NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #23 of 33 for the 2018 season
Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018
Race Time: 3:00pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:21pm/et
Television Race Coverage: NBCSN - 3:20pm/et
Announcers: Dave Burns, Dale Jarrett
Pit Road: Parker Kligerman, Landon Cassill
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Times are local to the Track and subject to change
Thursday, August 23
5:30 PM 8:30 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
Friday, August 24
10:00 AM-6:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
11:30 AM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
12:35 PM-1:25 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
2:35 PM-3:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
Saturday, August 25
7:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
11:00 AM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
11:35 AM (12:35 PM/ET) NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
1:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:00 PM (3:00 PM/ET) NXS RACE (45 LAPS, 182.16 MILES)
Justin Allgaier powers to fourth Xfinity win of 2018 at Road America: Continuing to make the most of his banner year in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Justin Allgaier took advantage of a mistake by James Davison in the closing laps of the Johnsonville 180 to cruise to his fourth win of the season at the 4.048-mile road course of Road America. Allgaier who used pit strategy throughout the 45-lap event to keep his No. 7 BRANDT Chevrolet Camaro up front elected to stay out when the final caution waved at Lap 38 when Josh Bilicki crashed in Turn 12. But, a push from Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Christopher Bell on the Lap 39 restart, Davison grabbed the lead entering Turn 1 from Allgaier - but the Australian made a mistake and overshot the corner in Turn 8 - handing the lead back to Allgaier who then cruised to a 5.303 second victory over Matt Tifft.[More](8-25-2018)
Allgaier wins Road America XFINITY race: #7-Justin Allgaier won the Johnsonville 180 at Road America for his ninth career win and first win at Road America.
#2-Matt Tifft finished second, followed by #21-Daniel Hemric, #00-Cole Custer, #1-Elliott Sadler, #42-Justin Marks, #4-Ross Chastain, #18-James Davison, #19-Brandon Jones, and #90-Andy Lally.
There were 7 cautions for 10 laps and 10 lead changes among 7 leaders.
The average speed was 75.926 mph.
Complete results are on the Road America race results page (pdf).(8-25-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Road America Race & Points Report (pdf).
Race stage winners:
Stage 1 - lap 10 - Winner,#2-Matt Tifft
Stage 2 - lap 20 - Winner, #21-Daniel Hemric
Stage 3 - lap 45 - Race winner, #7-Justin Allgaier
Road America XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
Justin Allgaier won the 9th Annual Johnsonville 180, his ninth victory in 263 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his fourth victory and 18th top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in seven races at Road America.
Matt Tifft (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Road America. It is his 11th top-10 finish in 2018.
Daniel Hemric (third) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Road America.
Kaz Grala (11th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Justin Allgaier leads the point standings by 5 points over Christopher Bell #.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(8-25-2018)
XFINITY Driver standings following Road America:
(3 races until the playoffs begin)
#7-Justin Allgaier [4 wins, 3 can be used for playoffs]
#20-Christopher Bell [4 wins]
#9-Tyler Reddick [1 win]
#1-Elliott Sadler, 833, -12
#00-Cole Custer, 832, -13
#21-Daniel Hemric, 812, -33
#19-Brandon Jones, 662, -183
#11-Ryan Truex, 638, -207
#2-Matt Tifft, 634, -211
#22-Austin Cindric, 538, -307
#16-Ryan Reed, 535, -310, 73 pts ahead of 13th
#4-Ross Chastain, 511, -334, 49 pts ahead of 13th
outside the top 12:
#5-Michael Annett, 462, -383, -42 pts behind 12th
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(8-25-2018)
Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution: (and their finish)
Caution 1: none
Caution 2: none
Caution 3: #66-Long, 32nd
Caution 4: #66-Long, 32nd
Caution 5: #38-Henderson, 18th
Caution 6: #45-Bilicki, 30th
Caution 7: #01-Miller, 27th
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Tifft on XFINITY pole at Road America: #2-Matt Tifft won the Busch pole for the Johnsonville 180 at Road America with a speed of 109.307mph. #00-Cole Custer will start second. The rest of the top 10:
#18-James Davison, #42-Justin Marks, #20-Christoper Bell, #3-Brendan Gaughan, #11-Ryan Truex, #22-Austin Cindric, #19-Brandon Jones, and #16-Ryan Reed.
Did Not Qualify: None.
The starting lineup is posted on the Road America starting lineup page (pdf).(8-25-2018)
Road America XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
Matt Tifft won the Pole Award for the 9th Annual Johnsonville 180 with a lap of 133.320 seconds, 109.307 mph.
This is his second pole in 67 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his first pole and ninth top-10 start in 2018.
This is his first pole in two races at Road America.
Cole Custer (second) posted his 18th top-10 start of 2018 and his first in two races at Road America.
James Davison (third) posted his second top-10 start at Road America. It is his first this season.
Christopher Bell (fifth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(8-25-2018)
Marks paces final XFINITY practice: #42-Justin Marks was quickest in final practice at Road America with a speed of 109.603mph.
#18-James Davison was second, followed by: #22-Austin Cindric, #7-Justin Allgaier, #2-Matt Tifft, #00-Cole Custer, #90-Andy Lally, #1-Elliott Sadler, #21-Daniel Hemric, and #20-Christopher Bell.
See complete results on the Road America practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(8-24-2018)
Reddick fastest in opening XFINITY practice: #9-Tyler Reddick was fastest during opening practice at Road America with a speed of 92.070mph.
#6-Conor Daly was the only other driver to get on track. He did not complete a full lap.
It rained at the track just before the start of practice. With the forecast looking dry for the afternoon and for the race tomorrow, most teams saw no benefit of getting on track and sat out the session.
See complete results on the Road America practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(8-24-2018)
XFINITY Entry List: There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Johnsonville 180 at Road America.
See the complete list on the Road America entry list page.
See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at Road America on the Road America Goodyear tire notes page.