Justin Allgaier will be making his 10th start at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR).
Matt Kenseth was one of several notable drivers who failed to advance to the final round of qualification. His time was only good enough to 27th on the starting grid.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. failed to advance to the second round of qualification and will roll off the grid 25th for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600.
Daniel Suarez (#19 ARRIS Toyota Camry) had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first practice for the XFINITY Series Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Erik Jones (#20 GameStop Toyota Camry) led the first practice session for the XFINITY Series Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Kurt Busch posted the fastest single lap in the first practice for the Coke 600 with a speed of 192.843 mph. That makes him one of the favorites to win this week’s pole. Qualification will be held Thursday night.
Saturday’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will mark Cole Custer’s second NASCAR XFINITY Series start, but first behind the wheel of the No. 88 Chevrolet.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) will be back in action this Saturday for the inaugural ComServe Wireless 150 at the newly opened .4-mile oval Dominion Raceway in Virginia.
In 11 NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Justin Allgaier (#7 Suave Men Chevrolet Camaro) has two top fives and six top 10s.
An accident at Dover International Speedway put an end to a two-race, top-10 streak for Austin Dillon. He finished third at Talladega SuperSpeedway and sixth at Kansas Speedway to make it appear he was starting to get some momentum.
Jamie McMurray has persevered most of this season and has been running at the end of every race with only two top-10s to show for his effort. One of these was a fourth at Talladega SuperSpeedway, but he has failed to complete all the laps in two races since.