Groundhog delay can’t slow Erik Jones in first Xfinity practice

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Erik Jones posted the fastest lap in the opening Xfinity practice at Michigan International Speedway. The Friday session was delayed more than 10 minutes when a groundhog got on track and eluded track safety workers. It eventually was caught and the track announced the groundhog had been relocated on the property.

Jones led the way with a lap of 192.092 mph. He was followed by Ty Dillon (191.882 mph), Joey Logano (191.714), Paul Menard (191.296) and Kyle Busch (191.215).