Byron and Allgaier Fastest in Final Practice at Phoenix

JR Motorsports | 11/10/2017

Brandt Cessna Elliott Sadler Justin Allgaier Liberty University Michael Annett News Phoenix Pilot Flying J Playoffs Practice Report William Byron XFINITY Series

JR Motorsports participated in two practice sessions today at Phoenix International Raceway in preparation for tomorrow's NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff race.

Race 32 of 33: Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix Raceway

Weather: Partly cloudy; 85 degrees

Qualifying Info: Saturday, Nov. 11, 12:35 p.m. ET (NBCSN)

Race Info: Saturday, Nov. 11, 3:30 p.m. ET (NBC)


Elliott Sadler, driver No. 1 Textron Aviation team

"Our number one goal this season has been to compete for the championship. We used today's practices to find good speed in our Textron Aviation Chevrolet that will allow us to go out tomorrow and put us in a position to be in the Championship 4 at Homestead. I'm proud of our team and how fast our cars have been all year to give us this opportunity."

Michael Annett, driver No. 5 Pilot Flying J team

“Phoenix is one of those tracks where the handling of the car has to be there for you to have a shot at winning. We tried multiple setups today on the Pilot Flying J Chevy and we are pretty happy with what we have. We will take what we have learned today and apply it to our overall strategy for tomorrow. This is a fun track to race on and we will continue to be aggressive tomorrow.”


Justin Allgaier, driver No. 7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture team

“Our BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevy has good speed. We spent much of practice trying some different setups and fine tuning our Camaro for tomorrow. We still have some work to do tonight, but I think we’ll be in good shape for the race. I love this track and hopefully we’ll be able to finish strong tomorrow and move on to Homestead as part of the Championship 4.”


William Byron, driver No. 9 Liberty University team

“We worked through a few changes in first practice and the Liberty University machine felt really good. In final practice we just kept gaining on it and made a few different changes to work with our balance and fine tune it. Hopefully this will roll over into tomorrow and we will see what we have.”




Practice 1

Final Practice

No. 1 Textron Aviation

Elliott Sadler

14th / 27.621 secs.

10th / 27.575 secs.

No. 5 Pilot Flying J

Michael Annett

15th / 27.645 secs.

19th / 27.782 secs.


Justin Allgaier

2nd / 27.448 secs.

2nd / 27.463 secs.

No. 9 Liberty University

William Byron

4th / 27.460 secs.

1st / 27.343 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