2019 ToyotaCare 250
The 2019 ToyotaCare 250 was a NASCAR Xfinity Series race held on April 12, 2019, at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. Contested over 250 laps on the 0.75 mile (1.2 km) asphalt short track, it was the eighth race of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. This was the season's second Dash 4 Cash race.
|Race 8 of 33 in the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season|
|Date||April 12, 2019|
|Location||Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Virginia|
Permanent racing facility|
0.75 mi (1.2 km)
|Distance||250 laps, 187.5 mi (301.8 km)|
|Driver||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Cole Custer||Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste|
|No. 00||Cole Custer||Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste|
|Television in the United States|
|Radio in the United States|
Richmond Raceway is a 3/4-mile (1.2 km), D-shaped, asphalt race track located just outside Richmond, Virginia in Henrico County. It hosts the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series. Known as "America's premier short track", it formerly hosted a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race, an IndyCar Series race, and two USAC sprint car races. Richmond Raceway is also one of only a few tracks to host all of its events at night.
Dash 4 CashEdit
At this race, Christopher Bell, Tyler Reddick, Cole Custer, and Chase Briscoe were the four drivers eligible for the Dash 4 Cash extra prize money as they placed in the top 4 in the previous race.
Amongst the drivers entered for the race were Elliott Sadler, a previously dominant driver in the series who came out of retirement for the race, and three drivers all making their Xfinity debuts: Dillon Bassett, Tyler Matthews and Colin Garrett.
|1||9||Noah Gragson (R)||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||22.542||119.776|
|2||98||Chase Briscoe (R)||Stewart-Haas Racing with
|3||00||Cole Custer||Stewart-Haas Racing with
- Morgan Shepherd initially qualified for the race, but withdrew on purpose for Kaz Grala to qualify for the race.
. – Eligible for Dash 4 Cash prize money
Riley Herbst began on pole, but quickly lost the lead after two laps. Mason Diaz brought out the first caution after receiving a flat tire, eliminating him from the race. Christopher Bell led the most laps during stage 1, but Justin Allgaier managed to overtake him and win the stage. Bell spun out after contact from John Hunter Nemechek, but saved it. Noah Gragson also got tapped by Kaz Grala, but did not accumulate significant damage. Cole Custer overtook Allgaier, who pitted off-sequence with the others. Custer then won stage 2 and led the most laps.
Bell had issues on pit road after Nemechek spun out David Starr, causing him to fall behind. Austin Cindric briefly took the lead for seven laps after a caution caused by an accident involving Gragson, Grala, Gray Gaulding, and Justin Haley. Custer won the race after overtaking and holding off Cindric, also getting the extra Dash 4 Cash prize money.
At the next race, Custer, Cindric, Allgaier, and Tyler Reddick would be eligible for Dash 4 Cash.
Stage One Laps: 75
|1||7||Justin Allgaier||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||10|
|2||20||Christopher Bell||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||9|
|3||00||Cole Custer||Stewart-Haas Racing with
|4||9||Noah Gragson (R)||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||7|
|5||23||John Hunter Nemechek (R)||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||6|
|6||2||Tyler Reddick||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||5|
|7||22||Austin Cindric||Team Penske||Ford||4|
|8||8||Zane Smith||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||3|
|9||98||Chase Briscoe (R)||Stewart-Haas Racing with
|10||19||Brandon Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||1|
Stage Two Laps: 75
|1||00||Cole Custer||Stewart-Haas Racing with
|2||22||Austin Cindric||Team Penske||Ford||9|
|3||23||John Hunter Nemechek (R)||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||8|
