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The 2019 MoneyLion 300 was a NASCAR Xfinity Series race held on April 27, 2019, at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama. Contested over 113 laps on the 2.66 mile (4.28 km) superspeedway, it was the ninth race of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. This was the season's third Dash 4 Cash race.

2019 MoneyLion 300
Race details[1][2]
Race 9 of 33 in the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season
Date April 27, 2019 (2019-04-27)
Location Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama
Course Permanent racing facility
2.66 mi (4.28 km)
Distance 113 laps, 300.58 mi (483.74 km)
Pole position
Driver JR Motorsports
Time 50.596
Most laps led
Driver Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing
Laps 34
Winner
No. 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing
Television in the United States
Network FS1
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN

Contents

BackgroundEdit

TrackEdit

 
Talladega Superspeedway, the track where the race will be held

Talladega Superspeedway, formerly known as Alabama International Motor Speedway, is a motorsports complex located north of Talladega, Alabama. It is located on the former Anniston Air Force Base in the small city of Lincoln. A tri-oval, the track was constructed in 1969 by the International Speedway Corporation, a business controlled by the France family. Talladega is most known for its steep banking. The track currently hosts NASCAR's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Talladega is the longest NASCAR oval with a length of 2.66-mile-long (4.28 km) tri-oval like the Daytona International Speedway, which is a 2.5-mile-long (4.0 km).

Dash 4 CashEdit

For this race, Cole Custer, Austin Cindric, Justin Allgaier, and Tyler Reddick had qualified for Dash 4 Cash at the previous race.[3] Custer was the defending winner of the award.

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 Landon Cassill JD Motorsports Chevrolet
5 Matt Mills (R) B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota
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 Brett Moffitt (i) JR Motorsports Chevrolet
9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet
10 Ross Chastain Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
13 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota
15 B. J. McLeod JD Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Chris Cockrum Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
18 Jeffrey Earnhardt 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 Max Tullman 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 Toyota
86 Brandon Brown (R) Brandonbilt Motorsports 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 Cody Ware B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Ross Chastain was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 49.417 seconds and a speed of 193.779 mph (311.857 km/h).[4]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 10 Ross Chastain Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 49.417 193.779
2 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 49.649 192.874
3 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 49.662 192.823

Final practiceEdit

Ryan Sieg was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 50.984 seconds and a speed of 187.824 mph (302.273 km/h).[4]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 50.984 187.824
2 10 Ross Chastain Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 51.179 187.108
3 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 51.831 184.754

QualifyingEdit

Michael Annett scored the pole for the race with a time of 50.596 seconds and a speed of 189.264 mph (304.591 km/h).[5]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 50.596
2 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 50.771
3 10 Ross Chastain Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 50.797
4 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 50.836
5 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 50.842
6 8 Brett Moffitt (i) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 50.844
7 18 Jeffrey Earnhardt Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 50.921
8 08 Gray Gaulding (R) SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 50.954
9 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 50.998
10 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 51.043
11 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 51.074
12 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 51.270
13 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 51.247
14 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 51.261
15 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 51.445
16 36 Josh Williams DGM Racing Chevrolet 51.573
17 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 51.601
18 17 Chris Cockrum Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 51.743
19 66 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota 51.814
20 01 Stephen Leicht JD Motorsports Chevrolet 51.869
21 38 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet 51.929
22 4 Landon Cassill JD Motorsports Chevrolet 51.945
23 93 Josh Bilicki RSS Racing Chevrolet 51.966
24 90 Alex Labbé DGM Racing Chevrolet 52.010
25 15 B. J. McLeod JD Motorsports Chevrolet 52.189
26 5 Matt Mills (R) B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota 52.287
27 35 Joey Gase MBM Motorsports Toyota 52.399
28 52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet 52.467
29 78 Vinnie Miller B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota 52.489
30 51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 52.545
31 74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet 52.571
32 86 Brandon Brown (R) Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet 52.716
33 0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet 52.734
34 99 Cody Ware B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota 52.744
35 42 Max Tullman MBM Motorsports Toyota 52.826
36 07 Ray Black Jr. SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 52.837
37 13 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota 52.837

. – Eligible for Dash 4 Cash prize money

RaceEdit

SummaryEdit

Michael Annett began on pole. Brandon Jones spun out early during Stage 1, which was won by Tyler Reddick after he overtook Annett before the first lap. Noah Gragson would win Stage 2. Gragson brought out the fifth caution of the race when he spun out trying to overtake Reddick on lap 86.

