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The 2018 Go Bowling 250 was a NASCAR Xfinity Series race held on September 21, 2018 at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. Contested over 250 laps on the .75-mile (1.21 km) D-shaped short track, it was the 27th race of the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, and the first race of the Playoffs. This was also the last race for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who had already retired from full-time racing in the previous year.

2018 Go Bowling 250
Race details[1][2][3]
Race 27 of 33 in the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season
Date September 21, 2018 (2018-09-21)
Location Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Virginia
Course Permanent racing facility
.75 mi (1.2 km)
Distance 250 laps, 187.5 mi (300 km)
Average speed 91.364 miles per hour (147.036 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 22.691
Most laps led
Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. JR Motorsports
Laps 96
Winner
No. 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBCSN
Radio in the United States
Radio PRN

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet
00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford
01 Vinnie Miller (R) JD Motorsports Chevrolet
1 Elliott Sadler JR Motorsports Chevrolet
2 Matt Tifft Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
3 Shane Lee Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Quin Houff JD Motorsports Chevrolet
5 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet
7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet
8 Ray Black Jr. B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet
9 Tyler Reddick (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet
11 Ryan Truex Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
13 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota
15 Katherine Legge JD Motorsports Chevrolet
16 Ryan Reed Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Ryan Preece Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Christopher Bell (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Daniel Hemric Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
22 Austin Cindric (R) Team Penske Ford
23 Spencer Gallagher GMS Racing Chevrolet
27 Cody Lane Cody Lane Racing Chevrolet
35 Joey Gase Go Green Racing Chevrolet
36 Alex Labbé (R) DGM Racing Chevrolet
38 J. J. Yeley RSS Racing Chevrolet
39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet
40 Chad Finchum (R) MBM Motorsports Toyota
42 Ross Chastain Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
45 Josh Bilicki (R) JP Motorsports Toyota
51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet
52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet
55 Bayley Currey (i) JP Motorsports Toyota
60 Ty Majeski Roush Fenway Racing Ford
66 Carl Long MBM Motorsports Dodge
74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet
76 Spencer Boyd (R) SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet
78 Matt Mills (R) B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. JR Motorsports Chevrolet
89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet
90 Mason Diaz DGM Racing Chevrolet
93 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Christopher Bell was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 22.341 seconds and a speed of 120.854 mph (194.496 km/h).[4]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 20 Christopher Bell (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.341 120.854
2 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 22.373 120.681
3 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.414 120.460

Final practiceEdit

Cole Custer was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 22.538 seconds and a speed of 119.798 mph (192.796 km/h).[4]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 22.538 119.798
2 21 Daniel Hemric Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 22.568 119.638
3 42 Ross Chastain Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 22.745 118.707

QualifyingEdit

Christopher Bell scored the pole for the race with a time of 22.691 seconds and a speed of 118.990 mph (191.496 km/h).[5]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Best Speed
1 20 Christopher Bell (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 118.990
2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. JR Motorsports Chevrolet 118.896
3 42 Ross Chastain Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 118.681
4 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 118.655
5 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 118.509
6 21 Daniel Hemric Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 118.463
7 11 Ryan Truex Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 118.224
8 3 Shane Lee Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 118.157
9 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 117.971
10 2 Matt Tifft Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 117.806
11 22 Austin Cindric (R) Team Penske Ford 117.734
12 18 Ryan Preece Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 117.468
13 1 Elliott Sadler JR Motorsports Chevrolet 117.575
14 9 Tyler Reddick (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 117.447
15 60 Ty Majeski Roush Fenway Racing Ford 117.432
16 23 Spencer Gallagher GMS Racing Chevrolet 117.300
17 5 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 117.116
18 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 116.565
19 36 Alex Labbé (R) DGM Racing Chevrolet 116.540
20 51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 116.394
21 16 Ryan Reed Roush Fenway Racing Ford 116.289
22 90 Mason Diaz DGM Racing Chevrolet 116.234
23 35 Joey Gase Go Green Racing Chevrolet 115.780
24 4 Quin Houff JD Motorsports Chevrolet 115.622
25 78 Matt Mills (R) B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 115.602
26 8 Ray Black Jr. B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 115.602
27 52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet 115.503
28 38 J. J. Yeley RSS Racing Chevrolet 115.340
29 0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet 114.889
30 76 Spencer Boyd (R) SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 114.684
31 55 Bayley Currey (i) JP Motorsports Toyota 114.528
32 15 Katherine Legge JD Motorsports Chevrolet 114.044
33 89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet 113.991
34 40 Chad Finchum (R) MBM Motorsports Toyota 113.770
35 93 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet 113.393
36 13 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota 113.355
37 01 Vinnie Miller (R) JD Motorsports Chevrolet 113.170
38 74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet 112.126
39 45 Josh Bilicki (R) JP Motorsports Toyota 111.926
40 66 Carl Long MBM Motorsports Dodge 109.533
Withdrew
41 27 Cody Lane Cody Lane Racing Chevrolet 0.000

