Kevin Harvick fastest in Xfinity’s first Auto Club practice session

Cheez-It 355 At The Glen - PracticeKevin Harvick, with a lap speed of 174.961 MPH, was the fastest Friday afternoon during the first NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) practice session for Saturday’s Drive4Clots.com 300 at Auto Club Speedway (ACS).

Second fastest with a lap speed of 174.681 MPH was Denny Hamlin, and he was followed by Brad Keselowski (174.338 MPH) who was third, Regan Smith (173.842) fourth and Erik Jones (173.829) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the session were Kyle Larson (173.678 MPH) who was sixth, the reigning series champion, Chase Elliott (173.628) seventh, Brian Scott (173.590) eighth, Brendan Gaughan (173.565) ninth and Austin Dillon (173.398) posting the 10th quickest lap speed.

The teams will return to the track shortly after their first practice session to run their final (“Happy Hour”)  practice from 6:00 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1), before returning Saturday afternoon at 12:45 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1) for qualifying to determine the starting lineup for that afternoon’s event. Tony Stewart currently holds the track’s qualifying track record speed 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 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 174.961 41.152 Leader 6
2 54 Denny Hamlin (i) 174.681 41.218 -0.066 16
3 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 174.338 41.299 -0.147 18
4 7 Regan Smith 173.842 41.417 -0.265 13
5 20 Erik Jones(i) 173.829 41.420 -0.268 22
6 42 Kyle Larson(i) 173.678 41.456 -0.304 13
7 9 Chase Elliott 173.628 41.468 -0.316 5
8 2 Brian Scott 173.590 41.477 -0.325 5
9 62 Brendan Gaughan 173.565 41.483 -0.331 17
10 33 Austin Dillon(i) 173.398 41.523 -0.371 8
11 6 Darrell Wallace Jr # 172.509 41.737 -0.585 14
12 1 Elliot Sadler 171.678 41.393 -0.241 8
13 98 Sam Hornish, Jr. (i) 171.327 42.025 -0.883 9
14 43 Dakoda Armstrong 171.286 42.035 -0.933 13
15 01 Landon Cassill 171.082 42.085 -0.938 7
16 25 John Wes Townley (i) 171.062 42.090 -1.137 10
17 3 Ty Dillon 170.257 42.289 -1.139 4
18 16 Ryan Reed 170.249 42.291 -1.255 10
19 28 J.J. Yeley 169.783 42.407 -1.259 5
20 55 Jeffrey Earnhardt 169.767 42.411 -1.352 4
21 39 Ryan Sieg 169.396 42.504 -1.380 15
22 8 Blake Koch 169.284 42.532 -1.437 7
23 18 Daniel Suarez # 169.058 42.589 -1.449 23
24 60 Chris Buescher 169.010 42.601 -0.090 6
25 51 Jeremy Clements 168.654 42.691 -1.584 5
26 44 David Starr 168.551 42.717 -1.692 7
27 4 Ross Chastain # 168.476 42.736 -1.876 7
28 14 Cale Conley # 168.052 42.844 -2.139 14
29 90 Mario Gosselin 167.333 43.028 -2.539 14
30 19 Mike Bliss 166.316 43.291 -2.695 1
31 24 Eric McClure 164.794 43.691 -3.109 4
32 0 Harrison Rhodes 164.207 43.847 -3.178 5
33 15 Stanton Barrett 162.671 44.261 -3.418 2
34 97 Peyton Sellers 162.418 44.330 -3.524 3
35 52 Joey Gase 161.544 44.570 -3.593 6
36 70 Derrike Cope 161.160 44.676 -3.524 3
37 13 Derek White 160.912 44.745 -3.593 10
38 10 Jeff Green 0.000 0.000 41.152 0
38 40 Carl Long 0.000 0.000 41.152 0
38 74 Mike Harmon 0.000 0.000 41.152 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 20 Erik Jones(i) 11 20 168.584 Leader
Car must run 10 consecutive laps on track to be included in the above chart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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