DC Solar 300
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #26 of 33 for the 2018 season
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Race Time: 5:00pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 5:16pm/et
Television Race Coverage: NBCSN - 5:00pm/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, September 13
6:00 PM-8:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
Friday, September 14
9:00 AM-5:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
11:00 AM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
12:05 PM-12:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
2:05 PM-2:50 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
Saturday, September 15
7:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
11:10 AM (2:10 PM/ET) NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
12:15 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
1:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:00 PM (5:00 PM/ET) NXS RACE (200 LAPS, 300 MILES)
Official Las Vegas Motor Speedway race results and standings (pdf)
Chastain wins Las Vegas Motor Speedway XFINITY race: #42-Ross Chastain won the DC Solar 300 at Las Vegas for his first career win.
#7-Justin Allgaier finished second, followed by#00-Cole Custer, #20-Christopher Bell, #1-Elliott Sadler, #18-Ryan Preece, #19-Brandon Jones, #11-Ryan Truex, #22-Austin Cindric, and #23-Spencer Gallagher.
There were eight cautions for 40 laps and 11 lead changes among four leaders.
The average speed was 119.258 mph.
Complete results are on the Las Vegas race results page (pdf).(9-15-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Las Vegas 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 200 - Race winner, #42-Ross Chastain
Las Vegas XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
Ross Chastain won the Inaugural DC Solar 300, his first victory in 132 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his first victory and seventh top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in five races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Justin Allgaier (second) posted his eighth top-10 finish in nine races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his 21st top-10 finish in 2018.
Cole Custer (third) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Christopher Bell (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Justin Allgaier leads the point standings by 44 points overCole Custer.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(9-15-2018)
XFINITY Driver standings following Las Vegas:
1) #7-Justin Allgaier 2039 [5 wins, 4 can be used for playoffs]
2) #20-Christopher Bell, 2032, -7 [4 wins]
3) #1-Elliott Sadler, 2011, -28
4) #00-Cole Custer, 2011 -28
5) #9-Tyler Reddick 2010, -29 [1 win]
6) #4-Ross Chastain, 2010, -29 [1 win]
7) #21-Daniel Hemric, 2010, -29
8) #19-Brandon Jones, 2006, -33
9) #2-Matt Tifft, 2003, -36
10) #11-Ryan Truex, 2003, -36
11) #12-Austin Cindric, 2001, -38
12) #16-Ryan Reed, 2000, -39,
missed the playoffs:
13) #5-Michael Annett, 496
14) #51-Jeremy Clements, 472
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(9-15-2018)
Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #2-Tifft, 36th
Caution 2: #39-Sieg, 12th
Caution 3: none
Caution 4: #51-Clements, 13th
Caution 5: #35-Gase, 15th
Caution 6: #38-Yeley, 11th
Caution 7: #39-Sieg, 12th
Caution 8: #51-Clements, 13th
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Custer on XFINITY pole at Las Vegas: #00-Cole Custer won the Busch pole for the DC Solar 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a speed of 179.295mph. #22-Austin Cindric will start second. The rest of the top 10: #1-Elliott Sadler, #20-Christopher Bell, #42-Ross Chastain, #3-Shane Lee, #9-Tler Reddick, #7-Justin Allgaier, #5-Michael Annett, and #39-Ryan Sieg.
Did Not Qualify: None.
The starting lineup is posted on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway starting lineup page (pdf).(9-15-2018)
Las Vegas XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
Cole Custer won the Pole Award for the Inaugural DC Solar 300 with a lap of 30.118 seconds, 179.295 mph.
This is his fifth pole in 64 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his fifth pole and 21st top-10 start in 2018.
This is his first pole in three races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Austin Cindric (second) posted his 14th top-10 start of 2018 and his first in two races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Elliott Sadler (third) posted his seventh top-10 start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his 18th in 26 races this season.
Austin Cindric (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(9-15-2018)
Reddick paces final XFINITY practice: #9-Tyler Reddick was quickest in final practice at Las Vegas with a speed of 176.696mph.
#42-Ross Chastain was second, followed by: #00-Cole Custer, #1-Elliott Sadler, #21-Daniel Hemric, #18-Ryan Preece, #20-Christopher Bell, #2-Matt Tifft, #16-Ryan Reed, and #7-Justin Allgaier.
See complete results on the Las Vegas practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(9-14-2018)
Tifft fastest in opening XFINITY practice: #2-Matt Tifft was fastest during opening practice at Las Vegas with a speed of 177.614mph.
The rest of the top 10: #1-Elliott Sadler, #7-Justin Allgaier, #21-Daniel Hemric, #42-Ross Chastain, #00-Cole Custer, #22-Austin Cindric, #20-Christopher Bell, #19-Brandon Jones, and #16-Ryan Reed.
See complete results on the Las Vegas practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(9-14-2018)
XFINITY Entry List: There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's DC Solar 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
See the complete list on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway entry list page.
See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the Las Vegas Goodyear tire notes page.