Ross Chastain survived three restarts inside the final 20 laps to score his first Xfinity Series win Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Chastain led 180 of 200 laps on the way to winning the DC Solar 300.
He beat Justin Allgaier, Cole Custer, Christopher Bell and Elliott Sadler.
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Saturday’s race marked the regular-season finale and finalized the 12-driver playoff field.
Allgaier secured the regular-season title and 15 bonus playoff points.
The top five through 25 races is Allgaier, Custer (-44 points), Bell (-48), Sadler (-69) and Hemric (-78).
The remaining seven drivers who will compete in the playoffs are Brandon Jones, Tyler Reddick, Ryan Truex, Matt Tifft, Chastain, Austin Cindric and Ryan Reed.
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The Xfinity regular season comes to an end today in the inaugural DC Solar 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Ryan Reed, Ross Chastain and Austin Cindric hold the final three playoff spots entering this race.
Here is all the info for today’s race:
(All times are Eastern)
START: Jeff Carpoff, president and CEO of DC Solar, will give the command to start engines at 5:07 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 5:16 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 200 laps (300 miles) around the 1.5-mile speedway.
STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 45. Stage 2 ends on Lap 90.
PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 10:30 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 3:15 p.m. Driver introductions are at 4:30 p.m.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: Victoria La Mala will perform the anthem at 5:01 p.m.
TV/RADIO: NBCSN will broadcast the race beginning at 5 p.m. Coverage begins with Countdown to Green at 4:30 p.m. on NBCSN. Performance Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 4:30 p.m. and can be heard at goprn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have the PRN broadcast.
FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for sunny skies with a high of 100 degrees and a zero percent chance of rain at the start of the race.
QUALIFYING: Daniel Hemric, Ryan Preece, Brandon Jones, Ryan Truex and Matt Tifft will start from the rear after failing to pass inspection in time to make a qualifying attempt.
LAST TIME: Kyle Larson won at this track in March. Christopher Bell was second and Justin Allgaier was third.
STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Kyle Busch and Austin Dillon are among those who will be penalized time in Friday’s first Cup practice session at Darlington Raceway.
NASCAR announced that Dillon will be docked 30 minutes for failing inspection before the Bristol race three times.
Busch will be docked 15 minutes for failing inspection before the Bristol race twice.
David Ragan, Timmy Hill and Derrike Cope each will be penalized 15 minutes for being late to inspection at Bristol.
NASCAR also stated that the No. 7 car will be penalized 15 minutes of practice time for failing inspection twice at Bristol. That car is not entered at Darlington and will serve its penalty the next time it enters a Cup event.
In the Xfinity Series, three cars will be penalized practice time Friday .
Ryan Reed, Carl Long and Mike Harmon each will be docked 15 minutes for being out of the garage late. NASCAR also announced that the No. 13 car will be penalized 15 minutes for failing inspection two times at Road America. That car is not at Darlington. It will serve its penalty the next time it enters an Xfinity race.
Ryan Reed was the fastest in opening Xfinity practice Friday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Reed led the way with a lap of 94.709 mph. He was followed by Andy Lally (94.499 mph), Kyle Benjamin (94.371), Brendan Gaughan (94.295) and Austin Cindric (94.277).
Benjamin ran the most laps at 26. Kaz Grala was next with 25 laps. Grala was 19th on the speed chart with a top lap of 93.241 mph.
A few cars had issues.
Christopher Bell, who was 10th on the speed chart at 94.009 mph, spun off course but continued. Daniel Hemric, Dylan Murcott and Gaughan also slid off course but continued.
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Final Xfinity practice will run from 4:05 to 4:55 p.m. ET today and can be seen on the NBC Sports App and online. Rain is in the forecast there this afternoon.
Because of rain only five cars recorded a lap in the final session. Most teams did not go out since Saturday’s race is expected to be in dry conditions.
Brendan Gaughan had the fastest lap at 87.738 mph. He ran five laps in the session.
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SPARTA, Kentucky – Ty Majeski posted the fastest lap in Thursday’s final practice for the Xfinity Series at Kentucky Speedway.
Majeski ran a lap of 181.714 mph to pace the field. He was followed by Christopher Bell (181.616 mph), Daniel Hemric (180.162), Kyle Busch (179.970) and Matt Tifft (179.856).
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Ross Chastain had minimal damage after slight contact with the wall. There were no other incidents in the session.
The series races at 8 p.m. ET Friday on NBCSN.
With a speed of 180.886 mph John Hunter Nemechek posted the fastest single lap in Thursday’s practice for the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway (Friday, 8 pm, NBCSN).
He beat Brandon Jones (180.493 mph) by .065 seconds.
Daniel Hemric (179.910), Matt Tifft (179.211) and Cup regular Kyle Busch (178.577) rounded out the top five.
Ryan Reed brought out the only caution of the session when he spun harmlessly in turn four with less than 10 minutes remaining. Reed was just outside the top five with the sixth fastest speed of 178.524 mph.
Tyler Reddick ran the most laps in the first practice at 36. His top speed of 177.725 mph was 14th best.
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