X-FINITY Runs At Daytona This Weekend For The Subway Firecracker 250

The NASCAR X-FINITY Series runs at Daytona this weekend with tonight’s Subway Firecracker 250 Powered by Coca-Cola. The weather also impacted practice for the XFINITY series. Drivers took the track for about twenty-five minutes before lightning sent the cars back to the garage. Erik Jones was the fastest of the twenty-nine cars that made a lap with a speed of 193.353. David Ragan, who is replacing Matt Tifft this weekend, is the only other driver to top 193 miles per hour with a speed of 193.307.

Ty Dillon (192.102), Brandon Jones (192.045) and Justin Marks (192.004) rounded out the top five. The second of two practices was canceled due to persistent thunderstorms in the area. Thursday also saw Chevrolet announce that the sixth-generation Camaro SS will serve as the model for Chevrolet racecars in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, starting next season in 2017. The fifth-generation Camaro was introduced into the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2013.

Daytona To Recognize Medal Of Honor Recipients

Daytona International Speedway will once again salute three recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor during this year’s Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered by Coca-Cola. One of the honorees served in the Vietnam War and the two others in Afghanistan.

They are: Command Sergeant Major Gary Littrell, U.S. Army, Staff Sergeant Ty Carter, U.S. Army,and Captain Florent Groberg, also U.S. Army. This is the eighth consecutive year the Speedway has honored Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.

They’ll be recognized during a special luncheon, will attend drivers meetings, and participate in pre-race ceremonies for both the Subway Firecracker 250 X-FINITY Series race on Friday, July 1st, and the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola Sprint Cup race on Saturday, July 2nd. They’ll also take part in an autograph session in the Sprint FAN ZONE on Saturday before that night’s Cup Series event.

No Serious Injuries Among Fans In Last-Lap Crash At Daytona

According to Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood the Third, thirteen individuals were assessed for injuries following the last-lap crash Monday that sent Austin Dillon’s Chevrolet hurtling into the front-stretch catch fence at the conclusion of the Coke Zero 400.

Eight declined medical attention and four were treated on the property. One individual was transported to a local hospital, treated and released less than two hours later.

Dale Earnhardt Junior won the race and Dillon was credited with seventh place despite the last-lap crash.


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