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Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300

Bristol Motor Speedway

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #7 of 33 for the 2016 season

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Race: Saturday, April 16, 2016 in Bristol, TN

Title Sponsor: Fitzgerald Glider Kits

Race Time: 12:30pm/et

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): Approximately 12:46pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track

Thursday, April 14
3:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, April 15
9:00 AM NXS CREW CHIEF MEETING (VICTORY LANE BUILDING)
9:00 AM-5:00 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
9:30 AM-8:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
11:30 AM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
12:30 PM-1:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
3:00-PM 3:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, April 16
6:30 AM-2:00 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
6:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
9:30 AM NXS QUALIFYING
10:45 AM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VICTORY LANE BUILDING)
12:05 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
12:30 PM NXS HEAT # 1 (50 LAPS, 26.65 MILES)
1:10 PM Approx NXS HEAT # 2 (50 LAPS, 26.65 MILES)
1:45 PM Approx NXS MAIN (200 LAPS, 106.6 MILES) (FOX Sports 1 / PRN / SiriusXM NASCAR

NXS = XFINITY Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE

RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Bristol race results and standings (pdf)

  • Erik Jones wins XFINITY race at Bristol: #20-Erik Jones won the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway for his 3rd XFINITY Series career win and 1st of the year. The win earns him a spot in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase this year. He also won the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus. Jones took the lead from #42-Kyle Larson on a restart with 3 laps to go. #18-Kyle Busch finished second, followed by #42-Kyle Larson, #2-Austin Dillon, #7-Justin Allgaier, #19-Daniel Suarez, #3-Ty Dillon, #$88-Kevin Harvick, #22-Joey Logano, and #98-Aric Almirola.
    Jones had the fastest qualifying time this morning and led all 50 laps to win the first heat race. He started the main from the pole.
    There were 3 cautions for 23 laps and 10 lead changes among 4 leaders.
    The average speed was 93.829mph.
    Complete results are on the Bristol race results page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Bristol Race & Points Report (pdf).(4-16-2016)

  • Bristol XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
    Erik Jones won the 34th Annual FITZGERALD GLIDER KITS 300, his third victory in 33 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
    This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in 2016.
    This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in three races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
    Kyle Busch(i) (second) posted his 19th top-10 finish in 23 races at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his sixth top-10 finish in 2016.
    Kyle Larson(i) (third) posted his fifth top-10 finish in six races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
    Erik Jones (first) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Daniel Suarez leads the point standings by 6 points over Erik Jones.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(4-16-2016)

  • XFINITY Driver standings following Bristol:
    1) #19-Daniel Suarez, 242
    2) #20-Erik Jones [1 win], 236, -6
    3) #7-Justin Allgaier, 234, -8
    4) #1-Elliott Sadler, 232, -10
    5) #33-Brandon Jones, 223, -19
    6) #3-Ty Dillon, 221, -21
    7) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 208, -34
    8) #48-Brennan Poole, 180, -62
    8) #16-Ryan Reed, 180, -62
    10) #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr., 176, -66
    See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(4-16-2016)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Bristol: (and their finish)
    Caution 1:#01-Preece, 19th
    Caution 2: #33-Jones, 11th
    Caution 3: #98-Almirola, 10th
    (4-16-2016)

  • Erik Jones on XFINITY pole for main event at Bristol: Following the two 50 lap heat races, #20-Erik Jones will start from the pole for the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol. He gets the pole by winning the first heat race and having the fastest qualifying time. #2-Austin Dillon will start second after winning the second heat. The rest of the top 10 starters: #42-Kyle Larson, #3-Ty Dillon, #18-Kyle Busch, #22-Joey Logano, #7-Justin Allgaier, #19-Daniel Suarez, #33-Brandon Jones, and #88-Kevin Harvick.
    The starting lineup is posted on the Bristol starting lineup page (pdf).(4-16-2016)

