NASCAR XFINITY Series Bristol Race Information Page

Food City 300

Bristol Motor Speedway

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #22 of 33 for the 2016 season


Race: Friday, August 19, 2016 in Bristol, TN

Title Sponsor: Food City

Race Time: 7:30pm/et

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): Approximately 7:46pm/et





Times are local to the Track

Thursday, August 18

Friday, August 19
7:30 PM NXS RACE (300 LAPS, 159.9 MILES)(USA / PRN / SiriusXM NASCAR)



  • Official Bristol race results and standings (pdf)

  • Austin Dillon wins XFINITY race at Bristol: #2-Austin Dillon won the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his 8th XFINITY Series win and 2nd of the year. #7-Justin Allgaier finished second, followed by #42-Lyle Larson, #1-Elliott Sadler, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #51-Jeremy Clements (2nd best career finish), #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #11-Blake Koch (ties career best finish), #33-Brandon Jones, and #24-Corey LaJoie (career best finish).
    Pole sitter #20-Erik Jones got into the rear of teammate #19-Daniel Suarez late in the race and wrecked. He finished 33rd.
    After staying out under caution, #2-Brad Keselowski led most of the final 60 laps, but run out of fuel while the race was under caution waiting for the final restart. He finished 12th.
    There were 8 cautions for 54 laps and 16 lead changes among 7 leaders.
    The average speed was 84.827mph.
    Complete results are on the Bristol race results page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Bristol Race & Points Report (pdf).(8-19-2016)

  • Bristol XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
    Austin Dillon(i) won the 35th Annual Food City 300, his eighth victory in 111 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
    This is his second victory and 12th top-10 finish in 2016.
    This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in seven races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
    Justin Allgaier (second) posted his seventh top-10 finish in 12 races at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his 18th top-10 finish in 2016.
    Kyle Larson(i) (third) posted his sixth top-10 finish in seven races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
    Brandon Jones (ninth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Elliott Sadler leads the point standings by 51 points over Daniel Suarez.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(8-19-2016)

  • XFINITY Driver standings following Bristol:
    [12 drivers qualify for the XFINITY Series Chase. 4 more races until the Chase cutoff.]
    1) #1-Elliott Sadler [1 win], 737
    2) #19-Daniel Suarez [1 win], 686, -51
    3) #7-Justin Allgaier, 685, -52
    4) #3-Ty Dillon, 684, -53
    5) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 667, -70
    6) #20-Erik Jones [3 wins], 657, -80
    7) #48-Brennan Poole, 631, -106
    8) #33-Brandon Jones, 627, -110
    9) #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr., 574, -163
    10) #16-Ryan Reed, 532, -205
    11) #11-Blake Koch, 499, -238
    12) #39-Ryan Sieg, 487, -250
    Currently outside the Chase:
    13) #4-Ross Chastain, 472, -265, 15 pts out of 12th
    14) #28-Dakoda Armstrong, 471, -266, -16
    15) #51-Jeremy Clements, 465, -272, -22
    See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(8-19-2016)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Bristol: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #62-Gaughan, 5th
    Caution 2: #51-Clements, 6th
    Caution 3: #33-Jones, 9th
    Caution 4: #7-Allgaier, 2nd
    Caution 5: #11-Koch, 8th
    Caution 6: #11-Koch (2), 8th
    Caution 7: #11-Koch (3), 8th
    Caution 8: #24-Lajoie, 10th


  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Erik Jones on XFINITY pole at Bristol: #20-Erik Jones won the pole for tonight's Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway with a speed of new track record speed of 127.903mph. It is his 7th pole of the season.
    #18-Kyle Busch will start second. The rest of the top 10: #19-Daniel Suarez, #33-Brandon Jones, #2-Austin Dillon, #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #42-Kyle Larson, #7-Justin Allgaier, #88-Regan Smith, and #3-Ty Dillon.
    Did Not Qualify: #40-Timmy Hill.
    The first round of qualifying began with light rain at the track, but had to be halted just over 5 minutes in. Qualifying resumed after the track was dried and was completed without any other issues.
    The starting lineup is posted on the Bristol starting lineup page (pdf).(8-19-2016)

