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Ag-Pro 300
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - Talladega Superspeedway
(Rescheduled from Mid-Ohio)
4:30pm/et
Laps: 113 - Stages: 25/50/113
TV: NBCSN -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

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Weekend on-track schedule

Friday, October 2
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
4:30 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
5:00 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)

Saturday, October 3
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
6:30 AM-2:30 PM NXS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
6:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPEN
3:20 PM NXS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
3:30 PM(4:30 PM/ET) NXS RACE (STAGES 25/50/113 LAPS = 300.58 MILES)
6:30 PM Approx NXS HAULERS EXIT
7:30 PM-9:30 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Race Rundown

Justin Haley racks up third straight superspeedway win at Talladega: Justin Haley led two laps in Saturday’s Ag-Pro 300, but one of them was the one that counted. Grabbing the lead on Lap 112 of 113, Haley earned a spot in the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs with the victory in the second Round of 12 race, his third of the season, the third of his career and his third straight in an Xfinity superspeedway event, a streak matched only by the late Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Haley won the race under caution, thanks to a multicar wreck on the final lap. The victory was the fourth for Kaulig Racing in the last five superspeedway contests.[Read More](10-3-2020)

#11-Justin Haley won the Ag-Pro 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. The win is his 3rd win of the year, 2nd at Talladega, and 3rd career win.
#1-Annett finished 2nd followed by #39-Sieg, #9-Gragson, #19-Jones, #8-Hemric, #10-Chastain, #92-Williams, #07-Smithley, and #68-Brown.
Pole sitter #98-Briscoe finished 20th. He led the most laps on the day and had the race lead with 3 laps remaining before being shuffled back at the end.
Several playoff drivers had rough days.  #22-Cindric and #18-Herbst fell out early in separate accidents.  The finished 35th & 36th, respectively.  #7-Allgaier lost and engine late and finished 30th. #18-Burton was involved in an accident on the final lap and finished 24th.
Stage 1 and 2 were both won by #98-Briscoe.
There were 13 lead changes among 9 drivers and 7 cautions for 25 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 140.458mph.
UPDATE: During post-race inspection, #1-Annett failed heights on the left front.  He was disqualified.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Talladega:
Justin Haley (P) won the Ag-Pro 300, his third victory in 65 Xfinity Series races.
This is his third victory and 18th top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his second victory and third top-10 finish in four races at Talladega Superspeedway.
Ryan Sieg (P) (second) posted his second top-10 finish in nine races at Talladega Superspeedway. It is his 10th top-10 finish in 2020.
Noah Gragson (P) (third) posted his third top-10 finish in five races at Talladega Superspeedway.
Harrison Burton (P) (23rd) was the highest finishing rookie.
Chase Briscoe (P) leads the point standings by 34 points over Austin Cindric (P)
(NASCAR)(10-3-2020)

XFINITY Series Playoff Standings after Talladega (race 28):
(5 races remaining in the season, 1 race left in the round of 12)
1) #98-Chase Briscoe [8 wins] (1 win in round of 12), 2148
2) #11-Justin Haley [2 wins] (1 win in round of 12), 2108
3) #22-Austin Cindric, [5 wins], 2114, 50 pts ahead of 9th
4) #9-Noah Gragson [2 wins], 2111, 47 pts ahead of 9th
5) #19-Brandon Jones [3 wins], 2098, 34 pts ahead of 9th
6) #39-Ryan Sieg, 2091, 27 pts ahead of 9th
7) #7-Justin Allgaier [3 wins], 2083, 19 pts ahead of 9th
8) #10-Ross Chastain, 2071, 7 pts ahead of 9th
Bottom 4 eliminated after Charlotte (race 29)
9) #20-Harrison Burton [2 wins], 2064, 7 pts behind 8th
10) #68-Brandon Brown, 2052, 19 pts behind 8th
11) #18-Riley Herbst, 2035, 36 pts behind 8th
12) #1-Michael Annett, 2033, 38 pts behind 8th
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: none

Pit Stall Selections

#98-Chase Briscoe will start from the pole for the Ag-Pro 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
#9-Gragson starts second, followed by #22-Cindric, #7-Allgaier, #8-Hemric, #21-Alfredo, #39-Sieg, #11-Haley, #1-Annett, and #19-Jones.
The lineup was set by the new qualifying procedure, based on race finish, points position, and fastest race lap.
See the complete Ag-Pro 300 Starting Lineup.(9-30-2020)

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Ag-Pro 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Talladega Superspeedway 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).

Past Talladega Races

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