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2018 NASCAR XFINITY Charlotte Race Page

Drive for the Cure 200
Charlotte Motor Speedway
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #28 of 33 for the 2018 season
Race #2 of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoffs
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Race Time: 3:00pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:19pm/et


TELEVISION COVERAGE
Television Race Coverage: NBCSN - 3:00pm/et
Announcers: Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Pit Road: Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns

TV Listings, Links and Info:
Jayski's TV Listings Page


RADIO COVERAGE

Performance Racing Network (PRN) and SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR Channel 90IMS Racing Network and SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR Channel 90
goprn.com
siriusxm.com



ONLINE STREAMING

NBC Sports Live Extra and NBC Sports Live Extra Mobile. The NBC Sports Live Extra App streams live sporting events that air on NBC, NBC Sports Network and the Golf Channel. NBC Sports Live Extra is available in the App Store, on Google Play, and the Windows Store.
PRN Live Streaming
SiriusXM Internet Radio is available via any internet connected device, with a subscription.



EVENT SCHEDULE
Times are local to the Track and subject to change

Thursday, September 27
7:30 AM-10:00 AM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
9:30 AM-5:30 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
10:00 AM NXS SPOTTERS MEETING & DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
11:00 AM-1:00 PM NXS OPTIONAL PRACTICE
2:00 PM-4:00 PM NXS OPTIONAL PRACTICE

Friday, September 28
10:00 AM-6:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPENS
12:00 PM NXS RANDOM DRAWING
1:05 PM-1:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
3:05 PM-3:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, September 29
8:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
12:10 PM NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
1:15 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
2:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:00 PM NXS RACE (55 LAPS, 125.4 MILES)



RACE INFORMATION

Official Charlotte Motor Speedway race results and standings (pdf)

Chase Briscoe gets first Xfinity win in inaugural Charlotte Road Course race: Chase Briscoe made the most of pit strategy that put him out front during Saturday's inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. Leading the last 24 of 55 laps in the Drive for the Cure 200 at the challenging 2.28-mile, 17-turn road course-thanks to a pit stop on Lap 26, before the end of Stage 2-Briscoe held off Justin Marks after the last restart on Lap 45 and took the checkered flag 1.478 seconds ahead of Marks' No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet.[More](9-29-2018)

Briscoe wins Charlotte Motor Speedway XFINITY race: #98-Chase Briscoe won the Drive for the Cure 200 at Charlotte for his first career win.
#42-Justin Marks finished second, followed by #22-Austin Cindric, #18-Ryan Preece, #20-Christopher Bell, #2-Matt Tifft, #00-Cole Custer, #61-Kaz Grala, #9-Tyler Reddick, and #21-Daniel Hemric.
There were five cautions for 10 laps and four lead changes among four leaders.
The average speed was 81.267mph.
Complete results are on the Charlotte race results page (pdf).(9-29-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Charlotte Race & Points Report (pdf).

Race stage winners:
Stage 1 - lap 15 - Winner, #21-Daniel Hemric
Stage 2 - lap 30 - Winner, #20-Christopher Bell
Stage 3 - lap 55 - Race winner, #98-Chase Briscoe

Charlotte XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
Chase Briscoe won the Drive for the Cure 200 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, his first victory in 14 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.
Justin Marks (second) posted his first top-10 finish at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. It is his second top-10 finish in 2018.
Austin Cindric (P) (third) posted his first top-10 finish at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.
Christopher Bell # (P) (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Christopher Bell # (P) leads the point standings by 33 points over Daniel Hemric (P).
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(9-29-2018)

XFINITY Driver standings:
[after Charlotte - race 2 of 3 in the Round of 12, 2 of 8 in the Playoffs]
1) #20-Christopher Bell, Richmond win
2) #21-Daniel Hemric, 2099
3) #9-Tyler Reddick 2090
4) #00-Cole Custer, 2083
5) #2-Matt Tifft, 2082
6) #1-Elliott Sadler, 2080
7) #7-Justin Allgaier 2080
8) #4-Ross Chastain, 2078
Currently outside the top 8 to advance to the next round:
9) #12-Austin Cindric, 2069
10) #11-Ryan Truex, 2054
11) #16-Ryan Reed, 2053
12) #19-Brandon Jones, 2050
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(9-29-2018)

Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution: (and their finish)
Caution 1: none
Caution 2: #76-Boyd, 29th
Caution 3: #76-Boyd, 29th
Caution 4: #36-Labbe, 13th
Caution 5: #78-Miller, 31st
(9-29-2018)



QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

Pit Stall Selections (pdf)

Cindric on XFINITY pole at Charlotte:#22-Austin Cindric won the Busch pole for the Drive for the Cure 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 105.527mph. #21-Daniel Hemric will start second. The rest of the top 10: #9-Tyler Reddick, #42-Justin Marks, #36-Alex Labbe, #00-Cole Custer, #2-Matt Tifft, #60-Ty Majeski, #98-Chase Briscoe, and #18-Ryan Preece.
Did Not Qualify: #97-Tanner Berryhill
The starting lineup is posted on the Charlotte Motor Speedway starting lineup page (pdf).(9-29-2018)

Charlotte XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
Austin Cindric (P) won the Pole Award for the 37th Annual Drive for the Cure 200 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina with a lap of 77.781 seconds, 105.527 mph.
This is his third pole in 28 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his third pole and 15th top-10 start in 2018.
This is his first pole at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.
Daniel Hemric (P) (second) posted his 22nd top-10 start of 2018 and his first at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.
Tyler Reddick (P) (third) posted his first top-10 start at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. It is his 18th in 28 races this season.
Alex Labbe (fifth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(9-29-2018)

Qualifying Results (pdf)

Qualifying Order (pdf)

Hemric paces final XFINITY practice: #21-Daniel Hemric was quickest in final practice at Charlotte with a speed of 104.966mph.
#11-Ryan Truex was second, followed by: #00-Cole Custer, #60-Ty Majeski, #7-Justin Allgaier, #42-Justin Marks, #22-Austin Cindric, #90-Andy Lally, #1-Elliott Sadler and #4-Ross Chastain.
See complete results on the Charlotte practice 4 speeds page (pdf).(9-28-2018)

Cindric fastest in Friday's first XFINITY practice: #22-Austin Cindric was fastest during the first Friday practice at Charlotte with a speed of 104.636mph.
The rest of the top 10: #22-Daniel Hemric, #36-Alex Labbe, #18-Ryan Preece, #7-Justin Allgaier, #00-Cole Custer, #20-Christopher Bell, #60-Ty Majeski, #11-Ryan Truex, and #2-Matt Tifft.
See complete results on the Charlotte practice 3 speeds page (pdf).(9-28-2018)

Custer paces second Thursday XFINITY practice: #00-Cole Custer was quickest in final practice at Charlotte with a speed of XXXXXmph.
#22-Austin Cindric was second, followed by: #9-Tyler Reddick, #21-Daniel Hemric, #7-Justin Allgaier, #1-Elliott Sadler, #11-Ryan Truex, #60-Ty Majeski, #18-Ryan Preece, and #42-Justin Marks. #nascar
See complete results on the Charlotte practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(9-27-2018)

Cindric fastest in Thursday's opening XFINITY practice: #22-Austin Cindric was fastest during the first optional practice at Charlotte with a speed of 102.603mph.
The rest of the top 10: #21-Daniel Hemric, #11-Ryan Truex, #18-Ryan Preece, #42-Justin Marks, #2-Matt Tifft, #1-Elliott Sadler, #3-Brendan Gaughan, #7-Justin Allgaier, and #36-Alex Labbe.
See complete results on the Charlotte practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(9-27-2018)

Crew rosters (pdf)

XFINITY Entry List: There are 41 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Drive for the Cure 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
See the complete list on the Charlotte Motor Speedway entry list page.

See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the Charlotte Goodyear tire notes page.