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ToyotaCare 250

Richmond Raceway
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #8 of 33

Friday, April 12, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 7:02pm/et
Laps/Stages: 250 laps total. Stages end on laps: 75/150/250


TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING

Television Coverage: Time 1:00pm/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)


WEEKEND SCHEDULE

On track schedule

Practices:
Friday, April 12, 8:05-9:55pm/et, NASCAR.com streaming;

Qualifying:
Friday, April 12 at 3:40pm/et, TV-FS1.

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)

Thursday, April 11
11:00 AM 12:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
12:00 PM 5:30 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
3:00 PM NXS HAULERS EXIT

Friday, April 12
7:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
7:30 AM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
8:05 AM-9:55 AM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
3:40 PM NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
5:10 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (AMPHITHEATER)
6:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:00 PM NXS RACE (STAGES 75/150/250 LAPS = 187.5 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 Order
Practice 1 Speeds
Crew Rosters
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List


RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links

Cole Custer picks up convincing NASCAR Xfinity victory at Richmond: Cole Custer said on Friday afternoon that his No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing NASCAR Xfinity Series team might be ready to peak in time for the Playoffs. Clearly, Custer is ahead of schedule, after a convincing victory in Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway.[More](4-12-2019)

#00-Cole Custer won the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Richmond Raceway. The win is his 2nd win of 2019, 1st XFINITY win at Richmond and 4th career win.
#22-Austin Cindric finished 2nd followed by #7-Justin Allgaier, #2-Tyler Reddick, #39-Ryan Seig, #8-Zane Smith, #23-John Hunter Nemechek, #98 Chase Briscoe, #18-Riley Herbst, and #11-Justin Haley.
Stage 1 was won by #7-Allgaier.
Stage 2 was won by #00-Custer.
There were 9 lead changes among 6 drivers and 7 cautions for 44 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 90.519mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings
Cumulative Report
Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Richmond Raceway
Cole Custer won the 32nd Annual ToyotaCare 250, his fourth victory in 79 Xfinity Series races.
This is his second victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in six races at Richmond Raceway.
Austin Cindric (second) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Richmond Raceway. It is his sixth top-10 finish in 2019.
Justin Allgaier (third) posted his seventh top-10 finish in 17 races at Richmond Raceway.
John Hunter Nemechek (seventh) was the highest finishing rookie.
Tyler Reddick leads the point standings by 24 points over Christopher Bell.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(4-12-2019)

2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff Standings after Richmond:
#20-Christopher Bell [2 wins]
#00-Cole Custer [2 wins]
#1-Michael Annett [1 win]
#2-Tyler Reddick, 362
#22-Austin Cindric, 299, -63
#7-Justin Allgaier, 275, -87
#23-John Hunter Nemechek, 263, -99
#98-Chase Briscoe, 255, -107
#39-Ryan Sieg, 253, -109
#9-Noah Gragson, 246, -116
#11-Justin Haley, 237, -125
#19-Brandon Jones, 227, -135
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

#18-Riley Herbst will start from the pole for the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Richmond Raceway after qualfifying was canceled due to rain. The lineup was set by the rule book.
#2-Tyler Reddick will start 2nd followed by #20-Christopher Bell, #00-Cole Custer, #22-Austin Cindric, #1-Michael Annett, #7-Justin Allgaier, #19-Brandon Jones, #98-Chase Briscoe, and #9-Zane Smith.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: #89-Morgan Shepherd, #92-Josh Williams.
See round-by-round qualifying results on the Qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(4-12-2019)

Practice for the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Richmond Racewayis over, after 110 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#9-Gragson 119.776
#98-Briscoe 119.168
#00-Custer 118.964
#8-Smith 118.828
#11-Haley 118.561
Slowest: #78-Miller 110.020 & #99-BJ McLeod 109.622mph.
Most laps run: #23-Nemechek, 149 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 26 drivers): #98-Briscoe, 117.943mph.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Second Practice speeds page (pdf).(4-12-2019)

Entry List for the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Richmond Racewayis posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 38 spots] are listed.
Since 40 cars are entered, two drivers will miss the race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf)


TIRE NOTES & FACTS

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials

Set limits:
Cup: 3 sets for practice, 1 set for qualifying and 10 sets for the race (9 race sets plus 1 set transferred from qualifying or practice);
Xfinity: 6 sets for the event

Tire Codes:
Left-side — D-4874;
Right-side — D-4876

Tire Circumference:
Left-side — 2,214 mm (87.17 in.);
Right-side — 2,244 mm (88.35 in.)

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front — 12 psi; Left Rear — 12 psi;
Right Front — 30 psi; Right Rear — 27 psi

Storyline – NASCAR teams “stagger” into high-wear Richmond: Richmond has traditionally lined up with a couple other tracks of similar length – New Hampshire and Phoenix – but its “racy” configuration requires more stagger (difference in height between the shorter left-side tire and the taller right-side tire) be built into the tire set-up.  It is also a high tire wear track, so Goodyear puts a premium on selecting tread compounds that rubber-in the track surface to address that and create multiple racing grooves.

“Richmond is currently one of the more high tire wear race tracks on the NASCAR circuit,” said Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of racing.  “While we’ve seen a little less wear with this new, higher downforce rules package than we’ve had over the past few years, tracks like Atlanta and Fontana and Richmond still wear tires.  The tires this weekend feature the same compounds we’ve been running at Richmond for the past several seasons, and being able to lay rubber on this track creates multiple racing grooves and more side-by-side racing as drivers move around to find the fastest line.

Notes – New tire set-up for both NASCAR series at Richmond: Teams in both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series will run the same tire set-up at Richmond this week . . . this is the first time these teams have run either of these two Goodyear tire codes . . . compared to what was run at Richmond last year, both this left-side and right-side tire feature construction updates . . . this is the only track at which teams in these two series will run these either of these two tire codes . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run liners in their tires at Richmond.

Upcoming Tire Test – Xfinity cars to test Iowa next week: Goodyear will hold a tire test with NASCAR Xfinity Series teams at Iowa Speedway next Tuesday and Wednesday (April 16-17) . . . teams (drivers) scheduled to participate are Richard Childress Racing (Tyler Reddick), Joe Gibbs Racing (Christopher Bell) and Stewart-Haas Racing (Cole Custer).