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It is the final race earlier than the NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoffs start in Saturday’s The Home.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. (Photograph: Getty Pictures)&#thirteen;
NASCAR XFINITY Collection information, notes and quick details prematurely of Saturday’s The Home.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.
|Radio: MRN, three p.m. (ET)|
|TV: NBCSN, three p.m. (ET)|
|Race Distance: 300 miles (200 laps)|
|Stage Lengths: Stage 1 (Ends on lap forty five), Stage 2 (Ends on lap ninety), Ultimate Stage (Ends on lap 200)|
|Youngest Pole Winner:||Joey Logano (9/15/2012 – 22 years, three months, 22 days)|
|Oldest Pole Winner:||Todd Bodine (7/thirteen/2002 – 38 years, four months, sixteen days)|
|Youngest Race Winner:||Chase Elliott (7/19/2014 – 18 years, 7 months, 21 days)|
|Oldest Race Winner:||Kevin Harvick (9/thirteen/2014 – 38 years, 9 months, 5 days)|
|Races Gained from Pole:||2|
|Final Race Gained from Pole:||Kyle Busch (9/19/2015)|
|Race Report:||Brad Keselowski – 148.637 mph (9/17/2011)|
|Qualifying Report:||Ryan Newman – 186.438 mph (7/9/2005)|
|Automobiles:||forty||forty three – thirteen Occasions||forty – 7 Occasions|
|Lead Modifications:||22||23 (6/21/2015)||four (9/14/2013)|
|Leaders:||eleven||12 (6/four/2011)||four (9/14/2013)|
|Cautions:||eight||9 – Twice||2 (7/10/2009)|
|Warning Laps:||38||forty six (7/14/2001)||eleven – Twice|
|Lead Lap End:||17||27 (6/21/2015)||5 (7/12/2003)|
|Operating on the End:||28||37 – Twice||26 (7/12/2003)|
|Laps Led (Winner):||10||195 (9/14/2013)||1 (6/four/2011)|
|Margin of Victory*:||zero.392||eight.568 (9/17/2011)||zero.291 (7/21/2013)|
*Since 1993 (creation of digital timing and scoring); doesn’t embrace races accomplished beneath warning
Common Season Finale: Chicago Is Final Probability For Drivers To Make The Playoffs
With the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Collection common season coming to an in depth, all however three spots have been clinched, leaving the drivers presently within the last playoff positions on factors – Blake Koch, Michael Annett and Brendan Gaughan – with one final probability to lock themselves into postseason.
9 drivers have already punched their ticket to the NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoffs – Elliott Sadler, William Byron, Justin Allgaier, Daniel Hemric, Brennan Poole, Ryan Reed, Cole Custer, Matt Tifft and Jeremy Clements.
That leaves three playoff spots and lots of drivers nonetheless preventing to get in. Under is a take a look at what every of the three drivers presently holding playoff spots might want to do to clinch their postseason positions.
Blake Koch (zero Wins, 537 Factors, +249 Factors Forward of twenty first) – Koch can clinch on factors with 30 factors and a brand new winner this weekend. If there’s a repeat winner, Koch would clinch on factors with 5 factors. Koch can even clinch a spot within the playoffs with a win.
Koch has made eleven begins at Chicago posting a greatest end of fifteenth final season. His common end at Chicago is 29.eight.
Michael Annett (zero Wins, 512 Factors, +224 Factors Forward of twenty first) – Annett can clinch on factors with fifty four factors and a brand new winner. If there’s a repeat winner, Annett would clinch on factors with 30 factors. Annett may also clinch a spot within the playoffs with a win.
Annett has made eight collection begins at Chicago posting one prime 5, three prime 10s a mean end of 12.7.
Brendan Gaughan (zero Wins, 511 Factors, +223 Factors Forward of twenty first) – If there’s a repeat winner, Gaughan can clinch on factors with 31 factors. Gaughan can even clinch a playoff spot with a win this weekend. Gaughan might additionally clinch on factors with a brand new winner and assist.
Gaughan has made eight collection begins at Chicago posting one prime 5, three prime 10s and a mean end of 12.eight.
