Food City 300
Bristol Motor Speedway
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #22 of 33 for the 2018 season
Date: Friday, August 18, 2018
Race Time: 7:30pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 7:43pm/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, August 15
2:00 PM-4:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
Thursday, August 16
7:00 AM-5:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
9:00 AM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
10:05 AM-10:55 AM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
1:35 PM-2:25 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
4:30 PM NXS CAR IN HAULERS
Friday, August 17
9:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
3:40 PM NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
5:15 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
7:00 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:30 PM NXS RACE (300 LAPS, 159.9 MILES)
Kyle Larson gets first Bristol victory in NASCAR Xfinity Series race: Kyle Larson had to go 10 extra laps on Friday night, but the payoff was worth it. Holding off a determined Justin Allgaier in overtime, Larson won the Food City 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, collecting his first victory at the .533-mile high-banked concrete short track. [More](8-17-2018)
Larson wins Bristol Motor Speedway XFINITY race: #42-Kyle Larson won the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway for his 12th career win and first win at Bristol.
#20-Christopher Bell finished second, followed by #7-Justin Allgaier, #00-Cole Custer, #22-Joey Logano, #1-Elliott Sadler, #5-Michael Annett, #23-Chase Elliott, #9-Tyler Reddick and #2-Matt Tifft.
There were 8 cautions for 59 laps and 12 lead changes among 7 leaders.
The average speed was 82.306mph.
Complete results are on the Bristol race results page (pdf).(8-17-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Bristol Race & Points Report (pdf).
Race stage winners:
Stage 1 - lap 85 - Winner, #42-Kyle Larson
Stage 2 - lap 170 - Winner, #42-Kyle Larson
Stage 3 - lap 300 - Race winner, #42-Kyle Larson
Bristol XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
Kyle Larson(i) won the 37th Annual Food City 300, his 12th victory in 108 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his fourth victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his first victory and eighth top-10 finish in nine races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Christopher Bell (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his 14th top-10 finish in 2018.
Justin Allgaier (third) posted his 10th top-10 finish in 16 races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Christopher Bell (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
Christopher Bell # leads the point standings by 13 points over Justin Allgaier.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(8-17-2018)
XFINITY Driver standings following Bristol:
(4 races until the playoffs begin)
#20-Christopher Bell [4 wins]
#7-Justin Allgaier [3 wins, 2 can be used for playoffs]
#9-Tyler Reddick [1 win]
#1-Elliott Sadler, 793, -17
#00-Cole Custer, 791, -19
#21-Daniel Hemric, 768, -42
#19-Brandon Jones, 634, -176
#11-Ryan Truex, 618, -192
#22-Austin Cindric, 582, -228
#2-Matt Tifft, 580, -230
#16-Ryan Reed, 534, -276, 77 pts ahead of 13th
#4-Ross Chastain, 479, -331, 42 pts ahead of 13th
outside the top 12:
#5-Michael Annett, 437, -373, -42 pts behind 12th
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(8-17-2018)
Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #11-Truex, 22nd
Caution 2: #5-Annett, 7th
Caution 3: #51-Clements, 13th
Caution 4: #51-Clements (2), 13th
Caution 5: #12-Cindric, 14th
Caution 6: #36-Labbe, 23rd
Caution 7: #5-Annett (2), 7th
Caution 8: #4-Chastain, 12th
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Busch on XFINITY pole at Bristol: #18-Kyle Busch won the Busch pole for the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway with a speed of 124.686mph. #20-Christopher Bell will start second. The rest of the top 10: #42-Kyle Larson, #22-Joey Logano, #2-Matt Tifft, #1-Elliott Sadler, #19-Elliott Sadler, #19-Brandon Jones, #3-Ty Dillon, #00-Cole Custer and #7-Justin Allgaier.
Did Not Qualify: None.
The starting lineup is posted on the Bristol starting lineup page (pdf).(8-17-2018)
Bristol Motor Speedway XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
Kyle Busch(i) won the Pole Award for the 37th Annual Food City 300 with a lap of 15.389 seconds, 124.686 mph.
This is his 65th pole in 345 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his first pole and seventh top-10 start in 2018.
This is his sixth pole in 26 races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Christopher Bell (second) posted his 14th top-10 start of 2018 and his second in two races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Kyle Larson(i) (third) posted his eighth top-10 start at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his sixth in six races this season.
Christopher Bell (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(8-17-2018)
Bell paces final XFINITY practice: #20-Christopher Bell was quickest in final practice at Bristol Motor Speedway with a speed of 122.976mph.
#42-Kyle Larson was second, followed by: #18-Kyle Busch, #19-Brandon Jones, #21-Daniel Hemric, #23-Chase Elliott, #00-Cole Custer, #7-Justin Allgaier, #22-Joey Logano, and #9-Tyler Reddick.
See complete results on the Bristol practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(8-16-2018)
Larson fastest in opening XFINITY practice: #42-Kyle Larson was fastest during opening practice at Bristol Motor Speedway with a speed of 124.259mph.
The rest of the top 10: #18-Kyle Busch, #20-Christopher Bell, #22-Joey Logano, #21-Daniel Hemric, #23-Chase Elliott, #1-Elliott Sadler, #00-Cole Custer, #12-Austin Cindric, and #7-Justin Allgaier.
See complete results on the Bristol practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(8-16-2018)
XFINITY Entry List: There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for Friday night's Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
See the complete list on the Bristol entry list page.
See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at Bristol Motor Speedway on the Bristol Goodyear tire notes page.