VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #24 of 33 for the 2018 season
Date: Saturday, September 1, 2018
Race Time: 3:30pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:45pm/et
Television Race Coverage: NBCSN - 3:30pm/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
Thursday, August 30
6:30 PM-9:30 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
Friday, August 31
10:00 AM-9:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
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, September 1
10:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
12:35 PM NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
1:45 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
3:00 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:30 PM NXS RACE (147 LAPS, 200.8 MILES)
Keselowski wins Darlington Raceway XFINITY race: #22-Brad Keselowski won the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 at Darlington for his 39th career win and first win at Darlington.
#00-Cole Custer finished second, followed by #9-Tyler Reddick, #18-Denny Hamlin, #1-Elliott Sadler, #23-Chase Elliott, #7-Justin Allgaier, #2-Matt Tifft, #3-Ty Dillon, and #5-Michael Annett.
There were 6 cautions for 30 laps and 10 lead changes among 5 leaders.
#42-Ross Chastain dominated the race after starting from the pole and winning the first two stages. But contact with #98-Kevin Harvick while battling for the lead on lap 110 of the 147 ended his run for the win.
The average speed was 111.179mph.
Complete results are on the Darlington race results page (pdf).(9-1-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Darlington Race & Points Report (pdf).
Race stage winners:
Stage 1 - lap 45 - Winner, #42-Ross Chastain
Stage 2 - lap 90 - Winner, #42-Ross Chastain
Stage 3 - lap 147 - Race winner, #22-Brad Keselowski
Darlington XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
Brad Keselowski(i) won the 36th Annual Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200, his 39th victory in 254 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his third victory and fifth top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in seven races at Darlington Raceway.
Cole Custer (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Darlington Raceway. It is his 20th top-10 finish in 2018.
Tyler Reddick (third) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Darlington Raceway.
Tyler Reddick (third) was the highest finishing rookie.
Justin Allgaier leads the point standings by 16 points overElliott Sadler.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(9-1-2018)
XFINITY Driver playoff standings following Darlington:
(2 races until the playoffs begin)
#20-Christopher Bell [4 wins]
#7-Justin Allgaier [4 wins, 3 can be used for playoffs]
#9-Tyler Reddick [1 win]
#1-Elliott Sadler, 872, -16
#00-Cole Custer, 871 -17
#21-Daniel Hemric, 844, -44
#19-Brandon Jones, 687, -201
#2-Matt Tifft, 663, -225
#11-Ryan Truex, 660, -228
#16-Ryan Reed, 559, -329,
#22-Austin Cindric, 549, -339 60 pts ahead of 13th
#4-Ross Chastain,543, -345, 54 pts ahead of 13th
outside the top 12:
#5-Michael Annett, 489, -399, -54 pts behind 12th
#51-Jeremy Clements, 425, -463, -118
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(9-1-2018)
Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #19-Jones, 12th
Caution 2: #8-Martins, 22nd
Caution 3: #4-Smithley, 20th
Caution 4: #15-McLeod, 23rd
Caution 5: #78-Ware, 24th
Caution 6: #78-Ware, 24th
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Chastain on XFINITY pole at Darlington: #42-Ross Chastain won the Busch pole for the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway with a speed of 169.531mph. #20-Christopher Bell will start second. The rest of the top 10: #9-Tyler Reddick, #21-Daniel Hemric, #18-Denny Hamlin, #00-Cole Custer, #98-Kevin Harvick, #1-Elliott Sadler, #22-Brad Keselowski and #7-Justin Allgaier.
Did Not Qualify: None.
The starting lineup is posted on the Darlington Raceway starting lineup page (pdf).(9-1-2018)
Darlington XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
Ross Chastain won the Pole Award for the 36th Annual Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 with a lap of 29.007 seconds, 169.531 mph.
This is his first pole in 130 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2018.
This is his first pole in four races at Darlington Raceway.
Christopher Bell (second) posted his 16th top-10 start of 2018 and his first in one races at Darlington Raceway.
Tyler Reddick (third) posted his first top-10 start at Darlington Raceway. It is his 15th in 24 races this season.
Christopher Bell (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(9-1-2018)
Sadler paces final XFINITY practice: #1-Elliott Sadler was quickest in final practice at Darlington with a speed of 165.995mph.
#9-Tyler Reddick was second, followed by: #20-Christopher Bell, #22-Brad Keselowski, #00-Cole Custer, #98-Kevin Harvick, #42-Ross Chastain, #23-Chase Elliott, #7-Justin Allgaier, and #19-Brandon Jones.
See complete results on the Darlington practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(8-31-2018)
Bell fastest in opening XFINITY practice: #20-Christopher Bell was fastest during opening practice at Darlington with a speed of 169.356mph.
The rest of the top 10: #42-Ross Chastain, #00-Cole Custer, #1-Elliott Sadler, #3-Ty Dillon, #18-Denny Hamlin, #7-Justin Allgaier, #21-Daniel Hemric, #9-Tyler Reddick, and #22-Brad Keselowski.
See complete results on the Darlington practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(8-31-2018)
XFINITY Entry List: There are 41 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway.
See the complete list on the Darlington Raceway entry list page.
See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at Darlington Raceway on the Darlington Goodyear tire notes page.