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Christopher Bell, Justin Haley lead NASCAR Xfinity Practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Christopher Bell and Justin Haley led two NASCAR Xfinity Series practice sessions Friday, July 20 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Both drivers enter qualifying in strong position to win the pole for the 2019 ROXOR 200 in Loudon, N.H.

Bell was the quickest in opening practice with a lap of 128.087 mph. The defending race winner is seeking his fourth pole of the NXS season and first since Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day Weekend.

Cole Custer was second, followed by Justin Allgaier, Harrison Burton and Paul Menard.

Chase Briscoe ran the most laps with 50 circuits around the mile track while Custer was the quickest in the 10-lap average category with an average speed of 126.378 mph. There were no major incidents although only 35 of the 41 cars entered made it onto the racetrack.


There was a stoppage in the action during the second practice due to the No. 74 of Camden Murphy. Murphy’s car suffered a mechanical failure to bring out the only stoppage during the session.

Haley, meanwhile jumped from 10th to first in final practice with a speed of 128.51 mph. Bell was second, followed by Custer. Ryan Truex, driving for JR Motorsports, and teammate Allgaier rounded out the top-five drivers.


NASCAR Xfinity Series teams take to the Magic Mile tomorrow for qualifying at 11:15 a.m. The ROXOR 200 is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. on NBCSN.

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