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2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Charlotte ROVAL Race Page

Saturday, October 9, 2021
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Time: 3:30pm/et
Laps: 67 - Stages: 20/20/27
TV: NBC -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Race Information

AJ Allmendinger Becomes Winningest Road Couse Driver in Xfinity Series History by Winning at Charlotte ROVAL: AJ Allmendinger stayed undefeated at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. The driver of the No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet won his third straight race at the 2.28-mile, 17-turn Roval and achieved several milestones in the process.(Read more)(10-9-2021)

For the third straight year, #16-AJ Allmendinger found himself in victory lane at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. With his sixth win on a road course in the Xfinity Series, Allmendinger now sits atop the board in terms of all-time wins on a road course in the series.
#22-Austin Cindric finished runner-up, with #18-Daniel Hemric placing third, despite pitting prior to the overtime finish. #11-Justin Haley and #19-Brandon Jones rounded out the top five.
#9-Noah Gragson finished sixth, as #90-Preston Pardus, #2-Myatt Snider, #7-Justin Allgaier and #8-Sam Mayer making up the top 10.
Hemric won both stages, earning two playoff points. He has nine stage wins on the season.
There were six lead changes among five drivers and seven cautions for 13 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 74.396 mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Driver Points Before ResetOwner Points Before Reset, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Charlotte ROVAL Paint Schemes

Race Fast Facts – Charlotte ROVAL:
AJ Allmendinger (P) won the 40th Annual Drive for the Cure 250, his 10th victory in 56 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his fifth victory and 19th top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his third victory and third top-10 finish in three races at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road
Course.
Austin Cindric (P) (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in four races at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Road Course. It is his 22nd top-10 finish in 2021.
Daniel Hemric (P) (third) posted his third top-10 finish in three races at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Road Course.
Sam Mayer (10th) was the highest finishing rookie.
AJ Allmendinger now leads the NASCAR Xfinity Series in road course with six victories.
Jeb Burton, Myatt Snider, Jeremy Clements and Riley Herbst did not advance to the NASCAR Xfinity
Series Playoffs Round of 8.

Where the 2021 Xfinity Series Playoff drivers finished at the Charlotte ROVAL:
#16-AJ Allmendinger, 1st
#22-Austin Cindric, 2nd
#18-Daniel Hemric, 3rd
#11-Justin Haley, 4th
#19-Brandon Jones, 5th
#9-Noah Gragson, 6th
#2-Myatt Snider, 8th
#7-Justin Allgaier, 9th
#51-Jeremy Clements, 12th
#10-Jeb Burton, 13th
#20-Harrison Burton, 15th
#98-Riley Herbst, 34th

Xfinity Series Standings after the Charlotte ROVAL (Race 29 of 33):
1)AJ Allmendinger 3,050 points, +34 ahead of fifth
2)Austin Cindric 3,044, +28
3)Justin Allgaier 3,021, +5
4)Noah Gragson 3,017, +1
Currently Below Championship 4 Cutoff
5)Daniel Hemric 3,016, -1
6)Justin Haley 3,015, -2
7)Harrison Burton 3,008, -9
8)Brandon Jones 3,003, -14
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Xfinity Series Standings after the Charlotte ROVAL(Race 29 of 33):
1)AJ Allmendinger 2,136 (win in Round of 12)
2)Austin Cindric 2,166, +84
3)Daniel Hemric 2,149, +67
4)Justin Allgaier 2,137, +55
5)Justin Haley 2,126, +44
6)Noah Gragson 2,118, +36
7)Brandon Jones 2,117, +35
8)Harrison Burton 2,091 +9
Eliminated from Playoffs
9)Jeb Burton 2,082, -9 behind eighth
10)Myatt Snider 2,075, -16
11)Jeremy Clements 2,046, -45
12)Riley Herbst 2,037, -54

Cars to the rear: #1-Michael Annett (driver change)

Pit Stall Selections

Having already clinched a spot into the Round of 8, #22-Austin Cindric will start from the pole in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. It’s the ninth time this season Cindric will lead the field to the green flag.
Three-time road course winner #7-Justin Allgaier will start alongside in second, with #18-Daniel Hemric, #1-Josh Berry and #11-Justin Haley rounding out the top five. #19-Brandon Jones will start sixth, with #10-Jeb Burton, #20-Harrison Burton, #98-Riley Herbst and #9-Noah Gragson making up the top 10.
Based on points, #13-Timmy Hill did not qualify.
The lineup was set by the qualifying metrics, based on race finish, points position, and fastest race lap.
See the complete Drive for the Cure 250 Starting Lineup.

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Drive for the Cure 250 Xfinity Series race at the Charlotte ROVAL is posted, with 41 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] listed.
Based on points, #13-Timmy will not compete.
Notables: #1-Josh Berry, #15-Kris Wright, #17-Joe Graf Jr., #23-Ty Dillon, #26-Will Rodgers, #31-Sage Karam, #52-Spencer Boyd, #61-Austin Hill, #66-Loris Hezemans, #74-Gray Gaulding, #78-Stefan Parsons, #99-JJ Yeley
See the full entry list on the Charlotte ROVAL Entry List page.

Weekend on-track schedule

Friday, October 8
7:30 AM 7:30 PM EVENT OPERATIONS SET-UP (SCREENING IN PROGRESS)
3:00 PM 5:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING IN PROGRESS)
4:30 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:00 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Saturday, October 9
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
7:00 AM 6:30 PM OPERATIONS ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
8:30 AM 2:30 PM NXS TEAM ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
8:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPEN
2:40 PM NXS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
2:45 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY CARS)
3:00 PM NXS RACE (STAGES 20/40/67 LAPS = 155.44 MILES)
6:00 PM Approx NXS HAULERS EXIT