Practice Report: Auto Club Speedway

JR Motorsports | 3/15/2019

Brandt California Justin Allgaier Michael Annett News Noah Gragson Pilot Flying J Ryan Preece Switch Velveeta XFINITY Series

Justin Allgaier paced the field in final practice on Friday at Auto Club Speedway, leading the way for JRM in preparation for the final race of the 2019 West Coast Swing.

Race 5 of 33: Production Alliance Group 300 at Auto Club Speedway
Weather: Clear; 71 degrees
Qualifying Info: Saturday, March 16, 1:10 p.m. ET (FS1)
Race Info: Saturday, March 16, 5 p.m. ET (FS1)

First Practice Results:
Michael Annett: 15th
Justin Allgaier: 5th
Ryan Preece: 10th
Noah Gragson: 6th

Final Practice Results:
Michael Annett:
 13th
Justin Allgaier: 1st
Ryan Preece: 6th
Noah Gragson: 5th

Quotes:

Michael Annett, driver No. 1 Pilot Flying J team

“We made some good gains today in practice to get our Pilot Flying J Camaro ready for the race. The guys on this team have been working so hard and it’s been showing week in and week out. Hopefully we continue that momentum with another solid finish tomorrow to wrap up the West Coast swing.”

Justin Allgaier, driver No. 7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture team

“I was really happy in practice with how our BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevy drove and we have a lot of speed. This place is so much fun because it’s big and wide and fast. You’re also constantly searching for what lane your car drives the fastest and it might change 10 to 15 laps into a run and that just makes this place a blast.”

Ryan Preece, driver No. 8 Velveeta Shells and Cheese team

“We have a really fast Velveeta Shells and Cheese Chevrolet. Taylor (Moyer, crew chief) made some really good adjustments during practice today and I feel like we have the balance where we need it looking ahead to tomorrow. I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do.”

Noah Gragson, driver No. 9 Switch team

“Our Switch Chevrolet has felt really good since we unloaded off of the truck. All my guys on this JR Motorsports team worked really hard during both practices and we were able to make improvements throughout the day. If we can be smooth all day tomorrow I feel really confident that we can come home with another solid day.”

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XFINITY Series Schedule

  • March 30 01:00 PM ET
    My Bariatric Solutions 300Texas Motor Speedway
  • April 6 01:00 PM ET
    Alsco 300 at BristolBristol Motor Speedway
  • April 12 07:00 PM ET
    ToyotaCare 250Richmond Raceway
  • April 27 01:00 PM ET
    MoneyLion 300Talladega Superspeedway
  • May 4 01:30 PM ET
    Xfinity Series at DoverDover International Speedway

XFINITY Series Standings

After Production Alliance Group 300

Auto Club Speedway | 3/16/2019
RankDriverPointsBehind
1Tyler Reddick2200
2Cole Custer213-7
3Christopher Bell206-14
4Brandon Jones183-37
5Austin Cindric179-41
6Michael Annett178-42
7Justin Allgaier171-49
8Noah Gragson #161-59