Austin Dillon wins flag-to-flag second heat, Ty Dillon and Suarez eligible for Dash4Cash

Austin DillonAustin Dillon won the second heat race for the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The race was caution free and Dillon led every lap. Ty Dillon was second, followed by: Joey Logano, Daniel Suarez, Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola, Jeb Burton, Blake Koch, Jeremy Clements, and Ryan Sieg.

Austin Dillon will start the main in 2nd because he had a faster qualifying time compared to Erik Jones, who won the first heat. Finishers of this heat race will lineup on the outside of the feature in even-numbered starting positions.

Ty Dillon and Daniel Suarez, being the top 2 XFINITY regulars in the heat, will join Erik Jones and Justin Allgaier in running for the Dash 4 Cash bonus in the main.

Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Heat Race 2 Results
Pos Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Lead Points Bonus Points
1 2 Austin Dillon (i) 50 Running 50 0 0
2 3 Ty Dillon 50 Running 0 0 0
3 22 Joey Logano (i) 50 Running 0 0 0
4 19 Daniel Suarez 50 Running 0 0 0
5 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 50 Running 0 0 0
6 98 Aric Almirola (i) 50 Running 0 0 0
7 43 Jeb Burton 50 Running 0 0 0
8 11 Blake Koch 50 Running 0 0 0
9 51 Jeremy Clements 50 Running 0 0 0
10 39 Ryan Sieg 50 Running 0 0 0
11 90 Mario Gosselin 49 Running 0 0 0
12 44 David Starr 49 Running 0 0 0
13 01 Ryan Preece # 49 Running 0 0 0
14 78 BJ McLeod 48 Running 0 0 0
15 0 Garrett Smithley # 48 Running 0 0 0
16 97 Ryan Ellis 44 Running 0 0 0
17 70 Derrike Cope 35 Garage 0 0 0
18 07 Ray Black Jr 31 Garage 0 0 0
19 14 JJ Yeley 17 Garage 0 0 0
20 93 Josh Wise (i) 9 Garage 0 0 0

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Erik Jones, Austin Dillon earn top spots for Xfinity heat races

UntitledErik Jones earned the pole for the first of two Xfinity Series heat races Saturday morning at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Jones topped the field with a speed of 125.914 mph.

“Starting up front is big any time at Bristol, whether it’s a heat race or main,” Jones said on Fox Sports 1. “It’s just nice to start up front. Hopefully, we can stay there.

Austin Dillon“Pretty cool to get the pole here. It’s been a couple weeks where we have been second, so it’s nice to finally get that pole and give us some momentum for the race today.

Austin Dillon was second fastest. He’ll start from the pole for the second heat race. His speed was 125.543 mph.

“It’s probably one of the best Xfinity cars we’ve had all year long,” Dillon said. “We’re going to do our best to stay up front and win one of these heat races and have fun from there on out.”

Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 20 Erik Jones # 15.363 15.299 15.239 Leader
2 2 Austin Dillon (i) 15.485 15.383 15.284 -0.045
3 42 Kyle Larson (i) 15.283 15.326 15.337 -0.053
4 19 Daniel Suarez 15.422 15.352 15.347 -0.010
5 18 Kyle Busch (i) 15.363 15.464 15.355 -0.008
6 22 Joey Logano (i) 15.370 15.456 15.431 -0.076
7 7 Justin Allgaier 15.337 15.458 15.440 -0.009
8 98 Aric Almirola (i) 15.430 15.354 15.440 0.000
9 33 Brandon Jones # 15.609 15.453 15.477 -0.037
10 3 Ty Dillon 15.466 15.450 15.549 -0.072
11 4 Ross Chastain 15.499 15.464 15.570 -0.021
12 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 15.508 15.426 15.610 -0.040
13 62 Brendan Gaughan 15.606 15.472 Eliminated -0.046
14 11 Blake Koch 15.584 15.493 Eliminated -0.021
15 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 15.531 15.496 Eliminated -0.003
16 43 Jeb Burton 15.257 15.538 Eliminated -0.042
17 48 Brennan Poole # 15.550 15.545 Eliminated -0.007
18 39 Ryan Sieg 15.465 15.569 Eliminated -0.024
19 1 Elliot Sadler 15.535 15.571 Eliminated -0.002
20 90 Mario Gosselin 15.576 15.657 Eliminated -0.086
21 16 Ryan Reed 15.532 15.662 Eliminated -0.005
22 51 Jeremy Clements 15.594 15.698 Eliminated -0.036
23 10 Matt DiBenedetto (i) 15.605 0.000 Eliminated 15.698
24 93 Josh Wise (i) 15.616 0.000 Eliminated 0.000
25 28 Dakoda Armstrong 15.637 Eliminated -0.021
26 01 Ryan Preece # 15.694 Eliminated -0.057
27 15 Jeff Green 15.714 Eliminated -0.020
28 14 JJ Yeley 15.725 Eliminated -0.011
29 24 Matt Tifft (i) 15.746 Eliminated -0.021
30 44 David Starr 15.753 Eliminated -0.007
31 46 Brandon Gdovic 15.754 Eliminated -0.001
32 78 BJ McLeod 15.756 Eliminated -0.002
33 52 Joey Gase 15.775 Eliminated -0.019
34 07 Ray Black Jr* 15.803 Eliminated -0.028
35 25 Harrison Rhodes* 15.812 Eliminated -0.009
36 0 Garrett Smithley* # 15.827 Eliminated -0.015
37 13 Timmy Hill* (i) 15.934 Eliminated -0.107
38 97 Ryan Ellis* 16.018 Eliminated -0.084
39 74 Mike Harmon* 16.054 Eliminated -0.036
40 70 Derrike Cope* 16.311 Eliminated -0.257
41 89 Morgan Shepherd 15.776 DNQ 0.535
42 40 Carl Long 15.844 DNQ -0.068

