Erik Jones wins at Bristol, wins Dash4Cash and locks into the Chase

CgL_u7ZUUAAfPRrErik Jones emerged from a restart with three laps remaining to surge to victory Saturday in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Bristol Motor Speedway, pocketing a $100,000 bonus as part of the series’ Dash 4 Cash promotion. 

Jones wheeled his Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 Toyota past Kyle Larson’s No. 42 Chevrolet in the 198th of 200 laps, then held off a charging Kyle Busch by .419 seconds at the checkered flag. His win in the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 was his first XFINITY triumph of the season, his first Bristol win in the series, and the third of his XFINITY career. 

The victory also qualified Jones — who led three times for 62 laps — for the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Chase playoffs.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 93.829 MPH
Time of Race: 1 Hrs, 08 Mins, 10 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.418 Seconds
Lead Changes: 10 among 4 drivers
Cautions: 3 for 23 laps


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Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Main Race Results
Pos Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Lead Points Bonus Points
1 20 Erik Jones # 200 Running 62 44 4
2 18 Kyle Busch (i) 200 Running 43 0 0
3 42 Kyle Larson (i) 200 Running 94 0 0
4 2 Austin Dillon (i) 200 Running 0 0 0
5 7 Justin Allgaier 200 Running 0 36 0
6 19 Daniel Suarez 200 Running 0 35 0
7 3 Ty Dillon 200 Running 0 34 0
8 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 200 Running 0 0 0
9 22 Joey Logano (i) 200 Running 0 0 0
10 98 Aric Almirola (i) 200 Running 0 0 0
11 33 Brandon Jones # 199 Running 0 30 0
12 43 Jeb Burton 199 Running 0 29 0
13 48 Brennan Poole # 199 Running 0 28 0
14 39 Ryan Sieg 199 Running 0 27 0
15 1 Elliot Sadler 199 Running 0 26 0
16 62 Brendan Gaughan 198 Running 0 25 0
17 44 David Starr 198 Running 0 24 0
18 46 Brandon Gdovic 197 Running 0 23 0
19 01 Ryan Preece # 197 Running 0 22 0
20 07 Ray Black Jr 197 Running 0 21 0
21 16 Ryan Reed 197 Running 0 20 0
22 4 Ross Chastain 197 Running 0 19 0
23 24 Matt Tifft (i) 197 Running 0 0 0
24 90 Mario Gosselin 197 Running 0 17 0
25 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 196 Running 0 16 0
26 25 Harrison Rhodes 196 Running 0 15 0
27 15 Jeff Green 196 Running 1 15 1
28 78 BJ McLeod 196 Running 0 13 0
29 0 Garrett Smithley # 195 Running 0 12 0
30 28 Dakoda Armstrong 195 Running 0 11 0
31 52 Joey Gase 193 Running 0 10 0
32 13 Timmy Hill (i) 193 Running 0 0 0
33 51 Jeremy Clements 192 Ignition 0 8 0
34 70 Derrike Cope 192 Running 0 7 0
35 97 Ryan Ellis 187 Running 0 6 0
36 74 Mike Harmon 182 Running 0 5 0
37 11 Blake Koch 133 Running 0 4 0
38 14 JJ Yeley 74 Electrical 0 3 0
39 93 Josh Wise (i) 21 Transmission 0 0 0
40 10 Matt DiBenedetto (i) 4 Vibration 0 0 0

