Practice Report: Richmond Raceway

JR Motorsports | 4/12/2019

Brandt Justin Allgaier Michael Annett News Noah Gragson PatientPop Pilot Flying J Richmond Switch XFINITY Series Zane Smith

JRM started things off early on Friday morning with the one and only practice session in preparation for tonight's 250-lapper at Richmond Raceway.

Race 8 of 33: ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway
Weather: Cloudy; 71 degrees
Qualifying Info: Friday, April 12, 3:40 p.m. ET (FS1)
Race Info: Friday, April 12, 7:00 p.m. ET (FS1)

Final Practice Results:
Michael Annett: 19th
Justin Allgaier: 8th
Zane Smith: 4th
Noah Gragson: 1st

Quotes:

Michael Annett, driver No. 1 Pilot Flying J team

“Our Pilot Flying J Chevy didn’t quite fire off the way we wanted it to in practice, but Travis Mack (crew chief) and the guys played around with some adjustments to improve the handling. This No. 1 team has been strong all season long and I have confidence that we’ll be in the hunt at the end of tonight’s race.”

Justin Allgaier, driver No. 7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture team

“I’m looking forward to racing under the lights tonight at Richmond Raceway. Our BRANDT Professional Agriculture Camaro was pretty strong in practice. The weather was cooler this morning and I feel like the temperature was comparable to how racing conditions will be when the sun goes down. I think we’ll be fast tonight.”

Zane Smith, driver No. 8 PatientPop team

“We learned a lot today during practice and I feel like we have a really fast PatientPop Chevrolet for tonight. Taylor (Moyer, crew chief) has done a great job giving me a car that I feel really comfortable with for my first time here. I’m really looking forward to seeing how tonight goes. Hopefully we can come away with another solid run.”

Noah Gragson, driver No. 9 Switch team

“Our Switch Chevrolet felt really good during practice today and I am really comfortable with the direction we are heading in for tonight. I really enjoy racing here in Richmond and ending practice on top of the speed chart definitely gives me a lot of confidence heading into the race. Now we just need to keep going like we are and we should be able to come home with a really strong run tonight.” 

 

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XFINITY Series Schedule

  • April 27 01:00 PM ET
    MoneyLion 300Talladega Superspeedway
  • May 4 01:30 PM ET
    Allied Steel Buildings 200Dover International Speedway
  • May 25 01:00 PM ET
    Alsco 300 at CharlotteCharlotte Motor Speedway
  • June 1 01:00 PM ET
    Pocono Green 250Pocono Raceway
  • June 8 01:30 PM ET
    LTi Printing 250Michigan International Speedway

XFINITY Series Standings

After ToyotaCare 250

Richmond Raceway | 4/12/2019
RankDriverPointsBehind
1Tyler Reddick3620
2Christopher Bell338-24
3Cole Custer333-29
4Austin Cindric299-63
5Justin Allgaier275-87
6John Hunter Nemechek #263-99
7Michael Annett262-100
8Chase Briscoe #255-107
10Noah Gragson246-116