'Dinger and Sammy Smith Lead Xfinity at COTA, Chastain and Busch Tops in Trucks

AJ Allmendinger was fastest in Xfinity at COTA

(AUSTIN, TX – MAR 24, 2023 – RIS) Veteran AJ Allmendinger and rookie contender Sammy Smith will start on the front row for Saturday’s Pit Boss 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Circuit of the Americas road course. Allmendinger is joined in the top ten by Cup Series regulars Ty Gibbs, starting third and William Byron in ninth place on the grid. “Dinger” was the fastest on the track in every session he ran, with Gibbs heading his group in the split first round of qualifrying.

Ross Chastain and Kyle Busch bumped NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series regulars out of the top two starting positions for Saturday’s XPEL225 race on the Circuit of the Americas road course. The first series regular, Ty Majeski, will start third, flanked by rookie Nick Sanchez

Practice: Pit Boss 250 presented by USA Today, Circuit of The Americas
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) AJ Allmendinger(i), No. 10 Celsius Chevrolet, 2:15.055, 90.896 mph, 2, 6, ---.---, ---.---
2) William Byron(i), No. 17 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 2:15.507, 90.593, 3, 6, -0.452 sec, -0.452 sec
3) Sheldon Creed, No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet, 2:16.012, 90.257, 6, 6, -0.957, -0.505
4) Parker Kligerman, No. 48 Big Machine Racing Spiked Chevrolet, 2:16.055, 90.228, 6, 6, -1.000, -0.043
5) Ty Gibbs(i), No. 19 Monster Energy Toyota, 2:16.070, 90.218, 3, 5, -1.015, -0.015
6) Cole Custer, No. 00 Haas Automation Ford, 2:16.151, 90.165, 2, 8, -1.096, -0.081
7) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 BRANDT Chevrolet, 2:16.266, 90.089, 4, 8, -1.211, -0.115
8) Alex Labbe, No. 92 Alloy Employer Services Chevrolet, 2:16.337, 90.042, 3, 6, -1.282, -0.071
9) Austin Hill, No. 21 Bennett Transportation Chevrolet, 2:16.664, 89.826, 1, 7, -1.609, -0.327
10) John Hunter Nemechek, No. 20 Romco Equipment Toyota, 2:16.745, 89.773, 4, 8, -1.690, -0.081
11) Sammy Smith #, No. 18 Pilot Flying J Toyota, 2:16.745, 89.773, 4, 7, -1.690, -0.000
12) Aric Almirola(i), No. 08 Rush Truck Centers Ford, 2:16.855, 89.701, 2, 5, -1.800, -0.110
13) Sam Mayer, No. 1 Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet, 2:17.032, 89.585, 7, 7, -1.977, -0.177
14) Daniel Hemric, No. 11 Chevrolet Accessories Chevrolet, 2:17.091, 89.546, 4, 7, -2.036, -0.059
15) Preston Pardus, No. 50 Garage Oil Spirits Chevrolet, 2:17.152, 89.507, 1, 4, -2.097, -0.061
16) Sage Karam, No. 44 Quality Roof Seamers Chevrolet, 2:17.187, 89.484, 1, 3, -2.132, -0.035
17) Josh Berry, No. 8 Tire Pros Love The Drive Chevrolet, 2:17.221, 89.462, 3, 6, -2.166, -0.034
18) Jeb Burton, No. 27 State Water Heaters/HeartBeat Chevrolet, 2:17.344, 89.381, 1, 5, -2.289, -0.123
19) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 2:17.451, 89.312, 1, 6, -2.396, -0.107
20) Brandon Jones, No. 9 Menards/Char-Broil Grills Chevrolet, 2:17.458, 89.307, 3, 8, -2.403, -0.007
21) Connor Mosack, No. 24 Toyota Racing Development Toyota, 2:17.625, 89.199, 2, 6, -2.570, -0.167
22) Anthony Alfredo, No. 78 Pit Boss Chevrolet, 2:17.721, 89.137, 4, 6, -2.666, -0.096
23) Chandler Smith #, No. 16 Quick Tie Products Inc. Chevrolet, 2:17.771, 89.104, 4, 6, -2.716, -0.050
24) Brett Moffitt, No. 25 AM Technical Solutions Ford, 2:17.922, 89.007, 1, 4, -2.867, -0.151
25) Josh Bilicki, No. 91 Insurance King/Zeigler Chevrolet, 2:18.004, 88.954, 3, 6, -2.949, -0.082
26) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Straitline Nitro Chevrolet, 2:18.022, 88.942, 3, 6, -2.967, -0.018
27) Kyle Weatherman, No. 02 Our Motorsports Chevrolet, 2:18.192, 88.833, 2, 4, -3.137, -0.170
28) Joe Graf Jr., No. 38 G-Coin Ford, 2:18.197, 88.830, 3, 7, -3.142, -0.005
29) Miguel Paludo, No. 88 BRANDT Chevrolet, 2:18.358, 88.726, 4, 7, -3.303, -0.161
30) Carson Hocevar(i), No. 07 Engine Parts Plus Chevrolet, 2:18.482, 88.647, 5, 5, -3.427, -0.124
31) Brennan Poole, No. 6 BeONE Sports Chevrolet, 2:18.946, 88.351, 2, 4, -3.891, -0.464
32) Brad Perez, No. 53 Apex/Weiss Sand & Clay LP Chevrolet, 2:19.023, 88.302, 2, 5, -3.968, -0.077
33) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 CMRroofing.com Ford, 2:19.085, 88.263, 4, 7, -4.030, -0.062
34) Cameron Lawrence, No. 66 Impact Health Labs/RAFA Racing Club Toyota, 2:19.255, 88.155, 4, 7, -4.200, -0.170
35) Parker Retzlaff #, No. 31 FUNKAWAY Chevrolet, 2:19.659, 87.900, 5, 7, -4.604, -0.404
36) Ryan Ellis, No. 43 Four Loko Chevrolet, 2:19.797, 87.813, 5, 6, -4.742, -0.138
37) Jeffrey Earnhardt, No. 45 Gas POS/BZ Mart Chevrolet, 2:20.480, 87.386, 6, 6, -5.425, -0.683
38) Garrett Smithley, No. 4 2-C Equipment Chevrolet, 2:20.560, 87.336, 5, 5, -5.505, -0.080
39) Parker Chase, No. 35 ONTIVITY Ford, 2:20.576, 87.326, 3, 5, -5.521, -0.016
40) Baltazar Leguizamon, No. 74 TEDIT/Altstadt Brewery Chevrolet, 142.039, 86.427, 3, 4, -6.984, -1.463
41) Kaz Grala, No. 26 Fire Department Coffee Toyota, 143.461, 85.570, 1, 2, -8.406, -1.422
42) Kyle Sieg, No. 28  Ford, 144.845, 84.753, 5, 7, -9.790, -1.384

