Blake Koch was the fastest driver in the lone, two-hour NASCAR XFINITY Series practice session on Friday morning at Richmond International Raceway after turning a lap at 122.912 mph.
Koch enters this weekend eighth in points, a solid 36 ahead of the playoff cutline with just two races to go. Koch has a best finish of eighth at Richmond (from the spring of 2016) and finished 11th in the spring race this season.
There were four brief red flags during the session. Dakoda Armstrong, Ross Chastain, and Brendan Gaughan all had minor incidents that didn’t cause any noticeable body damage to their race cars, while there was another red flag for debris.
The Virginia529 College Savings 250 will run tonight at 7:30 p.m. on NBCSN.
About the author
Michael has watched NASCAR for 20 years and regularly covered the sport from 2013-2021. He moved on to Formula 1, IndyCar, and SRX coverage for the site, while still putting a toe in the water from time-to-time back into the NASCAR pool.