O'Reilly Auto Parts 300
Texas Motor Speedway
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #31 of 33 for the 2018 season
Race #5 of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoffs
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Race Time: 4:30pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 4:46pm/et
Television Race Coverage: NBCSN - 4:30pm/et
Announcers: Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Pit Road: Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns
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Friday, November 2
8:30 AM-11:30 AM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
11:00 AM-7:30 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
2:05 PM-2:50 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
4:35 PM-5:25 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
Saturday, November 3
9:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
12:40 PM (1:40 PM/ET) NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
1:45 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (TENT)
3:00 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:30 PM (4:30 PM/ET) NXS RACE (200 LAPS, 300 MILES)
Cole Custer locks up championship berth with last-lap pass at Texas: In a race that produced a last-lap pass for the win, a record 13 cautions and an unmitigated disaster for favorite son Christopher Bell, Cole Custer moved past Tyler Reddick on the backstretch to win Saturday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. Custer's first victory of the season gave the driver of the No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford an automatic berth in the Nov. 17 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where Custer dominated last year in winning for the first time in the series.[More](11-3-2018)
Custer wins Texas Motor Speedway XFINITY race: #00-Cole Custer won the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas following a last lap battle for the lead with #9-Tyler Reddick, for his second career win and first win at Texas. He locked himself into the next round of the Playoffs with the win.
#9- Reddick finished second, followed by #22-Austin Cindric, #42-John Hunter Nemechek, #7-Justin Allgaier, #19-Brandon Jones, #2-Matt Tifft, #1-Elliott Sadler, #23-Spencer Gallagher, and #21-Daniel Hemric.
There were 13 cautions for 54 laps and 17 lead changes among nine leaders.
The average speed was 116.82mph.
Complete results are on the Texas race results page (pdf).(11-3-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Texas Race & Points Report (pdf).
Race stage winners:
Stage 1 - lap 45 - Winner, #00-Cole Custer
Stage 2 - lap 90 - Winner, #21-Daniel Hemric
Stage 3 - lap 200 - Race winner, #00-Cole Custer
Texas XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
Cole Custer (P) won the 14th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, his second victory in 69 XFINITY Series races.
This is his first victory and 24th top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in four races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Tyler Reddick # (P) (second) posted his first top-10 finish in three races at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his 18th top-10 finish in 2018.
Austin Cindric # (P) (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Tyler Reddick (P) (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
Tyler Reddick # (P) leads the point standings by 7 points over Elliott Sadler (P).
There were 13 cautions, a new track record. The previous record (10) was set on March 29, 2003
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-3-2018)
XFINITY Driver standings:
[after Texas - race 2 of 3 in the Round of 8, 6 of 8 in the Playoffs]
1) #00-Cole Custer, 3081 (won at Texas)
2) #9-Tyler Reddick 3105, +20
3) #1-Elliott Sadler, 3098, +13
4) #21-Daniel Hemric, 3097, +12
Currently outside the top 4 to advance to the final round:
5) #7-Justin Allgaier, 3085, -12
6) #2-Matt Tifft, 3083, -14
7) #20-Christopher Bell, 3063, -34
8) #22-Austin Cindric, 3036, -61
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings (pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(11-3-2018)
Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution: (and their finish)
Caution 1: none
Caution 2: #74-Harmon, 37th
Caution 3: #66-Earnhardt, 34th
Caution 4: #8-Black, 19th
Caution 5: none
Caution 6: #40-Finchum, 17th
Caution 7: #8-Black, 19th
Caution 8: ##40-Finchum, 17th
Caution 9: #35-Gase, 22nd
Caution 10: #90-Brown, 18th
Caution 11: #45-Currey, 21st
Caution 12: #51-Clements, 14th
Caution 13: #38-Yeley, 15th
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Christopher Bell on XFINITY pole at Texas: #20-Christopher Bell won the Busch pole for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 189.321mph. #3-Shane Lee will start second. The rest of the top 10: #00-Cole Custer, #9-Tyler Reddick, #7-Justin Allgaier, #18-Ryan Preece, #2-Matt Tifft, #22-Austin Cindric, #21-Daniel Hemric, and #42-John Hunter Nemechek.
Did Not Qualify: None. Just 39 entered after the #55 team withdrew.
The starting lineup is posted on the Texas Motor Speedway starting lineup page (pdf).(11-3-2018)
Texas XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
Christopher Bell (P) won the Pole Award for the 14th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge with a lap of 28.523 seconds, 189.321 mph.
This is his sixth pole in 39 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his fifth pole and 22nd top-10 start in 2018.
This is his first pole in three races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Shane Lee (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2018 and his first in one races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Cole Custer (P) (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his 26th in 31 races this season.
Chad Finchum (19th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-3-2018)
Brandon Jones paces final XFINITY practice: #19-Brandon Jones was quickest in final practice at Texas with a speed of 187.689mph.
#3-Shane Lee was second, followed by: #00-Cole Custer, #20-Christopher Bell, #21-Daniel Hemric, #1-Elliott Sadler, #2-Matt Tifft, #7-Justin Allgaier, #42-John Hunter Nemechek, and #22-Austin Cindric.
See complete results on the Texas practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(11-2-2018)
Ryan Truex fastest in opening XFINITY practice: #11-Ryan Truex was fastest during opening practice at Texas with a speed of 187.162mph.
The rest of the top 10: #1-Elliott Sadler, #00-Cole Custer, #21-Daniel Hemric, #19-Brandon Jones, #29-Christopher Bell, #2-Matt Tifft, #42-John Hunter Nemechek, #9-Tyler Reddick, and #3-Shane Lee.
See complete results on the Texas practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(11-2-2018)
XFINITY Entry List: There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.
See the complete list on the Texas Motor Speedway entry list page.
See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at Texas Motor Speedway on the Texas Goodyear tire notes page.