Austin Dillon, Hornish, Sadler lead first of two Xfinity practices at Texas

austin-dillon-texas-1-practice-gettyThursday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS), the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) held their first O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 practice session, and it was Austin Dillon – with a lap speed of 182.883 MPH – posting the fastest lap of the session.

Sam Hornish Jr., with a lap speed of 182.100 MPH, was second fastest in the practice, and he was followed by Elliott Sadler (181.537 MPH) who was third, Ty Dillon (181.305) fourth and Erik Jones (181.190) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the session were Denny Hamlin (181.111 MPH) who was sixth, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (180.941) seventh, Brian Scott (180.777) eighth, Chase Elliott (180.723) ninth and Regan Smith (180.668) posting the 10th fastest lap speed.

Final (“Happy Hour”) practice is scheduled to get started later this evening from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (ET – No Tv Coverage) , and then qualifying to determine the starting lineup for Friday evenings race will be at 4:45 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1) that afternoon. It has been just over 13-years (04/06/2002) since Jeff Green set the series’ qualifying track record speed of 193.493 MPH at Texas Motor Speedway.

The 19th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 is set to get started around 8:50 p.m. (ET) Friday night, and FOX Sports 1 will be providing television coverage of the event.

O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 33 Austin Dillon(i) 182.883 29.527 Leader 2
2 98 Sam Hornish, Jr. (i) 182.100 29.654 -0.127 7
3 1 Elliot Sadler 181.537 29.749 -0.222 7
4 3 Ty Dillon 181.305 29.784 -0.257 5
5 20 Erik Jones(i) 181.190 29.803 -0.276 12
6 54 Denny Hamlin (i) 181.111 29.816 -0.289 9
7 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr(i) 180.941 29.844 -0.317 8
8 2 Brian Scott 180.777 29.871 -0.344 7
9 9 Chase Elliott 180.723 29.880 -0.353 1
10 7 Regan Smith 180.668 29.889 -0.362 4
11 6 Darrell Wallace Jr # 180.650 29.892 -0.365 8
12 24 Eric McClure 180.343 29.943 -0.416 17
13 22 Joey Logano (i) 179.880 30.020 -0.506 3
14 25 John Wes Townley (i) 179.802 30.033 -0.556 18
15 18 Daniel Suarez # 179.503 30.083 -0.588 16
16 62 Brendan Gaughan 179.313 30.115 -0.598 13
17 60 Chris Buescher 179.253 30.125 -0.600 12
18 8 Blake Koch 179.241 30.127 -0.617 9
19 39 Ryan Sieg 179.140 30.144 -0.734 17
20 19 Mike Bliss 178.448 30.261 -0.868 2
21 44 David Starr 177.661 30.395 -0.885 7
22 16 Ryan Reed 177.561 30.412 -1.031 9
23 51 Jeremy Clements 176.713 30.558 -1.160 6
24 14 Cale Conley # 175.970 30.687 -0.020 9
25 42 Brennan Poole 175.856 30.707 -1.220 16
26 4 Ross Chastain # 175.684 30.737 -1.255 2
27 43 Dakoda Armstrong 175.627 30.747 -1.674 16
28 01 Landon Cassill 175.427 30.782 -1.679 3
29 55 Brandon Gdovic 173.071 31.201 -1.799 18
30 13 Timmy Hill (i) 173.044 31.206 -2.135 7
31 90 Mario Gosselin 172.381 31.326 -2.448 8
32 0 Harrison Rhodes 170.551 31.662 -2.520 8
33 70 Derrike Cope 168.882 31.975 -3.077 4
34 15 Stanton Barrett 168.503 32.047 -3.175 7
35 52 Joey Gase 165.624 32.604 -7.392 6
36 74 Mike Harmon 165.128 32.702 -3.175 4
37 40 Carl Long 146.266 36.919 -7.392 4
38 10 Jeff Green 0.000 0.000 29.527 0
39 28 J.J. Yeley 0.000 0.000 29.527 0
40 97 Peyton Sellers 0.000 0.000 29.527 0

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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