Jayski's Silly Season SiteJayski's Silly Season Site
2020 NASCAR XFINITY Series Fall Bristol Race Page

Friday, September 18, 2020 - Bristol Motor Speedway
7:00pm/et
Laps: 300 - Stages: 85/170/300
TV: NBCSN -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Weekend on-track schedule

Thursday, September 17
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
4:30 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
5:00 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)

Friday, September 18
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
10:00 AM-12:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
12:00 PM-6:00 PM NXS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
12:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
6:50 PM NXS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
7:00 PM NXS RACE (STAGES 85/170/300 LAPS = 159.9 MILES)
9:30 PM Approx NXS HAULERS EXIT

Race Rundown

Late pass nets Chase Briscoe coveted NASCAR Xfinity win at Bristol: It was a perfect rub-and-run. In a race that filled the final position for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff, Chase Briscoe nudged close friend, fellow Ford driver and regular-season champion Austin Cindric out of the way with six laps left and pulled away to win Friday night’s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Cindric didn’t have his full set of resources, having lost the power steering on his No. 22 Team Penske Ford during the final run. Cindric lost second place to Ross Chastain, who had led 117 laps. Chastain finished .651-seconds behind the race winner.[Read More](9-18-2020)

Paint schemes

#98-Chase Briscoe won the Food City 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The win is his 7th of the year, 1st at Bristol, and 9th career win.
#10-Chastain finished 2nd followed by #22-Cindric, #20-Burton, pole sitter #7-Allgaier, #21-Alfredo, #9-Gragson, #19-Jones, #8-Burton, and #18-Herbst.
Briscoe passed Cindric for the lead with just 5 laps remaining and pulled away to win by just over a half second.
Bristol was the final race of the XFINITY Series regular season.  The drivers who made the Playoffs: #98-Chase Briscoe, #22-Austin Cindric, #7-Justin Allgaier, #9-Noah Gragson, #19-Brandon Jones, #11-Justin Haley, #20-Harrison Burton, #10-Ross Chastain, #39-Ryan Sieg, #1-Michael Annett, #18-Riley Herbst, #86-Brandon Brown.
Stages 1 & 2 were both won by #7-Allgaier.
There were 10 lead changes among 5 drivers and 7 cautions for 45 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 82.964mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Drivers Points Standings before reset, Owners Points Standings before reset, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Bristol:
Chase Briscoe won the 39th Annual Food City 300, his ninth victory in 76 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his seventh victory and 18th top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in six races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Ross Chastain (second) posted his second top-10 finish in 11 races at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his 23rd top-10 finish in 2020.
Austin Cindric (third) posted his third top-10 finish in six races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Harrison Burton (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Brandonbilt Motorsport’s driver Brandon Brown clinches the 12th and final spot in the NASCAR Xfinity Series 2020 Playoffs.
This is Stewart-Haas Racing’s first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Bristol Motor Speedway.
This Ford’s 10th victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Bristol Motor Speedway
(NASCAR)(9-18-2020)

XFINITY Series Playoff Standings after Bristol (race 26):
(after points reset)
1) #98-Chase Briscoe [7 wins], 2050 pts
2) #22-Austin Cindric, [5 wins], 2050
3) #7-Justin Allgaier [3 wins], 2033
4) #9-Noah Gragson [2 wins], 2025
5) #19-Brandon Jones [3 win], 2020
6) #11-Justin Haley [2 wins], 2018
7) #20-Harrison Burton [2 wins], 2014
8) #10-Ross Chastain, 2010
Bottom 4 eliminated after Charlotte (race 29)
11) #39-Ryan Sieg, 2002
9) #1-Michael Annett, 2002
10) #18-Riley Herbst, 2001
12) #68-Brandon Brown, 2000
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

XFINITY Series Playoff Standings after Bristol:
(end of the regular season, before points reset)
1) #98-Chase Briscoe [7 wins], 1070 pts
2) #22-Austin Cindric, [5 wins], 1135
3) #7-Justin Allgaier [3 wins], 918
4) #19-Brandon Jones [3 win], 791
5) #9-Noah Gragson [2 wins], 994
6) #11-Justin Haley [2 wins], 909
7) #20-Harrison Burton [2 wins], 893
8) #10-Ross Chastain, 1059
9) #1-Michael Annett, 778
10) #18-Riley Herbst, 674
11) #39-Ryan Sieg, 640
12) #68-Brandon Brown, 562
Missed the playoffs:
13) #51-Jeremy Clements, 514, -48 out of 12th
14) #36-Alex Labbe, 453, -109 out of 12th
15) #93-Myatt Snider, 451, -111 out of 12th
See the Drivers Points Standings before reset and Owners Points Standings before reset.

Cars to the rear: #74-Currey (unapproved adjustments)

Pit Stall Selections

#7-Justin Allgaier will start from the pole for the Food City 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
#10-Chastain starts second, followed by #9-Gragson, #22-Cindric, #11-Haley, #20-Burton, #8-Burton, #19-Jones, #1-Annett, and #98-Briscoe
The lineup was set by the new qualifying procedure, based on race finish, points position, and fastest race lap.
See the complete Food City 300 Starting Lineup.(9-16-2020)

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Food City 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway is posted, 36 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Since 36 cars are entered, all drivers will race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf).

 

With only one race left in the NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season, there is only one spot left for a driver to make the 2020 Playoffs.

Eleven drivers have already clinched a spot in the 12-driver postseason field: Austin Cindric, Chase Briscoe, Noah Gragson, Justin Haley, Harrison Burton, Justin Allgaier, Brandon Jones, Ross Chastain, Ryan Sieg, Michael Annett and Riley Herbst.

As a result, the main two scenarios are a new winner would clinch (who hasn’t already gotten in on points), or Brandon Brown, who currently has the final Playoff spot, will get in on points – provided we don’t see a massive comeback from Jeremy Clements, who trails Brown by 49 points for that final spot.

Past Bristol Races

Track News