# – Rookie
* – In on Owner Points

(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Heat Race 1 Lineup
Pos. Car # Driver
1 20 Erik Jones #
2 42 Kyle Larson (i)
3 18 Kyle Busch (i)
4 7 Justin Allgaier
5 33 Brandon Jones #
6 4 Ross Chastain
7 62 Brendan Gaughan
8 6 Darrell Wallace Jr
9 48 Brennan Poole #
10 1 Elliot Sadler
11 16 Ryan Reed
12 10 Matt DiBenedetto (i)
13 28 Dakoda Armstrong
14 15 Jeff Green
15 24 Matt Tifft (i)
16 46 Brandon Gdovic
17 52 Joey Gase
18 25 Harrison Rhodes
19 13 Timmy Hill (i)
20 74 Mike Harmon

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

Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Heat Race 2 Lineup
Pos Car # Driver
1 2 Austin Dillon (i)
2 19 Daniel Suarez
3 22 Joey Logano (i)
4 98 Aric Almirola (i)
5 3 Ty Dillon
6 88 Kevin Harvick (i)
7 11 Blake Koch
8 43 Jeb Burton
9 39 Ryan Sieg
10 90 Mario Gosselin
11 51 Jeremy Clements
12 93 Josh Wise (i)
13 01 Ryan Preece #
14 14 JJ Yeley
15 44 David Starr
16 78 BJ McLeod
17 07 Ray Black Jr
18 0 Garrett Smithley #
19 97 Ryan Ellis
20 70 Derrike Cope

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austin Dillon was the fastest in first Xfinity practice. Kyle Larson was 2nd.

Austin DillonAustin Dillon topped the leaderboard in Friday’s opening NASCAR XFINITY Series practice at Bristol Motor Speedway, turning a fast lap of 123.237 mph in his No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet.

Kyle Larson clocked in second, wheeling his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet at 123.095 mph around the short track.

Richard Childress Racing teammates Brandon Jones in the No. 33 Chevrolet (123.016 mph) and Brendan Gaughan in the No. 62 Chevrolet (122.866 mph) came up third and fourth, respectively, while Texas winner Kyle Busch completed the top five with a fast lap of 122.819 mph in his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.

Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 2 Austin Dillon (i) 123.237 15.570 Leader 64
2 42 Kyle Larson (i) 123.095 15.588 -0.018 72
3 33 Brandon Jones # 123.016 15.598 -0.028 60
4 62 Brendan Gaughan 122.866 15.617 -0.047 49
5 18 Kyle Busch (i) 122.819 15.623 -0.053 65
6 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 122.631 15.647 -0.077 64
7 7 Justin Allgaier 122.372 15.680 -0.110 91
8 22 Joey Logano (i) 122.357 15.682 -0.112 86
9 20 Erik Jones # 122.310 15.688 -0.118 39
10 3 Ty Dillon 122.154 15.708 -0.138 90
11 19 Daniel Suarez 121.906 15.740 -0.170 52
12 1 Elliot Sadler 121.821 15.751 -0.181 44
13 98 Aric Almirola (i) 121.428 15.802 -0.232 17
14 48 Brennan Poole # 121.336 15.814 -0.244 87
15 43 Jeb Burton 121.205 15.831 -0.261 63
16 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 121.167 15.836 -0.266 81
17 39 Ryan Sieg 121.022 15.855 -0.285 68
18 28 Dakoda Armstrong 120.923 15.868 -0.298 55
19 14 JJ Yeley 120.915 15.869 -0.299 23
20 11 Blake Koch 120.414 15.935 -0.365 32
21 16 Ryan Reed 120.414 15.935 -0.365 60
22 24 Matt Tifft (i) 120.173 15.967 -0.397 67
23 15 Jeff Green 119.715 16.027 -0.457 18
24 51 Jeremy Clements 119.477 16.059 -0.489 47
25 4 Ross Chastain 119.425 16.067 -0.497 43
26 44 David Starr 119.291 16.085 -0.515 49
27 89 Morgan Shepherd 118.899 16.138 -0.568 19
28 01 Ryan Preece # 118.892 16.139 -0.569 70
29 78 BJ McLeod 118.819 16.149 -0.579 10
30 46 Brandon Gdovic 118.591 16.180 -0.610 73
31 90 Mario Gosselin 118.240 16.228 -0.658 45
32 0 Garrett Smithley # 118.182 16.236 -0.666 25
33 13 Timmy Hill (i) 117.862 16.280 -0.710 15
34 52 Joey Gase 117.805 16.288 -0.718 24
35 25 Harrison Rhodes 117.790 16.290 -0.720 21
36 07 Ray Black Jr 117.552 16.323 -0.753 33
37 40 Carl Long 117.408 16.343 -0.773 17
38 97 Ryan Ellis 117.265 16.363 -0.793 19
39 70 Derrike Cope 115.856 16.562 -0.992 26
40 10 Matt DiBenedetto (i) 0.000 0.000 -15.570 0
41 74 Mike Harmon 0.000 0.000 -15.570 0
42 93 Scott Lagasse Jr 0.000 0.000 -15.570 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 7 Justin Allgaier 54 63 121.341 Leader Leader
2 18 Kyle Busch (i) 52 61 121.314 -0.027 -0.027
3 62 Brendan Gaughan 24 33 120.934 -0.407 -0.380
4 19 Daniel Suarez 42 51 120.874 -0.467 -0.060
5 2 Austin Dillon (i) 39 48 120.808 -0.533 -0.066
6 33 Brandon Jones # 32 41 120.641 -0.700 -0.167
7 42 Kyle Larson (i) 60 69 120.436 -0.905 -0.205
8 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 50 59 120.427 -0.914 -0.009
9 1 Elliot Sadler 30 39 120.382 -0.959 -0.045
10 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 52 61 120.297 -1.044 -0.085
11 3 Ty Dillon 42 51 120.229 -1.112 -0.068
12 43 Jeb Burton 44 53 120.151 -1.190 -0.078
13 22 Joey Logano (i) 66 75 119.930 -1.411 -0.221
14 48 Brennan Poole # 3 12 119.319 -2.022 -0.611
15 39 Ryan Sieg 51 60 119.250 -2.091 -0.069
16 24 Matt Tifft (i) 2 11 119.141 -2.200 -0.109
17 16 Ryan Reed 41 50 118.150 -3.191 -0.991
18 46 Brandon Gdovic 60 69 117.896 -3.445 -0.254
19 01 Ryan Preece # 30 39 117.046 -4.295 -0.850
20 07 Ray Black Jr 11 20 114.786 -6.555 -2.260
21 90 Mario Gosselin 14 23 111.816 -9.525 -2.970
Car must run 10 consecutive laps on track to be included in the above chart.

 

 

 

 

 

Dillon has enough fuel, avoids Busch in final turn to win Xfinity race at Fontana

Cd8f6JZW8AAYelKAustin Dillon capitalized on the misfortune of race leader, Kyle Busch, blowing a tire on the final lap, and goes on to win Saturday’s 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) TreatMyClot.com 300 at Auto Club Speedway (ACS).

