Whelen Trusted to Perform 200
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #32 of 33 for the 2018 season
Race #6 of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoffs
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Race Time: 3:30pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:45pm/et
Television Race Coverage: NBC - 3:30pm/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, November 8
4:30 PM-7:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER
Friday, November 9
9:30 AM-5:30 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
11:30 AM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
12:35 PM-1:25 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
2:35 PM-3:25 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
Saturday, November 10
7:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
10:35 AM (12:35 PM/ET) NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
11:45 AM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
1:00 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
1:30 PM (3:30 PM/ET) NXS RACE (200 LAPS, 200 MILES)
Christopher Bell wins all-or-nothing race to clinch Xfinity championship berth: In a Playoff round that has been feast or famine for Christopher Bell, the driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry gorged to his heart's content on Saturday at ISM Raceway. Starting from 38th, Bell roared through the field to win the Whelen Trusted To Perform 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and advance to the Nov. 17 season championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.[More](11-10-2018)
Christopher Bell wins ISM Raceway XFINITY race: #20-Christopher Bell won the Whelen Trusted to Perform 200 at Phoenix for his 7th win of the year and 8th career XFINITY win.
#21-Daniel Hemric finished second, followed by #2-Matt Tifft, #22-Austin Cindric, #18-Ryan Preece, #9-Tyler Reddick, #19-Brandon Jones, #00-Cole Custer, pole sitter #42-John Hunter Nemechek, and #23-Spencer Gallagher.
#20-Christopher Bell, #00-Cole Custer, #21-Daniel Hemric, and #9-Tyler Reddick will compete for the XFINITY Series championship at Homestead.
There were 6 cautions for 34 laps and 7 lead changes among 6 leaders.
The average speed was 100.643mph.
Complete results are on the Phoenix race results page (pdf).(11-10-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Phoenix Race & Points Report (pdf).
Phoenix post-race fast facts:
Christopher Bell # (P) won the 20th Annual Whelen Trusted To Perform 200, his eighth victory in 40 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his seventh victory and 20th top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in three races at ISM Raceway.
Daniel Hemric (P) (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in four races at ISM Raceway. It is his 22nd top-10 finish in 2018.
Matt Tifft (P) (third) posted his second top-10 finish in four races at ISM Raceway.
Christopher Bell (P) (first) was the highest finishing rookie.
The four drivers advancing to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship 4 are Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, Daniel Hemric and Tyler Reddick.
(NASCAR Integrated Communications)(11-10-2018)
Race stage winners:
Stage 1 - lap 45 - Winner, #7-Justin Allgaier
Stage 2 - lap 90 - Winner, #7-Justin Allgaier
Stage 3 - lap 200 - Race winner, #20-Christopher Bell
XFINITY Driver standings:
[after Phoenix - race 3 of 3 in the Round of 8, 7 of 8 in the Playoffs]
competing for the Championship at Homestead:
#00-Cole Custer, 4000
#20-Christopher Bell, 4000
#21-Daniel Hemric, 4000
#9-Tyler Reddick, 4000
Eliminated from the Playoffs:
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings (pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(11-10-2018)
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: #51-Clements, 17th
Caution 3: #35-Gase, 22nd
Caution 4: #35-Gase (2), 22nd
Caution 5: #38-Yeley, 21st
Caution 6: #01-McLeod, 23rd
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
John Hunter Nemechek on XFINITY pole at Phoenix: #42-John Hunter Nemechek, won the Busch pole for the Whelen Trusted to Perform 200 at ISM Raceway with a speed of 133.482mph. #00-Cole Custer will start second. The rest of the top 10: #22-Austin Cindric, #7-Justin Allgaier, #18-Ryan Preece, #1-Elliott Sadler, #19-Brandon Jones, #21-Daniel Hemric, #3-Shane Lee, and #2-Matt Tifft,
Did Not Qualify: None.
The starting lineup is posted on the ISM Raceway starting lineup page (pdf).(11-10-2018)
Phoenix XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
John Hunter Nemechek won the Pole Award for the 20th Annual Whelen Trusted To Perform 200 with a lap of 26.97 seconds, 133.482 MPH.
This is his first pole in 17 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his first pole and 12th top-10 start in 2018.
This is his first pole in his series debut at ISM Raceway.
Cole Custer (P) (second) posted his 27th top-10 start of 2018 and his fourth in four races at ISM Raceway.
Austin Cindric # (P) (third) posted his first top-10 start at ISM Raceway. It is his 19th in 32 races this season.
Austin Cindric (P) (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-10-2018)
John Hunter Nemechek paces final XFINITY practice: #42-John Hunter Nemechek was quickest in final practice at Phoenix with a speed of 133.072mph.
#20-Christopher Bell was second, followed by: #22-Austin Cindric, #18-Ryan Preece, #2-Matt Tifft, #00-Cole Custer, #21-Daniel Hemric, #7-Justin Allgaier, and #1-Elliott Sadler, and #9-Tyler Reddick.
See complete results on the Phoenix practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(11-9-2018)
Christopher Bell fastest in opening XFINITY practice: #20-Christopher Bell was fastest during opening practice at Phoenix with a speed of 132.304mph.
The rest of the top 10: #18-Ryan Preece, #00-Cole Custer, #2-Matt Tifft, #21-Daniel Hemric, #7-Justin Allgaier, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #1-Elliott Sadler, #19-Brandon Jones, and #42-John Hunter Nemechek.
See complete results on the Phoenix practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(11-9-2018)
XFINITY Entry List: There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Whelen Trusted to Perform 200 at ISM Raceway.
See the complete list on the ISM Raceway entry list page.
See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at ISM Raceway on the Phoenix Goodyear tire notes page.