Austin Cindric’s car rolls over in Daytona Xfinity crash

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Austin Cindric was uninjured after his car rolled over twice in a 16-car accident that brought out the red flag with 18 laps left in Friday night’s Xfinity race at Daytona International Speedway.

Cindric was running in the top 10 in the bottom line when he was hit by Matt Tifft, turning him and triggering a crash that collected several cars.

“I was trying to go under and he came back down again,” Tifft said on the radio about the contact.

Cindric was sliding sideways in Turn 1 when he came up the track and hit Tyler Reddick‘s before rolling over twice.

Cindric radioed his team and said: “I’m OK” before exiting the car.

Cindric was cleared and released from the infield care center.

“I’ve got no injuries,” Cindric told NBCSN. “I feel fine.I just wish we could have better races.”

The red flag was displayed for 12 minutes, 18 seconds.

Among those also involved in the crash were Ryan Truex, Ryan Sieg, Jeremy Clements, Brandon Jones and Joey Gase, along with Cindric, Tifft and Reddick.

A second large wreck broke out on the front stretch with four laps to go that involved Ryan Reed, Jeff Green, Ryan Sieg and Cole Custer.

 

Today’s Xfinity race at Iowa: Start time, lineup and more

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series enjoys the spotlight with the Cup Series off and no Cup drivers competing in today’s race at Iowa Speedway.

There’s a good chance of seeing a new winner for this season. Only three drivers who have won this year (Tyler Reddick at Daytona, Christopher Bell at Richmond and Justin Allgaier at Dover) are entered in today’s race.

Here are the details for today’s race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: Craig Abel will give the command to start engines at 5:07 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 5:14 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 250 laps (218.75 miles) around the 0.875-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 60. Stage 2 ends on Lap 120.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 11 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 2 p.m. Qualifying is at 2:35 p.m. Driver introductions are at 4:30 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Specialist Michelle Monroe from the Iowa National Guard 34th Army will perform the anthem at 5:01 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race beginning at 5 p.m. Coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 4:30 p.m. and also can be heard at mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 90 degrees and zero percent chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: William Byron won this race last June. Ryan Sieg was second. Tyler Reddick placed third. Ryan Preece won the July race. Kyle Benjamin was second. Brian Scott placed third.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the lineup.

Today’s Xfinity race at Dover: Start time, lineup and more

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The final round of the Dash 4 Cash takes place today at Dover International Superspeedway. That means no Cup regulars will be in this race. Battling for the $100,000 bonus will be Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier, Brandon Jones and Ryan Sieg.

Here are the details for today’s race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: Bob Hurzeler, chief operating officer of OneMain Financial, will give the command to start engines at 12:39 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 12:46 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 200 laps (200 miles) around the 1-mile speedway.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 45. Stage 2 ends on Lap 90.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 6 a.m. Qualifying is at 9:35 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 10:45 p.m. Driver introductions are at 12:05 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Dave Bray, U.S. Navy veteran and national recording artist, will perform the anthem at 12:31 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race beginning at 12:30 p.m. Coverage begins at noon. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at noon and also can be heard at mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for cloudy skies with a high of 69 degrees and zero percent chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Kyle Larson won this event last year (held in June). Ryan Blaney was second. Daniel Suarez finished third. In the September race, Blaney won, Justin Allgaier was second and William Byron placed third.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.

Breaking down the final four Dash 4 Cash drivers

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The last chance for four Xfinity Series drivers to walk away with $100,000 is here.

This weekend’s OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway marks the end of this season’s Dash 4 Cash campaign, where four drivers compete against each other for the bonus money in four races.

The final set of drivers was established last Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway by the top four finishing drivers competing for points in the Xfinity Series.

But the lineup hit a snag on Wednesday when it was announced that race winner Spencer Gallagher was suspended indefinitely for violating NASCAR’s substance abuse policy.

The set of four drivers now includes JR Motorsports’ Elliott Sadler and Justin Allgaier, Joe Gibbs Racing’s Brandon Jones and independent driver Ryan Sieg. Sieg takes the place of Gallagher.

Sadler enters the race having won the last two Dash 4 Cash bonuses at Talladega and Richmond.

Just like with the first three Dash 4 Cash races, the four drivers will not have to compete against any Cup drivers in the race.

Here’s a look at each driver’s record at the 1-mile track.

Elliott Sadler

  • In 20 Xfinity starts at Dover, Sadler has three top fives, 13 top 10s and one pole (Oct. 2011).
  • Hasn’t finished better than sixth in last six Dover starts.
  • Has led 22 laps at Dover.
  • Sadler will try to earn his 100th career top-five finish. He has 99 top fives in 371 starts after placing fifth at Talladega.
  • Has finished in top 10 in every race this year.

Justin Allgaier

  • In 14 Xfinity starts at Dover, has four top fives and seven top-10 finishes. Finished second in last fall’s race.
  • Three of his top fives have come in last four starts there.
  • Has led 19 laps at Dover.
  • Has finished in top 10 in six of nine races this year.

Brandon Jones

  • Enters Dover off career-best second-place finish at Talladega and three consecutive top 10s.
  • This is Jones’ first time as a Dash 4 Cash participant.
  • In four starts at Dover, hasn’t finished better than 17th. DNFs in last two starts.
  • One top five and five top 10s through nine races this season.

Ryan Sieg

  • In eight Xfinity starts at Dover, has never finished better than 13th in his first start in 2014.
  • Hasn’t finished on lead lap since first two Dover starts.
  • Average finish of 16.1.
  • Has never recorded a DNF at Dover.
  • Sixth-place finish at Talladega was first top 10 of season.

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Cole Custer wins pole for today’s Xfinity race at Bristol

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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Cole Custer scored his first career Xfinity pole, capturing the top spot for Saturday afternoon’s FitzGerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Custer won the pole with a lap of 127.157 mph in the final round. He was followed by Justin Allgaier (126.913 mph), Christopher Bell (126.704), Daniel Hemric (126.570) and John Hunter Nemechek (126.411).

Custer, Bell, Hemric and Ryan Preece (qualified seventh at 125.823 mph) are racing for the $100,000 bonus today in the Dash 4 Cash.

Ryan Sieg crashed in the second round of qualifying and will go to a backup car.

Today’s race is scheduled to take the green flag at 1:13 p.m. ET today.

Morgan Shepherd, who made his 1,000th career NASCAR start last week at Texas, was the only car that failed to qualify. He hit the wall in the opening seconds of the first round.

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