Watkins Glen International
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #20 of 33
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:26pm/et
Laps/Stages: 82 laps total. Stages end on laps: 20/40/82
TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING
Television Coverage: Time 3:00pm/et, NBC and streamed at NBC Sports Live (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
Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)
Friday, August 2
7:30 AM-9:30 AM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
9:30 AM-8:30 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
11:30 AM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
12:35 PM-1:25 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
2:05 PM-3:25 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
Saturday, August 3
9:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
11:40 AM NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
12:45 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
2:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:00 PM NXS RACE (STAGES 20/40/82 LAPS = 200.9 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
Austin Cindric gets first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory in duel at The Glen: Opportunity knocked for Austin Cindric after a mechanical failure knocked Kyle Busch out of Saturday’s Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International. And after Cindric and road course ace AJ Allmendinger traded knocks on the final two laps of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race, Cindric—on fresher tires—emerged the winner for the first time in his career. Following post-race inspection, Allmendinger’s No. 10 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet was disqualified for a rear height violation, dropping Allmendinger to last place in the running order. But fans left the track with the memory of an intense battle over the closing laps.[More](8-3-2019)
#22-Austin Cindric won the Zippo 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Watkins Glen International. The win is his 1st XFINITY career win.
#20-Bell finished second, followed by , #7-Allgaier, #12-Blaney, #2-Reddick, #98-Briscoe, #00-Custer, #1-Annett, #9-Gragson, and #8-Preece.
#10-Allmendinger originally finished second, but was disqualified for a ride-height violation. He was moved to last place (37th).
Pole winner #18-Busch, led 22 laps early, but broke a control arm before the end of stage 2 and finished 32nd.
Stage 1 was won by #18-Busch.
Stage 2 was won by #10-Allmendinger.
There were 9 lead changes among 6 drivers and 7 cautions for 16 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 88.611mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings
Race Fast Facts – Watkins Glen International
Austin Cindric won the 25th Annual Zippo 200 at The Glen, his first victory in 54 Xfinity Series races.
This is his first victory and 14th top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in two races at Watkins Glen International.
Christopher Bell (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Watkins Glen International.
Chase Briscoe (seventh) was the highest finishing rookie.
Tyler Reddick leads the point standings by 32 points over Christopher Bell.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(8-3-2019)
2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff Standings after Watkins Glen:
5 races remaining until the playoffs
1) #20-Christopher Bell [5 wins]
2) #00-Cole Custer [5 wins]
3) #2-Tyler Reddick [3 wins] 889 (points leader)
4) #22-Austin Cindric [1 win]
5) #98-Chase Briscoe [1 win]
6) #1-Michael Annett [1 win]
7) #7-Justin Allgaier, 742, -147
8) #9-Noah Gragson, 661, -228
9) #11-Justin Haley, 627, -262
10) #23-John Hunter Nemechek, 605, -284
11) #39-Ryan Sieg, 538, -351
12) #19-Brandon Jones, 534, -355
currently outside the playoffs:
13) #08-Gray Gaulding, 432, -457
14) #51-Jeremy Clements, 386, -503
15) #86-Brandon Brown, 380, -509
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings
#18-Kyle Busch won the Busch pole for the Zippo 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Watkins Glen International with a speed of 124.054 for his 1st pole of 2019, 1st at Watkins Glen and 66th of his XFINITY career.
#22-Cindric will start 2nd followed by #12-Blaney, #20-Bell, #2-Reddick, #98-Briscoe, #10-Allmendinger, #8-Preece, #7-Allgaier, and #19-Jones.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: none as 37 were entered for 38 spots.
See qualifying results on the Qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(8-3-2019)
Watkins Glen International – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Kyle Busch(i) won the Pole Award for the 25th Annual Zippo 200 at The Glen with a lap of 71.098 seconds, 124.054 mph.
This is his 66th pole in 350 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his first pole and fifth top-10 start in 2019.
This is his first pole in 11 races at Watkins Glen International.
Austin Cindric (second) posted his 16th top-10 start of 2019 and his first in two races at Watkins Glen International.
Ryan Blaney(i) (third) posted his first top-10 start at Watkins Glen International. It is his first in one race this season.
Chase Briscoe (sixth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
Happy Hour (final) practice for the Zippo 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Watkins Glen International is over, after 80 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
Slowest: #35-Gase 114.475 & #13-Finchum 110.701mph.
Most laps run: #22-Cindric & #98-Briscoe, 33 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 3 drivers): #22-Cindric, 120.340mph.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(8-2-2019)
First practice for the Zippo 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Watkins Glen International is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
Slowest: #78-Miller 106.815
Most laps run: #98-Briscoe, 21
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 0 drivers): No drivers ran 10 consecutive laps.
Notes: #00-Custer wrecked and will move to back-up car.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds page (pdf).(8-2-2019)
Entry List for the Zippo 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Watkins Glen International is posted, 37 teams/drivers [for 38 spots] are listed.
Since 37 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf)
TIRE NOTES & FACTS