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

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Point Standings
After Race 7 at Bristol Motor Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 19 Daniel Suarez 242 Leader 7 0 3 6 0
2 20 Erik Jones # 236 -6 7 1 5 5 0
3 7 Justin Allgaier 234 -8 7 0 2 6 0
4 1 Elliot Sadler 232 -10 7 0 2 6 0
5 33 Brandon Jones # 223 -19 7 0 0 4 0
6 3 Ty Dillon 221 -21 7 0 1 4 0
7 62 Brendan Gaughan 208 -34 7 0 0 3 0
8 48 Brennan Poole # 180 -62 7 0 0 1 0
9 16 Ryan Reed 180 -62 7 0 0 0 0
10 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 176 -66 7 0 1 2 1
11 39 Ryan Sieg 157 -85 7 0 0 1 0
12 43 Jeb Burton 156 -86 7 0 0 1 1
Points Outside the Top 12
13 4 Ross Chastain 135 -21 7 0 0 0 0
14 28 Dakoda Armstrong 134 -22 7 0 0 0 0
15 11 Blake Koch 133 -23 7 0 0 1 1
16 51 Jeremy Clements 129 -27 7 0 0 0 1
17 01 Ryan Preece # 115 -41 7 0 0 0 1
18 44 David Starr 112 -44 7 0 0 0 2
19 07 Ray Black Jr # 92 -64 7 0 0 0 1
20 0 Garrett Smithley # 92 -64 6 0 0 0 0
21 78 BJ McLeod # 91 -65 7 0 0 0 1
22 14 JJ Yeley 83 -73 6 0 0 0 2
23 52 Joey Gase 76 -80 7 0 0 0 1
24 90 Mario Gosselin 66 -90 5 0 0 0 0
25 24 Corey Lajoie 63 -93 3 0 0 0 0
26 97 Harrison Rhodes 47 -109 5 0 0 0 3
27 74 Mike Harmon 46 -110 6 0 0 0 0
28 70 Derrike Cope 45 -111 5 0 0 0 1
29 42 Justin Marks 33 -123 2 0 0 0 1
30 15 Cody Ware # 31 -125 4 0 0 0 2
31 93 Dylan Lupton 27 -129 2 0 0 0 1
32 25 Chris Cockrum 25 -131 2 0 0 0 0
33 46 Brandon Gdovic 23 -133 1 0 0 0 0
34 17 Jeff Green 22 -134 5 0 0 0 4
35 99 Todd Peck 22 -134 4 0 0 0 2
36 90 Martin Roy 19 -137 2 0 0 0 1
37 97 Ryan Ellis 17 -139 2 0 0 0 0
38 46 Anthony Kumpen 15 -141 1 0 0 0 0
39 24 TJ Bell Jr 15 -141 1 0 0 0 0
40 89 Morgan Shepherd 13 -143 4 0 0 0 4
41 93 Scott Lagasse Jr 12 -144 1 0 0 0 0
42 0 Eric McClure 11 -145 1 0 0 0 0
43 15 Stanton Barrett 11 -231 1 0 0 0 0
44 40 Carl Long 11 -231 3 0 0 0 3
45 13 Josh Reaume 10 -232 2 0 0 0 2
46 14 Benny Gordon 6 -236 1 0 0 0 1
47 13 Derek White 5 -237 1 0 0 0 0
48 13 DJ Kennington 5 -237 1 0 0 0 0
49 85 Bobby Gerhart 2 -240 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Owner Standing
After Race 7 at Bristol Motor Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 JD Gibbs 18 4 279 Leader 7
2 Richard Childress 2 1 258 -21 7
3 Rick Hendrick 88 1 250 -29 7
4 Joe Gibbs 19 0 242 -37 7
5 Joe Gibbs 20 1 236 -43 7
6 Kelly Earnhardt-Miller 7 0 234 -45 7
7 Dale Earnhardt Jr 1 0 232 -47 7
8 Roger Penske 22 0 227 -52 7
9 Richard Childress 33 0 223 -56 7
10 Richard Childress 3 0 221 -58 7
11 Richard Childress 62 0 208 -71 7
12 Chip Ganassi 42 0 184 -95 7
13 Chip Ganassi 48 0 180 -99 7
14 Jack Roush 16 0 180 -99 7
15 Jack Roush 6 0 176 -103 7
16 Rod Sieg 39 0 157 -122 7
17 Richard Petty 43 0 156 -123 5
18 Fred Biagi 98 0 146 -133 7
19 Gregg Mixon 24 0 137 -142 7
20 Gary Keller 4 0 135 -144 7
21 James Whitener 28 0 134 -145 7
22 Matthew Kaulig 11 0 133 -146 7
23 Tony Clements 51 0 129 -150 7
24 Johnny Davis 01 0 115 -164 7
25 Mark Smith 44 0 112 -167 7
26 Gary Cogswell 0 0 103 -176 7
27 Bobby Dotter 07 0 92 -187 7
28 BJ McLeod 78 0 91 -188 7
29 Mark Smith 14 0 89 -190 7
30 Michelle Gosselin 90 0 85 -194 7
31 Dale Earnhardt Jr 5 0 76 -203 2
32 Jimmy Means 52 0 76 -203 7
33 Rick Ware 25 0 70 -209 7
34 Rick Ware 15 0 55 -224 7
35 Victor Obaika 97 0 49 -230 7
36 Mike Harmon 74 0 46 -233 7
37 Pamela Sieg 93 0 45 -234 6
38 Mary Louise Miller 70 0 45 -234 7
39 Rick Gdovic 146 0 38 -241 2
40 Maurice Gallagher 21 0 35 -244 2
41 Derek White 13 0 35 -244 7
42 Tony Townley 05 0 24 -255 1
43 Andrea Nemechek 87 0 23 -256 1
44 Derek White 40 0 14 -265 7
45 Cindy Shepherd 89 0 13 -266 6
46 Mark Smith 10 0 5 -274 6
47 Rick Ware 17 0 4 -275 1
48 Jessica Smith 99 0 3 -276 4
49 William Gerhart 85 0 2 -277 1
50 Michelle Gosselin 192 0 0 -279 1

