Dillon, Starr pace first 2016 XFINITY Daytona practices
Practice 3: Results Ty Dillon was once again back on top in the third and final NASCAR XFINITY Series practice on Friday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway . The Richard Childress Racing driver paced the final session at 182.113 mph to best the field, hitting the mark on his fifth and final lap. Ray Black Jr . was next on the charts at 181.207 mph, followed by Jeb Burton (181.127 mph), Joey Gase (180.411 mph) and Darrell Wallace Jr . (179.802 mph) to round out the top five. Midway through the session, Wallace's No. 6 team was forced to swap out the transmission in his Roush Fenway Racing Ford backup car. The red flag was also displayed in the session, as Derek White had a mechanical problem in Turn 2 that dropped fluid on the track. The NASCAR XFINITY Series hits the track again for Coors Light Pole Award qualifying at 10 a.m. ET Saturday on FS1, followed by the season-opening PowerShares QQQ 300 at 3:30 p.m. ET, also on FS1. Practice 2: Results David Starr topped the second of three NASCAR XFINITY Series practices Friday at Daytona International Speedway . Speeds dipped significantly in the afternoon session, with Starr's 183.516-mph clip well off the pace that Ty Dillon (192.526 mph) set in the opening practice. Dillon's teammate, Brandon Jones , was next on the charts at 183.109 mph, followed by Joe Nemechek (183.035 mph), Ryan Preece (182.964 mph) and Benny Gordon (182.426 mph). Erik Jones made a mock qualifying run in his only lap of the session, pulling in ninth at 180.567 mph. Practice 1: Results Ty Dillon paced the opening NASCAR XFINITY Series practice of 2016 on Friday morning at Daytona International Speedway . Dillon, one of the favorites to win the 2016 series title, bested the field with a top speed of 192.526 mph, achieved on his eighth of 16 laps. Blake Koch was next on the charts at 191.963 mph, followed by Dillon's brother and Sprint Cup Series regular, Austin, at 191.910 mph. A pair of Cup regulars followed in Kasey Kahne (190.034 mph) and reigning Daytona 500 champ Joey Logano (190.002 mph). The practice session was halted early after Darrell Wallace Jr . was turned by the No. 98 of Aric Almirola , sending his No. 6 Roush Fenway Ford down onto the apron and then up into the outside retaining wall. MORE: Early practice wreck forces Bubba Wallace to backup "It's just a bummer, but excited to be here. just trying to be a better pack racer," Wallace told FS1 after the wreck. "I don't know if I came down on him or he just got into me. "If this is a sign of getting (wrecking) out of the way early, I'm an advocate of that." Final practice is at 3 p.m. ET, with Saturday's season-opening race seeing the green flag at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. Follow all the coverage on FS1 and keep track on NASCAR.com's Live Leaderboard .
Starr lands multi-year deal with TriStar
Veteran driver will pilot No. 44 Toyota full-time, lands sponsor Play: NASCAR Fantasy Live " Vote: Ultimate Daytona Moment TriStar Motorsports announced Tuesday that it has signed veteran driver David Starr to a three-year deal in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Starr returns to the seat of the No. 44 Toyota with primary sponsorship -- also signed through 2017 -- from Zachry Group, a San Antonio-based construction and engineering firm. The team said it intends to contest the entire 33-race schedule starting in 2015. "Words cannot express how excited I am to partner up with Zachry Group for the next three seasons in the NASCAR XFINITY Series," Starr said in a release provided by the team. "It will be an honor and privilege to represent a company with such integrity and commitment to their customers, employees and communities where we work." Starr drove in 14 XFINITY Series races last year -- all but one with the Mark Smith-owned team -- with a best finish of ninth place at Talladega Superspeedway in May. The native Texan is also a four-time winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, where he has 317 starts. The XFINITY Series is scheduled to open Feb. 21 at Daytona International Speedway with the Alert Today Florida 300 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1). FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Koch and Starr crash hard
Blake Koch gets loose sliding into David Starr causing them both to crash hard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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NASCAR Nation gives thanks on Veterans Day
