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My Bariatric Solutions 300

Texas Motor Speedway
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #6 of 33

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 1:16pm/et
Laps/Stages: 200 laps total. Stages end on laps: 45/90/200


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


WEEKEND SCHEDULE

On track schedule

Practices:
Friday, March 29, 4:05-4:55pm/et, TV-FS1;
Friday, March 29, 6:35-7:25pm/et, TV-FS1.
Qualifying:
Saturday, March 30 at 10:10am/et, TV-FS1.

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)

Friday, March 29
9:00 AM-12:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
12:00 PM-11:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
2:00 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
3:05 PM-3:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
5:35 PM-6:25 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, March 30
7:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
9:10 AM (10:10 AM/ET) NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
10:15 AM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
11:30 AM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
12:00 PM (1:00 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

Practice 2 Speeds
Practice 1 Speeds
Crew Rosters
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List


RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links

Kyle Busch grabs the Xfinity win at Texas: Kyle Busch moved one win closer to a Lone Star sweep with his victory this afternoon in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, the My Bariatric Solutions 300. While his car wasn’t the class of the field on Saturday, Busch executed a perfect launch on the final restart to take the lead. Over the final eight laps, Busch held off Tyler Reddick to secure his ninth NASCAR Xfinity Series win at Texas Motor Speedway and the 95th of his series career.[More](3-30-2019)

#18-Kyle Busch won the My Bariatric Solutions 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The win is his 3rd win of 2019, 9th XFINITY win at Texas and 95th career XFINITY win.
#2-Tyler Reddick finished 2nd followed by pole sitter #20-Christopher Bell, #98-Chase Briscoe, #8-Jeb Burton, #1-Michael Annett, #11-Justin Hayle, #81-Jeffrey Earnhardt, #23-John Hunter Nemechek, and #39-Ryan Sieg.
Stage 1 was won by #20-Bell.
Stage 2 was won by #39-Sieg.
There were 11 lead changes among 5 drivers and 9 cautions for 50 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 118.56mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings
Cumulative Report
Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Texas Motor Speedway
Kyle Busch(i) won the 23rd Annual My Bariatric Solutions 300, his 95th victory in 349 Xfinity Series races.
This is his third victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his ninth victory and 17th top-10 finish in 21 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Tyler Reddick (second) posted his second top-10 finish in four races at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his fifth top-10 finish in 2019.
Christopher Bell (third) posted his third top-10 finish in four races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Chase Briscoe (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Tyler Reddick leads the point standings by 12 points over Christopher Bell.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(3-30-2019)

2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff Standings after Texas:
#20-Christopher Bell [1 win]
#00-Cole Custer [1 win]
#1-Michael Annett [1 win]
#2-Tyler Reddick, 268pts
#22-Austin Cindric, 209, -59
#7-Justin Allgaier, 204, -64
#19-Brandon Jones, 194, -74
#9-Noah Gragson, 191, -77
#39-Ryan Sieg, 190, -78
#23-John Hunter Nemechek, 179, -89
#98-Chase Briscoe, 178, -90
#11-Justin Haley, 175, -93
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

#20-Christopher Bell won the Busch pole for the My Bariatric Solutions 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway with speed of 191.320 for his 2nd pole of 2019, 2nd at Texas and 8th of his career.
#19-Brandon Jones will start 2nd followed by #2-Tyler Reddick, #7-Justin Allgaier, #18-Kyle Busch, #8-Jeb Burton, #00-Cole Custer, #23-John Hunter Nemechek, #22-Austin Cindric, and #12-Brad Keselowski.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: #89-Shepherd, #17-Currey..
See round-by-round qualifying results on the Qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(3-30-2019)

Texas Motor Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Christopher Bell won the Pole Award for the 23rd Annual My Bariatric Solutions 300 with a lap of 28.225 seconds, 191.320 mph.
This is his eighth pole in 47 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his second pole and fifth top-10 start in 2019.
This is his second pole in four races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Brandon Jones (second) posted his fourth top-10 start of 2019 and his third in seven races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Tyler Reddick (third) posted his third top-10 start at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his fourth in six races this season.
John Hunter Nemechek (eighth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics)(3-30-2019)

Happy Hour (final) practice for the My Bariatric Solutions 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#18-Busch 187.813
#12-Keselowski 186.884
#2-Reddick 186.884
#7-Allgaier 186.683
#9-Gragson 186.239
Slowest: #74-Harmon 173.639 & #89-Shepherd 168.977mph
Most laps run: #00-Custer, 27 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 14 drivers): #20-Reddick 185.244mph.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(3-29-2019)

First practice for the My Bariatric Solutions 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#2-Reddick 187.357
#18-Busch 187.045
#21-Grala 186.832
#20-Bell 186.361
#1-Annett 186.220
Slowest: #89-Shepherd 170.746 & #74-Harmon 168.251mph
Most laps run: #9-Gragson, 24 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 5 drivers): #7-Allgaier 184.136mph
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Second Practice speeds page (pdf).(3-29-2019)

Entry List for the My Bariatric Solutions 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 38 spots] are listed.
Since 40 cars are entered, 2l drivers will not 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 9 sets for race;
Xfinity: 7 sets for the event;
Truck: 5 sets for the event 

Tire Codes:
Left-side — D-4798;
Right-side — D-4796 

Tire Circumference:
Left-side — 2,227 mm (87.68 in.);
Right-side – 2,251 mm (88.62 in.) 

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front — 22 psi; Left Rear — 22 psi;
Right Front — 52 psi; Right Rear — 50 psi

Storyline – It’s “smooth” sailing at Texas: Track repaves, like the one Texas went through before the 2017 season, create a racing environment that poses several challenges – (1) fresh asphalt has a lot of grip, which generates a lot of speed and heat in the tires, (2) because the new surface is very smooth it doesn’t allow the opportunity for the tires to shed rubber, which could also cause heat problems, and (3) because little rubber gets worked into the track it is harder to create multiple racing grooves.  Goodyear held two tire tests at this track during 2018 – January and August – which resulted in a new tire set-up for last fall’s race at this track, including a right-side tire that is designed to wear more and run cooler.

“The smooth track surface at Texas dictates that we bring a tire set-up that runs as cool as possible because tire wear will be at a minimum,” said Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of racing.  “We tested extensively there last year and learned a lot about that new surface.  This being only the fifth race for the Cup cars on this repave, the track has not had a chance to weather in like it will over the next few seasons.  While it’s important for us to bring the right tire, it also becomes quite a team effort between Goodyear, NASCAR and the track to make sure that the asphalt is prepared even before teams arrive for race weekend.  We provide the speedway with tires for them to run on their “tire monster” and rubber-in the surface.  Doing that goes a long way to creating a second groove, and that has a positive impact on the racing.”

Notes – New left-side tire debuts at Texas: Teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Texas this week will run the same tire set-up . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Cup and Xfinity teams ran at this track last November, but it is the first time Gander Outdoors Truck teams have run this set-up at Texas . . . for the Trucks, compared to what was run at Texas last year, both this left-side and right-side feature construction and compound changes, which will add grip for those teams . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run liners in all four tire positions at Texas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.