 

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 7 at Bristol Motor Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Toyota 5 298 Leader
2 Chevrolet 2 278 -20
3 Ford 0 247 -51
4 Dodge 0 52 -246

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Erik Jones wins Heat 1, Jones and Allgaier advances in Dash4Cash eligibility

Erik JonesErik Jones added a bit more history to his budding NASCAR career, winning the first heat race in Xfinity Series history Saturday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The Michigan native started from the pole and led all 50 laps of the event, which was the first of two heat races s that will precede the main event later this afternoon, the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300.

Jones lapped 11 of the 20 drivers entered in the event.

Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Heat Race 1 Results
Pos Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Lead Points Bonus Points
1 20 Erik Jones # 50 Running 50 0 0
2 42 Kyle Larson (i) 50 Running 0 0 0
3 18 Kyle Busch (i) 50 Running 0 0 0
4 7 Justin Allgaier 50 Running 0 0 0
5 33 Brandon Jones # 50 Running 0 0 0
6 62 Brendan Gaughan 50 Running 0 0 0
7 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 50 Running 0 0 0
8 1 Elliot Sadler 50 Running 0 0 0
9 16 Ryan Reed 50 Running 0 0 0
10 48 Brennan Poole # 49 Running 0 0 0
11 4 Ross Chastain 49 Running 0 0 0
12 15 Jeff Green 49 Running 0 0 0
13 24 Matt Tifft (i) 49 Running 0 0 0
14 46 Brandon Gdovic 49 Running 0 0 0
15 25 Harrison Rhodes 49 Running 0 0 0
16 28 Dakoda Armstrong 49 Running 0 0 0
17 52 Joey Gase 48 Running 0 0 0
18 74 Mike Harmon 46 Running 0 0 0
19 13 Timmy Hill (i) 14 Garage 0 0 0
20 10 Matt DiBenedetto (i) 3 Garage 0 0 0

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Gibbs Racing sweeps top 3 spots in 2nd Xfinity practice at Phoenix

Erik JonesOnce again on Friday at Phoenix International Racway, NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender,  Erik Jones – with a lap speed of 134.053 MPH – placed himself at the top of the scorning pylon at the end of the second Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter 200 practice session.

