Practice Report: Texas Motor Speedway

JR Motorsports | 4/7/2017

Advance Auto Parts Axalta Elliott Sadler Justin Allgaier Michael Annett News OneMain Pilot Flying J Practice Report Texas William Byron XFINITY Series

JRM participated in two practice sessions today at Texas Motor Speedway in preparation for the My Bariatric Solutions 300.

Race 6 of 33: My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway

Weather: Mostly sunny; 79 degrees

Qualifying Info: Saturday, April 8, 10:35 a.m. ET (FS1)

Race Info: Saturday, April 8, 1:30 p.m. ET (FOX)

Elliott Sadler, driver No. 1 OneMain Financial team

"Everything I've learned over the last 20 years running here, I need to forget with this repave. I've had to change my line a lot. We focused first practice on learning the new surface and scuffing our tires and used second practice to find our balance. I'm confident the guys will have this OneMain Financial Chevrolet ready for tomorrow."

Michael Annett, driver No. 5 Pilot Flying J team

"We struggled today in practice figuring out the setup that we need to run on this repaved and reconfigured track. We ran great through Turns 3 and 4, but had issues getting through (Turns) 1 and 2. Our Pilot Flying J team is going to reexamine our setup and continue to make improvements on the car tonight to get the No. 5 ready to go tomorrow."

Justin Allgaier, driver No. 7 Advance Auto Parts team

"We made some huge gains throughout the practice sessions today while trying to tackle this new surface at Texas Motor Speedway. I wish we'd had a little more short-run speed, but overall I'm pretty happy with our Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet. We still have some work to do to get it ready for tomorrow, but hopefully we'll qualify well in the morning and get a good starting position for the race."

William Byron, driver No. 9 Axalta/Priefert team

“We had some pretty solid practice sessions on the new surface. We are just lacking some speed, but overall the car drive pretty good. Everyone seems pretty happy with it, so hopefully that transfers to tomorrow. Hopefully we can keep our Axalta/Priefert Chevrolet up front and get a good finish tomorrow.”

Team

Driver

Practice 1

Final Practice

No. 1 OneMain Financial

Elliott Sadler

19th / 29.454 secs.

21st / 29.383 secs.

No. 5 Pilot Flying J

Michael Annett

28th / 30.107 secs.

32nd / 30.057 secs.

No. 7 Advance Auto Parts

Justin Allgaier

18th / 29.424 secs.

18th / 29.283 secs.

No. 9 Axalta/Priefert

William Byron

14th / 29.294 secs.

12th / 29.160 secs.

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XFINITY Series Schedule

  • May 6 01:00 PM ET
    Sparks Energy 300Talladega Superspeedway
  • May 27 01:00 PM ET
    Hisense 4K TV 300Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • June 3 01:00 PM ET
    Dover Spring RaceDover International Speedway
  • June 10 01:00 PM ET
    Pocono 250Pocono Raceway
  • June 17 01:30 PM ET
    Michigan 250Michigan International Speedway

XFINITY Series Standings

After ToyotaCare 250

Richmond International Raceway | 4/29/2017
RankDriverPointsBehind
1Elliott Sadler2950
2Justin Allgaier254-41
3William Byron #251-44
4Daniel Hemric #228-67
5Darrell Wallace Jr.211-84
6Ryan Reed198-97
7Blake Koch190-105
8Michael Annett186-109