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The 2019 Alsco 300 is a NASCAR Xfinity Series race held on April 6, 2019, at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Contested over 300 laps on the 0.533 miles (0.858 km) concrete short track, it was the seventh race of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. This was also the season's first Dash 4 Cash race, which would award extra money to the race winner.

2019 Alsco 300
Race details[1][2][3][4]
Race 7 of 33 in the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season
Date April 6, 2019 (2019-04-06)
Location Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee
Course Permanent racing facility
0.533 mi (0.858 km)
Distance 300 laps, 159.9 mi (257.3 km)
Pole position
Driver Stewart-Haas Racing
Time 15.168
Most laps led
Driver Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports
Laps 136
Winner
No. 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network FS1
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN

BackgroundEdit

TrackEdit

 
Bristol Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Bristol Motor Speedway, formerly known as Bristol International Raceway and Bristol Raceway, is a NASCAR short track venue located in Bristol, Tennessee. Constructed in 1960, it held its first NASCAR race on July 30, 1961. Despite its short length, Bristol is among the most popular tracks on the NASCAR schedule because of its distinct features, which include steep banking, an all concrete surface, two pit roads, and stadium-like seating.

Dash 4 CashEdit

The Dash 4 Cash is a series of races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The 2019 format included four races where only the top four points eligible drivers in the previous race could be eligible to win a $100,000 bonus on top of their race winnings if they won the race. In addition, Cup Series regulars were not permitted to compete in the races.

For this race, Michael Annett, Christopher Bell, Chase Briscoe and Tyler Reddick were eligible for Dash 4 Cash as they placed in the top four in the 2019 My Bariatric Solutions 300 amongst regular season drivers. The highest-finishing Dash 4 Cash eligible driver at Bristol would receive the bonus and move on to have a shot at the prize at the next race, along with the top three finishing series regulars from this race. This format continued for the two races afterwards at Talladega and Dover.[5]

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford
0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet
01 Stephen Leicht JD Motorsports Chevrolet
1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet
2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Ross Chastain JD Motorsports Chevrolet
5 Matt Mills (R) B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet
07 Ray Black Jr. SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet
7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet
08 Gray Gaulding (R) SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet
8 Zane Smith JR Motorsports Chevrolet
9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet
11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
13 John Jackson MBM Motorsports Toyota
15 B. J. McLeod JD Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Kyle Weatherman (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
18 Harrison Burton (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford
23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet
35 Joey Gase MBM Motorsports Toyota
36 Josh Williams DGM Racing Chevrolet
38 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet
39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet
42 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota
51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet
52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet
66 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota
74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet
78 Vinnie Miller B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet
86 Brandon Brown (R) Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet
89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet
90 Alex Labbé DGM Racing Chevrolet
93 Josh Bilicki RSS Racing Chevrolet
98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford
99 Tommy Joe Martins B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

John Hunter Nemechek was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 15.632 seconds and a speed of 122.748 mph (197.544 km/h).[6]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 15.632 122.748
2 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 15.760 121.751
3 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 15.808 121.382

Final practiceEdit

Cole Custer was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 15.509 seconds and a speed of 123.722 mph (199.111 km/h).[6]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 15.509 123.722
2 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 15.561 123.308
3 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 15.576 123.190

QualifyingEdit

Cole Custer scored the pole for the race with a time of 15.168 seconds and a speed of 126.503 mph (203.587 km/h).[7][8]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 15.168
2 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 15.255
3 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 15.261
4 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 15.264
5 18 Harrison Burton (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 15.276
6 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 15.302
7 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 15.377
8 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 15.382
9 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 15.397
10 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 15.404
11 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 15.438
12 4 Ross Chastain JD Motorsports Chevrolet 15.447
13 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 15.490
14 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 15.493
15 51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 15.557
16 8 Zane Smith JR Motorsports Chevrolet 15.566
17 90 Alex Labbé DGM Racing Chevrolet 15.605
18 42 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota 15.618
19 08 Gray Gaulding (R) SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 15.669
20 66 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota 15.732
21 07 Ray Black Jr. SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 15.737
22 86 Brandon Brown (R) Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet 15.738
23 15 B. J. McLeod JD Motorsports Chevrolet 15.885
24 17 Kyle Weatherman (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 15.916
25 36 Josh Williams DGM Racing Chevrolet 15.919
26 0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet 15.942
27 35 Joey Gase MBM Motorsports Toyota 16.010
28 99 Tommy Joe Martins B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota 16.017
29 93 Josh Bilicki RSS Racing Chevrolet 16.074
30 78 Vinnie Miller B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 16.144
31 5 Matt Mills (R) B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 16.188
32 52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet 16.749
33 89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet 16.834
34 74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet 17.076
35 13 John Jackson MBM Motorsports Toyota 17.268
36 01 Stephen Leicht JD Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
37 38 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet 0.000

