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Lilly Diabetes 250

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #18 of 33 for the 2016 season

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Race: Saturday, July 23, 2016 in Speedway, IN

Title Sponsor: AutoLotto

Race Time: 3:30pm/et

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): Approximately 3:48pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track

Wednesday, July 6
3:30 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER

Thursday, July 21
6:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, July 22
8:30 AM-5:00 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
9:00 AM-7:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
11:00 AM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
12:00 PM-1:25 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
3:00 PM-3:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, July 23
9:00 AM-4:00 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
9:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
9:30 AM-1:30 PM NXS Minors Permitted in the Garage Area*
11:40 AM NXS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
1:20 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (PLAZA MEETING ROOM # 4)
3:00 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:30 PM NXS HEAT # 1 (20 LAPS, 50 MILES)
4:25 PM Approx NXS HEAT # 2 (20 LAPS, 50 MILES)
5:05 PM Approx NXS MAIN (60 LAPS, 150 MILES)(NBCSN / PRN / SiriusXM NASCAR)

NXS = XFINITY Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Kyle Busch wins XFINITY race at Indianapolis: #18-Kyle Busch won the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is his 83rd XFINITY Series win and 7th of the year. He dominated the race, starting from the pole and by leading 62 of 63 laps. The race went into Overtime after a late race caution.
    #88-Kevin Harvick finished second, followed by #2-Paul Menard, #42-Kyle Larson, #7-Justin Allgaier, #1-Elliott Sadler, #19-Daniel Suarez, #22-Joey Logano, #3-Ty Dillon, and #33-Brandon Jones.
    #7-Justin Allgaier won the Dash 4 Cash over #1-Elliott Sadler, #19-Daniel Suarez, and #20-Erik Jones. The 4 drivers had qualified for the Dash 4 Cash by being the top finishing XFINITY Series drivers in the two heat races.
    There were 2 cautions for 10 laps and 2 lead changes among 2 leaders.
    The average speed was 136.298mph.
    Complete results are on the Indianapolis race results page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Indianapolis Race & Points Report (pdf).(7-23-2016)

  • Indianapolis XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
    Kyle Busch won the 5th Annual Lilly Diabetes 250, his 83rd victory in 322 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
    This is his seventh victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2016.
    Busch has now won three consecutive races for the second time this season, the first driver to accomplish the feat in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.
    This is his third victory and fourth top-10 finish in five races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
    Justin Allgaier (fifth) won the NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash bonus of $100,000.
    Kevin Harvick (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in four races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is his third top-10 finish in 2016.
    Paul Menard (third) posted his fifth top-10 finish in five races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
    Brandon Jones (10th) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Daniel Suarez leads the point standings by 14 points over Elliott Sadler.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(7-23-2016)

  • XFINITY Driver standings following Indianapolis:
    [12 drivers qualify for the XFINITY Series chase]
    1) #19-Daniel Suarez [1 win], 608
    2) #1-Elliott Sadler [1 win], 594, -14
    3) #3-Ty Dillon, 558, -50
    4) #7-Justin Allgaier, 542, -66
    5) #20-Erik Jones [2 wins], 539, -69
    6) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 535, -73
    7) #33-Brandon Jones, 520, -88
    8) #48-Brennan Poole, 519, -89
    9) #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr., 486, -122
    10) #16-Ryan Reed, 433, -175
    11) #39-Ryan Sieg, 420, -188
    12) #11-Blake Koch, 403, -205
    See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(7-23-2016)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Indianapolis: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #33-Brandon Jones, 10th
    Caution 2: #98-Jeb Burton, 12th
    (7-23-2016)

  • Kyle Busch on XFINITY pole for main event at Indianapolis: Following the two 20 lap heat races, #18-Kyle Busch will start from the pole for the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He gets the pole by winning the first heat race and having the fastest qualifying time. #20-Erik Jones will start second after winning the second heat.
    The rest of the top 10 starters: #42-Kyle Larson, #88-Kevin Harvick, #22-Joey Logano, #7-Justin Allgaier, #19-Daniel Suarez, #2-Paul Menard, #1-Elliott Sadler, and #48-Brennan Poole.
    The starting lineup is posted on the Indianapolis starting lineup page (pdf).(7-23-2016)

  • Erik Jones wins XFINITY Heat 2 at Indianapolis: #20-Erik Jones won the second heat race for the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He led all 20 laps.
    #88-Kevin Harvick was second, followed by: #7-Justin Allgaier, #2-Paul Menard, #48-Brennan Poole, #3-Ty Dillon, #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #62-Brendan Gaughan, #39-Ryan Sieg, and #28-Dakoda Armstrong.
    The race was caution free.
    #18-Kyle Busch, who won the first heat, will start the main event from the pole because he had a faster qualifying time than Erik Jones. Finishers of this heat race will lineup on the outside of the feature in even-numbered starting positions.
    Erik Jones and Justin Allgaier, the top 2 XFINITY regulars in the heat, will join Daniel Suarez and Elliott Sadler in running for the Dash 4 Cash bonus in the main.
    Results are posted on the Indianapolis XFINITY Series Heat 2 results page (pdf).(7-23-2016)

  • Kyle Busch wins XFINITY Heat 1 at Indianapolis: #18-Kyle Busch won the first heat race for the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He lead all 20 laps.
    #42-Kyle Larson was second, followed by: #22-Joey Logano, #19-Daniel Suarez, #1-Elliott Sadler, #98-Jeb Burton, #33-Brandon Jones, #16-Ryan Reed, #11-Blake Koch, and #51-Jeremy Clements.
    The race was caution free.
    After the second heat, the complete lineup will be set for the 120 lap main event.
    Busch will start the main from the pole because he had the fastest speed in qualifying.
    Finishers of this heat race will line up on the inside of the feature in odd-numbered starting positions.
    Daniel Suarez and Elliott Sadler, 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 Indianapolis XFINITY Series Heat 1 results page (pdf).(7-23-2016)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Kyle Busch fastest in XFINITY qualifying at Indianapolis: #18-Kyle Busch won the Coors Light pole for the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a speed of 181.939mph.
    Qualifying sets the field for the two heat races. Odd-numbered qualifiers will run in the first heat race, even-numbered qualifiers in the second.
    Top 5 starters in the first heat race: #18-Kyle Busch, #42-Kyle Larson, #19-Daniel Suarez, #22-Joey Logano, and #16-Ryan Reed.
    Top 5 starters in the second heat race: #20-Erik Jones, #88-Kevin Harvick, #7-Justin Allgaier, #2-Paul Menard, and #48-Brennan Poole.
    Result of the heat races will determine the lineup for the 60 lap main event.
    Did Not Qualify: #77-TJ Bell.
    See round-by-round qualifying results on the Indianapolis qualifying results page (pdf), the Heat 1 lineup (pdf) and the Heat 2 lineup (pdf).(7-23-2016)

  • Indianapolis Qualifying Notes:
    Kyle Busch won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 5th Annual Lilly Diabetes 250 a lap of 49.467 seconds, 181.939 mph.
    This is his 54th pole in 322 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
    This is his sixth pole and 11th top-10 start in 2016.
    This is his fourth pole in five races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
    Kyle Larson (second) posted his seventh top-10 start of 2016 and his second in four races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
    Daniel Suarez (third) posted his second top-10 start at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is his 18th in 18 races this season.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(7-23-2016)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)
  • Qualifying Rules
  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Kyle Busch fastest in XFINITY happy hour: #18-Kyle Busch was also quickest during final practice for the Lilly Diabetes 250 with a speed of 176.554mph. He was followed by: #20-Erik Jones, #19-Daniel Suarez, #3-Ty Dillon, #7-Justin Allgaier, #42-Kyle Larson, #28-Dakoda Armstrong, #88-Kevin Harvick, #1-Elliott Sadler, and #2-Paul Menard. 39 drivers participated in the session.
    See complete results on the Indianapolis practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(7-22-2016)

  • Kyle Busch fastest in first XFINITY practice: #18-Kyle Busch was fastest during opening practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a speed of 181.039mph. #1-Elliott Sadler was second, followed by: #19-Daniel Suarez, #88-Kevin Harvick, #7-Justin Allgaier, #20-Erik Jones, #2-Paul Menard, #3-Ty Dillon, #48-Brennan Poole, and #42-Kyle Larson. 40 drivers practiced during the session.
    See complete results on the Indianapolis practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(7-22-2016)

  • XFINITY Series Indianapolis Entry List: There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A few notes:
    Paul Menard returns to the RCR #2;
    John Jackson is entered in the MBM #13;
    Todd Peck is listed in the RWR #15;
    Cody Ware will drive the RCR #25;
    Brandon Gdovic is entered in the #46;
    Kevin Harvick will drive the #88 for JR Motorsports;
    Jeb Burton will be in the #98 for Biagi;
    Travis Kvapil is entered in the #99;
    The #51 of Jeremy Clements and #97 of Obaika are not currently listed, but are expected to be added.(7-16-2015)
    UPDATE: Jeremy Clements has been added.(7-20-2016)
    UPDATE: TJ Bell will be in the #77; Ryan Ellis will drive the #97.(7-20-2016)
    UPDATE: Harrison Rhodes will drive the #13; Timmy Hill will be in the #40.(7-21-2016)
    UPDATE: Stanton Barrett will drive the #25; the #92 and #99 teams have withdrawn. There are 41 teams entered.(7-22-2016)
    See the complete list on the Indianapolis entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

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

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4650; Right-side -- D-4710

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.56 in. (2,224 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.23 in. (2,241 mm)