This was Dillon’s first series victory and fourth top-10 finish of the season, his seventh series career victory in 102 races and his first series victory in four races at ACS.

Following Dillon and Busch (led the most laps – 133 out of 150) to the drop of the checkered flag were Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., finishing third, Daniel Suarez fourth and Elliott Sadler finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Kevin Harvick finishing in sixth-place, Brendan Gaughan seventh, Kyle Larson eighth, series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Brandon Jones ninth and Justin Allgaier brought home 10th.

With his fourth-place finish, Daniel Suarez continues his points lead in the series and leaves Fontana with a 10-point lead over Elliott Sadler residing in second.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 143.008 MPH
Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 05 Mins, 52 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.714 Seconds
Lead Changes: 12 among 8 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 16 laps

Up Next: The series takes the next two weeks off and returns to action on Friday, April 8th, for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). The race is scheduled to get underway around 8:50 p.m. (ET), and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the event.

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TREATMYCLOT.COM 300 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Lead Points Bonus Points
1 2 Austin Dillon (i) 150 Running 1 0 0
2 18 Kyle Busch (i) 150 Running 133 0 0
3 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 150 Running 0 38 0
4 19 Daniel Suarez 150 Running 4 38 1
5 1 Elliot Sadler 150 Running 0 36 0
6 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 150 Running 0 0 0
7 62 Brendan Gaughan 150 Running 2 35 1
8 42 Kyle Larson (i) 150 Running 5 0 0
9 33 Brandon Jones # 150 Running 0 32 0
10 7 Justin Allgaier 150 Running 0 31 0
11 98 Aric Almirola (i) 150 Running 3 0 0
12 11 Blake Koch 150 Running 0 29 0
13 48 Brennan Poole # 149 Running 0 28 0
14 16 Ryan Reed 149 Running 0 27 0
15 20 Erik Jones # 149 Running 0 26 0
16 43 Jeb Burton 149 Running 0 25 0
17 3 Ty Dillon 149 Running 0 24 0
18 24 Corey LaJoie 149 Running 0 23 0
19 4 Ross Chastain 149 Running 0 22 0
20 22 Ryan Blaney (i) 148 Running 0 0 0
21 51 Jeremy Clements 148 Running 0 20 0
22 28 Dakoda Armstrong 148 Running 0 19 0
23 0 Garrett Smithley # 148 Running 0 18 0
24 21 Spencer Gallagher (i) 148 Running 0 0 0
25 01 Ryan Preece # 148 Running 1 17 1
26 90 Mario Gosselin 147 Running 0 15 0
27 14 JJ Yeley 147 Running 0 14 0
28 52 Joey Gase 145 Running 0 13 0
29 39 Ryan Sieg 145 Running 0 12 0
30 15 Todd Peck 141 Running 0 11 0
31 25 Cody Ware # 140 Running 0 10 0
32 74 Mike Harmon 139 Running 0 9 0
33 78 BJ McLeod 95 Engine 0 8 0
34 70 Derrike Cope 89 Engine 0 7 0
35 97 Harrison Rhodes 84 Engine 0 6 0
36 93 Dylan Lupton 56 Accident 0 5 0
37 07 Ray Black Jr 44 Accident 0 4 0
38 44 David Starr 30 Engine 0 3 0
39 40 Derek White 18 Vibration 1 0 0
40 10 Matt DiBenedetto (i) 2 Brakes 0 0 0

