Practice Report: Bristol Motor Speedway

JR Motorsports | 4/13/2018

Armour Bristol BurgerFi Elliott Sadler Justin Allgaier Michael Annett News Pilot Flying J Suave Tyler Reddick XFINITY Series

Justin Allgaier led the JRM contingent in both NASCAR Xfinity Series practice sessions Friday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway in preparation for the first short track race of the season.

Race 7 of 33: Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway
Weather: Sunny; 79 degrees
Qualifying Info: Saturday, April 14, 9:35 a.m. ET (FS1)
Race Info: Saturday, April 14, 1:00 p.m. ET (FS1)

Elliott Sadler, driver No. 1 Armour Chili team

“The changes that my Armour Chili team made to our Chevrolet from first practice to final practice is amazing. These guys continuously work hard to provide me with fast, competitive racecars. This track is at the top of my list. I can’t thank my team enough for the car that we ended today with. Tomorrow is going to be fun.”

Michael Annett, driver No. 5 Pilot Flying J team

“The guys on this Pilot Flying J team made some really good adjustments today in practice to get our car ready for tomorrow. We still have a little bit of work to do tonight, but I think we’ll be in good shape. Racing here at Bristol is always fun.”

Justin Allgaier, driver No. 7 Suave Men team

“This No. 7 team has been awesome this season. I feel like every week we’ve been fast from the time we unload, and this weekend is no exception. Our Suave Men Chevy showed consistent speed during both practice sessions. It was interesting to see how the handling changed as the track temperature went up and we lost some of that grip that they had laid down. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow. I think we’ve got a good shot of running up front and qualifying for the next round of the Xfinity Dash 4 Cash.”

Tyler Reddick, driver No. 9 BurgerFi team

“We were pretty good today in practice. Dave (Elenz, crew chief) and the guys worked really hard to give us some good long run speed and thankfully we didn’t hit anything those two times we got sideways. I hope that the track will widen out some for the race tomorrow so we can further improve the balance of our BurgerFi Chevy and continue to gain speed.”

Team

Driver

Practice 1

Final Practice

No. 1 Armour Chili

Elliott Sadler

31st / 16.530 secs.

11th / 15.733 secs.

No. 5 Pilot Flying J

Michael Annett

18th  / 15.847 secs.

18th / 15.848 secs.

No. 7 Suave Men

Justin Allgaier

2nd / 15.535 secs.

6th / 15.649 secs.

No. 9 BurgerFi

Tyler Reddick

10th / 15.656 secs.

9th / 15.718 secs.

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XFINITY Series Schedule

  • April 28 03:00 PM ET
    Sparks Energy 300Talladega Superspeedway
  • May 5 01:30 PM ET
    OneMain Financial 200Dover International Speedway
  • May 26 01:00 PM ET
    NASCAR Xfinity Series at CharlotteCharlotte Motor Speedway
  • June 2 01:00 PM ET
    Pocono Green 250Pocono Raceway
  • June 9 01:30 PM ET
    LTi Printing 250Michigan International Speedway

XFINITY Series Standings

After ToyotaCare 250

Richmond International Raceway | 4/20/2018
RankDriverPointsBehind
1Elliott Sadler3110
2Christopher Bell #282-29
3Tyler Reddick #280-31
4Daniel Hemric273-38
5Justin Allgaier263-48
6Cole Custer263-48
7Ryan Truex242-69
14Michael Annett143-168