XFINITY Series Charlotte Motor Speedway

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BetMGM 300

Saturday, May 25th, 2024

Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC

  • 27 Chevrolet
  • 8 Ford
  • 5 Toyota

  • Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024
  • NASCAR Wire Service -
NASCAR Xfinity Series celebrates Memorial Day Weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway

After a week off to regroup, the NASCAR Xfinity Series will be heading back to action at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the BetMGM 300 at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 25 on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

There have been 78 NASCAR Xfinity Series races at Charlotte Motor Speedway dating back to the inaugural event on May 29, 1982, which was won by Harry Grant.

The track has produced 39 different race winners and 50 different pole winners in the Xfinity Series. OF the 78 races, 13 have been won from the pole or first starting position, most recently by Justin Allgaier last season (2023).

As with many tracks the Xfinity Series competes at, Kyle Busch has etched his name in the Charlotte Motor Speedway record books with the most wins (nine), top fives (19), top 10s (22), lead lap finishes (22) and laps led (1,475).

The NASCAR Xfinity Series’ on-track action at the 1.5-mile track will kick off with practice at 3:35 p.m. ET followed by qualifying at 4:05 p.m. ET on Friday, May 24.

Eleven different winners in last 11 Xfinity races at Charlotte

A hot streak of 11 different winners has swept over Charlotte Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, dating back to 2015.

Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Dillon was the last repeat winner in the Xfinity Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway, sweeping both series events in 2015. Since then, 10 other drivers have added their names to the list bringing the different winners streak to 11 – Dillon (2015), Denny Hamlin (2016), Joey Logano (2016), Ryan Blaney (2017), Alex Bowman (2017), Brad Keselowski (2018), Tyler Reddick (2019), Kyle Busch (2020), Ty Gibbs (2021), Josh Berry (2022), and Justin Allgaier (2023).

However, it’s possible the streak will end as three previous winners are entered in this weekend’s BetMGM 300 – Kyle Busch, Ty Gibbs and Justin Allgaier.

If Allgaier lands himself in Victory Lane and pulls off the back-to-back win, he will become just the seventh different driver to accomplish feat; joining Harry Gant (1987 sweep), Rob Moroso (1988-1989 sweep), Jeff Gordon (1992 sweep), Mark Martin (1995-1996 sweep), Kyle Busch (2008 sweep, 2009-2010, 2013 sweep), and Austin Dillon (2015 sweep).

Several drivers racing multiple series this weekend at Charlotte

With Charlotte Motor Speedway serving as a “home game” for many drivers, several NASCAR Cup Series regulars will be looking to get some extra seat time in Saturday’s BetMGM 300 (FOX, PRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Kyle Busch will be getting behind the wheel of the No. 33 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet for his fifth Xfinity Series start of the 2024 season. Throughout his career, he’s made 26 Xfinity Series starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway, posting nine wins, 19 top fives, 22 top 10s, and has led 1,475 laps – all of which are a record at the track.

Chase Elliott will be piloting the No. 17 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet for his first Xfinity Series start of the season. He has made five starts in the series at Charlotte Motor Speedway, posting three top-five finishes.

Ty Gibbs will be joining in on the fun behind the wheel of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota for his second Xfinity Series start of the season. He’s made three series starts at the Charlotte track, posting three top-five finishes and a win in his debut at the track in 2021.

Noah Gragson will get behind the wheel of the No. 30 Rette Jones Racing Ford for his first Xfinity Series start of the season. He’s made four series starts at the Charlotte trac

Josh Bilicki to run select races with Joe Gibbs Racing – Josh Bilicki, 29, will be getting behind the wheel of the No. 19 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in multiple races this season.

He will make his debut with the team at Portland International Raceway on June 1 and the rest of his schedule will be announced at a later date.

“This is a huge opportunity for me and my partners,” said Bilicki. “I’ve been blessed to race for a lot of teams but given JGR’s reputation in the Xfinity Series, I’m particularly excited to see what we can accomplish in their equipment.”

Brett Moffitt to join Joe Gibbs Racing at Iowa Speedway – Grimes, Iowa native Brett Moffitt will be getting behind the wheel of the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in the Hy-Vee Perks 250 at Iowa Speedway.

He is no stranger to success at the 0.875-mile Iowa track. Moffitt made his Xfinity Series debut at the track in 2012 earning a ninth-place finish. He also has a pair of back-to-back NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series wins at Iowa in 2018 and 2019.

“We’re excited to have Brett come back to JGR to run in Xfinity,” said Steve DeSouza, EVP NASCAR Xfinity Series/Development at JGR. “He has shown great success at Iowa and will have knowledge of the track that will help our entire Xfinity program as the series makes its return to the track.”

  • Saturday, May 25th, 2024
  • NASCAR Wire Service - Reid Spencer
Strong strategic move puts Elliott in Victory Lane at Charlotte

With a masterpiece of strategy and modicum of good fortune, Chase Elliott won Saturday’s BetMGM 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in his first NASCAR Xfinity Series start of the season.

