NASCAR Xfinity Series race results from Darlington Raceway
UPDATE: Race winner fails post-race inspection
Next up, Darlington Raceway hosts the NASCAR Xfinity Series. It’s the Sport Clips Haircus VFW 200 from the 1.366-mile oval in Darlington, South Carolina.
View full Darlington Xfinity race results below.
Dale Earnhardt Jr is in the field. He’s set for his first NASCAR start of the 2019 season. The 44 year old will start from the 14th position.
147 laps are on deck for the NXS race. Ryan Blaney and Christopher Bell lead them to the starting line…
Darlington Xfinity Race
Stage 1 – Report
Laps: 45 (1-45)
Green flag, Ryan Blaney leads the field.
John Hunter Nemechek is around off turn four and the caution is out.
Green, Christopher Bell gives a shove to Tyler Reddick. Tyler Reddick to the lead, Blaney holds 2nd.
Lap 36, Tyler Reddick leads Ryan Blaney by 1.2 seconds. Landon Cassill is beating off the rear bumper of Austin Cindric for 10th.
Lap 42, Justin Allgaier brushes the outside wall while running 5th. Denny Hamlin is currently 12th. Hamlin started at the back and he’s near the top ten as stage one comes to a close.
Tyler Reddick wins stage 1 at Darlington Raceway!
Darlington Xfinity Race Results – Stage 1: 1. Tyler Reddick; 2. Ryan Blaney; 3. Christopher Bell; 4. Chase Briscoe; 5. Justin Allgaier; 6. Cole Custer; 7. Dale Earnhardt Jr; 8. Brandon Jones; 9. Justin Haley; 10. Landon Cassill;
Darlington Xfinity Race
Stage 2 – Report
Laps: 45 (46-90)
The field heads for the pit lane. Tyler Reddick is first in and first off.
Green flag on stage two, Blaney locks bumps with Reddick on the bottom. Reddick leads into turn one.
Brandon Brown is around behind them. Gray Gaulding pinches Brandon Brown off turn two. Brown is sent toward the infield wall and the caution is out.
Green, Reddick gets the jump. Blaney has a look for the lead into turn three but Reddick holds him off.
Lap 76, Reddick has lap traffic ahead. Blaney dives to the bottom in turn one, he nearly clears him. Reddick is on the gas around the top and hangs onto his right rear. Reddick takes the momentum back to the lead off turn two.
7 to go in stage two, Blaney runs high off turn four. Reddick runs the bottom. Blaney has momentum off turn four, he cuts to the bottom, crosses him and looks to the inside down the front stretch. Blaney drives it deep to the bottom in turn one, Blaney retakes the race lead.
Final lap, Allgaier tags the wall on his own into turn three. He was wrecking loose. Allgaier entered high and the car never turned, the backend just stepped out. He limbs it to finish 2nd but with heavy right rear and right side damage.
Ryan Blaney wins stage two at Darlington Raceway!
Darlington Xfinity Race Results – Stage 2: 1. Ryan Blaney; 2. Justin Allgaier; 3. Tyler Reddick; 4. Cole Custer; 5. Denny Hamlin; 6. Christopher Bell; 7. Dale Earnhardt Jr; 8. Chase Briscoe; 9. Brandon Jones, 10. Austin Cindric;
Darlington Xfinity Race
Stage 3 – Report
Laps: 57 (91-147)
The field heads for the pit lane. Ryan Blaney wins the race off the pit lane.
Green flag on stage three, Blaney leads on the bottom into turn one. Cole Custer follows him through and moves to 2nd.
Lap 115, Hamlin has a run on Cole Custer off turn four. He looks to the bottom in turn one, drives it deep to the bottom and clear. Hamlin moves right back to the top. Hamlin has been entering the corner higher than anyone and remaining there all the way through the corner.
Lap 120, Hamlin is on the bumper of the race leader. He has a look but can’t complete the pass. Lap 121, Hamlin heads for the top in turn three and has a run off turn four. He crosses under him off turn four and looks to the inside into turn one. From the back of the field to the front, Hamlin leads the Xfinity race at Darlington!
Lap 133, Josh Williams is around off turn four. The caution is out with 13 laps to go.
The field heads to the pit lane. Hamlin is first in and first off. Custer is off 2nd.
Green, Hamlin gets the jump on the outside as Custer spins the tires. Hamlins leads the race off turn two and Custer holds 2nd.
5 to go, Hamlin leads Custer by 3 car lengths.
4 to go, Hamlin gets loose off turn two. Custer pulls to his bumper!
3 to go, Hamlin brushes the wall in turns three and four. Hamlin holds the lead and drops to the bottom back into turn one, that takes Custer’s lane away.
Final lap, Hamlin leads by two car lengths at the line. Hamlin brushes the wall lightly off turn two. Custer has a look on the bottom into turn three but he’s stalled by a lap car.
Denny Hamlin wins at Darlington Raceway!
View full 2019 Darlington Xfinity results below.
NASCAR Xfinity Series
August 31, 2019
UPDATE: Denny Hamlin failed post race inspection. He has been credited with a 38th place finish as a result. Cole Custer will take the race win.
Pos | Driver
1. Denny Hamlin
2. Cole Custer
3. Tyler Reddick
4. Ryan Blaney
5. Christopher Bell
6. Dale Earnhardt Jr
7. Chase Briscoe
8. Brandon Jones
9. Noah Gragson
10. Justin Allgaier
11. Austin Cindric
12. Justin Haley
13. Jeremy Clements
14. Michael Annett
15. Ryan Sieg
16. Gray Gaulding
17. Ray Black II
18. Alex Labbe
19. Landon Cassill
20. BJ McLeod
21. Camden Murphy
22. John Hunter Nemechek
23. Stefan Parsons
24. Timmy Hill
25. Josh Williams
26. Joey Gase
27. Stephen Leicht
28. David Starr
29. Vinnie Miller
30. Garrett Smithley
31. Chad Finchum
32. Matt Mills
33. Mike Harmon
34. Brandon Brown
35. Joe Nemechek
36. Tommy Joe Martins
37. JJ Yaley
38. Morgan Shepherd