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2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series Daytona Spring Race Page

Saturday, February 19, 2022
Daytona International Speedway
Time: 5:00pm/et
Laps: 120 - Stages: 30/30/60
TV: FS1 -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Race Information

Austin Hill Wins His First Race Out with Richard Childress Racing: Austin Hill nosed ahead of AJ Allmendinger moments before an incident on the backstretch at Daytona International Speedway ripped the engine and rear end out of Myatt Snider’s car.(Read more)

Making a move for the lead on the final lap, #21-Austin Hill won the Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway. It’s his first victory in 16 career starts, and is batting 100% while driving for Richard Childress Racing.
#16-AJ Allmendinger finished second after losing the lead on the last lap. #9-Noah Gragson finished third, with #98-Riley Herbst and #7-Justin Allgaier rounding out the top five.
In sixth was #2-Sheldon Creed, as #23-Anthony Alfredo, #39-Ryan Sieg, #36-Josh Bilicki and #68-Brandon Brown made up the rest of the top 10.
#11-Daniel Hemric won both stage, and led a race-high 38 laps. Hemric finished 28th after being caught up in a late incident.
There were 18 lead changes among nine drivers and six cautions for 28 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was 136.605 mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Daytona Paint Schemes

Race Fast Facts – Daytona:
Austin Hill # won the 41st Annual Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300, his first victory in 16 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2022.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in two races at Daytona International Speedway.
AJ Allmendinger (second) posted his third top-10 finish in five races at Daytona International
Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2022.
Noah Gragson (third) posted his third top-10 finish in seven races at Daytona International Speedway.
Austin Hill (first) was the highest finishing rookie.
Austin Hill becomes the fourth different driver to win both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR
Camping World Truck Series races at Daytona International Speedway; joining Kyle Busch, Tyler
Reddick and Mike Wallace.
This is Richard Childress Racing’s seventh NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Daytona International
Speedway.

Xfinity Series Standings after Daytona (Race 1 of 33):
1)#16-AJ Allmendinger 51 points
2)#21-austin Hill 47, -4 (1 win)
3)#98-Riley Herbst 42, -9
4)#7-Justin Allgaier 42, -9
5)#39-Ryan Sieg 41, -10
6)#9-Noah Gragson 40, -11
7)#54-Ty Gibbs 35, -16
8)#68-Brandon Brown 34, -17
9)#2-Sheldon Creed 31, -20
10)#23-Anthony Alfredo 30, -21
11)#11-Daniel Hemric 29, -22
12)#36-Josh Bilicki 28, -23
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #1-Sam Mayer, #26-Ryan Truex and #35-Shane Lee.

Pit Stall Selections

At a speed of 182.849 mph, defending Xfinity Series champion #11-Daniel Hemric will start his championship defense from the pole in the Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner 300. This is Kaulig Racing’s first pole at Daytona.
#21-Austin Hill turned the second quickest time (182.324 mph), with #48-Jade Buford (182.352 mph), #2-Sheldon Creed (181.998 mph) and #02-Brett Mofiftt (181.642 mph) rounding out the top five.
#10-Landon Cassill, #8-Josh Berry, #6-Ryan Vargas, #19-Brandon Jones and #98-Riley Herbst complete the top 10.
Failed to qualify: #08-David Starr, #90-Alex Labbe, #99-Stefan Parsons, #91-Mason Massey, #33-Natalie Decker, #47-Gray Gaudling, #77-Ronnie Bassett Jr., #52-Harrison Rhodes, #74-Tim Viens
See the complete Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner 300 Starting Lineup.

Daytona International Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:

Daniel Hemric won the Pole Award for the 41st Annual Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300 with a lap of
49.221 seconds, 182.849 mph.
This is his sixth pole in 121 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2022.
This is his second pole in eight races at Daytona International Speedway.
Austin Hill (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2022 and his first in two races at Daytona
International Speedway.
Jade Buford (third) posted his second top-10 start at Daytona International Speedway.
Austin Hill (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
This is Kaulig Racing’s first NASCAR Xfinity Series pole at Daytona International Speedway.

Qualifying Order

Practice for the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway is complete. After 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest, news and notes:
#54-Ty Gibbs 186.645 mph
#19-Brandon Jones 186.621 mph
#18-Drew Dollar 186.575 mph
#26-Ryan Truex 186.540 mph
#9-Noah Gragson 186.308 mph
Slowest: #74-Tim Viens 173.264 mph
Most laps run: #18-Dollar, 32
Notes: #47-Gray Gaulding’s roof hatch blew up early in the session, while #07-Joe Graf Jr.’s Ford was overheating.
See full Practice Results.

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner 300 at Daytona International Speedway is posted, with 47 teams/drivers [for 38 spots] listed.
After qualifying on Saturday morning, nine cars won’t qualify for the race. The quickest 33 speeds will be locked in, with the final five falling back on points.
Notables: #08-David Starr, #18-Drew Dollar, #28-Kyle Sieg, #33-Natalie Decker, #35-Shane Lee, #44-Tommy Joe Martins, #45-Caesar Bacarella, #53-Joey Gase, #66-JJ Yeley.
See the full entry list on the Daytona Entry List page.

Weekend on-track schedule

Thursday, February 17
9:30 AM 7:00 PM NASCAR COMPETITION CREDENTIALING OPEN
11:30 AM 7:00 PM VIP GUEST CREDENTIALING OPEN
** MINORS RESTRICTED (ENFORCED 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ON-TRACK SESSIONS) **
2:00 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
2:30 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)
Friday, February 18
7:00 AM 9:30 AM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)
8:30 AM 7:30 PM NASCAR COMPETITION CREDENTIALING OPEN
9:30 AM 7:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
9:30 AM 4:30 PM NXS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS
10:00 AM 7:30 PM VIP GUEST CREDENTIALING OPEN
** MINORS RESTRICTED (ENFORCED 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ON-TRACK SESSIONS) **
10:30 AM 7:00 PM NXS VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
4:35 PM 5:25 PM NXS PRACTICE
Saturday, February 19
5:30 AM 5:30 PM NASCAR COMPETITION CREDENTIALING OPEN
6:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPEN
6:00 AM 11:30 AM NXS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS
7:00 AM 5:30 PM VIP GUEST CREDENTIALING OPEN
** MINORS RESTRICTED (ENFORCED 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ON-TRACK SESSIONS) **
7:00 AM NXS ** ) VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
11:35 AM 1:00 PM NXS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (SINGLE VEHICLE / 1 LAP / 2 ROUNDS)
4:20 PM NXS GRID ACCESS OPEN TO PROPERLY CREDENTIALED GUESTS (PIT ROAD)
4:25 PM NXS DRIVERS REPORT FOR PRE-RACE (STAGE)
4:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
5:00 PM NXS RACE (STAGES 30/60/120 LAPS = 300 MILES)
8:00 PM Approx NXS HAULERS EXIT