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Drive for the Cure 250

Charlotte Motor Speedway
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #28 of 33

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:49pm/et
Laps/Stages: 67 laps total. Stages end on laps: 20/40/67


TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING

Television Coverage: Time 3:30pm/et, NBCSN and streamed at NBC Sports Live (available with participating TV provider login)
Radio Coverage (over the air and streaming): Performance Racing Network (PRN) / SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR (available with subscription)


WEEKEND SCHEDULE

On track schedule

Practices:
Friday, September 27, 1:05-1:55pm/et, TV-NBC Sports Live;
Friday, September 27, 3:05-3:55pm/et, TV-NBCSN.
Qualifying:
Saturday, September 28 at 12:10pm/et, TV-NBC Sports Live (NBCSN coverage at 12:30pm/et).

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)

Thursday, September 26
3:00 PM-6:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Friday, September 27
10:00 AM-6:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPENS
12:00 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
1:05 PM-2:25 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
3:05 PM-3:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, September 28
8:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
12:10 PM NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
1:45 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
3:00 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:30 PM NXS RACE (STAGES 20/40/67 LAPS = 155.3 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
Cumulative Race Report
Penalty Report
Pitstalls
Starting Lineup
Qualifying Results
Qualifying Order
Practice 2 Speeds
Practice 1 Speeds
Crew Rosters
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List
Paint schemes


RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links

AJ Allmendinger wins wild NASCAR Xfinity race at Charlotte Roval: AJ Allmendinger stole the thunder from a series of intense battles among NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff drivers to win Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 250 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. Allmendinger muscled his way past series leader Christopher Bell as the cars climbed from the infield section onto the banking on Lap 48 of 67 and held the top spot through three subsequent restarts in the action-filled second race of the Xfinity Round of 12. The road course ace scored his third victory in 16 starts in his series, finishing 2.386 seconds ahead of Richard Childress Racing’s Tyler Reddick during a three-lap run to the finish.[More](9-28-2019)

#10-A.J. Allmendinger won the Drive for the Cure 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The win is his 1st win of 2019, 1st XFINITY win at Charlotte and 3rd career win.
#2-Reddick finished 2nd followed by #22-Cindric, #7-Allgaier, #9-Gragson, #90-Labbe, #23-Nemechek, #00-Custer, pole winner #98-Briscoe and #8-Truex.
Stage 1 was won by #98-Briscoe. Stage 2 was won by #00-Custer.
There were 7 lead changes among 6 drivers and 7 cautions for 14 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 73.726mph.
See race details at: Race Results (pdf), Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Charlotte Motor Speedway
A J Allmendinger won the 38th Annual Drive for the Cure 250 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, his third victory in 16 Xfinity Series races.
This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.
Tyler Reddick (P) (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. It is his 24th top-10 finish in 2019 (series-most).
Austin Cindric (P) (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.
Noah Gragson (P) (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(9-28-2019)

2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff Standings:
[after Charlotte – race 2 of 3 in the Round of 12, 2 of 7 in the Playoffs]
1) #20-Christopher Bell, 2143 [1 win in Round of 12]
2) #00-Cole Custer, 2133 [clinched Round of 8 on points]
3) #2-Tyler Reddick, 2114, +52
4) #22-Austin Cindric, 2112, +50
5) #7-Justin Allgaier, 2102, +40
6) #98-Chase Briscoe, 2097, +35
7) #9-Noah Gragson, 2088, +26
8) #1-Michael Annett, 2073, +11
outside the top 8
9) #23-John Hunter Nemechek, 2062, -11
10) #19-Brandon Jones, 2062, -11
11) #39-Ryan Sieg, 2036, -37
12) #11-Justin Haley, 2034, -40
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings

Paint schemes

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

#98-Chase Briscoe won the Busch pole for the Drive for the Cure 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 100.346mph for his first pole of 2019, first at Charlotte and first of his career.
#2-Tyler Reddick will start 2nd followed by #22-Austin Cindric, #00-Cole Custer, #10-AJ Allmendinger, #90-Alex Labbe, #7-Justin Allgaier, #51-Jeremy Clements, #11-Justin Haley, and #86-Wil Rodgers.
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).(9-28-2019)

Charlotte Motor Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Chase Briscoe # (P) won the Pole Award for the 38th Annual Drive for the Cure 250 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina with a lap of 83.232 seconds, 100.346 mph.
This is his first pole in 45 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his first pole and 20th top-10 start in 2019. This is his first pole in two races at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.
Tyler Reddick (P) (second) posted his 23rd top-10 start of 2019 and his second in two races at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. Austin Cindric (P) (third) posted his second top-10 start at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. It is his 24th in 28 races this season.
Chase Briscoe (P) (first) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics)(9-28-2019)

Happy Hour (final) practice for the Drive for the Cure 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#10-Allmendinger 99.502
#98-Briscoe 98.996
#00-Custer 98.957
#2-Reddick 98.921
#20-Bell 98.824
Slowest: #5-Miller 87.267 & #36-Williams 76.307mph.
Most laps run: #23-Nemechek, 20 maps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 2 drivers): #22-Cindric 97.669mph.
Notes: #43-Pardus wrecked midway through the session. #1-Annett wrecked and will need a backup car.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(9-27-2019)

First practice for the Drive for the Cure 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over, after 80 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#20-Bell 98.853
#22-Cindric 98.798
#10-Allmendinger 98.758
#4-Smithley 98.756
#98-Briscoe 98.475
Slowest: #15-McLeod 90.289 & #93-Bilicki 85.839mph.
Most laps run: #18-Burton & #19-Jones, 27 laps.
No drivers ran 10 or more consecutive laps.
Notes: #9-Gragson wrecked and will have to go to a backup car.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds page (pdf).(9-27-2019)

Entry List for the Drive for the Cure 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is posted, 38 teams/drivers [for 38 spots] are listed.
Since 38 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf)


TIRE NOTES & FACTS

Goodyear Fast Facts — Charlotte