2018 PowerShares QQQ 300

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2018 PowerShares QQQ 300
Race details[1]
Race 1 of 33 in the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season
Date February 17, 2018 (2018-02-17)
Location Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida
Course 2.5 mi (4 km)
Distance 143 laps, 300 mi (480 km)
Pole position
Driver Richard Childress Racing
Time 47.541
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing
Laps 61
Winner
No. 9 Tyler Reddick JR Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network FS1
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN

The 2018 PowerShares QQQ 300 was a NASCAR Xfinity Series race held on February 17, 2018, at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Contested over 143 laps on the 2.5-mile (4.0 km) asphalt superspeedway, it was the first race of the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Tyler Reddick driving for JR Motorsports won the race with Elliott Sadler and Ryan Reed finishing in second and third respectively. The race was memorable in that Reddick beat Elliott Sadler by 0.0004 seconds, the closest finish in NASCAR history.

Entry List[edit]

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford
0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet
01 Vinnie Miller (R) JD Motorsports Chevrolet
1 Elliott Sadler JR Motorsports Chevrolet
2 Matt Tifft Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
3 Austin Dillon (i) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Ross Chastain JD Motorsports Chevrolet
5 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet
7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet
8 Caesar Bacarella B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota
9 Tyler Reddick (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet
11 Ryan Truex Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
15 Joe Nemechek (i) JD Motorsports Chevrolet
16 Ryan Reed Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Daniel Suárez (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Christopher Bell (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Daniel Hemric Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
22 Joey Logano (i) Team Penske Ford
23 Spencer Gallagher GMS Racing Chevrolet
24 Kaz Grala (R) JGL Racing Ford
25 Chris Cockrum Chris Cockrum Racing Chevrolet
28 Dylan Lupton JGL Racing Ford
35 Joey Gase Go Green Racing Chevrolet
36 Alex Labbé (R) DGM Racing Chevrolet
38 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet
39 J. J. Yeley RSS Racing Chevrolet
40 Chad Finchum (R) MBM Motorsports Toyota
42 Kyle Larson (i) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
45 Josh Bilicki JP Motorsports Toyota
51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet
52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet
54 Gray Gaulding (i) NXT Motorsports Toyota
55 Stephen Leicht JP Motorsports Toyota
60 Austin Cindric (R) Roush Fenway Racing Ford
66 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota
74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing Dodge
76 Spencer Boyd (R) SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet
78 Ryan Ellis B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota
86 Brandon Brown Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet
88 Chase Elliott (i) JR Motorsports Chevrolet
89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet
90 Josh Williams DGM Racing Chevrolet
93 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet
98 Aric Almirola (i) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford
99 Ray Black Jr. B. J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet

Practice[edit]

First practice[edit]

Tyler Reddick was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 45.874 seconds and a speed of 196.190 mph (315.737 km/h).[2] .

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 9 Tyler Reddick (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 45.874 196.190
2 18 Daniel Suárez (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 45.927 195.963
3 23 Spencer Gallagher GMS Racing Chevrolet 45.973 195.767

Final practice[edit]

Daniel Hemric was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 47.041 seconds and a speed of 191.322 mph (307.903 km/h).[3]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 21 Daniel Hemric Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 47.041 191.322
2 3 Austin Dillon (i) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 47.044 191.310
3 1 Elliott Sadler JR Motorsports Chevrolet 47.231 190.553

Qualifying[edit]

Daniel Hemric scored the pole for the race with a time of 47.541 seconds and a speed of 189.310 mph (304.665 km/h).[4]

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 21 Daniel Hemric Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 47.541
2 42 Kyle Larson (i) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 47.624
3 22 Joey Logano (i) Team Penske Ford 47.808
4 23 Spencer Gallagher GMS Racing Chevrolet 47.839
5 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 47.843
6 11 Ryan Truex Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 47.846
7 5 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 47.857
8 88 Chase Elliott (i) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 48.117
9 9 Tyler Reddick (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 48.143
10 60 Austin Cindric (R) Roush Fenway Racing Ford 48.188
11 1 Elliott Sadler JR Motorsports Chevrolet 48.044
12 98 Aric Almirola (i) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 48.242
13 20 Christopher Bell (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 48.294
14 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 48.328
15 16 Ryan Reed Roush Fenway Racing Ford 48.410
16 15 Joe Nemechek (i) JD Motorsports Chevrolet 48.450
17 18 Daniel Suárez (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 48.457
18 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 48.459
19 35 Joey Gase Go Green Racing Chevrolet 48.594
20 28 Dylan Lupton JGL Racing Ford 48.710
21 93 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 48.723
22 36 Alex Labbé (R) DGM Racing Chevrolet 48.738
23 4 Ross Chastain JD Motorsports Chevrolet 48.799
24 51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 48.826
25 0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet 48.861
26 01 Vinnie Miller (R) JD Motorsports Chevrolet 49.016
27 24 Kaz Grala (R) JGL Racing Ford 49.081
28 86 Brandon Brown Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet 49.108
29 78 Ryan Ellis B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota 49.116
30 8 Caesar Bacarella B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota 49.224
31 38 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet 49.227
32 52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet 49.327
33 54 Gray Gaulding (i) NXT Motorsports Toyota 49.453
34 76 Spencer Boyd (R) SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 49.505
35 55 Stephen Leicht JP Motorsports Toyota 50.192
36 40 Chad Finchum (R) MBM Motorsports Toyota 51.453
37 39 J. J. Yeley RSS Racing Chevrolet 51.660
Failed inspection
38 3 Austin Dillon (i) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet DSQ-Height
39 2 Matt Tifft Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet DSQ-Height
40 90 Josh Williams DGM Racing Chevrolet DSQ-Height
Did not qualify
41 25 Chris Cockrum Chris Cockrum Racing Chevrolet 49.475
42 45 Josh Bilicki JP Motorsports Toyota 49.805
43 66 Timmy Hill MBM Motorsports Toyota 49.511
44 74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing Dodge DSQ-Height
45 89 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet 49.805
46 99 Ray Black Jr. B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota 49.467

