Practice Report: Texas Motor Speedway


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JRM participated in two practice sessions today at Texas Motor Speedway in preparation for tomorrow's NASCAR Xfinity Series race.

Race 31 of 33: O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway

Weather: Cloudy; 65 degrees

Qualifying Info: Saturday, Nov. 4, 6:05 p.m. ET (CNBC)

Race Info: Saturday, Nov. 4, 8:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)


Elliott Sadler, driver No. 1 Dale’s Pale Ale team

"The guys brought a fast Dale's Pale Ale Chevrolet for tomorrow. This is my favorite mile-and-a-half race track and we obviously want to win and lock ourselves into the Championship 4 at Homestead. We're going to do all we can to be one step closer to racing for all the marbles in two weeks."


Michael Annett, driver No. 5 Pilot Flying J team

“Our Pilot Flying J team unloaded a great car for us today in Texas. We showed speed in both practices and really worked on our handling and overall feel in the second practice. We still have a few things that we are going to tweak, but I am really looking forward to racing tomorrow. We are going to stay focused and continue chasing that first win for the No. 5 Chevrolet.”


Justin Allgaier, driver No. 7 Degree Deodorant team

“The guys worked really hard on getting this Degree Deodorant Chevy ready and it showed today in practice. The track conditions for the race will be quite a bit different than it was today because we’ll be racing at night and it was slicker today than it was in the spring, but I still think we were able to get some good info. I’m looking forward to tomorrow night. Racing here at Texas under the lights is always a lot of fun.”


William Byron, driver No. 9 Liberty University team

“I thought we ended practice really strong and I feel like we made good improvements throughout both practice sessions. Our Liberty University Chevrolet was really good at the end and hopefully we can carry this over into tomorrow’s qualifying session and race. It would be great to get a win tomorrow and clinch a spot in the Championship 4.”



Practice 1

Final Practice

No. 1 Dale’s Pale Ale

Elliott Sadler

8th / 28.983 secs.

5th / 28.754 secs.

No. 5 Pilot Flying J

Michael Annett

11th / 29.038 secs.

19th / 29.227 secs.

No. 7 Degree Deodorant

Justin Allgaier

16th / 29. 214 secs.

14th / 28.937 secs.

No. 9 Liberty University

William Byron

12th / 29.047 secs.

4th / 28.741 secs.



XFINITY Series Schedule

  • September 21 07:30 PM ET
    GoBowling 250*Richmond Raceway
  • September 29 03:00 PM ET
    Drive for the Cure 200*Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval
  • October 6 03:00 PM ET
    Dover 200*Dover International Speedway
  • October 20 03:00 PM ET
    Kansas Lottery 300*Kansas Speedway
  • November 3 04:30 PM ET
    O’Reilly Auto Parts 300*Texas Motor Speedway

XFINITY Series Standings

After DC Solar 300

Las Vegas Motor Speedway | 9/15/2018
1Justin Allgaier20390
2Christopher Bell #2032-7
3Elliott Sadler2011-28
4Cole Custer2011-28
5Tyler Reddick #2010-29
6Ross Chastain2010-29
7Daniel Hemric2010-29
13Michael Annett496-1543