Food City 300

Results, points after Xfinity race at Bristol

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Tyler Reddick capitalized on Justin Allgaier‘s misfortunes and led the final 11 laps to win Friday’s Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

It is his fourth win of the season.

The top five was completed by Chase Briscoe, John Hunter Nemechek, Jeremy Clements and Austin Cindric.

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Points

Reddick keeps his lead in the standings with a 55-point advantage over Christopher Bell.

The top five is completed by Cole Custer (-139 points), Allgaier (-159) and Cindric (-193).

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Tyler Reddick starts last, wins Food City 300 at Bristol

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After starting last, Tyler Reddick won Friday night’s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, leading the final 11 laps after Justin Allgaier made contact with the wall and had a tire go flat.

Reddick started 38th after his car failed pre-qualifying inspection four times. He had to serve a pass through penalty at the start of the race, putting him a lap down. He quickly returned to the lead lap after a caution on Lap 14.

The Richard Childress Racing driver raced through the field and found himself battling with Allgaier for the lead with four laps to go in the first stage. He got loose and spun while trying to make a pass, was undamaged, and drove back to the front to contend.

The defending series champion, it is Reddick’s fourth win of the season.

“I don’t know (how I won),” Reddick told NBCSN. “I thought I made the wrong adjustment there on the last (pit) stop, we have a really fast Tame the Beast Chevrolet. We had fresher tires than Justin Allgaier there. We came down pit road and it just got too tight. I thought we were done for. I don’t know what happened, everything just happened in the right spot. … As you can see, I’m speechless. I just couldn’t believe it was happening.”

The top five was Reddick, Chase Briscoe, John Hunter Nemechek, Jeremy Clements and Austin Cindric.

Allgaier, who led 131 of 300 laps, finished in eighth. He had been trying to outlast Reddick and other drivers on older tires over the final 72 laps before he made contact with the wall. He remains winless since last September’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“I don’t know how you process it, I’ll be honest with you,” Allgaier told NBCSN. “Just the story of the year. … Typical Bristol. Come out here and a have a great car. I don’t know if we could have beat (Kyle Busch) apples to apples, but when he fell out I thought especially there at the end we had the best car.”

STAGE 1 WINNER: Brandon Jones

STAGE 2 WINNER: Kyle Busch managed to get to the end of the stage as his engine expired, ending his night.

More: race results, point standings

WHO HAD A GOOD NIGHT: Chase Briscoe finished second after bouncing back from a Lap 38 crash, a speeding penalty and a too many crew members over the wall penalty … John Hunter Nemechek placed third after he experienced a tire problem on Lap 49 … Jeremy Clement earned his third top five in 321 Xfinity starts … Gray Gaulding, sixth, earned his third top 10 in 30 Xfinity starts.

WHO HAD A BAD RACE: Cole Custer, Erik Jones, Joey Logano, Chase Briscoe and Christopher Bell were all involved in a crash on Lap 38. Jones and Logano were eliminated. Custer finished 22nd, nine laps down. Bell placed 14th, three laps down … Justin Haley’s engine expired with six laps left in Stage 1. He finished 34th … Jeb Burton placed 32nd after brake issues in Stage 2 ended his night … Brandon Jones placed 11th after he hit the wall moments after taking second place with 12 laps to go

WHAT’S NEXT: CTECH Manufacturing 180 at Road America at 3 p.m. ET Aug. 24 on NBCSN

 

Austin Cindric on pole for Food City 300 at Bristol

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Austin Cindric‘s hot hand continued Friday afternoon where claimed the pole for tonight’s Xfinity Series Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Cindric, who has two consecutive wins, earned his second straight pole with a top speed of 122.568 mph.

He beat out Kyle Busch (122.396 mph) for his third pole of the year.

“I think it’s a statement of this team,” Cindric told NBCSN. “I think we came back from the spring race knowing what we wanted to work on. We had a pretty unenthusiastic practice session yesterday, but I think we worked on the right things and obviously it showed. The track conditions were pretty weird there for a while … But we got lucky with the draw.”

The top five is completed by Justin Allgaier, Cole Custer and Jeremy Clements, who earned the best qualifying spot of his career. Clements’ previous best start this year was 11th in the last two races at Watkins Glen and Mid-Ohio.

Tyler Reddick did not make a qualifying attempt after his car failed inspection four times. He will start from the rear and serve a pass through penalty to start the race.

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Tonight’s Xfinity race at Bristol: Start time, lineup and more

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The Xfinity Series is under the lights tonight for its second visit of the year to Bristol Motor Speedway.

Can Austin Cindric continue his hot streak after two straight wins on road courses? He’ll have to do so against the likes of Kyle Busch, Erik Jones and Joey Logano.

Here’s all the info you need for tonight’s race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: The command to start engines will be given at 7:37 p.m. by U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn, R-TN. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 7:43 p.m.

PRERACE: Garage opens at 11 a.m. Qualifying (single car, two laps) is at 4:05 p.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 5:15 p.m. Driver introductions are at 7 p.m. The invocation will be given at 7:30 p.m. by Mike Rife of Vansant Church of Christ, in Vansant, Virginia. Christina Druen, a Food City graphic designer, will perform the National Anthem at 7:31 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 300 laps (159.9 miles) around the .533-mile short track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 85. Stage 2 ends on Lap 170.

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will televise the race. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. with Countdown to Green. The Performance Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 7 p.m and also can be heard on goprn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry PRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: Wunderground.com forecasts clear skies, a temperature of 82 degrees with no chance of precipitation at the race start time.

LAST TIME: Kyle Larson won this race last year over Christopher Bell and Justin Allgaier. Bell won in the spring over Tyler Reddick and Cole Custer.

TO THE REAR: Tyler Reddick (inspection failures)

STARTING LINEUP: Qualifying is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. 

Friday’s schedule for NASCAR at Bristol

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Friday’s schedule at Bristol Motor Speedway features two Cup practices and qualifying, as well as Xfinity Series qualifying and the Food City 300 race in the evening.

For tonight’s race, wunderground.com forecasts a temperature of 82 degrees with 0% chance of precipitation at the green flag.

Here’s Friday’s schedule with TV and radio info:

(All times are Eastern)

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Cup garage open

11 a.m. – Xfinity garage open

11:05 – 11:55 a.m. – Cup practice (NBCSN)

1:05 – 1:55 p.m. – Cup final practice (NBCSN)

4:05 p.m. – Xfinity qualifying impound (single vehicle/two laps all positions) (NBCSN)

5:15 p.m. – Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting

5:45 p.m. – Cup qualifying impound (single vehicle/two laps all positions) (NBCSN, Performance Racing Network)

7 p.m. – Xfinity driver introductions

7:30 p.m. – Food City 300 Xfinity race (Stages 85/170/300 laps = 159.9 miles) (NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)