NOTE: Positions 34-40 determined by NASCAR's provisional start policy, where starting positions are based on the preceding year's owner points.

Race[edit]

Race results[edit]

Stage Results[edit]

Stage One Laps: 30

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 42 Kyle Larson (i) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 0
2 22 Joey Logano (i) Team Penske Ford 0
3 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 8
4 9 Tyler Reddick (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 7
5 1 Elliott Sadler JR Motorsports Chevrolet 6
6 21 Daniel Hemric Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 5
7 5 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 18 Daniel Suárez (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 0
9 23 Spencer Gallagher GMS Racing Chevrolet 2
10 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 1

Stage Two Laps: 30

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 88 Chase Elliott (i) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 0
2 98 Aric Almirola (i) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 0
3 42 Kyle Larson (i) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 0
4 18 Daniel Suárez (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 0
5 23 Spencer Gallagher GMS Racing Chevrolet 6
6 11 Ryan Truex Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 5
7 3 Austin Dillon (i) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 0
8 9 Tyler Reddick (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 3
9 21 Daniel Hemric Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 2
10 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 1

Final Stage Results[edit]

Laps: 83

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 9 9 Tyler Reddick (R) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 143 50
2 11 1 Elliott Sadler JR Motorsports Chevrolet 143 41
3 15 16 Ryan Reed Roush Fenway Racing Ford 143 34
4 27 24 Kaz Grala (R) JGL Racing Ford 143 33
5 25 0 Garrett Smithley JD Motorsports Chevrolet 143 32
6 4 23 Spencer Gallagher GMS Racing Chevrolet 143 39
7 6 11 Ryan Truex Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 143 35
8 17 18 Daniel Suárez (i) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 143 0
9 23 4 Ross Chastain JD Motorsports Chevrolet 143 28
10 18 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 143 27
11 31 38 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet 143 26
12 8 88 Chase Elliott (i) JR Motorsports Chevrolet 143 0
13 30 8 Caesar Bacarella B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota 143 24
14 14 00 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 143 24
15 35 55 Stephen Leicht JP Motorsports Toyota 143 22
16 24 51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 143 21
17 32 52 David Starr Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet 143 20
18 37 39 J. J. Yeley RSS Racing Chevrolet 143 19
19 39 2 Matt Tifft Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 143 18
20 26 01 Vinnie Miller (R) JD Motorsports Chevrolet 143 17
21 21 93 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 143 16
22 40 90 Josh Williams DGM Racing Chevrolet 143 15
23 16 15 Joe Nemechek (i) JD Motorsports Chevrolet 143 0
24 22 36 Alex Labbé (R) DGM Racing Chevrolet 142 13
25 34 76 Spencer Boyd (R) SS-Green Light Racing Chevrolet 142 12
26 1 21 Daniel Hemric Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 140 18
27 20 28 Dylan Lupton JGL Racing Ford 137 10
28 36 40 Chad Finchum (R) MBM Motorsports Toyota 136 9
29 2 42 Kyle Larson (i) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 134 0
30 29 78 Ryan Ellis B. J. McLeod Motorsports Toyota 133 7
31 5 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 124 15
32 38 3 Austin Dillon (i) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 122 0
33 19 35 Joey Gase Go Green Racing Chevrolet 122 4
34 3 22 Joey Logano (i) Team Penske Ford 121 0
35 12 98 Aric Almirola (i) Stewart-Haas Racing with
Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Ford 121 0
36 28 86 Brandon Brown Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet 121 1
37 7 5 Michael Annett JR Motorsports Chevrolet 106 5
38 33 54 Gray Gaulding (i) NXT Motorsports Toyota 82 0
39 13 20 Christopher Bell (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 11 1
40 10 60 Austin Cindric (R) Roush Fenway Racing Ford 10 1

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.frontstretch.com/2018/02/13/entry-list-powershares-qqq-300-3/%7Ctitle=Entry
  2. ^ https://www.mrn.com/2018/02/16/powershares-qqq-300-1st-practice-speeds/
  3. ^ https://www.mrn.com/2018/02/16/powershares-qqq-300-final-practice-speeds/
  4. ^ "Daytona-Xfinity-Lineup: February 17, 2018". February 17, 2018. Retrieved February 17, 2018.


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