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

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Point Standings
After Race 5 at Auto Club Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 19 Daniel Suarez 182 Leader 5 0 3 5 0
2 1 Elliot Sadler 172 -10 5 0 2 5 0
3 7 Justin Allgaier 163 -19 5 0 1 4 0
4 33 Brandon Jones # 161 -21 5 0 0 3 0
5 3 Ty Dillon 159 -23 5 0 1 3 0
6 62 Brendan Gaughan 154 -28 5 0 0 3 0
7 20 Erik Jones # 152 -30 5 0 3 3 0
8 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 134 -48 5 0 1 2 1
9 16 Ryan Reed 133 -49 5 0 0 0 0
10 48 Brennan Poole # 130 -52 5 0 0 1 0
11 11 Blake Koch 122 -60 5 0 0 1 0
12 43 Jeb Burton 121 -61 5 0 0 1 0
Points Outside the Top 12
13 28 Dakoda Armstrong 108 -13 5 0 0 0 0
14 51 Jeremy Clements 104 -17 5 0 0 0 0
15 39 Ryan Sieg 99 -22 5 0 0 0 0
16 4 Ross Chastain 96 -25 5 0 0 0 0
17 01 Ryan Preece # 80 -41 5 0 0 0 1
18 14 JJ Yeley 77 -44 4 0 0 0 0
19 78 BJ McLeod # 66 -55 5 0 0 0 1
20 44 David Starr 65 -56 5 0 0 0 2
21 24 Corey Lajoie 63 -58 3 0 0 0 0
22 0 Garrett Smithley # 62 -59 4 0 0 0 0
23 07 Ray Black Jr # 52 -69 5 0 0 0 1
24 52 Joey Gase 52 -69 5 0 0 0 1
25 90 Mario Gosselin 49 -72 4 0 0 0 0
26 42 Justin Marks 33 -88 2 0 0 0 1
27 74 Mike Harmon 33 -88 4 0 0 0 0
28 97 Harrison Rhodes 32 -89 4 0 0 0 3
29 70 Derrike Cope 28 -93 3 0 0 0 1
30 93 Dylan Lupton 27 -94 2 0 0 0 1
31 15 Cody Ware # 26 -95 3 0 0 0 1
32 25 Chris Cockrum 25 -96 2 0 0 0 0
33 99 Todd Peck 18 -103 3 0 0 0 1
34 46 Anthony Kumpen 15 -106 1 0 0 0 0
35 24 TJ Bell Jr 15 -106 1 0 0 0 0
36 89 Morgan Shepherd 13 -108 4 0 0 0 4
37 93 Scott Lagasse Jr 12 -109 1 0 0 0 0
38 0 Eric McClure 11 -110 1 0 0 0 0
39 15 Stanton Barrett 11 -110 1 0 0 0 0
40 13 Josh Reaume 10 -111 2 0 0 0 2
41 40 Carl Long 9 -112 2 0 0 0 2
42 17 Jeff Green 7 -114 4 0 0 0 4
43 14 Benny Gordon 6 -176 1 0 0 0 1
44 13 Derek White 5 -177 1 0 0 0 0
45 13 DJ Kennington 5 -177 1 0 0 0 0
46 90 Martin Roy 3 -179 1 0 0 0 1
47 85 Bobby Gerhart 2 -180 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Owner Standing
After Race 5 at Auto Club Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 JD Gibbs 18 3 153 Leader 5
2 Richard Childress 2 1 146 -7 5
3 Joe Gibbs 19 0 144 -9 5
4 Rick Hendrick 88 1 144 -9 5
5 Dale Earnhardt Jr 1 0 136 -17 5
6 Kelly Earnhardt-Miller 7 0 136 -17 5
7 Richard Childress 33 0 135 -18 5
8 Richard Childress 3 0 132 -21 5
9 Roger Penske 22 0 129 -24 5
10 Richard Childress 62 0 126 -27 5
11 Joe Gibbs 20 0 119 -34 5
12 Jack Roush 6 0 106 -47 5
13 Jack Roush 16 0 102 -51 5
14 Chip Ganassi 48 0 96 -57 5
15 Matthew Kaulig 11 0 96 -57 5
16 Richard Petty 43 0 93 -60 5
17 Chip Ganassi 42 0 89 -64 5
18 James Whitener 28 0 87 -66 5
19 Tony Clements 51 0 84 -69 5
20 Rod Sieg 39 0 79 -74 5
21 Gregg Mixon 24 0 75 -78 5
22 Gary Keller 4 0 74 -79 5
23 Fred Biagi 98 0 69 -84 5
24 Mark Smith 14 0 63 -90 5
25 Johnny Davis 01 0 62 -91 5
26 Gary Cogswell 0 0 60 -93 5
27 BJ McLeod 78 0 58 -95 5
28 Mark Smith 44 0 55 -98 5
29 Bobby Dotter 07 0 48 -105 5
30 Michelle Gosselin 90 0 40 -113 5
31 Jimmy Means 52 0 39 -114 5
32 Rick Ware 25 0 39 -114 5
33 Pamela Sieg 93 0 37 -116 4
34 Dale Earnhardt Jr 5 0 37 -116 1
35 Rick Ware 15 0 26 -127 5
36 Maurice Gallagher 21 0 25 -128 2
37 Mike Harmon 74 0 24 -129 5
38 Victor Obaika 97 0 24 -129 5
39 Mary Louise Miller 70 0 23 -130 5
40 Tony Townley 05 0 21 -132 1
41 Andrea Nemechek 87 0 18 -135 1
42 Derek White 13 0 17 -136 5
43 Rick Gdovic 146 0 15 -138 1
44 Cindy Shepherd 89 0 13 -140 5
45 Derek White 40 0 9 -144 5
46 Rick Ware 17 0 4 -149 1
47 Mark Smith 10 0 3 -150 4
48 Jessica Smith 99 0 3 -150 4
49 William Gerhart 85 0 2 -151 1
50 Michelle Gosselin 192 0 0 -153 1

