NASCAR XFINITY Series Daytona Race Information Page

Subway Firecracker 250

Daytona International Speedway

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #15 of 33 for the 2016 season

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Race: Friday, July 1, 2016 in Daytona Beach, FL

Title Sponsor: Subway

Race Time: 7:30pm/et

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): Approximately 7:48pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track

Wednesday, June 29
5:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER

Thursday, June 30
8:30 AM-4:00 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
9:00 AM-8:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
12:30 PM NSCS, NXS SPOTTERS MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
1:00 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
2:00 PM-2:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
4:00 PM 4:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE

Friday, July 1
12:00 PM-7:30 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
12:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPENS
2:10 PM NXS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
3:45 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
7:00 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:30 PM NXS RACE (100 LAPS, 250 MILES) (NBCSN / MRN / SiriusXM NASCAR

NXS = XFINITY Series
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RACE INFORMATION

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    Official Daytona race results and standings (pdf)

  • Almirola wins XFINITY race at Daytona: #98-Aric Almirola won the Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway. It is his second XFINITY Series win and first of the year. #7-Justin Allgaier finished second. The race ended under caution following a wreck on the last lap. #39-Ryan Sieg finished third, followed by #22-Joey Logano, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #16-Ryan Reed, #17-Jeff Green, #21-Spencer Gallagher, #88-Chase Elliott, and #20-Erik Jones.
    Pole sitter #18-David Ragan led for 18 laps but finished 21st after being involved in the final caution.
    There were 8 cautions for 33 laps and 19 lead changes among 12 leaders.
    The average speed was 121.192mph.
    Complete results are on the Daytona race results page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Daytona Race & Points Report (pdf).(7-1-2016)

  • Daytona XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
    Aric Almirola(i) won the 15th Annual Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola , his second victory in 93 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
    This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in 2016.
    This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in eight races at Daytona International Speedway.
    Justin Allgaier (second) posted his sixth top-10 finish in 12 races at Daytona International Speedway. It is his 12th top-10 finish in 2016.
    Ryan Sieg (third) posted his third top-10 finish in six races at Daytona International Speedway.
    Erik Jones (10th) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Daniel Suarez leads the point standings by 6 points over Elliott Sadler.
    This is Fred Biagi's second NASCAR XFINITY Series win; his first was with Mike Wallace in 2004 (Daytona-2).
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(7-1-2016)

  • XFINITY Driver standings following Daytona:
    1) #19-Daniel Suarez [1 win], 499
    2) #1-Elliott Sadler [1 win], 493, -6
    3) #3-Ty Dillon, 483, -16
    4) #7-Justin Allgaier, 462, -37
    5) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 449, -50
    6) #20-Erik Jones [2 wins], 442, -57
    7) #33-Brandon Jones, 429, -70
    8) #48-Brennan Poole, 422, -77
    9) #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr., 394, -105
    10) #16-Ryan Reed, 366, -133
    11) #39-Ryan Sieg, 350, -149
    12) #11-Blake Koch, 341, -158
    See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(7-1-2016)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Daytona: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none
    Caution 2: #25-Lagasse, 25th
    Caution 3: #48-Poole, 26th
    Caution 4: #6-Wallace,20th
    Caution 5: #20-Jones, 10th
    Caution 6: #25-Lagasse, 25th
    Caution 7: #25-Lagasse, 25th
    Caution 8: none
    (7-1-2016)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Ragan on XFINITY pole at Daytona: #18-David Ragan won the Coors Light pole for the Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 180.346mph. #2-Austin Dillon will start second. The rest of the top 10: #20-Erik Jones, #22-Joey Logano, #19-Daniel Suarez, #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #7-Justin Allgaier, #48-Brennan Poole, #1-Elliott Sadler, and #24-Corey LaJoie.
    Did Not Qualify: #74-Mike Harmon, #70-Derrike Cope, and #40-Carl Long.
    #18-Ragan was also fastest during the first round at 181.302mph.
    The starting lineup is posted on the Daytona starting lineup page (pdf).(7-1-2016)

  • Daytona Qualifying Notes:
    David Ragan(i) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 15th Annual Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola with a lap of 49.904 seconds, 180.346 mph.
    This is his third pole in 107 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
    This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2016.
    This is his first pole in ten races at Daytona International Speedway.
    Austin Dillon(i) (second) posted his ninth top-10 start of 2016 and his seventh in eight races at Daytona International Speedway.
    Erik Jones (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at Daytona International Speedway. It is his 15th in 15 races this season.
    Erik Jones (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(7-1-2016)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)
  • Qualifying Rules
  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • XFINITY Series happy hour canceled: Due to rain and lightning at the track, NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice at Daytona has been canceled.(6-30-2016)

