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NASCAR Experience 300


Daytona International Speedway
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #1 of 33

Saturday, February 16, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:50pm/et
Laps/Stages: 120 laps total. Stages end on laps: 30/60/120


TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING

Television Coverage: Time 2:30pm/et,, FS1 and FOX Sports GO streaming (available with participating TV provider login)
Radio Coverage (over the air and streaming): Motor Racing Network (MRN) / SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR (available with subscription)


WEEKEND SCHEDULE

On track schedule

Practices:
Friday, February 15, 12:05-12:55pm/et, TV-FS1;
Friday, February 15, 2:05-2:55pm/et, TV-FS1.
Qualifying:
Saturday, February 16 at 9:40am/et, TV-FS1.

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)

Thursday, February 14
8:30 AM-11:00 AM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
11:00 AM-5:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN

Friday, February 15
10:30 AM-8:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
10:45 AM NXS SPOTTERS MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
11:15 AM-11:30 AM NXS ROOKIE TRACK RIDE
11:30 AM NXS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
12:05 PM-12:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
2:05 PM-2:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, February 16
7:30 AM-9:30 AM NXS OPEN GARAGE AREA TO FANS
8:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
9:40 AM NXS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
11:30 AM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
2:00 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:30 PM NXS RACE (STAGES 30/30/120 LAPS = 300 MILES)

NXS = NASCAR XFINITY Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


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


RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links

Michael Annett won the NASCAR Experience 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The win is his 1st win of 2019, 1st XFINITY win at Daytona and 1st career win.
#7-Justin Allgaier finished 2nd followed by #19-Brandon Jones, #39-Ryan Sieg, #22-Austin Cindric, #20-Christopher Bell, #93-Jeff Green, #23-John Hunter Nemechek, pole sitter #2-Tyler Reddick, and #8-Chase Elliott.
Stage 1 was won by #11-Haley.
Stage 2 was won by #10-Chastain.
There were 13 lead changes among 9 drivers and 4 cautions for 19 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 151.664mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings
Cumulative Report
Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Daytona
Michael Annett won the 38th Annual NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at Daytona, his first victory in 230 Xfinity Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in 15 races at Daytona International Speedway.
Justin Allgaier (second) posted his eighth top-10 finish in 17 races at Daytona International Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2019.
Brandon Jones (third) posted his third top-10 finish in seven races at Daytona International Speedway.
John Hunter Nemechek (eighth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Brandon Jones leads the point standings by 6 points over Ross Chastain.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(2-16-2019)

2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff Standings after Daytona:
#1-Michael Annett [1 win]
#19-Brandon Jones, 49
#10-Ross Chastain, 43, -6
#22-Austin Cindric, 41, -8
#7-Justin Allgaier, 39, -10
#20-Christopher Bell, 39, -10
#39-Ryan Sieg, 37, -12
#23-John Hunter Nemechek, 37, -12
#18-Jeffrey Earnhardt, 35, -14
#2-Tyler Reddick, 33, -16
#9-Noah Gragson, 31, -18
#11-Justin Haley, 31, -18
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

Tyler Reddick won the Busch pole for the NASCAR Experience 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway with speed of 189.060mph for his 1st pole of 2019, 1st at Daytona and 3rd of his career.
#18-Jeffrey Earnhardt will start 2nd followed by #1-Michael Annett, #11-Justin Haley, #08-Gray Gaulding, #10-Ross Chastain, #8-Chase Elliott, #39-Ryan Sieg, #12-Brad Keselowski, and #98-Chase Briscoe.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: none as 38 were entered for 38 spots
See round-by-round qualifying results on the Qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(2-16-2019)

Daytona International Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:

Tyler Reddick won the Pole Award for the 38th Annual NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at Daytona with a lap of 47.604 seconds, 189.060 mph.

This is his third pole in 52 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.

This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2019.

This is his first pole in five races at Daytona International Speedway.

Jeffrey Earnhardt (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2019 and his first in eight races at Daytona International Speedway.

Michael Annett (third) posted his third top-10 start at Daytona International Speedway.

Justin Haley (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.

(NASCAR Statistics)(2-16-2019)

Happy Hour (final) practice for the NASCAR Experience 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#11-Haley 189.581
#9-Gragson 188.743
#39-Sieg 188.292
#52-Starr 187.141
#51-Clements 186.761
Slowest: #42-Jackson 182.537 & #74-Harmon 182.135
Most laps run: #13-Tullman, 9 laps
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 3 drivers): #66-Hill 185.664.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(2-15-2019)

First practice for the NASCAR Experience 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#98-Briscoe 196.455
#2-Reddick 196.344
#23-Nemechek 196.202
#10-Chastain 196.002
#11-Haley 195.135
Slowest: #74-Harmon 181.528 & #42-Jackson 180.919.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 14 drivers): #98-Briscoe 193.509.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds page (pdf).(2-15-2019)

Entry List for the NASCAR Experience 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International 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

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Superspeedway Radials

Set limits: Clash: 6 sets for the event;
Daytona 500: 8 sets for practice/qualifying/Duel + 7 sets (plus 1 transferred set) for the race;
Xfinity: 4 sets for the event;
Gander Outdoors Truck: 4 sets for the event

Tire Codes:
Left-side — D-4738;
Right-side — D-4740

Tire Circumference:
Left-side — 2,237 mm (88.07 in.);
Right-side — 2,247 mm (88.46 in.)

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front — 29 psi; Left Rear — 29 psi;
Right Front — 50 psi; Right Rear — 48 psi

Storyline – Mechanical grip important in Daytona’s “dirty” air: In restrictor plate-style racing, being within inches of other cars virtually all the way around the track is a reality, and enhanced stability is a welcome feature to combat the buffeting of the air caused by the close-quarters racing.  Goodyear refined its tire set-up forDaytona in July 2017 to give the cars more grip through the tread compounds on both sides of the car.  Teams in NASCAR’s top three series will run that same set-up over the next two weeks.

“With the tight racing we have at Daytona, it requires that we build the right amount of mechanical grip into the tires to add stability,” said Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of racing.  “We’ve now had three successful races on this tire set-up since we instituted it at Daytona in July of ’17, so we feel very comfortable with this tirerecommendation.  Having said that, we will hold a test at the Speedway right after this year’s 500 that will provide us with a lot of data as we assess our tirecombination moving forward with a revised superspeedway rules package at both Daytona and Talladega.”

Notes – Fourth straight Daytona races for Cup, Xfinity on this tire set-up: Teams in NASCAR’s top three series will run the same tire set-up at Daytona this week . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Cup and Xfinity teams have run at the Speedway since July 2017 . . . Gander Outdoors Truck teams began running the tire set-up in February 2018 . . . Daytona is the only track at which these teams run either of these two Goodyear tire codes . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Daytona . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

Goodyear Blimp – Airship to cover second weekend: The Goodyear Blimp “Wingfoot 1” is scheduled to be in the air over Daytona International Speedway during the second week of SpeedWeeks . . . Wingfoot 1, based out of Pompano Beach, Fla., will provide aerial coverage for Fox Sports at the Xfinity race on Saturday (February 16) and Daytona 500 on Sunday (February 17).

Upcoming tire test – Three teams set to test Daytona in the days after the 500: Goodyear will hold a tire test at Daytona International Speedway on the Monday and Tuesday (February 18-19) after this year’s Daytona 500 . . . organizations participating in the session include Richard Childress Racing, Chip Ganassi Racing and Hendrick Motorsports.