Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Collection information, notes and quick details prematurely of Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Problem at Mid-Ohio Sports activities Automotive Course is the second straight street course race for the NASCAR XFINITY Collection. (Photograph: Getty Pictures)&#thirteen;
NASCAR XFINITY Collection information, notes and quick information prematurely of Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Problem at Mid-Ohio Sports activities Automotive Course.
|Radio: MRN, three:00 PM (ET)|
|TV: NBCSN, three:00 PM (ET)|
|Race Distance: 169.35 miles (seventy five laps)|
|Stage Lengths: Stage 1 – Ends Lap 20, Stage 2 – Ends Lap forty, Remaining Stage – Ends Lap seventy five|
|Youngest Pole Winner:||Michael McDowell (eight/17/2013 – 28 years, 7 months, 27 days)|
|Oldest Pole Winner:||
Alex Tagliani (eight/15/2015 – forty two years, 9 months, 28 days)
|Youngest Race Winner:||
Chris Buescher (eight/sixteen/2014 – 21 years, eight months, 18 days)
|Oldest Race Winner:||Justin Marks (eight/thirteen/2016 – 35 years, four months, 19 days)|
|Races Gained from Pole:||zero|
|Final Race Gained from Pole:||N/A|
|Race Report:||AJ Allmendinger – seventy seven.724 mph (eight/17/2013)|
|Qualifying Report:||Sam Hornish Jr. – ninety six.374 mph (eight/thirteen/2016)|
|Automobiles:||forty||forty – three Occasions||39 (eight/sixteen/2014)|
|Lead Modifications:||thirteen||thirteen (eight/thirteen/2016)||6 (eight/sixteen/2014)|
|Leaders:||eight||eight (eight/thirteen/2016)||5 (eight/sixteen/2014)|
|Cautions:||eight||eight – Twice||5 (eight/sixteen/2014)|
|Warning Laps:||32||32 (eight/thirteen/2016)||17 (eight/sixteen/2014)|
|Lead Lap End:||20||20 (eight/15/2015)||17 (eight/sixteen/2014)|
|Operating on the End:||34||34 – Twice||28 (eight/sixteen/2014)|
|Laps Led (Winner):||forty three||seventy three (eight/17/2013)||19 (eight/15/2015)|
|Margin of Victory*:||three.707||three.707 (eight/thirteen/2016)||zero.766 (eight/15/2015)|
*Since 1993 (creation of digital timing and scoring); doesn’t embrace races accomplished beneath warning
Mid-Ohio: The Subsequent Street Racing Check For The XFINITY Rivals
Up subsequent on the schedule is the second of three street programs this season, the Mid-Ohio Sports activities Automotive Course, for the Mid-Ohio Problem on Saturday, August 12 at three:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
Within the 4 NASCAR XFINITY Collection races held at Mid-Ohio, the collection has seen 4 totally different winners – the 2013 winner was Group Penske’s A.J. Allmendinger, 2014 went to Roush Fenway Racing’s Chris Buescher, the 2015 winner was JR Motorsport’s Regan Smith and final season’s victory went to Chip Ganassi Racing’s Justin Marks.
The collection has additionally seen 4 totally different pole winners at Mid-Ohio within the 4 occasions held on the two.258-mile course – 2013 Michael McDowell, 2014 Sam Hornish Jr., 2015 Alex Tagliani and 2016 Sam Hornish Jr.
This time round, the NASCAR XFINITY Collection might be operating the Mid-Ohio Problem with the brand new stage racing format. The occasion will probably be damaged up into three levels – the primary two levels are 20 laps every, with the ultimate stage being the final 35 laps of the race.
Former Mid-Ohio race winners Justin Marks, Regan Smith and former pole winner Sam Hornish Jr. are all entered this weekend to tackle the thirteen-flip course. Marks returns to the Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. forty two Chevrolet Camaro with crew chief Mike Shiplett. Final season, the duo set the collection monitor document at Mid-Ohio for profitable from the furthest beginning place (sixteenth). Smith might be driving the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 Toyota Camry with crew chief Eric Phillips, and Sam Hornish Jr. can be strapped into Workforce Penske’s No. 22 Ford Mustang with crew chief Greg Erwin.
New Winners Are A Norm At Mid-Ohio Sports activities Automotive Course
In two of the 4 NASCAR XFINITY Collection races at Mid-Ohio Sports activities Automotive Course, the victor was a primary-time winner within the collection; together with final season’s winner Justin Marks and the 2014 winner and eventual collection champion Chris Buescher.
Street course racing within the NASCAR XFINITY Collection is not any stranger to first-time winners – 12 totally different drivers have posted their first collection win on a street course; together with two final season (McDowell and Marks).
Of the forty one drivers entered this weekend at Mid-Ohio, solely eleven have beforehand gained within the NASCAR XFINITY Collection; which means considered one of 30 drivers (seventy three% of the drivers entered) could possibly be the subsequent first-time winner within the collection.
Street Course Ringers In The XFINITY Collection
A complete of thirty totally different NASCAR XFINITY Collection rivals have gained a street course race, led by Marcos Ambrose with 5 victories (4 at Watkins Glen and one at Montreal).