Time Trial Results: Pit Boss 250 presented by USA Today, Circuit of The Americas
Round 1A
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, -Fastest, -Next
1) AJ Allmendinger(i), No. 10 Celsius Chevrolet, 2:12.933, 92.347 mph, ---, ---
2) William Byron(i), No. 17 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 2:13.002, 92.299, 0.069 sec, 0.069 sec
3) Sammy Smith #, No. 18 Pilot Flying J Toyota, 2:14.209, 91.469, 1.276, 1.207
4) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 2:14.433, 91.317, 1.500, 0.224
5) John Hunter Nemechek, No. 20 Romco Equipment Toyota, 2:14.711, 91.128, 1.778, 0.278
6) Josh Berry, No. 8 Tire Pros Love The Drive Chevrolet, 2:15.098, 90.867, 2.165, 0.387
7) Sage Karam, No. 44 Quality Roof Seamers Chevrolet, 2:15.330, 90.712, 2.397, 0.232
8) Carson Hocevar(i), No. 07 Engine Parts Plus Chevrolet, 2:15.393, 90.669, 2.460, 0.063
9) Preston Pardus, No. 50 Garage Oil Spirits Chevrolet, 2:15.521, 90.584, 2.588, 0.128
10) Kaz Grala, No. 26 Fire Department Coffee Toyota, 2:15.613, 90.522, 2.680, 0.092
11) Connor Mosack, No. 24 Toyota Racing Development Toyota, 2:15.674, 90.482, 2.741, 0.061
12) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Straitline Nitro Chevrolet, 2:15.775, 90.414, 2.842, 0.101
13) Brandon Jones, No. 9 Menards/Char-Broil Grills Chevrolet, 2:15.829, 90.378, 2.896, 0.054
14) Chandler Smith #, No. 16 Quick Tie Products Inc. Chevrolet, 2:16.079, 90.212, 3.146, 0.250
15) Brett Moffitt, No. 25 AM Technical Solutions Ford, 2:16.709, 89.797, 3.776, 0.630
16) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 CMRroofing.com Ford, 2:16.933, 89.650, 4.000, 0.224
17) Parker Retzlaff #, No. 31 FUNKAWAY Chevrolet, 2:18.436, 88.676, 5.503, 1.503
18) Cameron Lawrence, No. 66 Impact Health Labs/RAFA Racing Club Toyota, 2:18.651, 88.539, 5.718, 0.215
19) Jeffrey Earnhardt, No. 45 Gas POS/BZ Mart Chevrolet, 2:19.032, 88.296, 6.099, 0.381
20) Kyle Sieg, No. 28  Ford, 2:21.098, 87.003, 8.165, 2.066
21) Parker Chase, No. 35 ONTIVITY Toyota, 0.000, 0.000, -----, -----

