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

  • February 23 02:00 PM ET
    Rinnai 250Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • March 2 04:00 PM ET
    Boyd Gaming 300Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • March 9 04:00 PM ET
    Xfinity Series 200 at PhoenixISM Raceway
  • March 16 05:00 PM ET
    Xfinity Series 300 at FontanaAuto Club Speedway
  • March 30 01:00 PM ET
    My Bariatric Solutions 300Texas Motor Speedway

XFINITY Series Standings

After NASCAR Racing Experience 300

Daytona International Speedway | 2/16/2019
RankDriverPointsBehind
1Brandon Jones490
2Ross Chastain43-6
3Michael Annett42-7
4Austin Cindric41-8
5Justin Allgaier39-10
6Christopher Bell39-10
7Ryan Sieg37-12
8John Hunter Nemechek #37-12
11Noah Gragson #31-18