Austin Cindric’s car rolls over in Daytona Xfinity crash

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Austin Cindric was uninjured after his car rolled over twice in a 16-car accident that brought out the red flag with 18 laps left in Friday night’s Xfinity race at Daytona International Speedway.

Cindric was running in the top 10 in the bottom line when he was hit by Matt Tifft, turning him and triggering a crash that collected several cars.

“I was trying to go under and he came back down again,” Tifft said on the radio about the contact.

Cindric was sliding sideways in Turn 1 when he came up the track and hit Tyler Reddick‘s before rolling over twice.

Cindric radioed his team and said: “I’m OK” before exiting the car.

Cindric was cleared and released from the infield care center.

“I’ve got no injuries,” Cindric told NBCSN. “I feel fine.I just wish we could have better races.”

The red flag was displayed for 12 minutes, 18 seconds.

Among those also involved in the crash were Ryan Truex, Ryan Sieg, Jeremy Clements, Brandon Jones and Joey Gase, along with Cindric, Tifft and Reddick.

A second large wreck broke out on the front stretch with four laps to go that involved Ryan Reed, Jeff Green, Ryan Sieg and Cole Custer.

 

Xfinity practice report at Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —  Only 10 cars were on track for the final Xfinity practice Thursday at Daytona International Speedway.

Chad Finchum posted the fastest lap at 185.567 mph. He was followed by Timmy Hill (185.540 mph), Jeremy Clements (184.896), Alex Labbe (183.135) and Ray Black Jr. (193.016).

There were no incidents in the session.

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First practice

Ryan Reed led opening Xfinity practice Friday at Daytona International Speedway with a lap of 196.143 mph. He was followed by Justin Haley (195.869 mph), Ryan Truex (195.831), Austin Cindric (195.520) and Shane Lee (195.312).

Chase Elliott, driving in the No. 23 car for Spencer Gallagher, was sixth on the speed chart with a top lap of 194.801 mph. NASCAR announced Wednesday that it has reinstated Gallagher after he completed the sanctioning body’s Road to Recover program. NASCAR indefinitely suspended Gallagher on May 2 for violating its Substance Abuse Policy .

There were no incidents in the session.

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Christopher Bell ran the most laps in the session at 25. Tyler Reddick, who won at Daytona in February, was next with 23 laps run.

 

 

 

 

Kyle Larson wins Xfinity pole at Chicagoland

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Cup regular Kyle Larson will lead the field to green in today’s Xfinity race at Chicagoland Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN) after posting a speed of 173.796 mph.

It is Larson’s fourth career pole in the Xfinity series.

Tyler Reddick (173.438 mph) will line up on the outside of the front row for the Overton’s 300.

Austin Cindric (173.349), Daniel Suarez (173.082) and Paul Menard (172.800) round out the top five.

Cole Custer advanced to the final round of qualification, but was unable to run a lap in that session after losing air in the right front tire. He will need to replace that tire and drop to the back of the field to start the race.

Chase Elliott will also do double duty this week and advanced to the final round. He will line up ninth.

Morgan Shepherd and Mike Harmon failed to qualify.

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Xfinity Series practice report from Chicagoland Speedway

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Christopher Bell was fastest Friday’s final Xfinity Series practice at Chicagoland Speedway.

Bell posted a top speed of 173.784 mph.

He was followed by Daniel Suarez (172.117 mph), Paul Menard (172.068), Cole Custer (171.597) and Matt Tifft (171.554).

Kaz Grala was sixth fastest at 171.461 mph.

Daniel Hemric, who was 10th fastest, recorded the most laps with 48.

Kevin Harvick had the best 10-lap average at 169.512 mph.

The session was stopped once for a spin by Suarez in Turn 2 as he exited pit road. He didn’t make any contact.

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First practice

Bell was also fastest in the first practice session.

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver posted a top speed of 172.359 mph around the 1.5-mile track.

Bell was followed by Austin Cindric (171.767 mph), Tyler Reddick (171.756), Chase Briscoe (171.543) and Tifft (171.298).

Cindric recorded the most laps in the session with 41.

Reddick had the best 10-lap average at 169.749 mph.

The second practice session is scheduled for 7:35 – 8:20 p.m ET on NBCSN.

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NASCAR preliminary entry lists for Chicagoland

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NASCAR sweeps into the Windy City this weekend to race at Chicagoland Speedway.

All three national series will be in action at the 1.5-mile speedway.

This marks the first race weekend of NBCSN’s coverage of Cup and Xfinity racing.

Here are the preliminary entry lists for all three series.

Cup – Overtons 400 (2:30 p.m. ET Sunday on NBCSN)

There are 39 entries for the race.

Though he is listed, Stewart-Haas Racing confirmed Cole Custer will not be in the No. 51 for Rick Ware Racing. A Rick Ware Racing spokesperson said a driver is TBA.

Kyle Weatherman is entered in StarCom Racing’s No. 99 Chevrolet. He made his first two Cup starts last year at Martinsville and Phoenix for Rick Ware Racing.

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Xfinity – Overtons 300 (3:30 p.m. ET Saturday on NBCSN)

There are 42 entries for the race, meaning two will not qualifying.

Five full-time Cup drivers are entered: Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson, Daniel Suarez, Chase Elliott and Paul Menard.

Elliott will drive GMS Racing’s No. 23 despite Chris Cook being on the entry list.

Jeb Burton is entered in the No. 3 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing.

Chase Briscoe will drive the No. 60 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing. Austin Cindric is in the No. 12 Ford for Team Penske.

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Truck Series – Overtons 225

There are 32 entries for the race with no Cup drivers slated to compete.

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