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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)
Austin Hill celebrates in victory lane
Daytona Beach, Florida - February 19, 2024 : Austin Hill, driver of the #21 Bennett Transportation Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series United Rentals 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
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United Rentals 300 at Daytona International Speedway results
FIN ST # DRIVER MAKE TOT PTS FIN PTS STG PTS PO PTS LAPS LED X LED S1 S2 STATUS
10 3 16 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 32 27 5 0 120 3 1 8 9 Running
21 20 19 Ryan Truex Toyota 22 16 6 0 120 0 0 10 6 Running
8 6 7 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 34 29 5 0 120 7 1 9 8 Running
25 4 48 Parker Kligerman Chevrolet 20 12 8 0 118 0 0 3 0 Running
26 16 27 Jeb Burton Chevrolet 17 11 6 0 118 8 1 5 0 Running
15 38 78 BJ McLeod Chevrolet 22 22 0 0 120 0 0 0 0 Running
11 36 43 Ryan Ellis Chevrolet 26 26 0 0 120 11 1 0 0 Running
35 18 14 Daniel Suarez Chevrolet 0 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 0 Accident
22 31 39 Ryan Sieg Ford 21 15 6 0 120 12 1 0 5 Running
38 25 91 Kyle Weatherman Chevrolet 1 1 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 Accident
19 33 44 Brennan Poole Chevrolet 18 18 0 0 120 0 0 0 0 Running
13 17 00 Cole Custer Ford 31 24 7 0 120 6 1 0 4 Running
16 23 6 Garrett Smithley Chevrolet 21 21 0 0 120 0 0 0 0 Running
32 27 92 Josh Bilicki Chevrolet 5 5 0 0 51 0 0 0 0 Accident
7 8 20 John Hunter Nemechek Toyota 0 0 0 0 120 0 0 7 0 Running
1 2 21 Austin Hill Chevrolet 65 40 19 6 120 9 3 2 1 Running
9 22 9 Brandon Jones Chevrolet 29 28 1 0 120 0 0 0 10 Running
29 7 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 8 8 0 0 109 0 0 0 0 DVP
34 21 11 Josh Williams Chevrolet 3 3 0 0 37 0 0 0 0 DVP
6 11 98 Riley Herbst Ford 35 31 4 0 120 8 2 0 7 Running
24 10 5 Anthony Alfredo Chevrolet 20 13 7 0 118 0 0 4 0 Running
17 13 07 Patrick Emerling Ford 20 20 0 0 120 0 0 0 0 Running
2 14 18 Sheldon Creed Toyota 48 35 13 0 120 2 2 6 3 Running
4 29 32 Jordan Anderson Chevrolet 33 33 0 0 120 6 1 0 0 Running
18 30 36 Natalie Decker Chevrolet 19 19 0 0 120 7 1 0 0 Running
14 34 29 Blaine Perkins Ford 23 23 0 0 120 0 0 0 0 Running
36 15 1 Sam Mayer Chevrolet 1 1 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 Accident
31 35 4 Dawson Cram Chevrolet 6 6 0 0 51 0 0 0 0 Accident
28 32 26 Sage Karam Toyota 9 9 0 0 111 0 0 0 0 Accident
5 19 81 Chandler Smith Toyota 32 32 0 0 120 1 1 0 0 Running
37 28 15 Hailie Deegan Ford 1 1 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 Accident
3 9 31 Parker Retzlaff Chevrolet 34 34 0 0 120 0 0 0 0 Running
23 12 8 Sammy Smith Chevrolet 23 14 9 0 119 6 2 0 2 Running
30 24 42 Leland Honeyman Jr Chevrolet 7 7 0 0 102 0 0 0 0 Accident
27 26 10 Daniel Dye Chevrolet 0 0 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 Running
20 1 2 Jesse Love Chevrolet 28 17 10 1 120 34 2 1 0 Running
12 5 97 Shane van Gisbergen Chevrolet 25 25 0 0 120 0 0 0 0 Running
33 37 35 Frankie Muniz Ford 4 4 0 0 37 0 0 0 0 DVP

Race Infractions

Penalties imposed prior to or during the race.

