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Christopher Bell and Daniel Hemric Lead XFINITY Practices at Auto Club Speedway

For the second straight weekend, XFINITY Series regulars swept the practice sessions Friday afternoon in advance of Saturday’s Roseanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway.

XFINITY Series rookie Christopher Bell was fastest in the first session, while series sophomore Daniel Hemric was fastest in the second.

Bell began his strong afternoon by leading the way in first practice. During the session, Bell turned a 40.299-second lap (178.664 mph.). Joey Logano finished the session in second, just .132-seconds off of the fastest lap.

2016 winner Austin Dillon finished third, and the XFINITY Regulars of Daniel Hemric and Tyler Reddick rounded the top five.

35 of the 40 cars entered turned a lap in the session.


Hemric turned the fastest lap in Final Practice. Hemric turned a 40.262-second lap around the Auto Club Speedway. Logano finished the second in the session after leading almost half of the session.

In just his second start in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, John Hunter Nemechek finished the session in third followed by Bell and Reddick.

39 of the 40 cars entered turned at least one lap in the session.

The session was slowed early by a spin by Brandon Jones. He would rebound from the spin to finish 15th on the charts.


About the author

His favorite tracks on the circuit include Barber Motorsports Park, Iowa Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, and Bristol Motor Speedway.

During the season, Christian also spends time as a photographer with multiple other outlets shooting Monster Energy AMA Supercross, Minor League & Major League Baseball, and NCAA Football.

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