Joey Logano was fastest in the final Xfinity Series practice session at Auto Club Speedway for the Service King 300.
Driving Team Penske’s No. 22 Ford, Logano put up a speed of 176.804 mph on his 19th of 35 laps in the session
The top five as made up of Erik Jones (176.744), Paul Menard (176.587), Brandon Jones (176.475) and Kyle Larson (176.039).
William Byron and Brennan Poole recorded the most laps in the session with 37 each.
Logan also had the best 10-lap average at 174.889 mph.
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Elliott Sadler remained atop the Xfinity Series driver point standings after Saturday’s DC Solar 200 at Phoenix Raceway.
Sadler, who finished fifth in the race won by JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier, leads Xfinity rookie William Byron by 11 points.
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Daytona winner Ryan Reed is third, 23 points behind Sadler.
Allgaier is fourth, 29 points back. And Darrell Wallace Jr. is fifth, 35 points behind Sadler.
Click here for the Xfinity Series point standings after Saturday’s race.
William Byron and Erik Jones will start from the front row after qualifying for this afternoon’s DC Solar 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Phoenix Raceway.
Byron earned his first career Xfinity Series pole with a top speed of 133.487, while Jones was just a few ticks away at 133.432 mph, putting him on the outside of the front row.
Austin Dillon (133.033) was third-fastest, followed by Blake Koch (132.724), Justin Allgaier (132.694), Xfinity points leader Elliott Sadler (132.387), Darrell Wallace Jr. (132.246), Matt Tifft (132.222), Cole Custer (132.052) and Brendan Gaughan (131.960).
Eight drivers did not make it through pre-qualifying inspection in time and did not make qualifying attempts, leaving them to start at the back of the field in today’s race. Those drivers were: Ryan Blaney, Daniel Suarez, Daniel Hemric, Dakoda Armstrong, Brandon Jones, Ross Chastain, B.J. McLeod and Stephen Leicht.
The race starts this afternoon at 4 p.m. ET and will be televised on Fox.
Click here for the full qualifying session results.
It was a battle of the young guns in the second NASCAR Xfinity Series practice of the day on Friday at Phoenix Raceway.
Ryan Blaney was the only driver to exceed 131 mph, having a field-best speed of 131.277 mph over the one-mile oval in suburban Phoenix.
Erik Jones was second-fastest (130.690 mph), William Byron was third-fastest (130.686) for the second consecutive session, followed by defending Xfinity Series champ Daniel Suarez (130.600) and Matt Tifft (130.596).
The third and final Xfinity practice takes place tonight from 6 to 6:55 p.m. ET.
Only 37 cars took to the track for the second practice; there are 41 that are entered for Saturday’s DC Solar 200 race. That means one team will go home during qualifying earlier Saturday.
Click here to find out how Friday’s second Xfinity practice played out.
Erik Jones posted the fastest lap (131.521 mph) in the first Xfinity practice session Friday at Phoenix Raceway.
Jones was followed by Ryan Blaney (131.353), rookie William Byron (131.305), Brandon Jones (131.234) and Justin Allgaier (131.176).
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The Xfinity series has two other practice sessions Friday.