 

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 5 at Auto Club Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Toyota 3 209 Leader
2 Chevrolet 2 201 -8
3 Ford 0 177 -32
4 Dodge 0 35 -174

 

Race Awards
Coors Light Pole Award Daniel Suarez, #19 179.955 mph
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race Joe Gibbs Racing Engine – Mark Cronquist, #18
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race Kyle Busch, #18
Sunoco Rookie of the Race Brandon Jones, #33
Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race” Kyle Busch, #18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austin Dillon wins the pole for the Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 in California

Austin Dillon, with a qualifying lap speed of 188.482 MPH, captured the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Auto Club 400 pole award on Friday, and will lead the field in the start of Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway (ACS).

A new series qualifying track record at ACS was established during the second round of qualifying, when Denny Hamlin ran a lap speed of 188.511 MPH, breaking Kyle Busch’s previous record of 188.245 MPH – which he set on Feb. 27, 2005.

This was Dillon’s first series pole and third top-10 start of the season, his second series career pole in 90 races and his first series pole in three races at ACS.

Last week’s series event winner, Kevin Harvick, qualified on the outside pole with a lap speed of 188.329 MPH, and he’ll be followed by Denny Hamlin (187.637 MPH) starting third, Ryan Newman (187.276) fourth and Carl Edwards (187.222) starts fifth.

The defending series champion, Kyle Busch (187.212 MPH) will start from sixth, while Trevor Bayne (186.916) starts seventh, series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chase Elliott (186.795) eighth, Joey Logano (186.557) ninth and Jamie McMurray (186.345) qualified in 10th.

For the fourth consecutive series weekend, only 39-drivers attempted to fill the 40-car field; therefore, no on failed to make the starting lineup.

On Saturday, the teams return for two more practice sessions beginning with a morning session from 11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2, and then their “Happy Hour” (final) session from 2:30 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1.

The 20th annual Auto Club 400 is scheduled to get started around 3:50 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon on FOX.

Auto Club 400 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 3 Austin Dillon 38.413 38.209 38.200 Leader
2 4 Kevin Harvick 38.238 38.226 38.231 -0.031
3 11 Denny Hamlin 38.241 38.194 38.372 -0.141
4 31 Ryan Newman 38.388 38.369 38.446 -0.074
5 19 Carl Edwards 38.505 38.360 38.457 -0.011
6 18 Kyle Busch 38.413 38.362 38.459 -0.002
7 6 Trevor Bayne 38.334 38.291 38.520 -0.061
8 24 Chase Elliott # 38.215 38.195 38.545 -0.025
9 22 Joey Logano 38.267 38.350 38.594 -0.049
10 1 Jamie McMurray 38.392 38.327 38.638 -0.044
11 47 AJ Allmendinger 38.392 38.365 38.775 -0.137
12 5 Kasey Kahne 38.301 38.371 0.000 38.775
13 27 Paul Menard 38.451 38.401 Eliminated -0.030
14 21 Ryan Blaney # 38.561 38.404 Eliminated -0.003
15 2 Brad Keselowski 38.200 38.455 Eliminated -0.051
16 34 Chris Bueshcher # 38.575 38.471 Eliminated -0.016
17 78 Martin Truex Jr. 38.314 38.497 Eliminated -0.026
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 38.417 38.600 Eliminated -0.103
19 48 Jimmie Johnson 38.414 38.648 Eliminated -0.048
20 20 Matt Kenseth 38.388 38.654 Eliminated -0.006
21 44 Brian Scott # 38.616 38.673 Eliminated -0.019
22 16 Greg Biffle 38.585 38.694 Eliminated -0.021
23 13 Casey Mears 38.456 38.757 Eliminated -0.063
24 14 Brian Vickers 38.486 38.797 Eliminated -0.040
25 43 Aric Almirola 38.627 Eliminated -0.141
26 41 Kurt Busch 38.690 Eliminated -0.063
27 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 38.693 Eliminated -0.003
28 7 Regan Smith 38.773 Eliminated -0.080
29 15 Clint Bowyer 38.785 Eliminated -0.012
30 95 Michael McDowell 38.817 Eliminated -0.032
31 10 Danica Patrick 38.898 Eliminated -0.081
32 42 Kyle Larson 38.921 Eliminated -0.023
33 83 Matt Dibenedetto 39.001 Eliminated -0.080
34 38 Landon Cassill 39.091 Eliminated -0.090
35 23 David Ragan 39.333 Eliminated -0.242
36 98 Cole Whitt 39.485 Eliminated -0.152
37 30 Josh Wise 39.571 Eliminated -0.086
38 46 Michael Annett 39.865 Eliminated -0.294
39 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 39.908 Eliminated -0.043

