NASCAR Xfinity results from Circuit of the Americas
Next up, the NASCAR Xfinity Series rolls to the starting grid in Austin, Texas. It’s the Pit Boss 250 at Circuit of the Americas.
View full 2021 COTA results below.
The rain is gone and the track is dry. Everyone has installed the slick tires ahead of the green flag.
Kyle Busch and Ross Chastain line up on the front row. 46 laps of stock car racing are up next…
Stage 1 – Report
Laps: 14 (1-14 / 46)
Green flag, Busch and Chastain run side by side into turn one. Busch noses ahead and holds the lead into turn turn two. Chastain runs wide of the turtles and Allmendinger takes over 2nd.
Penalty: Ross Chastain has been penalized for cutting the course. He’ll serve a pass through penalty.
Lap 2, Ross Chastain has broke an axle. He pulls to the garage area, no caution.
Lap 3, Allmendinger has pulled right to the rear bumper of Busch in the battle for the race lead.
Lap 7, Busch has opened the gap. Allmendinger trails by 3 seconds.
Lap 8, Daniel Hemric pits under green with shifter issues. The crew jumps in the window to make repairs.
Lap 11, Boris Said slows on the track and forces the caution.
Busch leads them to the pit lane. Slow stop for Busch as he’s out 5th. Allgaier wins the race to the pit exit. 10+ cars stay out. Allmendinger and Reddick lead them to the restart.
Green, Allmendinger leads into turn one as they riun three wide for 2nd behind him. Reddick holds 2nd.
Noah Gragson gets spun in turn 15.
AJ Allmendinger wins stage one at COTA!
COTA Results – Stage 1 : 1. AJ Allmendinger; 2. Tyler Reddick; 3. Brandon Jones; 4. Andy Lally; 5. Jeremy Clements; 6. Justin Allgaier; 7. Kevin Harvick; 8. Austin Dillon; 9. Austin Cindric; 10. Miguel Paludo;
Stage 2 – Report
Laps: 16 (15-30 / 46)
Allmendinger pits and the lead cycles to Justin Allgaier.
Green flag on stage two, Allmendinger leads with a push from Cindric. Cindric leaves his bumper and dives to the inside in turn one and takes the lead!
Lap 5, trouble for Brandon Jones as he’s picked up damage.
Lap 6, Kyle Busch is on the bumper of Cindric for the lead. He looks to the inside in turn one, clear. Busch returns to the lead.
Lap 7, caution.
Green, Kyle Busch leads the field into turn one. Austin Cindric holds 2nd.
Lap 24, Riley Herbst is around, no caution. He was spun by Cole Custer in turn one.
Lap 25, Miguel Paludo has lost a gearbox and a driveshaft. He coasts to the pit area under green.
4 to go in stage two, Cindric and many others hit the pit lane. Very slow stop for Cindric as they couldn’t get the right rear off.
3 to go, Kyle Busch pits from the lead. Allgaier, Hemric and others pit as well.
Justin Haley stays out and he cruises to win stage two at COTA!
COTA Results – Stage 2 : 1. Justin Haley; 2. Michael Annett; 3. Jade Buford; 4. Austin Dillon; 5. Kyle Busch; 6. Jeremy Clements; 7. Justin Allgaier; 8. AJ Allmendinger; 9. Kevin Harvick; 10. Colby Howard;
Stage 3 – Report
Laps: 16 (31-46 / 46)
Kyle Busch cycles back to the race lead as Haley hits the pit lane. Allgaier runs 2nd.
Green flag on stage three, Busch is clear into turn one. Allmendinger and Allgaier run side by side behind him. He completes the pass on the outside in turn two. Allmendinger holds 2nd.
8 to go, Hemric returns to the pit lane under green. It’s another shifter issue for him.
6 to go, Busch leads Allmendinger by 6 seconds.
5 to go, Snider locks up and clips Herbst in the process. They both spin, no caution.
2 to go, Busch leads Allmendinger by 8 seconds.
Kyle Busch drives away to win at Circuit of the Americas!
May 22, 2021
NASCAR Xfinity Series
Pos | Driver
1. Kyle Busch
2. AJ Allmendinger
3. Justin Allgaier
4. Kevin Harvick
5. Austin Cindric
6. Harrison Burton
7. Cole Custer
8. Tyler Reddick
9. Justin Haley
10. Jeb Burton
11. Michael Annett
12. Brett Moffitt
13. Austin Dillon
14. Preston Pardus
15. Jade Buford
16. Riley Herbst
17. Andy Lally
18. Brandon Jones
19. Spencer Pumpelly
20. Alex Labbe
21. Myatt Snider
22. Landon Cassill
23. Jeremy Clements
24. Ryan Ellis
25. Ryan Sieg
26. Brandon Brown
27. Gray Gaulding
28. Colby Howard
29. Daniel Hemric
30. Ross Chastain
31. Boris Said
32. Kris Wright
33. Timmy Hill
34. Miguel Paludo
35. Tommy Joe Martins
36. Noah Gragson
NASCAR Xfinity Series
Pos | Driver | Points | Wins | Playoff Points