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2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Bristol Fall Race Page

Friday, September 17, 2021
Bristol Motor Speedway
Time: 7:30pm/et
Laps: 300 - Stages: 85/85/130
TV: NBCSN -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Race Information

AJ Allmendinger Wins Thrilling Race at Bristol; Takes Regular Season Championship: With cars bouncing off each other like pinballs through two laps of overtime, AJ Allmendinger took his No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet three-wide to the bottom, passed Justin Allgaier and Austin Cindric on the final lap and won Friday night’s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Read more)(9-17-2021)

In thrilling fashion, #16-AJ Allmendinger won Friday’s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. On an overtime restart, Allmendinger chose the inside of the front row, underneath #22-Austin Cindric. Battling for the regular season championship, the two drivers tangled coming to the finish line, where Allmendinger edged ahead of Cindric for the win and regular season championship.
#98-Riley Herbst earned his best finish of the season in third. #7-Justin Allgaier led a race-high 92 laps but settled for third, while #19-Brandon Jones rounded out the top five.
#11-Justin Haley placed sixth, with #20-Harrison Burton, #2-Myatt Snider, #8-Sam Mayer and #18-Daniel Hemric rounding out the top 10.
Allgaier won the opening stage, while Hemric earned a playoff point for winning the second stage.
There were 11 leaders among seven drivers and 10 cautions for 72 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 75.026 mph.
See race details at: Race ResultsDriver Points StandingsOwner Points StandingsDriver Points Before ResetOwner Points Before ResetCumulative ReportPenalty Report.

Bristol Paint Schemes

Race Fast Facts – Bristol:
AJ Allmendinger won the 40th Annual Food City 300, his ninth victory in 53 NASCAR Xfinity Series
races.
This is his fourth victory and 17th top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in two races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Austin Cindric (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in seven races at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his 19th top-10 finish in 2021.
Riley Herbst (third) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Sam Mayer (ninth) was the highest finishing rookie.
AJ Allmendinger has won the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Regular Season Championship

Xfinity Series Standings after Bristol (Race 26 of 33):
1)Austin Cindric 2,044 points
2)AJ Allmendinger 2,044, -0
3)Justin Allgaier 2,020, -24
4)Noah Gragson 2,017, -27
5)Justin Haley 2,015, -29
6)Daniel Hemric 2,014, -30
7)Jeb Burton 2,009, -35
8)Harrison Burton 2,008, -36
9)Myatt Snider 2,005, -39
10)Brandon Jones 2,003, -41
11)Riley Herbst 2,001, -43
12)Jeremy Clements 2,000, -44
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Xfinity Series Playoff Standings After Bristol (Before points reset):
1)AJ Allmedinger (4 wins) 1,043 points
2)Austin Cindric (5 wins) 1,033, -10
3)Justin Allgaier (2 wins) 924, -119
4)Noah Gragson (2 wins) 863 -180
5)Justin Haley (1 win) 864, -179
6)Jeb Burton (1 win) 789, -254
7)Myatt Snider (1 win) 587, -456
8)Daniel Hemric 895, -148
9)Harrison Burton 871, -172
10)Brandon Jones 629, -414
11)Riley Herbst 624, -419
12)Jeremy Clements 622, -421
See the Driver Points Standings (before reset) and Owner Points Standings (before reset)

Cars to the rear: #1-Josh Berry (driver change)

Pit Stall Selections

For the first time this season, #9-Noah Gragson will start from the pole in Friday’s Food City 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol. Gragson’s JR Motorsports teammate, #7-Justin Allgaier, will start alongside in second.
#54-Ty Gibbs will line up third, with #18-Daniel Hemric and #11-Justin Haley rounding out the top five. #20-Harrison Burton, #10-Jeb Burton, #98-Riley Herbst, #22-Austin Cindric and #16-AJ Allmendinger complete the top 10.
Based on points, #13-Timmy Hill won’t compete in the event.
The lineup was set by the qualifying metrics, based on race finish, points position, and fastest race lap.
See the complete Food City 300 Starting Lineup.

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway is posted, with 41 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] listed. Based on points, #13-Timmy Hill will miss the show.
Notables: #23-Ty Dillon, #26-Brandon Gdovic, #31-Sage Karam, #78-Jesse Little, #99-Stefan Parsons.
See the full entry list on the Bristol Entry List Page.

Weekend on-track schedule

Thursday, September 16
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
8:00 AM 8:00 PM OPERATIONS ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
4:00 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
4:30 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Friday, September 17
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
10:30 AM 6:30 PM OPERATIONS ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
11:00 AM 1:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
1:00 PM 6:30 PM NXS TEAM ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
1:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
7:10 PM NXS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
7:15 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY CARS)
7:30 PM NXS RACE (STAGES 85/170/300 LAPS = 159.9 MILES)
10:00 PM Approx NXS HAULERS EXIT