O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge
Texas Motor Speedway
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #31 of 33
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:48pm/et
Laps/Stages: 250 laps total. Stages end on laps: 45/60/200
TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING
Television Coverage: Time 8:30pm/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)
On track schedule
Friday, November 1, 2:05-2:55pm/et, TV-NBCSN;
Friday, November 1, 4:05-4:55pm/et, TV-NBC Sports App.
Saturday, November 2 at 5:35pm/et, TV-CNBC/NBC Sports App.
Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)
Friday, November 1
7:00 AM-10:00 AM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
10:00 AM-6:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
12:00 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
1:05 PM1:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
3:05 PM-3:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
Saturday, November 2
11:00 AM-1:00 PM NXS GARAGE ACCESS TO HAULERS ONLY
1:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPENS
4:35 PM (5:35 PM/ET) NXS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (SINGLE VEHICLE / ONE LAP ALL POSITIONS)
5:45 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (TENT)
7:00 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:30 PM (8:30 PM/ET) NXS RACE (STAGES 45/90/200 LAPS = 300 MILES)
NXS = NASCAR XFINITY Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Links to race, practice, qualifying results (in pdf): (will be added as available)
Cumulative Race Report
Practice 2 Speeds
Practice 1 Speeds
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List
RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links
Christopher Bell makes a statement with dominant win in Texas: Christopher Bell shrugged off a short-lived brake problem in his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota and cruised to a 5.635-second victory in Saturday night’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. With his eighth win of the year—a career-best for a single season—Bell locked himself into the Championship 4 Round of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs, with the title to be decided two weeks hence at Homestead-Miami Speedway.[More](11-2-2019)
#20-Christopher won the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The win is his 8th win of 2019, 1st XFINITY win at Texas and 16th career win. The win locks him into the Championship race at Homestead.
#10-Chastain finished 2nd followed by #22-Cindric, #19-Jones, #23-Nemechek, #7-Allgaier, #18-Burton, #00-Custer, #8-Burton, and #39-Sieg.
Stages 1 & 2 were both won by #20-Bell.
Playoff drivers having problems:
Pole winner #2-Reddick brought out the caution on lap 160 after hitting the wall. He was unable to continue and finished 29th
#98-Briscoe cut a tire and brought out the caution on lap 127. He lost a tire again with 25 laps remaining and had to pit under green. He finished 22nd
#9-Gragson slid through the infield on lap 149 and tore up the front end of the car when he hit the grass. He was unable to continue and finished 30th.
There were 9 lead changes among 4 drivers and 9 cautions for 51 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 116.543mph.
See race details at: Race Results (pdf), Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.
Race Fast Facts – Texas Motor Speedway
Christopher Bell (P) won the 15th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, his 16th victory in 72 Xfinity Series races.
This is his eighth victory and 20th top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in five races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Ross Chastain(i) (second) posted his first top-10 finish in ten races at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his fifth top-10 finish in 2019.
Austin Cindric (P) (third) posted his third top-10 finish in four races at Texas Motor Speedway.
John Hunter Nemechek (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Christopher Bell (P) leads the point standings by 31 points over Cole Custer (P).
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(11-2-2019)
2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff Standings after Texas:
[Race 2 of 3 in the Round of 8, Race 5 of 7 in the Playoffs]
1) #20-Christopher Bell [win in Round of 8, locked into Championship race]
2) #00-Cole Custer, 3135, +52
3) #2-Tyler Reddick, 3119, +36
4) #7-Justin Allgaier, 3101, +18
outside the top 4
5) #98-Chase Briscoe, 3083, -18
6) #1-Michael Annett, 3073, -28
7) #22-Austin Cindric, 3070, -31
8) #9-Noah Gragson, 3054, -47
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings
QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES
#2-Tyler Reddick won the Busch pole for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 190.705mph for his 4th pole of 2019, 1st at Texas and 6th of his career.
#18-Burton will start 2nd followed by #20-Bell, #00-Custer, #98-Briscoe, #7-Allgaier, #10-Chastain, #8-Burton, #19-Jones, and #9-Gragson.
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).(11-2-2019)
Texas Motor Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Tyler Reddick (P) won the Pole Award for the 15th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 with a lap of 28.316 seconds, 190.705 mph.
This is his sixth pole in 82 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his fourth pole and 26th top-10 start in 2019.
This is his first pole in five races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Harrison Burton(i) (second) posted his sixth top-10 start of 2019 and his first in one race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Christopher Bell (P) (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his 28th in 31 races this season.
Chase Briscoe (P) (fifth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
Happy Hour (final) practice for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
Slowest: #35-Gase 175.919 & #99-Bilicki 175.536mph.
Most laps run: #9-Gragson, 47 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 9 drivers): #20-Bell 184.558mph.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(11-1-2019)
First practice for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
Slowest: #35-Gase 174.656 & #93-McLaughlin 173.038mph.
Most laps run: #18-Burton, 26 laps.
No drivers ran 10 or more consecutive laps.
Notes: Ryan Sieg wrecked late in practice. He will go to a backup car.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds page (pdf).(11-1-2019)
Entry List for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is posted, xxx teams/drivers [for 38 spots] are listed.
Since only 38 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf)
TIRE NOTES & FACTS