For everyone else in Friday’s final Xfinity Series practice at Chicagoland Speedway, it was a matter of trying to keep up with the Joneses.
Brandon Jones was fastest in the session with a speed of 177.912 mph. Eric Jones, no relation, was next at 177.038 mph in preparation for Saturday’s Drive For Safety 300.
Busch blew a motor before the session was interrupted by rain and had to come back with a new motor when the rain passed and the session resumed.
Xfinity Series points leader Elliott Sadler was 11th fastest (174.859).
Here’s how the session played out: