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2020 NASCAR XFINITY Series Fall Texas Race Page

Saturday, October 24, 2020 - Texas Speedway
4:30pm/et
Laps: 200 - Stages: 45/90/200
TV: NBCSN -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

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Weekend on-track schedule

Friday, October 23
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
3:30 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
4:00 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)

Saturday, October 24
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
7:00 AM-9:00 AM NXS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
9:00 AM-2:30 PM NXS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
9:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPEN
3:20 PM NXS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
3:30 PM(4:30 PM/ET) NXS RACE (STAGES 45/90/200 LAPS = 300 MILES)
6:00 PM Approx NXS HAULERS EXIT

Race Rundown

Harrison Burton wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Texas with thrilling pass off final corner: With a dramatic pass of the final corner in Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, Harrison Burton stole the victory from Noah Gragson, who would have clinched a spot in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship 4 Round with a win. Having recovered from a spin that caused the sixth of 10 cautions on Lap 107, Burton passed Anthony Alfredo for the second position on Lap 198 of 200 and took off in pursuit of Gragson, who had taken the lead on Lap 186.[Read More](10-24-2020)

Paint Schemes

#20-Harrison Burton won the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The win is his 3rd win of the year, 1st at Texas, and 3rd career win.
#9-Gragson finished 2nd followed by #21-Alfredo, #22-Cindric, #68-Brown, #1-Annett, #11-Haley, #6-Vargas, #92-Williams, and #44-Martins.
Gragson took the lead with 13 laps remaining in the race and appeared to be on his way to the win, but Burton made a big charge on the final lap and took the lead off turn four to grab the win.
It was a messy day for several Playoff drivers:
Pole sitter #98-Briscoe, who is already locked into the championship race at Phoenix, broke a shock mount before the end of stage 1 and had to go behind the wall for repairs. He finished 24th
#39-Sieg had to go behind the wall for 40 laps for repairs to the suspension. He finished 31st.
#10-Chastain, #7-Allgaier, and #19-Jones were involved in an accident with 25 laps remaining.  Jones  and Allgaier could not continue and finished 25th and 26th respectively. Chastain continued to the finish and ended up 16th.
Stage 1 was won by #19-Jones. Stage 2 was won by #20-Burton.
There were 19 lead changes among 10 drivers and 10 cautions for 51 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 115.867mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Texas:
Harrison Burton # won the 16th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, his third victory in 41 Xfinity Series races.
This is his third victory and 20th top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in four races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Noah Gragson (P) (second) posted his first top-10 finish in five races at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his 23rd top-10 finish in 2020.
Anthony Alfredo (third) posted his first top-10 finish in three races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Harrison Burton (first) was the highest finishing rookie.
Chase Briscoe (P) leads the point standings by 30 points over Austin Cindric (P).
(NASCAR)(10-24-2020)

XFINITY Series Playoff Standings after Texas:
(1 race remaining in the Round of 8)
1) #98-Chase Briscoe [9 wins], 3133 (Win in Round of 8)
2) #22-Austin Cindric, [5 wins], 3103, +14
3) #7-Justin Allgaier [3 wins], 3097, +8
4) #11- Justin Haley [2 wins], 3093, +4 ahead of 5th
Bottom 4 eliminated after Martinsville:
5) #19-Brandon Jones [3 wins], 3089, -4 behind 4th
6) #10-Ross Chastain, 3078, -15
7) #9-Noah Gragson [2 wins], 3069, -24
8) #39-Ryan Sieg, 3050, -43
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #66-Finchum (driver change)

Pit Stall Selections

#98-Chase Briscoe will start from the pole for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
#11-Haley starts second, followed by #19-Jones, #39-Sieg, #7-Allgaier, #10-Chastain, #22-Cindric, #8-JBurton, #9-Gragson, and #1-Annett.
The lineup was set by the new qualifying procedure, based on race finish, points position, and fastest race lap.
See the complete O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 Starting Lineup.(10-21-2020)

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Texas 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).

 

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