NASCAR Xfinity Series results from Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia
Today, it’s a double-header at Atlanta Motor Speedway. First up, the NASCAR Xfinity Series takes the green in the Rinnai 250.
View full 2019 Atlanta Xfinity race results below.
Cole Custer and Chad Finchum lead them to the start. Atlanta Motor Speedway is a 1.54-mile oval. It’s a 163-lap NXS event. The green is next…
Atlanta Xfinity Race
Stage 1 – Report
Green flag, Custer gets the jump on the inside line. Christopher Bell follows him through. Bell looks to the inside in turn one. He leads from row two.
Lap 20, Christopher Bell leads Custer by 2 seconds.
Christopher Bell takes the win in stage 1!
Stage 1 Results – Atlanta Xfinity Race: 1. Christopher Bell; 2. Cole Custer; 3. Justin Allgaier; 4. Tyler Reddick; 5. Brandon Jones; 6. John Hunter Nemechek; 7. Jeffrey Earnhardt; 8. Austin Cindric; 9. Ryan Preece; 10. Chase Briscoe;
Atlanta Xfinity Race
Stage 2 – Report
Christopher Bell leads the field to pit road. He’s first in and first off, four tires for the field.
Green flag on stage 2, Bell gets a shove from teammate Brandon Jones on the inside line. They’re both clear into turn one.
Three wide for 3rd. Briscoe and Gragson nearly wreck on the front stretch.
Lap 70, Tyler Reddick is climbing through the field. He’s fighting back after issues on pit road. He’s climbed through the entire field and he’s running 5th.
5 to go, Christopher Bell leads Custer by 4 seconds.
Christopher Bell takes stage two. That’s the first time in his career that he’s swept stage one and stage two.
Justin Allgaier is banging into John Hunter Nemechek on the cool down lap. He was not happy that Nemechek took his lane away.
Stage 2 Results – Atlanta Xfinity Race: 1. Christopher Bell; 2. Cole Custer; 3. Tyler Reddick; 4. Brandon Jones; 5. Jeffrey Earnhardt; 6. Austin Cindric; 7. Michael Annett; 8. Chase Briscoe; 9. Ryan Preece; 10. John Hunter Nemechek;
Atlanta Xfinity Race
Stage 3 – Report
The field heads for the pits. Brandon Jones beats Bell to the pit exit. Bell stabs the brakes, he allows Reddick to take 2nd so Bell can start behind his teammate on the inside line.
Penalty: Brandon Jones is handed a pit road penalty. He’ll go to the tail.
Green flag on stage 3, Reddick leads on the inside line. Bell falls quickly but fights back to 2nd just as quick.
Lap 92, Bell heads for the top in turn 1. He has a run off the corner. He’s at the right rear of Reddick. He leaves the lane open and Bell drives to the lead on the outside.
42 to go, Michael Annett is the first car to the pit lane. 41 to go, Reddick pits from 2nd. 40 to go, Christopher Bell hits the pit lane. Bell is slow on the right rear change.
38 to go, Riddick, Bell and Allgaier are three wide on the track. This is the race for the lead when the cycle is complete. Bell cruises around on the outside of all to retake the positions lost on the pit lane.
31 to go, Gragson pits from the lead. Bell cycles back to the race lead. He leads Allgaier by 1.4 seconds.
21 to go, Bell leads Reddick by 1.5 seconds.
17 to go, Reddick has cut the gap to just 0.65 seconds.
10 laps to go
10 to go, the gap is now 0.7 seconds. Reddick trails Bell on the track. Both cars remain on the bottom lane of the race track, all the way around the track. But, now he’s in dirty air and it’s harder to make up lost ground.
9 to go, Bell is loose all the way through 3-4. Reddick closes the gap to 0.4 seconds.
8 to go, John Hunter Nemechek is around from 9th. He lost it on his own off turn two.
The field heads to the pit lane for a shootout finish. Bell is first in and first off. Jeffrey Earnhardt is off in 2nd. Reddick has issues with the air gun, he falls to 6th at the pit exit.
Green, Bell gets the jump. Allgaier moves to 2nd. Custer cuts to the bottom, he takes 2nd away.
Restart violation: John Hunter Nemechek
2 to go, Custer is on the bumper of Bell!
1 to go, they both head for the top in turn one. Bell to the bottom in turn 3, Custer to the top.
Christopher Bell wins the Atlanta Xfinity race! That’s the first NASCAR wins for the Toyora Supra.
View full Atlanta Xfinity Series race results below.
Atlanta Xfinity Race Results
February 23, 2019
Pos | Driver
1. Christopher Bell
2. Cole Custer
3. Justin Allgaier
4. Brandon Jones
5. Tyler Reddick
6. Jeffrey Earnhardt
7. Ryan Preece
8. Justin Haley
9. Noah Gragson
10. Austin Cindric
11. Ryan Sieg
12. Michael Annett
13. Brandon Brown
14. Ross Chastain
15. Chase Briscoe
16. Gray Gaulding
17. Garrett Smithley
18. Jeremy Clements
19. Alex Labbe
20. John Hunter Nemechek
21. Josh Williams
22. Bayley Currey
23. Ray Black II
24. BJ McLeod
25. Stephen Leicht
26. Chad Finchum
27. David Starr
28. Timmy Hill
29. Joey Gase
30. Matt Mills
31. Tommy Joe Martins
32. Vinnie Miller
33. Mike Harmon
34. Josh Bilicki
35. Morgan Shepherd
36. Jeff Green