Ford Ecoboost 300
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #33 of 33 for the 2018 season
The NASCAR XFINITY Series Championship race
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Race Time: 3:30pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:45pm/et
Television Race Coverage: NBCSN - 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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Thursday, November 15
5:30 PM-7:30 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
Friday, November 16
11:00 AM-8:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
1:30 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
2:35 PM-3:25 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
5:05 PM-5:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
Saturday, November 17
8:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
12:35 PM NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
1:40 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
3:00 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:30 PM NXS RACE (200 LAPS, 300 MILES)
Xfinity Championship 4 performs mightily in season finale: Tyler Reddick book-ended his rookie NASCAR Xfinity season run - with wins in the season-opener in Daytona Beach and again Saturday evening in the Homestead-Miami season finale. But a stellar championship field kept him honest - truly settling the season trophy among themselves. Last year's Homestead winner Cole Custer finished second- a full 6.9-seconds behind Bell in the race and therefore second also in the title chase. But his effort was still good enough Saturday to give Stewart-Haas Racing its first Xfinity Series owner's championship.[More](11-17-2018)
Tyler Reddick wins at Homestead in stunning Xfinity championship run: Tyler Reddick was the only driver of the Championship 4 who really liked it on top, and his willingness to run the wall paid off with a race win and a NASCAR Xfinity Series title. Charging forward in the top lane, even though it meant an occasional brush with the outside wall, Reddick pulled away from pole winner Cole Custer during a long green-flag run to the finish to win Saturday's Ford EcoBoost 300 by 6.902 seconds.[More](11-17-2018)
Tyler Reddick wins Homestead-Miami Speedway XFINITY race amd 2018 Championship: #9-Tyler Reddick won the Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead and the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series Championship. The win is the 3rd of his career.
Pole winner and Championship contender #00-Cole Custer finished second, but more than 6 seconds off the lead. #42-John Hunter Nemechek finished 3rd, the #21-Daniel Hemric, #22-Austin Cindric, #18-Ryan Preece, #7-Justin Allgaier, #19-Brandon Jones, #5-Michael Annett, and #2-Matt Tifft. #20-Christopher Bell, who won 6 races during the season, had a flat tire late in the race and finished 11th.
The race went green during the last stage. Reddick took the lead with 36 laps remaining and never looked back.
There were just 2 cautions for 10 laps and 5 lead changes among 4 leaders.
The average speed was 140.515mph.
Complete results are on the Homestead race results page (pdf).(11-17-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Homestead Race & Points Report (pdf).
NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Fast Facts
Driver Champion: Tyler Reddick
• Tyler Reddick won his first NASCAR Xfinity Series championship; becoming the 29th different driver to win the title and the third in series history to win the championship in his Sunoco rookie season joining Chase Elliott (2014) and William Byron (2017).
• Reddick won the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to claim the title.
• Reddick made 33 starts this season posting two wins (Daytona-1 and Homestead), seven top fives and 20 top 10s.
• In the Playoffs this season Reddick has posted one win (Homestead), three top fives and six top 10s.
• Reddick (Corning) has become the second NASCAR Xfinity Series champion from the state of California joining Kevin Harvick from Bakersfield, who won the championship in 2001 and 2006.
Owner Of Driver Champion: Dale Earnhardt Jr., JR Motorsports
• This is JR Motorsport's third NASCAR Xfinity Series driver championship (Chase Elliott, 2014; William Byron, 2017).
• Owner Dale Earnhardt Jr., a two-time (1998, '99) NASCAR Xfinity Series driver champion, fielded his first car as an owner in the series with driver Mark McFarland at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19, 2005.
• JR Motorsports has led 12 different drivers to Victory Lane for a total of 44 wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
Crew Chief Champion: David Elenz
• This is David Elenz's second career NASCAR Xfinity Series championship (William Byron, 2017 and Tyler Reddick, 2018).
• Elenz is the 25th different crew chief to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series title and the 10th to win multiple titles.
• Elenz has won 10 NASCAR Xfinity Series races with five different drivers: William Byron (four), Kevin Harvick (two), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (one), Chase Elliott (one) and
Tyler Reddick (two).
