Reddick Tames The Beast at Charlotte
(CONCORD, NC – MAY 25, 2019 – RIS)Heat, attrition and tires affected the outcome of the Alsco 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway this afternoon. Tyler Reddick dominated, leading 110 of the 200 laps on his way to victory in the Alsco 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race.
Jeffrey Earnhardt was one of the victims of sliding into the wall, bringint out a caution on lap 140 of the 200 on tap.
Cole Custer's day started out with a piece of debris smashing into his splitter and getting stuck in the grille. The team made good enough repairs that he ran in contention for most of the race, rarely out of the top five. Austin Cindric had problems with the handling of his No. 22 Mustang, spinning at least one time and making several saves to prevent other spins. The Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas nearly all had problems, impacting the wall and taking out contenders. Austin Dillon pulled off the track and Daniel Hemric got in the No. 10 Chevy in relief. Apparently, Dillon's impact with the wall knocked a crush panel out and he was possibly having some problems with exhaust fumes.
UnofficialRace Results for the 38th Annual Alsco 300 - Saturday, May 25, 2019 - Charlotte Motor Speedway - Concord, NC - 1.5 - Mile
Fin, St, Driver, Car, Laps, St1, St2, Tms Led, Laps Led, Playoff Pts, Pts, Status
1)3, Tyler Reddick, No. 2 TAME the BEAST Chevrolet, 200, 3, 6, 110, 6, 1, 58, Running
2)6, Justin Allgaier, No. 7 Hellman's Real Mayonaise & Ketchup Chevrolet, 200, 6, , , , 5, 46, Running
3)9, Jeffrey Earnhardt, No. 18 iK9 Toyota, 200, , , , , 10, 35, Running
4)10, Noah Gragson #, No. 9 Cessna Chevrolet, 200, 7, 1, 1, , 3, 45, Running
5)35, Justin Haley #, No. 11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet, 200, , , , , , 32, Running
6)8, Michael Annett, No. 1 Pilot/Flying J Chevrolet, 200, 8, , , , 8, 37, Running
7)16, Jeb Burton, No. 8 State Water Heaters Chevrolet, 200, , , , , , 30, Running
8)12, Ryan Sieg, No. 39 Night Owl Contractors Chevrolet, 200, 9, , , , , 31, Running
9)7, Austin Cindric, No. 22 PPG Ford, 200, , , , , 6, 33, Running
10)5, Brandon Jones, No. 19 Menards/Jeld-Wen Toyota, 200, 5, 1, 22, , , 33, Running
11)37, Ross Chastain, No. 4 Florida Watermelon Association Chevrolet, 200, , , , , , 26, Running
12)14, John Hunter Nemechek #, No. 23 Fire Alarm Services INC Chevrolet, 200, 10, 2, 4, , 4, 33, Running
13)17, Jeremy Clements, No. 51 RepairableVehicles.com Chevrolet, 200, , , , , , 24, Running
14)19, Gray Gaulding, No. 08 Chevrolet, 200, , , , , , 23, Running
15)32, Stephen Leicht, No. 01 Flex Glue Chevrolet, 200, , , , , , 22, Running
16)28, Ray Black II, No. 07 ISOKERN Fireplaces /Scuba Life Chevrolet, 200, , , , , , 21, Running
17)30, Garrett Smithley, No. 0 Flex Tape Chevrolet, 200, , , , , , 20, Running
18)21, BJ McLeod, No. 15 Flex Seal Chevrolet, 199, , , , , , 19, Running
19)11, Chase Briscoe #, No. 98 Nutri Chomps/Pet Supermarket Ford, 199, 4, 2, 6, , 2, 34, Running
20)25, Brandon Brown #, No. 68 Vero Chevrolet, 198, , , , , , 17, Running
21)26, Joey Gase, No. 35 Lifeshare Carolinas Toyota, 198, , , , , , 16, Running
22)29, David Starr, No. 52 LOADCHASE.COM Chevrolet, 198, , , , , , 15, Running
23)34, Vinnie Miller, No. 78 Lake Norman Patio and Game Rooms Chevrolet, 197, , , , , , 14, Running
24)2, Cole Custer, No. 00 Thompson Pipe Group Ford, 196, 2, 3, 24, , 7, 26, Running
25)24, Ronnie Bassett Jr, No. 92 American Wood Reface/Bassett Gutters , 195, , , , , , 12, Running
26)33, Matt Mills, No. 5 J.F. Electric Chevrolet, 194, , , , , , 11, Running
27)22, Josh Williams, No. 36 Starbrite Star Tron/Simcraft Chevrolet, 187, , , , , , 10, Suspension
28)4, Austin Dillon(i), No. 10 Nyloxin Chronic Pain Relief Chevrolet, 186, , , , , 9, 0, Overheating
29)20, Camden Murphy(i), No. 74 Journey Home Project/Charlie Daniels Chevrolet, 173, , , , , , 0, Front Hub
30)36, Mason Diaz, No. 86 Solid Rock Carriers/The Sign Shop Chevrolet, 100, , , , , , 7, Accident
31)1, Christopher Bell, No. 20 Rheem Toyota, 90, 1, 1, 33, 1, , 16, Accident
32)31, Joe Nemechek(i), No. 13 MBM Motorsports Toyota, 58, , , , , , 0, Vibration
33)15, Bayley Currey(i), No. 17 CHARLOTTE Chevrolet, 35, , , , , , 0, Electrical
34)13, Landon Cassill, No. 89 Visone RV Chevrolet, 31, , , , , , 3, Handling
35)18, Timmy Hill, No. 66 LeithCars.com Toyota, 17, , , , , , 2, Engine
36)23, Josh Bilicki, No. 93 WG Speeks/Carrier Chevrolet, 10, , , , , , 1, Vibration
37)27, Jeff Green, No. 38 RSS Racing Chevrolet, 6, , , , , , 1, Brakes
38)38, Chad Finchum, No. 42 MBM Motorsports Toyota, 5, , , , , , 1, Engine
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie
Time of Race:2 Hrs, 42 Mins, 37 Secs.