NASCAR drivers, tracks, teams and more showed their appreciation to military service members Friday in honor of Veterans Day. See what they had to say. Salute to all the veterans who sacrificed so much of themselves for all of us. #ThankAVet #VeteransDay — Dale Earnhardt Jr . (@DaleJr) November 11, 2016 pic.twitter.com/fKOYZXo4PV — Jeff Gordon (@JeffGordonWeb) November 11, 2016 Pocono Raceway hopes you will join us in thanking all the brave men and women who have served our country. #VeteransDay pic.twitter.com/L6irfndyrG — Pocono Raceway (@poconoraceway) November 11, 2016 Thank you to all those that have served, and continue to serve, for giving us the freedom to do what we love in this great nation! pic.twitter.com/kduPX3HvRD — Darrell Wallace Jr (@BubbaWallace) November 11, 2016 Thank you to all the veterans out there! We salute and respect your service to this great… https://t.co/VUDoO5LDvz — Jeb Burton (@JebBurtonRacing) November 11, 2016 Honoring the sacrifices of the men and women who are serving and have served this great country. Freedom is not free... #VeteransDay — Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) November 11, 2016 Happy Veterans Day! Proud to running the @geicoracing #military car this weekend! Thanks to all… https://t.co/AH9Nywo5RI — Casey Mears (@CJMearsGang) November 11, 2016 We are sending very happy Veteran's Day wishes to all of the men and women who have served our country. We humbly... https://t.co/YHvtlPy9wS — Jennifer Jo Cobb (@JenJoCobb) November 11, 2016 Thank you veterans for your service. #VeteransDay pic.twitter.com/dC8gAIkfVW — Germain Racing (@GermainRacing) November 11, 2016 There aren't enough words to thank all of our service men and women, but we'll try with two heartfelt ones - Thank You. #VeteransDay pic.twitter.com/Vvk7B85YQ4 — Chip Ganassi Racing (@CGRTeams) November 11, 2016 To all those who have served and are currently serving our country, we thank you. Happy #VeteransDay ! pic.twitter.com/jYayGkC7Wi — Daytona IntlSpeedway (@DISupdates) November 11, 2016 Our salute and heartfelt thanks to all Veterans for their service! pic.twitter.com/EEKEt0x6UH — AtlantaMotorSpeedway (@amsupdates) November 11, 2016 To all men and women of the Armed Forces who have defended the freedoms of this great nation, we thank and honor you! #VeteransDay pic.twitter.com/BOUhzOi0nG — TalladegaSuperspdwy (@TalladegaSuperS) November 11, 2016 Thank you to all the men and women who have served to defend our freedom. Today, we honor you. #VeteransDay pic.twitter.com/5FXCJq7oTP — CharlotteMotorSpdwy (@CLTMotorSpdwy) November 11, 2016 Special Veterans Day Note from IMS President @jdouglas4 - https://t.co/o0yptHR5Pa pic.twitter.com/OrqRiJbgq1 — Indy Motor Speedway (@IMS) November 11, 2016 We are forever grateful for all who have served. Both on #VeteransDay and every day. #ThankYouVeterans #Military pic.twitter.com/EfzkLf4KvD — Monster Mile (@MonsterMile) November 11, 2016 Today we honor & thank the brave men & women who have and continue to protect & serve our country. We're forever grateful. #VeteransDay pic.twitter.com/4BouWXyc7j — JR Motorsports (@JRMotorsports) November 11, 2016 Today we honor those who have fought for our country & sacrificed for our freedom #VeteransDay pic.twitter.com/saBRL64cNT — David Starr (@starr_racing) November 11, 2016 Veterans gave it their all for this Country... they also deserve our all as a Country to support them.... #VeteransDay https://t.co/8Cqtv2AKlV — Elliott Sadler (@Elliott_Sadler) November 11, 2016 Thank you to all who have served and those who continue to serve. #VeteransDay pic.twitter.com/kJsoDeb9BJ — Road America (@roadamerica) November 11, 2016 Let us never forget the sacrifices our veterans have made to defend our country and protect our freedom. Thank you today and every day. pic.twitter.com/hTD8QzI4iK — MISpeedway (@MISpeedway) November 11, 2016 THANK YOU to those who have served and those currently serving. #VeteransDay pic.twitter.com/jwf3dsQMal — Richmond Raceway (@RIRInsider) November 11, 2016 Today we pause to thank all of the brave men and women who have served our country in the Armed Forces. #VeteransDay pic.twitter.com/13xf0V47t4 — Watkins Glen Int'l (@WGI) November 11, 2016 #ThankYouVeterans pic.twitter.com/CAJzsTS2Se — CSLFR95 (@CSLFR95) November 11, 2016 On #VeteransDay we THANK #RPMotorsports ' own @NASCARHall Crew Chief, Dale Inman as well as ALL of OUR Veterans! ThankYouThankYouThankYou!!! pic.twitter.com/kdzJWpdDZj — RPMotorsports (@RPMotorsports) November 11, 2016 To all veterans, thank you for your service, sacrifice and bravery. We honor you today and every day. #VeteransDay pic.twitter.com/f1KjDFnKR7 — Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) November 11, 2016 Thank you to all the veterans out there. Without each of you and your sacrifices doesn't enjoy the freedom that we do #VeteransDay — Regan Smith (@ReganSmith) November 11, 2016 Thank you #veterans #VeteransDay — Blake Koch (@BlakeKochRacing) November 11, 2016 today please think