Today, was our reacquaint yourself with a road course day. As in the past, the racetrack was looking spectacular! Upon our arrival the Trans Am cars were practicing. Unfortunately, by the time we accomplished all of our set-up duties, practice was completed. We should be able to watch and report on some Trans Am racing on Saturday.
There was a fifty minute practice session for the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Austin Cindric won practice with a time/speed of 135.096/107.87 mph. He was almost a second faster than Jeb Burton's #10 Chevrolet. Justin Allgaier,#7, was third, followed by #16 AJ Allmemdinger and #18 Daniel Hemric.
During this practice session several drivers experienced issues:
#9-Noah Gragson blew an engine
#98-Riley Herbst hit the wall and will go to a backup car
#8-Sam Mayer hit the wall
#26-Kris Wright and #74-Bayley Currey wheel hopped and spun into gravel traps
#17-Cody Ware and #51-Jeremy Clements went off track
#07-Josh Bilicki stalled on track
#4-Landon Cassell and #39-Ryan Sieg made contact.
While approaching the Carousel a few other drivers had small issues. Here is Ty Gibbs getting slightly off track.
And Daniel Hemric:
Tomorrow, there will be more Trans Am action, Xfinity Series Qualifications, Cup practice and the Xfinity Series Henry 180 race. The anticipation for action is very high. Here is a little more of today's action.