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NASCAR XFINITY Collection information, notes and quick information prematurely of Saturday’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

Radio: PRN, 7:30 p.m. (ET)
TV: NBCSN, 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Race Distance: 300 miles (200 laps)
Stage Lengths: Stage 1 Ends: Lap forty five, Stage 2 Ends: Lap ninety, Ultimate Stage Ends: Lap 200

Races: 22
Pole Winners: sixteen
Youngest Pole Winner: Joey Logano (6/14/2008 – 19 years, zero months, 21 days)
Oldest Pole Winner: Jay Sauter (6/sixteen/2001 – 38 years, eleven months, 25 days)
Race Winners: thirteen
Youngest Race Winner: Joey Logano (6/14/2008 – 18 years, zero months, 21 days)
Oldest Race Winner: Elliott Sadler (9/24/2016 – forty one years, four months, 25 days)
Races Gained from Pole: eight
Final Race Gained from Pole: Kyle Busch (7/eight/2017)
Race Document: Austin Dillon – 151.643 mph (6/29/2012)
Qualifying Document: Kyle Busch – 187.318 mph (7/eight/2016)

  Final Race Most/Largest Fewest/Smallest
Automobiles: forty forty three – thirteen Occasions forty – 9 Occasions
Lead Modifications: 7 17 (9/26/2015) 2 (6/sixteen/2001)
Leaders: four 9 (6/sixteen/2002) 2 (6/sixteen/2001)
Cautions: eight 12 (9/24/2016) 2 (6/29/2012)
Warning Laps: forty four sixty four (9/24/2016) 12 (6/29/2012)
Lead Lap End: 20 22 – Twice eight (6/29/2012)
Operating on the End: 31 35 (6/17/2006) 26 (9/22/2012)
Laps Led (Winner): 70 192 (6/29/2012) three (6/19/2004)
Margin of Victory*: 1.097 9.828 (6/29/2012) zero.036 (6/sixteen/2002)

*Since 1993 (creation of digital timing and scoring); doesn’t embrace races accomplished beneath warning

NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoffs Are Right here – An Overview
The NASCAR XFINITY Collection heads to the rolling hills of Kentucky to kick off the second annual NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoffs Saturday night time, September 23 at Kentucky Speedway within the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 (eight p.m. ET on NBCSN, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
 
Twelve drivers will slug it out for the title by means of three rounds within the Playoffs.  The primary spherical of the Playoffs, the Spherical of 12, is made up of three races – Kentucky, Dover and Charlotte. 4 drivers shall be eradicated on the conclusion of the Spherical of 12. A driver can advance to the subsequent spherical by both profitable one of many races within the spherical or accumulating sufficient factors to be within the prime eight of the Playoff standings. 
 
The subsequent spherical is the Spherical of eight, and it’ll include the eight Playoff title contenders which have superior from the Spherical of 12. The Spherical of eight can also be made up of three races – Kansas, Texas and Phoenix. One other 4 drivers will probably be eradicated from the Playoffs on the conclusion of the Spherical of eight. A driver can advance to the Championship four by both profitable one of many Spherical of eight races or accumulating sufficient factors to be within the prime 4 after Phoenix.
 
The NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoffs will then be determined within the Championship four race at Homestead-Miami Speedway because the 4 remaining drivers battle it out for the title, with the very best ending championship contender taking house the trophy. 
 
Since its inception in 1982 (35 years in the past), the NASCAR XFINITY Collection has produced 27 totally different champions. Solely eight drivers have gained a number of collection titles – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (2011, ’12), Kevin Harvick (2001, ‘06), Martin Truex Jr. (2004, ’05), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (1998, ’ninety nine), Randy LaJoie (1996, ’ninety seven), Larry Pearson (1986, ’87), Jack Ingram (1982, ’eighty five) and Sam Ard (1983, ’eighty four).  
 
Final season, Joe Gibbs Racing’s Daniel Suarez gained the title after beginning on the pole and profitable the race in Miami. This season we’re sure to see one other new NASCAR XFINITY Collection champion since none of this season’s Playoff contenders are former collection champs.
 
The 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoff is made up of 12 drivers from eight totally different organizations – JR Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing, Chip Ganassi Racing, Roush Fenway Racing, Kaulig Racing, Jeremy Clements Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing. Stewart-Haas Racing and Jeremy Clements Racing are making their Playoff debuts this season.
 