  • Bristol Qualifying Notes:
    Erik Jones won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 35th Annual Food City 300 with a lap of 15.002 seconds, 127.903 mph.
    This is his 10th pole in 48 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
    This is his seventh pole and 21st top-10 start in 2016.
    This is his third pole in four races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
    Kyle Busch(i) (second) posted his 13th top-10 start of 2016 and his 17th in 24 races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
    Daniel Suarez (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his 22nd in 22 races this season.
    Erik Jones (first) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(8-19-2016)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)
  • Qualifying Rules
  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Final XFINITY practice canceled due to rain at the track. There will be no practice tomorrow. Teams will qualify at 3:15pm/et.(8-18-2016)

  • Daniel Suarez fastest in first XFINITY practice: #19-Daniel Suarez was fastest during opening practice at Bristol Motor Speedway with a speed of 126.046mph. #88-Regan Smith was second, followed by: #18-Kyle Busch, #2-Austin Dillon, #20-Erik Jones, #22-Brad Keselowski, #7-Justin Allgaier, #3-Ty Dillon, #11-Blake Koch, and #44-JJ Yeley. All 41 drivers practiced during the session.
    See complete results on the Bristol practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(8-18-2016)

  • XFINITY Entry List: There are 42 cars on the preliminary entry list for Friday's Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. A few notes:
    Hermie Sadler will drive the #14 for TriStar;
    The Rick Ware #15 is TBA;
    Joe Gibbs #18 is TBA;
    Corey LaJoie will drive the #24 for JGL;
    The Rick Ware #25 is TBA;
    Brandon Gdovic is entered in his #46;
    Gray Gauliding will be in the #60 for Roush Fenway;
    The Obaika Racing #77 is TBA;
    Regan Smith will drive the #88 for JR Motorsports.(8-15-2015)
    UPDATE: Kyle Busch will drive the #18.(8-15-2016)
    UPDATE: Travis Kvapil will drive the #15; The Obaika #77 has withdrawn.(8-16-2016)
    UPDATE: Camden Murphy is in the #25 for Rick Ware; Harrison Rhodes will drive the #13.(8-18-2016)
    See the complete list on the Bristol entry list page.


  • 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;
    Camping World Truck: 5 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 -- 43 psi; Right Rear -- 40 psi

  • Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR national 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 NASCAR teams have run at Bristol since August 2014 . . . 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.


    Justin Marks Is The 20th First-Time NASCAR XFINITY Series Winner Since 2010 
    When trying to find the new faces of the sport, look no further than the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Since 2010, the series has seen 20 different first-time winners, including two that have won this season - Daniel Suárez (Michigan) and last weekend’s winner Justin Marks (Mid-Ohio). 

    The 20 first-time series winners since 2010 by season:
    2016 - Two: Justin Marks (Mid-Ohio) and Daniel Suárez (Michigan)
    2015 - Two: Erik Jones (Texas) and Ryan Reed (Daytona)
    2014 - Five: Chris Buescher (Mid-Ohio), Ty Dillon (Indianapolis), Brendan Gaughan (Road America), Chase Elliott (Texas) and Kyle Larson (Auto Club Speedway)
    2013 - Two: Ryan Blaney (Kentucky) and AJ Allmendinger (Road America)
    2012 - Four: Nelson Piquet Jr. (Road America), Austin Dillon (Kentucky), James Buescher (Daytona) and Regan Smith (Homestead-Miami)
    2011 - Three: Trevor Bayne (Texas), Sam Hornish Jr. (Phoenix) and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Iowa)
    2010 - Two: Justin Allgaier (Bristol) and Boris Said (Montreal)

    Since 2010, Texas and Road America have seen the most first-time winners with three each.

    Since the series inception in 1982, there has been at least one first-time winner in each season. Overall, 146 different drivers have won a NASCAR XFINITY Series race. The inaugural season (1982) saw the most first-time winners at 14, but since then the most first-time winners per season has been six, and it has happened on seven occasions (1987, 1989, 1991, 1996, 2002, 2004 and 2006).

    Bristol Motor Speedway - the site of Friday’s Food City 300 (7:30 p.m. ET on USA) has been home to six NASCAR XFINITY Series first-time winners - Justin Allgaier (2010), Martin Truex Jr. (2004), Jeff Fuller (1996), Bobby Labonte (1991), Rick Wilson (1989) and Phil Parsons (1982).

