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2020 NASCAR XFINITY Series Richmond Race Page

Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - Richmond Raceway
(Rescheduled from Michigan Interational Speedway)
2:00pm/et
Laps: 250 - Stages: 75/150/250
TV: NBCSN -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

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Weekend on-track schedule

Thursday, September 10
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
4:30 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
5:00 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)

Friday, September 11
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
10:00 AM-12:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING IN PROGRESS)
12:00 PM-6:00 PM NXS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
12:00 PM-11:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
6:50 PM NXS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
7:00 PM NXS RACE (STAGES 75/150/250 LAPS = 187.5 MILES)
9:30 PM-11:30 PM BACKSTRETCH VEHICLE CROSS-OVER GATE OPEN

Saturday, September 12
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
6:00 AM-2:00 PM BACKSTRETCH VEHICLE CROSS-OVER GATE OPEN
7:00 AM-1:00 PM NXS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
7:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPEN
9:00 AM-10:00 AM NXS HAULERS EXIT
2:20 PM NXS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
2:30 PM NXS RACE (STAGES 75/150/250 LAPS = 187.5 MILES)
5:00 PM-7:00 PM BACKSTRETCH VEHICLE CROSS-OVER GATE OPEN
5:00 PM Approx NXS HAULERS ENTER PIT ROAD (EQUIPMENT LOADING)

Race Rundown

Justin Allgaier sweeps Xfinity weekend at Richmond, Austin Cindric clinches regular season title: The difference in his race was like night and day but Justin Allgaier proved himself tops again – winning Saturday afternoon’s Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 at Richmond (Va.) Raceway answering a hard-fought victory Friday night and sweeping the Xfinity Series weekend doubleheader.(MORE)(9-12-2020)

Paint Schemes

#7-Justin Allgaier won the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Richmond Raceway. The win is his third win of the year, second at Richmond, and 14th career win.
#8-Jeb Burton finished 2nd followed by #10-Ross Chastain, #20-Harrison Burton, #11-Justin Haley, #9-Noah Gragson, #1-Michael Annett, #19-Brandon Jones, #21-Kaz Grala, and #22-Austin Cindric. With his 10th place finish at Richmond, Cindric clinched the regular season championship.
Pole sitter #44-Tommy Joe Martins finished 26th.
Stage 1 was won by #7-Allgaier. Stage 2 was won by #10-Chastain.
There were 9 lead changes among 6 drivers and 5 cautions for 29 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 92.39 mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Richmond
Justin Allgaier won the 40th Annual Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250, his 14th victory in 331 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his third victory and 14th top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his second victory and 10th top-10 finish in 20 races at Richmond Raceway – becomes the second driver in series history to win consecutive races on consecutive days at the same track; joining Austin Cindric (Kentucky, 2020).
Jeb Burton (second) posted his first top-10 finish in five races at Richmond Raceway. It is his fourth top-10 finish in 2020.
Ross Chastain (third) posted his third top-10 finish in 11 races at Richmond Raceway.
Harrison Burton (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
This is the fifth victory for JR Motorsports at Richmond Raceway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (2014,2015, 2016, 2020 sweep)
This was Chevrolet’s 27th victory at Richmond Raceway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series – series-most.
(NASCAR)(9-12-2020)

XFINITY Series Playoff Standings after Richmond:
(1 race remains until the Playoffs begin)
1) #98-Chase Briscoe [6 wins], 1014 pts
2) #22-Austin Cindric, [5 wins], 1085
3) #7-Justin Allgaier [3 wins], 866
4) #19-Brandon Jones [3 win], 758
5) #9-Noah Gragson [2 wins], 953
6) #11-Justin Haley [2 wins], 879
7) #20-Harrison Burton [2 wins], 855
8) #10-Ross Chastain, 1011, -74 (in on points)
9) #1-Michael Annett, 769, -316 (in on points)
10) #18-Riley Herbst, 644, -441 (in on points)
11) #39-Ryan Sieg, 616, -469 (in on points)
12) #68-Brandon Brown, 537, -548, +49 ahead of 13th
Currently outside the playoffs:
13) #51-Jeremy Clements, 488, -597, -49 out of 12th
14) #93-Myatt Snider, 449, -636, -88 out of 12th
15) #36-Alex Labbe, 438, 647, -99 out of 12th
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #93-Snider (backup car), #61-Finchum (engine change)

Pit Stall Selections

#44-Tommy Joe Martins will start from the pole for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Richmond Raceway.
#19-Jones starts second, followed by #5-Mills, #29-Sieg, #98-Briscoe, #18-Herbst, #21-Grala, #9-Gragson, #1-Annett, and #02-Moffitt.
The lineup was based on the results of Friday’s race, with the top 14 finishers inverted. The #54 will not compete Saturday.
See the complete Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 Starting Lineup.(9-11-2020)

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Richmond Raceway 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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