of our veterans and realize the gratitude and respect they have earned and deserve #ProudAmerican — Todd Bodine (@Team_Onion) November 11, 2016 Thank you to all the veterans for fighting and keeping our freedom in our great country. So much love and appreciation we all have for you. — AJ Allmendinger (@AJDinger) November 11, 2016 Thank you Veterans. “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down oneʼs life for oneʼs friends.” John 15:13 NIV https://t.co/3Zlxb3l2g6 — Michael McDowell (@Mc_Driver) November 11, 2016 With respect, honor and gratitude, we thank those who have served. Happy Veterans Day from everyone at Brad @Keselowski Racing! pic.twitter.com/Q1xGBleQnI — BradKeselowskiRacing (@TeamBKR) November 11, 2016 Today we honor those who have bravely served our country. Thank you! #VeteransDay #thankavet #Homeofthefreebecauseofthebrave pic.twitter.com/HQZZv2kgKi — Ryan Newman (@RyanJNewman) November 11, 2016 Thank you to all the men and women who have served or are currently serving for this great country we live in #VeteransDay — Kyle Larson (@KyleLarsonRacin) November 11, 2016 Thank you veterans for your sacrifice and bravery to keep our country safe. — Danica Patrick (@DanicaPatrick) November 11, 2016 Thank you so much to all of our wonderful veterans out there who have served and sacrificed so much for our amazing country. — Ty Dillon (@tydillon) November 11, 2016 Thank you to our Veterans and current military members. Have a safe and Happy #VeteransDay . pic.twitter.com/M6iHjbfmPS — Kansas Speedway (@kansasspeedway) November 11, 2016 Never forget: we live in the land of the free BECAUSE of the brave. Thanks to all who have served. Safe & happy #VeteransDay ! pic.twitter.com/1Lw9iU8IxT — NH Motor Speedway (@NHMS) November 11, 2016 YES WE DO! https://t.co/sybxjAVkd0 — Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) November 11, 2016 Thankful for all the veterans who have served and protected this great country. #VeteransDay — Clint Bowyer (@ClintBowyer) November 11, 2016 I always return to this image on this day, and all that we owe to a select few that sacrifice so much. Thank you! #VeteransDay pic.twitter.com/b2pguBosIN — Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch) November 11, 2016 I would like to thank all the Veterans for their service and defending our freedom's, my Dad was a veteran and passed away earlier this year — Greg Biffle (@gbiffle) November 11, 2016 To those serving and who have served... We salute you. We thank you. We honor you. #TeamMA pic.twitter.com/5FHn6e4Yy4 — Michael Annett (@MichaelAnnett) November 11, 2016 Thank you to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve this great nation. On #VeteransDay and every day, we salute you. pic.twitter.com/FTSMtOdQVD — Las Vegas Speedway (@LVMotorSpeedway) November 11, 2016 All of us at Toyota would like to say thank you to everyone who has bravely served or is serving in our military. #VeteransDay pic.twitter.com/F32qgipW3H — Toyota Racing (@ToyotaRacing) November 11, 2016 To those that have served and those that continue to serve our great country, thank you. #VeteransDay pic.twitter.com/aetoVrMbaq — Darlington Raceway (@TooToughToTame) November 11, 2016 What a special day to think of our Veterans, and I'm proud of @NASCAR and how we honor them. I am a proud Patriot of this great country — landon cassill (@landoncassill) November 11, 2016
NASCAR penalty report post-Bristol: Warnings issued to several teams
Five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams received written warnings Wednesday for pre-race inspection violations last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway . The Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota team for defending series champ Kyle Busch will make its pit stall selection last for this weekend's event at Michigan International Speedway . The team sustained its fourth current warning for failing the laser inspection station (LIS) process twice in last Saturday's pre-race checks. Other teams failing twice in the pre-race LIS platform: -- Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 Toyota (driver Denny Hamlin ) -- Richard Childress Racing No. 31 Chevrolet ( Ryan Newman ) -- Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota ( Martin Truex Jr .) The No. 22 Team Penske Ford for driver Joey Logano was issued a written warning for failing LIS twice in pre-qualifying inspections. In other penalty news Wednesday: -- NASCAR issued an indefinite suspension to crew member Ryan Southall for a violation of the NASCAR substance abuse policy. -- Two NASCAR XFINITY Series teams sustained written warnings for failing LIS twice in pre-race inspections at Bristol: The No. 3 Chevrolet driven by Ty Dillon and the No. 93 Chevrolet driven by David Starr .
