JGR sweeps Friday XFINITY practices at Atlanta

Erik JonesOnce again on Friday in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS), it was series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Erik Jones, at the top of the scoring pylon – with the fastest lap speed of 181.467 MPH – during the final 2016 NXS Heads Up Georgia 250 practice session.

Kyle Busch was second fastest on the scoring pylon with a lap speed of 180.934 MPH, and he was followed by Ty Dillon (180.481 MPH) who was third, Daniel Suarez (180.351) fourth and Kyle Larson (180.316) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice session were Brad Keselowski (179.505 MPH) who was sixth, Kevin Harvick (179.319) seventh, Paul Menard (178.937) eighth, series ROTY candidate Brandon Poole (178.332) ninth and Jeb Burton (178.058) posting the 10th-fastest lap speed.

Early Saturday morning at 8:35 a.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, the teams will have their qualifying session to determine the starting lineup for the afternoon’s race. Greg Biffle is the current series qualifying track record holder at AMS with a lap speed of 192.300 MPH – which he set on Oct. 25, 2003.

The 25th annual Heads Up Georgia 250 is scheduled to get underway around 1:50 p.m. (ET), and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the event.

Heads Up Georgia 250 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 20 Erik Jones # 181.467 30.551 Leader 34
2 18 Kyle Busch (i) 180.934 30.641 -0.090 41
3 3 Ty Dillon 180.481 30.718 -0.167 57
4 19 Daniel Suarez 180.351 30.740 -0.189 49
5 42 Kyle Larson(i) 180.316 30.746 -0.195 45
6 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 179.505 30.885 -0.334 34
7 88 Kevin Harvick 179.319 30.917 -0.366 48
8 2 Paul Menard (i) 178.937 30.983 -0.432 43
9 48 Brennan Poole # 178.332 31.088 -0.537 50
10 43 Jeb Burton 178.058 31.136 -0.585 29
11 7 Justin Allgaier 177.920 31.160 -0.609 57
12 11 Blake Koch 177.772 31.186 -0.635 45
13 62 Brendan Gaughan 177.380 31.255 -0.704 18
14 1 Elliot Sadler 176.848 31.349 -0.798 35
15 33 Brandon Jones # 176.493 31.412 -0.861 51
16 39 Ryan Sieg 176.487 31.413 -0.862 28
17 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 176.224 31.460 -0.909 41
18 16 Ryan Reed 176.006 31.499 -0.948 37
19 28 Dakoda Armstrong 175.155 31.652 -1.101 26
20 24 Corey LaJoie 175.111 31.660 -1.109 30
21 51 Jeremy Clements 174.636 31.746 -1.195 5
22 07 Ray Black Jr 174.186 31.828 -1.277 25
23 4 Ross Chastain 173.614 31.933 -1.382 22
24 14 JJ Yeley 173.315 31.988 -1.437 3
25 01 Ryan Preece # 172.980 32.050 -1.499 27
26 44 David Starr 172.802 32.083 -1.532 37
27 90 Mario Gosselin 172.538 32.132 -1.581 11
28 78 BJ McLeod # 171.434 32.339 -1.788 18
29 97 Harrison Rhodes 170.234 32.567 -2.016 10
30 52 Joey Gase 169.474 32.713 -2.162 5
31 0 Garrett Smithley 169.195 32.767 -2.216 4
32 89 Morgan Shepherd 168.362 32.929 -2.378 2
33 15 Cody Ware 167.766 33.046 -2.495 17
34 70 Derrike Cope 166.792 33.239 -2.688 9
35 13 Josh Reaume 166.692 33.259 -2.708 26
36 25 Chris Cockrum 166.557 33.286 -2.735 28
37 74 Mike Harmon 165.914 33.415 -2.864 16
38 10 Jeff Green 165.320 33.535 -2.984 4
39 40 Carl Long 0.000 0.000 30.551 0
40 99 Todd Peck 0.000 0.000 30.551 0

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

 

 

 

 

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