# – Rookie

 

 

Austin Dillon claims top speed in final Xfinity practice

Austin DillonIn the final 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) practice session for Saturday’s TreatMyClot.com 300, it was Austin Dillon – with a lap speed of 176.622 MPH – at the top of the speed chart at Auto Club Speedway (ACS) early Friday evening.

Fastest in the first session, Kyle Busch, posted the second fastest lap speed of 176.013 MPH in this session, and he was followed by Ryan Blaney (175.863 MPH) who was third, Ty Dillon (175.623) fourth and Kyle Larson (175.588) was fifth.

The current series points leader, Daniel Suarez (175.404 MPH) was sixth-fastest, while series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Erik Jones (175.200 MPH) was seventh, Jeb Burton (174.600) eighth, Dakoda Armstrong (174.351) ninth and Ryan Reed (174.334) rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice.

The teams will return on Saturday at 12:15 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1 for qualifying to determine the starting lineup for that afternoon’s race, and 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 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 2 Austin Dillon (i) 176.622 40.765 Leader 28
2 18 Kyle Busch (i) 176.013 40.906 -0.141 26
3 22 Ryan Blaney (i) 175.863 40.941 -0.176 33
4 3 Ty Dillon 175.623 40.997 -0.232 32
5 42 Kyle Larson (i) 175.588 41.005 -0.240 35
6 19 Daniel Suarez 175.404 41.048 -0.283 22
7 20 Erik Jones # 175.200 41.096 -0.331 34
8 43 Jeb Burton 174.600 41.237 -0.472 20
9 28 Dakoda Armstrong 174.351 41.296 -0.531 21
10 16 Ryan Reed 174.334 41.300 -0.535 26
11 1 Elliot Sadler 174.069 41.363 -0.598 37
12 48 Brennan Poole # 173.737 41.442 -0.677 32
13 62 Brendan Gaughan 173.314 41.543 -0.778 24
14 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 173.023 41.613 -0.848 25
15 7 Justin Allgaier 172.579 41.720 -0.955 27
16 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 172.368 41.771 -1.006 22
17 98 Aric Almirola (i) 171.862 41.894 -1.129 25
18 24 Corey LaJoie 171.711 41.931 -1.166 11
19 21 Spencer Gallagher (i) 171.596 41.959 -1.194 13
20 39 Ryan Sieg 171.527 41.976 -1.211 19
21 33 Brandon Jones # 171.518 41.978 -1.213 34
22 44 David Starr 171.453 41.994 -1.229 30
23 11 Blake Koch 171.257 42.042 -1.277 20
24 4 Ross Chastain 171.156 42.067 -1.302 25
25 93 Dylan Lupton 170.936 42.121 -1.356 19
26 14 JJ Yeley 170.810 42.152 -1.387 23
27 01 Ryan Preece # 170.398 42.254 -1.489 9
28 90 Mario Gosselin 170.062 42.330 -1.565 18
29 0 Garrett Smithley # 169.643 42.442 -1.677 22
30 40 Derek White 168.780 42.659 -1.894 1
31 70 Derrike Cope 168.319 42.776 -2.011 8
32 51 Jeremy Clements 167.981 42.862 -2.097 11
33 97 Harrison Rhodes 165.803 43.425 -2.660 19
34 52 Joey Gase 165.753 43.438 -2.673 15
35 07 Ray Black Jr 165.506 43.503 -2.738 20
36 10 Jeff Green 165.502 43.504 -2.739 2
37 89 Morgan Shepherd 165.107 43.608 -2.843 5
38 13 Carl Long 163.099 44.145 -3.380 9
39 74 Mike Harmon 162.319 44.357 -3.592 4
40 25 Eric McClure 143.781 50.076 -9.311 2
41 15 Cody Ware 0.000 0.000 40.765 0
42 78 BJ McLeod 0.000 0.000 40.765 0
43 99 Todd Peck 0.000 0.000 40.765 0

