Alsco 300


Bristol Motor Speedway
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #7 of 33

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 1:14pm/et
Laps/Stages: 300 laps total. Stages end on laps: 85/170/300


TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING

Television Coverage: Time 1:00pm/et, FS1 and FOX Sports GO streaming (available with participating TV provider login)
Radio Coverage (over the air and streaming): Performance Racing Network (PRN) / SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR (available with subscription)


WEEKEND SCHEDULE

On track schedule

Practices:
Friday, April 5, 3:05-3:55pm/et, TV-TBA;
Friday, April 5, 5:05-5:55pm/et, TV-TBA.
Qualifying:
Saturday, April 6 at 9:40am/et, TV-TBA.

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)

Thursday, April 4
3:30 PM 6:30 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Friday, April 5
11:30 AM-8:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
2:00 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
3:05 PM 3:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
5:05 PM 5:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, April 6
6:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
9:40 AM NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
10:45 AM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (SOUTH BUILDING)
12:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
1:00 PM NXS RACE (STAGES 85/170/300 LAPS = 159.9 MILES)

NXS = NASCAR XFINITY Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


Links to race, practice, qualifying results (in pdf): (will be added as available)
Race Results
Drivers Points
Owners Points
Cumlative Race Report
Penalty Report
Pitstalls
Starting Lineup
Qualifying Results
Qualifying Order
Practice 2 Speeds
Practice 1 Speeds
Crew Rosters
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List


RACE RUNDOWN....News & Links

Bell rings up Bristol win, banks Xfinity Dash 4 Cash bonus: Christopher Bell overtook Brandon Jones with less than 20 laps remaining to capture Saturday’s Alsco 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and pocketed a $100,000 bonus for his efforts. Bell, driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, was one of four drivers competing for the series’ Dash 4 Cash bonus. Other eligible drivers didn’t finish far behind – Tyler Reddick finished second, Chase Briscoe finished fourth and Michael Annett wound up eighth.[More](4-6-2019)

#20-Christoper Bell won the Alsco 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The win is his 2nd win of 2019, 1st XFINITY win at Bristol and 10th career win.
#2-Tyler Reddick finished 2nd followed by pole winner #00-Cole Custer, #98-Chase Briscoe, #23-John Hunter Nemechek, #22-Austin Cindric, #11-Justin Haley, #1-Michael Annett, #9-Noah Gragson, and #18-Harrison Burton.
Stage 1 and 2 were both won by #7-Justin Allagier, who finished 30th after an accident.
There were 11 lead changes among 5 drivers and 4 cautions for 40 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 91.328Xmph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings
Cumulative Report
Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts - Bristol Motor Speedway
Christopher Bell won the 37th Annual Alsco 300, his 10th victory in 48 Xfinity Series races.
This is his second victory and fifth top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in three races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Tyler Reddick (second) posted his third top-10 finish in four races at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his sixth top-10 finish in 2019.
Cole Custer (third) posted his fourth top-10 finish in five races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Chase Briscoe (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Tyler Reddick leads the point standings by 13 points over Christopher Bell.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(4-6-2019)

2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff Standings after Bristol:
#20-Christopher Bell [2 wins]
#00-Cole Custer [1 win]
#1-Michael Annett [1 win]
#2-Tyler Reddick, 321 pts
#22-Austin Cindric, 251, -70
#7-Justin Allgaier, 231, -90
#19-Brandon Jones, 220, -101
#98-Chase Briscoe, 220, -101
#23-John Hunter Nemechek, 219, -102
#9-Noah Gragson, 219, -102
#39-Ryan Sieg, 215, -106
#11-Justin Haley, 209, -112
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

#00-Cole Custer won the Busch pole for the Alsco 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway with speed of 126.503mph for his 1st pole of 2019, 2nd at Bristol and 7th of his career.
#2-Tyler Reddicl will start 2nd followed by #98-Chase Briscoe, #22-Austin Cindric, #18-Harrison Burton, #7-Justin Allgaier, #9-Noah Gragson, #20-Christopher Bell, #1-Michael Annett, and #23-John Hunter Nemechek.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: none as 37 were entered for 38 spots.
See round-by-round qualifying results on the Qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(4-6-2019)

