NXS: Jones and Blaney Lead Practices at Phoenix Raceway


The first two practices for Saturday’s DC Solar 200 at Phoenix Raceway were dominated by a pair of young Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers, Erik Jones and Ryan Blaney.

Jones paced the opening practice with a lap time of 27.372 at 131.521, edging Blaney by three-tenths of a second at 27.407 and 131.353 mph. The top NASCAR XFINITY driver was William Bryon, third quickest on the charts, with a lap time of 27.417 (131.305 mph).

Practice One Results


In the second practice Friday afternoon, it was Blaney at the top of the charts with a lap time of 27.423 at 131.277. Jones was right on his heels with a lap time o 27.546 (130.690 mph). Once again, it was Bryon leading the NXS drivers in the third spot on the scoring pylon with a 27.547 at 1130.686.

Practice Two Results

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Jacob Mullins serves as the managing editor and senior NASCAR writer covering all three national touring series's. You can find him on on Twitter at @JMulls15. An intercollegiate athletic administrator by trade, Mullins can be found at the big tracks as well as the local short tracks in the Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area. Mullins enjoys social media, photography and graphic design. A native of West Chester, Pennsylvania, Mullins follows all forms of racing, Major League Baseball (Baltimore Orioles) and college football (Virginia Tech Hokies).

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