XFINITY Playoff Bubble: Outdoors Wanting In With One To Go
The time is right here. Chicagoland Speedway is the ultimate race of the NASCAR XFINITY Collection common season, and for the next drivers on the improper aspect of the playoff bubble, it’s the final probability to bounce their means into the playoffs. Under is a take a look at what the drivers simply outdoors the playoff cutoff line might want to do to make the postseason this weekend:
Dakoda Armstrong (zero Wins, 486 Factors, +198 Factors Forward of twenty first) – With a win, Armstrong would clinch a playoff spot on wins. He might additionally clinch on factors with a brand new winner and assist.
Armstrong has made six collection begins at Chicago posting a greatest end of fifteenth in 2015. His common end at Chicago is a 20.three.
The subsequent 5 drivers are in a should-win state of affairs; they will solely clinch a spot within the NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoffs with a victory this weekend.
JJ Yeley (zero Wins, 446 Factors, +158 Factors Forward of twenty first) – Yeley has made 12 collection begins at Chicago, posting two prime 10s and a mean end of 21.four
Ross Chastain (zero Wins, 441 Factors, +153 Factors Forward of twenty first) – Chastain has made 4 collection begins at Chicago, posting a greatest end of sixteenth in 2015. His common end at Chicago is a 23.zero.
Ryan Sieg (zero Wins, 424 Factors, +136 Factors Forward of twenty first) – Sieg has made 5 collection begins at Chicago, posting a greatest end of twelfth final season. His common end at Chicago is a sixteen.eight.
Brandon Jones (zero Wins, 402 Factors, +114 Factors Forward of twenty first) – Jones made his collection monitor debut at Chicago final season and did so in spectacular style, ending tenth.
Spencer Gallagher (zero Wins, 288 Factors, zero Factors Behind of twentieth) – This weekend will mark Gallagher’s collection monitor debut at Chicago.
The subsequent batch of drivers might clinch a spot within the playoffs with a win, however would additionally want assist in clinching a spot within the prime 20 in factors to be eligible for the playoffs, as they’re at present outdoors the highest 20:
Joey Gase (zero Wins, 275 Factors, thirteen Factors Behind of twentieth) – Gase has made 9 collection begins at Chicago posting a greatest end of twenty third. His common end at Chicago is a 31.5.
Garrett Smithley (zero Wins, 266 Factors, 22 Factors Behind of twentieth) – Smithley made his collection monitor debut final season at Chicago posting a nineteenth-place end.
David Starr (zero Wins, 251 Factors, 37 Factors Behind of twentieth) – Starr has made 4 collection begins at Chicago posting a greatest end of 18th final season. His common end at Chicago is a 21.7.
Erik Jones Returns To Defend Final Season’s Chicago Win
Final season, Joe Gibbs Racing’s Erik Jones was battling to make the postseason, and did so fairly notably when he gained the common season finale at Chicagoland Speedway. This season, Jones returns to the NASCAR XFINITY Collection to defend his win and attempt to grow to be the primary driver in NASCAR XFINITY Collection historical past to win consecutive races at Chicago. Plus, if he wins this weekend, Jones will tie Kevin Harvick (three wins) for the second-most collection wins at Chicago all-time.
Jones will even be joined by six different Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection drivers trying to run double obligation this weekend – Austin Dillon, Ty Dillon, Daniel Suarez, Ryan Blaney, Corey LaJoie and Kyle Larson.
Jones will the driving the No. 20 JGR Toyota with crew chief Chris Gabehart. Jones has made three collection begins at Chicago, posting two wins (2014 and 2016) and three prime 10s. His common end at Chicago is a three.zero.
NASCAR XFINITY Collection And Illinois
The NASCAR XFINITY Collection has held 36 races amongst two totally different tracks (Chicagoland Speedway – 21 races and Gateway Motorsports Park – sixteen races) within the state of Illinois. The very first NASCAR XFINITY Collection race held within the state of Illinois was on July 26, 1997 at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois – the race was gained by Elliott Sadler.
Presently the NASCAR XFINITY Collection solely competes at Chicagoland Speedway within the state of Illinois. Chicagoland Speedway has held 21 collection occasions, producing 14 totally different pole winners, led by Kyle Busch with three poles. It has additionally produced 14 totally different race winners, additionally led by Kyle Busch with 4 race wins.
A complete of eighty drivers with their house state recorded as Illinois have made a minimum of one begin in a NASCAR nationwide collection race. Of the eighty Illinois drivers, 15 have made at the very least one begin within the NASCAR XFINITY Collection. Justin Allgaier from Riverton leads all Illinois drivers in collection begins (232) and collection wins (4).