Saving a set of new tries for the final run in the 200-lap event at the 1.5-mile track, Elliott grabbed the lead after a Lap 183 restart and held it the rest of the way.

Driving a No. 17 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with a paint scheme reminiscent of the signature look of the late Ricky Hendrick’s car, Elliott crossed the finish line 0.500 ahead of Brandon Jones, who recovered from early brake problems to finish second after pressing Elliott in the closing laps.

The victory was Elliott’s first at Charlotte and the sixth of his career. Jones finished ahead of two of his JR Motorsports teammates, Sammy Smith and Sam Mayer, in third and fourth, respectively.

Elliott started 30thafter a lackluster qualifying effort. After Riley Herbst crashed hard on the backstretch to cause the first of eight cautions, Elliott, Jesse Love, Anthony Alfredo and Kyle Sieg stayed on the track on old tires, saving a set of stickers for later in the race.

That call by crew chief Greg Ives proved to be the winning move. Though Elliott pitted on Lap 48 and fell to 26thin the running order for a restart on Lap 53, he regained the lost track position on new tires and was a factor near the front the rest of the way. An opportune caution on Lap 169 gave Elliott the chance to make full use of his final set of new tires.

“Greg made a good call, and I think ultimately that’s what won us the race,” Elliott said. “I felt like I needed a little bit with my balance to make as much pace as the 7 (Justin Allgaier) and a couple of those guys.

“Hats off to everybody at Hendrick Motorsports. Super special to win with the 17 on the car for the boss (Rick Hendrick) and (wife) Linda. It’s a great honor here with the Ricky Hendrick scheme. It means a lot to all of us to be a part of this whenever it runs.”

One by one, other contenders for the win fell by the wayside. Justin Allgaier won the first two stages in perhaps the fastest car in the race, but he sped on pit road during the Stage 2 break.

Allgaier’s race came to an end when he and pole winner Ty Gibbs crashed off Turn 4 after a restart on Lap 176. Reigning series champion Cole Custer and current Xfinity Series leader Austin Hill wrecked on the backstretch on Lap 184 after door-to-door contact a half-lap earlier.

A slow pit stop on Lap 170 cost Kyle Busch track position and relegated him to a sixth-place result behind fifth-place finisher AJ Allmendinger, who made a late-race charge on one-lap scuffed tires.

That left Jones to put the pressure on Elliott at the end, but the race ended before Jones could get closer than a half-second back.

“Talk about an up-and-down day and coming back from it,” said Jones, who had to replace brake fluid in his No. 9 Chevrolet during a long pit stop on Lap 76. “That was really fun to come from the back to the front, I think three or four times there.”

Ryan Sieg, Josh Williams, Gibbs and Noah Gragson completed the top 10. New Zealander Shane van Gisbergen was 15thin his first run on a 1.5-mile intermediate speedway.

