Davison Rolls During Road America Happy Hour

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James Davison was fastest in final NASCAR XFINITY Series practice Saturday at Road America. (NASCAR photo)

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. —¬†Making just his third-career NASCAR XFINITY Series start, Australian James Davison led the way in final practice for the Johnsonville 180 Saturday afternoon at Road America.

Driving the No. 20 Hollinger Motor Sports Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, Davison rebounded after struggling with an ill-handling race car in the first session, clocking a best lap of 2 minutes, 14.076 seconds (108.691 mph) around the 4.048-mile, 14-turn Wisconsin circuit.

Justin Marks, who led the first practice session earlier in the day, finished second behind Davison with a lap of 2:14.171 (108.614 mph) in the No. 42 Katerra Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing.

18-year-old Austin Cindric, making his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut this weekend driving the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford for Team Penske, was third-fastest (2:14.433/108.402) in both sessions.

Cole Custer (2:14.640/108.235) and Brennan Poole (2:15.075/107.887) rounded out the top five, despite both drivers getting off course midway through final practice.

Like Custer and Poole, Dexter Bean had an off-track experience with 39 minutes left in the session, while Nicolas Hammann went deep into turn three and slid into the gravel trap with three minutes remaining, forcing NASCAR to throw the red flag and end the session just short of its scheduled 55-minute block.

Ryan Reed was sixth-quick ahead of Justin Allgaier, Daniel Hemric, Casey Mears and Ben Kennedy.

Spencer Gallagher, who ended up 14th-fastest in final practice, stalled after his GMS Racing No. 23 Chevrolet ran out of fuel 25 minutes into the 55 minute session, bringing out the first of three red flags.

Points leader Elliott Sadler completed the session in 15th behind Gallagher.

Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Road America kicks off at 11:45 a.m. ET Sunday morning, live on CNBC.

Full practice results can be viewed on the next page…

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