Results from Indianapolis heat races
Heat 1 Finish Car Driver Team 1 18 Kyle Busch (i) NOS Energy Drink Toyota 2 42 Kyle Larson (i) ParkerStore Chevrolet 3 22 Joey Logano (i) Discount Tire Ford 4 19 Daniel Suarez Juniper Networks Toyota 5 1 Elliott Sadler OneMain Chevrolet 6 98 Jeb Burton Estes Ford 7 33 Brandon Jones # Jeld-Wen/Menards Chevrolet 8 16 Ryan Reed Lilly Diabetes/American Diabetes Association Ford 9 11 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 10 51 Jeremy Clements RepairableVehicles.com/SDD Chevrolet 11 44 J.J. Yeley Zachry Toyota 12 14 Jeff Green Toyota 13 0 Garrett Smithley # teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 14 01 Ryan Preece # teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 15 13 Harrison Rhodes TredWear.com/Masters Properties Toyota 16 25 Stanton Barrett KeensBuildings.com Chevrolet 17 74 Mike Harmon truckersfinalmile.org Dodge 18 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 19 40 Timmy Hill (i) CrashClaimsR.Us/Icard Merrill Dodge 20 10 Matt DiBenedetto (i) Toyota * -- Daniel Suarez and Elliott Sadler are eligible to run for the Dash 4 Cash in the main race. Heat 2 Finish Car Driver Team 1 20 Erik Jones # Hisense USA Toyota 2 88 Kevin Harvick (i) Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet 3 7 Justin Allgaier BRANDT Chevrolet 4 2 Paul Menard (i) Richmond/Menards Chevrolet 5 48 Brennan Poole # DC Solar Chevrolet 6 3 Ty Dillon Rheem/Nidec/US Motors Chevrolet 7 6 Darrell Wallace Jr. Ford EcoBoost Ford 8 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Chevrolet 9 39 Ryan Sieg NiceTargets Chevrolet 10 28 Dakoda Armstrong WinField Toyota 11 4 Ross Chastain Dream Water Chevrolet 12 07 Ray Black Jr. # Scuba Life Chevrolet 13 46 Brandon Gdovic TCC Culture of Good Chevrolet 14 78 BJ McLeod # Safecraft Safety Equipment Ford 15 93 David Starr Massimo Motors Chevrolet 16 90 Mario Gosselin BuckedUp Apparel Chevrolet 17 97 Ryan Ellis VroomBrands Chevrolet 18 70 Derrike Cope E-hydrate/Circle Track Warehouse Chevrolet 19 52 Joey Gase Donate Life Chevrolet 20 15 Todd Peck Carport Empire/Lilly Trucking Ford * -- Erik Jones and Justin Allgaier are eligible to run for the Dash 4 Cash in the main race.
