Christopher Bell won the NASCAR Xfinity Series 31st Annual ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway

Credit: 355225(Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images) Christopher Bell, driver of the #20 Rheem Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway on April 20, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia.

Starting from 2nd place Car 20 Christopher Bell Rheem Toyota won the 31st Annual ToyotaCare 250, his 2nd win & in 16 NASCAR Xfinity Series races. This is his 1st win & 5th Top 10 finish in 2018.This is his 1st win & 2nd Top 10 finish in 2 races at Richmond Raceway. Christopher Bell was also the highest finishing rookie. 2nd Place Car 18 Noah Gragson Switch Toyota, started from 11th place finished in the Top 5 in his series debut at Richmond Raceway. 3rd Place Car 1 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet Chevrolet, started from 8th place posted his 15th Top 10 finish in 30 races at Richmond Raceway.

Credit: 355224(Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images) Christopher Bell, driver of the #20 Rheem Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway on April 20, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia.

4th Place Car 2 Matt Tifft National Brain Tumor Society Chevrolet, started from 12th place followed by 5th place Car 22 Austin Cindric Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford, started from 3rd place. 6th Place Car 00 Cole Custer Code 3 Associates/Ford Mustang Ford, started from pole followed by 7th place Car 11 Ryan Truex Bar Harbor/Sea Watch International Chevrolet, started from 6th place. 8th Place Car 51 Jeremy Clements AllSouthElectric/RepairableVehicals.com Chevrolet, started from 26th place followed by 9th place Car 16 Ryan Reed Drive Down A1C Lilly Diabetes Ford, started from 13th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 19 Brandon Jones Toyota Service Centers/Mobil 1 Toyota, started from 18th place. Elliott Sadler leads the point standings by 29 points over Christopher Bell #.

Credit: 355218(Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images) Cole Custer, driver of the #00 Code 3 Associates/Ford Mustang Ford, takes the green flag to start the NASCAR Xfinity Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway on April 20, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia.

The race had 5 Cautions for 39 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 20 for Car 52 David Starr Circle Track Warehouse Chevrolet Stopped On The Track. 2nd Caution on lap 64 for Car 45 Josh Bilicki Prevagen Toyota crash in Turn 2. 3rd Caution on lap 77 for Stage 1 Conclusion. 4th Caution on lap 152 for Stage 2 Conclusion. 5th Caution on lap 166 for Car 7 Justin Allgaier Hellmann’s Real Ketchup Chevrolet, Car 23 Spencer Gallagher Allegiant Chevrolet, Car 3 Jeb Burton Estes Express Lines Chevrolet, Car 60 Chase Briscoe Nutri Chomps Ford, Car 5 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet crash on the Frontstretch.

Credit: 355227(Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images) Elliott Sadler, driver of the #1 Chevrolet Chevrolet, Matt Tifft, driver of the #2 National Brain Tumor Society Chevrolet, and John H. Nemechek, driver of the #42 Fire Alarm Services Inc. Chevrolet, battle for the lead during the NASCAR Xfinity Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway on April 20, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia. 

The race had 9 Lead Changes among 6 drivers: C. Custer 1-43; C. Bell # 44-68; D. Hemric 69-79; J. Nemechek 80-115; C. Bell # 116-131; E. Sadler 132-154; N. Gragson(i) 155; E. Sadler 156-162; N. Gragson(i) 163-171; C. Bell # 172-250.

Credit: 355222(Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images) Ross Chastain, driver of the #4 USVets911.com Chevrolet, and Christopher Bell, driver of the #20 Rheem Toyota, lead a pack of cars during the NASCAR Xfinity Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway on April 20, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia.

Stages:
stage 1: 21,20,00,3,1,2,9,19,42,22
stage 2: 1,18,2,20,00,42,19,9,22,11

Credit: 355223(Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images) Elliott Sadler, driver of the #1 Chevrolet Chevrolet, poses with the Dash 4 Cash award after the NASCAR Xfinity Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway on April 20, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia.