Because the inception of the NASCAR XFINITY Collection (1982), solely 9 drivers have a number of street course wins – Marcos Ambrose (5),
Ron Fellows (four), Terry Labonte (four), Carl Edwards (three), AJ Allmendinger (2), Joey Logano (2), Kevin Harvick (2), Kurt Busch (2) and Kyle Busch (2).
The report for the collection most street course wins at a single monitor is 4, held by Marcos Ambrose and Terry Labonte at Watkins Glen Worldwide.
The NASCAR XFINITY Collection has competed on six totally different street programs via the years, presently simply three are lively – Watkins Glen Worldwide, Mid-Ohio Sports activities Automotive Course and Street America – the three inactives are Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (Montreal, 2007-2012) Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez (Mexico Metropolis, 2005-2008) and Street Atlanta (1986-1987).
Playoff Factors Will Payoff Come Submit-Season Time
With only a handful of races left within the common season, accumulating playoff factors must be prime of thoughts for the NASCAR XFINITY Collection rivals, particularly these with a win or who’re inside the highest 12 within the championship driver standings. As soon as the playoffs begin, drivers will probably be seeded by their playoff factors, making stage and race wins that rather more vital.
Presently seven drivers have scored playoff factors this season, led by William Byron with 17. Byron additionally has the collection-most wins (three), and subsequently would be the No. 1 seed within the NASCAR XFINITY Collection playoffs once they kick off on Sept. 23 at Kentucky Speedway. Byron’s JRM teammate Justin Allgaier with a win and eight playoff factors shall be seeded second and Roush Fenway Racing’s Ryan Reed shall be seeded third as a result of his win and 5 playoff factors.
For the drivers with out race wins this season, playoff factors are much more essential to their playoff success. Of the 9 winless title contenders, solely 4 have playoff factors, led by Elliott Sadler with 5 – all from stage wins – the collection-most this season. Sadler’s 5 playoff factors may have him seeded fourth, simply behind the drivers with wins. The opposite three winless drivers with playoff factors (Daniel Hemric, Blake Koch and Brendan Gaughan) every have one level and shall be seeded forward of the drivers with out playoff factors. Theoretically, Koch would bounce from tenth in factors to the seventh seed (+three spots), and Gaughan would go from twelfth in factors to the eighth seed (+four spots) simply due to playoff factors. The remaining 5 drivers shall be seeded by their common season factors.
With six races left within the common season meaning forty two playoff factors are nonetheless on the desk – 12 from Stage 1 and a couple of wins and a complete of 30 playoff factors from race wins.
Ryan Sieg Nonetheless Has A Shot, However The Playoff Window Is Closing
Solely six races are left within the common season for drivers to safe their spot within the NASCAR XFINITY Collection playoffs, and with solely three title contenders with wins, 9 spots are up for grabs on factors. Ryan Sieg is presently thirteenth within the championship standings, the primary spot outdoors the playoff cutoff, 36 factors again from Brendan Gaughan in twelfth – the ultimate playoff spot.
RSS Racing’s Ryan Sieg moved as much as thirteenth in factors following Watkins Glen final weekend. Sieg has made 20 begins this season, posting one prime 5 and a mean end of 20.2.
Sieg may have his work minimize out for him if he needs to cross Gaughan within the standings over the subsequent six races, Gaughan has a greater common end than him in any respect six tracks.
Sieg has made three begins at Mid-Ohio, posting a mean end of 17.three. His greatest end at Mid-Ohio was a 14th in 2015.
NASCAR And Ohio
For the second-time this yr, NASCAR can be competing within the state of Ohio. The NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection was at Eldora Speedway a couple of weeks in the past, and this weekend the NASCAR XFINITY Collection heads to the Mid-Ohio Sports activities Automotive Course for the Mid-Ohio Problem on Saturday, August 12 at three:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
In complete, NASCAR has held 28 nationwide collection occasions amongst 9 tracks within the state of Ohio. The very first NASCAR nationwide collection race held within the state of Ohio was a Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection occasion on July 25, 1950 at Dayton Speedway in Dayton, Ohio – the race was gained by Cleveland, Ohio’s Jimmy Florian – the one win of his profession.
The NASCAR XFINITY Collection has competed 4 occasions within the state of Ohio; all at Mid-Ohio Sports activities Automotive Course.
A complete of 123 drivers who’ve made no less than one begin in a NASCAR nationwide collection race have their house state recorded as Ohio. Of the 123 drivers from Ohio, solely 19 (15.four%) made at the least one begin within the NASCAR XFINITY Collection, led by Dave Blaney (Hartford) with 121 collection begins. Of the 19 NXS rivals from Ohio, solely three have wins, led by Sam Hornish Jr from Defiance (4 wins), Tim Richmond from Ashland (two wins) and Dave Blaney from Hartford (one win).
Three drivers from Ohio have competed this season – Matt Tifft from Hinckley, Sam Hornish Jr. from Defiance and Matt Mills from New Philadelphia. Hornish and Tifft are entered this weekend.