PowerShares QQQ 300
Daytona International Speedway
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #1 of 33 for the 2018 season
Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Race Time: 2:30pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:48pm/et
Television Race Coverage: FS1 - 2:00pm/et
Announcers: Adam Alexander, Michael Waltrip, Brad Keselowski
Pit Road: Jamie Little, Matt Yocum and Regan Smith
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Times are local to the Track and subject to change
Thursday, February 15
9:00 AM-11:00 AM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
9:00 AM-5:00 PM NXS NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
11:00 AM-5:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
Friday, February 16
9:00 AM-5:00 PM NXS NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
10:30 AM-8:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
10:45 AM NXS SPOTTERS MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
11:00 AM NXS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
11:15 AM-11:30 AM NXS ROOKIE TRACK RIDE
12:05 PM-12:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
2:05 PM-2:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
Saturday, February 17
8:00 AM-3:00 PM NXS NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
8:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
9:35 AM NXS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
11:30 AM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
2:00 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:30 PM NXS RACE (120 LAPS, 300 MILES)
Tyler Reddick inches past Elliott Sadler for five-overtime NASCAR Xfinity win: In a day race that ended under the lights, with the closest margin of victory in NASCAR history, Tyler Reddick finished Saturday's PowerShares QQQ 300 less than three inches ahead of JR Motorsports teammate Elliott Sadler.[More](2-17-2018)
Reddick wins Daytona XFINITY race in closest margin ever: #9-Tyler Reddick won the PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway for his 2nd career XFINITY win.
He beat #1-Elliott Sadler to the checkered flag in a photo finish. The official margin of victory was 0.000 second, the closest finish in NASCAR national series history.
#16-Ryan Reed finished third, followed by #24-Kaz Grala (career best finish), #0-Garrett Smithley (career best finish), #23-Spencer Gallagher (career best finish), #11-Ryan Truex, #18-Daniel Suarez, #4-Ross Chastain, and #19-Brandon Jones.
There were five attempts at NASCAR Overtime before the race ended.
After a late caution because of a spin by #1-Elliott Sadler, "the big one" came during the first attempt at NASCAR Overtime and involved 18 cars.
Before the second attempt at Overtime #19 Suarez, who was leading at the time, ran out of fuel giving the lead to #16-Ryan Reed.
Under the second attempt at Overtime, #23-Spencer Gallagher, running third at the time, spun out. #11-Ryan Truex took the lead just before the caution came out.
On the third attempt, #9-Tyler Reddick took the lap on the restart, but a caution just before he reached the start finish line for the white flag led to a fourth Overtime attempt.
During the fourth attempt, #24-Dylan Lupton wrecked on the backstretch, bringing out the caution and leading to a red flag for track cleanup.
The race finished after the fifth NASCAR Overtime attempt and 143 laps. It was scheduled for 120 laps.
There were 12 cautions (a record for an XFINITY race at Daytona) for 49 laps and 19 lead changes among 11 leaders.
The average speed was 119.100Xmph.
Complete results are on the Daytona race results page (pdf).
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Daytona Race & Points Report (pdf).(2-17-2018)
Race stage winners:
Stage 1 - lap 30 - Winner, #42-Kyle Larson
Stage 2 - lap 60 - Winner, #88-Chase Elliott
Stage 3 - lap 120 - Race winner, #9-Tyler Reddick
Daytona XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
Tyler Reddick won the 37th Annual PowerShares QQQ 300, his second victory in 19 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in three races at Daytona International Speedway.
Elliott Sadler (second) posted his ninth top-10 finish in 18 races at Daytona International Speedway.
Ryan Reed (third) posted his fifth top-10 finish in nine races at Daytona International Speedway.
Tyler Reddick (first) was the highest finishing rookie.
Tyler Reddick # leads the point standings by 9 points over Elliott Sadler.
The Margin of Victory of 0.000 in today's race is the closest MOV in NASCAR national series history. The previous record was held by the 1995 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race held at Colorado National Speedway with a MOV of 0.001.