  • Erik Jones fastest in first XFINITY practice: #20-Erik Jones was fastest during opening practice at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 193.353mph. #18-David Ragan was second, followed by: #3-Ty Dillon, #33-Brandon Jones, #42-Justin Marks, #48-Brennan Poole, #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #22-Joey Logano, #7-Justin Allgaier and #98-Aric Almirola. Just 29 drivers were able to complete a lap during the session, which was cut short by lightning near the track.
    See complete results on the Daytona practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(6-30-2016)

  • XFINITY Entry List: There are 45 cars on the preliminary entry list for Friday's Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway. A few notes:
    John Wes Townley is entered in the #05;
    Mark Thompson returns to the #13;
    Benny Gordon will drive the #14 for TriStar;
    Ryan Ellis is in the #15 for Rick Ware;
    Matt Tifft returns to the JGR #18;
    Corey LaJoie is back in the #24 for JGL;
    Scott Lagasse will drive the #25 for Rick Ware;
    The Obaika Racing #77 & #97 are TBA;
    Bobby Gerhard is entered in his #85;
    Joe Nemechek is entered in his #87;
    David Starr will drive the #93 for RSS Racing.(6-27-2015)
    UPDATE: The #77 team has withdrawn. David Ragan will drive the #18 for Joe Gibbs.(6-28-2016)
    UPDATE: John Wes Townley and the #05 team have withdrawn. There are now 43 on the entry list.(6-29-2016)
    UPDATE: Alex Guenette returns to the #97.(6-30-2016)
    See the complete list on the Daytona entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Superspeedway Radials

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 3 sets for practice/qualifying, and 6 sets for the race;
    Xfinity: 4 sets for the event

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4596; Right-side -- D-4600

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.91 in. (2,233 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.39 in. (2,245 mm)

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 27 psi; Left Rear -- 27 psi;
    Right Front -- 50 psi; Right Rear -- 48 psi

  • Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series will run the same Goodyear tire codes at Daytona this week . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that these teams have run at Daytona since July 2013 . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Daytona . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    NASCAR XFINITY Series Salutes U.S. Military Units With Tribute At Daytona

    In a show of appreciation for the United States Armed Forces, NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers will bear the names of active military units and installations on their race car windshields during Friday’s Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN)

    NASCAR: An American Salute" (#NASCARSalutes) is the industry’s collective expression of reverence, respect and gratitude for those who have served and continue to defend the United States today.

    “NASCAR’s long-standing tradition of honoring the U.S. Armed Forces will never waver - it is woven into the fabric of our sport,” said Brent Dewar, NASCAR chief operating officer. “We have a unique opportunity with the NASCAR XFINITY Series to pay tribute to the military units and bases integral to preserving our country’s freedom.”

    50th Running At Daytona Has XFINITY Series Excited To Return

    The World Center of Racing is nestled in Daytona Beach, Florida and the 2.5-miles of asphalt banked at 31 degrees in the turns welcomes the NASCAR XFINITY Series for the 50th series race at Daytona -- the Subway Firecracker 250 Powered by Coca-Cola.

    The series has competed at Daytona International Speedway 49 times producing 36 different pole winners; led by Joe Nemechek with five. Also during those 49 races, the series has witnessed 25 different drivers enjoying the spoils of victory, led by Dale Earnhardt and Tony Stewart with seven wins each.

    With 14 races in the books this season, the series has seen 10 different winners and six different pole winners. Chase Elliott, the 2014 series champ, won the season-opener at Daytona, and will return to defend his win in the JR Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro.

    The series started racing two events per season at Daytona in 2002, and since then only one driver has been able to sweep both races - Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2003. Elliott is looking to become the second driver in the series to sweep both races at Daytona this weekend, joining his car owner.

    Elliott has made five starts at Daytona, posting one win (2016 season opener), two top fives and an average finish of 13.4.

    Jet Setting: Suárez Visits South Florida On His Way To Daytona

    Joe Gibbs Racing’s Daniel Suárez is garnering a lot of attention lately, and rightfully so. The Monterrey, Mexico, native not only leads the NASCAR XFINITY Series standings, but he also recently won his first career national series race, locking himself into the Chase. With all that is going for him, Suárez made time to visit with media in South Florida this week as he prepares for Daytona.

