NXS: Hot Streak; Logano Tops Opening XFINITY Practice at Atlanta

Marshall Gabell NASCAR, Southeast Leave a Comment

HAMPTON, Ga. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Report by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America photo –

2015 Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano continued his NASCAR hot streak after pacing this morning’s practice in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Logano, who will look for his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory in a row this weekend, set the mark at 182.807 mph during the hour-long session.

Richard Childress Racing’s Ty Dillon (182.639) clocked in to the second position with JR Motorsports and defending Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick (182.591) closing out the top three spots.

Joe Gibbs Racing’s veteran Matt Kenseth (181.824) and protégée Erik Jones (181.699), who is filling in for the injured Kyle Busch this weekend, made up the top five positions.

Roush Fenway Racing’s Elliott Sadler, rookie Darrell Wallace Jr., Regan Smith, Brendan Gaughan, and Brian Scott rounded out the top 10 spots.

Ryan Reed, who won last week’s Alert Today 300 for the XFINITY Series at Daytona, was 15th fastest during this session.

XFINITY Series final practice is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. local time.


RESULTS: NASCAR XFINITY Series practice; Atlanta Motor Speedway; February 27, 2015

  1. Joey Logano
  2. Ty Dillon
  3. Kevin Harvick
  4. Matt Kenseth
  5. Erik Jones
  6. Elliott Sadler
  7. Darrell Wallace Jr.
  8. Regan Smith
  9. Brendan Gaughan
  10. Brian Scott
  11. Kyle Larson
  12. Chase Elliott
  13. Ryan Sieg
  14. Paul Menard
  15. Ryan Reed
  16. Sam Hornish Jr.
  17. Dakoda Armstrong
  18. J.J. Yeley
  19. Landon Cassill
  20. Daniel Suarez
  21. Chris Buescher
  22. Cale Conley
  23. Blake Koch
  24. John Wes Townley
  25. Joey Gase

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