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2020 NASCAR XFINITY Series Darlington Race Page

Saturday, September 5, 2020 - Darlington Raceway
11:30pm/et
Laps: 147 - Stages: 45/90/147
TV: NBC -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

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Weekend on-track schedule

Friday, September 4
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
3:30 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
4:00 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
7:30 PM-9:30 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Saturday, September 5
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6:00 AM-11:30 AM NXS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
6:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPEN
12:05 PM NXS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
12:30 PM NXS RACE (STAGES 45/90/147 LAPS = 200.1 MILES)
3:30 PM Approx NXS HAULERS EXIT

Race Rundown

Brandon Jones steals win in thrilling Xfinity Series race at Darlington: It was a fitting race finish for a track known as being “Too Tough To Tough.” The two front-running cars tangled with two laps remaining and Brandon Jones dove low to take the lead and the victory in Saturday’s Sports Clips Haircuts VFW 200 Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway. An intense, exciting and suspenseful battle for the lead in the final 10 laps between Xfinity Series regular Ross Chastain and this year’s Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin gave NASCAR fans all they could ask for but ultimately contact between the two in Turn 3 with two laps remaining allowed then-third place Jones, 23, of Atlanta, to get around the pair and capture his third checkered flag of the season.[Read More](9-5-2020)

Paint Schemes

#19-Brandon Jones won the Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Darlington Raceway. The win is his 3rd win of the year, 1st at Darlington, and 4th career win.
#10-Chastain finished 2nd followed by #39-Sieg, #18-Herbst, #54-Hamlin, #20-Burton, #9-Gragson, #1-Annett, #61-Hill, and #93-Snider.
Ross Chastain too the lead with 20 laps remaining and held off a hard-charging Denny Hamlin until 2 laps to go.  Hamlin dove below Chastain and took the lead, but slid up into the wall. Chastin ran into the rear of Hamlin and Brandon Jones moved around them both to take the lead at the white flag.
Pole sitter #11-Haley finished 13th.
Stages 1 & 2 were both won by #54-Hamlin.
There were 11 lead changes among 4 drivers and 4 cautions for 20 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 101.643mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Darlington:
Brandon Jones won the 38th Annual Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200, his fourth victory in 161 Xfinity Series races.
This is his third victory and 12th top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in seven races at Darlington Raceway.
Ross Chastain (second) posted his third top-10 finish in seven races at Darlington Raceway. It is his 20th top-10 finish in 2020.
Ryan Sieg (third) posted his second top-10 finish in nine races at Darlington Raceway.
Riley Herbst (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Austin Cindric leads the point standings by 54 points over Chase Briscoe.(NASCAR)(9-5-2020)

XFINITY Series Playoff Standings after Darlington:
(3 races remain until the Playoffs begin)
1) #98-Chase Briscoe [6 wins], 951 pts
2) #22-Austin Cindric, [5 wins], 1005
3) #19-Brandon Jones [3 win], 706
4) #9-Noah Gragson [2 wins], 878
5) #20-Harrison Burton [2 wins], 789
6) #11- Justin Haley [2 wins], 781
7) #7-Justin Allgaier [1 win], 757
8) #10-Ross Chastain, 911, -94 (in on points)
9) #1-Michael Annett, 698, -307
10) #18-Riley Herbst, 606, -399
11) #39-Ryan Sieg, 567, -438, +120 ahead of 13th
12) #68-Brandon Brown, 492, -513, +45 ahead of 13th
Currently outside the playoffs:
13) #51-Jeremy Clements, 447, -558, -45 out of 12th
14) #93-Myatt Snider, 441, -564 , -51 out of 12th
15) #92-Josh Williams, 408, -597, -84 out of 12th
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: none

Pit Stall Selections

#11-Justin Haley will start from the pole for the Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Darlington Raceway.
#98-Briscoe starts second, followed by #20-Burton, #22-Cindric, #10-Chastain, #18-Herbst, #1-Annett, #19-Jones, #92-Williams, #4-Little.
The lineup was set by the new qualifying procedure, based on race finish, points position, and fastest race lap.
See the complete Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 Starting Lineup.(9-2-2020)

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Darlington Raceway is posted, 37 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Since 37 cars are entered, all drivers will race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf).

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