Round 1B
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, -Fastest, -Next
1) Ty Gibbs(i), No. 19 Monster Energy Toyota, 2:12.929, 92.350 mph, ---, ---
2) Sheldon Creed, No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet, 2:13.719, 91.804, 0.790 sec, 0.790 sec
3) Cole Custer, No. 00 Haas Automation Ford, 2:13.764, 91.774, 0.835, 0.045
4) Parker Kligerman, No. 48 Big Machine Racing Spiked Chevrolet, 2:14.009, 91.606, 1.080, 0.245
5) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 BRANDT Chevrolet, 2:14.127, 91.525, 1.198, 0.118
6) Daniel Hemric, No. 11 Chevrolet Accessories Chevrolet, 2:14.153, 91.507, 1.224, 0.026
7) Austin Hill, No. 21 Bennett Transportation Chevrolet, 2:14.412, 91.331, 1.483, 0.259
8) Aric Almirola(i), No. 08 Rush Truck Centers Ford, 2:14.503, 91.269, 1.574, 0.091
9) Sam Mayer, No. 1 Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet, 2:14.750, 91.102, 1.821, 0.247
10) Miguel Paludo, No. 88 BRANDT Chevrolet, 2:15.436, 90.641, 2.507, 0.686
11) Jeb Burton, No. 27 State Water Heaters/HeartBeat Chevrolet, 2:15.646, 90.500, 2.717, 0.210
12) Alex Labbe, No. 92 Alloy Employer Services Chevrolet, 2:15.683, 90.476, 2.754, 0.037
13) Josh Bilicki, No. 91 Insurance King/Zeigler Chevrolet, 2:15.754, 90.428, 2.825, 0.071
14) Anthony Alfredo, No. 78 Pit Boss Chevrolet, 2:16.792, 89.742, 3.863, 1.038
15) Brad Perez, No. 53 Apex/Weiss Sand & Clay LP Chevrolet, 2:16.806, 89.733, 3.877, 0.014
16) Ryan Ellis, No. 43 Four Loko Chevrolet, 2:17.387, 89.353, 4.458, 0.581
17) Kyle Weatherman, No. 02 Our Motorsports Chevrolet, 2:17.505, 89.277, 4.576, 0.118
18) Joe Graf Jr (OP), No. 38 G-Coin Ford, 2:18.650, 88.539, 5.721, 1.145
19) Brennan Poole (OP), No. 6 BeONE Sports Chevrolet, 2:19.803, 87.809, 6.874, 1.153
20) Baltazar Leguizamon, No. 74 TEDIT/Altstadt Brewery Chevrolet, 2:20.491, 87.379, 7.562, 0.688
21) Garrett Smithley, No. 4 2-C Equipment Chevrolet, 2:21.258, 86.905, 8.329, 0.767

