Erik Jones fastest in 1st of 3 Friday Xfinity practices at Phoenix

Erik Jones2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Erik Jones – with a lap speed of 134.128 MPH – was the quickest Friday morning during the first NXS Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter 200 practice session at Phoenix International Raceway.Second quickest in the session with a lap speed of 133.924 MPH was Ty Dillon, and he was followed by Ryan Sieg (133.393 MPH) who was third, Brad Keselowski (133.264) fourth and Blake Koch (133.018) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers were Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. (132.817) who was sixth, Justin Allgaier (132.680 MPH) seventh, ROTY contender Brennan Poole (132.572) eighth, Austin Dillon (132.563) ninth and Brandon Jones (132.159) posting the 10th-quickest lap speed.

The teams will have two more practice sessions today with their second session running from 3:00 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1), and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 5:30 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 2).

Saturday at 11:45 a.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1) the series will have their qualifying session to determine the starting lineup for that afternoon’s race, and it was last November (14th) that Kyle Busch set the new series qualifying track speed of 138.504 MPH at Phoenix Int’l Raceway.

The 12th annual Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter 200 is scheduled to get started around 2:50 p.m. (ET) Saturday afternoon, and FOX will provide television coverage of the race.

Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 20 Erik Jones # 134.128 26.840 Leader 16
2 3 Ty Dillon 133.924 26.881 -0.041 21
3 39 Ryan Sieg 133.393 26.988 -0.148 3
4 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 133.264 27.014 -0.174 9
5 11 Blake Koch 133.018 27.064 -0.224 27
6 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 132.817 27.105 -0.265 13
7 7 Justin Allgaier 132.680 27.133 -0.293 22
8 48 Brennan Poole # 132.572 27.155 -0.315 26
9 2 Austin Dillon (i) 132.563 27.157 -0.317 9
10 33 Brandon Jones # 132.159 27.240 -0.400 33
11 1 Elliot Sadler 131.830 27.308 -0.468 10
12 19 Daniel Suarez 131.589 27.358 -0.518 3
13 88 Chase Elliott (i) 131.569 27.362 -0.522 4
14 16 Ryan Reed 131.171 27.445 -0.605 12
15 43 Jeb Burton 130.895 27.503 -0.663 20
16 42 Justin Marks 130.733 27.537 -0.697 39
17 62 Brendan Gaughan 130.544 27.577 -0.737 16
18 93 Dylan Lupton 129.964 27.700 -0.860 21
19 44 David Starr 129.781 27.739 -0.899 19
20 14 JJ Yeley 129.608 27.776 -0.936 16
21 25 Timmy Hill (i) 129.590 27.780 -0.940 13
22 28 Dakoda Armstrong 129.459 27.808 -0.968 14
23 21 Spencer Gallagher (i) 129.273 27.848 -1.008 22
24 24 TJ Bell 129.092 27.887 -1.047 22
25 90 Mario Gosselin 128.995 27.908 -1.068 17
26 13 DJ Kennington 128.861 27.937 -1.097 27
27 07 Ray Black Jr 128.438 28.029 -1.189 25
28 01 Ryan Preece # 127.714 28.188 -1.348 5
29 0 Garrett Smithley # 126.192 28.528 -1.688 8
30 89 Morgan Shepherd 126.099 28.549 -1.709 6
31 97 Harrison Rhodes 125.764 28.625 -1.785 6
32 52 Joey Gase 125.628 28.656 -1.816 4
33 15 Ryan Ellis 124.667 28.877 -2.037 6
34 40 Josh Reaume 117.402 30.664 -3.824 4
35 4 Ross Chastain 0.000 0.000 26.840 0
36 10 Jeff Green 0.000 0.000 26.840 0
37 18 Kyle Busch (i) 0.000 0.000 26.840 0
38 51 Jeremy Clements 0.000 0.000 26.840 0
39 70 Derrike Cope 0.000 0.000 26.840 0
40 74 Mike Harmon 0.000 0.000 26.840 0
41 78 BJ McLeod 0.000 0.000 26.840 0
42 99 Todd Peck 0.000 0.000 26.840 0

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

 

 

 

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