Bristol Motor Speedway - Qualifying Fast Facts:
Cole Custer won the Pole Award for the 37th Annual Alsco 300 with a lap of 15.168 seconds, 126.503 mph.
This is his seventh pole in 78 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his first pole and sixth top-10 start in 2019.
This is his second pole in five races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Tyler Reddick (second) posted his fifth top-10 start of 2019 and his second in four races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Chase Briscoe # (third) posted his first top-10 start at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his third in seven races this season.
Chase Briscoe (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics)(4-6-2019)

Happy Hour (final) practice for the Alsco 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#00-Custer 123.722
#7-Allgaier 123.308
#11-Haley 123.190
#98-Briscoe 123.095
#08-Gaulding 122.811
Slowest: #89-Shepherd 112.243 & #13-Jackson 111.773mph.
Most laps run: #23-Nemechek, 100 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 18 drivers): #11-Haley, 122.287mph.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(4-5-2019)

First practice for the Alsco 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#23-Nemechek 122.748
#00-Custer 121.751
#7-Allgaier 121.382
#2-Reddick 121.182
#20-Bell 120.915
Slowest: #89-Shepherd 114.809 & #52-Starr 114.658
Most laps run: #86-Brown, 47 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 12 drivers): #7-Allgaier, 120.505mph.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Second Practice speeds page (pdf).(4-5-2019)

Entry List for the Alsco 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway is posted, 37x teams/drivers [for 38 spots] are listed.
Since only 37 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf)


TIRE NOTES & FACTS

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Set limits:
Cup: 3 sets for practice, 1 set for qualifying and 9 sets for the race;
Xfinity: 6 sets for the event;

Tire Codes:
Left-side -- D-4860;
Right-side -- D-4862

Tire Circumference:
Left-side -- 2,223 mm (87.52 in.);
Right-side – 2,251 mm (88.62 in.)

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front -- 20 psi; Left Rear -- 18 psi;
Right Front -- 43 psi; Right Rear -- 40 psi

Storyline – Short track/speedway mash-up at Bristol: There are two important factors at Bristol – (1) it is a short track that actually races like a speedway, and (2) its concrete surface.  The steep banking and speeds seen at Bristol are certainly not characteristic of most short tracks.  As a result, the tire set-up must be able to handle the loads generated while optimizing handling.  As for the concrete, the tread compounds Goodyear brings to Bristol are designed to lay the appropriate amount of rubber down on the smooth surface.

“While Bristol is only a half-mile in length, it races very much like a speedway,” said Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of racing.  “The steep banking generates a lot of speed and a high amount of loading, even more so with the 2019, high downforce rules package.  The tire set-up that we bring takes that into account while enhancing the stability and handling of the cars through the corners.  The other factor at Bristol is the concrete track surface.  It is important to lay rubber down on the surface and create the opportunity for teams to use all three lanes.  There will be a four-foot-wide line of the PJ1 grip compound laid down in the bottom lane in the corners, so that application and subsequent wearing off of the compound will change racing throughout the weekend and keep it exciting for the fans as drivers potentially move around the track to find maximum grip.”

Notes – New tire set-up for Cup and Xfinity at Bristol: Teams in both the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series will run the same Goodyear tire set-up at Bristol this week . . . this is the first time these teams have run either of these two tire codes . . . compared to what was run at Bristol last year, this tire set-up features construction updates on both sides of the car and a compound change on the left-side . . . this is the only track at which NASCAR teams are scheduled to run either of these two tire codes . . . unlike on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, on which teams generally do not run inner liners in their tires, teams are required to run liners in their right-side tires only at Bristol . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

Upcoming Tire Test – Goodyear to visit Dover next week: Goodyear will hold a tire test at Dover International Speedway next Tuesday (April 9) . . . teams (drivers) scheduled to participate are Richard Childress Racing (Austin Dillon), Chip Ganassi Racing (Kyle Larson) and Roush-Fenway Racing (Ricky Stenhouse Jr.).