Round 2
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, -Fastest, -Next
1) AJ Allmendinger(i), No. 10 Celsius Chevrolet, 2:13.184, 92.173 mph, ---, ---
2) Sammy Smith #, No. 18 Pilot Flying J Toyota, 2:13.686, 91.827, 0.502 sec, 0.502 sec
3) Ty Gibbs(i), No. 19 Monster Energy Toyota, 2:13.922, 91.665, 0.738, 0.236
4) Sheldon Creed, No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet, 2:13.941, 91.652, 0.757, 0.019
5) Parker Kligerman, No. 48 Big Machine Racing Spiked Chevrolet, 2:14.612, 91.195, 1.428, 0.671
6) John Hunter Nemechek, No. 20 Romco Equipment Toyota, 2:14.871, 91.020, 1.687, 0.259
7) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 2:14.933, 90.978, 1.749, 0.062
8) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 BRANDT Chevrolet, 2:14.986, 90.943, 1.802, 0.053
9) William Byron(i), No. 17 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 0.000, 0.000, -----, -----
10) Cole Custer, No. 00 Haas Automation Ford, 0.000, 0.000, -----, -----

Starting Line Up: Pit Boss 250 presented by USA Today, Circuit of The Americas
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed
1) AJ Allmendinger(i), No. 10 Celsius Chevrolet, 2:13.184, 92.173 mph
2) Sammy Smith #, No. 18 Pilot Flying J Toyota, 2:13.686, 91.827
3) Ty Gibbs(i), No. 19 Monster Energy Toyota, 2:13.922, 91.665
4) Sheldon Creed, No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet, 2:13.941, 91.652
5) Parker Kligerman, No. 48 Big Machine Racing Spiked Chevrolet, 2:14.612, 91.195
6) John Hunter Nemechek, No. 20 Romco Equipment Toyota, 2:14.871, 91.020
7) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 2:14.933, 90.978
8) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 BRANDT Chevrolet, 2:14.986, 90.943
9) William Byron(i), No. 17 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 0.000, 0.000
10) Cole Custer, No. 00 Haas Automation Ford, 0.000, 0.000
11) Daniel Hemric, No. 11 Chevrolet Accessories Chevrolet, 2:14.153, 91.507
12) Austin Hill, No. 21 Bennett Transportation Chevrolet, 2:14.412, 91.331
13) Aric Almirola(i), No. 08 Rush Truck Centers Ford, 2:14.503, 91.269
14) Sam Mayer, No. 1 Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet, 2:14.750, 91.102
15) Josh Berry, No. 8 Tire Pros Love The Drive Chevrolet, 2:15.098, 90.867
16) Sage Karam, No. 44 Quality Roof Seamers Chevrolet, 2:15.330, 90.712
17) Carson Hocevar(i), No. 07 Engine Parts Plus Chevrolet, 2:15.393, 90.669
18) Miguel Paludo, No. 88 BRANDT Chevrolet, 2:15.436, 90.641
19) Preston Pardus, No. 50 Garage Oil Spirits Chevrolet, 2:15.521, 90.584
20) Kaz Grala, No. 26 Fire Department Coffee Toyota, 2:15.613, 90.522
21) Jeb Burton, No. 27 State Water Heaters/HeartBeat Chevrolet, 2:15.646, 90.500
22) Connor Mosack, No. 24 Toyota Racing Development Toyota, 2:15.674, 90.482
23) Alex Labbe, No. 92 Alloy Employer Services Chevrolet, 2:15.683, 90.476
24) Josh Bilicki, No. 91 Insurance King/Zeigler Chevrolet, 2:15.754, 90.428
25) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Straitline Nitro Chevrolet, 2:15.775, 90.414
26) Brandon Jones, No. 9 Menards/Char-Broil Grills Chevrolet, 2:15.829, 90.378
27) Chandler Smith #, No. 16 Quick Tie Products Inc. Chevrolet, 2:16.079, 90.212
28) Brett Moffitt, No. 25 AM Technical Solutions Ford, 2:16.709, 89.797
29) Anthony Alfredo, No. 78 Pit Boss Chevrolet, 2:16.792, 89.742
30) Brad Perez, No. 53 Apex/Weiss Sand & Clay LP Chevrolet, 2:16.806, 89.733
31) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 CMRroofing.com Ford, 2:16.933, 89.650
32) Ryan Ellis, No. 43 Four Loko Chevrolet, 2:17.387, 89.353
33) Kyle Weatherman, No. 02 Our Motorsports Chevrolet, 2:17.505, 89.277
34) Parker Retzlaff #, No. 31 FUNKAWAY Chevrolet, Owner Points, 
35) Joe Graf Jr., No. 38 G-Coin Ford, Owner Points, 
36) Jeffrey Earnhardt, No. 45 Gas POS/BZ Mart Chevrolet, Owner Points, 
37) Brennan Poole, No. 6 BeONE Sports Chevrolet, Owner Points, 
38) Kyle Sieg, No. 28  Ford, Owner Points,
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Did Not Qualify: No. 66 Cameron Lawrence, No. 74 Baltazar Leguizamon, No. 4 Garrett Smithley, No. 35 Parker Chase