Average Speed:110.69 MPH
Margin of Victory:2.102 Seconds
Stage 1 Top 10:20, 00, 2, 98, 19, 7, 9, 1, 39, 23
Stage 2 Top 10:2, 98, 9, 23, 7, 22, 00, 1, 10, 18
Race Comments:Tyler Reddick won the 38th annual Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, his 5th victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Prior to the start of the race, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field under penalty for the reasons indicated: Nos. 4, 11, 17, 68 (unapproved adjustments).
Failed to Qualify:(2) 99 JA Junior Avila, 90 Dillon Bassett.
Caution Flags:10 for 56 laps;
Laps: 19-23 (Possible fluid on track );
47-54 (Stage 1 Conclusion );
67-71 (No. 22 Spin Turn 2 );
92-99 (Stage 2 Conclusion );
101-105 (No. 86 Incident Turn 4 );
115-118 (No. 23 Incident Turn 4 );
142-146 (No. 18 Spin Turn 4 );
158-162 (No. 52, 36 Incident Turn 4 );
171-177 (No. 23 Spin Turn 4 );
182-185 (No. 36 Spin Turn 2 ).
Lead Changes: 15 among 7 drivers;
C. Custer 1-16;
C. Bell 17-49;
B. Jones 50-71;
T. Reddick 72-95;
J. Nemechek No. 96;
C. Briscoe # 97-98;
T. Reddick 99-104;
N. Gragson # 105;
T. Reddick 106-141;
C. Custer 142;
T. Reddick 143-158;
C. Briscoe # 159-162;
J. Nemechek # 163-165;
T. Reddick 166-177;
C. Custer 178-184;
T. Reddick 185-200.
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Justin Allgaier, ;
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CONCORD, N.C. (May 23, 2019) – Tyler Reddick could not be tamed in Saturday’s Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Reddick, driving an appropriately named Tame the Beast Richard Childress Racing entry, led a race-high 110 laps and pulled away from Justin Allgaier and Jeffrey Earnhardt in the closing laps to claim his second NASCAR Xfinity Series win of the season.
In an eventful race that saw 10 caution flags and numerous cars hitting the wall, Reddick took the lead for good with 16 laps to go and beat runner-up Allgaier by 2.1 seconds. Allgaier had pitted for four fresh tires with 28 laps to go and rallied from 11th in the latter stages. Earnhardt’s red, white and blue Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Supra wound up third – the best finish of his Xfinity Series career. Noah Gragson and Justin Haley completed the top five.
Michael Annett was sixth with Jeb Burton seventh and Ryan Sieg eighth. Austin Cindric and Brandon Jones completed the top 10.
Polesitter Christopher Bell led 33 of the first 90 circuits before a crash ended his day early.
TYLER REDDICK, No. 2 Tame the Beast Chevrolet (Race Winner): “Hats off to the guys for bringing a car that would allow me to be that aggressive and keep it off the wall. We had a two-week off period and instead of goofing off or going on vacation the guys worked really hard and showed off in practice. I’m just really proud of the effort of the guys. They did an unbelievable job. I realize the efforts and we have made massive gains. … I am just pumped. This place, I didn’t feel very good about it. I have just struggled really hard at getting good finishes here in the past. I just tried to focus on what I needed to do. It’s an honor for me to just be here. It’s an honor to jump on board for the 50th year (of Richard Childress Racing). To go out with some really good race cars, it’s a lot of things. It’s an honor and a privilege."
