XFINITY Series Daytona International Speedway

NASCAR XFINITY Series

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United Rentals 300

Saturday, February 17th, 2024

Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL

  • 29 Chevrolet
  • 10 Ford
  • 5 Toyota

  • Monday, February 19th, 2024
  • NASCAR Wire Service - Reid Spencer
Austin Hill wins third straight NASCAR Xfinity opener at Daytona

While other NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers were competing, and crashing, in Monday night’s United Rentals 300 at Daytona International Speedway, Austin Hill was playing a different game — Monopoly.

At the 2.5-mile superspeedway roughly two miles away from Atlantic Avenue, Hill beat former teammate Sheldon Creed to the finish line by 0.591 seconds to earn his third straight victory in the Xfinity season opener at the World Center of Racing.

The third win came on Monday because of weekend-long rain that forced NASCAR to reschedule the race from Saturday afternoon. The event served as the second leg of a doubleheader with the DAYTONA 500, which was postponed from Sunday and won by William Byron.

Hill has now owned Victory Lane at Daytona long enough to build a house there.

“It tops it off—three-peat,” Hill exclaimed. “You know how hard it is to win at Daytona? God almighty!”

Not that the driver of the No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet didn’t have his share of adversity. Hill overcame an early wreck on Lap 37 of 120, a flat tire and a self-destructive bent on pit road.

He crossed the finish line in a car that was heavily taped on the right front, but none of the obstacles could stop him from displaying his superiority on superspeedways once again.

“I don’t know what was going on with me on pit road today,” Hill said. “But my guys just kept telling me, ‘Look, man, dig deep; you’re really good at these superspeedways.’ I tried to screw it up on pit road—sped on pit road, slid through the box…

“I don’t even know what time it is. I know it’s past my bedtime, but we’re about to party tonight, I can tell you that.”

After pitting with a flat tire on Lap 97, Hill restarted 22nd but quickly worked his way forward. Two more cautions helped, and after lining up third for the final restart on Lap 118, he made quick work of Jordan Anderson and Chandler Smith ahead of him.

Hill was out front by more than a car-length when Ryan Sieg spun behind him off Turn 2 on the final lap. From that point, Hill simply had to steer his car to the finish line and won by a comfortable margin.

Parker Retzlaff ran third, one spot in front of his owner/driver Anderson.

“The little team that could is getting bigger,” Anderson said proudly.

Chandler Smith came home fifth, followed by Riley Herbst, John Hunter Nemechek, Justin Allgaier, Brandon Jones and AJ Allmendinger.

The race featured nine cautions for 44 of the 120 laps. There were 19 lead changes among 14 different drivers., with Sunoco rookie Jesse Love, the pole winner, leading a race-high 32 laps from the opening green flag.

Love, however, suffered more damage in the Lap 37 wreck than did his RCR teammate Hill. He finished 20th in an aerodynamically-challenged Chevrolet.

New Zealander Shane van Gisbergen, winner of last year’s NASCAR Cup Series Chicago Street Race, drove his battered Kaulig Racing Chevrolet to a 12th-place finish in his Xfinity debut.