|4||8||Zane Smith||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||7|
|5||39||Ryan Sieg||RSS Racing||Chevrolet||6|
|6||9||Noah Gragson (R)||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||5|
|7||98||Chase Briscoe (R)||Stewart-Haas Racing with
|8||2||Tyler Reddick||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||3|
|9||19||Brandon Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||2|
|10||11||Justin Haley (R)||Kaulig Racing||Chevrolet||1|
Final Stage ResultsEdit
Stage Three Laps: 100
|1||4||00||Cole Custer||Stewart-Haas Racing with
|2||5||22||Austin Cindric||Team Penske||Ford||250||48|
|3||7||7||Justin Allgaier||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||250||44|
|4||2||2||Tyler Reddick||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||250||41|
|5||13||39||Ryan Sieg||RSS Racing||Chevrolet||250||38|
|6||10||8||Zane Smith||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||250||41|
|7||11||23||John Hunter Nemechek (R)||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||250||44|
|8||9||98||Chase Briscoe (R)||Stewart-Haas Racing with
|9||1||18||Riley Herbst||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||250||28|
|10||14||11||Justin Haley (R)||Kaulig Racing||Chevrolet||250||28|
|11||15||4||Ross Chastain||JD Motorsports||Chevrolet||250||26|
|12||27||10||Elliott Sadler||Kaulig Racing||Chevrolet||250||25|
|13||6||1||Michael Annett||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||250||24|
|14||38||21||Kaz Grala||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||250||23|
|15||33||90||Dillon Bassett (R)||DGM Racing||Chevrolet||250||22|
|16||3||20||Christopher Bell||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||250||30|
|17||17||08||Gray Gaulding||SS-Green Light Racing||Chevrolet||250||20|
|18||32||01||Stephen Leicht (R)||JD Motorsports||Chevrolet||250||19|
|19||20||0||Garrett Smithley||JD Motorsports||Chevrolet||250||18|
|20||34||93||Brandon Brown (R)||RSS Racing||Chevrolet||250||17|
|21||19||07||Ray Black Jr.||SS-Green Light Racing||Chevrolet||250||16|
|22||12||9||Noah Gragson (R)||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||249||27|
|23||28||35||Joey Gase||MBM Motorsports||Toyota||249||14|
|24||23||15||Tyler Matthews (R)||JD Motorsports||Chevrolet||248||13|
|25||21||36||Donald Theetge||DGM Racing||Chevrolet||247||12|
|26||24||66||Colin Garrett (R)||MBM Motorsports||Toyota||247||11|
|27||26||78||Vinnie Miller||B. J. McLeod Motorsports||Chevrolet||246||10|
|28||29||5||Matt Mills (R)||B. J. McLeod Motorsports||Chevrolet||245||9|
|29||22||52||David Starr||Jimmy Means Racing||Chevrolet||245||8|
|30||30||99||B. J. McLeod||B. J. McLeod Motorsports||Toyota||245||7|
|31||35||74||Mike Harmon||Mike Harmon Racing||Chevrolet||243||6|
|32||36||17||Kyle Weatherman (R)||Rick Ware Racing||Chevrolet||237||5|
|33||8||19||Brandon Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||175||7|
|34||25||42||Chad Finchum||MBM Motorsports||Toyota||119||3|
|35||18||51||Jeremy Clements||Jeremy Clements Racing||Chevrolet||112||2|
|36||16||86||Mason Diaz (R)||Brandonbilt Motorsports||Chevrolet||63||1|
|37||37||13||Timmy Hill||MBM Motorsports||Toyota||15||1|
|38||31||38||Jeff Green||RSS Racing||Chevrolet||10||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.
- "2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Schedule". Official Site Of NASCAR. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
- "Richmond International Raceway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
- Tylwalk, Nick (April 6, 2019). "Christopher Bell Comes to Life Late for 1st Bristol Xfinity Series Victory". Retrieved April 7, 2019.
- Cheek, Adam (April 9, 2019). "Entry List: 2019 ToyotaCare 250". Retrieved April 9, 2019.
- Timms, Alex (April 12, 2019). "Gragson, Briscoe Fastest In Final Xfinity Practice". Retrieved April 12, 2019.
- Albino, Dustin (April 12, 2019). "Xfinity Qualifying at Richmond Rained Out, Riley Herbst on Pole". Retrieved April 12, 2019.
- Cheek, Adam (April 12, 2019). "Cole Custer Wins ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond". Retrieved April 13, 2019.
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