2017 Kentucky Speedway results from September 23, 2017 featuring the NASCAR Xfinity Series
Tonight, the NASCAR Xfinity Series lands at Kentucky Speedway. It’s the first round of the Xfinity Series Playoff’s. No Cup Series drivers are in the field.
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Stage 1 and 2 are 45 laps. The final stage is 110 laps. 200 total laps around Kentucky Speedway.
The top 10 is full of Playoff drivers. However, the front row is full of non-playoff contenders. Kyle Benjamin and Ryan Preece lead the field to green. B
Green flag, Benjamin is clear on the bottom, he slides up on exit and takes the primary line away.
Lap 19, trouble. After contact, Justin Allgaier has cut a right front tire. No caution, he coasts to pit road. The fenders are in tact but the Playoff contender will need to fight to get back on the lead lap, he rides 2 laps down.
10 to go in stage 1. Benjamin leads Cole Custer by 1.2 seconds. 21 cars are left on the lead lap.
Benjamin is slicing through lapped traffic. However, so is Custer. The lead is cut to just .6 seconds.
5 to go, bumper to bumper for the lead and the stage win. Cole Custer dives into turn 3, he’s on the inside. Custer gets a run off turn 4. He runs Benjamin all the way to the wall on exit then dives down the banking down the front straight, no side draft available.
Cole Custer wins stage 1!
Stage 1 Results: 1. Cole Custer; 2. Tyler Reddick; 3. Kyle Benjamin; 4. Ryan Preece; 5. Brennan Poole; 6. Daniel Hemric; 7. Matt Tifft; 8. Elliott Sadler; 9. Brian Scott; 10. William Byron;
Kyle Benjamin took two tires, he was the only driver to do that. Benjamin will lead Cole Custer to green in stage 2.
Green flag, Benjamin gets a terrible jump on two old tires. Cole Custer is clear before turn 1. Daniel Hemric looks to the inside of Benjamin. Benjamin leaves him no room at all. Hemric forces his way in anyway. Hemric slides up the banking and pushes Benjamin up the banking. Hemric to 2nd.
Brandon Jones runs 3 wide through the tri-oval. He clips a drainage ditch, jumps in the air, he’s saved by Ryan Reed. A little fender rub and they all continue.
More trouble. Brandon Jones gets loose under Sam Hornish in the center of the corner. He jumps sideways, on the correction the wheel is turned to the right. He slides up the banking and clips Sam Hornish. Hornish is sideways under the wall straightens him out. No caution. Hornish drives to pit road.
Lap 74, caution. Angela Ruch looped it off turn 4. Justin Allgaier has been handed a gift. He was the first car 1 lap down. This caution will put him back on the lead lap. He was just laps away from running out of fuel as well.
Green flag, 12 to go, Cole Custer gets a jump on Tyler Reddick. However, Daniel Hemric has a run from row 2. Custer pulls low to block. Custer leads off turn 2.
4 wide across the drainage ditch. Elliott Sadler is on the bottom. He turns down the track even lower. He hits the drain with his right side tires. Sadler jumps, sparks. They all continue.
Tyler Reddick is running down Cole Custer. But, he’s going to run out of time. Cole Custer wins stage 2!
Stage 2 Results: 1. Cole Custer; 2. Tyler Reddick; 3. Daniel Hemric; 4. Ryan Preece; 5. William Byron; 6. Brian Scott; 7. Kyle Benjamin; 8. Ben Kennedy; 9. Ryan Reed; 10. Elliott Sadler;
No tires for Ryan Preece, Justin Allgaier or Justin Sieg. Ben Kennedy took just two. Cole Custer leaves pit road with 4 new tires but he’ll restart 5th. Reddick, 7th. Elliott Sadler stayed out, he’ll lead them to green. I expect this restart to be a mess.
Green flag on the final stage, Allgaier locks bumpers with Elliott Sadler. He pushes his teammate to the lead in turn 1. Allgaier falls to 4th. Ben Kennedy hits the drainage ditch just in front of Allgaier, big wiggle, up the banking, move Allgaier to 3rd.
Lap 102, William Byron is on pit road. 4 tire stop. He had a tire rub on the left rear. He entered this race as the playoff leader.
Lap 105, Ryan Preece has caught the leader. He looks low off turn 4. He runs to the wall then dives off the banking, Elliott chases him. New leader in turn 1, Ryan Preece.
Lap 122, Tyler Reddick has caught Ryan Preece. Preece was the point leader of the Whelen Modified Tour. He gave that up to run this race.
Lap 126, Reddick has a run off turn 4. He dives to the bottom, Preece lets him go.
Lap 140, Elliott Sadler is on pit road. He started this stage without a pit stop.
Lap 145, Reddick leads by 3.7 seconds. Black Koch and Ryan Reed have pitted. Hemric and more follow. Lap 150, Ryan Preece hits pit road. Reddick and Custer still remain on track.
Lap 151, Reddick pits as does Custer. Kyle Benjamin assumes the lead. He’s praying for a caution. It’s no going to come. Lap 160, Benjamin pits. Reddick assumes the lead.
25 to go, Tyler Reddick leads Kyle Benjamin by 10.80 seconds.
20 to go, Brennan Poole is up to 2nd. He’s on the move but his teammate is now 11 seconds up the road.
10 to go, Reddick leads by 11 seconds. Only 9 cars are on the lead lap. Cole Custer has just fought his way into the top 5.
5 to go, Tyler Reddick is still driving away. He’s now 13 seconds in front.
Tyler Reddick wins at Kentucky Speedway! 14 second lead, it’s the largest margin of victory ever in the Xfinity Series at Kentucky Speedway.
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Author: Shane Walters
2017 Kentucky Speedway Results
September 23, 2017
NASCAR Xfinity Series
1. Tyler Reddick
2. Brennan Poole
3. Justin Allgaier
4. Ryan Preece
5. Cole Custer
6. Elliott Sadler
7. Daniel Hamric
8. Brian Scott
9. Matt Tifft
10. Ryan Reed
11. Ben Kennedy
12. Kyle Benjamin
13. Brandon Jones
14. Brendan Gaughan
15. Spencer Gallagher Jr
16. Michael Annett
17. Blake Koch
18. JJ Yaley
19. William Byron
20. Ryan Sieg
21. Ross Chastain
22. Jeremy Clements
23. Dakoda Armstrong
24. Harrison Rhodes
25. Garrett Smithley
26. Josh Williams
27. Quin Williams
28. BJ McLeod
29. David Starr
30. Joey Gase
31. Sam Hornish Jr
32. Angela Ruch
33. Korbin Forrister
34. Mike Harmon
35. John Jackson
36. Timmy Hill
37. Morgan Shepherd
38. Dexter Bean
39. Carl Long
40. Jeff Green