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Cup, Xfinity teams to be penalized practice time Friday at ISM Raceway

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AVONDALE, Ariz. – Three Cup teams and five Xfinity teams will be docked practice time Friday at ISM Raceway for inspection issues last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.

The Cup teams of Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Jimmie Johnson must sit out the final 15 minutes of the first practice session. The first Cup practice session will be from 4:05 – 4:55 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports App (and NBCSN at 4:30 p.m. ET).

In the Xfinity Series, the cars of playoff contenders Chase Briscoe and Michael Annett each will miss 30 minutes of final practice for failing inspection three or more times last week at Texas. The final Xfinity practice is scheduled for 6:05 – 6:55 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

In the opening Xfinity practice, the car of playoff contender Noah Gragson will miss 15 minutes of the first practice for failing inspection twice at Texas. The cars of Chad Finchum and David Starr each will miss 15 minutes of the first practice for being late to inspection at Texas. Opening Xfinity practice is scheduled for 3:05 – 3:55 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports App.

Xfinity practice report from Kansas

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Tyler Reddick posted the fastest lap in Friday’s Xfinity Series practice session at Kansas Speedway.

Reddick (173.611 mph) was followed by Christopher Bell (172.337), Cole Custer (172.271), Noah Gragson (172.260) and Justin Allgaier (171.958).

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Three cars hit the wall in the session.

Christopher Bell hit the wall in the session and had slight damage to the car’s right side.

“Just trying to get a little too much,” Bell said on NBCSN.

Bobby Dale Earnhardt spun and hit the wall in the session. He was able to drive his damaged car back to the garage.

Chad Finchum later slapped the wall.

OPENING PRACTICE 

Cole Custer posted the fastest lap in the opening Xfinity practice at Kansas Speedway.

Custer led the way with a lap of 173.544 mph.

He was followed by Tyler Reddick (173.249 mph), Ross Chastain (173.077), Christopher Bell (172.811) and Brandon Jones (172.629).

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Final Xfinity practice is scheduled for 5:05 – 5:55 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

 

Cup, Xfinity practice holds for Michigan, Mid-Ohio

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Here are the practices holds this weekend for the Cup and Xfinity Series.

Cup at Michigan International Speedway

Will be served during the last 15 minutes during today’s practice session.

15 minutes: Clint Bowyer (Late out of the garage before qualifying)

Xfinity Series at Mid-Ohio

All penalties will be served at the end of first practice (1:35 – 2:25 p.m ET today on the NBC Sports App)

15 minutes: Tyler Reddick, Vinnie Miller, Justin Allgaier, Chad Finchum, Tommy Joe Martins, Brandon Brown (late to inspection)

15 minutes: Jack Hawksworth (team failed inspection twice)

30 minutes: Joey Gase (late to inspection and failed inspection twice)

Xfinity, Truck Series practice holds at Kentucky Speedway

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NASCAR announced eight practice holds for the Xfinity and Gander Outdoors Truck Series today at Kentucky Speedway.

All the holds will be served at the end of each series’ final practice session.

Xfinity Series

15 minute holds

Joey Gase and Mike Harmon – out of garage late

Noah Gragson, Jeremy Clements and Jeff Green – failed inspection twice at Daytona

30 minute hold

Chad Finchum – failed inspection three times at Daytona

Gander Outdoors Truck Series

15 minute holds

Tyler Ankrum and Jeb Burton – failed inspection twice at Chicago

Two Cup cars to be docked practice time at Michigan

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Erik Jones and Chris Buescher each will be docked 15 minutes of practice at the end of the first Cup session Friday at Michigan International Speedway. They will serve the penalty for multiple inspection failures last weekend at Pocono Raceway.

First Cup practice will be from 2:05-2:55 p.m. ET.

Four Xfinity cars will be docked time at the end of the first practice session Friday at Michigan.

Brandon Jones‘ team will be docked 15 minutes for being out the garage late at Pocono. Chad Finchum will miss 15 minutes because his car failed inspection twice at Pocono.

The cars of Paul Menard and Riley Herbst each will miss 30 minutes for being late and failing inspection twice at Pocono.

The first Xfinity practice will be from 1:05 – 1:55 p.m. ET.