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2020 NASCAR XFINITY Series Indianapolis Race Page

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course (2.4 miles)
2:30pm/et
Laps: 62 (151.22 miles) - Stages: 20/40/62
TV: NBC -  Radio: IMS, Sirius XM NASCAR

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Weekend on-track schedule

Thursday, July 2
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
4:00 PM-4:30 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)

Friday, July 3
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
7:30 AM-9:30 AM NXS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING IN PROGRESS)
10:00 AM-6:00 PM NXS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
1:30 PM-2:25 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
3:00 PM-3:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
5:00 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)

Saturday, July 4
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
9:00 AM-3:00 PM NXS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
2:30 PM NXS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
3:00 PM NXS RACE (STAGES 20/40/62 LAPS = 151.22 MILES)
5:30 PM Approx NXS HAULERS EXIT

Race Rundown

Chase Briscoe get fifth Xfinity win of 2020 at Indianapolis: In the days and months leading up to Saturday’s inaugural Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course, Indiana’s own, Chase Briscoe left no doubt how important a victory would be to him. He sure had to earn this one. After holding off an aggressive late race charge from the field, the 25-year old Hoosier took the checkered flag, maneuvered out of his No. 98 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford and joined team members to climb the frontstretch fencing just as his team owner, fellow Indiana native Tony Stewart had famously done after earning Indianapolis victories in the NASCAR Cup Series.[Read More](7-4-2020)

Paint Schemes

#98-Chase Briscoe won the Pennzoil 150 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The win is his 5th win of the year and 7th career win. It was the first XFINITY race at on the IMS road course.
#11-Haley finished 2nd followed by #9-Gragson, #16-Allmendinger, #22-Cindric, #10-Chastain, #7-Allgaier, #90-Labbe, #1-Annett, and #36-Pardus.
Pole sitter #8-Burton finished 31st after battling power steering issues most of the race.
Briscoe led 33 laps on the day but had to make a pass of Allmendinger with less than 2 laps remaining to secure the win.
Stage 1 was won by #22-Cindric. Stage 2 was won by #98-Briscoe.
There were 10 lead changes among 8 drivers and 5 cautions for 15 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 73.885mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Indianapolis:
Chase Briscoe won the 9th Annual Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard, his seventh victory in 64 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his fifth victory and 10th top-10 finish in 2020. He becomes just the second driver in series history to win five or more races in the first 13 starts of a NASCAR Xfinity Series season joining Sam Ard with six wins in 1984.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course.
Justin Haley (second) posted his first top-10 finish at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. It is his eighth top-10 finish in 2020.
Noah Gragson (third) posted his first top-10 finish at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course.
Myatt Snider (16th) was the highest finishing rookie
(NASCAR)(7-4-2020)

XFINITY Series Playoff Standings after Indianapolis:
1) #98-Chase Briscoe [5 wins], 556 pts
2) #9-Noah Gragson [2 wins], 535
3) #20-Harrison Burton [2 wins], 421
4) #11- Justin Haley [1 win], 451
5) #19-Brandon Jones [1 win], 383
6) #10-Ross Chastain, 501, -55
7) #22-Austin Cindric, 495, -61
8) #7-Justin Allgaier, 434, -122
9) #1-Michael Annett, 373, -183
10) #39-Ryan Sieg, 329, -227
11) #18-Riley Herbst, 298, -258
12) #86-Brandon Brown, 285, -271
[Note: Hemric is not full time. He’s not eligible for the Playoffs]
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: none reported.

Final practice for the Pennzoil 150 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is over, after 55 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#22-Cindric 97.850
#16-Allmendinger 97.344
#11-Haley 96.753
#98-Briscoe 96.534
#7-Allgaier 96.530
Slowest: #6-McLeod 86.934, #5-Mills 79.200.
Most laps run: #7-Allgaier, 20 laps.
Top 10 consecutive lap average (of 3 drivers): #22-Cindric 98.609
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Final Practice speeds (pdf).(7-3-2020)

First practice for the Pennzoil 150 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is over, after 55 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#16-Allmendinger 97.392
#22-Cindric  96.804
#98-Briscoe 96.471
#11-Haley 96.213
#7-Allgaier 95.976
Slowest: #52-Vanderwall 88.004, #4-Little 81.771
Most laps run: #1-Annett, 19 laps.
No driver ran 10 consecutive laps.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds (pdf) (7-3-2020)

Pit Stall Selections

#8-Burton will start from the pole for the Pennzoil 150 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
#1-Annett starts second, followed by #19-Jones, #39-Sieg, #7-Allgaier, #20-Burton, #21-Alfredo, #9-Gragson, ##10-Chastain, and #22-Cindric.
The lineup was set based on a random draw.
See the complete Pennzoil 150 Starting Lineup..(7-2-2020)

Crew Rosters

The Entry List for the Pennzoil 150 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Indianapolis 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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