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Groundhog delay can’t slow Erik Jones in first Xfinity practice

NASCAR XFINITY Series Menards 250 - Practice

BROOKLYN, MI - JUNE 10: Erik Jones, driver of the #20 Reser’s Fine Foods Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Menards 250 at Michigan International Speedway on June 10, 2016 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images )

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Erik Jones posted the fastest lap in the opening Xfinity practice at Michigan International Speedway. The Friday session was delayed more than 10 minutes when a groundhog got on track and eluded track safety workers. It eventually was caught and the track announced the groundhog had been relocated on the property.

Jones led the way with a lap of 192.092 mph. He was followed by Ty Dillon (191.882 mph), Joey Logano (191.714), Paul Menard (191.296) and Kyle Busch (191.215).