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2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Texas Fall Race Page

Saturday, October 16, 2021
Texas Motor Speedway
Time: 3:00pm/et
Laps: 200 - Stages: 45/45/110
TV: NBC -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Race Information

John Hunter Nemechek Rebounds from Penalty for Xfinity Win at Texas; No. 54 Car Earns 10th Victory of Season: John Hunter Nemechek overcame a late race pit penalty to rally through the field and take his second career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday in the Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 at Texas Motor Speedway – the first of three Playoff events that will set the Championship Four field for the season finale.(Read More)(10-16-2021)

Having to overcome a late-race pit road penalty, #54-John Hunter Nemechek was able to rebound and score the win in Saturday’s Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. Restarting in the rear, Nemechek soared to the top 10 when a caution flew with 28 laps to go. Chris Gayle, Nemechek’s crew chief, elected to go for two tires giving the No. 54 car track position. Nemechek was able to pass #20-Harrison Burton a few laps after the restart and cruise to the win.
#18-Daniel Hemric finished second, leading 55 laps. #9-Noah Gragson finished third, with #7-Justin Allgaier and #22-Austin Cindric rounding out the top five.
#16-AJ Allmendinger placed sixth, as #11-Justin Haley, #20-Harrison Burton, #1-Michael Annett and #19-Brandon Jones made up the top 10.
There were eight lead changes among five drivers and 10 cautions for 54 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 115.553 mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Texas Paint Schemes

Race Fast Facts – Texas:
John Hunter Nemechek won the 17th Annual Andy’s Frozen Custard 335, his second victory in 56
Xfinity Series races.
This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in five races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Daniel Hemric (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in seven races at Texas Motor Speedway. It
is his 19th top-10 finish in 2021.
Noah Gragson (third) posted his third top-10 finish in seven races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Sam Mayer (13th) was the highest finishing rookie.
AJ Allmendinger leads the point standings by 4 points over Austin Cindric.

Where the 2021 Xfinity Series Playoff drivers finished at Texas:
#18-Daniel Hemric, 2nd
#9-Noah Gragson, 3rd
#7-Justin Allgaier, 4th
#22-Austin Cindric, 5th
#16-AJ Allmendinger, 6th
#11-Justin Haley, 7th
#20-Harrison Burton, 8th
#19-Brandon Jones, 10th

XFINITY Series Standings after Texas (Race 30 of 33):
1)AJ Allmendinger 3,090 points, +30 ahead of fifth
2)Austin Cindric 3,086, +26
3)Justin Allgaier 3,064, +4
4)Noah Gragson 3,062, +2
Currently Below Championship 4 cutoff
5)Daniel Hemric 3,060 -2
6)Justin Haley 3,056, -6
7)Harrison Burton 3,041, -21
8)Brandon Jones 3,030, -32
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: None report

Pit Stall Selections

For the fifth time this season, #16-AJ Allmendinger will lead the Xfinity Series field to the green flag. His top competitor in the 2021 season, #22-Austin Cindric, will line up second.
#18-Daniel Hemric will start from third, while #11-Justin Haley and #9-Noah Gragson round out the top five. #7-Justin Allgaier is slated to roll of sixth, with #19-Brandon Jones, #20-Harrison Burton, #1-Michael Annett and #54-John Hunter Nemechek making up the top 10.
Did Not Qualify: #13-Timmy Hill
The lineup was set by the qualifying metrics, based on race finish, points position, and fastest race lap.
See the complete Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 Starting Lineup.

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is posted, with 41 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] listed.
Based on points, #13-Timmy Hill will miss the show.
Notables: #1-Michael Annett, #5-Mason Massey, #15-Bayley Currey, #23-Tanner Berryhill, #26-Dylan Lupton, #31-Jordan Anderson, #52-Joey Gase, #54-John Hunter Nemechek, #61-Austin Hill #99-Matt Mills.
See the full entry list on the Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 Entry List page.

Weekend on-track schedule

Friday, October 15
3:30 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
4:00 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)
8:00 PM 10:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)

Saturday, October 16
7:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPEN
8:30 AM 2:00 PM VIP GUEST CREDENTIALING OPEN
** MINORS RESTRICTED (ENFORCED 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ON-TRACK SESSIONS) **
8:30 AM NXS ** ) VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
12:30 PM NXS GRID ACCESS OPEN TO PROPERLY CREDENTIALED GUESTS
1:30 PM NXS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
1:35 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY CARS)
2:00 PM (3:00 PM) NXS RACE (STAGES 45/90/200 LAPS = 300 MILES)
5:00 PM Approx NXS HAULERS EXIT