Auto Club Speedway
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #5 of 33 for the 2018 season
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Race Time: 5:00pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 5:18pm/et
Television Race Coverage: FS1 - 5:00pm/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, March 15
5:00 PM-7:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
Friday, March 16
8:00 AM-4:30 PM NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
9:30 AM-5:30 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
11:30 AM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
12:35 PM-1:25 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
2:35 PM-3:25 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
Saturday, March 17
7:00 AM-2:30 PM NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
7:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
10:35 AM (1:35 PM/ET) NXS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
12:15 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (NASCAR XFINITY SERIES GARAGE AREA TENT)
1:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:00 PM (5:00 PM/ET) NXS RACE (150 LAPS, 300 MILES)
Joey Logano spanks NASCAR Xfinity Series field at Fontana: The best measure of Joey Logano's dominance in Saturday's Roseanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway came during one of the rare instances when the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford didn't have the lead. Off-cycle on pit stops late in the race, Logano chose to pit under caution on Lap 122 while most of the other contending cars stayed out on tires that had only six green-flag laps of use. Logano restarted 16th on Lap 125. By Lap 126 he was third. On Lap 127 Logano passed Justin Allgaier for second. One Lap later he sailed past Elliott Sadler for the lead.[More](3-17-2018)
Joey Logano wins Auto Club Speedway XFINITY race: #22-Joey Logano won the Roseanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway. He dominated the race, leading 139 of the 150 laps.
#7-Justin Allgiaer finished second, followed by #1-Elliott Sadler, #3-Austin Dillon, #21-Daniel Hemric, #00-Cole Custer, #9-Tyler Reddick, #2-Matt Tifft, #18-Ryan Preece, and #4-Ross Chastain.
Pole sitter #18-Christopher Bell spun once and was involved in an accident with #5-Michael Annett. He finished 21st.
There were 7 cautions for 32 laps and 6 lead changes among 5 leaders.
The average speed was 127.283mph.
Complete results are on the Auto Club race results page (pdf). (3-17-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Auto Club Race & Points Report (pdf).
Race stage winners:
Stage 1 - lap 35 - Winner, #22-Joey Logano
Stage 2 - lap 70 - Winner, #22-Joey Logano
Stage 3 - lap 150 - Race winner, #22-Joey Logano
Auto Club XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
Joey Logano(i) won the 20th Annual Roseanne 300, his 29th victory in 172 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his third victory and 10th top-10 finish in ten races at Auto Club Speedway.
Justin Allgaier (second) posted his fifth top-10 finish in ten races at Auto Club Speedway. It is his fourth top-10 finish in 2018.
Elliott Sadler (third) posted his 10th top-10 finish in 14 races at Auto Club Speedway.
Tyler Reddick (seventh) was the highest finishing rookie.
Elliott Sadler leads the point standings by 4 points over Tyler Reddick.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(3-17-2018)
XFINITY Driver standings following Auto Club Speedway:
1) #1-Elliott Sadler, 199
2) #9-Tyler Reddick [1 win], 195, -4
3) #7-Justin Allgaier, 194, -5
4) #20-Christopher Bell, 172, -27
5) #21-Daniel Hemric, 169, -30
6) #00-Cole Custer, 144, -55
7) #23-Spencer Gallagher, 143, -56
8) #11-Ryan Truex, 140, -59
9) #19-Brandon Jones, 139, -60
10) #2-Matt Tifft, 132, -67
11) #16-Ryan Reed, 127, -72
12) #24-Kaz Grala, 119, -80
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(3-17-2018)
Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #39-Ryan Sieg, 20th
Caution 2: #78-McLeod, 22nd
Caution 3: #78-McLeod (2), ??
Caution 4: #78-McLeod (3), 22nd
Caution 5: #35-Labbe, 19th
Caution 6: #5-Annett, 18th
Caution 7: #0-Smithley, 23rd
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Bell on XFINITY pole at Auto Club: #20-Christopher Bell won the Busch pole for the Roseanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway with a speed of 181.059mph. #22-Joey Logano will start second. The rest of the top 10: #42-John Hunter Nemechek, #00-ColeCuster, #21-Daniel Hemric, #7-Justin Allgaier, #16-Ryan Reed, #18-Ryan Preece, #19-Brandon Jones, and #11-Ryan Truex.
Did Not Qualify: None.
The starting lineup is posted on the Auto Club starting lineup page (pdf).(3-17-2018)
Auto Club Speedway XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
Christopher Bell won the Pole Award for the 20th Annual Roseanne 300 with a lap of 39.766 seconds, 181.059 mph.
This is his fourth pole in 13 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his third pole and fourth top-10 start in 2018.
This is his first pole in one races at Auto Club Speedway.
Joey Logano(i) (second) posted his third top-10 start of 2018 and his 10th in ten races at Auto Club Speedway.
John H. Nemechek (third) posted his first top-10 start at Auto Club Speedway. It is his second in two races this season.
Christopher Bell (first) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(3-17-2018)
Hemric paces final XFINITY practice: #21-Daniel Hemric was quickest in final practice at Auto Club Speedway with a speed of 178.829mph. #22-Joey Logano was second, followed by: #42-John Hunter Nemechek, #20-Christopher Bell, #9-Tyler Reddick, #00-Cole Custer, #7-Justin Allgaier, #1-Elliott Sadler, #60-Austin Cindric, and #3-Austin Dillon
See complete results on the Auto Cluby practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(3-16-2018)
Bell fastest in opening XFINITY practice: #20-Christopher Bell was fastest during opening practice at Auto Club Speedway with a speed of 178.664mph.
The rest of the top 10: #22-Joey Logano, #3-Austin Dillon, #21-Daniel Hemric, #9-Tyler Reddick, #24-Kaz Grala, #1-Elliott Sadler, #7-Justin Allgaier, #00-Cole Custer, and #18-Ryan Preece.
See complete results on the Auto Club practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(3-16-2018)
Crew Rosters: Posted
XFINITY Entry List: There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Roseanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway.
See the complete list on the Auto Club entry list page.(3-12-2018)
A look at many news, notes and story lines across all three NASCAR national series this week, see the stats on the NASCAR National Series News & Notes -- Auto Club Speedway
Auto Club Goodyear Tire Notes See complete tire information for the race weekend across all series on the [Goodyear Tire Notes - Auto Club Speedway page.(3-13-2018)