Jones’ fellow Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Daniel Suarez (133.889 MPH) and Kyle Busch (132.861 MPH) were second and third fastest respectively, while Ty Dillon (132.856) was fourth and ROTY contender Brandon Jones (132.763) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers were Brad Keselowski (132.758 MPH) who was the sixth, ROTY contender Brennan Poole (132.168) seventh, Justin Allgaier (132.018) eighth, Jeb Burton (131.815) ninth and Justin Marks (131.767) posting 10th.

Later today the teams will return for their “Happy Hour” (final) practice, which is slated to run from 5:30 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. (ET) and televised on FOX Sports 2.

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 Second Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 20 Erik Jones # 134.053 26.855 Leader 44
2 19 Daniel Suarez 133.889 26.888 -0.033 34
3 18 Kyle Busch (i) 132.861 27.096 -0.241 39
4 3 Ty Dillon 132.856 27.097 -0.242 67
5 33 Brandon Jones # 132.763 27.116 -0.261 50
6 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 132.758 27.117 -0.262 22
7 48 Brennan Poole # 132.168 27.238 -0.383 44
8 7 Justin Allgaier 132.018 27.269 -0.414 40
9 43 Jeb Burton 131.815 27.311 -0.456 31
10 42 Justin Marks 131.767 27.321 -0.466 48
11 88 Chase Elliott (i) 131.723 27.330 -0.475 41
12 62 Brendan Gaughan 131.651 27.345 -0.490 30
13 2 Austin Dillon (i) 131.377 27.402 -0.547 46
14 11 Blake Koch 131.349 27.408 -0.553 40
15 16 Ryan Reed 130.981 27.485 -0.630 38
16 1 Elliot Sadler 130.919 27.498 -0.643 42
17 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 130.876 27.507 -0.652 39
18 39 Ryan Sieg 130.157 27.659 -0.804 55
19 28 Dakoda Armstrong 129.683 27.760 -0.905 38
20 4 Ross Chastain 129.413 27.818 -0.963 27
21 51 Jeremy Clements 129.236 27.856 -1.001 12
22 01 Ryan Preece # 129.157 27.873 -1.018 25
23 24 TJ Bell 129.088 27.888 -1.033 40
24 25 Timmy Hill (i) 129.088 27.888 -1.033 33
25 89 Morgan Shepherd 129.000 27.907 -1.052 7
26 14 JJ Yeley 128.585 27.997 -1.142 30
27 21 Spencer Gallagher (i) 128.484 28.019 -1.164 33
28 93 Dylan Lupton 128.292 28.061 -1.206 31
29 10 Jeff Green 128.105 28.102 -1.247 9
30 52 Joey Gase 127.959 28.134 -1.279 24
31 44 David Starr 127.900 28.147 -1.292 40
32 07 Ray Black Jr 127.718 28.187 -1.332 12
33 0 Garrett Smithley # 127.596 28.214 -1.359 30
34 90 Mario Gosselin 127.348 28.269 -1.414 29
35 13 DJ Kennington 126.989 28.349 -1.494 15
36 97 Harrison Rhodes 126.649 28.425 -1.570 19
37 78 BJ McLeod 125.826 28.611 -1.756 10
38 40 Josh Reaume 125.335 28.723 -1.868 29
39 70 Derrike Cope 124.185 28.989 -2.134 12
40 99 Todd Peck 123.465 29.158 -2.303 18
41 74 Mike Harmon 109.796 32.788 -5.933 2
42 15 Ryan Ellis 0.000 0.000 26.855 0

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erik Jones fastest in 1st of 3 Friday Xfinity practices at Phoenix

Erik Jones2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Erik Jones – with a lap speed of 134.128 MPH – was the quickest Friday morning during the first NXS Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter 200 practice session at Phoenix International Raceway.Second quickest in the session with a lap speed of 133.924 MPH was Ty Dillon, and he was followed by Ryan Sieg (133.393 MPH) who was third, Brad Keselowski (133.264) fourth and Blake Koch (133.018) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 quickest drivers were Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. (132.817) who was sixth, Justin Allgaier (132.680 MPH) seventh, ROTY contender Brennan Poole (132.572) eighth, Austin Dillon (132.563) ninth and Brandon Jones (132.159) posting the 10th-quickest lap speed.

