Go Bowling 250
Richmond International Raceway
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #27 of 33 for the 2018 season
Race #1 of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoffs
Date: Friday, September 21, 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
Thursday, September 20
11:00 AM-12:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
12:00 PM-5:30 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
3:00 PM NXS HAULERS EXIT
Friday, September 21
7:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
7:45 AM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
8:30 AM-9:15 AM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
10:10 AM-10:55 AM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
4:35 PM NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
5:40 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
7:00 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:30 PM NXS RACE (250 LAPS, 187.5 MILES)
Christopher Bell Gains Upper Hand in NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff Victory at Richmond: A short run at the end of Friday night's GoBowling.com 250 was just what pole winner Christopher Bell needed to charge into the second round of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs. In a race that saw regular-season champion Justin Allgaier end his night with a hard crash into the Turn 3 wall with 24 laps left, and in a race that saw Dale Earnhardt Jr. lead the most laps in his only scheduled race of 2018, Bell surged past race leader Matt Tifft after a restart on Lap 237 of 250 and pulled away to beat Ross Chastain to the finish line by .566 seconds.[More](9-21-2018)
Bell wins Richmond International Raceway XFINITY race: #20-Christopher Bell won the Go Bowling 250 at Richmond for his 6th career win and 5th of the season. The win moves him on to the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoffs Round of 8.
#42-Chastain, making his final scheduled start in for Chip Ganassi, finished second, followed by #21-Daniel Hemric, #88-Dale Earnhardt, Jr., #2-Matt Tifft, #1-Elliott Sadler, #9-Tyler Reddick, #19-Brandon Jones, #3-Shane Lee, and #16-Ryan Reed.
There were 5 cautions for 40 laps and 11 lead changes among 5 leaders.
The average speed was 91.364mph.
Complete results are on the Richmond race results page (pdf).(9-21-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Richmond Race & Points Report (pdf).
Race stage winners:
Stage 1 - lap 75 - Winner, #21-Daniel Hemric
Stage 2 - lap 150 - Winner, #88-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Stage 3 - lap 250 - Race winner, #20-Christopher Bell
Richmond XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
Christopher Bell won the 38th Annual GoBowling 250, his sixth victory in 35 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his fifth victory and 17th top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his second victory and third top-10 finish in three races at Richmond Raceway.
Ross Chastain (second) posted his first top-10 finish in eight races at Richmond Raceway. It is his eighth top-10 finish in 2018.
Daniel Hemric (third) posted his third top-10 finish in four races at Richmond Raceway.
Alex Labbe (21st) was the highest finishing rookie.
Christopher Bell leads the point standings by 28 points over Daniel Hemric.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(9-21-2018)
XFINITY Driver standings following Richmond:
1) #20-Christopher Bell, Richmond win
2) #21-Daniel Hemric, 2062
3) #7-Justin Allgaier 2056
4) #4-Ross Chastain, 2053
5) #1-Elliott Sadler, 2051
6) #2-Matt Tifft, 2047
7) #9-Tyler Reddick 2046
8) #19-Brandon Jones, 2035
Currently outside the top 8 to advance to the next round:
9) #00-Cole Custer, 2035
10) #11-Ryan Truex, 2033
11) #12-Austin Cindric, 2028
12) #16-Ryan Reed, 2027
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(9-21-2018)
Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #52-Starr, 20th
Caution 2: #23-Gallagher, 12th
Caution 3: #90-Diaz, 19th
Caution 4: #39-Sieg, 17th
Caution 5: #18-Preece, 18th
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Christopher Bell on XFINITY pole at Richmond: #20-Christopher Bell won the Busch pole for the Go Bowling 250 at Richmond International Raceway with a speed of 118.990mph.
#88-Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will start second. The rest of the top 10: #42-Ross Chastain, #00-Cole Custer, #7-Justin Allgaier, #21-Daniel Hemric, #11-Ryan Truex, #3-Shane Lee, #19-Brandon Jones, and #2-Matt Tifft.
Did Not Qualify: None.
The starting lineup is posted on the Richmond International Raceway starting lineup page (pdf).(9-21-2018)
Richmond XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
Christopher Bell (P) won the Pole Award for the 38th Annual GoBowling 250 with a lap of 22.691 seconds, 118.990 mph.
This is his fifth pole in 35 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his fourth pole and 19th top-10 start in 2018.
This is his first pole in three races at Richmond Raceway.
Dale Earnhardt Jr (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2018 and his seventh in eight races at Richmond Raceway.
Ross Chastain (P) (third) posted his first top-10 start at Richmond Raceway. It is his third in 27 races this season.
Alex Labbe (19th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(9-21-2018)
Custer paces final XFINITY practice: #00-Cole Custer was quickest in the rain delayed final practice at Richmond with a speed of 119.798mph. Practice lasted less than 10 minutes after a rain shower passed through before the scheduled start.
#21-Daniel Hemric was second, followed by: #42-Ross Chastain, #11-Ryan Truex, #3-Shane Lee, #7-Justin Allgaier, #2-Matt Tifft, #1-Elliott Sadler, #23-Spencer Gallagher, and #9-Tyler Reddick.
See complete results on the Richmond practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(9-21-2018)
Bell fastest in opening XFINITY practice: #20-Christopher Bell was fastest during opening practice at Richmond with a speed of 120.854mph.
The rest of the top 10: #00-Cole Custer, #19-Brandon Jones, #60-Ty Majeski, #88-Dale Earnhardt, Jr., #2-Matt Tifft, #21-Daniel Hemric, #11-Ryan Truex, #3-Shane Lee, and #23-Spencer Gallagher.
See complete results on the Richmond practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(9-21-2018)
XFINITY Entry List: There are 41 cars on the preliminary entry list for Friday's Go Bowling 250 at Richmond International Raceway.
See the complete list on the Richmond International Raceway entry list page.
See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at Richmond International Raceway on the Richmond Goodyear tire notes page.