Kansas Lottery 300
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #30 of 33 for the 2018 season
Race #4 of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoffs
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Race Time: 2:55pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:11pm/et
Television Race Coverage: NBC - 2:30pm/et
Announcers: Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Pit Road: Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns
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Friday, October 19
9:00 AM-11:00 AM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
11:00 AM-7:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
12:35 PM 12:50 PM NXS ROOKIE TRACK RIDE
1:00 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
2:05 PM-2:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
4:00 PM-4:50 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
Saturday, October 20
7:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
10:40 AM (11:40 AM/ET) NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
11:45 AM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
1:25 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
1:55 PM (2:55 PM/ET) NXS RACE (200 LAPS, 300 MILES)
John Hunter Nemechek scores first NASCAR Xfinity win; early wreck scrambles Playoffs: John Hunter Nemechek grabbed his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory in a race that threw the championship battle into chaos. Pulling away with three laps after the final restart on Lap 169 of 200, Nemechek took the checkered flag 5.200 seconds ahead of Daniel Hemric to win the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway, the venue where his father, Joe Nemechek, won his final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in 2004.[More](10-20-2018)
John Hunter Nemechek wins Kansas Speedway XFINITY race: #42-John Hunter Nemechek won the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway for his first career win in his 15th start.
#21-Daniel Hemric finished second, followed by #1-Elliott Sadler, #3-Shane Lee, #9-Tyler Reddick, #2-Matt Tifft, #16-Ryan Reed, #60-Ty Majeski, #39-Ryan Sieg, and #51-Jeremey Clements.
It was a tough day for several Playoff drivers. On the first lap of the race #7-Justin Allgaier got loose and slid up into #20-Christopher Bell. Several other drivers were caught up in the accident, including #22-Austin Cindric and #00-Cole Custer. Bell, Allgaier, and Cindric could not continue. They finished 37th, 38th, and 39th. Custer's team made repairs to the car and he managed to finish in 26th.
There were 7 cautions for 41 laps and 10 lead changes among 6 leaders.
The average speed was 118.995mph.
Complete results are on the Kansas race results page (pdf).(10-20-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Kansas Race & Points Report (pdf).
Race stage winners:
Stage 1 - lap 45 - Winner, #21-Daniel Hemric
Stage 2 - lap 90 - Winner, #42-John Hunter Nemechek
Stage 3 - lap 200 - Race winner, #42-John Hunter Nemechek
Kansas XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
John Hunter Nemechek won the 18th Annual Kansas Lottery 300, his first victory in 15 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his first victory and eighth top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in his series track debut at Kansas Speedway.
Daniel Hemric (P) (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Kansas Speedway. It is his 20th top-10 finish in 2018.
Elliott Sadler (P) (third) posted his seventh top-10 finish in nine races at Kansas Speedway.
Tyler Reddick (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Daniel Hemric (P) leads the point standings by 9 points over Elliott Sadler (P).
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(10-20-2018)
XFINITY Driver standings:
[after Kansas - race 1 of 3 in the Round of 8, 4 of 8 in the Playoffs]
1) #21-Daniel Hemric, 3067, +23
2) #1-Elliott Sadler, 3058, +14
3) #9-Tyler Reddick 3055, +11
4) #20-Christopher Bell, 3045, +1
Currently outside the top 4 to advance to the final round:
5) #2-Matt Tifft, 3044, -1
6) #7-Justin Allgaier, 3040, -5
7) #00-Cole Custer, 3022, -23
8) #22-Austin Cindric, 3002, -43
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings (pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(10-20-2018)
Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution: (and their finish)
Caution 1: None, no one a lap or more down.
Caution 2: #23-Gallagher, 33rd
Caution 3: #38-Ruch, 29th
Caution 4: #00-Custer, 26th
Caution 5: #98-Briscoe, 30th
Caution 6: None. #35-Gase was involved in the caution.
Caution 7: #16-Reed, 7th
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Daniel Hemric on XFINITY pole at Kansas: #21-Daniel Hemric won the Busch pole for the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 183.955mph. #20-Christopher Bell will start second. The rest of the top 10: #7-Justin Allgaier, #22-Austin Cindric, #19-Brandon Jones, #9-Tyler Reddick, #18-Ryan Preece, #3-Shane Lee , #2-Matt Tifft, and #00-Cole Custer.
Did Not Qualify: #55-Bayley Currey, #89-Morgan Shepherd, #26-Max Tullman.
The starting lineup is posted on the Kansas Speedway starting lineup page (pdf).(10-20-2018)
Kansas XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
Daniel Hemric (P) won the Pole Award for the 18th Annual Kansas Lottery 300 with a lap of 29.355 seconds, 183.955 mph.
This is his fifth pole in 63 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his fourth pole and 24th top-10 start in 2018.
This is his first pole in two races at Kansas Speedway.
Christopher Bell (P) (second) posted his 21st top-10 start of 2018 and his second in two races at Kansas Speedway.
Justin Allgaier (P) (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at Kansas Speedway. It is his 23rd in 30 races this season.
Christopher Bell (P) (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(10-20-2018)
Shane Lee paces final XFINITY practice: #3-Shane Lee was quickest in final practice at Kansas with a speed of 179.480mph.
#60-Ty Majeski was second, followed by: #20-Christopher Bell, #22-Austin Cindric, #21-Daniel Hemric, #42-John Hunter Nemechek, #19-Brandon Jones, #18-Ryan Preece, #00-Cole Custer, and #7-Justin Allgaier.
See complete results on the Kansas practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(10-5-2018)
Daniel Hemric fastest in opening XFINITY practice: #21-Daniel Hemric was fastest during opening practice at Kansas with a speed of 179.916mph.
The rest of the top 10: #20-Christopher Bell, #9-Tyler Reddick, #3-Shane Lee, #22-Austin Cindric, #42-John Hunter Nemechek, #7-Justin Allgaier, #00-Cole Custer, #2-Matt Tifft, and #16-Ryan Reed.
See complete results on the Kansas practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(10-5-2018)
XFINITY Entry List: There are 43 cars on the entry list for Saturday's Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway.
See the complete list on the Kansas Speedway entry list page.
See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at Kansas Speedway on the Kansas Goodyear tire notes page.