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2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series Circuit of The Americas Race Page

Saturday, March 26, 2022
Circuit of The Americas
Time: 4:30pm/et
Laps: 46 - Stages: 14/16/16
TV: FS1 -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Race Information

AJ Allmendinger Wins at COTA, Extends Series Record on Road Courses: A.J. Allmendinger was fast and agile when he needed to be Saturday afternoon negotiating the famed Circuit of The Americas and reminding the field just why he’s considered one of NASCAR’s road course superstars.(Read more)(3-26-2022)

For the seventh time in his Xfinity Series career, #16-AJ Allmendinger won on a road course. The victory extends his series record for most wins on a road course in series history.
#21-Austin Hill was the highest finishing rookie in second, his third top-two finish in six races this season. #07-Cole Custer rebounded to finish third after speeding on pit road. JR Motorsports drivers #9-Noah Gragson and #1-Sam Mayer rounded out the top five.
#31-Myatt Snider earned his best finish of the season in sixth, as #02-Brett Moffitt, #48-Jade Buford, #88-Miguel Paludo and #2-Sheldon Creed made up the rest of the top 10.
Allmendinger and Mayer won the two stages. Both of those drivers, Hill and Gragson will compete for the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus next weekend at Richmond.
There were eight lead changes among five drivers and four cautions for eight yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was 70.640 mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Circuit of The Americas Paint Schemes

Race Fast Facts – Circuit of The Americas:
AJ Allmendinger won the 2nd Annual Pit Boss 250, his 11th victory in 66 Xfinity Series races.
This is his first victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2022.
This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in two races at Circuit of The Americas.
Austin Hill # (second) posted his first top-10 finish in one race at Circuit of The Americas. It is his third top-10 finish in 2022.
Cole Custer (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Circuit of The Americas.
Austin Hill (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
Noah Gragson leads the point standings by 1 points over AJ Allmendinger.

Xfinity Series Standings after Circuit of The Americas (Race 6 of 33):
1)#54-Ty Gibbs (2 wins), 227 points
2)#9-Noah Gragson (1 win), 258 points (regular season points leader)
3)#16-AJ Allmendinger ( 1 win), 257, -1
4)#21-Austin Hill (1 win), 172, -86
5)#7-Justin Allgaier 190, -68
6)#8-Josh Berry 181, -77
7)#19-Brandon Jones 172, -86
8)#11-Daniel Hemric 166, -92
9)#1-Sam Mayer 162, -96
10)#39-Ryan Sieg 151, -107
11)#2-Sheldon Creed 149, -109
12)#98-Riley Herbst 145, -113
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #02-Brett Moffitt, #10-Landon Cassill, #19-Brandon Jones, #38-Will Rodgers, #39-Ryan Sieg, #45-Josh Bilicki, #66-JJ Yeley, #68-Brandon Brown (all for unapproved adjustments). Rodgers also missed driver introductions.

Pit Stall Selections

At a speed of 91.258 mph, #54-Ty Gibbs won the pole for the Xfinity Series race at COTA. It’s Gibbs’ first pole of the season, and the second of his career with both coming on road courses.
#92-Ross Chastain turned the second quickest lap (90.869 mph), giving DGM Racing its best qualifying effort in team history. #07-Cole Custer is third (90.861 mph), with #16-AJ Allmendinger (90.532 mph) and #36-Alex Labbe (90.362 mph) rounding out the top five.
#2-Sheldon Creed, #91-Preston Pardus, #21-Austin Hill, #7-Justin Allgaier and #1-Sam Mayer complete the top 10.
Did Not Qualify: #34-Jesse Iwuji, #47-Brennan Poole, #52-Gar Robinson and #78-Josh Williams
See the complete Starting Lineup for COTA.

Circuit of The Americas – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Ty Gibbs won the Pole Award for the 2nd Annual Pit Boss 250 with a lap of 134.52 seconds, 91.258
mph.
This is his second pole in 24 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his first pole and third top-10 start in 2022.
This is his first pole in his series debut at Circuit of The Americas.
Ross Chastain (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2022 and his second in two races at Circuit of The Americas.
Cole Custer (third) posted his second top-10 start at Circuit of The Americas. It is his second in two races this season.
Sheldon Creed (sixth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.

Qualifying Results

Practice for the Pit Boss Grills 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Circuit of The Americas is complete. After 15 minutes, the top five, slowest, news and notes:
#91-Preston Pardus 89.703 mph
#2-Sheldon Creed 89.578 mph
#36-Alex Labbe 89.477 mph
#9-Noah Gragson 89.095 mph
#54-Ty Gibbs 89.066 mph
Slowest: #66-JJ Yeley 72.867 mph
Most laps run: #9-Gragson, #07-Cole Custer, #98-Riley Herbst, #45-Josh Bilicki, #1-Sam Mayer, #4-Bayley Currey, #8-Josh Berry, #23-Anthony Alfredo, 7
Notes: Both #6-Ryan Vargas and #19-Brandon Jones stopped on the track for mechanical issues. #66-Yeley also went for a spin. NASCAR ended up adding five minutes to the session, but it was cut early after debris from #47-Brennan Poole dropped on the track.
See full COTA Practice Results.

Qualifying Order

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

There are 43 drivers/teams on the entry list for the Pit Boss 250 at Circuit of The Americas. Five cars will go home after qualifying on Friday.
Notables: #5-Scott Heckert, #07-Cole Custer, #08-Joe Graf Jr., #18-Bubba Wallace, #26-Parker Chase, #28-Parker Gallagher, #35-Patrick Emerling, #38-Will Rodgers, #44-Sage Karam, #45-Josh Bilicki, #88-Miguel Paludo, #91-Preston Pardus, #92-Ross Chastain.
See the full entry list on the Circuit of The Americas Entry List.

2022 Pit Boss Grills 250 TandemDraft Stats

Weekend on-track schedule

Thursday, March 24
2:30 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
3:00 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Friday, March 25
8:30 AM 11:00 AM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)
8:30 AM 5:00 PM NASCAR COMPETITION CREDENTIALING OPEN
10:00 AM 5:00 PM VIP GUEST CREDENTIALING OPEN
** MINORS RESTRICTED (ENFORCED 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ON-TRACK SESSIONS) **
11:00 AM 6:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
11:00 AM 3:30 PM NXS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS
12:00 PM 6:00 PM NXS VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
4:00 PM 4:30 PM NXS PRACTICE (ALL ENTRIES)
4:30 PM 5:30 PM NXS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (GROUP A & B / MULTI-VEHICLE, TWO ROUNDS)

Saturday, March 26
6:00 AM 3:30 PM NASCAR COMPETITION CREDENTIALING OPEN
7:30 AM 3:30 PM VIP GUEST CREDENTIALING OPEN
** MINORS RESTRICTED (ENFORCED 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ON-TRACK SESSIONS) **
7:30 AM 11:30 AM NCS ** ) VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
12:30 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
1:30 PM NXS VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
2:50 PM NXS GRID ACCESS OPEN TO PROPERLY CREDENTIALED GUESTS (PIT ROAD)
2:55 PM NXS DRIVERS REPORT FOR PRE-RACE (STAGE)
3:00 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:30 PM (4:30 PM) NXS RACE (STAGES 14/30/46 LAPS = 156 MILES)
6:30 PM Approx NXS HAULERS EXIT