Allmendinger tops first Xfinity practice on IMS road course

A.J. Allmendinger took a quick liking to the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, leading the way in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ first practice session.

Allmendinger, who has four NASCAR road course wins to his credit (three in Xfinity and one in Cup), paced the first practice session with an average lap speed of 97.392 mph.

He was the only drive to eclipse the 97 mph on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn course, which is also used by the IndyCar Series.

Austin Cindric ended up second (96.803 mph) and series points leader Chase Briscoe was third (96.470 mph). Justin Haley (96.213 mph) and Justin Allgaier (95.976 mph) completed the top-five.

Rounding out the top-10 speeds were Jeremy Clements, Noah Gragson, Josh Bilicki, Ross Chastain and Preston Pardus.

There weren’t any serious incidents during the session.

Ryan Sieg spun once off Turn 12 and Josh Williams drove off course once but was able to continue on without damage.

Cla#DriverManufacturerLapsTimeGapIntervalMph
116 A.J. AllmendingerChevrolet51’30.155  97.392
222 Austin CindricFord101’30.7030.5480.54896.804
398 Chase BriscoeFord91’31.0160.8610.31396.471
411 Justin HaleyChevrolet81’31.2601.1050.24496.213
57 Justin AllgaierChevrolet131’31.4851.3300.22595.976
651 Jeremy ClementsChevrolet121’31.8011.6460.31695.646
79 Noah GragsonChevrolet181’31.8581.7030.05795.587
899 Josh BilickiToyota51’32.1972.0420.33995.235
910 Ross ChastainChevrolet91’32.2412.0860.04495.190
1036Preston PardusChevrolet71’32.2572.1020.01695.173
1119 Brandon JonesToyota101’32.3062.1510.04995.123
1218Riley HerbstToyota131’32.3562.2010.05095.071
1320 Harrison BurtonToyota171’32.5782.4230.22294.843
1421Anthony AlfredoChevrolet121’32.6012.4460.02394.820
158 Jeb BurtonChevrolet121’32.6262.4710.02594.794
1690 Alex LabbéChevrolet71’32.7932.6380.16794.624
1707 Jade BufordChevrolet91’32.9042.7490.11194.510
181 Michael AnnettChevrolet191’33.1132.9580.20994.298
1902 Brett MoffittChevrolet51’33.6413.4860.52893.767
2026 Brandon GdovicToyota71’33.6753.5200.03493.733
2161 Stephen LeichtToyota71’34.1854.0300.51093.225
2244 Tommy Joe MartinsChevrolet101’34.3064.1510.12193.105
2368 Brandon BrownChevrolet71’34.3174.1620.01193.095
2413 Timmy HillToyota41’34.3204.1650.00393.092
2593 Myatt SniderChevrolet41’34.3384.1830.01893.074
2692 Josh WilliamsChevrolet101’34.6844.5290.34692.734
2715 Jeffrey EarnhardtChevrolet31’35.3025.1470.61892.132
2847 Kyle WeathermanChevrolet11’35.9525.7970.65091.508
290 Mike WallaceChevrolet101’36.5036.3480.55190.986
3039 Ryan SiegChevrolet71’36.8776.7220.37490.635
3108Joe Jr.Chevrolet131’37.4607.3050.58390.092
3274 Bayley CurreyChevrolet11’38.0257.8700.56589.573
3352Kody VanderwalChevrolet21’39.7739.6181.74888.004
344 Jesse LittleChevrolet11’47.37817.2237.60581.771

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