XFINITY Series practice results from Bristol
Pos Car Driver Speed 1 2 Austin Dillon (i) 123.237 2 42 Kyle Larson (i) 123.095 3 33 Brandon Jones # 123.016 4 62 Brendan Gaughan 122.866 5 18 Kyle Busch (i) 122.819 6 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 122.631 7 7 Justin Allgaier 122.372 8 22 Joey Logano (i) 122.357 9 20 Erik Jones # 122.310 10 3 Ty Dillon 122.154 11 19 Daniel Suarez 121.906 12 1 Elliott Sadler 121.821 13 98 Aric Almirola (i) 121.428 14 48 Brennan Poole # 121.336 15 43 Jeb Burton 121.205 16 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 121.167 17 39 Ryan Sieg 121.022 18 28 Dakoda Armstrong 120.923 19 14 JJ Yeley 120.915 20 11 Blake Koch 120.414 21 16 Ryan Reed 120.414 22 24 Matt Tifft (i) 120.173 23 15 Jeff Green 119.715 24 51 Jeremy Clements 119.477 25 4 Ross Chastain 119.425 26 44 David Starr 119.291 27 89 Morgan Shepherd 118.899 28 01 Ryan Preece # 118.892 29 78 BJ McLeod # 118.819 30 46 Brandon Gdovic 118.591 31 90 Mario Gosselin 118.240 32 0 Garrett Smithley # 118.182 33 13 Timmy Hill (i) 117.862 34 52 Joey Gase 117.805 35 25 Harrison Rhodes 117.790 36 07 Ray Black Jr # 117.552 37 40 Carl Long 117.408 38 97 Ryan Ellis 117.265 39 70 Derrike Cope 115.856
Results from Bristol heat races
RELATED: How Dash 4 Cash works " Full D4C coverage Heat race 1 Finish Start Car Driver 1 1 20 Erik Jones # 2 2 42 Kyle Larson (i) 3 3 18 Kyle Busch (i) 4 4 7 Justin Allgaier 5 5 33 Brandon Jones # 6 7 62 Brendan Gaughan 7 8 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 8 10 1 Elliott Sadler 9 11 16 Ryan Reed 10 9 48 Brennan Poole # 11 6 4 Ross Chastain 12 14 15 Jeff Green 13 15 24 Matt Tifft (i) 14 16 46 Brandon Gdovic 15 18 25 Harrison Rhodes 16 13 28 Dakoda Armstrong 17 17 52 Joey Gase 18 20 74 Mike Harmon 19 19 13 Timmy Hill (i) 20 12 10 Matt DiBenedetto (i) Heat race 2 Finish Start Car Driver 1 1 2 Austin Dillon (i) 2 5 3 Ty Dillon 3 3 22 Joey Logano (i) 4 2 19 Daniel Suarez 5 6 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 6 4 98 Aric Almirola (i) 7 8 43 Jeb Burton 8 7 11 Blake Koch 9 11 51 Jeremy Clements 10 9 39 Ryan Sieg 11 10 90 Mario Gosselin 12 15 44 David Starr 13 13 01 Ryan Preece # 14 16 78 BJ McLeod # 15 18 0 Garrett Smithley # 16 19 97 Ryan Ellis 17 20 70 Derrike Cope 18 17 07 Ray Black Jr # 19 14 14 JJ Yeley 20 12 93 Josh Wise (i)
Suarez, Buescher lead practice at Kansas
RELATED: Practice 2 results Daniel Suarez propelled his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota around Kansas Speedway at 183.362 mph, topping the speed charts of Friday's closing XFINITY Series practice. Points leader Chris Buescher , who led the opening session that afternoon, came up next, his No. 60 Roush Fenway Racing ride reaching a high speed of 181.513 mph. Filling out the top five were RSS Racing's Ryan Sieg (181.190 mph), Joe Gibbs Racing 's Kyle Busch (180.983 mph), and Richard Childress Racing 's Ty Dillon (180.838). After being forced to a back-up car upon a hard hit with the wall in the opening session, Darrell Wallace Jr . posted the 17th-fastest speed on the leaderboard. The caution flag was flown twice during the session, both times for debris. The first set of debris damaged Kevin Harvick 's No. 88, which came up 12th on the leaderboard. The XFINITY Series is back on track at Kansas on Saturday for Coors Light Pole Qualifying. RELATED: Practice 1 results NASCAR XFINITY Series points leader Chris Buescher topped the leaderboard at Kansas Speedway early in Friday's opening practice and remained there for the remainder of the 50-minute session. Buescher propelled his No. 60 Roush Fenway Racing Ford to a fast lap of 181.251 mph around the 1.5-mile tri-oval to secure the top position. Sprint Cup Series regular Kyle Busch was next on the charts, recording a top speed of 180.717 mph in his No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. Busch is the reigning XFINITY winner at the Midwestern track, having reached Victory Lane in October 2014. HScott Motorsports ' Brennan Poole used a fast lap of 180.463 mph to snag the third spot, while Richard Childress Racing 's Ty Dillon (180.367 mph) and Team Penske 's Joey Logano (180.361 mph) rounded out the top five. Reigning XFINITY champion Chase Elliott posted the 13th-fastest time in his No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet. The caution flag flew early in the session when David Starr 's No. 44 smacked the wall in Turn 2. Darrell Wallace Jr . brought out another caution late when his No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing ride hit the wall hard and spun off Turn 4. Due to extensive damage, Wallace Jr. -- who came up ninth in the session -- may go to a back-up car for the remainder of the weekend at Kansas. The XFINITY Series is back on track at Kansas at 4:30 p.m. ET for final practice (NBCSN/Live Extra).