RaceEdit

Stage ResultsEdit

Stage 1

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 21 Daniel Hemric Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 10
2 20 Christopher Bell (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 9
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. JR Motorsports Chevrolet 8
4 2 Matt Tifft Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 7
5 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 6
6 1 Elliott Sadler JR Motorsports Chevrolet 5
7 11 Ryan Truex Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 4
8 9 Tyler Reddick (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 3
9 22 Austin Cindric (R) Team Penske Ford 2
10 42 Ross Chastain Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 1

Stage 2

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. JR Motorsports Chevrolet 10
2 20 Christopher Bell (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 9
3 21 Daniel Hemric Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 8
4 42 Ross Chastain Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 7
5 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 6
6 2 Matt Tifft Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 5
7 1 Elliott Sadler JR Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 9 Tyler Reddick (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 3
9 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 2
10 22 Austin Cindric (R) Team Penske Ford 1

Final Stage ResultsEdit

Stage 3

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 1 20 Christopher Bell (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 250 58
2 3 42 Ross Chastain Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 250 43
3 6 21 Daniel Hemric Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 250 52
4 2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. JR Motorsports Chevrolet 250 51
5 10 2 Matt Tifft Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 250 44
6 13 1 Elliott Sadler JR Motorsports Chevrolet 250 40
7 14 9 Tyler Reddick (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 250 36
8 9 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 250 29
9 8 3 Shane Lee Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 250 28
10 21 16 Ryan Reed Roush Fenway Racing Ford 250 27
11 7 11 Ryan Truex Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 250 30
12 16 23 Spencer Gallagher GMS Racing Chevrolet 250 25
13 11 22 Austin Cindric (R) Team Penske Ford 250 27
14 17 5 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 250 23
15 4 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 250 24
16 20 51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 250 21
17 18 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 250 20
18 12 18 Ryan Preece Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 250 19
19 22 90 Mason Diaz DGM Racing Chevrolet 250 18
20 27 52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet 249 17
21 19 36 Alex Labbé (R) DGM Racing Chevrolet 248 16
22 23 35 Joey Gase Go Green Racing Chevrolet 248 15
23 26 8 Ray Black Jr. B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 248 14
24 29 0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet 248 13
25 28 38 J. J. Yeley RSS Racing Chevrolet 246 12
26 34 40 Chad Finchum (R) MBM Motorsports Toyota 245 11
27 25 78 Matt Mills (R) B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 244 10
28 22 15 Katherine Legge JD Motorsports Chevrolet 242 9
29 31 55 Bayley Currey (i) JP Motorsports Toyota 242 0
30 39 45 Josh Bilicki (R) JP Motorsports Toyota 242 7
31 24 4 Quin Houff JD Motorsports Chevrolet 231 6
32 5 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 226 17
33 30 76 Spencer Boyd (R) SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 160 4
34 15 60 Ty Majeski Roush Fenway Racing Ford 145 3
35 38 74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet 122 2
36 40 66 Carl Long MBM Motorsports Dodge 98 1
37 37 01 Vinnie Miller (R) JD Motorsports Chevrolet 91 1
38 36 13 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota 85 1
39 35 93 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet 28 1
40 33 89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet 22 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.jayski.com/nxs/2018/pdfs/nxs27rir2018entrylist.pdf
  2. ^ Marks, Brendan (September 19, 2018). "Dale Jr.'s final NASCAR race could be this weekend: How should fans feel about that?". Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  3. ^ Utter, Jim (September 21, 2018). "Christopher Bell beats Chastain for Xfinity win at Richmond". Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Long, Dustin (September 21, 2018). "NASCAR Xfinity practice report at Richmond". Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  5. ^ McFadin, Daniel (September 21, 2018). "Christopher Bell wins Xfinity Richmond pole; Dale Earnhardt Jr. qualifies 2nd". Retrieved September 21, 2018.