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2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Richmond Race Page

Saturday, September 11, 2021
Richmond Raceway
Time: 2:30pm/et
Laps: 250 - Stages: 75/75/100
TV: NBCSN -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Race Information

Noah Gragson Wins Xfinity Series Race at Richmond; Second Consecutive Victory: Noah Gragson led the final 14 laps – holding off the field on a pair of late race restarts- in Saturday’ Go Bowling 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond (Va.) Raceway to earn his second win in as many weeks – celebrating the moment by wrapping himself in an American flag then climbing the front grandstand fence to a cheering crowd.(Read more)(9-11-2021)

With a pair of late race restarts, #9-Noah Gragson was able to hold off the field to win Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway. It’s Gragson’s second consecutive victory, as he earned his first win of the 2021 season last weekend at Darlington Raceway.
On fresh tires, #11-Justin Haley made his way up to second position, less than four-tenths of a second behind Gragson. #26-John Hunter Nemechek, #7-Justin Allgaier and #98-Riley Herbst rounded out the top five.
#18-Daniel Hemric, #54-Ty Gibbs, #68-Brandon Brown, #20-Harrison Burton and #10-Jeb Burton made up the top 10. In his lone start of the season, #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. placed 14th.
There were 15 lead changes among eight drivers and nine cautions for 58 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 83.364 mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Richmond Paint Schemes

Race Fast Facts – Richmond:
Noah Gragson won the 41st Annual Go Bowling 250, his fourth victory in 94 NASCAR Xfinity Series
races.
This is his second victory and 16th top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in six races at Richmond Raceway.
Justin Haley (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in five races at Richmond Raceway. It is his 17th top-10 finish in 2021.
John Hunter Nemechek(i) (third) posted his second top-10 finish in four races at Richmond Raceway.
Ty Gibbs (seventh) was the highest finishing rookie.
AJ Allmendinger leads the point standings by 5 points over Austin Cindric.
This is JR Motorsports’ sixth win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Richmond Raceway.

Xfinity Series Standings after Richmond (Race 25 of 33):
1)AJ Allmendinger (3 wins) 993 points
2)Austin Cindric (5 wins) 988, -5
3)Justin Allgaier (2 wins) 872, -121
4)Noah Gragson (2 wins) 822, -171
5)Justin Haley (1 win) 819, -174
6)Jeb Burton (1 win) 775, -218
7)Myatt Snider (1 win) 558, -435
8)Daniel Hemric 849, -144
9)Harrison Burton 840, -153
10)Jeremy Clements 598, -395
11)Brandon Jones 591, -402
12)Riley Herbst 590, -403
Everyone below cutline must win at Bristol in order to make the playoffs.
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #02-Ty Dillon (driver change), #15-Bayley Currey (driver change) and #52-Akinori Ogata (missed driver introductions)

Pit Stall Selections

When the Xfinity Series takes the green flag for Saturday’s race at Richmond Raceway, #22-Austin Cindric will start from the pole for the seventh time this season. #20-Harrison Burton will start alongside on the front row.
Darlington winner #9-Noah Gragson will lineup from third position, with #11-Justin Haley and #7-Justin Allgaier rounding out the top five.
#10-Jeb Burton will start sixth, as #51-Jeremy Clements, #16-AJ Allmendinger, #2-Myatt Snider and #1-Michael Annett complete the top 10. In his lone start of the season, #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. will begin the race from 30th position.
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 Go Bowling 250 Starting Lineup.

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway is posted, with 41 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] listed. Based on points, #13-Timmy Hill will miss the show.
#8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. will make his only start of the year. Other notables: #17-JJ Yeley, #23-Patrick Emerling, #26-John Hunter Nemechek, #31-Josh Berry, #52-Akinori Ogata, #74-CJ McLaughlin, #90-Spencer Boyd and #99-Sam Mayer
See the full entry list on the Go Bowling 250 entry list page.

Weekend on-track schedule

Friday, September 10
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
3:00 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
3:30 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Saturday, September 11
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
6:00 AM 2:00 PM BACKSTRETCH VEHICLE CROSS-OVER GATE OPEN
6:30 AM 8:30 AM NXS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
8:30 AM 1:30 PM NXS TEAM ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
8:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPEN
10:30 AM Approx NXS HAULERS EXIT
2:10 PM NXS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
2:15 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY CARS)
2:30 PM NXS RACE (STAGES 75/150/250 LAPS = 187.5 MILES)
5:00 PM Approx BACKSTRETCH VEHICLE CROSS-OVER GATE OPEN
5:00 PM 6:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER PIT ROAD (EQUIPMENT LOADING)