. – Eligible for Dash 4 Cash prize money

RaceEdit

SummaryEdit

Cole Custer began on pole, but Justin Allgaier overtook him and would dominate the first two stages and lead the most laps. In Stage 1, Jeff Green got loose under Ross Chastain, causing heavy damage and eliminating both cars. Allgaier would later suffer from mechanical problems and crash out of the race despite his early dominance.

A caution with 40 laps to go occurred after Harrison Burton cut a tire in his first Xfinity series race. Brandon Jones stayed out and assumed the lead. Christopher Bell, sporting newer tires, passed Jones with 17 laps to go and battled with Tyler Reddick. In the end, Bell would win the race and extra prize money after holding off Reddick, who would finish second for the second consecutive race.

At the next race, Bell, Reddick, Custer, and Briscoe would have the chance at the extra prize money for placing in the top 4 for this race.[9]

Stage ResultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 85

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 10
2 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 9
3 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 8
4 18 Harrison Burton (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 0
5 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 6
6 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 5
7 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 4
8 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 3
9 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 2
10 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 1

Stage Two Laps: 85

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 10
2 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 9
3 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 7
5 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 6
6 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 5
7 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 4
8 18 Harrison Burton (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 0
9 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2
10 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 1

Final Stage ResultsEdit

Stage Three Laps: 130

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 8 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 300 52
2 2 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 300 53
3 1 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 300 49
4 3 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 300 42
5 10 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 300 40
6 4 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 300 42
7 11 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 300 34
8 9 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 300 29
9 7 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 300 28
10 5 18 Harrison Burton (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 300 0
11 16 8 Zane Smith JR Motorsports Chevrolet 300 26
12 14 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 299 25
13 15 51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 299 24
14 13 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 298 26
15 19 08 Gray Gaulding SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 297 22
16 21 07 Ray Black Jr. SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 296 21
17 20 66 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota 294 20
18 23 15 B. J. McLeod JD Motorsports Chevrolet 294 19
19 25 36 Josh Williams DGM Racing Chevrolet 293 18
20 18 42 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota 292 17
21 31 5 Matt Mills (R) B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 292 16
22 26 0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet 292 15
23 22 86 Brandon Brown (R) Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet 291 14
24 30 78 Vinnie Miller B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 291 13
25 32 52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet 289 12
26 28 99 Tommy Joe Martins B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota 288 11
27 27 35 Joey Gase MBM Motorsports Toyota 286 10
28 24 17 Kyle Weatherman (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 284 0
29 34 74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet 272 8
30 6 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 227 27
31 17 90 Alex Labbé DGM Racing Chevrolet 193 6
32 36 01 Stephen Leicht JD Motorsports Chevrolet 190 5
33 12 4 Ross Chastain JD Motorsports Chevrolet 41 4
34 37 38 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet 40 3
35 33 89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet 13 2
36 29 93 Josh Bilicki RSS Racing Chevrolet 12 1
37 35 13 John Jackson MBM Motorsports Toyota 9 1

. – Won the Dash 4 Cash prize money and subsequently qualified for the Dash 4 Cash prize money in the next race.

. – Qualified for Dash 4 Cash prize money in the next race.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Schedule". Official Site Of NASCAR. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  2. ^ "NASCAR TV schedule: April 1–7, 2019". March 31, 2019. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  3. ^ "Field set for Xfinity Dash 4 Cash opener at Bristol". March 30, 2019. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  4. ^ Hauff, Brandon (April 1, 2019). "Entry List: 2019 ALSCO 300". Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  5. ^ "Comcast to donate $120,000 to Veteran Service Organizations as part of Dash 4 Cash". April 2, 2019. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Allaway, Phil (April 5, 2019). "Cole Custer, John Hunter Nemechek Top Bristol Xfinity Practices". Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  7. ^ Walters, Shane (April 6, 2019). "Bristol Xfinity Race Starting Lineup: April 6, 2019". Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  8. ^ Mullins, Rod (April 6, 2019). "Custer takes the top spot in Xfinity Cup Qualifying from Bristol". Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  9. ^ Tylwalk, Nick (April 6, 2019). "Christopher Bell Comes to Life Late for 1st Bristol Xfinity Series Victory". Retrieved April 6, 2019.


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