The NASCAR X-Finity Series is in the “The Lone Star State” this weekend for tonight’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. Erik Jones of Joe Gibbs Racing is the defending winner. The last driver with back-to-back victories in Texas Motor Speedway’s spring race is Kyle Busch, who won three in a row from 2008 through 2010.
There were two practice sessions on Thursday and Jones led them both – posting his best lap in the first of the two sessions, 186.968 miles per hour. The remainder of the top five based on combined speeds includes Ty Dillon, rookie Brandon Jones, points leader Daniel Suarez and Busch. Jones also had the best average speed over a stretch of ten consecutive laps, 178.409 miles per hour.