Darrell Wallace Jr. tops first Xfinity Series practice at Talladega

Darrell Wallace JrDarrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., was the quickest early Friday afternoon with a lap speed of 192.413 MPH, during the first 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Sparks Energy 300 practice session at Talladega Superspeedway (TSS).

Second quickest in the session with a lap speed of 192.355 MPH was Ryan Reed, and he was followed by Ty Dillon (191.827 MPH) who was third, Matt Tifft (191.670) fourth and Austin Dillon (190.601) was fifth.

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Brandon Jones (190.563 MPH) was sixth-quickest, while Blake Koch (190.484) was seventh, Chase Elliott (190.340) eighth, ROTY candidate Erik Jones (190.287) ninth and Daniel Suarez (190.238) rounding out the top-10.

“Happy Hour” (final) practice will follow this session from 1:30 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1, before returning Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1 for qualifying to determine the starting lineup for that afternoon’s race.

The 25th annual Sparks Energy 300 is scheduled to get underway around 3:20 p.m. (ET) Saturday afternoon on FOX.

Sparks Energy 300 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 192.413 49.768 Leader 13
2 16 Ryan Reed 192.355 49.783 -0.015 17
3 3 Ty Dillon 191.827 49.920 -0.152 10
4 18 Matt Tifft (i) 191.670 49.961 -0.193 24
5 2 Austin Dillon (i) 190.601 50.241 -0.473 12
6 33 Brandon Jones # 190.563 50.251 -0.483 11
7 11 Blake Koch 190.484 50.272 -0.504 11
8 88 Chase Elliott (i) 190.340 50.310 -0.542 13
9 20 Erik Jones # 190.287 50.324 -0.556 19
10 19 Daniel Suarez 190.238 50.337 -0.569 17
11 25 Chris Cockrum 189.406 50.558 -0.790 11
12 05 John Wes Townley (i) 189.032 50.658 -0.890 15
13 28 Dakoda Armstrong 189.006 50.665 -0.897 17
14 42 Justin Marks 188.973 50.674 -0.906 22
15 44 JJ Yeley 187.765 51.000 -1.232 20
16 1 Elliot Sadler 187.500 51.072 -1.304 23
17 98 Aric Almirola (i) 186.823 51.257 -1.489 21
18 22 Joey Logano (i) 186.801 51.263 -1.495 16
19 7 Justin Allgaier 186.561 51.329 -1.561 18
20 48 Brennan Poole # 186.188 51.432 -1.664 21
21 43 Jeb Burton 186.184 51.433 -1.665 18
22 39 Ryan Sieg 186.169 51.437 -1.669 14
23 24 Brandon McReynolds 185.823 51.533 -1.765 12
24 14 Benny Gordon 184.193 51.989 -2.221 19
25 51 Jeremy Clements 181.797 52.674 -2.906 16
26 90 Mario Gosselin 181.760 52.685 -2.917 13
27 62 Brendan Gaughan 181.103 52.876 -3.108 17
28 15 Travis Kvapil (i) 178.387 53.681 -3.913 18
29 01 Ryan Preece # 177.610 53.916 -4.148 13
30 10 Jeff Green 177.245 54.027 -4.259 5
31 74 Mike Harmon 177.032 54.092 -4.324 6
32 89 Morgan Shepherd 177.025 54.094 -4.326 6
33 40 Carl Long 175.584 54.538 -4.770 4
34 07 Ray Black Jr 175.487 54.568 -4.800 10
35 0 Garrett Smithley # 175.417 54.590 -4.822 5
36 93 Josh Wise (i) 175.304 54.625 -4.857 2
37 85 Bobby Gerhart 175.282 54.632 -4.864 8
38 70 Derrike Cope 175.090 54.692 -4.924 7
39 4 Ross Chastain 173.831 55.088 -5.320 3
40 13 John Jackson 173.381 55.231 -5.463 6
41 78 BJ McLeod 182.827 55.408 -5.640 9
42 97 Ryan Ellis 171.009 55.997 -6.229 5
43 52 Joey Gase 170.939 56.020 -6.252 2

# – 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 05 John Wes Townley (i) 2 11 184.942 Leader Leader
2 42 Justin Marks 4 13 184.898 -0.044 -0.044
3 7 Justin Allgaier 4 13 184.639 -0.303 -0.259
4 28 Dakoda Armstrong 2 11 184.411 -0.531 -0.228
5 43 Jeb Burton 3 12 184.392 -0.550 -0.019
6 48 Brennan Poole # 4 13 184.364 -0.578 -0.028
7 62 Brendan Gaughan 2 11 178.462 -6.480 -5.902
8 20 Erik Jones # 1 10 178.442 -6.500 -0.020
9 16 Ryan Reed 1 10 177.827 -7.115 -0.615
Car must run 10 consecutive laps on track to be included in the above chart.

 

 

 

 

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