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Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200

Darlington Raceway
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #24 of 33

Saturday, August 31, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 4:00pm/et
Laps/Stages: 147 laps total. Stages end on laps: 45/90/147


TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING

Television Coverage: Time 4:00pm/et, NBC and streamed at NBC Sports Live (available with participating TV provider login)
Radio Coverage (over the air and streaming): Motor Racing Network (MRN) / SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR (available with subscription)

On track schedule

Practices:
Friday, August 30, 1:05-1:55pm/et, TV-NBCSN;
Friday, August 30, 3:05-3:55pm/et, TV-NBCSN.
Qualifying:
Saturday, August 31 at 12:35pm/et, TV-NBCSN.

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track) – REVISED August 21

Thursday, August 29
6:30 PM-9:30 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Friday, August 30
10:00 AM-9:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
12:00 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
1:05 PM-1:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
3:05 PM-3:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, August 31
11:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
12:35 PM NXS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (SINGLE VEHICLE / ONE LAP ALL POSITIONS)
1:45 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
3:20 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
4:00 PM NXS RACE (STAGES 45/90/147 LAPS = 200.08 MILES )

NXS = NASCAR XFINITY Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


Links to race, practice, qualifying results (in pdf): (will be added as available)
Contingency awards
Race Results
Drivers Points
Owners Points
Cumlative Race Report
Penalty Report
Starting Lineup
Qualifying Results
Qualifying Order
Practice 2 Speeds
Practice 1 Speeds
Crew Rosters
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List


RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links

Cole Custer wins Darlington Xfinity race after Denny Hamlin DQ’d: It looked like more of the same at Darlington Raceway for driver Denny Hamlin—until post-race inspection happened. A five-time NASCAR Xfinity Series winner at the 1.366-mile track, Hamlin was first across the finish line in Saturday’s Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200, but the disqualification of Hamlin’s No. 18 Toyota for a ride-height violation made a winner of Cole Custer, who trailed Hamlin by .602 seconds at the finish line. “It’s a really strange feeling, honestly—obviously,” Custer said after being notified he was the winner. “You don’t want that way, but it is what it is. We all play by the same rules. Was that the deciding factor? No.[More](8-31-2019)

#00-Cole Custer won the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Darlington Raceway. The win is his 6th of 2019, 1st XFINITY win at Darlington and 8th career win.
#18-Denny Hamlin was initially declared the winner, but his car fail post-race inspection and he was disqualified.
#2-Tyler Reddick finished 2nd followed by #2-Tyler Reddick, #12-Ryan Blaney, #20-Christopher Bell, #8-Dale Earnhardt, Jr., #98-Chase Briscoe, #19-Brandon Jones, #9-Noah Gragson, #7-Justin Allgaier, and #22-Cindric.
Pole winner #12-Blaney led 51 laps, won stage 2 and finished 3rd.
Stage 1 was won by #2-Reddick, finished 2nd.
There were five lead changes among three drivers and 5 cautions for 23 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 119.131mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings
Cumulative Report
Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Darlington:
Cole Custer won the 37th Annual Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200, his eighth victory in 95 Xfinity Series races.
This is his sixth victory and 16th top-10 finish in 2019. This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in three races at Darlington Raceway.
Tyler Reddick (second) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Darlington Raceway. It is his 21st top-10 finish in 2019.
Ryan Blaney(i) (third) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Darlington Raceway. Chase Briscoe (sixth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Tyler Reddick leads the point standings by 51 points over Christopher Bell.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(8-31-2019)

2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff Standings after Darlington:
2 races until the playoffs start
1) #20-Christopher Bell [6 wins]
2) #00-Cole Custer [6 wins]
3) #2-Tyler Reddick [4 wins] 1062 (points leader)
4) #22-Austin Cindric [2 wins]
5) #98-Chase Briscoe [1 win]
6) #1-Michael Annett [1 win]
have clinched a playoff spot on points:
7) #7-Justin Allgaier, 890
8) #9-Noah Gragson, 801
have not yet clinched a playoff spot:
9) #11-Justin Haley, 735, -327
10) #23-John Hunter Nemechek, 682, -380
11) #19-Brandon Jones, 669, -393 (141 points ahead)
12) #39-Ryan Sieg, 647, -415 (119 points ahead of 13th)
Currently outside the playoffs:
13) #08-Gray Gaulding, 528, -534 (119 points out of 12th)
14) #51-Jeremy Clements, 518, -544 (129 points out)
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

#12-Ryan Blaney won the Busch pole for the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Darlington Raceway with a speed of 171.369mph for his first pole of 2019, first at Darlington and third of his career.
#20-Christopher Bell will start 2nd followed by 300-Cole Custer, #7-Justin Allgaier, #98-Chase Briscoe, #2-Tyler Reddick, #19-Brandon Jones, #9-Noah Gragson, #22-Austin Cindric and #1-Michael Annett were the top-10.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: none as 38 were entered for 38 spots.
See qualifying results on the Qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(8-31-2019)

Darlington – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Ryan Blaney(i) won the Pole Award for the 37th Annual Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 with a lap of 28.696 seconds, 171.369 mph.
This is his third pole in 70 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2019.
This is his first pole in three races at Darlington Raceway.
Christopher Bell (second) posted his 22nd top-10 start of 2019 and his second in two races at Darlington Raceway.
Cole Custer (third) posted his third top-10 start at Darlington Raceway.
It is his 20th in 24 races this season. Chase Briscoe (fifth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics)(8-31-2019)

Happy Hour (final) practice for the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Darlington Raceway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#9-Gragson 166.276
#7-Allgaier 165.726
#20-Bell 165.553
#00-Custer 164.766
#98-Briscoe 164.435
Slowest: #78-Miller 149.480
Most laps run: #00-Custer, 55
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 15 drivers): #7-Allgaier, 162.233mph
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(8-30-2019)

First practice for the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Darlington Raceway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#00-Custer 167.607
#18-Hamlin 167.373
#7-Allgaier 167.135
#9-Gragson 166.794
#8-Earnhardt, Jr. 166.704
Slowest: #93-Murphy 155.541 & #89-Shepherd 146.636.
Most laps run: #98-Briscoe, 34 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 5 drivers): #1-Annett 159.904mph.
Notes: #18-Hamlin got a “Darlington Stripe” and will have to go to a backup car.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Second Practice speeds page (pdf).(8-30-2019)

Entry List for the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Darlington Raceway is posted, 38 teams/drivers [for 38 spots] are listed.
Since 39 cars are entered, one driver will miss the race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf)


TIRE NOTES & FACTS

Goodyear Fast Facts – Darlington