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Christopher Bell, Justin Haley Lead Xfinity Series Practices at Indianapolis

Christopher Bell (53.502 seconds) and Justin Haley (53.499 seconds) led the two NASCAR Xfinity Series practice sessions on Friday, Sept. 6 from Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

First Practice

Joe Gibbs Racing made up the top three on the speed charts at IMS. Championship points leader Bell led the field with a speed of 168.218 mph. He completed 18 laps in this session with his 14th lap being his quickest.

Second-fastest was Brandon Jones, who missed the fast time by 0.001-seconds. He still wheeled his No. 19 Toyota around the track at a speed of 168.215 mph.

Kyle Busch was third fastest, with Michael Annett and Ryan Sieg rounding out the top five.

2019 Indiana 250 First Practice Results

Final Practice

Final practice saw all three JGR drivers in the top 10, but Indiana native Haley paced the field with a speed of 168.227 mph.

Tyler Reddick was second quickest, with Jones, Austin Dillon, and Busch completing the top five.

The only incident in the final practice involved Michael Annett. He received some damage to his No. 1 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, and he was unhappy with the on-track action.


Annett was 13th fastest, and his team was working to repair his car.

2019 Indiana 250 Final Practice Results

The Xfinity Series will qualify tomorrow at 12:05 p.m. ET, and the Indiana 250 is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. ET. Both events will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.

About the author

Mark Kristl joined Frontstretch at the beginning of the 2019 NASCAR season. He is the site's ARCA Menards Series editor. Kristl is also an Eagle Scout and a proud University of Dayton alum.

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