    Suárez’s recent accolades are impressive by any standard. He graduated from the NASCAR Drive for Diversity and NASCAR Next programs before winning NASCAR XFINITY Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors last season. A few weeks ago, he became the first Mexican-born driver to win a NASCAR national series race when he pulled into Victory Lane a Michigan International Speedway.

    Heading into Daytona this weekend, Suárez holds a 21-point lead over second-place Elliott Sadler and a 35-point advantage over third-place Ty Dillon in the series standings.

    In 14 starts this season, Suárez has posted one pole, one win, six top fives and 12 top 10s (tied with Sadler for series-most). In three starts at Daytona he has posted one pole and one top 10 - an eighth-place finish earlier this season.

    Sadler’s Restrictor-Plate Skills Could Bring Him Second Win Of the Season

    JR Motorsports’ Elliott Sadler currently sits second in the standings with a gap of 21 points between he and standings leader Daniel Suárez. Sadler can close that points gap this weekend with a win at Daytona.

    The JRM veteran captured his lone win this season at Daytona’s sister track, Talladega Superspeedway. Not to mention, his teammate Chase Elliott won at Daytona earlier this season, proving the JR Motorsports Chevrolet power plant has some steam. 

    But it’s been Sadler’s skills in the draft that has his 14 starts at Daytona yielding five top fives and seven top 10s. His average finish at Daytona is 14.5 (fifth-best among active drivers). He finished runner-up in this event last season.

    Dillon Brothers Both Have A Chance At The Checkered

    Richard Childress Racing has the second-most series wins (six) at Daytona International Speedway, and this weekend the Dillon brothers look to add to the total.

    The elder of the two Dillon brothers, Austin, won this event last season by taking the lead with eight laps to go and never relinquishing it. This weekend, Austin can make it back-to-back July race victories as he will be wheeling the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Camaro. It won’t be easy for Dillon to accomplish though; the last nine series July races at Daytona have seen nine different winners.

    Austin Dillon has made seven series starts at Daytona, posting two poles, one win (2015), six top fives and an average finish of 6.4 (series-best).

    The younger of the two Dillon brothers, Ty, currently sits third in the series standings - 35 points behind the series lead. Ty Dillon is hungry for his first win of the season; it’s been 61 races since his last victory (Indianapolis, 2014).

    In 14 starts this season, Dillon has posted five top fives and nine top 10s. He has made six starts at Daytona, posting one top five and two top 10s. 

    Earlier this season at Daytona, Ty Dillon sat on the pole and ran in the top five for the majority of the race, but was shuffled back on the last restart. He ultimately finished 13th.

    NASCAR XFINITY Series Etc.:

    Former Champ Joe Nemechek Returns - Back in the saddle of the NEMCO Motorsports No. 87 Toyota Camry will sit 1992 series champion Joe Nemechek for his second start of the season. ‘Front Row’ Joe made his lone start in the series season-opener at Daytona, starting 28th and finishing 19th. Nemechek, a Lakeland, Florida native, has made 33 series starts at Daytona International Speedway, posting five poles (including three-straight), two wins (1998, 2002), four top fives, seven top 10s and an average finish of 20.9. ... 

    Doubling Their Duty: Five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will compete in the Subway Firecracker 250 Powered by Coca-Cola on Friday night - Austin Dillon, Joey Logano, Josh Wise, Aric Almirola and Chase Elliott. All, except Wise, have won at least one race in a NASCAR national series at Daytona. ...

    NASCAR in Florida - A total of 360 NASCAR national series races have been run in the state of Florida (NSCS, 181; NXS, 74; NCWTS 39). The NASCAR XFINITY Series has held 74 races among three tracks in the state of Florida (Daytona International Speedway, 49; Homestead-Miami Speedway, 21; Volusia County Speedway, four). The first NASCAR XFINITY Series race held in the state of Florida was at Daytona International Speedway in 1982 and won by Dale Earnhardt (Pontiac).

    Florida Drivers In NASCAR - A total of 177 drivers who have made at least one start in a NASCAR national series race have their home state recorded as Florida. Of the 177 Florida drivers, 47 have competed in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Of the 47 Florida drivers who have competed in the XFINITY Series, only four have won: Joe Nemechek (16), Rick Wilson (two), David Reutimann (one) and Aric Almirola (one). Almirola (Tampa), Nemechek (Lakeland), Ross Chastain (Alva), BJ McLeod (Wauchula), Ray Black Jr. (Palm Coast) and Blake Koch (West Palm Beach) are the six Florida natives entered this weekend at Daytona. Nemechek is the only Floridian to win in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Daytona (1998, 2002).

Next Race: PowerShares QQQ 300

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

Daytona International Speedway
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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