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2020 NASCAR XFINITY Series Fall Charlotte Race Page

Saturday, October 10, 2020 - Charlotte Motor Speedway
3:30pm/et
Laps: 67 - Stages: 20/40/67
TV: NBC -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

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Weekend on-track schedule

Friday, October 9
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
4:30 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
5:00 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)7

Saturday, October 10
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8:30 AM-3:00 PM NXS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
8:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPEN
3:00 PM NXS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
3:05 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY CARS
3:30 PM NXS RACE (STAGES 20/40/67 LAPS = 155.3 MILES)
6:30 PM Approx NXS HAULERS EXIT

Race Rundown

Allmendinger splashes his way to a Charlotte ROVAL Xfinity win: A.J. Allmendinger prevailed in a hard-fought NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff race that ended in overtime on the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL Saturday evening. After a long afternoon negotiating the road course in rainy weather against a field of drivers with championship hopes on the line, the veteran edged 22-year old Noah Gragson by a mere .446-seconds in a rooster-tail run to the checkered flag.(Read More)(10-10-2020)

#16-AJ Allmendinger won a rain-soaked Drive for the Cure 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The win is his second win of the year, second at Charlotte, and fifth career win.
Allmendinger got the lead following a restart with two laps to go as then leader #98-Chase Briscoe spun. Pole-sitter #9-Noah Gragson finished 2nd followed by #8-Daniel Hemric, #36-Alex Labbe, #10-Ross Chastain, #22-Austin Cindric, #17-Cody Ware, #07-Jade Buford, #1-Michael Annett, and #19-Brandon Jones.
The drivers advancing to the Round of 8: #98- Briscoe, #22-Cindric, #7-Allgaier, #11-Justin Haley, #19-Jones, #10-Chastain, and #39-Ryan Sieg.
The drivers eliminated from the Playoffs: #68-Brandon Brown, #20-Harrison Burton, #1-Michael Annett, and #18-Riley Herbst.
The race was red-flagged on lap 30/67, with 10 laps remaining in stage 2 due to standing water in the chicane.
Stage 1 was won by #21-Grala. Stage 2 was won by #98-Briscoe.
There were 10 lead changes among 24 drivers and 10 cautions for 24 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 58.041 mph.
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 – Charlotte:
AJ Allmendinger won the 39th Annual Drive for the Cure 250 presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, his fifth victory in 27 Xfinity Series races.
This is his second victory and eighth top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his second victory and second top-10 finish in three races at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.
Noah Gragson (P) (second) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. It is his 22nd top-10 finish in 2020.
Daniel Hemric (third) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.
Riley Herbst (P) (12th) was the highest finishing rookie.
This is Kaulig Racing’s seventh victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
(NASCAR)(10-10-2020)

XFINITY Series Playoff Standings after Charlotte (race 29):
(4 races remaining in the season, start of the Round of 8)
1) #98-Chase Briscoe [8 wins], 3060
2) #22-Austin Cindric, [5 wins], 3050, -10
3) #7-Justin Allgaier [3 wins], 3033, -27
4) #9-Noah Gragson [2 wins], 3025, -35
5) #11-Justin Haley [2 wins], 3023, -37
6) #19-Brandon Jones [3 wins], 3020, -40
7) #10-Ross Chastain, 3010, -50
8) #39-Ryan Sieg, 3002, -58
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

XFINITY Series Playoff Standings after Charlotte (race 29):
(4 races remaining in the season, end of the Round of 12)
1) #98-Chase Briscoe [8 wins] (1 win in round of 12), 2177
2) #11-Justin Haley [2 wins] (1 win in round of 12), 2117
3) #9-Noah Gragson [2 wins], 2161, XX pts ahead of 9th
4) #22-Austin Cindric, [5 wins],2152, XX pts ahead of 9th
5) #19-Brandon Jones [3 wins], 2125, XX pts ahead of 9th
6) #10-Ross Chastain, 2117, XX pts ahead of 9th
7) #39-Ryan Sieg, 2107, XX pts ahead of 9th
8) #7-Justin Allgaier [3 wins], 2106, 38 pts ahead of 9th
Bottom 4 eliminated
9) #68-Brandon Brown, 2068, 38 pts behind 8th
10) #20-Harrison Burton [2 wins], 2068, 38 pts behind 8th
11) #1-Michael Annett, 2061, 45 pts behind 8th
11) #18-Riley Herbst, 2060, 46 pts behind 8th
See the Drivers Points Standings before reset and Owners Points Standings before reset.

Cars to the rear: none reported.

Pit Stall Selections

#9-Noah Gragson will start from the pole for the Drive for the Cure 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
#11-Justin Haley starts second, followed by #8-Hemric, #19-Jones, #10-Chastain, #39-Sieg, #68-Brown, #98-Briscoe, #20-Burton and #7-Allgaier.
The lineup was set by the new qualifying procedure, based on race finish, points position, and fastest race lap.
See the complete Drive for the Cure 250 Starting Lineup.(10-7-2020)

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Drive for the Cure 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is posted, 38 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Since 38 cars are entered, all drivers will race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf).

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