Mother nature did not cooperate for the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Friday (Nov. 15). The first of two scheduled practices for the Ford EcoBoost 300 was red-flagged 13 minutes into the session and never restarted after it was declared complete with four minutes remaining. The rain continued to fall, and final practice for the Xfinity Series was canceled.
Tyler Reddick led the way in the first practice with a speed of 165.675 mph on his first of five total laps.
The remaining three Xfinity Series Championship 4 drivers were all in the top five. Christopher Bell was second (165.178 mph), Justin Allgaier was fourth (164.704 mph) and Cole Custer was fifth (163.820 mph).
Austin Cindric completed the top five with a third-place effort of 164.815 mph.
Chase Briscoe and Michael Annett were the only two to complete 10 consecutive laps in the shortened session. Briscoe led the way with a speed of 158.166 mph, and Annett followed with an average speed of 154.765 mph.
The practice started with a red flag when JJ Yeley stalled his RSS Racing Chevrolet on the warm-up lane.
Allgaier had a close call with David Starr and the outside wall exiting turn 2. Fortunately for Allgaier, his car was unharmed.
The Xfinity Series is scheduled to qualify tomorrow at 12:35 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network and will be followed by the race at 3:30 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network.
About the author
Josh Roller is a 2019 graduate of the Sports Capital Journalism Program at IUPUI in Indianapolis. While in school, he covered the 2018 Indianapolis 500 and the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship. He was an extern for INDYCAR in 2019 and interned with Charlotte Motor Speedway's Communications Department in 2020. Besides writing the Xfinity Breakdown for Frontstretch, he also does a weekly podcast with a friend he met at the 2018 Indy 500, Rob Peeters, called the Racing with Rob and Roller podcast.
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