A complete of seven Sunoco Rookie of the Yr contenders have made the NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoffs since its inception in 2016. This season, 4 rookies made the Playoffs: William Byron, Cole Custer, Matt Tifft and Daniel Hemric. Final season three rookies made it: Erik Jones, Brandon Jones and Brennan Poole.  
 
Three totally different producers have made the 2017 Playoffs – Chevrolet (9 automobiles), Ford (two automobiles) and Toyota (one automotive).
 
The winner of final season’s Playoff-opening race at Kentucky, Elliott Sadler, went on to complete runner-up within the remaining championship factors.
 
Spherical Of 12: NASCAR Playoff Contenders Rundown By Seeding
Under is a fast take a look at every of the 12 NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoff contender’s performances this season, and their efficiency on the upcoming monitor (Kentucky):
 
William Byron (No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoff’s Spherical of 12 with the No. 1 seed and a couple of,025 factors; two factors forward of his JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier within the second seed.
 
In 26 begins this season, Byron has posted three wins (Iowa, Daytona and Indianapolis), eight prime fives, 17 prime 10s, two Stage wins and has earned 25 Playoff factors. His common end this season is an eleven.1 (second greatest).
 
Byron made his collection monitor debut at Kentucky Speedway, earlier this season; he began fifth and completed seventh.  
 
Justin Allgaier (No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoff’s Spherical of 12 because the second seed with 2,023 factors; 5 factors forward of his JR Motorsports teammate Elliott Sadler within the third seed.
 
In 26 begins this season, Allgaier has posted two wins (Phoenix and Chicago), seven prime fives, thirteen prime 10s, three Stage wins and has earned 23 Playoff factors. His common end this season is a thirteen.6 (fourth-greatest).
 
Allgaier has made 10 collection begins at Kentucky Speedway, posting two prime fives, six prime 10s and a mean end of 12.three.
 
Elliott Sadler (No. 1 JR Motorsports Chevrolet) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoff’s Spherical of 12 because the third seed with 2,020 factors; eleven factors forward of Richard Childress Racing’s Daniel Hemric within the fourth seed.
 
In 26 begins this season, Sadler has posted a collection-main eleven prime fives and 19 prime 10s, 5 stage wins and has earned 20 playoff factors. His common end this season is a 9.5 (collection greatest).
 
Sadler has made 12 collection begins at Kentucky Speedway, posting one pole, one win (2016 Playoffs), 5 prime fives, eight prime 10s and a mean end of seven.eight.
 
Daniel Hemric (No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoff’s Spherical of 12 because the fourth seed with 2,009 factors; three factors forward of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Brennan Poole within the fifth seed.
 
In 26 begins this season, Hemric has posted one pole, 5 prime fives, 12 prime 10s, two stage wins and has earned six playoff factors. His common end this season is a thirteen.three (third-greatest).
 
Hemric made his collection monitor debut at Kentucky Speedway, earlier this season; he began tenth and completed ninth.  
 
Brennan Poole (No. forty eight Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoff’s Spherical of 12 because the fifth seed with 2,006 factors; one level forward of Roush Fenway Racing’s Ryan Reed within the sixth seed.
 
In 26 begins this season, Poole has posted one pole, one prime 5, 12 prime 10s and has earned six playoff factors. His common end this season is a 14.three (fifth-greatest).
 
Poole has made 5 collection begins at Kentucky Speedway, posting two prime 10s and a mean end of sixteen.eight.
 
Ryan Reed (No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoff’s Spherical of 12 because the sixth seed with 2,005 factors. Ryan Reed (sixth seed), Jeremy Clements (seventh), Cole Custer (eighth) and Blake Koch (ninth) are all presently tied in factors at 2,005. 
 
In 26 begins this season, Reed has posted one win (Daytona), two prime fives, 5 prime 10s and has earned 5 playoff factors. His common end this season is an 18.6 (eleventh-greatest).
 
Reed has made seven collection begins at Kentucky Speedway, posting one prime 10 and a mean end of 19.9.
 
Jeremy Clements (No. fifty one Jeremy Clement Racing Chevrolet) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoff’s Spherical of 12 because the seventh seed with 2,005 factors. Ryan Reed (sixth seed), Jeremy Clements (seventh), Cole Custer (eighth) and Blake Koch (ninth) are all presently tied in factors at 2,005. 
 
