2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series Bristol Race Page

Friday, September 16, 2022
Bristol Motor Speedway
Time: 7:30pm/et
Laps: 300 - Stages: 85/85/130
TV: USA -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

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Race Information

Noah Gragson Wins at Bristol; Enters Playoffs on Three Race Winning Streak: Make it three in a row for Noah Gragson, who has built enormous momentum as the NASCAR Xfinity Series moves into its seven-race Playoff.(Read more)(9-16-2022)

When a caution flew with 28 laps to go, #9-Noah Gragson stayed out to inherit the race lead. Despite being the only car to stay out, he went on to lead the final 25 laps en route to winning the Food City 300 Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. This is Gragson’s third consecutive win to enter the playoffs. It’s his second win at Bristol.
In a valiant late-race charge, #19-Brandon Jones finished second, just over a tenth of a second behind #9-Gragson. #21-Austin Hill placed third, with #1-Sam Mayer and #98-Riley Herbst rounding out the top five.
#16-AJ Allmendinger finished sixth, as #8-Josh Berry, #45-Stefan Parsons (best career finish), #7-Justin Allgaier and #39-Ryan Sieg completed the top 10. #39-Sieg edged out #10-Landon Cassill by five points for the final playoff spot at the Kaulig Racing entry had a mechanical failure early.
Stage 1 was won by #54-Ty Gibbs, who led the entire stage. #7-Allgaier won the second stage.
There were six lead changes among five drivers and eight cautions for 58 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was 80.996 mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Drivers Points Standings Before Reset, Owners Points Standings Before Reset, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Bristol Paint Schemes

Race Fast Facts – Bristol:
Noah Gragson won the 41st Annual Food City 300, his 11th victory in 128 NASCAR Xfinity Series
races.
This is his career-high sixth victory and 19th top-10 finish in 2022.
This is his second victory and fourth top-10 finish in six races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Brandon Jones (second) posted his sixth top-10 finish in 13 races at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his
10th top-10 finish in 2022.
Austin Hill # (third) posted his first top-10 finish in his series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Austin Hill (third) was the highest finishing rookie.
AJ Allmendinger wins the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series Regular Season Championship.
Daniel Hemric and Ryan Sieg clinch the final two spots in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs.

Xfinity Series Standings after Bristol (Race 26 of 33):
1)#9-Noah Gragson 2,051, +46
2)#54-Ty Gibbs 2,038, +33
3)#7-Justin Allgaier 2,033, +28
4)#16-AJ Allmendinger 2,032, +27
5)#8-Josh Berry 2,022. +17
6)#21-Austin Hill 2,016, +11
7)#19-Brandon Jones 2,010, +5
8)#51-Jeremy Clements 2,005, +0
Currently below cutline
9)#1-Sam Mayer 2,005, -0
10)#11-Daniel Hemric 2,003, -2
11)#98-Riley Herbst 2,002, -3
12)#39-Ryan Sieg 2,001, -4
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #07-Joe Graf Jr., #45-Stefan Parsons

Pit Stall Selections

Going out as the final driver in qualifying, #54-Ty Gibbs won the pole for the Food City 300 at Bristol, with a lap of 122.584 mph. It’s his fourth pole of the season, and first since Martinsville in April.
#8-Josh Berry will qualified second for the fifth time this season (122.100 mph). #7-Justin Allgaier ran the third quickest time (121.906 mph), with #16-AJ Allmendinger (121.852 mph) and #1-Sam Mayer rounds out the top five (121.505 mph).
#18-Sammy Smith will start sixth, as #27-Jeb Burton, #11-Daniel Hemric, #9-Noah Gragson and #39-Ryan Sieg round out the top 10. Entering the race on the cutline, #10-Landon Cassill will take the green flag from 16th.
Did Not Qualify: #13-Chad Finchum, #47-Dawson Cram, #52-Brennan Poole
See the complete Starting Lineup.

Qualifying Fast Facts – Bristol
Ty Gibbs won the Pole Award for the 41st Annual Food City 300 with a lap of 15.653 seconds, 122.584
mph.
This is his fifth pole in 44 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his fourth pole and 21st top-10 start in 2022.
This is his first pole in two races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Josh Berry (second) posted his 18th top-10 start of 2022 and his first in two races at Bristol Motor
Speedway.
Justin Allgaier (third) posted his 20th top-10 start at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his 18th in 26 races
this season.
Austin Hill (15th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.

Qualifying Results

Practice for the Food City 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway is complete:
#54-Ty Gibbs 119.589 mph
#7-Justin Allgaier 119.492 mph
#9-Noah Gragson 119.165 mph
#8-Josh Berry 119.032 mph
#1-Sam Mayer 118.804 mph
Slowest: #47-Dawson Cram 113.902 mph
Most laps run: #54-Gibbs, 39
Notes: There were no issues in the session. #47-Dawson Cram had a brake hose fall off.
See full Bristol Practice Results.

Qualifying Order

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

There are 41 cars listed on the entry list for Friday’s Food City 300 Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Three cars will fail to qualify.
Notables: #02-Sage Karam, #5-Brandon Brown, #6-Bobby McCarty, #13-Chad Finchum, #26-Jeffrey Earnhardt, #34-Kyle Weatherman, #35-Patrick Emerling, #36-Alex Labbe, #38-CJ McLaughlin, #44-Ryan Ellis, #45-Stefan Parsons, #48-Nick Sanchez, #77-Ronnie Bassett Jr., #78-Matt Mills, #92-Josh Williams
See the full entry list on the Bristol Entry List.

TandemDraft Stats: Xfinity Series Edition – Bristol

Weekend on-track schedule

Thursday, September 15
1:30 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
2:00 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Friday, September 16
7:30 AM 9:30 AM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)
9:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPEN
9:30 AM 2:30 PM NXS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS
2:35 PM 3:10 PM NXS PRACTICE (GROUP 1 & 2)
3:10 PM 4:00 PM NXS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (SINGLE VEHICLE / 2 LAPS, ALL ENTRIES)
6:50 PM NXS GRID ACCESS OPEN TO PROPERLY CREDENTIALED GUESTS (PIT ROAD)
6:55 PM NXS DRIVERS REPORT FOR PRE-RACE (STAGE)
7:00 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:30 PM NXS RACE (STAGES 85/170/300 LAPS = 159.9 MILES)
11:30 PM Approx NXS HAULERS EXIT