Kyle Busch fastest in first Xfinity Series practice in Fontana

Kyle BuschKyle Busch, with a lap speed of 177.327 MPH, was the fastest Friday afternoon during the first 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) practice session for Saturday’s TreatMyClot.com 300 at Auto Club Speedway (ACS).

Second fastest in the session with a lap speed of 174.982 MPH was series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Erik Jones, and he was followed by Kyle Larson (174.910 MPH) who was third, Elliott Sadler (174.795 MPH) fourth and Austin Dillon (174.681) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the session were Ryan Blaney (174.588 MPH) who was sixth-fastest, Daniel Suarez (174.355) was seventh, Ryan Reed (174.279) eighth, Ty Dillon (174.233) ninth and Justin Allgaier (174.149) posting the 10th-fastest lap speed.

Later today the teams return to the track for their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 5:30 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1, and then return on Saturday at 12:15 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1 for qualifying. Tony Stewart currently holds the series qualifying track record at ACS with a lap speed of 185.941 MPH – which he set on Feb. 26, 2005.

The 18th annual TreatMyClot,com 300 is slated to get underway around 4:20 p.m. (ET) Saturday afternoon on FOX Sports 1.

TREATMYCLOT.COM 300 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 18 Kyle Busch (i) 177.327 40.603 Leader 23
2 20 Erik Jones # 174.982 41.147 -0.544 22
3 42 Kyle Larson (i) 174.910 41.164 -0.561 12
4 1 Elliot Sadler 174.795 41.191 -0.588 11
5 2 Austin Dillon (i) 174.681 41.218 -0.615 26
6 22 Ryan Blaney (i) 174.588 41.240 -0.637 19
7 19 Daniel Suarez 174.355 41.295 -0.692 25
8 16 Ryan Reed 174.279 41.313 -0.710 24
9 3 Ty Dillon 174.233 41.324 -0.721 9
10 7 Justin Allgaier 174.149 41.344 -0.741 2
11 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 173.766 41.435 -0.832 13
12 48 Brennan Poole # 173.410 41.520 -0.917 35
13 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 173.314 41.543 -0.940 34
14 11 Blake Koch 172.948 41.631 -1.028 16
15 43 Jeb Burton 172.216 41.808 -1.205 16
16 51 Jeremy Clements 171.944 41.874 -1.271 14
17 28 Dakoda Armstrong 171.862 41.894 -1.291 17
18 98 Aric Almirola (i) 171.846 41.898 -1.295 9
19 33 Brandon Jones # 171.331 42.024 -1.421 22
20 62 Brendan Gaughan 171.034 42.097 -1.494 13
21 39 Ryan Sieg 170.948 42.118 -1.515 16
22 44 David Starr 170.867 42.138 -1.535 16
23 4 Ross Chastain 170.661 42.189 -1.586 11
24 14 JJ Yeley 169.791 42.405 -1.802 6
25 40 Derek White 169.779 42.408 -1.805 1
26 01 Ryan Preece # 169.599 42.453 -1.850 18
27 90 Mario Gosselin 169.527 42.471 -1.868 13
28 0 Garrett Smithley # 169.185 42.557 -1.954 10
29 21 Spencer Gallagher (i) 168.685 42.683 -2.080 25
30 93 Dylan Lupton 168.646 42.693 -2.090 19
31 24 Corey LaJoie 168.055 42.843 -2.240 15
32 07 Ray Black Jr 167.069 43.096 -2.493 14
33 89 Morgan Shepherd 166.593 43.219 -2.616 4
34 78 BJ McLeod 165.229 43.576 -2.973 6
35 52 Joey Gase 164.805 43.688 -3.085 3
36 70 Derrike Cope 163.793 43.958 -3.355 11
37 13 Carl Long 163.659 43.994 -3.391 2
38 15 Cody Ware 163.488 44.040 -3.437 17
39 25 Eric McClure 0.000 0.000 40.603 0
40 74 Mike Harmon 0.000 0.000 40.603 0
41 10 Jeff Green 0.000 0.000 40.603 0
42 97 Harrison Rhodes 0.000 0.000 40.603 0
43 99 Todd Peck 0.000 0.000 40.603 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

 

 

 

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