In 26 begins this season, Clements has posted one win (Street America), one prime 5, two prime 10s and has earned 5 playoff factors. His common end this season is 21.9 (seventeenth-greatest).
 
Clements has made thirteen collection begins at Kentucky Speedway, posting a greatest end of twelfth on this race final season. His common end at Kentucky is 20.eight.
 
Cole Custer (No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoff’s Spherical of 12 because the eighth seed with 2,005 factors. Ryan Reed (sixth seed), Jeremy Clements (seventh), Cole Custer (eighth) and Blake Koch (ninth) are all presently tied in factors at 2,005. 
 
In 26 begins this season, Custer has posted 4 prime fives, thirteen prime 10s and has earned 5 playoff factors. His common end this season is 14.9 (sixth-greatest).
 
Custer made his collection monitor debut at Kentucky Speedway, earlier this season; he began fifth and completed seventh.  
 
Blake Koch (No. eleven Kaulig Racing Chevrolet) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoff’s Spherical of 12 because the ninth seed with 2,005 factors. Ryan Reed (sixth seed), Jeremy Clements (seventh), Cole Custer (eighth) and Blake Koch (ninth) are all at present tied in factors at 2,005.
 
In 26 begins this season, Koch has posted one pole, 4 prime 10s, two stage wins and has earned 5 playoff factors. His common end this season is 17.eight (ninth-greatest).
 
Koch has made eleven collection begins at Kentucky Speedway, posting a greatest end of eleventh on this race final season. His common end at Kentucky is 26.three.
 
Matt Tifft (No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoff’s Spherical of 12 because the tenth seed with 2,004 factors; one level forward of Richard Childress Racing’s Brendan Gaughan within the eleventh seed.
 
In 26 begins this season, Tifft has posted two prime fives, seven prime 10s and has earned 4 playoff factors. His common end this season is a 15.zero (seventh-greatest).
 
Tifft has made three collection begins at Kentucky Speedway, posting one prime 5, two prime 10s and a mean end of 9.7.
 
Brendan Gaughan (No. sixty two Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoff’s Spherical of 12 because the eleventh seed with 2,003 factors; two factors forward of JR Motorsport’s Michael Annett within the twelfth and ultimate seed.
 
In 26 begins this season, Gaughan has posted two prime fives, seven prime 10s, one stage win and has earned three playoff factors. His common end this season is a 19.1 (twelfth-greatest).
 
Gaughan has made 10 collection begins at Kentucky Speedway, posting one win (2014), 4 prime fives, eight prime 10s and a mean end of 9.1.
 
Michael Annett (No. 5 JR Motorsports Chevrolet) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoff’s Spherical of 12 because the twelfth seed with 2,001 factors.
 
In 26 begins this season, Annett has posted one prime 5, six prime 10s and has earned one playoff level. His common end this season is 17.zero (eighth-greatest).
 
Annett has made eight collection begins at Kentucky Speedway, posting one prime 5, 5 prime 10s and a mean end of 12.eight.
 
NASCAR XFINITY Collection And so forth.
Angela Ruch Returns:
 B. J. McLeod Motorsports may have Angela Ruch, from Puyallup, Washington, within the No. seventy eight Chevrolet this weekend in an try and make the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300. Ruch shall be trying to make her ninth profession begin. She has one begin this season at Kentucky again in July, the place she began fortieth and completed thirtieth. Ruch is certainly one of simply 22 females who’ve competed within the NASCAR XFINITY Collection all-time. She is also considered one of solely 5 feminine drivers to compete within the NXS at Kentucky, becoming a member of Johanna Lengthy, Danica Patrick, Jennifer Jo Cobb and Shawna Robinson. Lengthy and Patrick are tied for the collection greatest end (twelfth) by a feminine at Kentucky.
 
Half-Timers Get To Shine: With the brand new guidelines limiting Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection driver participation throughout Playoff occasions, seats have opened up for half-time drivers to showcase their skills this weekend. Richard Childress Racing will function Ben Kennedy (No. 2 Chevrolet) and Brian Scott (No. three Chevrolet) behind the wheel this weekend. Joe Gibbs Racing may have Kyle Benjamin (No. 18 Toyota) and Ryan Preece (No. 20 Toyota) entered this weekend. Plus, Staff Penske may have Sam Hornish Jr. (No. 22 Ford) and Chip Ganassi Racing could have Tyler Reddick (No. forty two Chevrolet) strapped in and able to go this weekend.