Watkins Glen International
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #20 of 33 for the 2018 season
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018
Race Time: 3:00pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:18pm/et
Television Race Coverage: NBC - 3:00pm/et
Announcers: Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Pit Road: Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns
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Friday, Ausut 3
7:30 AM-10:00 AM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
9:30 AM-8:30 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
11:30 AM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
12:35 PM-1:25 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
2:05 PM-3:25 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
Saturday, August 4
9:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
11:35 AM NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
12:45 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
2:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:00 PM NXS RACE (82 LAPS, 200.9 MILES)
Joey Logano continues Watkins Glen domination with NASCAR Xfinity win: Joey Logano reaffirmed his mastery of the road course at Watkins Glen International, but it took a three-wide restart late in Saturday's Zippo 200 for the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford to get the job done. After winning his fourth straight NASCAR Xfinity Series pole at the 2.45-mile track, Logano took teammate Brad Keselowski and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Ryan Preece three-wide into Turn 1 after a restart on lap 75 of 82.[More](8-4-2018)
Logano wins Watkins Glen International XFINITY race: #22-Joey Logano won the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International for his 30th career XFINITY win and 2nd of the year.
#23-A.J. Allmendinger finished second, followed by #7-Justin Alllgaier, #18-Ryan Preece, #98-Aric Almirola, #00-Cole Custer, #19-Brandon Jones, #16-Ryan Reed, #20-Christopher Bell, and #12-Brad Keselowski.
Logano took the lead from Keselowski on a restart with 8 laps to go. Keselowski spun late and Logano pulled away for a victory of more than 3 seconds.
There were 7 cautions for 20 laps and 13 lead changes among 7 leaders.
The average speed was 81.685mph.
Complete results are on the Watkins Glen race results page (pdf). (8-4-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Watkins Glen Race & Points Report (pdf).
Race stage winners:
Stage 1 - lap 20 - Winner, #22-Joey Logano
Stage 2 - lap 40 - Winner, #23-A.J. Allmendinger
Stage 3 - lap 82 - Race winner, #22-Joey Logano
Watkins Glen XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
Joey Logano(i) won the 24th Annual Zippo 200 at The Glen, his 30th victory in 173 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his second victory and third top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his third victory and eighth top-10 finish in 11 races at Watkins Glen International.
AJ Allmendinger(i) (second) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Watkins Glen International. It is his first top-10 finish in 2018.
Justin Allgaier (third) posted his fifth top-10 finish in eight races at Watkins Glen International.
Christopher Bell (ninth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Christopher Bell # leads the point standings by 22 points over Cole Custer.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(8-4-2018)
XFINITY Driver playoff standings following Watkins Glen:
(6 races until the playoffs begin)
#20-Christopher Bell [4 wins]
#7-Justin Allgaier [2 wins, 1 can be used for playoffs]
#9-Tyler Reddick [1 win]
#00-Cole Custer, 715, -22
#21-Daniel Hemric, 714, -23
#1-Elliott Sadler, 711, -26
#19-Brandon Jones, 609, -128
#11-Ryan Truex, 556, -181
#60-Austin Cindric, 508, -229
#2-Matt Tifft, 505, -232
#16-Ryan Reed, 487, -250
#4-Ross Chastain, 426, -311, +40 pts ahead of 13th
outside the top 12:
#5-Michael Annett, 386, -351, -40 pts behind 12th
#39-Ryan Sieg, 351, -386, -65 pts behind 12th
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(8-4-2018)
Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #45-Bilicki, 32nd
Caution 2: #16-Reed, 8th
Caution 3: #35-Gase, 22nd
Caution 4: #0-Smithley, 23rd
Caution 5: #17-Gonzalez, 31st
Caution 6: #39-Sieg, 26th
Caution 7: #90-Henderson, 21st
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Logano on XFINITY pole at Watkins Glen: #22-Joey Logano won the Busch pole for the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International with a speed of 122.995mph. #12-Brad Keselowski will start second. The rest of the top 10: #42-Kyle Larson, #23-A.J. Allmendinger, #21-Daniel Hemric, #3-Austin Dillon, #11-Ryan Truex, #18-Ryan Preece, #98-Aric Almirola, and #7-Justin Allgaier.
Did Not Qualify: #74-Stephen Leicht.
The starting lineup is posted on the Watkins Glen starting lineup page (pdf).(8-4-2018)
Watkins Glen International XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
Joey Logano(i) won the Pole Award for the 24th Annual Zippo 200 at The Glen with a lap of 71.710 seconds, 122.995 mph.
This is his 35th pole in 173 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his first pole and fourth top-10 start in 2018.
This is his fourth pole in 11 races at Watkins Glen International.
Brad Keselowski(i) (second) posted his fourth top-10 start of 2018 and his ninth in ten races at Watkins Glen International.
Kyle Larson(i) (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at Watkins Glen International. It is his fifth in five races this season.
Christopher Bell (11th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(8-4-2018)
Skeen paces final XFINITY practice: #15-Mike Skeen was quickest in final practice at Watkins Glen International with a speed of 95.620mph.
#61-Kaz Grala was second, followed by: #36-Alex Labbe, #66-Timmy Hill, #35-Joey Gase, #76-Spencer Boyd, #40-Chad Finchum, #01-Vinnie Miller, and #78-Tommy Joe Martins. They were the only 9 drivers on track.
See complete results on the Watkins Glen practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(8-3-2018)
Reddick fastest in opening XFINITY practice: #9-Tyler Reddick was fastest during opening practice at Watkins Glen International with a speed of 89.513mph. He was followed by #60-Austin Cindric, #24-Justin Haley, #20-Christopher Bell, and #18-Ryan Preece. They were the only 5 drivers to get on track during the session. It rained throughout practice and with the forecast tomorrow looking clear, teams didn't feel there were any advantages to getting on track.
See complete results on the Watkins Glen practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(8-3-2018)
XFINITY Entry List: There are 42 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International.
See the complete list on the Watkins Glen entry list page.
See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at Watkins Glen International on the Watkins Glen Goodyear tire notes page.