iK9 Service Dog 200
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #4 of 33
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 4:15pm/et
Laps/Stages: 200 laps total. Stages end on laps: 45/90/200
TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING
Television Coverage: Time 4:00pm/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)
On track schedule
Friday, March 8, 3:05-3:55pm/et, TV-TBA;
Friday, March 8, 5:05-5:55pm/et, TV-TBA.
Saturday, March 9 at 12:40pm/et, TV-TBA.
Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)
Thursday, March 7
6:00 PM 8:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
Friday, March 8
10:00 AM-6:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
12:00 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
1:05 PM-1:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
3:05 PM-3:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
Saturday, March 9
7:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
10:40 AM (12:40 PM/ET) NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
11:45 AM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
1:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:00 PM (4:00 PM/ET) NXS RACE (STAGES 45/90/200 LAPS = 200 MILES )
NXS = NASCAR XFINITY Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Links to race, practice, qualifying results (in pdf): (will be added as available)
Cumlative Race Report
Practice 2 Speeds
Practice 1 Speeds
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List
Kyle Busch gets 11th Phoenix win, ties NASCAR Xfinity Series record: How did Kyle Busch win Saturday’s IK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway? Poof! His closest pursuers in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race disappeared in a cloud of smoke. Busch was out front on Lap 130 when the engine in the No. 01 Chevrolet of Stephen Leicht exploded in front of Justin Allgaier and pole winner Christopher Bell, who were running second and third at the time.[More](3-9-2019)
#18-Kyle Busch won the iK9 Service Dog 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at ISM Raceway. The win is his 2nd win of 2019, 11th XFINITY win at Phoenix and 94th career win.
#8-Ryan Truex finished 2nd followed by #2-Tyler Reddick, #00-Cole Custer, #22-Austin Cindric, #98-Chase Briscoe, #19-Brandon Jones, #1-Michael Annett, #23-John Hunter Nemechek, and #39-Ryan Sieg.
Pole winner #20-Bell finished 30th after wrecking the car when he slid through oil on the track from #01-Leicht’s blown engine.
Stage 1 was won by #22-Cindric.
Stage 2 was won by #20-Bell.
There were 12 lead changes among 6 drivers and 4 cautions for 35 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 100.897mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings
Race Fast Facts – ISM Raceway
Kyle Busch(i) won the 15th Annual iK9 Service Dog 200, his 94th victory in 347 Xfinity Series races.
This is his second victory and second top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his 11th victory and 19th top-10 finish in 23 races at ISM Raceway.
Ryan Truex (second) posted his second top-10 finish in six races at ISM Raceway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2019.
Tyler Reddick (third) posted his third top-10 finish in four races at ISM Raceway.
Chase Briscoe (sixth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Tyler Reddick leads the point standings by 4 points over Christopher Bell.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(3-9-2019)
2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff Standings after Phoenix:
#20-Christopher Bell [1 win]
#1-Michael Annett [1 win]
#2-Tyler Reddick, 169 pts.
#00-Cole Custer, 158, -11
#19-Brandon Jones, 147, -22
#22-Austin Cindric, 141, -28
#23-John Hunter Nemechek, 140, -29
#9-Noah Gragson, 130, -39
#7-Justin Allgaier, 128, -41
|#39-Ryan Sieg, 126, -43
#4-Ross Chastain, 116, -53
#11-Justin Haley, 116, -53
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings
#20-Christopher Bell won the Busch pole for the iK9 Service Dog 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at ISM Raceway with speed of 133.973 for his 1st pole of 2019, 1st at Phoenix and 7th of his career.
#2-Tyler Reddick will start 2nd followed by #18-Kyle Busch, #00-Cole Custer, #1-Michael Annett, #9-Noah Gragson, #7-Justin Allgaier, #22-Austin Cindric, #8-Ryan Truex, ad #11-Justin Haley.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: none as 37 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).(3-9-2019)
ISM Raceway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Christopher Bell won the Pole Award for the 15th Annual iK9 Service Dog 200 with a lap of 26.871 seconds, 133.973 mph.
This is his seventh pole in 45 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his first pole and third top-10 start in 2019.
This is his first pole in four races at ISM Raceway.
Tyler Reddick (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2019 and his first in four races at ISM Raceway.
Kyle Busch(i) (third) posted his 21st top-10 start at ISM Raceway. It is his second in two races this season.
Noah Gragson (sixth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
Happy Hour (final) practice for the iK9 Service Dog 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at ISM Raceway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
Slowest: #89-Shepherd 122.678 & #13-Mullis 120.357.
Most laps run: #11-Haley, 61 laps
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 16 drivers): #22-Cindric 131.169
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(3-8-2019)
First practice for the iK9 Service Dog 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at ISM Raceway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
Slowest: #66-Hill 126.196 & #36-Williams 125.848
Most laps run: #98-Briscoe, 49 laps
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of XX drivers):
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Second Practice speeds page (pdf).(3-8-2019)
Entry List for the iK9 Service Dog 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at ISM Raceway is posted, 37 teams/drivers [for 38 spots] are listed.
Since only 37 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 Intermediate Radials
Cup: 3 sets for practice, 1 set for qualifying and 8 sets for race;
Xfinity: 6 sets for the event
Left-side — D-4864;
Right-side — D-4866
Left-side — 2,227 mm (87.68 in.);
Right-side — 2,245 mm (88.39 in.)
Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front — 14 psi; Left Rear — 14 psi;
Right Front — 32 psi; Right Rear — 30 psi
Storyline – Cup teams under (air) pressure at Phoenix with new rules package: Phoenix is one of the more unique tracks on the NASCAR circuit, from its three distinct corners, to its relative lack of banking, to its speedway characteristics despite being just one mile in length. It is different from other short tracks in that aerodynamics come more into play. And that may be even more of the case in 2019 as the NASCAR Cup teams will be on a high downforce, high horsepower rules package for the first time this season. That combination will result in higher speeds and increased tire loading, making the use of the proper level of air pressure an important factor in arriving at car set-ups.
“Cup teams will be under a new rules package this week at Phoenix, with all the new aerodynamic elements, but with more horsepower than they’ve had over the past couple weeks,” said Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of racing. “When we tested on this package at Phoenix last fall, teams were considerably faster than we’ve seen in recent years. With the extra downforce versus the 2018 rules package, much of that speed comes through the corners, which generates higher loading on the tires. Teams will need to be mindful of our recommended air pressures as they develop their set-ups to optimize grip. Running below our minimums can cause the sidewall of the tire to flex more and over-deflect, generating more heat, higher wear and fall-off, and even damaging the tire to the point of air loss. Finding that balance will be key.”
Notes – Brand new tire set-up debuts at Phoenix: Teams in both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series will run the same tire set-up at Phoenix this week . . . this is the first time either of these two Goodyear tire codes will be run . . . compared to what Cup and Xfinity teams ran at Phoenix last November, this left-side tire features a construction update that Goodyear will be rolling into many tracks this season, while this right-side tire features a compound change designed to introduce more tire wear and run cooler . . . Phoenix is the only track at which these either of these two tire codes are scheduled to be run . . . this tire combination came out of a Goodyear test at Phoenix last October 2-3 . . . drivers participating in that test were Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Larson and Paul Menard . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run liners in their tires at Phoenix