Coca-Cola Firecracker 250
Daytona International Speedway
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #16 of 33 for the 2018 season
Date: Friday, July 6, 2018
Race Time: 7:30pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 7:49pm/et
Television Race Coverage: NBCSN - 7:30pm/et
Announcers: Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Pit Road: Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns
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Times are local to the Track and subject to change
Wednesday, July 4
9:00 AM 11:00 AM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
11:00 AM 5:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
4:00 PM 6:00 PM BROADCASTING SET-UP
Thursday, July 5
11:30 AM MENCS, NXS SPOTTERS MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
11:30 AM-7:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
12:00 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
12:30 PM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING
1:05 PM-1:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
3:05 PM 3:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
Friday, July 6
12:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPENS
2:10 PM NXS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
3:45 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
7:00 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:30 PM NXS RACE (100 LAPS, 250 MILES)
Larson wins Daytona International Speedway XFINITY race: #42-Kyle Larson swept all three stages and was on the right side of a race-deciding call to win the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway Friday night. The win was the 11th of his career and his first win at Daytona.
Larson and #1-Elliott Sadler were battling door-to-door for the win when the #24-Justin Haley drove by in the inside to take the position. NASCAR however, scored Haley as the last car on the lead lap, stating that he went below the yellow line to advance his position.
Sadler finished second, followed by #20-Christopher Bell, #22-Ryan Blaney, #61-Kaz Grala, #3-Shane Lee, #66-Timmy Hill, #21-Daniel Hemric, #7-Justin Allgaier, and #4-Ross Chastain.
There were six cautions for 29 laps and 11 lead changes among five leaders.
The average speed was 129.541mph.
Complete results are on the Daytona race results page (pdf). (7-6-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Daytona Race & Points Report (pdf).
Race stage winners:
Stage 1 - lap 30 - Winner, #42-Kyle Larson
Stage 2 - lap 60 - Winner, #42-Kyle Larson
Stage 3 - lap 100 - Race winner, #42-Kyle Larson
Daytona XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
Kyle Larson(i) won the 17th Annual Coca-Cola Firecracker 250, his 11th victory in 106 NASCAR
XFINITY Series races.
This is his third victory and third top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in eight races at Daytona International Speedway.
Elliott Sadler (second) posted his 10th top-10 finish in 19 races at Daytona International Speedway. It
is his 14th top-10 finish in 2018.
Christopher Bell (third) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Daytona International Speedway.
Christopher Bell (third) was the highest finishing rookie.
Elliott Sadler leads the point standings by 12 points overDaniel Hemric.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(7-6-2018)
XFINITY Driver standings following Daytona:
1) #1-Elliott Sadler, 582
2) #21-Daniel Hemric, 570, -12
3) #00-Cole Custer, 556, -26
4) #20-Christopher Bell [1 win], 547, -35
5) #7-Justin Allgaier [2 wins, 1 can be used for playoffs], 528, -54
6) #9-Tyler Reddick [1 win], 503, -79
7) #19-Brandon Jones, 488, -94
8) #11-Ryan Truex, 455, -127
9) #2-Matt Tifft, 425, -157
10) #12-Austin Cindric, 388, -194
11) #16-Ryan Reed, 370, -212
12) #4-Ross Chastain, 342, -240
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(7-6-2018)
Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #74-Hamon, 21st
Caution 2: #74-Harmon, 21st
Caution 3: #19-Jones, 12th
Caution 4: #55-Hightower, 30th
Caution 5: none
Caution 6: #2-Tifft, 20th
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Preece on XFINITY pole at Daytona: #18-Ryan Preece inherited the Busch pole for the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway after rain canceled the qualifying session. #22-Ryan Blaney will start second. The rest of the top 10: #00-Cole Custer, #21-Daniel Hemric, #1-Elliott Sadler, #20-Christopher Bell, #42-Kyle Larson, #9-Tyler Reddick, #7-Justin Allgaier, and #19-Brandon Jones.
Did Not Qualify: None.
The starting lineup is posted on the Daytona starting lineup page (pdf).(7-6-2018)
Finchum paces final XFINITY practice: #40-Chad Finchum was quickest in final practice at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 185.567mph.
#66-Timmy Hill was second, followed by: #51-Jeremy Clements, #36-Alex Labbe, #99-Ray Black, Jr., #93-Jeff Green, #90-Josh Williams, #74-Mike Harmon, #45-Josh Bilicki, and #55-Brandon Hightower. Only 10 drivers participated in the session.
See complete results on the Daytona practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(7-5-2018)
Reed fastest in opening XFINITY practice: #16-Ryan Reed was fastest during opening practice at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 196.143mph. The rest of the top 10: #24-Justin Haley, #11-Ryan Truex, #60-Austin Cindric, #3-Shane Lee, #23-Chase Elliott, #36-Alex Labbe, #35-Joey Gase, #22-Ryan Blaney, #66-Timmy Hill.
See complete results on the Daytona practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(7-5-2018)
XFINITY Entry List: There are 41 cars on the preliminary entry list for Friday's Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway.
See the complete list on the Daytona entry list page.
See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at Daytona International Speedway on the Daytona Goodyear tire notes page.