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2020 NASCAR XFINITY Series May Darlington Race Page

Toyota 200
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - Darlington Raceway
6:00pm/et
Green flag: 6:16pm/et
Laps: 147 - Stages: 45/90/147
TV: FS1 -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Weekend on-track schedule – REVISED

Monday, May 18
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
2:00 PM-2:30 PM SAFETY & COMMUNICATIONS MEETING (TELECONFERENCE)
3:00 PM-5:00 PM BROADCASTING SET-UP
4:00 PM-4:30 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING (TELECONFERENCE)
5:00 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)

Tuesday, May 19 – UPDATED
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
** ENTRANCE SCHEDULE AVAILABLE BY DEPARTMENT **
8:30 AM-10:30 AM NXS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING IN PROGRESS)
10:30 AM-5:30 PM NXS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
2:45 PM-3:15 PM PACE VEHICLE CALIBRATION
4:00 PM-5:30 PM NXS ENGINE PRIME & FINAL ADJUSTMENTS (PIT ROAD)
5:30 PM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (RADIO CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT)
5:50 PM NXS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
POSTPONED 6:00 PM NXS RACE (STAGES 45/90/147 LAPS = 200.1 MILES)
8:30 PM NXS HAULERS EXIT

Thursday, May 21
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
** ENTRANCE SCHEDULE AVAILABLE BY DEPARTMENT **
6:00 AM-7:00 AM NXS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING IN PROGRESS)
7:00 AM-11:30 AM NXS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
10:00 AM-11:30 AM NXS ENGINE PRIME & FINAL ADJUSTMENTS (PIT ROAD)
11:30 AM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (RADIO CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT)
11:50 AM NXS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
12:00 PM NXS RACE (STAGES 45/90/147 LAPS = 200.1 MILES)
3:30 PM Approx NXS HAULERS EXIT


Race Rundown

Paint Schemes

Chase Briscoe rides emotions to win at Darlington in NASCAR Xfinity Series return to racing: With the beating and the banging in the final 10 laps that probably had the fans at home on their feet, an emotional Chase Briscoe battled Kyle Busch to the line to capture the win in the Toyota 200 at Darlington Raceway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ first race back since the COVID-19 pandemic brought sports to a halt. The win was made all the more poignant for Briscoe by the personal emotions of the week, as he and his wife, Marissa, had shared on Wednesday they had learned the day before they lost the baby they were expecting to welcome late in the year.[Read More] (5-21-2020)

#98-Chase Briscoe overpowered #54-Kyle Busch to win the Toyota 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Darlington Raceway on Thursday. The race was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was postponed due to rain, and delayed over four hours on Thursday for more rain.
The win is Briscoe’s first at Darlington, second of the season, and fourth of his career.
#54-Busch finished 2nd followed by #7-Justin Allgaier, #22-Austin Cindric, #9-Noah Gragson, #8-Daniel Hemric, #39-Ryan Sieg, #10-Ross Chastain, #20-Harrison Burton, and #11-Justin Haley.
Briscoe held the lead with one lap to go before Busch temporarily took the position. As the two raced off of turn 4, Busch made one last attempt by taking the low lane, but Briscoe held on.
Pole sitter #9-Noah Gragson finished fifth.
Stage 1 was won by Gragson. Stage 2 was won by Busch.
There were 10 lead changes among 6 drivers and 5 cautions for 28 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 115.367mph.
See race details at: Race ResultsCumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Darlington
Chase Briscoe won the Toyota 200, his fourth victory in 55 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his second victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in two races at Darlington Raceway.
Kyle Busch(i) (second) posted his eighth top-10 finish in 12 races at Darlington Raceway. It is his second top-10 finish in 2020.
Justin Allgaier (third) posted his seventh top-10 finish in ten races at Darlington Raceway.
Harrison Burton (ninth) was the highest finishing rookie.
(NASCAR)(5-19-2020)

XFINITY Series Playoff Standings after Darlington:
1) #98-Chase Briscoe [2 wins], 223
2) #20-Harrison Burton [1 win], 204
3) #9-Noah Gragson [1 win], 193
4) #19-Brandon Jones [1 win], 165
5) #22-Austin Cindric, 197, -26
6) #10-Ross Chastain, 188, -35
7) #7-Justin Allgaier, 186, -37
8) #39-Ryan Sieg, 183, -40
9) #11- Justin Haley, 168, -55
10) #1-Michael Annett, 139, -84
11) #18-Riley Herbst, 128, -95
12) #68-Brandon Brown, 115, -108
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

The XFINITY race from Darlington has been postponed until Thursday at 12:00pm/et due to rain.

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Toyota 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Darlington Raceway have been made. The selection was based on Phoenix Raceway qualifying.
See all pit choices on the Pit Stall chart.(5-18-2020)

#9-Noah Gragson will start the Toyota 200 at Darlington Raceway from the pole. The starting lineup was set by random draw.
#1-Annett will start second followed by #11-Haley, #39-Sieg, #18-Herbst, #68-Brown, #22-Cindric, #19-Jones, #10-Chastain, and #7-Allgaier.
See the complete Toyota 200 Starting Lineup

Crew Rosters

The Entry List for the Toyota 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Darlington Raceway is posted, 39 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #0-Earnhardt, #02-Moffitt, #4-Little, #15-Howard, #26-Garrett, #36-Bassett, #47-Nemechek, #66-Leicht, #99-Massey.
Since 39 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race. NASCAR has increased XFINITY fields to 40 for the time being.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf)

Pit selection process:

  • Order based on Phoenix qualifying.

Starting lineup process:

  • Positions 1 -12:  The first 12 NXS Teams based on the Adverse Conditions Line Up Eligibility will be assigned starting positions 1st – 12th using a random draw.
  • Positions 12 – 24:  The next 12 NXS Teams based on the Adverse Conditions Line Up eligibility will be assigned starting positions 12th- 24th using a random draw.
  • Starting positions 25 – 36: The next 12 NXS Teams based on the Adverse Conditions Line Up eligibility will be assigned starting positions 25th -36th using a random draw.
  • Any vehicles that are eligible for the Event in position 37th – 40th will be assigned starting positions based on their order of eligibility.

Modified Competition Caution Procedures:

With the absence of practice, NASCAR will be modifying its Competition Caution procedures to allow teams additional time for adjustments.

The competition cautions will occur at or around the following laps:

  • NASCAR Xfinity Series
    • Darlington – May 19: Lap 15
    • Charlotte – May 25: TBD

Below are the procedures for the modified competition caution:

  • Field will be frozen at the time of the competition caution
  • Field will be assembled behind the pace car
  • The running order lead lap / lap down will be established and the free pass sent
  • Wave around rule is not in effect
  • Pit road will open to the top 20 – car must beat the pace car off pit road to retain freeze position
  • Pit road will open to the next 20 – car must beat the pace car off pit road to retain freeze position
  • Above pit cycle repeats – each team allowed to pit two times
  • Re-establish line-up per freeze and restart race

Infractions under modified competition caution:

  • Not beating the pace car off pit road results in loss of lap and restarting at tail of the field
  • Pitting more than twice or out of sequence results in restarting at the tail of the field
  • All current pit road rules are in effect