NASCAR Xfinity Series Race Number 8
Unofficial Race Results for the 31St Annual Toyotacare 250 – Friday, April 20, 2018
Richmond Raceway – Richmond, VA – .75 Mile Paved Total Race Length – 250 Laps – 187.5 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 2. Car 20 Christopher Bell # Rheem Toyota 250 Running
2. 11. Car 18 Noah Gragson(i) Switch Toyota 250 Running
3. 8. Car 1 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet Chevrolet 250 Running
4. 12. Car 2 Matt Tifft National Brain Tumor Society Chevrolet 250 Running
5. 3. Car 22 Austin Cindric # Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford 250 Running
6. 1. Car 00 Cole Custer Code 3 Associates/Ford Mustang Ford 250 Running
7. 6. Car 11 Ryan Truex Bar Harbor/Sea Watch International Chevrolet 250 Running
8. 26. Car 51 Jeremy Clements AllSouthElectric/RepairableVehicals.com Chevrolet 250 Running
9. 13. Car 16 Ryan Reed Drive Down A1C Lilly Diabetes Ford 250 Running
10. 18. Car 19 Brandon Jones Toyota Service Centers/Mobil 1 Toyota 250 Running
11. 10. Car 9 Tyler Reddick # BurgerFi Chevrolet 250 Running
12. 14. Car 3 Jeb Burton Estes Express Lines Chevrolet 250 Running
13. 5. Car 42 John H. Nemechek Fire Alarm Services Inc. Chevrolet 250 Running
14. 7. Car 7 Justin Allgaier Hellmann’s Real Ketchup Chevrolet 250 Running
15. 27. Car 38 JJ Yeley Superior Essex Chevrolet 249 Running
16. 19. Car 36 Canadian Alex Labbe # Can-Am/Wholey/Cyclops Gear Chevrolet 249 Running
17. 17. Car 23 Spencer Gallagher Allegiant Chevrolet 249 Running
18. 16. Car 4 Ross Chastain USVets911.com Chevrolet 249 Running
19. 21. Car 90 Brandon Brown W.G. Speeks Chevrolet 249 Running
20. 9. Car 5 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet 249 Running
21. 24. Car 39 Ryan Sieg Mike D’s BBQ Chevrolet 249 Running
22. 23. Car 35 Joey Gase Sparks Chevrolet 248 Running
23. 30. Car 8 Tommy Joe Martins Chevrolet 247 Running
24. 35. Car 28 Tony Mrakovich Smart Emissions Reducer Ford 247 Running
25. 20. Car 15 Joe Nemechek(i) Safeway Chevrolet 247 Running
26. 15. Car 60 Chase Briscoe Nutri Chomps Ford 246 Running
27. 28. Car 0 Garrett Smithley FAME/fame-usa.com Chevrolet 246 Running
28. 34. Car 76 Spencer Boyd # Grunt Style Chevrolet 246 Running
29. 4. Car 21 Daniel Hemric South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet 246 Running
30. 22. Car 24 Kaz Grala # NETTTS Ford 245 Running
31. 38. Car 01 Vinnie Miller # JAS Expedited Trucking LLC Chevrolet 244 Running
32. 36. Car 78 BJ McLeod Chevrolet 244 Running
33. 37. Car 45 Josh Bilicki # Prevagen Toyota 244 Running
34. 33. Car 40 Chad Finchum # Smithbilt Holmes Toyota 238 Running
35. 25. Car 52 David Starr Circle Track Warehouse Chevrolet 229 Running
36. 40. Car 74 Mike Harmon Shadow Warrior Project Dodge 133 Clutch
37. 29. Car 55 Stephen Leicht Jani-King Toyota 128 Brakes
38. 39. Car 66 Timmy Hill Chris Kyle Foundation Dodge 107 Fuel Pump
39. 31. Car 89 Morgan Shepherd Visone RV Chevrolet 32 Brakes
40. 32. Car 93 Jeff Green Chevrolet 26 Electrical

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field under penalty for reasons indicated: #22 and 74 (unapproved adjustments). Failed to Qualify: N/A. Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 00 Mins, 36 Secs. Average Speed: 93.284 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.423 Seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 39 laps. Lead Changes: 9 among 6 drivers.

Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Toyota Racing Development (TRD), #20. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Christopher Bell, #20. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Christopher Bell, #20.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Apr. 28, 2018 – Talladega Superspeedway

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