Erik Jones fastest in abbreviated first Xfinity practice at Daytona


Erik Jones was fastest in an abbreviated first of two NASCAR Xfinity Series practice sessions Thursday at Daytona International Speedway.

Jones (193.353 mph) and David Ragan (193.307) — substituting for the injured Matt Tifft — were the only drivers over 193 mph before the scheduled 55 minute session was cut short after just over 20 minutes of time on track due to the threat of lightning in the area.

Ty Dillon was third fastest (192.102), followed by Brandon Jones (192.045) and Justin Marks (192.004).

Drivers were practicing for Friday night’s Subway Firecracker 500 Powered by Coca-Cola.

The second Xfinity Series practice session of the afternoon is scheduled for 4 to 4:55 p.m. ET.

Here’s how the first abbreviated practice session played out:

Xfinity Practice 1 of 2 - June 30, 2016