Practice Report: Richmond


Axalta Dale Earnhardt Jr. Degree Elliott Sadler Hellmann's Justin Allgaier Michael Annett News OneMain Pilot Flying J Practice Report Richmond William Byron XFINITY Series

JR Motorsports participated in one practice session this morning in preparation for tonight's NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway.

Race 25 of 33: Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond Raceway

Weather: Sunny; 67 degrees

Qualifying Info: Friday, September 8, 4:15 p.m. ET (NBCSN)

Race Info: Friday, September 8, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)


Elliott Sadler, driver No. 1 OneMain Financial team

"It's always tough to know how much the track will change between practice and the night race. My team has worked hard all morning to find handling that we think will be close to what we need for tonight. I'm looking forward to racing at my home track again and hopefully getting locked in as the regular season points leader. Those 15 playoff points will give us a strong start as we drive for the championship."

Michael Annett, driver No. 5 Pilot Flying J team

"We learned a lot this morning about our Pilot Flying J Chevrolet and we have some work that we need to do before qualifying later today. The handling is not quite where I would like it, but I know our guys will work hard to get it there. We got a top-10 finish here in the spring and are looking to do that again. This is always a great race for the fans and a fun one for the drivers, so I can't wait to get out there tonight, be aggressive, and race for the win."

Justin Allgaier, driver No. 7 Hellmann’s team

“We had a really good practice session today with our Hellmann’s Chevy. We liked the balance from the start and just focused on what we could do to find more speed. Racing under the lights at Richmond is always a lot of fun and JR Motorsports has been strong here recently, so hopefully we can finish up front tonight.”

William Byron, driver No. 9 Axalta team

“I think we started out pretty good today. We tried some different things and got a little off track, but towards the end we started to get back where we needed to be. We have a change we need to go back on that we did there at the end, but I know these guys will get this Axalta Chevrolet where it needs to be for tonight’s race.”


Scott Radel, crew chief No. 88 Degree Deodorant team

“We had a decent practice this morning with the Degree Deodorant Chevrolet. We went through some changes to see how they affected the balance of the car. This allowed us to get a pretty good idea of where we want to be for the race tonight.”




Final Practice

No. 1 OneMain Financial

Elliott Sadler

13th / 22.365 secs

No. 5 Pilot Flying J

Michael Annett

21st / 22.713 secs

No. 7 Hellmann’s

Justin Allgaier

12th / 22.361 secs

No. 9 Axalta

William Byron

2nd / 22.106 secs

No. 88 Degree Deodorant

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

4th / 22.164 secs



XFINITY Series Schedule

  • February 24 02:00 PM ET
    Rinnai 250Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • March 3 04:00 PM ET
    Boyd Gaming 300Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • March 10 04:00 PM ET
    DC Solar 200Phoenix International Raceway
  • March 17 05:00 PM ET
    NASCAR Xfinity Series at Auto ClubAuto Club Speedway
  • April 7 03:00 PM ET
    My Bariatric Solutions 300Texas Motor Speedway

XFINITY Series Standings

After PowerShares QQQ 300

Daytona International Speedway | 2/17/2018
1Tyler Reddick #500
2Elliott Sadler41-9
3Spencer Gallagher39-11
4Ryan Truex35-15
5Ryan Reed34-16
6Kaz Grala #33-17
7Garrett Smithley32-18
22Justin Allgaier15-35
28Michael Annett5-45