Track Qualifying Record: AJ Allmendinger(i), 03/24/23, 2:13.184, 92.173 mph
Track Race Record: Kyle Busch, 05/22/21, 2 h, 09 min 25 sec, 72.723 mph

Practice: XPEL 225, Circuit of The Americas
Pos, Driver, Truck, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next

1) Kyle Busch(i), No. 51 Zariz Transport Chevrolet, 2:15.582, 90.543 mph, 1, 7, ---.---, ---.---
2) Ross Chastain(i), No. 41 Worldwide Express Chevrolet, 2:16.009, 90.259, 5, 6, -0.427 sec, -0.427 sec
3) Ben Rhodes, No. 99 Farm Paint Ford, 2:16.458, 89.962, 5, 6, -0.876, -0.449
4) Carson Hocevar, No. 42 Worldwide Express Chevrolet, 2:16.578, 89.883, 2, 4, -0.996, -0.120
5) Alex Bowman(i), No. 7 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 2:16.750, 89.770, 7, 7, -1.168, -0.172
6) Zane Smith, No. 38 Speedco/Peak Ford, 2:16.758, 89.764, 2, 5, -1.176, -0.008
7) Corey Heim, No. 11 JBL Toyota, 2:16.768, 89.758, 3, 7, -1.186, -0.010
8) Nick Sanchez #, No. 2 Gainbridge Chevrolet, 2:16.997, 89.608, 2, 7, -1.415, -0.229
9) Taylor Gray, No. 17 Dead On Tools Toyota, 2:17.006, 89.602, 2, 7, -1.424, -0.009
10) Stewart Friesen, No. 52 Halmar International Toyota, 2:17.512, 89.272, 7, 7, -1.930, -0.506
11) Parker Kligerman(i), No. 75 Food Country USA/Utz Chevrolet, 2:17.584, 89.226, 3, 7, -2.002, -0.072
12) Ty Majeski, No. 98 Cincinnati/Curb Records Ford, 2:17.598, 89.216, 5, 7, -2.016, -0.014
13) Christian Eckes, No. 19 NAPA AutoCare Chevrolet, 2:17.679, 89.164, 3, 7, -2.097, -0.081
14) Hailie Deegan, No. 13 Ford Performance Ford, 2:17.903, 89.019, 4, 6, -2.321, -0.224
15) Kaz Grala(i), No. 1 Island Coastal Lager Toyota, 2:17.919, 89.009, 3, 7, -2.337, -0.016
16) Grant Enfinger, No. 23 Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet, 2:17.921, 89.008, 5, 8, -2.339, -0.002
17) Tyler Ankrum, No. 16 LiUNA! Toyota, 2:18.092, 88.897, 6, 7, -2.510, -0.171
18) Chase Purdy, No. 4 Bama Buggies Chevrolet, 2:18.221, 88.814, 1, 7, -2.639, -0.129
19) Rajah Caruth #, No. 24 Wendell Scott Foundation Chevrolet, 2:18.264, 88.787, 2, 7, -2.682, -0.043
20) Dean Thompson, No. 5 Thompson Pipe Group Toyota, 2:18.350, 88.732, 5, 6, -2.768, -0.086
21) Logan Bearden, No. 22 Bearden Automotive Ford, 2:18.499, 88.636, 2, 6, -2.917, -0.149
22) Lawless Alan, No. 45 PlainsCapital Bank/MGMachinery Chevrolet, 2:18.556, 88.600, 5, 8, -2.974, -0.057
23) Matt DiBenedetto, No. 25 Rackley Roofing Chevrolet, 2:18.605, 88.568, 4, 5, -3.023, -0.049
24) Tanner Gray, No. 15 Mobil 1 Toyota, 2:18.730, 88.488, 3, 7, -3.148, -0.125
25) Matt Crafton, No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Ford, 2:18.937, 88.357, 1, 6, -3.355, -0.207
26) Colby Howard, No. 9 Grant County Mulch Chevrolet, 2:19.080, 88.266, 4, 7, -3.498, -0.143
27) Kaden Honeycutt, No. 04 CarQuest Ford, 2:19.453, 88.030, 2, 6, -3.871, -0.373
28) Dale Quarterley, No. 46 Van Dyk Recycling/Motul Toyota, 2:19.723, 87.860, 2, 3, -4.141, -0.270
29) Timmy Hill, No. 56 Will's Automotive Toyota, 2:19.751, 87.842, 4, 4, -4.169, -0.028
30) Stefan Parsons(i), No. 12 Record Rack Chevrolet, 2:19.802, 87.810, 1, 1, -4.220, -0.051
31) Ed Jones, No. 20 Little Caesars Chevrolet, 2:20.083, 87.634, 5, 7, -4.501, -0.281
32) Colin Garrett, No. 30 11/11 Veteran Project/UnBroken Toyota, 2:20.593, 87.316, 4, 8, -5.011, -0.510
33) Kris Wright, No. 02 F.N.B. Corporation Chevrolet, 2:21.215, 86.931, 1, 3, -5.633, -0.622
34) Bret Holmes #, No. 32 Pate Holdings Chevrolet, 2:21.554, 86.723, 5, 6, -5.972, -0.339
35) Jake Garcia #, No. 35 Quanta Chevrolet, 2:22.965, 85.867, 7, 8, -7.383, -1.411
36) Samuel Lecomte, No. 8 Concierge Motorsports Chevrolet, 2:23.189, 85.733, 5, 8, -7.607, -0.224
37) Daniel Dye #, No. 43 Dell Children's Medical Center Chevrolet, 2:23.756, 85.395, 3, 3, -8.174, -0.567
38) Mason Filippi, No. 34 OpenFender Ford, 2:23.758, 85.394, 4, 8, -8.176, -0.002
39) Mason Massey, No. 33 RBR Ford, -0.000, 0.000, 0, 0, -0.000, -0.000