    Broom-Broom: Erik Jones Looks For The Bristol Sweep
    Joe Gibbs Racing’s Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Erik Jones returns to Bristol Motor Speedway Friday night for the Food City 300 looking to win and become the third driver in series history to sweep both races in a single season, joining Steve Grissom (1995) and Kyle Busch (2011 and 2013).

    Erik Jones, from Byron, Michigan, is currently fourth in series points. In 21 starts this season, he has posted three wins (Bristol, Dover and Iowa), 11 top fives, 13 top 10s and a series rookie-record six poles.
    Jones has commanded the high banks at Bristol since the first time he rolled off Pit Road. In three starts at the famous half-mile, he has posted a win from the pole (spring 2016), two top fives, three top 10s and an average finish of 4.3.

    Five To Go: Koch Trying To Hold Off Chastain And Armstrong For Final Chase Spot
    With just five races remaining in the NASCAR XFINITY Series regular season, several drivers are trying to do all they can to lock up their spot in this season’s playoffs. 

    Blake Koch, driver of the No. 11 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet, currently sits 12th in points - the final spot in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase. But Koch’s only three points ahead of Ross Chastain, who is in 13th, the first spot outside the Chase. Plus, Dakoda Armstrong, driver of the No. 28 JGL Racing Toyota, is 14th, only 18 points behind Koch.

    Koch joined Kaulig Racing this season and it seems to have been a good decision because he is having the best season of his NASCAR XFINITY Series career. In 21 starts, Koch has posted two top 10s and an average finish of 18.9 (career-best).

    Koch will have to mount a good run in this final five-race regular season stretch. Last season, he had an average finish of 21.8 during this same five-race stretch, while his nearest competitors, Chastain (17.0) and Armstrong (22.4), had similar type performances. 

    Koch has made 10 starts at Bristol with a high finish of 21st last August. Armstrong has made five starts at Bristol with an average finish of 25.8. Chastain has made three Bristol starts with a best finish of 17th in this race last season.

    Ty Dillon: The Best Yet To Win This Season
    Hard work, determination and consistency have gotten Richard Childress Racing’s Ty Dillon to third in the standings with five races to go in the regular season, but one thing is missing - a win.

    Four drivers within the top 12 in points have lengthy winless streaks, led by Dillon with 68 attempts since his last win. He is followed by Justin Allgaier (65 attempts), Brendan Gaughan (60 attempts) and Ryan Reed (53 attempts).

    Dillon’s 2016 season has shown promise that a win is coming soon. In 21 starts this season, he has posted one pole, seven top fives and 13 top 10s, including three runner-up finishes (Richmond and both Iowa events).

    This weekend at Bristol could be when Dillon breaks the winless streak and locks himself into the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase. Dillon has made six starts at Bristol, posting three top fives and six top 10s. His average finish at the famous half-mile is 5.5 - tied for the third-best track average of his series career.

    Number 9: Busch Looks To Get His Record Ninth Win At Bristol
    Joe Gibbs Racing’s superstar Kyle Busch has the chance to win his ninth NASCAR XFINITY Series race this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Food City 300. If Busch accomplishes the feat, he would tie his own record for the most series wins at an active track (nine at Phoenix).

    The all-time record for the most series wins at a single track is 11, by Mark Martin at Rockingham Speedway (not active).

    Busch leads the series in career wins with 83. He has seven wins this season, and set the record for the most wins in a single season with 13 in 2010.

    Only four drivers in series history have won eight or more races at a single track - Mark Martin (11, Rockingham), Kyle Busch (9, Phoenix; 8, Bristol; 8, Charlotte; 8, Texas), Jack Ingram (8, Hickory) and Tommy Houston (8, Hickory).

    In 23 starts at Bristol, Busch has posted eight wins, 16 top fives, 19 top 10s and an average finish of 7.7.

    NASCAR XFINITY Series Etc.:
    Bryan Clauson Decals - All three series will run a decal in memory of the former NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Bryan Clauson this weekend at Bristol.

    Double Duty - This weekend, seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers are entered in the Food City 300 - Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski, Austin Dillon, Matt DiBenedetto, Timmy Hill and Regan Smith. This is Regan Smith’s first series start this season. He will be driving the No. 88 JR Motorsports Chevrolet.

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