Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez fastest in first of 2 Xfinity practices at Las Vegas

Erik Jones2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Erik Jones – with a lap speed of 183.094 MPH – was the quickest Friday afternoon during the first practice session for Saturday’s NXS Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS).

Jones’ fellow Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Daniel Suarez, was second fastest with a lap speed of 182.896 MPH, and he was followed by Brendan Gaughan (182.106 MPH) who was third, ROTY candidate Brandon Jones (181.886) fourth and Austin Dillon (181.733) was fifth

Last weekend’s series event winner, Kyle Busch (180.481 MPH) posted the sixth-fastest lap speed, while Ty Dillon (180.331) was seventh, Chase Elliott (179.289) eighth, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. (178.950) ninth and Aric Almirola (178.642) rounding out the top-10.

“Happy Hour” (final) practice will be later today from 6:00 p.m. – 6:55 p.m. (ET), and television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.

On Saturday at 12:45 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 the teams return to the track to determine the starting lineup for that afternoon’s race, and it is Brad Keselowski who currently holds the series qualifying track record at LVMS with a lap speed of 185.427 MPH – which he set on Feb. 27th, 2010.

The 20th annual Boyd Gaming 300 is set to get started around 4:20 p.m. (ET) Saturday afternoon, and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the event.

Boyd Gaming 300 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 20 Erik Jones # 183.094 29.493 Leader 20
2 19 Daniel Suarez 182.896 29.525 -0.032 28
3 62 Brendan Gaughan 182.106 29.653 -0.160 27
4 33 Brandon Jones # 181.886 29.689 -0.196 31
5 2 Austin Dillon (i) 181.733 29.714 -0.221 15
6 18 Kyle Busch (i) 180.481 29.920 -0.427 27
7 3 Ty Dillon 180.331 29.945 -0.452 15
8 88 Chase Elliott (i) 179.289 30.119 -0.626 23
9 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 178.950 30.176 -0.683 36
10 98 Aric Almirola (i) 178.642 30.228 -0.735 9
11 7 Justin Allgaier 178.194 30.304 -0.811 26
12 1 Elliot Sadler 177.778 30.375 -0.882 21
13 16 Ryan Reed 177.655 30.396 -0.903 26
14 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 177.456 30.430 -0.937 15
15 42 Justin Marks 177.206 30.473 -0.980 28
16 48 Brennan Poole # 176.817 30.540 -1.047 18
17 28 Dakoda Armstrong 176.696 30.561 -1.068 22
18 39 Ryan Sieg 176.684 30.563 -1.070 18
19 11 Blake Koch 176.263 30.636 -1.143 16
20 43 Jeb Burton 175.461 30.776 -1.283 11
21 4 Ross Chastain 175.177 30.826 -1.333 2
22 24 Corey LaJoir 175.086 30.842 -1.349 13
23 51 Jeremy Clements 174.904 30.874 -1.381 10
24 01 Ryan Preece # 174.571 30.933 -1.440 11
25 0 Garrett Smithley # 174.514 30.943 -1.450 10
26 14 JJ Yeley 173.494 31.125 -1.632 10
27 78 BJ McLeod 172.035 31.389 -1.896 2
28 07 Ray Black Jr 171.255 31.532 -2.039 17
29 44 David Starr 171.195 31.543 -2.050 14
30 40 Carl Long 170.412 31.688 -2.195 4
31 99 Todd Peck 168.036 32.136 -2.643 10
32 90 Mario Gosselin 166.533 32.426 -2.933 9
33 52 Joey Gase 166.394 32.453 -2.960 9
34 70 Derrike Cope 165.112 32.705 -3.212 3
35 13 Derek White 151.771 35.580 -6.087 3
36 89 Morgan Shepherd 139.585 38.686 -9.193 2
37 97 Harrison Rhodes 136.952 39.430 -9.937 1
38 15 Stanton Barrett 0.000 0.000 29.493 0
39 10 Jeff Green 0.000 0.000 29.493 0
40 25 Cody Ware 0.000 0.000 29.493 0
41 74 Mike Harmon 0.000 0.000 29.493 0
42 93 Dylan Lupton 0.000 0.000 29.493 0

# – Rookie
(i) equals ineligible for driver championship points

 

 

 

 

 

 

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