  • Austin Dillon wins XFINITY Heat 2 at Bristol: #2-Austin Dillon won the second heat race for the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The race was caution free and Dillon led every lap. #3-Ty Dillon was second, followed by: #22-Joey Logano, #19-Daniel Suarez, #88-Kevin Harvick, #98-Aric Almirola, #43-Jeb Burton, #11-Blake Koch, #51-Jeremy Clements, and #39-Ryan Sieg.
    Austin Dillon will start the main in 2nd because he had a faster slower qualifying time compared to #20-Erik Jones, who won the first heat. Finishers of this heat race will lineup on the outside of the feature in even-numbered starting positions.
    #3-Ty Dillon and #19-Daniel Suarez, being the top 2 XFINITY regulars in the heat, will join #20-Erik Jones and #7-Justin Allgaier in running for the Dash 4 Cash bonus in the main.
    Results are posted on the Bristol XFINITY Series Heat 1 results page (pdf).(4-16-2016)

  • Erik Jones wins XFINITY Heat 1 at Bristol: #20-Erik Jones won the first heat race for the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The race was caution free and Jones led every lap. #42-Kyle Larson was second, followed by: #18-Kyle Busch, #7-Justin Allgaier, #33-Brandon Jones, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #1-Elliott Sadler, #16-Ryan Reed, and #48-Brennan Poole.
    After the second heat, the complete lineup will be set for the 200 lap main event.
    Erik Jones will start the main on the pole because he had the fastest qualifying time. Finishers of this heat race will lineup on the inside of the feature in odd-numbered starting positions.
    Erik Jones and Justin Allgaier, being the top 2 XFINITY regulars in the heat, will run for the Dash 4 Cash bonus in the main.
    Results are posted on the Bristol XFINITY Series Heat 1 results page (pdf).(4-16-2016)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Heat lineups

  • Erik Jones fastest in XFINITY qualifying at Bristol: #20-Erik Jones won the pole award for the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway with a speed of 125.914mph. Qualifying sets the field for the two heat races. Even-numbered qualifiers will run in the first heat race, odd-numbered qualifiers in the second.
    Top 5 starters in the first heat race: #20-Erik Jone, #42-Kyle Larson, #18-Kyle Busch, #7-Justin Allgaier, and #33-Brandon Jones.
    Top 5 starters in the second heat race: #2-Austin Dillon, #19-Daniel Suarez, #22-Joey Logano, #98-Aric Almirola, and #3-Ty Dillon.
    Result of the heat races will determine the lineup for the 200 lap main event.
    Did Not Qualify: #89-Morgan Shepherd and #40-Carl Long.
    See round-by-round qualifying results on the Bristol qualifying results page (pdf) and the Heat 2 lineup (pdf) and Heat 1 lineup (pdf).(4-16-2016)

  • Bristol Qualifying Notes:
    Erik Jones won the Coors Light 21 means 21 Pole Award for the 34th Annual FITZGERALD GLIDER KITS 300 with a lap of 15.239 seconds, 125.914 mph.
    This is his fifth pole in 33 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
    This is his second pole and seventh top-10 start in 2016.
    This is his second pole in three races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
    Austin Dillon(i) (second) posted his fifth top-10 start of 2016 and his sixth in six races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
    Kyle Larson(i) (third) posted his fifth top-10 start at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his fourth in five races this season.
    Erik Jones (first) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(4-16-2016)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)
  • Qualifying Rules
  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Blake Koch fastest in XFINITY happy hour: #11-Blake Koch was quickest during happy hour for the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 with a speed of 123.666mph. He was followed by: #18-Kyle Busch, #2-Austin Dillon, #43-Jeb Burton, #20-Erik Jones, #42-Kyle Larson, #3-Ty Dillon, #19-Daniel Suarez, #1-Elliott Sadler, and #22-Joey Logano. 41 drivers participated in the session.
    See complete results on the Bristol practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(4-15-2016)

  • Austin Dillon fastest in first XFINITY practice: #2-Austin Dillon was fastest during opening practice at Bristol Motor Speedway with a speed of 123.237mph. #42-Kyle Larson was second, followed by: #33-Brandon Jones, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #18-Kyle Busch, #88-Kevin Harvick, #7-Justin Allgaier, #22-Joey Logano, #20-Erik Jones, and #3-Ty Dillon. 39 drivers practiced during the session.
    See complete results on the Bristol practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(4-15-2016)

