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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.

2019 ToyotaCare 250
Race details[1][2]
Race 8 of 33 in the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season
Date April 12, 2019 (2019-04-12)
Location Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Virginia
Course Permanent racing facility
0.75 mi (1.2 km)
Distance 250 laps, 187.5 mi (301.8 km)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time N/A
Most laps led
Driver Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste
Laps 122
Winner
No. 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste
Television in the United States
Network FS1
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN

BackgroundEdit

TrackEdit

 
Richmond Raceway, the track where the race was held.

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.[3]

Entry listEdit

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.[4]

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
10 Elliott Sadler Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
13 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota
15 Tyler Matthews (R) JD Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Kyle Weatherman (R) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
18 Riley Herbst Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Kaz Grala Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford
23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet
35 Joey Gase MBM Motorsports Toyota
36 Donald Theetge 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 Colin Garrett (R) MBM Motorsports Toyota
74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet
78 Vinnie Miller B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet
86 Mason Diaz (R) Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet
89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet
90 Dillon Bassett (R) DGM Racing Chevrolet
92 Josh Williams DGM Racing Chevrolet
93 Brandon Brown (R) RSS Racing Chevrolet
98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford
99 B. J. McLeod B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota

PracticeEdit

Noah Gragson was the fastest in the only practice session with a time of 22.542 seconds and a speed of 119.776 mph (192.761 km/h).[5]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 22.542 119.776
2 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 22.657 119.168
3 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 22.696 118.964

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying was canceled due to rain, so the starting lineup was determined by owner's points standings at the time of the race, giving the pole to Riley Herbst.[6]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 18 Riley Herbst Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 0.000
2 2 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 0.000
3 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 0.000
4 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 0.000
5 22 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford 0.000
6 1 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
7 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
8 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 0.000
9 98 Chase Briscoe (R) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 0.000
10 8 Zane Smith JR Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
11 23 John Hunter Nemechek (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 0.000
12 9 Noah Gragson (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
13 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 0.000
14 11 Justin Haley (R) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 0.000
15 4 Ross Chastain JD Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
16 86 Mason Diaz (R) Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
17 08 Gray Gaulding (R) SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 0.000
18 51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 0.000
19 07 Ray Black Jr. SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 0.000
20 0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
21 36 Donald Theetge DGM Racing Chevrolet 0.000
22 52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet 0.000
23 15 Tyler Matthews (R) JD Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
24 66 Colin Garrett (R) MBM Motorsports Toyota 0.000
25 42 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota 0.000
26 78 Vinnie Miller B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
27 10 Elliott Sadler Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 0.000
28 35 Joey Gase MBM Motorsports Toyota 0.000
29 5 Matt Mills (R) B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
30 99 B. J. McLeod B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota 0.000
31 38 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet 0.000
32 01 Stephen Leicht JD Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
33 90 Dillon Bassett (R) DGM Racing Chevrolet 0.000
34 93 Brandon Brown (R) RSS Racing Chevrolet 0.000
35 74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet 0.000
36 17 Kyle Weatherman (R) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 0.000
37 13 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota 0.000
38 21 Kaz Grala Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 0.000
Did not qualify
39 92 Josh Williams DGM Racing Chevrolet 0.000
Withdrew
40 89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet 0.000
  • 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

RaceEdit

SummaryEdit

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.[7]

Stage ResultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 75

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
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
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 8
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
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 2
10 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 1

Stage Two Laps: 75

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 10
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
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 4
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

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 4 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 250 58
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
Biagi-DenBeste
Ford 250 35
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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Schedule". Official Site Of NASCAR. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "Richmond International Raceway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  3. ^ Tylwalk, Nick (April 6, 2019). "Christopher Bell Comes to Life Late for 1st Bristol Xfinity Series Victory". Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  4. ^ Cheek, Adam (April 9, 2019). "Entry List: 2019 ToyotaCare 250". Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  5. ^ Timms, Alex (April 12, 2019). "Gragson, Briscoe Fastest In Final Xfinity Practice". Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  6. ^ Albino, Dustin (April 12, 2019). "Xfinity Qualifying at Richmond Rained Out, Riley Herbst on Pole". Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  7. ^ Cheek, Adam (April 12, 2019). "Cole Custer Wins ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond". Retrieved April 13, 2019.


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