Ty Dillon tops three Joe Gibbs Racing drivers in final Xfinity practice at Phoenix

Ty DillonTy Dillon, with a lap speed of 133.087 MPH, was the quickest in Friday’s final 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) practice session for Saturday’s Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.

The Joe Gibbs Racing trio of Daniel Suarez (132.787 MPH), series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Erik Jones (132.719 MPH) and veteran driver Kyle Busch (132.504 MPH) were second, third and fourth quickest respectively, while Justin Allgaier (132.382) was fifth.

ROTY contender, Brandon Jones (132.299 MPH) was the sixth-quickest driver, while Brad Keselowski (132.129) was seventh, Chase Elliott (131.849) eighth, Austin Dillon (131.796) ninth and Blake Koch (131.685) rounding out the top-10 quickest in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice session.

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 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 3 Ty Dillon 133.087 27.050 Leader 36
2 19 Daniel Suarez 132.787 27.111 -0.061 42
3 20 Erik Jones # 132.719 27.125 -0.075 46
4 18 Kyle Busch (i) 132.504 27.169 -0.119 51
5 7 Justin Allgaier 132.382 27.194 -0.144 46
6 33 Brandon Jones # 132.299 27.211 -0.161 63
7 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 132.129 27.246 -0.196 44
8 88 Chase Elliott (i) 131.849 27.304 -0.254 42
9 2 Austin Dillon (i) 131.796 27.315 -0.265 28
10 11 Blake Koch 131.685 27.338 -0.288 36
11 43 Jeb Burton 131.622 27.351 -0.301 20
12 28 Dakoda Armstrong 131.555 27.365 -0.315 35
13 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 131.272 27.424 -0.374 42
14 62 Brendan Gaughan 131.081 27.464 -0.414 43
15 48 Brennan Poole # 131.076 27.465 -0.415 49
16 1 Elliot Sadler 130.957 27.490 -0.440 31
17 39 Ryan Sieg 130.833 27.516 -0.466 38
18 21 Spencer Gallagher (i) 130.515 27.583 -0.533 35
19 16 Ryan Reed 130.350 27.618 -0.568 41
20 42 Justin Marks 130.331 27.622 -0.572 55
21 93 Dylan Lupton 130.105 27.670 -0.620 24
22 14 JJ Yeley 129.851 27.724 -0.674 16
23 44 David Starr 129.809 27.733 -0.683 37
24 51 Jeremy Clements 129.566 27.785 -0.735 18
25 4 Ross Chastain 129.562 27.786 -0.736 26
26 24 TJ Bell 129.450 27.810 -0.760 41
27 07 Ray Black Jr 129.385 27.824 -0.774 22
28 01 Ryan Preece # 129.143 27.876 -0.826 22
29 13 DJ Kennington 129.083 27.889 -0.839 7
30 97 Harrison Rhodes 128.064 28.111 -1.061 17
31 90 Mario Gosselin 128.041 28.116 -1.066 14
32 89 Morgan Shepherd 128.009 27.123 -0.073 2
33 52 Joey Gase 127.886 28.150 -1.100 10
34 0 Garrett Smithley # 127.764 28.177 -1.127 21
35 78 BJ McLeod 127.186 28.305 -1.255 12
36 70 Derrike Cope 126.055 28.559 -1.509 13
37 74 Mike Harmon 124.822 28.841 -1.791 22
38 15 Ryan Ellis 123.784 29.083 -2.033 18
39 99 Todd Peck 123.512 29.147 -2.097 20
40 40 Josh Reaume 122.775 29.322 -2.272 4
41 10 Jeff Green 0.000 0.000 27.050 0
42 25 Timmy Hill (i) 0.000 0.000 27.050 0

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

 

 

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