  • XFINITY Entry List: There are 42 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. A few notes:
    Matt DiBenedetto will be in the #10;
    Carl Long is in the #13;
    Jeff Green will drive the #15 for Rick Ware;
    Matt Tifft remains in the JGL #24;
    Cody Ware is entered in the #25;
    Josh Reaume returns to the #40;
    Brandon Gdovic is in the #46;
    Scott Lagasse is entered in the #93;
    The #97 of Obaika Racing is TBA;
    Aric Almirola is back in the #98.(4-11-2015)
    UPDATE: Timmy Hill will be in the #13; Harrison Rhodes will be in the #25; Carl Long is in the #40; Ryan Ellis returns to the #97.(4-15-2016)
    See the complete list on the Bristol entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 9 sets for the race;
    Xfinity: 6 sets for the event

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4416; Right-side -- D-4526

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.64 in. (2,226 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.43 in. (2,246 mm)

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 20 psi; Left Rear -- 18 psi;
    Right Front -- 41 psi; Right Rear -- 38 psi

  • Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series will run the same Goodyear tire set-up at Bristol this week . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that these teams have run at Bristol since last April . . . Bristol is the only track at which NASCAR teams are scheduled to run either of these two tire codes . . . unlike on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, on which teams generally do not run inner liners in their tires, teams are required to run liners in their right-side tires only at Bristol . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

    NASCAR K&N Pro Series East: Goodyear will also supply the tires for the K&N Series at Bristol . . . teams will run tire codes D-3066 on the left-side and D-3067 on the right-side . . . this is the first time these teams have run this tire combination at Bristol . . . this is the same tire set-up K&N teams run at Dover . . . teams have three sets of tires for this event - two for practice and one for qualifying/race.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Bring On the Heat(s): NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash Kicks Off At Bristol Motor Speedway

    The wait is over.

    This weekend’s Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway (12:30 p.m. ET on FS1) will kick off the first installment of this season’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash program.

    The NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash will be comprised of two Heats and a Main at four tracks: Bristol Motor Speedway (April 16), Richmond International Raceway (April 23), Dover International Speedway (May 14) and Indianapolis Motor Speedway (July 23).

    Qualifying for each Dash 4 Cash event will set the 40-car field and the starting positions for the two Heats, with the fastest qualifier awarded the Coors Light Pole Award. Odd-numbered qualifiers (first, third, fifth, etc.) will start in the first Heat in respective order, while even-numbered qualifiers (second, fourth, sixth, etc.) will start the second Heat in respective order.

    The two Heats will set the starting positions for the Main with the top two NASCAR XFINITY Series regulars in each Heat becoming eligible for the Dash 4 Cash bonus. The highest finishing driver in the Main among the four Dash 4 Cash-eligible competitors will be awarded a $100,000 bonus. A driver who wins multiple Dash 4 Cash bonuses will earn a spot in the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase, provided he/she remains eligible per the NASCAR rule book. In short, two Dash 4 Cash bonuses are equivalent to one race win in the new NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase format.

    Drivers must have declared to earn NASCAR XFINITY Series points in order to be eligible for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash bonus.

    Sadler Reeled In Suarez, One Point Separates The Duo

    Following five straight races of super hero-like driving, Daniel Suarez finally looked human this past weekend at Texas when he spun off Turn 4 and wiped away his 10-point lead over second-place Elliott Sadler. Now, just one point separates the top two drivers in the NASCAR XFINITY Series driver standings as the series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for the Fitzgerald Glider Kit 300.

    Suarez still holds the points lead after salvaging a 16th-place finish following his spin at Texas.

    In six starts in 2016, Suarez has posted one pole, three top fives, five top 10s and an average finish of 6.7.

    Suarez should have Bristol circled this season. The .533-mile track could be where he gets his first win. In just two Bristol starts, he finished second last spring (his series track debut) and fifth in the summer race.

    Sadler’s consistency has paid again, this time in points.

    His 2016 season has been full of solid finishes. In six starts, he has six top 10s and an average finish of 6.8.

    The No. 1 Chevrolet driver held the points lead for the first two weeks of the season. This weekend, he will look to regain the lead that Suarez has held since week three.

    Sadler has made 18 starts at the famous Tennessee half mile, posting two wins, five top fives and eight top 10s. He placed 10th at Bristol last spring.

    Rookies Driving Like Vets

    Three Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidates, Erik Jones, Brandon Jones and Brennan Poole, have raced their way into the top 10 in the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship points standings just six races into the season. The average age of these drivers is 20.6.