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

 

 

 

 

Austin Dillon tops Sprint Cup practice at Auto Club Speedway

Austin DillonFriday afternoon in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) at Auto Club Speedway (ACS), Austin Dillon – with a lap speed of 188.511 MPH – was the quickest in the first Auto Club 400 practice session.

Second quickest in the session with a lap speed of 188.432 MPH, was Martin Truex Jr., and he was followed by Kevin Harvick (188.304 MPH) who was third, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (188.289) fourth and series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chris Buescher (187.823) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers in the session were Kasey Kahne (187.700 MPH) who was sixth, Jimmie Johnson (187.573) seventh, Casey Mears (187.505) eighth, ROTY candidate Ryan Blaney (187.495) ninth and AJ Allmendinger (187.451) posting the 10th-quickest lap speed

Later this evening at 7:45 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 qualifying will be held to determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s race, and it has been just over 11-years (02/27/2005) since Kyle Busch set the current series qualifying track record speed of 188.245 MPH at ACS.

On Saturday, the teams return for two more practice sessions beginning with a morning session from 11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2, and then their “Happy Hour” (final) session from 2:30 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1.

The 20th annual Auto Club 400 is scheduled to get started around 3:50 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon on FOX.

Auto Club 400 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 3 Austin Dillon 188.511 38.194 Leader 7
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. 188.432 38.210 -0.016 7
3 4 Kevin Harvick 188.304 38.236 -0.042 4
4 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 188.289 38.239 -0.045 8
5 34 Chris Bueshcher # 187.823 38.334 -0.140 11
6 5 Kasey Kahne 187.700 38.359 -0.165 12
7 48 Jimmie Johnson 187.573 38.385 -0.191 7
8 13 Casey Mears 187.505 38.399 -0.205 11
9 21 Ryan Blaney # 187.495 38.401 -0.207 9
10 47 AJ Allmendinger 187.451 38.410 -0.216 19
11 16 Greg Biffle 187.378 38.425 -0.231 13
12 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 187.281 38.445 -0.251 6
13 42 Kyle Larson 187.266 38.448 -0.254 9
14 2 Brad Keselowski 187.251 38.451 -0.257 7
15 18 Kyle Busch 187.212 38.459 -0.265 14
16 11 Denny Hamlin 187.139 38.474 -0.280 5
17 43 Aric Almirola 187.125 38.477 -0.283 11
18 24 Chase Elliott # 187.047 38.493 -0.299 18
19 22 Joey Logano 187.047 38.493 -0.299 15
20 31 Ryan Newman 187.003 38.502 -0.308 10
21 14 Brian Vickers 186.950 38.513 -0.319 12
22 44 Brian Scott # 186.858 38.532 -0.338 12
23 27 Paul Menard 186.630 38.579 -0.385 14
24 20 Matt Kenseth 186.466 38.613 -0.419 6
25 19 Carl Edwards 186.384 38.630 -0.436 7
26 1 Jamie McMurray 186.225 38.663 -0.469 12
27 6 Trevor Bayne 186.172 38.674 -0.480 14
28 41 Kurt Busch 186.167 38.675 -0.481 9
29 15 Clint Bowyer 186.148 38.679 -0.485 14
30 10 Danica Patrick 185.854 38.740 -0.546 14
31 7 Regan Smith 185.304 38.855 -0.661 9
32 23 David Ragan 185.076 38.903 -0.709 7
33 95 Michael McDowell 184.436 39.038 -0.844 7
34 83 Matt Dibenedetto 183.917 39.148 -0.954 7
35 38 Landon Cassill 183.243 39.292 -1.098 7
36 46 Michael Annett 182.242 39.508 -1.314 12
37 98 Cole Whitt 182.205 39.516 -1.322 16
38 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 180.153 39.966 -1.772 18
39 30 Josh Wise 179.073 40.207 -2.013 14

# – Rookie