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Tyler Reddick, Austin Cindric Top Xfinity Practices at Dover

In preparation for Saturday’s (May 4) Allied Steel Buildings 200 at Dover International Speedway, Tyler Reddick and Austin Cindric topped the scoring pylon in a pair of Xfinity Series practices.

Opening Practice

Coming off his first victory of 2019, Reddick led much of the opening session with a lap of 155.918 mph, two-tenths of a second ahead of Cole Custer (154.579 mph), who was second on the board. Reddick comes into the race with a string of six consecutive top-five finishes.

Kaz Grala, whose making his third start of the season, was third on the board (154.540 mph), with rookie Zane Smith (154.222 mph) and Cindric (153.899 mph) rounding out the top five.

Justin Allgaier, Chase Briscoe, Christopher Bell, Michael Annett and Noah Gragson rounded out the top 10. Gray Gaulding was 19th on the board, the lowest of the Dash 4 Cash eligible drivers.

Full results from opening practice

Final Practice

Cindric was quick again in final practice, topping the chart with his No. 22 Team Penske Ford with a lap of 152.749 mph.

Riley Herbst, making his second start of the season was second at 152.659 mph, just ahead of Justin Haley (152.659 mph), Reddick (152.297 mph) and Smith (152.233 mph).

Custer, Gragson, Allgaier, John Hunter Nemechek and Brandon Brown, running a Richard Childress Racing chassis rounded out the top 10.

33 of 37 cars turned a lap, with Grala running the most at 73. Custer had the best 10-lap average of the 15 cars that turned 10 consecutive laps at 151.101 mph.

The race is scheduled to get underway Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET. Allgaier is the defending race winner.

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