The teams will have two more practice sessions today with their second session running from 3:00 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1), and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 5:30 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 2).

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 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 20 Erik Jones # 134.128 26.840 Leader 16
2 3 Ty Dillon 133.924 26.881 -0.041 21
3 39 Ryan Sieg 133.393 26.988 -0.148 3
4 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 133.264 27.014 -0.174 9
5 11 Blake Koch 133.018 27.064 -0.224 27
6 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 132.817 27.105 -0.265 13
7 7 Justin Allgaier 132.680 27.133 -0.293 22
8 48 Brennan Poole # 132.572 27.155 -0.315 26
9 2 Austin Dillon (i) 132.563 27.157 -0.317 9
10 33 Brandon Jones # 132.159 27.240 -0.400 33
11 1 Elliot Sadler 131.830 27.308 -0.468 10
12 19 Daniel Suarez 131.589 27.358 -0.518 3
13 88 Chase Elliott (i) 131.569 27.362 -0.522 4
14 16 Ryan Reed 131.171 27.445 -0.605 12
15 43 Jeb Burton 130.895 27.503 -0.663 20
16 42 Justin Marks 130.733 27.537 -0.697 39
17 62 Brendan Gaughan 130.544 27.577 -0.737 16
18 93 Dylan Lupton 129.964 27.700 -0.860 21
19 44 David Starr 129.781 27.739 -0.899 19
20 14 JJ Yeley 129.608 27.776 -0.936 16
21 25 Timmy Hill (i) 129.590 27.780 -0.940 13
22 28 Dakoda Armstrong 129.459 27.808 -0.968 14
23 21 Spencer Gallagher (i) 129.273 27.848 -1.008 22
24 24 TJ Bell 129.092 27.887 -1.047 22
25 90 Mario Gosselin 128.995 27.908 -1.068 17
26 13 DJ Kennington 128.861 27.937 -1.097 27
27 07 Ray Black Jr 128.438 28.029 -1.189 25
28 01 Ryan Preece # 127.714 28.188 -1.348 5
29 0 Garrett Smithley # 126.192 28.528 -1.688 8
30 89 Morgan Shepherd 126.099 28.549 -1.709 6
31 97 Harrison Rhodes 125.764 28.625 -1.785 6
32 52 Joey Gase 125.628 28.656 -1.816 4
33 15 Ryan Ellis 124.667 28.877 -2.037 6
34 40 Josh Reaume 117.402 30.664 -3.824 4
35 4 Ross Chastain 0.000 0.000 26.840 0
36 10 Jeff Green 0.000 0.000 26.840 0
37 18 Kyle Busch (i) 0.000 0.000 26.840 0
38 51 Jeremy Clements 0.000 0.000 26.840 0
39 70 Derrike Cope 0.000 0.000 26.840 0
40 74 Mike Harmon 0.000 0.000 26.840 0
41 78 BJ McLeod 0.000 0.000 26.840 0
42 99 Todd Peck 0.000 0.000 26.840 0

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

 

 

 

Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez fastest in first of 2 Xfinity practices at Las Vegas

Erik Jones2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Erik Jones – with a lap speed of 183.094 MPH – was the quickest Friday afternoon during the first practice session for Saturday’s NXS Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS).