RANDALL BURNETT, No. 2 Tame the Beast Chevrolet (Winning Crew Chief): "I think those two weeks off were really important to us. We had some stuff that we have been wanting to try. We were trying to make our cars better before going into the playoffs. We have had a lot of great ideas and tried some stuff. The guys at the shop built this car and did a beautiful job. We brought a really fast race car and unloaded really well. It’s credit to RCR and the people there who put their hands on it.”
RICHARD CHILDRESS, No. 2 Tame the Beast Chevrolet (Winning Car Owner): “(Reddick) did a great job. He has a talent and will be a superstar in NASCAR in the Cup division. And we want him to be at RCR doing it. That whole race team has done a wonderful job. I’m really proud of them.”
JUSTIN ALLGAIER, No. 7 Hellman's Chevrolet (Runner-Up): "We just needed a little bit more speed. I didn't know on that restart if we were going to be able to get through the field like we did – we were lucky there. Just disappointed we didn't have the speed to run with Tyler. He was so good today, (and) so was the 00 (of Cole Custer) and the 20 (of Christopher Bell). Proud of the effort, and we made a lot out of a little."
JEFFREY EARNHARDT, No. 18 iK9 Toyota (Third-Place Finisher): "I literally drove my guts out right there at the end – that's all I had left in the tank. … It's huge. Obviously, we wanted to win. When we signed this deal to run these races with Joe Gibbs Racing, my goal is to come out here and win races. I know we've got the equipment to be able to do it. We've just got to put all the pieces of the puzzle together. We showed that we can find strong even after overcoming adversity like we did: me stuffing it in the fence. I'm having the time of my life this year."
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In the second night of the World of Outlaws United Rentals Patriot Nationals, Logan Schuchart drove from fourteenth at the start to win the 30-lap race over a fast advancing James McFadden.
CONCORD, N.C. (May 25, 2019) – Logan Schuchart’s car was as wide as his eyes in the last lap of Saturday’s United Rentals Patriot Nationals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. With $15,000 on the line to the winner and a hard-charging James McFadden behind him, Schuchart ran a perfect lap around Charlotte’s high-speed, four-tenths-mile oval to pocket the cash and claim one of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars’ most coveted trophies.
Schuchart, who started 14th in the feature, was far from a contender in the early stages. Polesitter Kerry Madsen lost the lead to Kraig Kinser, who led most of the early going before Donny Schatz passed him on Lap 16. Kinser gave chase – but Schatz appeared to have the win in hand before his right-rear tire went flat. In came Brad Sweet, who suffered a similar fate.
The final laps became a battle of right-rear tire survival. While Schuchart sensed he had enough grip to finish the race, McFadden came out of nowhere to enter the battle. McFadden – substituting for the injured Kasey Kahne in Kahne’s No. 9 – had a fresh right-rear tire after needing a change early in the race.
McFadden got to Schuchart’s rear exiting Turn 2 before Schuchart created enough of a gap to hang on by 0.104 seconds at the finish. Madsen rebounded to finish third with Dave Blaney fourth and Giovanni Scelzi, Friday night’s feature winner, fifth. Kinser ended up ninth. Schatz came back to finish 11th.
LOGAN SCHUCHART (Race Winner): “You can have a good idea of how much tire you have left, but those last couple laps, it stuck and it still felt like I had grip. It was funny because that (tire) started off used. I’m pretty sure it was on the rack from last year because we didn’t want to waste a new tire starting 14th, but it didn’t matter tonight. I’ve got to thank Drydene Performance Products, NGK Spark Plugs, my grandfather and my team. They all do a fantastic job. It’s been a great season. … I didn’t know who was behind me (on the last lap), but I knew some guys who had problems probably had a new tire. That last lap, I came off Turn 2, I heard another engine … I was going to make it as wide as I possibly could.”
JAMES MCFADDEN (Runner-Up): “Everyone started looking after their tires after the first couple of (cautions). I figured we had nothing to lose. I’m not here to points chase. I kind of used my left rear up a little bit too much. I thought I waited a little bit on Logan in (Turns) 1 and 2 and had a good enough run going into 3. He just did a really good job. I’m pumped with second.”
KERRY MADSEN (Third-Place Finisher): “We had a great race car. We kept getting caught out of position. Congrats to Logan. When James (McFadden) went by, I thought he had a harder tire on. I didn’t know he went with a two-stop strategy, but it’s a great race for us. It was a great night overall.”
The South Eastern Crate Association (SECA) Late Models kicked off Saturday’s festivities with a door-to-door, fender-banging battle that saw Michael Brown emerge victorious. It was a great night for drivers with the last name “Brown” or “Parton,” as Furman Parton followed Brown to the finish line with Dillon Brown and Gray Parton in third and fourth.
Joshua Bishop completed the top five.
“I hope the fans liked that,” Brown said. “I drove my butt off those last few laps. It was a fun race. I’m just fortunate to have great people behind me. That’s important in this sport. We really worked our butt off, me and my dad, to get to this point. It’s an awesome feeling.”
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