Race Weekend Central

Austin Cindric Tops an Eventful NASCAR Xfinity Practice at Road America

Austin Cindric was the fastest in the lone NASCAR Xfinity Series practice with a speed of 107.87 mph at Road America Friday, July 2. Cindric, who looks to be a favorite tomorrow, was about a second faster than the second-fastest driver, Jeb Burton. The rest of the top five in practice was Justin Allgaier, AJ Allmendinger and Daniel Hemric.

Practice was halted early on for two separate incidents. When the track first opened, a screwdriver was left on the track in turn five. After the screwdriver was removed by the track officials, Josh Bilicki in the No. 07 car was stalled coming out of turn 11. After practice resumed for about 10 minutes, the caution was out again for Noah Gragson blowing a motor.

See also
Eyes On Xfinity: Let's Appreciate the Legends

Near the end of practice, Kris Wright spun off the track into the kitty litter. Many other drivers had trouble staying on the track like Sam Mayer, Riley Herbst, Bayley Currey and Cody Ware. Herbst will go to a backup car after his off-track incident and start from the rear for the race on Saturday.

The rest of the top 10 in practice contained Ty Gibbs, Kyle Busch, Justin Haley, Alex Labbe and Jeremy Clements.

Xfinity Practice Results from Road America

The NASCAR Xfinity Series takes on the road course of Road America with qualifying tomorrow on July 3 at 11:35 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Network followed by the race at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

About the author

Jared Haas joined the Frontstretch staff in May 2020. A graduate of Cedarville University in December 2019, Jared has been a NASCAR fan since 2006. Jared has worked with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2023.

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com
We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.

1 Comment
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

This Herbst is just……TERRIBLE!!! My beagle could drive better but Doggo’s Grampa can’t afford a street stocker.

Share via