Jones’ fellow Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Daniel Suarez, was second fastest with a lap speed of 182.896 MPH, and he was followed by Brendan Gaughan (182.106 MPH) who was third, ROTY candidate Brandon Jones (181.886) fourth and Austin Dillon (181.733) was fifth

Last weekend’s series event winner, Kyle Busch (180.481 MPH) posted the sixth-fastest lap speed, while Ty Dillon (180.331) was seventh, Chase Elliott (179.289) eighth, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. (178.950) ninth and Aric Almirola (178.642) rounding out the top-10.

“Happy Hour” (final) practice will be later today from 6:00 p.m. – 6:55 p.m. (ET), and television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.

On Saturday at 12:45 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 the teams return to the track to determine the starting lineup for that afternoon’s race, and it is Brad Keselowski who currently holds the series qualifying track record at LVMS with a lap speed of 185.427 MPH – which he set on Feb. 27th, 2010.

The 20th annual Boyd Gaming 300 is set to get started around 4:20 p.m. (ET) Saturday afternoon, and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the event.

Boyd Gaming 300 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 20 Erik Jones # 183.094 29.493 Leader 20
2 19 Daniel Suarez 182.896 29.525 -0.032 28
3 62 Brendan Gaughan 182.106 29.653 -0.160 27
4 33 Brandon Jones # 181.886 29.689 -0.196 31
5 2 Austin Dillon (i) 181.733 29.714 -0.221 15
6 18 Kyle Busch (i) 180.481 29.920 -0.427 27
7 3 Ty Dillon 180.331 29.945 -0.452 15
8 88 Chase Elliott (i) 179.289 30.119 -0.626 23
9 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 178.950 30.176 -0.683 36
10 98 Aric Almirola (i) 178.642 30.228 -0.735 9
11 7 Justin Allgaier 178.194 30.304 -0.811 26
12 1 Elliot Sadler 177.778 30.375 -0.882 21
13 16 Ryan Reed 177.655 30.396 -0.903 26
14 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 177.456 30.430 -0.937 15
15 42 Justin Marks 177.206 30.473 -0.980 28
16 48 Brennan Poole # 176.817 30.540 -1.047 18
17 28 Dakoda Armstrong 176.696 30.561 -1.068 22
18 39 Ryan Sieg 176.684 30.563 -1.070 18
19 11 Blake Koch 176.263 30.636 -1.143 16
20 43 Jeb Burton 175.461 30.776 -1.283 11
21 4 Ross Chastain 175.177 30.826 -1.333 2
22 24 Corey LaJoir 175.086 30.842 -1.349 13
23 51 Jeremy Clements 174.904 30.874 -1.381 10
24 01 Ryan Preece # 174.571 30.933 -1.440 11
25 0 Garrett Smithley # 174.514 30.943 -1.450 10
26 14 JJ Yeley 173.494 31.125 -1.632 10
27 78 BJ McLeod 172.035 31.389 -1.896 2
28 07 Ray Black Jr 171.255 31.532 -2.039 17
29 44 David Starr 171.195 31.543 -2.050 14
30 40 Carl Long 170.412 31.688 -2.195 4
31 99 Todd Peck 168.036 32.136 -2.643 10
32 90 Mario Gosselin 166.533 32.426 -2.933 9
33 52 Joey Gase 166.394 32.453 -2.960 9
34 70 Derrike Cope 165.112 32.705 -3.212 3
35 13 Derek White 151.771 35.580 -6.087 3
36 89 Morgan Shepherd 139.585 38.686 -9.193 2
37 97 Harrison Rhodes 136.952 39.430 -9.937 1
38 15 Stanton Barrett 0.000 0.000 29.493 0
39 10 Jeff Green 0.000 0.000 29.493 0
40 25 Cody Ware 0.000 0.000 29.493 0
41 74 Mike Harmon 0.000 0.000 29.493 0
42 93 Dylan Lupton 0.000 0.000 29.493 0

# – Rookie
(i) equals ineligible for driver championship points

 

 

 

 

 

 

JGR sweeps Friday XFINITY practices at Atlanta

Erik JonesOnce again on Friday in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS), it was series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Erik Jones, at the top of the scoring pylon – with the fastest lap speed of 181.467 MPH – during the final 2016 NXS Heads Up Georgia 250 practice session.

