Practice Report: Phoenix Raceway

JR Motorsports | 3/17/2017

Axalta Brandt Dash4Cash Elliott Sadler Justin Allgaier Michael Annett News OneMain Phoenix Pilot Flying J Practice Report William Byron XFINITY Series

JRM's four teams participated in three practice sessions today at Phoenix Raceway in preparation for tomorrow's NASCAR Xfinity Series race.

Race 4 of 33: DC Solar 200 at Phoenix International Raceway
Weather: Sunny; 93 degrees
Qualifying Info: Saturday, March 18, 1:00 p.m. ET (FS2)
Race Info: Saturday, March 18, 4:00 p.m. ET (FOX)

Elliott Sadler, driver No. 1 OneMain Financial team

"This OneMain Financial team came a long way from first practice today. The brakes didn't feel like what I'm used to having at the beginning of the day and I got into the wall a little bit. But, Kevin (Meendering, crew chief) knows what he's doing and always makes changes that move us in the right direction. We have a few more adjustments to make, but we'll be ready to make a strong qualifying run tomorrow. It's what we need."

Michael Annett, driver No. 5 Pilot Flying J team

"Phoenix is a track where handling is a must and that proved to be our challenge for today. We showed some great speed in the second practice and I appreciate the hard work our team put in today. Jason (Stockert, crew chief), our team, and I are going to continue working on our setup and get our Pilot Flying J Chevrolet ready to race tomorrow." 

Justin Allgaier, driver No. 7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture team

“Nobody knew what this new package was going to be like here at Phoenix, but we had an expectation and I feel like it met that expectation as far as what we thought the car would do, how it drove, things of that nature. On the flip side of that, there’s some things with this package, if you figure them out, there’s definitely some gold at the end of the rainbow. You top all of that off with it’s the first Xfinity Dash 4 Cash race of the year. There’s a lot at stake. I’m really looking forward to this race tomorrow with our BRANDT Professional Agriculture team. I feel like if we can get our Chevy Camaro exactly the way we need it, we’ll have a good shot at going for that $100,000.”

William Byron, driver No. 9 Axalta / Ameristar team

“We had three really good practice sessions today with our No. 9 Axalta/Ameristar Chevrolet. I am really happy with the way we unloaded and the way that we continued to improve as we kept going, especially in the last practice. Our team is pretty happy with everything and I think we have a really good shot tomorrow."



Practice 1

Practice 2

Final Practice

No. 1 OneMain Financial

Elliott Sadler

13th / 27.595 secs.

6th / 27.591 secs.

9th / 27.565 secs.

No. 5 Pilot Flying J

Michael Annett

9th / 27.485 secs.

8th / 27.700 secs.

22nd / 27.912 secs.


Justin Allgaier

5th / 27.444 secs.

7th/ 27.646 secs.

7th / 27.549 secs.

No. 9 Axalta/Ameristar

William Byron

3rd / 27.417 secs.

3rd / 27.547 secs.

3rd / 27.477 secs.



XFINITY Series Schedule

  • June 30 07:30 PM ET
    Subway Firecracker 250 Daytona International Speedway
  • July 7 08:00 PM ET
    Alsco 300Kentucky Speedway
  • July 15 04:00 PM ET
    New Hampshire 200New Hampshire Motor Speedway
  • July 22 04:00 PM ET
    Indianapolis 250Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • July 29 03:30 PM ET
    U.S. Cellular 250Iowa Speedway

XFINITY Series Standings


Iowa Speedway | 6/24/2017
1Elliott Sadler5020
2Justin Allgaier477-25
3William Byron #445-57
4Daniel Hemric #356-146
5Ryan Reed347-155
6Brennan Poole336-166
7Cole Custer #322-180
8Darrell Wallace Jr.321-181
10Michael Annett304-198