Time Trial Results: XPEL 225, Circuit of The Americas

Round 1A
Pos, Driver, Truck, Team, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) Ross Chastain(i), 41, Worldwide Express Chevrolet, 2:13.976, 91.628, 1, 1, 0.000, 0.000
2) Ty Majeski, 98, Cincinnati/Curb Records Ford, 2:14.739, 91.109, 1, 1, 0.763, 0.763
3) Nick Sanchez #, 2, Gainbridge Chevrolet, 2:15.204, 90.796, 1, 1, 1.228, 0.465
4) Grant Enfinger, 23, Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet, 2:15.242, 90.771, 1, 2, 1.266, 0.038
5) Tanner Gray, 15, Mobil 1 Toyota, 2:16.325, 90.050, 1, 2, 2.349, 1.083
6) Stewart Friesen, 52, Halmar International Toyota, 2:16.471, 89.953, 1, 3, 2.495, 0.146
7) Hailie Deegan, 13, Ford Performance Ford, 2:16.516, 89.924, 2, 4, 2.540, 0.045
8) Parker Kligerman(i), 75, Food Country USA/Utz Chevrolet, 2:16.537, 89.910, 1, 3, 2.561, 0.021
9) Rajah Caruth #, 24, Wendell Scott Foundation Chevrolet, 2:16.826, 89.720, 1, 2, 2.850, 0.289
10) Kaden Honeycutt, 04, CarQuest Ford, 2:18.157, 88.855, 1, 2, 4.181, 1.331
11) Colin Garrett, 30, 11/11 Veteran Project/UnBroken Toyota, 2:18.925, 88.364, 2, 3, 4.949, 0.768
12) Stefan Parsons(i), 12, Record Rack Chevrolet, 2:18.946, 88.351, 1, 3, 4.970, 0.021
13) Colby Howard, 9, Grant County Mulch Chevrolet, 2:19.097, 88.255, 1, 2, 5.121, 0.151
14) Matt DiBenedetto, 25, Rackley Roofing Chevrolet, 2:19.261, 88.151, 1, 1, 5.285, 0.164
15) Timmy Hill, 56, Will's Automotive Toyota, 2:19.551, 87.968, 1, 1, 5.575, 0.290
16) Bret Holmes #, 32, Pate Holdings Chevrolet, 2:20.147, 87.594, 1, 4, 6.171, 0.596
17) Dale Quarterley, 46, Van Dyk Recycling/Motul Toyota, 2:20.630, 87.293, 1, 2, 6.654, 0.483
18) Alex Bowman(i), 7, HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 2:54.534, 70.336, 1, 1, 40.558, 33.904
19) Mason Massey, 33, RBR Ford, 0.000, 0.000, 0, 0, -----, -----

