By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent
CONCORD, N.C. – Richard Childress Racing’s Tyler Reddick topped both of the NASCAR Xfinity Series practice sessions at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
In the first practice for the Alsco 300, Reddick’s No. 2 TAME the BEAST Chevrolet Camaro SS ran a lap 30.000 seconds at 180.000 MPH. Cole Custer was 0.082 seconds behind after he ran a lap of 179.502 MPH.
Rounding out the top five in the first practice were Austin Cindric, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Austin Dillon, and John Hunter Nemechek. In order, the rest of the top-10 were Ross Chastain, Justin Haley, Justin Allgaier, Jeb Burton, and Christopher Bell.
Other notables on the speed charts included Noah Gragson in 11th, Brandon Jones 12th, Chase Briscoe 13th, Landon Cassill who was behind the wheel of Morgan Shepherd’s No. 89 Chevrolet in 14th, Ryan Sieg 16th, Michael Annett 17th, and Jeffrey Earnhardt 18th.
The only incident in the first practice took place when Mason Diaz spun his No. 86 Solid Rock Carriers / The Sign Shop spun off turn two. Diaz’s Brandonbilt Motorsports machine bounced off the inside wall. He limped the wounded car back to pit road.
In the second practice, Reddick improved on his time as he ran a 29.911 second, 180.536 MPH lap. He was the only driver to go faster than 30 seconds in a lap in practice.
Bell was second on the charts with a 30.009 second, 179.946 MPH lap. Haley, Custer, and Dillon rounded out the top-five. Gragson, Allgaier, Briscoe, Cassill, and Sieg made up the remainder of the top-10.
Other notables in the incident-free session included Cindric in 11th, Jones 12th, Burton 13th, Nemechek 14th, Annett 15th, and Earnhardt 17th.
After his incident in the first practice, Diaz did make it on track in the final practice, running 33 laps, 34th on the speed charts.