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2018 NASCAR XFINITY Atlanta Race Page

Rinnai 250
Atlanta Motor Speedway
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #2 of 33 for the 2018 season
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Race Time: 2:00pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:16pm/et


TELEVISION COVERAGE
Television Race Coverage: FS1 - 2:00pm/et
Announcers: Adam Alexander, Michael Waltrip, Chase Elliott
Pit Road: Jamie Little, Matt Yocum and Regan Smith

TV Listings, Links and Info:
Jayski's TV Listings Page
Fox Sports TV Listings FoxSports1 (FS1) TV Schedule



RADIO COVERAGE

Performance Racing Network (PRN) and SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR Channel 90
goprn.com
siriusxm.com



ONLINE STREAMING

FOX Sports GO. All NASCAR programming on FOX and FOX Sports 1 is streamed live through the FOX Sports GO app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content. Requires a participating TV provider.
PRN Live Streaming
SiriusXM Internet Radio is available via any internet connected device, with a subscription.



EVENT SCHEDULE
Times are local to the Track and subject to change

Thursday, February 22
3:00 PM 5:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Friday, February 23
9:30 AM-5:00 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
10:00 AM-9:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
12:00 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
1:05 PM-1:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
3:05 PM-3:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, February 24
7:00 AM-2:30 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
9:10 AM NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
11:30 AM 2:00 PM MENCS ** HOT PASS IN EFFECT **
11:45 AM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
1:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:00 PM NXS RACE (163 LAPS, 251.02 MILES)



RACE INFORMATION

Official Atlanta race results and standings (pdf)

Kevin Harvick wins Atlanta NASCAR XFINITY race in a runaway: The driver of the No. 98 Ford dominated the action on the track, leading 141-of-163 laps and winning both stages before taking the checkered flag 4.183 seconds ahead of runner-up Joey Logano.[More](2-24-2018)

Harvick wins Atlanta XFINITY race: #98-Kevin Harvick won the Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway for his 47th career XFINITY win and 5th win at Atlanta.
#22-Joey Logano finished second, followed by pole-sitter #20-Christopher Bell, #42-John Hunter Nemechek (in his XFINITY debut), #1-Elliott Sadler, #7-Justin Allgaier, #12-Autin Cindric, #18-Kyle Benjamin, #11-Ryan Truex, and #16-Ryan Reed.
Harvick dominated the race, leading 141 of the 163 laps. Only 7 cars were on the lead lap at the finish.
There were 4 cautions for 21 laps and 9 lead changes among 3 leaders.
The average speed was 129.670mph.
Complete results are on the Atlanta race results page (pdf). (2-24-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Atlanta Race & Points Report (pdf).

Race stage winners:
Stage 1 - lap 40 - Winner, #98-Kevin Harvick
Stage 2 - lap 80 - Winner, #98-Kevin Harvick
Stage 3 - lap 163 - Race winner, #98-Kevin Harvick

Atlanta XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
Kevin Harvick(i) won the 27th Annual Rinnai 250, his 47th victory in 342 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his fifth victory and 13th top-10 finish in 17 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Joey Logano(i) (second) posted his sixth top-10 finish in six races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2018.
Christopher Bell (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Bell (third) was the highest finishing rookie.
Elliott Sadler leads the point standings by 4 points over Tyler Reddick #.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(2-24-2018)

XFINITY Driver standings following Atlanta:
1) #1-Elliott Sadler, 84
2) #9-Tyler Reddick, 80, -4
3) #16-Ryan Reed, 70, -14
4) #11-Ryan Truex, 63, -21
5) #23-Spencer Gallagher, 62, -22
6) #20-Christopher Bell, 53, -31
7) #7-Justin Allgaier, 52, -32
8) #4-Ross Chastain, 49, -35
9) #24-Kaz Grala, 47, -37
10) #19-Brandon Jones, 47, -37
11) #21-Daniel Hemric, 46, -38
12) 15-Garrett Smithley, 44, -40
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(2-24-2018)

Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution: (and their finish)
Caution 1: None, no one on track a lap or more down.
Caution 2: #5-Annett, 20th
Caution 3: #42-Nemechek, 4th
Caution 4: #36-Labbe, 18th
(2-24-2018)



QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

Pit Stall Selections (pdf)

Bell on XFINITY pole at Atlanta: #20-Christopher Bell won the pole for the Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a speed of 181.176mph. #22-Joey Logano will start second. The rest of the top 10: #42-John Hunter Nemechek, #00-Cole Custer, #98-Kevin Harvick, #21-Daniel Hemric, #19-Brandon Jones, #18-Kyle Benjamin, #12-Austin Cindric, and #1-Elliott Sadler .
Did Not Qualify: #45-Josh Bilicki, #74-Mike Harmon.
The starting lineup is posted on the Atlanta starting lineup page (pdf).(2-24-2018)

Atlanta XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
Christopher Bell won the Pole Award for the 27th Annual Rinnai 250 with a lap of 30.600 seconds, 181.176 mph.
This is his second pole in ten NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2018.
This is his first pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Joey Logano(i) (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2018 and his fourth in six races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
John H. Nemechek (third) posted his first top-10 start at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is his first this season.
Christopher Bell (first) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(2-24-2018)

Qualifying Results (pdf)

Qualifying Rules

Qualifying Order (pdf)

Nemechek paces final XFINITY practice: #42-John Hunter Nemechek was quickest in final practice at Atlanta with a speed of 178.516mph.
#20-Christopher Bell was second, followed by: #00-Cole Custer, #3-Ty Dillon, #19-Brandon Jones, #2-Matt Tifft, #9-Tyler Reddick, #12-Austin Dillon, #16-Ryan Reed, and #18-Kyle Benjamin.
See complete results on the Atlanta practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(2-23-2018)

Christopher Bell fastest in opening XFINITY practice: #20-Christopher Bell was fastest during opening practice at Atlanta with a speed of 178.447mph.
The rest of the top 10: #22-Joey Logano, #00-Cole Custer, #16-Ryan Reed, #98-Kevin Harvick, #9-Tyler Reddick, #11-Ryan Truex, #42-John Hunter Nemechek, #18-Kyle Benjamin, and #51-Jeremy Clements.
30 drivers practiced during the session.
See complete results on the Atlanta practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(2-23-2018)

XFINITY Entry List: There are 42 cars on the entry list for Saturday's Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
See the complete list on the Atlanta entry list page.(2-19-2018)

A look at many news, notes, and story lines for the all three series as they head to Atlanta Motor Speedway, see the stats on the NASCAR National Series News & Notes -- Atlanta

See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at Atlanta on the Atlanta Goodyear tire notes page.