Charlotte Motor Speedway
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #11 of 33 for the 2018 season
Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Race Time: 1:00pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 1:18pm/et
Television Race Coverage: FS1 - 1:00pm/et
Announcers: Adam Alexander, Michael Waltrip, Erik Jones
Pit Road: Jamie Little, Matt Yocum and Regan Smith
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Times are local to the Track and subject to change
Thursday, May 24
10:00 AM-1:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
1:00 PM-9:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
4:05 PM-4:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
6:05 PM-6:50 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
Saturday, May 26
6:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
10:10 AM NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
12:15 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
12:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
1:00 PM NXS RACE (200 LAPS, 300 MILES)
Brad Keselowski triumphs in NASCAR Xfinity race at Charlotte: Controlling the race on a succession of restarts from the inside lane at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski pulled away in overtime to win Saturday's Alsco 300, the 11th NASCAR Xfinity Series event of the season.[More](5-26-2018)
Keselowski wins Charlotte Motor Speedway XFINITY race: #22-Brad Keselowski won the Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway for his 38th career win and fourth win at Charlotte.
The race was red flagged for over an hour due to rain. It resumed on lap 177 of the scheduled 200. A caution flag for debris two laps from the finish however, set up a final restart. Keselowski pulled away, and took the checkered flag as a wreck broke out on the backstretch.
#00 Cole Custer finished second, followed by #20-Christopher Bell, #3-Ty Dillon, #1-Elliott Sadler, #11-Ryan Truex, #21-Daniel Hemric, #18-Kyle Busch, #2-Matt Tifft, and #61-Kaz Grala.
There were 13 cautions for 59 laps and 12 lead changes among 6 leaders.
The average speed was 108.596mph.
Complete results are on the Charlotte race results page (pdf). (5-26-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Charlotte Race & Points Report (pdf).
Race stage winners:
Stage 1 - lap 45 - Winner, #18-Kyle Busch
Stage 2 - lap 90 - Winner, #18-Kyle Busch
Stage 3 - lap 200 - Race winner, #22-Brad Keselowski
Charlotte XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
Brad Keselowski(i) won the 37th Annual Alsco 300, his 38th victory in 251 NASCAR XFINITY Series
This is his second victory and second top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his fourth victory and 15th top-10 finish in 19 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Cole Custer (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in four races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is
his eighth top-10 finish in 2018.
Christopher Bell (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Christopher Bell (third) was the highest finishing rookie.
Elliott Sadler leads the point standings by 38 points over Christopher Bell. (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(5-26-2018)
XFINITY Driver standings following Charlotte Motor Speedway:
1) #1-Elliott Sadler 433
2) #20-Christopher Bell [1 win], 395, -38
3) #9-Tyler Reddick [1 win], 378, -55
4) #21-Daniel Hemric, 376, -57
5) #00-Cole Custer, 371, -62
6) #7-Justin Allgaier, 356, -77
7) #19-Brandon Jones, 343, -90
8) #11-Ryan Truex, 316, -117
9) #2-Matt Tifft, 300, -133
10) #23-Spencer Gallagher [1 win], 277, -124
11) #16-Ryan Reed, 260-173
12) #22-Austin Cindric, 240-193
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(5-26-2018)
Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #66-Hill-30th
Caution 2: #76-Boyd, 21st
Caution 3: #35-Gase, 17th
Caution 4: #0-Smithley, 14th
Caution 5: #52-Starr, 20th
Caution 6: #78-Black, 19th
Caution 7: #15-Nemechek, 18th
Caution 8: #76-Boyd, 21st
Caution 9: #0-Smithley, 14th
Caution 10: #78-Black, 19th
Caution 11: #18-Busch, 8th
Caution 12: #9-Reddick, 23rd
Caution 13: none
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Keselowski on XFINITY pole at Charlotte: #22-Brad Keselowski won the Busch pole for the Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 184.382mph. #00-Cole Custer will start second. The rest of the top 10: #18-Kyle Busch, #9-Tyler Reddick, #19-Brandon Jones, #23-Chase Elliott, #20-Christopher Bell, #12-Austin Cindric, #98-Chase Briscoe, and #7-Justin Allgaier.
Did Not Qualify: #40-Chad Finchum, #74-Mike Harmon, and #89-Morgan Shepherd.
The starting lineup is posted on the Charlotte starting lineup page (pdf).(5-26-2018)
Charlotte Motor Speedway XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
Brad Keselowski(i) won the Pole Award for the 37th Annual Alsco 300 with a lap of 29.287 seconds,
This is his 21st pole in 251 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2018.
This is his first pole in 19 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Cole Custer (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2018 and his second in four races at Charlotte
Kyle Busch(i) (third) posted his 17th top-10 start at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his third in three
races this season.
Tyler Reddick (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(5-26-2018)
Keselowski paces final XFINITY practice: #22-Brad Keselowski was quickest in final practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 182.340mph.
#9-Tyler Reddick was second, followed by: #18-Kyle Busch, #20-Christopher Bell, #00-Cole Custer, #23-Chase Elliott, #42-Jamie McMurray, #61-Kaz Grala, #12-Austin Cindric, and #98-Chase Briscoe.
See complete results on the Charlotte practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(5-24-2018)
Busch fastest in opening XFINITY practice: #18-Kyle Busch was fastest during opening practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 181.372mph.
The rest of the top 10: #22-Brad Keselowski, #23-Chase Elliott, #21-Daniel Hemric, #00-Cole Custer, #3-Ty Dillon, #9-Tyler Reddick, #20-Christopher Bell, #7-Justin Allgaier, #98-Chase Briscoe.
See complete results on the Charlotte practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(5-24-2018)
XFINITY Entry List: There are 43 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
See the complete list on the Charlotte entry list page.
See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the Charlotte Goodyear tire notes page.