Practice Report: Kentucky Speedway

JR Motorsports | 9/22/2017

Brandt Elliott Sadler Justin Allgaier Liberty University Michael Annett News OneMain Pilot Flying J Playoffs William Byron XFINITY Series

JRM participated in two practice sessions today at Kentucky Speedway in preparation for tomorrow night's NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff race.

Race 27 of 33: 300 at Kentucky Speedway

Weather: Mostly sunny; 88 degrees

Qualifying Info: Saturday, Sept. 23, 5:35 p.m. ET (NBCSN)

Race Info: Saturday, Sept. 23, 8:00 p.m. ET (NBCSN)


Elliott Sadler, driver No. 1 OneMain Financial team

"Our OneMain Financial team had a decent first practice and made gains throughout second (practice). We still have a few things we need to work on, but I know this team will be ready and competitive in the first playoff race tomorrow night. We're going to race hard for another jukebox and back-to-back wins."

Michael Annett, driver No. 5 Pilot Flying J team

“We worked on different setups today in practice figuring out which one would work better for night racing. We ran great through Turns 1 and 2, but had issues through Turns 3 and 4. Our Pilot Flying J team is going to re-examine our setup and continue to make improvements on the car for Saturday night’s race.”

Justin Allgaier, driver No. 7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture team

“This is an important race for all of us, but it’s also a fun race. For us and our No. 7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture team, it’s just been a matter of finding what the balance is that we need versus what we have with practicing in the middle of the day. I think second practice got us a little bit closer to racing conditions. We’re trying to figure out all the things that we need, but this No. 7 team did a great job today in practice. We have a really fast race car. I’m looking forward to tomorrow night’s race.”

William Byron, driver No. 9 Liberty University team

“We definitely made some improvements in final practice. We are still probably a little bit off from where we need to be. I think we are pretty solid, so we just need to fine tune some adjustments and get our Liberty University Chevy close to the front tomorrow night.”




Practice 1

Final Practice

No. 1 OneMain Financial

Elliott Sadler

7th / 30.410 secs.

12th / 30.135 secs.

No. 5 Pilot Flying J

Michael Annett

19th / 30.805 secs.

21st / 30.316 secs.


Justin Allgaier

5th / 30.291 secs.

2nd / 29.871 secs.

No. 9 Liberty University

William Byron

14th / 30.548 secs.

7th / 30.066 secs.



XFINITY Series Schedule

  • October 21 03:00 PM ET
    Kansas Lottery 300Kansas Speedway
  • November 4 08:30 PM ET
    O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 Texas Motor Speedway
  • November 11 03:30 PM ET
    Ticket Galaxy 200Phoenix International Raceway
  • November 18 03:30 PM ET
    Ford EcoBoost 300Homestead-Miami Speedway

XFINITY Series Standings

After Drive for the Cure 300

Charlotte Motor Speedway | 10/7/2017
1William Byron # (P)30260
2Justin Allgaier (P)3023-3
3Elliott Sadler (P)3020-6
4Daniel Hemric # (P)3009-17
5Cole Custer # (P)3007-19
6Brennan Poole (P)3006-20
7Ryan Reed (P)3005-21
8Matt Tifft # (P)3004-22
10Michael Annett (P)2058-968