Kyle Busch was second fastest on the scoring pylon with a lap speed of 180.934 MPH, and he was followed by Ty Dillon (180.481 MPH) who was third, Daniel Suarez (180.351) fourth and Kyle Larson (180.316) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the “Happy Hour” (final) practice session were Brad Keselowski (179.505 MPH) who was sixth, Kevin Harvick (179.319) seventh, Paul Menard (178.937) eighth, series ROTY candidate Brandon Poole (178.332) ninth and Jeb Burton (178.058) posting the 10th-fastest lap speed.

Early Saturday morning at 8:35 a.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, the teams will have their qualifying session to determine the starting lineup for the afternoon’s race. Greg Biffle is the current series qualifying track record holder at AMS with a lap speed of 192.300 MPH – which he set on Oct. 25, 2003.

The 25th annual Heads Up Georgia 250 is scheduled to get underway around 1:50 p.m. (ET), and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the event.

Heads Up Georgia 250 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 20 Erik Jones # 181.467 30.551 Leader 34
2 18 Kyle Busch (i) 180.934 30.641 -0.090 41
3 3 Ty Dillon 180.481 30.718 -0.167 57
4 19 Daniel Suarez 180.351 30.740 -0.189 49
5 42 Kyle Larson(i) 180.316 30.746 -0.195 45
6 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 179.505 30.885 -0.334 34
7 88 Kevin Harvick 179.319 30.917 -0.366 48
8 2 Paul Menard (i) 178.937 30.983 -0.432 43
9 48 Brennan Poole # 178.332 31.088 -0.537 50
10 43 Jeb Burton 178.058 31.136 -0.585 29
11 7 Justin Allgaier 177.920 31.160 -0.609 57
12 11 Blake Koch 177.772 31.186 -0.635 45
13 62 Brendan Gaughan 177.380 31.255 -0.704 18
14 1 Elliot Sadler 176.848 31.349 -0.798 35
15 33 Brandon Jones # 176.493 31.412 -0.861 51
16 39 Ryan Sieg 176.487 31.413 -0.862 28
17 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 176.224 31.460 -0.909 41
18 16 Ryan Reed 176.006 31.499 -0.948 37
19 28 Dakoda Armstrong 175.155 31.652 -1.101 26
20 24 Corey LaJoie 175.111 31.660 -1.109 30
21 51 Jeremy Clements 174.636 31.746 -1.195 5
22 07 Ray Black Jr 174.186 31.828 -1.277 25
23 4 Ross Chastain 173.614 31.933 -1.382 22
24 14 JJ Yeley 173.315 31.988 -1.437 3
25 01 Ryan Preece # 172.980 32.050 -1.499 27
26 44 David Starr 172.802 32.083 -1.532 37
27 90 Mario Gosselin 172.538 32.132 -1.581 11
28 78 BJ McLeod # 171.434 32.339 -1.788 18
29 97 Harrison Rhodes 170.234 32.567 -2.016 10
30 52 Joey Gase 169.474 32.713 -2.162 5
31 0 Garrett Smithley 169.195 32.767 -2.216 4
32 89 Morgan Shepherd 168.362 32.929 -2.378 2
33 15 Cody Ware 167.766 33.046 -2.495 17
34 70 Derrike Cope 166.792 33.239 -2.688 9
35 13 Josh Reaume 166.692 33.259 -2.708 26
36 25 Chris Cockrum 166.557 33.286 -2.735 28
37 74 Mike Harmon 165.914 33.415 -2.864 16
38 10 Jeff Green 165.320 33.535 -2.984 4
39 40 Carl Long 0.000 0.000 30.551 0
40 99 Todd Peck 0.000 0.000 30.551 0

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