Today's race was the 100th race with Xfinity as the primary sponsor of the series.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(2-17-2018)
XFINITY Driver standings following Daytona:
1) #9-Tyler Reddick, 50
2) #1-Elliott Sadler, 41, -9
3) #23-Spencer Gallagher, 39, -11
4) #11-Ryan Truex, 35 , -15
5) #16-Ryan Reed, 34, -16
6) #24-Kaz Grala, 33, -17
7) #0-Garrett Smithley, 32, -18
8) #4-Ross Chastain, 28, -22
9) #19-Brandon Jones, 27, -23
10) #38-Jeff Green, 26, -24
11) #8-Caesar Bacarella, 24, -26
12) #00-Cole Custer, 24, -26
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(2-17-2018)
Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution: (and their finish)
Caution 1: None, no one a lap or more down.
Caution 2: None, #40-Finchum was eligible but was penalized for speeding on pit road.
Caution 3: #2-Tifft, 19th
Caution 4: #86-Brown, 36th
Caution 5: #40-Finchum, 26th
Caution 6: #38-Green, 11th
Caution 7: #0-Smithley, 5th
Caution 8: #01-Miller, 20th
Caution 9: #01-Miller (2), 20th
Caution 10: #15-Nemechek, 23rd
Caution 11: #15-Nemechek (2), 23rd
Caution 12: #76-Boyd, 25th
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Hemric on XFINITY pole at Daytona: #21-Daniel Hemric won the pole for the PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 189.310mph.It is his second career pole. #42-Kyle Larson will start second. The rest of the top 10: #2-Matt Tifft, #22-Joey Logano, #23-Spencer Gallgaher, #7-Justin Allgaier, #11-Ryan Truex, #5-Michael Annett, #88-Chase Elliott, and #9-Tyler Reddick.
Did Not Qualify: #25-Chris Cockrum. #45-Josh Bilicki, #54-Gray Gaulding, #74-Mike Harmon, #89-Morgan Shepherd, and #99-Ray Black, Jr.
UPDATE: #2-Matt Tifft and #90-Josh Williams failed post qualifying inspection. Their times were disallowed. #54-Gray Gaulding now makes the race and #66-Timmy Hill does not qualify.
The starting lineup is posted on the Daytona starting lineup page (pdf).(2-17-2018)
Daytona XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
Daniel Hemric won the Pole Award for the 37th Annual PowerShares QQQ 300 with a lap of 47.541 seconds, 189.310 mph.
This is his second pole in 34 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2018.
This is his first pole in three races at Daytona International Speedway.
Kyle Larson(i) (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2018 and his third in seven races at Daytona International Speedway.
Matt Tifft (third) posted his second top-10 start at Daytona International Speedway.
Tyler Reddick (10th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(2-17-2018)
Hemric paces final XFINITY practice: #21-Daniel Hemric was quickest in final practice at Daytona with a speed of 191.322mph. #3-Austin Dillon was second, followed by: #1-Elliott Sadler, #9-Tyler Reddick, #42-Kyle Larson, #11-Ryan Truex, #22-Joey Logano, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #35-Joey Gase, and #19-Brandon Jones.
32 drivers practiced during the session.
See complete results on the Daytona practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(2-16-2018)
Tyler Reddick fastest in opening XFINITY practice: #9-Tyler Reddick was fastest during opening practice at Daytona with a speed of 196.190mph.
The rest of the top 10: #18-Daniel Suarez, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #88-Chase Elliott, #5-Michael Annett, #28-Dylan Lupton, #60-Austin Cindric, #2-Matt Tifft, #00-Cole Custer, and #98-Aric Almirola.
See complete results on the Daytona practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(2-16-2018)
Crew rosters for the XFINITY race at Daytona are posted.
XFINITY Entry List: There are 46 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
See the complete list on the Daytona entry list page.(2-12-2018)
See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at Daytona on the Daytona Goodyear tire notes page.
A look at many news, notes and story lines for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race and XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series races at Daytona International Speedway, see the stats on the NASCAR National Series News & Notes -- Daytona 500