Boyd Gaming 300
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #3 of 33 for the 2018 season
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Race Time: 4:00pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 4:16pm/et
Television Race Coverage: FS1 - 4:00pm/et
Announcers: Adam Alexander, Michael Waltrip, Brad Keselowski
Pit Road: Jamie Little, Matt Yocum and Regan Smith
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Times are local to the Track and subject to change
Thursday, March 1
5:30 PM-8:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
Friday, March 2
7:30 AM-6:00 PM NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
9:00 AM-5:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
11:00 AM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
12:05 PM-12:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
2:05 PM-2:50 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
Saturday, March 3
6:30 AM-1:30 PM NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
6:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
10:05 AM (1:05 PM/ET) NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
11:15 AM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
12:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
1:00 PM (4:00 PM) NXS RACE (200 LAPS, 300 MILES)
Kyle Larson holds off dirt rival Christopher Bell for Las Vegas win: Kyle Larson pulled away from pole winner Christopher Bell after a restart with seven laps left and took the checkered flag in Saturday's Boyd Gaming 300, winning for the first time at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Larson beat Bell to the finish line by .881 seconds. The driver of the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet led 142 of the 200 laps and overcame a pit road snafu that dropped him to eighth for a restart on Lap 139 after a caution for Austin Cindric's crash in Turn 2.[More](3-3-2018)
Larson wins Las Vegas XFINITY race: #42-Kyle Larson won the Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for his 9th career XFINITY win.
Polesitter #20-Christopher Bell finished second, followed by #7-Justin Allgaier, #22-Ryan Blaney, #1-Elliott Sadler, #21-Daniel Hemric, #19-Brandon Jones, #9-Tyler Reddick, #00-Cole Custer, and #23-Spencer Gallagher.
There were 6 cautions for 29 laps and 10 lead changes among 6 leaders.
The average speed was 131.884mph.
Complete results are on the Las Vegas race results page (pdf).(3-3-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Las Vegas Race & Points Report (pdf).
Race stage winners:
Stage 1 - lap 45 - Winner, #20-Christopher Bell
Stage 2 - lap 90 - Winner, #42-Kyle Larson
Stage 3 - lap 200 - Race winner, #42-Kyle Larson
Las Vegas XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
Kyle Larson(i) won the 22nd Annual Boyd Gaming 300, his ninth victory in 104 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in four races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Christopher Bell (second) posted his first top-10 finish in his first start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his second top-10 finish in 2018.
Justin Allgaier (third) posted his seventh top-10 finish in eight races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Christopher Bell (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
Tyler Reddick # leads the point standings by 0 points over Elliott Sadler.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(3-3-2018)
XFINITY Driver standings following Las Vegas:
1) #9-Tyler Reddick [1 win], 123
2) #1-Elliott Sadler, 123
3) #20-Christopher Bell, 100, -23
4) #7-Justin Allgaier, 95, -28
5) #23-Spencer Gallagher, 89, -34
6) #16-Ryan Reed, 88, -35
7) #19-Brandon Jones, 86, -37
8) #11-Ryan Truex, 85, -38
9) #21-Daniel Hemric, 84, -39
10) #2-Matt Tifft, 69, -54
11) #24-Kaz Grala, 68, -55
12) #4-Ross Chastain, 68, -55
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(3-3-2018)
Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution: (and their finish)
Caution 1: None, no one a lap or more down.
Caution 2: #15-Smithley, 23rd
Caution 3: #35-Gase, 20th
Caution 4: #36-Labbe, 17th
Caution 5: #11-Truex, 15th
Caution 6: #18-Busch, 14th
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Bell on XFINITY pole at Las Vegas: #20-Christopher Bell won the pole for the Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a speed of 183.686mph. #42-Kyle Larson will start second. The rest of the top 10: #21-Daniel Hemric, #00-Cole Custer, #18-Kyle Busch, #1-Elliott Sadler, #9-Tyler Reddick, #22-Ryan Blaney, #2-Matt Tifft, and #3-Austin Dillon.
Did Not Qualify: None, 40 entered.
The starting lineup is posted on the Las Vegas starting lineup page (pdf).(3-3-2018)
Las Vegas XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
Christopher Bell won the Pole Award for the 22nd Annual Boyd Gaming 300 with a lap of 29.398 seconds, 183.686 mph.
This is his third pole in 11 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his second pole and second top-10 start in 2018.
This is his first pole in one races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Kyle Larson(i) (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2018 and his third in four races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Daniel Hemric (third) posted his second top-10 start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his third in three races this season.
Christopher Bell (first) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(3-3-2018)
Larson paces final XFINITY practice: #42-Kyle Larson was also quickest in final practice at Las Vegas with a speed of 179.988mph. #22-Ryan Blaney was second, followed by: #9-Tyler Reddick, #20-Christopher Bell, #21-Daniel Hemric, #3-Austin Dillon, #5-Michael Annett, #18-Kyle Busch, #00-Cole Custer, and #1-Elliott Sadler.
See complete results on the Las Vegas practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(3-2-2018)
Larson fastest in opening XFINITY practice: #42-Kyle Larson was fastest during opening practice at Las Vegas with a speed of 179.581mph.
The rest of the top 10: #22-Ryan Blaney, #18-Kyle Busch, #20-Christopher Bell, #00-Cole Custer, #9-Tyler Reddick, #1-Elliott Sadler, #2-Matt Tifft, #-Autin Dillon and #21-Daniel Hemric.
See complete results on the Las Vegas practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(3-2-2018)
Crew Rosters: Posted
XFINITY Entry List: There are 40 cars on the entry list for Saturday's Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
See the complete list on the Las Vegas entry list page.(2-26-2018)
A look at many news, notes and story lines for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, see the stats on the NASCAR National Series News & Notes -- Las Vegas
See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Goodyear tire notes page.