2019 MoneyLion 300
|Race 9 of 33 in the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season|
|Date||April 27, 2019|
|Location||Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama|
Permanent racing facility|
2.66 mi (4.28 km)
|Distance||113 laps, 300.58 mi (483.74 km)|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Tyler Reddick||Richard Childress Racing|
|No. 2||Tyler Reddick||Richard Childress Racing|
|Television in the United States|
|Radio in the United States|
The 2019 MoneyLion 300 was a NASCAR Xfinity Series race held on April 27, 2019, at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama. Contested over 113 laps on the 2.66 mile (4.28 km) superspeedway, it was the ninth race of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. This was the season's third Dash 4 Cash race.
Talladega Superspeedway, formerly known as Alabama International Motor Speedway, is a motorsports complex located north of Talladega, Alabama. It is located on the former Anniston Air Force Base in the small city of Lincoln. A tri-oval, the track was constructed in 1969 by the International Speedway Corporation, a business controlled by the France family. Talladega is most known for its steep banking. The track currently hosts NASCAR's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Talladega is the longest NASCAR oval with a length of 2.66-mile-long (4.28 km) tri-oval like the Daytona International Speedway, which is a 2.5-mile-long (4.0 km).
Dash 4 Cash
For this race, Cole Custer, Austin Cindric, Justin Allgaier, and Tyler Reddick had qualified for Dash 4 Cash at the previous race. Custer was the defending winner of the award.
|1||10||Ross Chastain||Kaulig Racing||Chevrolet||49.417||193.779|
|2||9||Noah Gragson (R)||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||49.649||192.874|
|3||98||Chase Briscoe (R)||Stewart-Haas Racing with
|1||39||Ryan Sieg||RSS Racing||Chevrolet||50.984||187.824|
|2||10||Ross Chastain||Kaulig Racing||Chevrolet||51.179||187.108|
|3||23||John Hunter Nemechek (R)||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||51.831||184.754|
. – Eligible for Dash 4 Cash prize money
Michael Annett began on pole. Brandon Jones spun out early during Stage 1, which was won by Tyler Reddick after he overtook Annett before the first lap. Noah Gragson would win Stage 2. Gragson brought out the fifth caution of the race when he spun out trying to overtake Reddick on lap 86.
Annett got loose and crashed into Justin Allgaier and Cole Custer on lap 96, though Allgaier's car was able to get repaired and return to the race. Annett and Custer were eliminated in the crash, which also collected Stephen Leicht, Austin Cindric, Ryan Sieg, and Cody Ware. Nearing the end of the race on lap 110, Jeffrey Earnhardt got loose and caused a Big One that took out Allgaier, Jeremy Clements, and Timmy Hill. David Starr and Alex Labbé also were involved but stayed in the race. The race was won by Reddick despite the minor damage to his car. He was able to hold off Gray Gaulding (who had his highest finish in the series) and the rest of the field after a late restart, also winning the Dash 4 Cash prize money.
Stage One Laps: 25
|1||2||Tyler Reddick||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||10|
|2||10||Ross Chastain||Kaulig Racing||Chevrolet||9|
|3||22||Austin Cindric||Team Penske||Ford||8|
|4||39||Ryan Sieg||RSS Racing||Chevrolet||7|
|5||08||Gray Gaulding||SS-Green Light Racing||Chevrolet||6|
|6||7||Justin Allgaier||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||5|
|7||9||Noah Gragson (R)||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||4|
|8||20||Christopher Bell||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||3|
|9||23||John Hunter Nemechek||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||2|
|10||11||Justin Haley (R)||Kaulig Racing||Chevrolet||1|
Stage Two Laps: 25
|1||9||Noah Gragson (R)||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||10|
|2||7||Justin Allgaier||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||9|
|3||39||Ryan Sieg||RSS Racing||Chevrolet||8|
|4||98||Chase Briscoe (R)||Stewart-Haas Racing with
|5||10||Ross Chastain||Kaulig Racing||Chevrolet||6|
|6||20||Christopher Bell||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||5|
|7||19||Brandon Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||4|
|8||11||Justin Haley (R)||Kaulig Racing||Chevrolet||3|
|9||1||Michael Annett||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||2|
|10||2||Tyler Reddick||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||1|
Final Stage Results
Stage Three Laps: 83
|1||2||2||Tyler Reddick||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||113||51|
|2||8||08||Gray Gaulding||SS-Green Light Racing||Chevrolet||113||41|
|3||10||20||Christopher Bell||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||113||43|
|4||9||98||Chase Briscoe (R)||Stewart-Haas Racing with
|5||17||22||Austin Cindric||Team Penske||Ford||113||40|
|6||15||23||John Hunter Nemechek (R)||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||113||32|
|7||5||11||Justin Haley (R)||Kaulig Racing||Chevrolet||113||36|
|8||16||36||Josh Williams||DGM Racing||Chevrolet||113||29|
|9||22||4||Landon Cassill||JD Motorsports||Chevrolet||113||0|
|10||18||17||Chris Cockrum||ACG Motorsports||Chevrolet||113||27|
|11||14||9||Noah Gragson (R)||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||113||38|
|12||33||0||Garrett Smithley||JD Motorsports||Chevrolet||113||25|
|13||6||8||Brett Moffitt (i)||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||113||0|
|14||28||52||David Starr||Jimmy Means Racing||Chevrolet||113||23|
|15||32||86||Brandon Brown (R)||Brandonbilt Motorsports||Chevrolet||113||22|
|16||4||39||Ryan Sieg||RSS Racing||Chevrolet||113||36|
|17||26||5||Matt Mills (R)||B. J. McLeod Motorsports||Toyota||113||20|
|18||13||19||Brandon Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||113||23|
|19||29||78||Vinnie Miller||B. J. McLeod Motorsports||Toyota||113||18|
|20||35||42||Max Tullman||MBM Motorsports||Toyota||113||17|
|21||34||99||Cody Ware||B. J. McLeod Motorsports||Toyota||113||0|
|22||25||15||B. J. McLeod||JD Motorsports||Chevrolet||113||15|
|23||31||74||Mike Harmon||Mike Harmon Racing||Chevrolet||111||14|
|24||20||01||Stephen Leicht||JD Motorsports||Chevrolet||111||13|
|25||24||90||Alex Labbé||DGM Racing||Chevrolet||111||12|
|26||7||18||Jeffrey Earnhardt||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||110||11|
|27||30||51||Jeremy Clements||Jeremy Clements Racing||Chevrolet||108||10|
|28||11||7||Justin Allgaier||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||108||23|
|29||19||66||Timmy Hill||MBM Motorsports||Toyota||108||8|
|30||3||10||Ross Chastain||Kaulig Racing||Chevrolet||105||22|
|31||1||1||Michael Annett||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||95||8|
|32||12||00||Cole Custer||Stewart-Haas Racing with
|33||23||93||Josh Bilicki||RSS Racing||Chevrolet||86||4|
|34||36||07||Ray Black Jr.||SS-Green Light Racing||Chevrolet||65||3|
|35||21||38||Jeff Green||RSS Racing||Chevrolet||52||2|
|36||37||13||Chad Finchum||MBM Motorsports||Toyota||36||1|
|37||27||35||Joey Gase||MBM Motorsports||Toyota||35||1|
. – Won the Dash 4 Cash prize money and subsequently qualified for the Dash 4 Cash prize money in the next race.
. – Qualified for Dash 4 Cash prize money in the next race.
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