturday’s Drive4Clots.com 300, it was Austin Dillon – with a lap speed of 174.914 MPH – at the top of the speed chart at Auto Club Speedway (ACS).

Brad Keselowski was second fastest on the speed chart with a lap speed of 174.740 MPH, and he was followed by Regan Smith (173.758 MPH) who was third, Kevin Harvick (173.632) fourth and Brendan Gaughan (173.490) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the session were Brian Scott (173.415 MPH) who was sixth, defending series champion Chase Elliott (173.360) seventh, Denny Hamlin (173.235) eighth, Erik Jones (173.193) ninth and John Wes Townley (173.077) posting the 10th fastest lap speed.

Qualifying will be held Saturday afternoon at 12:45 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1) to determine the starting lineup for that afternoon’s event, and Tony Stewart currently holds the track’s NXS qualifying record of 185.941 MPH. which he set on Feb. 26th, 2005.

The 17th annual Drive4Clots.com 300 is set to begin around 4:20 p.m. (ET) Saturday afternoon, and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the race.

Drive4Clots.com 300 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 33 Austin Dillon(i) 174.914 41.163 Leader 29
2 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 174.740 41.204 -0.041 33
3 7 Regan Smith 173.758 41.437 -0.274 30
4 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 173.632 41.467 -0.304 32
5 62 Brendan Gaughan 173.490 41.501 -0.338 15
6 2 Brian Scott 173.415 41.519 -0.356 31
7 9 Chase Elliott 173.360 41.532 -0.369 35
8 54 Denny Hamlin (i) 173.235 41.562 -0.399 29
9 20 Erik Jones(i) 173.193 41.572 -0.409 29
10 25 John Wes Townley (i) 173.077 41.600 -0.437 22
11 3 Ty Dillon 173.056 41.605 -0.442 24
12 18 Daniel Suarez # 172.712 41.688 -0.525 30
13 60 Chris Buescher 171.854 41.896 -0.748 22
14 8 Blake Koch 171.793 41.911 -0.750 21
15 1 Elliot Sadler 171.784 41.913 -0.806 34
16 98 Sam Hornish, Jr. (i) 171.555 41.969 -0.830 29
17 39 Ryan Sieg 171.457 41.993 -0.931 10
18 14 Cale Conley # 171.046 42.094 -1.040 18
19 6 Darrell Wallace Jr # 170.604 42.203 -1.070 28
20 55 Jeffrey Earnhardt 170.483 42.233 -1.149 22
21 43 Dakoda Armstrong 170.164 42.312 -1.259 19
22 42 Kyle Larson(i) 169.723 42.422 -1.331 4
23 4 Ross Chastain # 169.436 42.494 -1.382 15
24 51 Jeremy Clements 169.233 42.545 -0.183 12
25 16 Ryan Reed 168.508 42.728 -1.705 1
26 44 David Starr 168.319 42.776 -1.846 12
27 01 Landon Cassill 167.957 42.868 -1.980 18
28 90 Mario Gosselin 167.407 43.009 -2.238 15
29 28 J.J. Yeley 166.887 43.143 -2.250 23
30 40 Carl Long 165.895 43.401 -2.271 1
31 52 Joey Gase 165.849 43.413 -2.390 1
32 97 Peyton Sellers 165.769 43.434 -2.413 22
33 24 Eric McClure 165.316 43.553 -2.461 15
34 0 Harrison Rhodes 136.229 43.576 -2.524 16
35 10 Jeff Green 165.047 43.624 -3.316 6
36 15 Stanton Barrett 164.809 43.687 -2.524 14
37 70 Derrike Cope 161.874 44.479 -3.316 13
38 74 Mike Harmon 160.011 44.997 -3.834 5
39 13 Derek White 155.565 46.283 -5.120 5
40 19 Mike Bliss 0.000 0.000 41.163 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos Car Driver From Lap To Lap Avg. Speed Gap
1 33 Austin Dillon(i) 19 28 171.282 Leader
2 62 Brendan Gaughan 5 14 170.976 -0.306
3 2 Brian Scott 16 25 170.711 -0.571
4 7 Regan Smith 12 21 170.684 -0.598
5 9 Chase Elliott 21 30 170.638 -0.644
6 20 Erik Jones(i) 5 14 169.856 -1.426
7 6 Darrell Wallace Jr # 13 22 169.595 -1.687
8 98 Sam Hornish, Jr. (i) 18 27 168.705 -2.577
9 18 Daniel Suarez # 16 25 168.521 -2.761
10 54 Denny Hamlin (i) 15 24 167.749 -3.533
Car must run 10 consecutive laps on track to be included in the above chart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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