Round 1B
Pos, Driver, Truck, Team, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) 
Christian Eckes, 19, NAPA AutoCare Chevrolet, 2:14.416, 91.328, 1, 1, 0.000, 0.000
2) 
Kyle Busch(i), 51, Zariz Transport Chevrolet, 2:14.520, 91.258, 1, 1, 0.104, 0.104
3) 
Carson Hocevar, 42, Worldwide Express Chevrolet, 2:15.284, 90.742, 1, 1, 0.868, 0.764
4) 
Zane Smith, 38, Speedco/Peak Ford, 2:15.434, 90.642, 1, 2, 1.018, 0.150
5) 
Kaz Grala(i), 1, Island Coastal Lager Toyota, 2:15.487, 90.606, 1, 1, 1.071, 0.053
6) 
Corey Heim, 11, JBL Toyota, 2:15.998, 90.266, 2, 2, 1.582, 0.511
7) 
Tyler Ankrum, 16, LiUNA! Toyota, 2:16.210, 90.126, 1, 3, 1.794, 0.212
8) 
Ben Rhodes, 99, Farm Paint Ford, 2:16.285, 90.076, 4, 4, 1.869, 0.075
9) 
Logan Bearden, 22, Bearden Automotive Ford, 2:16.411, 89.993, 1, 4, 1.995, 0.126
10) 
Lawless Alan, 45, PlainsCapital Bank/MGMachinery Chevrolet, 2:16.559, 89.895, 1, 3, 2.143, 0.148
11) 
Taylor Gray, 17, Dead On Tools Toyota, 2:16.755, 89.766, 3, 3, 2.339, 0.196
12) 
Chase Purdy, 4, Bama Buggies Chevrolet, 2:17.392, 89.350, 1, 3, 2.976, 0.637
13) 
Dean Thompson, 5, Thompson Pipe Group Toyota, 2:17.529, 89.261, 1, 3, 3.113, 0.137
14) 
Ed Jones, 20, Little Caesars Chevrolet, 2:17.844, 89.057, 2, 2, 3.428, 0.315
15) 
Mason Filippi, 34, OpenFender Ford, 2:19.956, 87.713, 4, 4, 5.540, 2.112
16) 
Jake Garcia # OP, 35, Quanta Chevrolet, 2:20.227, 87.544, 2, 4, 5.811, 0.271
17) 
Matt Crafton OP, 88, Ideal Door/Menards Ford, 0.000, 0.000, 0, 0, -----, -----
18) 
Kris Wright OP, 02, F.N.B. Corporation Chevrolet, 0.000, 0.000, 0, 0, -----, -----
19) 
Daniel Dye # OP, 43, Dell Children's Medical Center Chevrolet, 0.000, 0.000, 0, 0, -----, -----
20) 
Samuel Lecomte, 8, Concierge Motorsports Chevrolet, 2:22.843, 85.941, 4, 4, 8.427, 142.843

Round 2
Pos, Driver, Truck, Team, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) Ross Chastain(i), 41, Worldwide Express Chevrolet, 2:13.613, 91.877, 1, 1, 0.000, 0.000
2) Kyle Busch(i), 51, Zariz Transport Chevrolet, 2:14.178, 91.490, 1, 1, 0.565, 0.565
3) Ty Majeski, 98, Cincinnati/Curb Records Ford, 2:14.568, 91.225, 1, 1, 0.955, 0.390
4) Nick Sanchez #, 2, Gainbridge Chevrolet, 2:14.912, 90.993, 1, 1, 1.299, 0.344
5) Christian Eckes, 19, NAPA AutoCare Chevrolet, 2:14.995, 90.937, 1, 1, 1.382, 0.083
6) Carson Hocevar, 42, Worldwide Express Chevrolet, 2:15.150, 90.832, 1, 3, 1.537, 0.155
7) Zane Smith, 38, Speedco/Peak Ford, 2:15.706, 90.460, 1, 1, 2.093, 0.556
8) Grant Enfinger, 23, Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet, 2:15.852, 90.363, 1, 1, 2.239, 0.146
9) Tanner Gray, 15, Mobil 1 Toyota, 2:16.423, 89.985, 1, 1, 2.810, 0.571
10) Kaz Grala(i), 1, Island Coastal Lager Toyota, 2:16.515, 89.924, 1, 1, 2.902, 0.092