    Joe Gibbs Racing’s Erik Jones, 19, from Byron, Michigan, has been quite impressive this season, posting four top fives and an average finish of 9.3. Jones is ranked fifth in the series championship standings, 15 points back from the standings lead. He also leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings by 21 points over second place Brandon Jones.

    Erik Jones has made two starts at Bristol. He has logged one top five and two top 10s there.

    Richard Childress Racing’s Brandon Jones, 19, from Atlanta, Georgia, is fourth in the series championship standings, 14 points back from Daniel Suarez in the standings lead. He has made six starts this season posting four top 10s.

    RCR’s Jones made his series track debut at Bristol last season. He finished 13th in the event.

    Chip Ganassi Racing’s Brennan Poole, 24, from The Woodlands, Texas, sits 10th in the series championship standings, 55 points back from the leader. Poole has posted one top 10 and an average finish of 15.7 in 2016.

    Poole also made his series debut at Bristol last season, posting an 11th-place finish in this race. Both Poole and Suarez are searching for their first series career wins and Bristol might be the spot to do it. Six drivers have posted their first win at Bristol in the NXS - the two most recent are Justin Allgaier (2010) and Martin Truex Jr. (2004).

    Chase Bubble: Ryan Sieg Bounces Four Spots Into The Chase

    When the NASCAR XFINITY Chase bubble bounces, names on the series championship points standings can shuffle. This week’s big benefactor of the close points battle at the cutoff line in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase is Ryan Sieg, who went to Texas in 15th and leapfrogged four spots in the series championship points to 11th, inside the cutoff line.

    Below is a look at drivers the drivers on the bubble of being in or out of the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase:

    In:

    11. Ryan Sieg, driver of the No. 39 Chevrolet, posted his first top-10 finish of the season this past weekend at Texas, and in the process, went from outside to inside the NASCAR XFINITY Chase. Sieg will try to carry the momentum to Bristol this weekend, a track he has made four starts with a best finish of 12th

    12. Blake Koch, pilots the No. 11 Chevrolet, and though he slipped one spot in the series championship standings after being caught in a mid-race accident with Jeb Burton, he still retains his NASCAR XFINITY Chase entry status. Koch will look to rebound this weekend at Bristol. He finished 22nd in this event last season.

    Out:

    13. Jeb Burton, driver of the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Ford, was also caught in the same accident as Blake Koch, relegating him to his first DNF of the season and ultimately knocking him to 13th in the points and outside the Chase cutoff line - two points back from 12th-place Blake Koch. Burton turns his attention to Bristol this week where he will be making his series track debut.

    14. Dakoda Armstrong, driver of the No. 28 Toyota, sits 14th in the points after finishing 22nd at Texas last weekend. Armstrong has posted an average finish of 20.5 in the first six races of the season. He has made four starts at Bristol posting a best finish of 23rd.

    NASCAR XFINITY Series Etc.:

    NASCAR In Tennessee - NASCAR has competed in the state of Tennessee all the way back to the 1950s. The very first NASCAR national series race held in the state of Tennessee was at Tennessee-Carolina Speedway in 1956 - won by NASCAR Hall of Famer Fireball Roberts. NASCAR has held 327 national series races among eight different tracks. The NASCAR XFINITY Series has held 108 races among four Tennessee tracks (Bristol Motor Speedway, 67; Nashville Superspeedway, 21; Memphis Motorsports Park, 11; Nashville Speedway, 9). The first NASCAR XFINITY Series race held in the state of Tennessee was at Bristol in 1982 - won by Phil Parsons.

    Tennessee Drivers In NASCAR - One-hundred-five drivers who have made at least one start in a NASCAR national series race have their home state recorded as Tennessee. Of the 105, 35 of them competed in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Of the 35 Tennessee drivers to compete in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, 10 visited Victory Lane, led by NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip with 13 series victories.

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Countdown to the race: 02/25/2017 ~ 3:49 PM ET

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Daytona Beach, FL

Saturday, February 25
TV: FS1
3:30 pm/et
SiriusXM NASCAR
Motor Racing Network

Qualifying:
10:30am/et, Saturday, February 25
Fox Sports 1

Practices:
12:00pm/et, Fri, Feb 24, TV-FS1
2:00pm/et, Fri, Feb 24, TV-FS1

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