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2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Indianapolis Road Course Race Page

Saturday, August 14, 2021
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Time: 4:00pm/et
Laps: 62 - Stages: 20/20/22
TV: NBCSN -  Radio: IMS, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Race Informatio

Austin Cindric Fulfills Lifelong Dream by Winning Xfinity Series Race at Indianapolis Road Course: It was essentially a storybook ending for Austin Cindric Saturday afternoon in the Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard and the 22-year old with Hoosier roots appropriately celebrated his first win at the renowned Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course by singing “Back Home Again in Indiana” as he took a victory lap. (Read more)(8-14-2021)

While leading the most laps, #22-Austin Cindric cruised to the win in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. It’s Cindric’s fifth victory of the season and fifth career road course victory; tying the record for most wins on a road course, with AJ Allmendinger and Marcos Ambrose.
After winning the second stage, #16-AJ Allmendinger finished second. #11-Justin Haley placed third, despite winning the opening stage. #1-Chase Elliott and #9-Noah Gragson round out the top five.
#23-Austin Dillon, #2-Myatt Snider, #98-Riley Herbst, #20-Harrison Burton and #78-Andy Lally made up the rest of the top 10.
There were eight lead changes among five drivers and five cautions for 15 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 73.825 mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Indianapolis Paint Schemes

Race Fast Facts – Indianapolis:
Austin Cindric won the 18th Annual Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard, his 13th victory in 121 NASCAR
Xfinity Series races.
This is his fifth victory and 17th top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in two races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road
Course.
AJ Allmendinger (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Road Course. It is his 14th top-10 finish in 2021.
Justin Haley (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road
Course.
Ty Gibbs (19th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Austin Cindric ties Marcos Ambose and AJ Allmendinger for the NASCAR Xfinity Series most road
course wins all-time with five each.

Xfinity Series Playoff Standings after Indianapolis Road Course (Race 21 of 33):
1)Austin Cindric (5 wins) 896 points
2)AJ Allmendinger (2 wins) 814, -82
3)Justin Allgaier (2 wins) 719, -177
4)Jeb Burton (1 win) 651, -245
5)Myatt Snider (1 win) 478, -418
6)Daniel Hemric 737, -159
7)Harrison Burton 682, -214
8)Justin Haley 663, -233
9)Noah Gragson 629, -267
10)Brandon Jones 524, -372
11)Jeremy Clements 519, -377
12)Riley Herbst 489, -407
Currently Outside Playoffs
Michael Annett 479, -10 (from cutoff)
Brandon Brown 437 , -53
Ryan Sieg 399, -90
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #4-Landon Cassill, #8-Sam Mayer, #23-Austin Dillon (unapproved adjustments); #47-Kyle Weatherman (unapproved tire change); #17-JJ Yeley, #39-Ryan Sieg (missing driver introductions).

At a speed of 97.744 mph, #16-AJ Allmendinger won the pole for Saturday’s Pennzoil 150 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. It will be fifth time in his career that he’s led an Xfinity Series field to the green flag.
#22-Austin Cindric will start second (97.389 mph), with #11-Justin Haley (97.309 mph), #7-Justin Allgaier (97.212 mph) and #54-Ty Gibbs (96.934 mph) rounding out the top five.
#98-Riley Herbst, #9-Noah Gragson, #2-Myatt Snider, #24-Will Rodgers and #90-Preston Pardus make up the rest of the top 10.
Did Not Qualify: #6-Ryan Eversley, #13-Stephen Leicht, #15-Mike Skeen, #33-Loris Hezemans, #42-Giorgio Romero Maggi, #52-Gray Gaulding, #66-Matt Jaskol and #74-Bayley Currey
See the complete Pennzoil 150 Starting Lineup.

Practice for the Pennzoil 150 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course has concluded. After 50 minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#22-Austin Cindric 95.154 mph
#8-Sam Mayer 94.965 mph
#11-Justin Haley 94.820 mph
#99-Kevin Harvick 94.730 mph
#16-AJ Allmendinger 94.710 mph
Slowest: #1-Michael Annett 78.156 mph
Most laps run: 22, #18-Daniel Hemric
Notes: There were no cautions in the 50-minute session. Annett went off track twice, and the team believed it may have been a brake issue. Attempting to make his series debut, #31-Sage Karam, flat spotted his front tires after jumping the brakes hard in Turn 1.
See full results on the Pennzoil 150 Indianapolis road course practice speeds page.

Qualifying Order

Pit Stall Selections

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Pennzoil 150 at the Indianapolis road course is posted, with 44 teams/drivers [for 36 spots] listed.
Notables: #0-Spencer Pumpelly, #5-Kyle Tilley, #6-Ryan Eversley, #07-Josh Bilicki, #13-Stephen Leicht, #15-Mike Skeen, #17-JJ Yeley, #23-Austin Dillon, #24-Will Rodgers, #31-Sage Karam, #33-Loris Hezemans, #61-Austin Hill, #78-Andy Lally #99-Kevin Harvick
See the full entry list on the Pennzoil 150 entry list page.

Weekend on-track schedule

Thursday, August 12
4:30 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:00 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Friday, August 13
12:30 PM 2:30 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)
1:00 PM 7:30 PM NASCAR COMPETITION CREDENTIALING OPEN
1:15 PM 2:30 PM DRIVER TRACK WALK
1:30 PM 8:30 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
2:30 PM 7:30 PM VIP GUEST CREDENTIALING OPEN
2:30 PM 8:30 PM NXS ** ) VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
4:30 PM NXS RANDOM DRAWING (QUALIFYING LINEUP) (VIRTUAL)
5:35 PM 6:25 PM NXS PRACTICE

Saturday, August 14
6:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPEN
7:00 AM 4:00 PM VIP GUEST CREDENTIALING OPEN
7:00 AM NXS ** ) VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
7:15 AM 8:30 AM DRIVER TRACK WALK
10:05 AM NXS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (MULTI-VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
3:30 PM NXS GRID ACCESS OPEN TO PROPERLY CREDENTIALED GUESTS
3:40 PM NXS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
3:45 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY CARS)
4:00 PM NXS RACE (STAGES 20/40/62 LAPS = 151.22 MILES)
7:00 PM Approx NXS HAULERS EXIT