  • Drivers Entered: 40 (2 drivers will not make the race)
  • Laps Scheduled: 200
  • Margin of Victory: 0.500 Seconds
  • Time of Race: 2 Hours 36 Minutes 27 Seconds
  • Average Speed: 115.053
  • Cautions: 8 for 45 laps
  • Lead Changes: 23
  • Green Flag Passes: 3,202 (20.7 passes per green flag lap)
Chase Elliott celebrates in victory lane
Concord, North Carolina - May 25, 2024 : Chase Elliott, driver of the #17 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series BetMGM 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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BetMGM 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway results
FIN ST # DRIVER MAKE TOT PTS FIN PTS STG PTS PO PTS LAPS LED X LED S1 S2 STATUS
5 11 16 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 38 32 6 0 200 0 0 5 0 Running
21 38 14 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 16 16 0 0 199 0 0 0 0 Running
6 2 33 Kyle Busch Chevrolet 0 0 0 0 200 34 7 3 2 Running
33 9 7 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 26 4 20 2 176 40 2 1 1 Accident
37 28 48 Parker Kligerman Chevrolet 1 1 0 0 71 0 0 0 0 Accident
1 30 17 Chase Elliott Chevrolet 0 0 0 0 200 18 1 0 0 Running
17 5 27 Jeb Burton Chevrolet 20 20 0 0 200 0 0 0 0 Running
26 14 38 Matt DiBenedetto Ford 11 11 0 0 198 0 0 0 0 Running
27 22 43 Ryan Ellis Chevrolet 10 10 0 0 198 0 0 0 0 Running
7 21 39 Ryan Sieg Ford 36 30 6 0 200 0 0 9 7 Running
11 27 91 Kyle Weatherman Chevrolet 26 26 0 0 200 0 0 0 0 Running
31 23 44 Brennan Poole Chevrolet 6 6 0 0 190 0 0 0 0 Running
32 6 00 Cole Custer Ford 6 5 1 0 184 0 0 10 0 Accident
24 20 6 Garrett Smithley Chevrolet 13 13 0 0 199 0 0 0 0 Running
25 8 21 Austin Hill Chevrolet 24 12 12 0 198 0 0 7 3 Running
2 10 9 Brandon Jones Chevrolet 42 35 7 0 200 0 0 4 0 Running
13 24 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 24 24 0 0 200 0 0 0 0 Running
8 36 11 Josh Williams Chevrolet 29 29 0 0 200 0 0 0 0 Running
10 18 30 Noah Gragson Ford 0 0 0 0 200 9 2 0 10 Running
38 19 98 Riley Herbst Ford 1 1 0 0 29 0 0 0 0 Accident
16 17 5 Anthony Alfredo Chevrolet 21 21 0 0 200 0 0 0 0 Running
30 35 07 Patrick Emerling Chevrolet 7 7 0 0 191 0 0 0 0 Running
36 7 18 Sheldon Creed Toyota 7 1 6 0 119 9 1 0 5 Oil Cooler
9 1 20 Ty Gibbs Toyota 0 0 0 0 200 27 3 2 6 Running
29 37 92 Natalie Decker Chevrolet 8 8 0 0 196 0 0 0 0 Running
35 31 29 Blaine Perkins Ford 2 2 0 0 135 0 0 0 0 Suspension
19 34 28 Kyle Sieg Ford 18 18 0 0 199 5 1 0 0 Running
4 13 1 Sam Mayer Chevrolet 40 33 7 0 200 44 5 0 4 Running
22 33 4 Dawson Cram Chevrolet 15 15 0 0 199 0 0 0 0 Running
18 3 81 Chandler Smith Toyota 25 19 6 0 200 0 0 8 8 Running
20 32 15 Hailie Deegan Ford 17 17 0 0 199 0 0 0 0 Running
34 26 26 Dean Thompson Toyota 0 0 0 0 137 0 0 0 0 Fuel Pump
12 15 19 Taylor Gray Toyota 0 0 0 0 200 0 0 0 0 Running
14 12 31 Parker Retzlaff Chevrolet 23 23 0 0 200 0 0 0 0 Running
3 16 8 Sammy Smith Chevrolet 39 34 5 0 200 0 0 6 0 Running
23 25 42 Leland Honeyman Jr Chevrolet 14 14 0 0 199 0 0 0 0 Running
28 4 2 Jesse Love Chevrolet 11 9 2 0 198 14 2 0 9 Running
15 29 97 Shane van Gisbergen Chevrolet 22 22 0 0 200 0 0 0 0 Running

Race Infractions

Penalties imposed prior to or during the race.

Driver Infraction Penalty Lap Lap Assessed Flag
Kyle Weatherman Pre-Race to the Rear Unapproved Adjustments Tail End 0 0 White
Riley Herbst Pitting before pit road is open Garage Tail End 31 0 Yellow
Matt DiBenedetto Safety violation Tail End 32 36 Yellow
Matt DiBenedetto Tire violation Tail End 49 52 Yellow
Parker Kligerman Commitment Line Violation Garage Tail End 72 0 Yellow
Parker Kligerman Pitting before pit road is open Garage Tail End 72 0 Yellow
Brandon Jones Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 75 79 Yellow
Taylor Gray Removing equipment from assigned pit area Tail End 76 79 Yellow
Brandon Jones Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 92 97 Yellow
Justin Allgaier Speeding on pit road Tail End 93 97 Yellow
Austin Hill Speeding on pit road Tail End 93 97 Yellow
Kyle Weatherman Speeding on pit road Tail End 93 97 Yellow
Kyle Sieg Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 108 113 Yellow
Blaine Perkins Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 109 113 Yellow
Natalie Decker Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Tail End 110 113 Yellow
Matt DiBenedetto Commitment Line Violation Pass Thru 139 143 Green
Jeb Burton Speeding on pit road Pass Thru 144 150 Green
Ryan Sieg Speeding on pit road Pass Thru 144 148 Green
Justin Allgaier Running over/under equipment Pass Thru 144 149 Green
Justin Allgaier Commitment Line Violation Pass Thru 149 152 Green
Ryan Ellis Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 169 175 Yellow
Jesse Love Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 170 175 Yellow
JJ Yeley Speeding on pit road Tail End 172 175 Yellow
Jesse Love Speeding on pit road Tail End 172 175 Yellow
Justin Allgaier Commitment Line Violation Garage Tail End 176 0 Yellow
Justin Allgaier Pitting before pit road is open Garage Tail End 176 0 Yellow
Leland Honeyman Jr Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 176 182 Yellow
Ryan Ellis Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 178 182 Yellow
Shane van Gisbergen Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 178 182 Yellow
Cole Custer Pitting before pit road is open Garage Tail End 184 0 Yellow
Austin Hill Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 185 188 Yellow