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 19 psi; Left Rear - 19 psi;
    Right Front -- 42 psi; Right Rear -- 38 psi

  • Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series will run the same tire codes at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week . . . this is the same left-side tire code (D-4650) these teams ran at Indy last year, though this is a different right-side code (D-4710) . . . compared to what was run at Indianapolis last year, this right-side features slightly less gage (tread thickness) to reduce heat and align with what is run at Pocono . . . Sprint Cup teams ran this same right-side code at Pocono in June, and will do so again next week . . . this tire set-up came out of a Goodyear test at Indy on April 26-27 . . . drivers taking part in that test were Aric Almirola, Carl Edwards, Chase Elliott and Tony Stewart . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams will run inner liners in all four tire positions at Indianapolis . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Indianapolis Motor Speedway Prepares For NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash Finale

    The NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash that has introduced Two Heats and a Main to competition this season is reaching its conclusion this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 (3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN).

    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 (1st, 3rd, 5th, etc.) will start in the first Heat in respective order, while even-numbered qualifiers (2nd, 4th, 6th, 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 among the four Dash 4 Cash eligible drivers will be awarded a $100,000 bonus. If any driver wins two of the four Dash 4 Cash bonuses available, he/she is all but guaranteed a spot in the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase. In short, two Dash 4 Cash bonuses are equivalent to one race win in the new NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase format. Ty Dillon is the only driver with the opportunity to complete the task on Saturday. Erik Jones won two Dash 4 Cash bonuses, but already had a visit to Victory Lane previously.

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

    Erik Jones Lands First Cinch Of 2016 XFINITY Series Chase

    Theoretically three championship contenders have won races this season and ‘virtually’ locked themselves into the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase, but only Erik Jones has captured a berth in the Chase by logging multiple wins and surpassing the threshold in points to not possibly fall out of the top 30 in points. By accomplishing both of these criteria, he becomes the first driver this season to clinch his spot. All Jones has to do now is start the remaining nine regular season races on the series schedule and he is in.

    Joe Gibbs Racing’s latest prodigy, Jones is having a season worth noting, especially for a rookie. In 17 starts, Jones has posted a series-leading six poles, two wins and 10 top fives.

    Jones is looking for redemption at Indianapolis. In his debut at the famed track last season, he started third but finished 34th. 

    Chase Bubble: Points Tighten Near Cutoff Line

    The points between 12th in the NASCAR XFINITY Series standings and 15th have closed from 44 points after Kentucky to 29 following New Hampshire, raising the intensity around the Chase bubble and the drivers vying for a spot in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase.

    Blake Koch currently holds the final spot in the XFINITY Series Chase - 12th place in points - just ahead of 13th-place Ross Chastain (-13), 14th-place Jeremy Clements (-18) and 15th-place Dakoda Armstrong (-29). 

    Koch faces an uphill battle defending the final Chase spot this weekend. He has made two starts at Indianapolis, posting a best finish of 37th. His closest competitors on the Chase bubble have fared quite better and could capitalize at Indianapolis. Chastain has made one start at IMS, starting 30th and driving up to a 22nd-place finish. Clements has made four starts at IMS, recording a best finish of 10th. Dakoda Armstrong also has made two starts at IMS, logging an average finish of 18th.

    Ty Dillon Pining For Return Kiss

    One of the most competitive drivers the last two seasons has been Richard Childress Racing’s Ty Dillon. Dillon currently sits third in points, vying for a spot in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase. The only thing missing on Dillon’s 2016 resume is a win.

    Dillon will have gone without a win a full two seasons when he gets behind the wheel this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Not since his first series victory at Indianapolis in 2014 has he been to Victory Lane - a total of 64 winless races.

    Can Indianapolis be the answer to Dillon’s win drought? Possibly.

    Dillon has posted two runner-up finishes this season and is looking to rebound this week following an accident at New Hampshire that relegated him to his worst finish of the season (33rd). In Dillon’s three starts at IMS, he has posted one win, two top fives and an average finish of 4.3.

    NASCAR XFINITY Series Etc.

    Toyota Power: In just 17 races this season Toyota has already matched the 11 wins it reached throughout all of last season. Chevrolet set the series’ record for the most wins by a manufacturer in a single season with 24 victories in 1999. The most wins Toyota has posted in a single season is 20 in 2008.

    Double Duty at Indianapolis: Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Paul Menard, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson and Matt DiBenedetto make up the strong contingent of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars who are entered in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    NASCAR XFINITY Series in Indiana: The NASCAR XFINITY Series has hosted 34 races in the state of Indiana among two tracks (Indianapolis Motor Speedway, four races; Lucas Oil Raceway, 30 races). The first series race held in the state of Indiana was Lucas Oil Raceway on Aug. 13, 1982 and the event was won by Morgan Shepherd (Oldsmobile). The first race held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was on July 28, 2012. The race was won by Brad Keselowski.

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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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