NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #17 of 33 for the 2018 season
Date: Friday, July 13, 2018
Race Time: 8:00pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:25pm/et
Television Race Coverage: NBCSN - 8:00pm/et
Announcers: Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Pit Road: Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns
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Thursday, July 12
7:30 AM-9:30 AM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
1:00 PM-9:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
2:00 PM 2:15 PM NXS ROOKIE TRACK RIDE
3:00 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
4:05 PM-4:50 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
6:05 PM-6:50 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
Friday, July 13
12:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPENS
5:05 PM NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
6:15 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
7:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
8:00 PM NXS RACE (200 LAPS, 300 MILES)
Christopher Bell maneuvers from back of field to win at Kentucky: A spin didn't stop Christopher Bell from the win in the ALSCO 300 at Kentucky Speedway. The Joe Gibbs Racing rookie was going for the pole in the final round of qualifying and spun out before completing the lap. Bell was forced to start from the rear of the field but recovered for his first win on the 1.5-mile track and his second of 2018. [More](7-13-2018)
Bell wins Kentucky Speedway XFINITY race: #20-Christopher Bell won the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway for his 2nd win of the season and his 3rd career win. He had to start the race from the rear after spinning in qualifying.
#21-Daniel Hemric finished a career-best second, followed by #18-Kyle Busch, #7-Justin Allgaier, pole sitter #00-Cole Custer, #9-Tyler Reddick, #42-John Hunter Nemechek, #16-Ryan Reed, #22-Paul Menard, and #12-Austin Cindric.
There were 7 cautions for 32 laps and 8 lead changes among 7 leaders.
The average speed was 131.884mph.
Complete results are on the Kentucky race results page (pdf). (7-13-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Kentucky Race & Points Report (pdf).
Race stage winners:
Stage 1 - lap 45 - Winner, #18-Kyle Busch
Stage 2 - lap 90 - Winner, #42-John Hunter Nemechek
Stage 3 - lap 200 - Race winner, #20-Christopher Bell
Kentucky XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
Christopher Bell won the 18th Annual ALSCO 300, his third victory in 25 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his second victory and 10th top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in one races at Kentucky Speedway.
Daniel Hemric (second) posted his third top-10 finish in three races at Kentucky Speedway. It is his 13th top-10 finish in 2018.
Kyle Busch(i) (third) posted his ninth top-10 finish in 11 races at Kentucky Speedway.
Christopher Bell (first) was the highest finishing rookie.
Elliott Sadler leads the point standings by 0 points over Daniel Hemric.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(7-13-2018)
XFINITY Driver standings following Kentucky:
1) #1-Elliott Sadler, 608
2) #21-Daniel Hemric, 608
3) #00-Cole Custer, 605, -3
4) #20-Christopher Bell [2 wins], 591, -17
5) #7-Justin Allgaier [2 wins], 569, -39
6) #9-Tyler Reddick [1 win], 541, -67
7) #19-Brandon Jones, 500, -108
8) #11-Ryan Truex, 479, -129
9) #2-Matt Tifft, 458, -150
10) #12-Austin Cindric, 428, -180
11) #16-Ryan Reed, 399, -209
12) #4-Ross Chastain, 362, -246
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(7-13-2018)
Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #35-Gase, 33rd
Caution 2: #35-Gase (2), 33rd
Caution 3: #39-Sieg, 16th
Caution 4: #38-Yeley, 38th
Caution 5: #51-Clements, 18th
Caution 6: #51-Clements (2), 18th
Caution 7: #42-Nemechek, 7th
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Custer on XFINITY pole at Kentucky: #00-Cole Custer won the Busch pole for the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway with a speed of 181.458mph. #7-Justin Allgaier will start second. The rest of the top 10: #18-Kyle Busch, #12-Austin Cindric, #21-Daniel Hemric, #42-John Hunter Nemechek, #2-Matt Tifft, #9-Tyler Reddick, #16-Ryan Reed, and #1-Elliott Sadler.
Did Not Qualify: None.
The starting lineup is posted on the Kentucky starting lineup page (pdf).(7-13-2018)
Kentucky Speedway XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
Cole Custer won the Pole Award for the 18th Annual ALSCO 300 with a lap of 29.759 seconds, 181.458 mph.
This is his fourth pole in 55 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his fourth pole and 13th top-10 start in 2018.
This is his first pole in four races at Kentucky Speedway.
Justin Allgaier (second) posted his 12th top-10 start of 2018 and his 10th in 12 races at Kentucky Speedway.
Kyle Busch(i) (third) posted his 10th top-10 start at Kentucky Speedway. It is his sixth in six races this season.
Austin Cindric (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(7-13-2018)
Majeski paces final XFINITY practice: #60-Ty Majeski was quickest in final practice at Kentucky Speedway with a speed of 181.714mph.
#20-Christopher Bell was second, followed by: #21-Daniel Hemric, #18-Kyle Busch, #2-Matt Tifft, #3-Ty Dillon, #22-Paul Menard, #19-Brandon Jones, #7-Justin Allgaier, and #16-Ryan Reed.
See complete results on the Kentucky practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(7-12-2018)
Nemechek fastest in opening XFINITY practice: #42-John Hunter Nemechek was fastest during opening practice at Kentucky Speedway with a speed of 180.886mph.
The rest of the top 10: #19-Brandon Jones, #21-Daniel Hemric, #2-Matt Tifft, #18-Kyle Busch, #16-Ryan Reed, #20-Christopher Bell, #5-Michael Annett, #00-Cole Custer, and #3-Ty Dillon.
See complete results on the Kentucky practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(7-12-2018)
XFINITY Entry List: There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for Friday's Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway.
See the complete list on the Kentucky entry list page.
See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at Kentucky Speedway on the Kentucky Goodyear tire notes page.