Starting Line Up: XPEL 225, Circuit of The Americas
Track Race Record: Todd Gilliland, 05/22/21, 1:58:30, 70.79 mph
Pos, Driver, Truck, , Time, Speed
1) Ross Chastain(i), 41, Worldwide Express Chevrolet, 2:13.613, 91.877
2) Kyle Busch(i), 51, Zariz Transport Chevrolet, 2:14.178, 91.490
3) Ty Majeski, 98, Cincinnati/Curb Records Ford, 2:14.568, 91.225
4) Nick Sanchez #, 2, Gainbridge Chevrolet, 2:14.912, 90.993
5) Christian Eckes, 19, NAPA AutoCare Chevrolet, 2:14.995, 90.937
6) Carson Hocevar, 42, Worldwide Express Chevrolet, 2:15.150, 90.832
7) Zane Smith, 38, Speedco/Peak Ford, 2:15.706, 90.460
8) Grant Enfinger, 23, Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet, 2:15.852, 90.363
9) Tanner Gray, 15, Mobil 1 Toyota, 2:16.423, 89.985
10) Kaz Grala(i), 1, Island Coastal Lager Toyota, 2:16.515, 89.924
11) Corey Heim, 11, JBL Toyota, 2:15.998, 90.266
12) Tyler Ankrum, 16, LiUNA! Toyota, 2:16.210, 90.126
13) Ben Rhodes, 99, Farm Paint Ford, 2:16.285, 90.076
14) Logan Bearden, 22, Bearden Automotive Ford, 2:16.411, 89.993
15) Stewart Friesen, 52, Halmar International Toyota, 2:16.471, 89.953
16) Hailie Deegan, 13, Ford Performance Ford, 2:16.516, 89.924
17) Parker Kligerman(i), 75, Food Country USA/Utz Chevrolet, 2:16.537, 89.910
18) Lawless Alan, 45, PlainsCapital Bank/MGMachinery Chevrolet, 2:16.559, 89.895
19) Taylor Gray, 17, Dead On Tools Toyota, 2:16.755, 89.766
20) Rajah Caruth #, 24, Wendell Scott Foundation Chevrolet, 2:16.826, 89.720
21) Chase Purdy, 4, Bama Buggies Chevrolet, 2:17.392, 89.350
22) Dean Thompson, 5, Thompson Pipe Group Toyota, 2:17.529, 89.261
23) Ed Jones, 20, Little Caesars Chevrolet, 2:17.844, 89.057
24) Kaden Honeycutt, 04, CarQuest Ford, 2:18.157, 88.855
25) Colin Garrett, 30, 11/11 Veteran Project/UnBroken Toyota, 2:18.925, 88.364
26) Stefan Parsons(i), 12, Record Rack Chevrolet, 2:18.946, 88.351
27) Colby Howard, 9, Grant County Mulch Chevrolet, 2:19.097, 88.255
28) Matt DiBenedetto, 25, Rackley Roofing Chevrolet, 2:19.261, 88.151
29) Timmy Hill, 56, Will's Automotive Toyota, 2:19.551, 87.968
30) Mason Filippi, 34, OpenFender Ford, 2:19.956, 87.713
31) Bret Holmes #, 32, Pate Holdings Chevrolet, 2:20.147, 87.594
32) Jake Garcia #, 35, Quanta Chevrolet, Owner Points, 
33) Dale Quarterley, 46, Van Dyk Recycling/Motul Toyota, Owner Points, 
34) Matt Crafton, 88, Ideal Door/Menards Ford, Owner Points, 
35) Kris Wright, 02, F.N.B. Corporation Chevrolet, Owner Points, 
36) Daniel Dye #, 43, Dell Children's Medical Center Chevrolet, Owner Points,
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Track Qualifying Record: Ross Chastain(i), 03/24/23, 2:13.613, 91.877 mph

Did Not Qualify: No. 8 Samuel Lecomte,No. 7 Alex Bowman(i),No. 33 Mason Massey

John Davison

Long-time RIS staffer, beginning in the mid-80s. Charlotte, NC area local contact.

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