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Boyd Gaming 300

Las Vegas Motor Speedway
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #3 of 33

Saturday, March 2, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:46pm/et
Laps/Stages: 200 laps total. Stages end on laps: 45/90/200


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): Performance Racing Network (PRN) / SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR (available with subscription)


WEEKEND SCHEDULE

On track schedule

Practices:
Friday, March 1, 4:05-4:55pm/et, TV-FS1;
Friday, March 1, 6:35-7:25pm/et, TV-FS1.
Qualifying:
Saturday, March 2 at 12:40pm/et, TV-FS1.

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)

Thursday, February 28
5:30 PM 8:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Friday, March 1
10:00 AM-8:30 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
12:00 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
1:05 PM-1:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
3:35 PM-4:25 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, March 2
8:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
9:40 AM (12:40 PM/PM) NXS QUALIFYING
11:15 AM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
12:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
1:00 PM (4:00 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)
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
Preliminary Entry List


RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links

#18-Kyle Busch won the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The win is his 1st XFINITY win of 2019 and 93rd career win. The race finished after two overtimes.
#23-John Hunter Nemechek finished 2nd followed by #9-Noah Gragson, #10-Austin Dillon, #1-Michael Annett, #39-Ryan Sieg, #4-Ross Chastain, #98-Chase Briscoe, pole sitter#00-Cole Custer, adn #11-Justin Haley.
Stage 1 was won by #00-Cole Custer, #2-Tyler Reddick won stage 2.
There were 12 lead changes among 7 drivers and 7 cautions for 37 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 123.518mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings
Cumulative Report
Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Las Vegas

Kyle Busch(i) won the 23rd Annual Boyd Gaming 300, his 93rd victory in 346 Xfinity Series races.

This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2019.

This is his second victory and sixth top-10 finish in 15 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

John Hunter Nemechek (second) posted his first top-10 finish in one race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his second top-10 finish in 2019.

Noah Gragson # (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Noah Gragson (third) was the highest finishing rookie.

Christopher Bell leads the point standings by 18 points over Cole Custer.

(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(3-2-2019)

2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series Standings after Las Vegas:

#20-Christopher Bell [1 win] 139 pts.

#1-Michael Annett [1 win]

#00-Cole Custer, 121, -18

#2-Tyler Reddick, 121, -18

#19-Brandon Jones, 117, -22

#23-John Hunter Nemechek, 107, -32

#7-Justin Allgaier, 96, -43

#39-Ryan Sieg, 96, -43

#4-Ross Chastain, 96, -43

#9-Noah Gragson, 94, -45

#22-Austin Cindric, 94, -45

#11-Justin Haley, 89, -50

See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

Qualifyig for the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was canceled because of rain. The lineup was set by the rule book.
#00-Cole Custer will on the pole followed by #42-Chad Finchum, #20-Christopher Bell, #9-Noah Gragson, #22-Austin Cindric, #8-Ryan Preece, #7-Justin Allgaier, #18-Jeffrey Earnhardt, #19-Brandon Jones, and #23-John Hunter Nemechek.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: none as 38 were entered for 38 spots
See the complete starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(3-2-2019)

Happy Hour (final) practice for the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:

#11-Haley 180.307

#10-ADillon 178.194

#18-Busch 177.977

#20-Bell 177.930

#2-Reddick 177.778

Slowest: #78-Miller 159.490
Most laps run: #23-Nemechek 29 laps
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 12 drivers): #18-Busch 176.792
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf) (3-1-2019)

First practice for the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:

#7-Allgaier 178.737

#18-Busch 178.642

#2-Reddick 178.642

#11-Haley 178.625

#00-Custer 178.536
Slowest: #01-Leicht 167.017
Most laps run: #86-Brown, 22 laps
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 3 drivers): #2-Reddick 176.941
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds page (pdf).(3-1-2019)

Entry List for the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is posted, 38 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

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Set limits: Cup:
3 sets for practice, 1 set for qualifying and 8 sets for race;
Xf
inity: 7 sets for the event

Tire Codes:
Left-side — D-4842;
Right-side — D-4796

Tire Circumference:
Left-side — 2,227 mm (87.68 in.);
Right-side — 2,253 mm (88.70 in.)

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front — 22 psi; Left Rear — 22 psi;
Right Front — 54 psi; Right Rear — 50 psi

Storyline – Action is hot on The Strip, but cool on the track: One of the great things about the NASCAR schedule is that from week to week, teams must be prepared for a wide variety of racing conditions – from speedway to short track, concrete to asphalt and high banks to flat tracks.  This early stretch of the schedule proves that, even though teams were on a mile-and-a-half track last week and will be so again this week.  The difference is that Las Vegas Motor Speedway is likely the most abrasive track surface upon which the three NASCAR premier series race, and one that wears tires to the tune of three seconds per lap over the course of a fuel run, while Las Vegas Motor Speedway does not wear tires much at all.  That presents a challenge for Goodyear to bring tread compounds that can wear sufficiently and dissipate heat to help the tires run cooler and at a more optimum level.

“Since the track surface at Las Vegas has proven over the years to be one that generates minimal tire wear, we have made a change to our tire recommendation for this weekend’s races,” said Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of racing.  “What we did was – in addition to introducing a construction update to this left-side tire – is go to a right-side tire that we have already run on some of the smoother track surfaces on the circuit, like Michigan and Texas.  Excessive heat is really the enemy of a race tire and tire performance.  On surfaces that don’t naturally promote wear, it is important to design a tire that can handle and dissipate that heat, and this right-side utilizes a tread compound formulation which does that.”

Notes – New tire set-up for both Cup, Xfinity at Las Vegas: Teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series will run a completely different tire set-up than those in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series at Las Vegas this week . . . this is the first time these teams have raced on this left-side tire code, though they did run this right-side code at both Michigan and Texas in 2018 . . . compared to last year at Las Vegas, this left-side tire features a construction update that Goodyear will be rolling out at many tracks this season . . . this right-side moves Cup and Xfinity teams to a single tread compound tire, as compared to the multi-zone tread tire they ran at Las Vegas last year . . . this tire combination was confirmed by Cup teams at a NASCAR organizational test at Las Vegas on January 31-February 1 . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run liners in all four tire positions at Las Vegas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater  than that of the outer tire.