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Xfinity practice report at Texas

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Ryan Truex swept Friday with the fastest lap (187.780 mph) in final practice on the heels of his fastest lap in the first session.

He beat Brandon Jones (187.689) by .014 seconds.

Shane Lee (187.676), Cole Custer (187.474) and Christopher Bell (187.454) rounded out the top five.

Josh Bilicki, Joey Gase and David Starr hit the wall in separate incidents. Bilicki does not have a backup available, but reported that he was looking for a car to borrow.

Elliott Sadler had the quickest 10-lap average at 186.190 mph.

Fellow playoff contenders Justin Allgaier (185.862) and Daniel Hemric (185.622) lined up behind him.

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First Practice

Ryan Truex posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Xfinity race at Texas with a speed of 187.162 mph.

He beat Daniel Hemric (186.832 mph) by .051 seconds.

Elliott Sadler (186.580), Cole Custer (186.387) and Matt Tifft (186.130) rounded out the top five.

Ryan Reed, Morgan Shepherd and Austin Cindric all hit the wall in separate incidents during the session. Reed and Cindric will go to backup cars. Shepherd does not have a backup available.

Brandon Brown (177.024) and Quin Houff (171.124) were the only drivers who made at least 10 consecutive laps.

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Daniel Hemric wins Xfinity pole for today’s race at Dover

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DOVER, Del. – Daniel Hemric won the pole for today’s Xfinity race at Dover International Speedway (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN). It’s his third pole of the season.

Today’s race will eliminate four drivers from the Xfinity playoffs.

Hemric won the pole with a lap of 158.249 mph. He was followed by Christopher Bell (157.611 mph), Justin Allgaier (157.391), Spencer Gallagher (156.911) and Brandon Jones (156.685).

Ryan Truex and Ryan Reed, both drivers outside the cutline to advance to the next round, will have the worst starting spots of the 12 playoff drivers. Truex will start 19th. Reed will start 20th.

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Today’s Xfinity race at Dover: Start time, lineup and more

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The Xfinity Series has its first elimination race of the season with four drivers facing the end of their playoff hopes. Austin Cindric, Ryan Truex, Ryan Reed and Brandon Jones enter the race below the cutoff line.

Here is all the info for today’s race:

(All times are Eastern)

START: Mike Cote, Bar Harbor President and CEO, will give the command to start engines at 3:07 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 3:14 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 200 laps (200 miles) around the 1-mile oval.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 45. Stage 2 ends on Lap 90.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 8 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 1:15 p.m. Qualifying is at 12:05 p.m. Driver introductions are at 2:30 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Nikki Briar will perform the anthem at 3:01 p.m.

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will broadcast the race beginning at 3 p.m. Coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. with Countdown to Green on NBCSN. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 2:30 p.m. and also can be heard at mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for cloudy skies with a high of 72 degrees and a 6 percent chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Ryan Blaney beat 2017 playoff contender Justin Allgaier by nearly five seconds. Allgaier is playoff eligible again in 2018, but Cup regulars will not compete.

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Friday’s Xfinity practice report from Dover

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Final Practice

Under misty conditions, Justin Allgaier posted the fastest single lap of 153.446 mph in final practice. He also paced the field in the first session.

He beat Cole Custer (153.440 mph) by only .001 seconds.

John Hunter Nemechek (153.296), points leader Christopher Bell (153.191) and Austin Cindric (153.029) rounded out the top five.

Bell had the quickest 10-lap average with a speed of 152.037 mph.

Drivers under the cutoff line who need to find a little more speed are Brandon Jones (152.342) with the ninth fastest time, Ryan Truex (151.515) with the 14th fastest time and Ryan Reed (151.356) with the 16th fastest time. Reed was the slowest playoff eligible driver in this session.

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First Practice

Justin Allgaier posted the fastest lap in the first practice session for the Bar Harbor 200 at Dover with a speed of 154.712 mph. He enters the Round 1 elimination race at Dover 11 points above the cutoff line.

Allgaier beat second-place Tyler Reddick (154.195) by .078 seconds.

Cole Custer (153.748), Daniel Hemric (153.597) and Christopher Bell (153.590) rounded out the top five.

Ryan Preece had the quickest 10-lap average of this session with a speed of 152.041 mph.

The four playoff drivers below the cutoff line are Brandon Jones (153.152) with the eighth fastest speed. Austin Cindric (153.126) was ninth, Ryan Truex (151.675) was 15th and Ryan Reed (151.350) was 16th.

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NASCAR Xfinity practice report at Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. – Cole Custer posted the fastest lap in an abbreviated final Xfinity practice Friday at Richmond Raceway.

Teams were limited to seven minutes of practice because of morning rain.

Custer led the field with a lap of 119.798 mph. He was followed by Daniel Hemric (119.638 mph), Ross Chastain (118.707), Ryan Truex (118.593) and Shane Lee (118.535).

Hemric had the best average over 10 consecutive laps at 118.251 mph. He was followed by Chastain (117.867) and Justin Allgaier (117.828).

There were no incidents in the session.

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OPENING PRACTICE

Christopher Bell posted the fastest lap in Friday’s opening Xfinity practice at Richmond Raceway.

Bell led the way with a lap of 120.854 mph. He was followed by Cole Custer (120.681 mph), Brandon Jones (120.460), Ty Majeski (120.353) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (120.283).

Las Vegas winner Ross Chastain was 15th on the speed chart with a top lap of 119.053 mph. This is his final scheduled race in the No. 42 car.

Austin Cindric has the best average over 10 consecutive laps at 118.686 mph. He was followed by Matt Tifft (118.574 mph) and Elliott Sadler (118.198).

Cody Lane crashed late in the session. He spun off Turn 2 in front of Ross Chastain and hit the SAFER barrier. Chastain ducked underneath Lane’s car and avoided contact.

The Xfinity Series’ opening playoff race is at 7:30 p.m. ET today on NBCSN.

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