Blake Koch is fastest in final Xfinity practice

blake-koch2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) driver, Blake Koch, with a lap speed of 123.666 MPH, was at the top of the speed chart Friday afternoon at end of the final NXS Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 practice session at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS).

Second quickest in the session with a lap speed of 123.364 MPH was Kyle Busch, and he was followed by Austin Dillon (123.356  MPH ) who was third, Jeb Burton (123.166) fourth and series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Erik Jones (122.905) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice were Kyle Larson (122.882) who was sixth, Ty Dillon (122.756) seventh, Daniel Suarez (122.131) eighth, Elliott Sadler (122.123) ninth and Joey Logano (122.092) posting the 10th-quickest lap speed.

Qualifying to determine the starting lineup for Saturday’s race will be held that morning at 9:30 a.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1.

Dash4Cash Heat Races: After qualifying and at 12:30 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1 the series will have their first heat race (50-laps), and then the second heat race (50-laps) will get underway around at 1:10 p.m (ET) on FOX Sports 1. The top-two highest finishing drivers from the two heat races will make up the four drivers eligible to win $100,000, which goes to the highest finisher of the four in the main race.

The 34th annual Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 is set for the drop of the green flag to start the race at approximately 2:00 p.m. (ET) Saturday afternoon on FOX Sports 1.

Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 11 Blake Koch 123.666 15.516 Leader 68
2 18 Kyle Busch (i) 123.364 15.554 -0.038 72
3 2 Austin Dillon (i) 123.356 15.555 -0.039 77
4 43 Jeb Burton 123.166 15.579 -0.063 39
5 20 Erik Jones # 122.905 15.612 -0.096 67
6 42 Kyle Larson (i) 122.882 15.615 -0.099 74
7 3 Ty Dillon 122.756 15.631 -0.115 70
8 19 Daniel Suarez 122.131 15.711 -0.195 83
9 1 Elliot Sadler 122.123 15.712 -0.196 70
10 22 Joey Logano (i) 122.092 15.716 -0.200 57
11 62 Brendan Gaughan 122.061 15.720 -0.204 54
12 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 121.999 15.728 -0.212 59
13 7 Justin Allgaier 121.937 15.736 -0.220 75
14 48 Brennan Poole # 121.813 15.752 -0.236 81
15 33 Brandon Jones # 121.635 15.775 -0.259 142
16 98 Aric Almirola (i) 121.628 15.776 -0.260 71
17 28 Dakoda Armstrong 121.535 15.788 -0.272 48
18 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 121.366 15.810 -0.294 69
19 90 Mario Gosselin 121.366 15.810 -0.294 29
20 46 Brandon Gdovic 121.228 15.828 -0.312 56
21 24 Matt Tifft (i) 121.014 15.856 -0.340 53
22 01 Ryan Preece # 120.915 15.869 -0.353 41
23 16 Ryan Reed 120.831 15.880 -0.364 48
24 39 Ryan Sieg 120.824 15.881 -0.365 60
25 4 Ross Chastain 120.361 15.942 -0.426 61
26 25 Harrison Rhodes 120.354 15.943 -0.427 28
27 10 Matt DiBenedetto (i) 120.150 15.970 -0.454 10
28 51 Jeremy Clements 119.903 16.003 -0.487 24
29 44 David Starr 119.753 16.023 -0.507 77
30 07 Ray Black Jr 119.686 16.032 -0.516 41
31 52 Joey Gase 119.581 16.046 -0.530 34
32 15 Jeff Green 119.425 16.067 -0.551 15
33 89 Morgan Shepherd 119.151 16.104 -0.588 13
34 93 Josh Wise (i) 119.099 16.111 -0.595 26
35 40 Carl Long 118.774 16.155 -0.639 37
36 78 BJ McLeod 118.694 16.166 -0.650 13
37 70 Derrike Cope 118.204 16.233 -0.717 19
38 0 Garrett Smithley # 118.124 16.244 -0.728 40
39 97 Ryan Ellis 117.971 16.265 -0.749 12
40 13 Timmy Hill (i) 117.964 16.265 -0.749 20
41 74 Mike Harmon 115.646 16.592 -1.076 42
42 14 JJ Yeley 0.000 0.000 15.516 0

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

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos Car Driver From Lap To Lap Avg. Speed Behind Gap
1 18 Kyle Busch (i) 48 57 122.007 Leader Leader
2 20 Erik Jones # 41 50 121.940 -0.067 -0.067
3 42 Kyle Larson (i) 48 57 121.761 -0.246 -0.179
4 19 Daniel Suarez 51 60 121.517 -0.490 -0.244
5 2 Austin Dillon (i) 48 57 121.228 -0.779 -0.289
6 33 Brandon Jones # 79 88 120.964 -1.043 -0.264
7 3 Ty Dillon 37 46 120.901 -1.106 -0.063
8 98 Aric Almirola (i) 53 62 120.867 -1.140 -0.034
9 62 Brendan Gaughan 30 39 120.833 -1.174 -0.034
10 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 2 11 120.774 -1.233 -0.059
11 7 Justin Allgaier 2 11 120.698 -1.309 -0.076
12 48 Brennan Poole # 38 47 120.668 -1.339 -0.030
13 11 Blake Koch 44 53 120.662 -1.345 -0.006
14 22 Joey Logano (i) 4 13 120.615 -1.392 -0.047
15 39 Ryan Sieg 48 57 120.415 -1.592 -0.200
16 1 Elliot Sadler 59 68 120.274 -1.733 -0.141
17 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 54 63 120.155 -1.852 -0.119
18 4 Ross Chastain 43 52 119.246 -2.761 -0.909
19 16 Ryan Reed 32 41 119.114 -2.893 -0.132
20 44 David Starr 59 68 118.479 -3.528 -0.635
21 46 Brandon Gdovic 43 52 118.242 -3.765 -0.237
22 24 Matt Tifft (i) 3 12 117.676 -4.331 -0.566
23 07 Ray Black Jr 11 20 116.860 -5.147 -0.816
24 28 Dakoda Armstrong 1 10 115.905 -6.102 -0.955
25 13 Timmy Hill (i) 1 10 114.824 -7.183 -1.081
26 0 Garrett Smithley # 30 39 114.426 -7.581 -0.398
Car must run 10 consecutive laps on track to be included in the above chart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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