Annett got loose and crashed into Justin Allgaier and Cole Custer on lap 96, though Allgaier's car was able to get repaired and return to the race. Annett and Custer were eliminated in the crash, which also collected Stephen Leicht, Austin Cindric, Ryan Sieg, and Cody Ware. Nearing the end of the race on lap 110, Jeffrey Earnhardt got loose and caused a crash that took out Allgaier, Jeremy Clements, and Timmy Hill. David Starr and Alex Labbé also were involved but stayed in the race. The race was won by Reddick despite the minor damage to his car. He was able to hold off Gray Gaulding (who had his highest finish in the series) and the rest of the field after a late restart, also winning the Dash 4 Cash prize money.

Stage ResultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 25

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 10
2 10 Ross Chastain Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 9
3 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 8
4 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 7
5 08 Gray Gaulding SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 6
6 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 5
7 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 23 John Hunter Nemechek GMS Racing Chevrolet 2
10 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 1

Stage Two Laps: 25

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 10
2 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 9
3 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 8
4 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 7
5 10 Ross Chastain Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 6
6 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 5
7 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 4
8 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 3
9 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 1

Final Stage ResultsEdit

Stage Three Laps: 83

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 2 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 113 51
2 8 08 Gray Gaulding SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 113 41
3 10 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 113 43
4 9 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 113 40
5 17 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 113 40
6 15 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 113 32
7 5 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 113 36
8 16 36 Josh Williams DGM Racing Chevrolet 113 29
9 22 4 Landon Cassill JD Motorsports Chevrolet 113 0
10 18 17 Chris Cockrum Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 113 27
11 14 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 113 38
12 33 0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet 113 25
13 6 8 Brett Moffitt (i) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 113 0
14 28 52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet 113 23
15 32 86 Brandon Brown (R) Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet 113 22
16 4 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 113 36
17 26 5 Matt Mills (R) B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota 113 20
18 13 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 113 23
19 29 78 Vinnie Miller B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota 113 18
20 35 42 Max Tullman MBM Motorsports Toyota 113 17
21 34 99 Cody Ware B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota 113 0
22 25 15 B. J. McLeod JD Motorsports Chevrolet 113 15
23 31 74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet 111 14
24 20 01 Stephen Leicht JD Motorsports Chevrolet 111 13
25 24 90 Alex Labbé DGM Racing Chevrolet 111 12
26 7 18 Jeffrey Earnhardt Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 110 11
27 30 51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 108 10
28 11 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 108 23
29 19 66 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota 108 8
30 3 10 Ross Chastain Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 105 22
31 1 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 95 8
32 12 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 94 5
33 23 93 Josh Bilicki RSS Racing Chevrolet 86 4
34 36 07 Ray Black Jr. SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 65 3
35 21 38 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet 52 2
36 37 13 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota 36 1
37 27 35 Joey Gase MBM Motorsports Toyota 35 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 April 14, 2019.
  2. ^ "Talladega Superspeedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  3. ^ Cheek, Adam (April 12, 2019). "Cole Custer Wins ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond". Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Koelle, Christian (April 26, 2019). "Ross Chastain, Ryan Sieg Lead Xfinity Practices at Talladega". Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  5. ^ Walters, Shane (April 27, 2019). "Talladega Xfinity Starting Lineup: April 27, 2019". Retrieved April 27, 2019.


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