DC Solar 200
NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #4 of 33 for the 2018 season
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Race Time: 4:00pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 4:15pm/et
Television Race Coverage: FS1 - 4:00pm/et
Announcers: Adam Alexander, Michael Waltrip, Ryan Blaney
Pit Road: Jamie Little, Matt Yocum and Regan Smith
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Times are local to the Track and subject to change
Thursday, March 8
3:00 PM-6:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
4:00 PM 6:00 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
Friday, March 9
7:00 AM-3:00 PM NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
9:00 AM-5:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
10:35 AM 11:25 AM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
11:00 AM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
12:05 PM-12:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
2:05 PM-2:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
Saturday, March 10
7:30 AM-3:00 PM NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
7:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
11:05 AM (1:05 PM/ET) NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
12:15 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (TENT)
1:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:00 PM (4:00 PM) NXS RACE (200 LAPS, 200 MILES)
Brad Keselowski overcomes speeding penalty to win at Phoenix: Neither a speeding penalty nor uncharacteristic rain in the Sonoran Desert could keep Brad Keselowski out of Victory Lane on Saturday at ISM Raceway. In winning the DC Solar 200 in his first NASCAR Xfinity Series start of the season, Keselowski picked up his second victory at the one-mile track and the 37th of his career, fifth most all-time.[More](3-10-2018)
Keselowski wins ISM Raceway XFINITY race: #22-Brad Keselowski overcame a pit road penalty and two rain delays to win the DC Solar 200 at ISM Raceway for his 37th career win and second win at Phoenix.
#7-Justin Allgaier started from the pole and led 76 laps but fell short at the end, finishing second. He was followed by #18-Kyle Busch, #20-Christopher Bell, #42-Jamie McMurray, #21-Daniel Hemric, #2-Matt Tifft, #00-Cole Custer, #1-Elliott Sadler, and #9-Tyler Reddick.
There were four cautions for 24 laps and 10 lead changes among six leaders.
There were two red flag periods for rain.
The average speed was 103.019mph.
Complete results are on the ISM Raceway race results page (pdf). (3-10-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official ISM Raceway Race & Points Report (pdf).
Race stage winners:
Stage 1 - lap 45 - Winner, #7-Justin Allgaier
Stage 2 - lap 90 - Winner, #18-Kyle Busch
Stage 3 - lap 200 - Race winner, #22-Brad Keselowski
ISM Raceway XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
Brad Keselowski won the 14th Annual DC Solar 200, his 37th victory in 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his second victory and 14th top-10 finish in 20 races at ISM Raceway.
Justin Allgaier (second) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 16 races at ISM Raceway. It is his third top-10
finish in 2018.
Kyle Busch (third) posted his 18th top-10 finish in 22 races at ISM Raceway.
Christopher Bell (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Elliott Sadler leads the point standings by 1 point over Tyler Reddick.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(3-10-2018)
XFINITY Driver standings following ISM Raceway:
1) #1-Elliott Sadler, 151
2) #9-Tyler Reddick [1 win], 150, -1
3) #7-Justin Allgaier, 144, -7
4) #20-Christopher Bell, 143, -8
5) #21-Daniel Hemric, 130, -21
6) #23-Spencer Gallagher, 117, -34
7) #19-Brandon Jones, 115, -36
8) #11-Ryan Truex, 114, -37
9) #16-Ryan Reed, 107, -44
10) #2-Matt Tifft, 103, -48
11) #00-Cole Custer, 100, -51
12) #24-Kaz Grala, 96, -55
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(3-10-2018)
Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #78-McLeod, 26th
Caution 2: #8-Martins, 27th
Caution 3: #35-Gase, 24th
Caution 4: #36-Labbe, 22nd
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Allgaier on XFINITY pole at ISM Raceway: #7-Justin Allgaier won the pole for the DC Solar 200 at ISM Raceway with a speed of 133.849mph. #22-Brad Keselowski will start second. The rest of the top 10: #00-Cole Custer, #20-Christopher Bell, #18-Kyle Busch, #42-Jamie McMurray, #11-Ryan Truex, #21-Daniel Hemric, #2-Matt Tifft, and #19-Brandon Jones.
Did Not Qualify: None.
The starting lineup is posted on the ISM Raceway starting lineup page (pdf).(3-10-2018)
ISM Raceway XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
Justin Allgaier won the Pole Award for the 14th Annual DC Solar 200 with a lap of 26.896 seconds,
This is his sixth pole in 244 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2018.
This is his first pole in 16 races at ISM Raceway.
Brad Keselowski(i) (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2018 and his 14th in 20 races at ISM
Cole Custer (third) posted his third top-10 start at ISM Raceway. It is his third in four races this season.
Christopher Bell (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(3-10-2018)
Custer paces final XFINITY practice: #00-Cole Custer was quickest in final practice at ISM Raceway with a speed of 131.420mph.
#18-Kyle Busch was second, followed by: #22-Brad Keselowski, #21-Daniel Hemric, #7-Justin Allgaier, #42-Jamie McMurray, #20-Christopher Bell, #11-Ryan Truex, #60-Austin Cindric, and #9-Tyler Reddick.
See complete results on the ISM Raceway practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(3-9-2018)
Bell fastest in opening XFINITY practice: #20-Christopher Bell was fastest during opening practice at ISM Raceway with a speed of 133.869mph.
The rest of the top 10: #18-Kyle Busch, #7-Justin Allgaier, #22-Brad Keselowski, #00-Cole Custer, #2-Matt Tifft, #19-Brandon Jones, #42-Jamie McMurray, #11-Ryan Truex, #9-Tyler Reddick.
See complete results on the ISM Raceway practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(3-9-2018)
A look at many news, notes and story lines this week for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, XFINITY, and Camping World Truck Series on the NASCAR National Series News & Notes -- ISM Raceway page.
XFINITY Entry List: There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's DC Solar 200 at ISM Raceway.
See the complete list on the ISM Raceway entry list page.(3-5-2018)
See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at ISM Raceway on the ISM Raceway Goodyear tire notes page.