  • Drivers Entered: 44 (6 drivers will not make the race)
  • Laps Scheduled: 120
  • Margin of Victory: 0.591 Seconds
  • Time of Race: 2 Hours 46 Minutes 29 Seconds
  • Average Speed: 108.119
  • Cautions: 9 for 44 laps
  • Lead Changes: 19
  • Green Flag Passes: 3,994 (52.6 passes per green flag lap)
Cole Custer celebrates in victory lane
Avondale, Arizona - November 4, 2023 : Cole Custer, driver of the #00 Haas Automation Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway.
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United Rentals 300 at Daytona International Speedway Loop Data Box Score results
DRIVER ST MID CLO FIN HI LOW ARP PL DIF GFP GFxP PD QPS % QPS FST % T15 LED % LED LAPS DR TOT PTS
Austin Hill 2 1 18 1 1 31 9.4 1 177 120 57 105 59.32 4 69.2 9 7.5 120 119.80 59
Sheldon Creed 14 3 9 2 1 25 10.0 12 131 136 -5 97 74.05 2 83.3 2 1.7 120 103.00 48
Parker Retzlaff 9 14 13 3 1 22 13.3 6 198 200 -2 112 56.57 3 63.3 0 0.0 120 93.90 34
Jordan Anderson 29 18 14 4 1 38 20.7 25 154 155 -1 43 27.92 5 25.8 6 5.0 120 71.80 33
Chandler Smith 19 15 6 5 1 29 11.9 14 165 173 -8 119 72.12 0 71.7 1 0.8 120 81.70 32
Riley Herbst 11 7 2 6 1 25 7.7 5 144 135 9 126 87.50 1 87.5 8 6.7 120 107.30 35
John Hunter Nemechek 8 28 15 7 3 33 15.2 1 163 158 5 106 65.03 2 60.0 0 0.0 120 93.60 0
Justin Allgaier 6 8 11 8 1 28 9.6 -2 194 182 12 156 80.41 1 85.8 7 5.8 120 105.80 34
Brandon Jones 22 10 8 9 2 22 11.0 13 202 199 3 158 78.22 1 85.8 0 0.0 120 89.00 29
AJ Allmendinger 3 9 7 10 1 32 11.7 -7 166 167 -1 124 74.70 0 81.7 3 2.5 120 86.70 32
Ryan Ellis 36 25 21 11 1 38 21.6 25 51 52 -1 14 27.45 0 23.3 11 9.2 120 70.10 26
Shane van Gisbergen 5 17 26 12 4 31 19.9 -7 129 135 -6 40 31.01 2 20.8 0 0.0 120 81.40 25
Cole Custer 17 4 4 13 1 23 8.4 4 138 133 5 99 71.74 1 90.0 6 5.0 120 92.60 31
Blaine Perkins 34 12 16 14 1 38 20.0 20 117 135 -18 63 53.85 0 42.5 0 0.0 120 53.50 23
BJ McLeod 38 24 20 15 12 38 25.4 23 38 54 -16 3 7.89 0 7.5 0 0.0 120 46.80 22
Garrett Smithley 23 27 23 16 2 36 20.9 7 55 36 19 6 10.91 3 23.3 0 0.0 120 62.90 21
Patrick Emerling 13 23 22 17 12 36 24.4 -4 56 97 -41 4 7.14 0 7.5 0 0.0 120 45.70 20
Natalie Decker 30 26 24 18 1 34 20.7 12 51 41 10 8 15.69 1 22.5 7 5.8 120 64.00 19
Brennan Poole 33 22 17 19 12 33 22.9 14 74 84 -10 13 17.57 2 5.8 0 0.0 120 51.60 18
Jesse Love 1 20 19 20 1 29 13.8 -19 110 115 -5 33 30.00 6 43.3 34 28.3 120 77.80 27
Ryan Truex 20 6 10 21 1 24 10.5 -1 184 190 -6 150 81.52 1 93.3 0 0.0 120 74.30 22
Ryan Sieg 31 5 1 22 1 31 10.4 9 175 189 -14 127 72.57 1 71.7 12 10.0 120 69.20 21
Sammy Smith 12 2 5 23 1 27 9.9 -11 180 190 -10 129 71.67 1 78.3 6 5.0 119 95.90 23
Anthony Alfredo 10 30 28 24 3 32 22.3 -14 34 13 21 12 35.29 3 28.3 0 0.0 118 89.70 20
Parker Kligerman 4 29 27 25 2 34 21.8 -21 15 15 0 8 53.33 1 28.3 0 0.0 118 94.30 20
Jeb Burton 16 13 29 26 1 29 12.9 -10 171 160 11 142 83.04 3 72.5 8 6.8 118 77.80 0
Daniel Dye 26 16 12 27 6 30 18.4 -1 160 146 14 42 26.25 7 26.7 0 0.0 117 64.00 0
Sage Karam 32 11 3 28 2 36 18.3 4 171 176 -5 92 53.80 2 48.3 0 0.0 111 57.80 9
Jeremy Clements 7 19 25 29 2 34 20.6 -22 140 145 -5 45 32.14 3 20.0 0 0.0 109 65.40 8
Leland Honeyman Jr 24 21 30 30 5 35 24.0 -6 98 93 5 25 25.51 2 10.0 0 0.0 102 53.80 7
Dawson Cram 35 31 31 31 12 38 29.6 4 12 13 -1 0 0.00 0 1.7 0 0.0 51 29.20 6
Josh Bilicki 27 32 32 32 15 34 28.0 -5 29 38 -9 0 0.00 0 1.7 0 0.0 51 41.20 5
Frankie Muniz 37 33 33 33 13 38 32.9 4 8 16 -8 0 0.00 1 0.8 0 0.0 37 27.30 0
Josh Williams 21 34 34 34 12 30 30.5 -13 24 33 -9 1 4.17 0 1.7 0 0.0 37 36.30 3
Daniel Suarez 18 35 35 35 8 35 30.7 -17 18 18 0 15 83.33 1 15.8 0 0.0 23 51.80 0
Sam Mayer 15 36 36 36 14 20 32.6 -21 25 27 -2 4 16.00 2 0.0 0 0.0 22 45.20 1
Hailie Deegan 28 37 37 37 19 28 34.1 -9 22 19 3 0 0.00 1 0.0 0 0.0 22 33.00 1
Kyle Weatherman 25 38 38 38 22 27 35.4 -13 15 15 0 0 0.00 2 0.0 0 0.0 22 29.70 1