Lakes Region 200
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #18 of 33 for the 2018 season
Date: Saturday, July 21, 2018
Race Time: 4:00pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 4:16pm/et
Television Race Coverage: NBCSN - 4:00pm/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
Thursday, July 19
4:00 PM 7:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
Friday, July 20
10:00 AM-6:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPENS
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, July 21
7:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
11:05 AM NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
1:30 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (NASCAR XFINITY GARAGE AREA)
3:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
4:00 PM NXS RACE (200 LAPS, 211.6 MILES)
Christopher Bell holds off Brad Keselowski at Magic Mile: Christopher Bell held off hard-charging veteran Brad Keselowski over the final 18 laps to win Saturday's Lakes Region 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In winning his second straight race in the series, Bell grabbed the top spot from Keselowski on a restart on Lap 183 of 200 and kept the 2012 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion behind him the rest of the way, though Keselowski got within three feet of the rear bumper of Bell's No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with three laps left.[More](7-21-2018)
Bell wins New Hampshire Motor Speedway XFINITY race: #20-Christopher Bell won the Lakes Region 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for his 4th career win and 3rd of the season.
#22-Brad Keselowski finished second, followed by #18-Ryan Preece, #42-John Hunter Nemechk, #2-Matt Tifft, #19-Brandon Jones, #7-Justin Allgaier, #1-Elliott Sadler, #00-Cole Custer, and #3-Austin Dillon.
Bell took the lead from Keselowski on a restart with 18 laps to go and held on to win by nearly a half second. Bell lead 93 of the 200 laps.
There were 7 cautions for 33 laps and 13 lead changes among 5 leaders.
The average speed was 99.616mph.
Complete results are on the New Hampshire race results page (pdf). (7-21-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official New Hampshire Race & Points Report (pdf).
Race stage winners:
Stage 1 - lap 45 - Winner, #20-Christopher Bell
Stage 2 - lap 90 - Winner, #22-Brad Keselowski
Stage 3 - lap 200 - Race winner, #20-Christopher Bell
New Hampshire XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
Christopher Bell won the 29th Annual Lakes Region 200, his fourth victory in 26 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his third victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in one races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Brad Keselowski(i) (second) posted his 10th top-10 finish in ten races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his third top-10 finish in 2018.
Ryan Preece (third) posted his second top-10 finish in five races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Christopher Bell (first) was the highest finishing rookie.
Daniel Hemric leads the point standings by 6 points over Christopher Bell.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(7-21-2018)
XFINITY Driver playoff standings following New Hampshire:
#20-Christopher Bell [3 wins]
#7-Justin Allgaier [2 wins, 1 can be used for playoffs]
#9-Tyler Reddick [1 win]
#21-Daniel Hemric, 650
#1-Elliott Sadler, 643, -7
#00-Cole Custer, 637, -13
#19-Brandon Jones, 543, -107
#11-Ryan Truex, 503, -147
#2-Matt Tifft, 493, -157
#60-Austin Cindric, 452, -198
#16-Ryan Reed, 424, -226, +53 ahead of 12th
#4-Ross Chastain, 373, -277, +2
outside the top 12:
#42-John Hunter Nemechek, 371, -279, -2 behind 12th
#5-Michael Annett, 343, -307, -30
#39-Ryan Sieg, 337, -313, -36
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(7-21-2018)
Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #35-Gase, 22nd
Caution 2: #36-Labbe, 23rd
Caution 3: #0-Smithley, 32nd
Caution 4: #76-Boyd, 24th
Caution 5: #40-Finchum, 21st
Caution 6: #11-Truex, 13th
Caution 7: #61-Grala, 14th
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Keselowski on XFINITY pole at New Hampshire: #22-Brad Keselowski won the Busch pole for the Lakes Region 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a speed of 130.296mph. #20-Christopher Bell will start second. The rest of the top 10: #18-Ryan Preece, #00-Cole Custer, #42-John Hunter Nemechek, #21-Daniel Hemric, #7-Justin Allgaier, #19-Brandon Jones, #9-Tyler Reddick, and #1-Elliott Sadler.
Did Not Qualify: None.
The starting lineup is posted on the New Hampshire starting lineup page (pdf).(7-21-2018)
New Hampshire Motor Speedway XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
Brad Keselowski(i) won the Pole Award for the 29th Annual Lakes Region 200 with a lap of 29.232 seconds, 130.296 mph.
This is his 22nd pole in 252 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his second pole and third top-10 start in 2018.
This is his fifth pole in ten races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Christopher Bell (second) posted his 11th top-10 start of 2018 and his first in one races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Ryan Preece (third) posted his second top-10 start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his fourth in five races this season.
Christopher Bell (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(7-21-2018)
Truex paces final XFINITY practice: #11-Ryan Truex was quickest in final practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a speed of 128.898mph.
#22-Brad Keselowski was second, followed by: #20-Christopher Bell, #7-Justin Allgaier, #3-Ty Dillon, #42-John Hunter Nemechek, #19-Brandon Jones, #18-Ryan Preece, #61-Kaz Grala, and #21-Daniel Hemric.
See complete results on the New Hampshire practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(7-20-2018)
Keselowski fastest in opening XFINITY practice: #22-Brad Keselowski was fastest during opening practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a speed of 128.040mph.
The rest of the top 10: #00-Cole Custer, #18-Ryan Preece, #42-John Hunter Nemechek, #2-Matt Tifft, #11-Ryan Truex, #20-Christopher Bell, #1-Elliott Sadler, #60-Austin Cindric, and #21-Daniel Hemric.
See complete results on the New Hampshire practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(7-20-2018)
XFINITY Entry List: There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Lakes Region 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
See the complete list on the New Hampshire entry list page.
See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on the New Hampshire Goodyear tire notes page.