Reddick Gambles on Fuel Milege and holds off Christopher Bell for Vegas Xfinity Win

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LAS VEGAS, NV – RIS – Tyler Reddick watched everyone and decided to gamble on fuel mileage Saturday night.  He inherited the lead when race dominator Christopher Bell pitted late in the race.  The result was a multiple lap lead for the RCR Chevrolet driver.  Bell nibbled the lead down, but couldn’t make the pass.

It was nerve-wracking to say the least,” Reddick said.  “The last three laps I started losing fuel pressure. It was stumbling. I didn’t think I was going to make it running the fence. But Christopher Bell had a really unreal fast car today. We were just able to come get fuel and tires and just saved a lot.”

Bell finished second despite winning the first two stages with relative ease and leading 154 of 200 laps.

“It’s the second time this year that we got beat by circumstances,” Bell said.. “At Iowa we put on our tires when we needed to and some guys banked on a yellow coming out later and they got it and they beat us. Today those guys did the opposite of us and they won the race. Very, very disappointing.”

Next comes the playoff opener at Richmond on Friday night, September 20th.

Unofficial Results for the 2nd Annual Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300: September 14, 2019, Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Fin, Str, Driver, Car, Laps, St1, St2, Tms Led, Laps Led, Playoff Pts, Pts, Status
1)      4, Tyler Reddick, No. 2 TAME the BEAST Chevrolet, 200, 3, 5, 1, 30, 5, 54, Running
2)      2, Christopher Bell, No. 20 Rheem/Smurfit Kappa Toyota, 200, 1, 1, 6, 154, 2, 55, Running
3)      6, Brandon Jones, No. 19 Juniper Toyota, 200, 6, 6, , , , 44, Running
4)      1, Cole Custer, No. 00 Haas Automation Ford, 200, 5, 3, , , , 47, Running
5)      3, Justin Allgaier, No. 7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet, 200, 2, 2, 5, 15, , 50, Running
6)      36, Noah Gragson #, No. 9 Switch Chevrolet, 200, , , , , , 31, Running
7)      16, Gray Gaulding, No. 08 JT Marine Chevrolet, 199, , , , , , 30, Running
8)      13, John Hunter Nemechek #, No. 23 Berry's Manufacturing Chevrolet, 199, 7, 9, , , , 35, Running
9)      15, Riley Herbst(i), No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota, 199, , , , , , 0, Running
10)    8, Elliott Sadler, No. 10 Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet, 199, , , , , , 27, Running
11)    7, Chase Briscoe #, No. 98 Ford Performance Ford, 199, 8, 4, 1, 1, , 36, Running
12)    5, Austin Cindric, No. 22 MoneyLion Ford, 199, 4, 7, , , , 36, Running
13)    11, Michael Annett, No. 1 Pilot/Flying J Chevrolet, 199, 9, 10, , , , 27, Running
14)    19, Ryan Sieg, No. 39 Lombard Bros Gaming Chevrolet, 199, , , , , , 23, Running
15)    22, Ryan Truex, No. 8 Bar Harbor Chevrolet, 199, , 8, , , , 25, Running
16)    10, Justin Haley #, No. 11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet, 199, 10, , , , , 22, Running
17)    17, Brandon Brown #, No. 86 Vero True Social Chevrolet, 198, , , , , , 20, Running
18)    37, Alex Labbe, No. 90 Martin and Cain Warehousing Chevrolet, 198, , , , , , 19, Running
19)    29, Josh Williams, No. 36 Starbrite Star Tron/Simcraft Chevrolet, 198, , , , , , 18, Running
20)    20, Ray Black II, No. 07 ISOKERNFrplcs&Chmnys/ScbLf Chev, 197, , , , , , 17, Running
21)    12, Jeremy Clements, No. 51 RepairableVehicles.com Chevrolet, 197, , , , , , 16, Running
22)    23, Stephen Leicht, No. 01 teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet, 197, , , , , , 15, Running
23)    21, BJ McLeod, No. 4 teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet, 196, , , , , , 14, Running
24)    26, Garrett Smithley, No. 0 teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet, 196, , , , , , 13, Running
25)    24, Matt Mills, No. 5 J.F. Electric Chevrolet, 195, , , , , , 12, Running
26)    18, Tommy Joe Martins, No. 61 Diamond Gusset Jean Co. Toyota, 194, , , , , , 11, Running
27)    30, David Starr, No. 52 Circle Track/Franklins Signs Chevrolet, 194, , , , , , 10, Running
28)    38, Ja Junior Avila, No. 99 Art General Contractors Toyota, 193, , , , , , 9, Running
29)    28, Tyler Matthews, No. 15 LineTec Services Chevrolet, 191, , , , , , 8, Running
30)    32, Joey Gase, No. 35 Nevada Donor Network Toyota, 187, , , , , , 7, Vibration
31)    34, Vinnie Miller, No. 78 Pit Viper Sunglasses Chevrolet, 186, , , , , , 6, Running
32)    31, CJ McLaughlin, No. 93 SciAps Chevrolet, 121, , , , , , 5, Accident
33)    25, Kyle Weatherman, No. 74 Chevrolet, 66, , , , , , 4, Suspension
34)    27, Joe Nemechek(i), No. 17 RWR Chevrolet, 56, , , , , , 0, Steering
35)    33, Chad Finchum, No. 66 LasVegas.net Toyota, 52, , , , , , 2, Suspension
36)    35, Stan Mullis, No. 13 LasVegas.net Toyota, 22, , , , , , 1, Carburetor
37)    9, Landon Cassill, No. 89 Visone RV Chevrolet, 20, , , , , , 1, Overheating
38)    14, JJ Yeley, No. 38 RSS Racing Chevrolet, 2, , , , , , 1, Fuel Pump
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 10 Mins, 10 Secs.
Total Race Length: 200 Laps, 300 Miles
Average Speed: 138.284 MPH
Margin of Victory: 0.738 Seconds

Stage 1 Top 10: 20, 7, 2, 22, 00, 19, 23, 98, 1, 11
Stage 2 Top 10: 20, 7, 00, 98, 2, 19, 22, 8, 23, 1

Race Comments: Tyler Reddick won the second annual Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300, his eighth career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory.

Prior to the start of the race the following car dropped to the rear under penalty for the reason indicated: No. 74 (engine change).

Caution Flags: 4 for 20 laps;
Laps: 47-51 (Stage 1 Conclusion [10]);
92-97 (Stage 2 Conclusion [86]);
113-116 (No. 61 Spin in Turn 4 [86]);
129-133 (No. 93 Incident in Turn 4 [08]).

Lead Changes: 13 among 4 drivers;
C. Custer 0;
C. Bell 1-47;
J. Allgaier 48;
C. Bell 49-51;
J. Allgaier 52;
C. Bell 53-92;
J. Allgaier 93;
C. Bell 94-112;
J. Allgaier 113;
C. Bell 114-115;
J. Allgaier 116-126;
C. Bell 127-169;
C. Briscoe # 170;
T. Reddick 171-200.

Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Christopher Bell, No. 20

Ron Fleshman with John Davison

RIS NASCAR Editor.  Has been with RIS since the middle 90's. Writes on each of the three main series of NASCAR.

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