Allgaier Fastest in First Practice at Charlotte

JR Motorsports | 10/6/2017

Advance Auto Parts Charlotte Elliott Sadler Justin Allgaier Liberty University Michael Annett News OneMain Pilot Flying J Playoffs Practice Report William Byron XFINITY Series

JRM participated in two practice sessions today at Charlotte Motor Speedway in preparation for tomorrow's NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Justin Allgaier led the way for JRM posting the fastest lap in the opening session.

Race 29 of 33: Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Weather: Sunny; 84 degrees

Qualifying Info: Saturday, Oct. 7, 12 p.m. ET (NBCSN)

Race Info: Saturday, Oct. 7, 3 p.m. ET (NBCSN)

 

Elliott Sadler, driver No. 1 OneMain Financial team

"We had limited time on track today, but our OneMain Financial team worked on getting rear grip into the car. We've got one goal tomorrow: survive and advance to the next round of our playoffs."

Michael Annett, driver No. 5 TMC Transportation team

"Our TMC Transportation Chevrolet was able to make some gains over the day here at Charlotte, but we still have some work that we need to do tonight to be ready for tomorrow. Charlotte is always a place we want to run well at because it is home for our team. We will be ready come green flag tomorrow."

Justin Allgaier, driver No. 7 Advance Auto Parts team

“We were only able to run a few laps in first practice and we got a flat tire during our first run in final practice, but we were still able to get back out there and make more runs to get a good feel for our car. This Advance Auto Parts Chevy has good speed. We need to find a little bit more rear grip, but these guys will keep working on it tonight and I know that we’ll be in contention tomorrow. Our goal is to finish this race strong and head on to the Round of 8.”

William Byron, driver No. 9 Liberty University team

“We had a pretty good practice today, but the track is a little unpredictable. This Liberty team is working hard on our car and trying to get it more in the track. Hopefully we are able to make some good adjustments during the race and just race what everyone else has. The way that the second and third groove are is going to be a little sketchy in the race. We will just see what happens.”

Team

Driver

Practice

Final Practice

No. 1 OneMain Financial

Elliott Sadler

N/A

15th / 30.087 secs.

No. 5 TMC Transportation

Michael Annett

19th  / 30.881 secs.

 26th / 30.788 secs.

No. 7 Advance Auto Parts

Justin Allgaier

1st / 29.721 secs.

 12th / 30.017 secs.

No. 9 Liberty University

William Byron

3rd / 29.892 secs.

 6th / 29.900 secs.

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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
RankDriverPointsBehind
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