James Davison sets the pace at Road America

James Davison was fastest in Xfinity practice

Australian James Davison has continued his rise as a NASCAR road course racer with the fastest time in practice ahead of the Xfinity Series race at Road America in Wisconsin.

Making only his third start in the second-tier NASCAR series, the cousin of Will and Alex Davison, put his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota at the head of the time sheets in a field that includes the Xfinity Series regulars plus the likes of Austin Cindric and Stadium Super Truck racer Sheldon Creed.

The performance comes on the back of his fourth-place finish earlier this month at the road course of Mid-Ohio.

After sitting 11th after the first practice, Davison set his fastest time on the second of his six timed laps in the 55-minute session.

Justin Marks, who led the slower overall opening session, finished just 0.095-sec back in second ahead of Cindric.

Davison, who has made three starts in the Indianapolis 500, made his Xfinity Series debut last season at this race; he finished 19th aboard Mario Gosselin’s Chevrolet.

Qualifying will be held tomorrow morning followed by the 45-lap Johnsonville 180 in the afternoon.

VIDEO: Davison speaks after practice

RESULTS: Practice #2 – Johnsonville 180 : Road America

Cla # Driver Manufacturer Laps Time Gap Mph
1 20  James Davison Toyota 6 134.076 108.691
2 42  Justin Marks Chevrolet 11 134.171 0.095 108.614
3 22  Austin Cindric Ford 6 134.433 0.357 108.402
4 00  Cole Custer Ford 9 134.640 0.564 108.235
5 48  Brennan Poole Chevrolet 10 135.075 0.999 107.887
6 16  Ryan Reed Ford 9 135.220 1.144 107.771
7 7  Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 8 135.306 1.230 107.703
8 21  Daniel Hemric Chevrolet 8 135.537 1.461 107.519
9 98  Casey Mears Ford 10 135.573 1.497 107.490
10 2  Ben Kennedy Chevrolet 11 135.586 1.510 107.480
11 11  Blake Koch Chevrolet 5 135.628 1.552 107.447
12 62  Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 7 135.807 1.731 107.305
13 3  Harrison Rhodes Chevrolet 5 135.952 1.876 107.191
14 46  Parker Kligerman Chevrolet 5 135.972 1.896 107.175
15 1  Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 7 136.051 1.975 107.113
16 23  Spencer Gallagher Chevrolet 9 136.166 2.090 107.022
17 18  Christopher Bell Toyota 11 136.464 2.388 106.789
18 39  Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 5 136.813 2.737 106.516
19 9  William Byron Chevrolet 12 136.930 2.854 106.425
20 8  Josh Bilicki Chevrolet 6 137.020 2.944 106.355
21 19  Matt Tifft Toyota 6 137.103 3.027 106.291
22 33  Brandon Jones Chevrolet 10 137.220 3.144 106.200
23 51  Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 3 137.237 3.161 106.187
24 4  Ross Chastain Chevrolet 4 137.456 3.380 106.018
25 24  Dylan Lupton Toyota 7 137.764 3.688 105.781
26 14  J.J. Yeley Toyota 3 137.940 3.864 105.646
27 01  Sheldon Creed Chevrolet 8 138.423 4.347 105.277
28 5  Michael Annett Chevrolet 9 138.933 4.857 104.891
29 28  Dakoda Armstrong Toyota 3 139.001 4.925 104.840
30 13  Ernie Francis Jr. Dodge 8 139.243 5.167 104.657
31 93  Jeff Green Chevrolet 3 139.457 5.381 104.497
32 90  Dexter Bean Chevrolet 6 139.892 5.816 104.172
33 99  David Starr Chevrolet 6 141.105 7.029 103.276
34 17  Nick Hammann Chevrolet 6 141.311 7.235 103.126
35 07  Ryan Ellis Chevrolet 3 141.352 7.276 103.096
36 0  Garrett Smithley Chevrolet 2 142.963 8.887 101.934
37 78  Steven Young Chevrolet 6 144.655 10.579 100.742
38 52  Joey Gase Chevrolet 3 145.172 11.096 100.383
39 74 John Graham Dodge 8 148.409 14.333 98.194

 

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