Driver Infraction Penalty Lap Lap Assessed Flag
Dawson Cram Pre-Race to the Rear Unapproved Adjustments Tail End 0 0 White
BJ McLeod Pre-Race to the Rear Unapproved Adjustments Tail End 0 0 White
Sage Karam Pre-Race to the Rear Engine Change Tail End 0 0 White
Daniel Suarez Pitting before pit road is open Garage Tail End 23 0 Yellow
Garrett Smithley Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 23 29 Yellow
Leland Honeyman Jr Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 27 29 Yellow
Dawson Cram Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 27 29 Yellow
Jeremy Clements Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 27 29 Yellow
Natalie Decker Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 27 29 Yellow
Jordan Anderson Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 27 29 Yellow
Frankie Muniz Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 27 29 Yellow
Dawson Cram Unspecified Improper Driver Assist. Tail End 27 29 Yellow
Anthony Alfredo Tire violation Tail End 33 35 Yellow
Brennan Poole Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 34 35 Yellow
Ryan Ellis Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 34 35 Yellow
Leland Honeyman Jr Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 34 35 Yellow
Dawson Cram Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 34 35 Yellow
Garrett Smithley Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 34 35 Yellow
Anthony Alfredo Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 34 35 Yellow
Jesse Love Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 37 42 Yellow
Frankie Muniz Pitting before pit road is open Garage Tail End 37 0 Yellow
Sammy Smith Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 37 42 Yellow
John Hunter Nemechek Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 37 42 Yellow
Shane van Gisbergen Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 37 42 Yellow
Austin Hill Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 37 42 Yellow
Josh Williams Pitting before pit road is open Garage Tail End 37 0 Yellow
Parker Kligerman Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 37 42 Yellow
AJ Allmendinger Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 38 42 Yellow
Shane van Gisbergen Tire violation Tail End 38 42 Yellow
Anthony Alfredo Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 38 42 Yellow
Garrett Smithley Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 40 42 Yellow
Brennan Poole Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 40 42 Yellow
Sammy Smith Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 40 42 Yellow
Dawson Cram Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 40 42 Yellow
Justin Allgaier Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 45 48 Yellow
Garrett Smithley Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 45 48 Yellow
Garrett Smithley Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Tail End 45 48 Yellow
Leland Honeyman Jr Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 47 48 Yellow
Natalie Decker Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 47 48 Yellow
Jordan Anderson Unspecified Choose Violation Tail End 47 48 Yellow
Anthony Alfredo Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 47 48 Yellow
Jesse Love Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 47 48 Yellow
Leland Honeyman Jr Removing equipment from assigned pit area Tail End 47 48 Yellow
Dawson Cram Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 51 56 Yellow
Josh Bilicki Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 51 56 Yellow
Parker Kligerman Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 52 56 Yellow
Jesse Love Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 52 56 Yellow
Anthony Alfredo Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 52 56 Yellow
John Hunter Nemechek Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 52 56 Yellow
John Hunter Nemechek Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Tail End 53 56 Yellow
John Hunter Nemechek Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Tail End 53 56 Yellow
Austin Hill Speeding on pit road Tail End 63 66 Yellow
Austin Hill Safety violation Tail End 63 66 Yellow
Natalie Decker Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Tail End 63 66 Yellow
Jeremy Clements Unspecified Vehicle Interference Tail End 63 66 Yellow
Anthony Alfredo Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 65 66 Yellow
Ryan Ellis Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 65 66 Yellow
Daniel Dye Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 65 66 Yellow
Jeremy Clements Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 65 66 Yellow
Leland Honeyman Jr Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 65 66 Yellow
Jeb Burton Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 98 102 Yellow
Ryan Ellis Unspecified Improper Pit Road Entry Tail End 99 102 Yellow
Natalie Decker Unspecified Improper Pit Road Entry Tail End 99 102 Yellow
Blaine Perkins Equipment Interference Tail End 99 102 Yellow
Shane van Gisbergen Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 101 102 Yellow
Jeremy Clements Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 103 109 Yellow
Jeb Burton Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 103 109 Yellow
Shane van Gisbergen Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 103 109 Yellow
Garrett Smithley Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Tail End 104 109 Yellow
Natalie Decker Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 106 109 Yellow
Natalie Decker Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Tail End 106 109 Yellow
Riley Herbst Jumping the restart Tail End 109 117 Green/Yellow
Cole Custer Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 112 117 Yellow
Justin Allgaier Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 112 117 Yellow
Brennan Poole Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 113 117 Yellow
Daniel Dye Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 115 117 Yellow