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Xfinity practice report from Indy road course

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Austin Cindric posted the best lap in the last of two Xfinity Series practice sessions Friday on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

The Team Penske driver posted a top speed of 97.850 mph around the 14-turn, 2.439-mile course. Cindric recorded 19 laps.

The top five was completed by A.J. Allmendinger (97.344 mph), Justin Haley (96.753), Chase Briscoe (96.534) and Justin Allgaier (96.530).

Anthony Alfredo had his right-rear tire go down with about 40 minutes left in the session. A few minutes later, Joe Graf Jr. spun going into Turn 1.

Jeremy Clements overdrove Turn 7 and went off course 20 minutes into the session. Michael Annett spun off course with 15 minutes left in the session. Both Allmendinger and Allgaier went off course in Turn 7 late in the session.

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First practice

Allmendinger posted the best lap with a top speed of 97.392 mph around the 14-turn, 2.439-mile course. Allmendinger recorded five laps during the 55-minute session.

The top five was completed by Austin Cindric (96.804 mph), Chase Briscoe (96.471), Justin Haley (96.213) and Justin Allgaier (95.976).

Michael Annett, who was 18th fastest, recorded the most laps with 19.

Ryan Sieg and Josh Williams went off course in Turn 12 during the early portion of the session. Turn 12 is where the circuit transitions from the oval short chute between Turns 1 and 2 back into road course.

Sieg then went off course a second time in Turn 13. He and Williams were both able to continue.

Allgaier locked up his brakes and missed Turn 12 with about 26 minutes left in the session.

Mike Wallace briefly went off course in Turn 1 late in the session and Brett Moffitt suffered a cut left rear tire with two minutes left.

The second practice session is scheduled for 3 – 3:55 p.m. ET and can be watched on the NBC Sports App.

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William Byron fastest in first Cup practice at Phoenix

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William Byron topped the speed chart in the first of two practice sessions Friday at Phoenix Raceway.

Byron posted a top speed of 134.595 mph around the 1-mile track with less than five minutes left in the session. He recorded 28 laps in the session.

The top five was completed by Chase Elliott (133.849 mph), Brad Keselowski (133.309), Clint Bowyer (133.235) and Kurt Busch (133.220).

Rookie Tyler Reddick recorded the most laps in the session with 36.

Aric Almirola scrapped the wall at one point in the session, as well as Byron. Corey LaJoie got loose entering Turn 1 late in the session and smacked the wall.

Final practice is scheduled for 5:35 – 6:25 p.m. ET on FS1.

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Xfinity Series practice report from Phoenix Raceway

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Kyle Busch was fastest in the final Xfinity Series practice session Friday at Phoenix Raceway.

Busch, who was 11th fastest in the first practice session, posted a top speed of 129.510 mph in the session. He recorded 28 laps during period.

The top five was completed by Justin Allgaier (129.510 mph), Austin Cindric (128.723), Chase Briscoe (128.700) and Alex Labbe (128.526).

Ryan Sieg was sixth fastest.

Allgaier had the best 10-lap average at 128.490 mph.

Noah Gragson recorded the most laps in the session with 40.

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First Practice

Ross Chastain was fastest in the first of two Xfinity Series practice sessions Friday at Phoenix Raceway.

Chastain posted a top speed of 130.610 mph around the 1-mile track.

The top five was completed by Austin Cindric (129.992 mph), Ryan Sieg (129.983), Brad Keselowski (129.805) and Auto Club Speedway winner Harrison Burton (129.730).

Keselowski and Kyle Busch are each making their first Xfinity starts of the year.

Kody Vanderwal suffered a mechanical issue on his No. 52 car during the session, but it did not cause a caution.

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William Byron fastest in Friday’s Cup Series practice session at Daytona

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William Byron topped the Cup Series’ lone practice session Friday at Daytona International Speedway.

Byron, who won his Daytona 500 qualifying race Thursday night, posted a speed of 204.587 mph.

The top five was completed by Ryan Preece, Chase Elliott, Ty Dillon and Tyler Reddick.

The fastest non-Chevy driver was Denny Hamlin in eighth.

Elliott recorded the most laps with 26.

The series’ three manufacturers all stayed in their own groups for much of the session, with the small field of Toyotas sitting out for the last third of it.

Only 32 of 40 cars made a lap in the session. Kevin Harvick did not practice as his No. 4 team used the day to repair minor damage Harvick’s car sustained on the last lap of his qualifying race Thursday night.

Final practice for the Daytona 500 is scheduled for 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET Saturday.

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Xfinity Series practice report from Daytona

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Caesar Bacarella was fastest in the final Xfinity Series practice session Friday at Daytona International Speedway.

Bacarella was one of 21 drivers to make lap in the session. He posted a top speed of 186.293 mph.

No drivers from top-tier teams made a lap in the session.

The top five was completed by Brandon Brown, Ryan Sieg, CJ McLaughlin and Josh Williams.

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First practice

Noah Gragson was fastest in the first of two Xfinity Series practice sessions Friday at Daytona International Speedway.

The JR Motorsports’ driver posted a top speed of 190.621 mph around the 2.5-mile speedway. Gragson made 17 laps in the session.

The top five was completed by Ross Chastain (190.621 mph), Justin Haley (190.573), AJ Allmendinger (190.569) and Brett Moffitt (190.512).

Rookie Riley Herbst recorded the most laps in the session with 24.

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