Owner Champion: Tony Stewart & Gene Haas, Stewart-Haas Racing No. 00 Ford
• This is Stewart-Haas Racing's first NASCAR Xfinity Series owner championship.
• Stewart-Haas Racing began its NASCAR Xfinity Series program in 2017 at Daytona International Speedway with driver Cole Custer.
• Stewart-Haas Racing has two wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-17-2018)
Race stage winners:
Stage 1 - lap 45 - Winner, #00-Cole Custer
Stage 2 - lap 90 - Winner, #00-Cole Custer
Stage 3 - lap 200 - Race winner, #9-Tyler Reddick
Homestead XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
Tyler Reddick (P) won the 24th Annual Ford EcoBoost 300, his third victory in 51 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his second victory and 20th top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in two races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Cole Custer (P) (second) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his 26th top-10 finish in 2018.
John Hunter Nemechek (third) posted his first top-10 finish in his series track debut at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Tyler Reddick has won the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series driver championship.
Tyler Reddick has won the 2018 Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.
Stewart-Haas Racing's No. 00 Ford Mustang team has won the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series owners championship.
Chevrolet has won the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series manufacturers championship.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-17-2018)
XFINITY Driver standings after Homestead:
1) #9-Tyler Reddick, 4045
2) #00-Cole Custer, 4035, -5
3) #21-Daniel Hemric, 4033, -7
4) #20-Christopher Bell, 4026, 14
5) #1-Elliott Sadler, 2255
6) #2-Matt Tifft, 2254
7) #7-Justin Allgaier, 2251
8) #22-Austin Cindric, 2231
9) #19-Brandon Jones, 2186
10) #4-Ross Chastain, 2184
11) #16-Ryan Reed, 2170
12) #11-Ryan Truex, 2160
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(11-17-2018)
Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #36-Labbe, 21st
Caution 2: #36-Labbe (2), 21st
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Cole Custer on XFINITY pole at Homestead: #00-Cole Custer won the Busch pole for the Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a speed of 165.598mph
#20-Christopher Bell will start second. The rest of the top 10: #42-John Hunter Nemechek, #9-Tyler Reddick, #22-Austin Cindric, #7-Justin Allgaier, #1-Elliott Sadler, #19-Brandon Jones, #2-Matt Tifft, and #21-Daniel Hemric.
Did Not Qualify: #45-Josh Bilicki, #55-Bayley Currey, #74-Tim Viens, #92-Josh Williams, #99-Stephen Leicht.
The starting lineup is posted on the Homestead starting lineup page (pdf).(11-17-2018)
Homestead XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
Cole Custer (P) won the Pole Award for the 24th Annual Ford EcoBoost 300 with a lap of 32.609 seconds, 165.598 mph.
This is his sixth pole in 71 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his sixth pole and 28th top-10 start in 2018.
This is his first pole in three races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Christopher Bell # (P) (second) posted his 23rd top-10 start of 2018 and his second in two races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
John Hunter Nemechek (third) posted his first top-10 start at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his 13th in 18 races this season.
Christopher Bell (P) (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-17-2018)
Ryan Reed paces final XFINITY practice: #16-Ryan Reed was quickest in final practice at Homestead with a speed of 166.451mph.
#22-Austin Cindric was second, followed by: #1-Elliott Sadler, #9-Tyler Reddick, #20-Christopher Bell, #00-Cole Custer, #3-Shane Lee, #7-Justin Allgaier, #42-John Hunter Nemechek, and #21-Daniel Hemric.
See complete results on the Homestead practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(11-16-2018)
Christopher Bell fastest in opening XFINITY practice: #20-Christopher Bell was fastest during opening practice at Homestead with a speed of 167.193mph.
The rest of the top 10:#22-Austin Cindric, #21-Daniel Hemric, #00-Cole Custer, #42-John Hunter Nemechek, #1-Elliott Sadler, #9-Tyler Reddick, #38-Ryan Sieg, #2-Matt Tifft, and #61-Kaz Grala.
See complete results on the Homestead practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(11-16-2018)
XFINITY Entry List: There are 45 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's season ending Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
See the complete list on the Homestead-Miami Speedway entry list page.
See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at Homestead-Miami Speedway on the Homestead Goodyear tire notes page.