Erik Jones won the NASCAR XFINITY Series race 34th Annual FITZGERALD GLIDER KITS 300

BRISTOL, TN - APRIL 16: Erik Jones, driver of the #20 Gamestop/Performance Designed Products Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 16, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Erik Jones, driver of the #20 Gamestop/Performance Designed Products Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 16, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee

Starting from pole Car 20 Erik Jones Gamestop/Performance Designed Products Toyota won the 34th Annual FITZGERALD GLIDER KITS 300,his 3rd win in 33 NASCAR XFINITY Series races. This is Jones’ 1st win & 5th Top 10 finish in 2016. This is his 1st win & 3rd Top 10 finish in three races at Bristol Motor Speedway. Erik Jones was also the highest finishing rookie. 2nd Place Car 18 Kyle Busch NOS Energy Drink Toyota, started from 5th place posted his 19th Top 10 finish in 23 races at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his 6th Top 10 finish in 2016. 3rd Place Car 42 Kyle Larson BELKIN Chevrolet, started from 3rd place posted his 5th Top 10 finish in 6 races at Bristol Motor Speedway.

BRISTOL, TN - APRIL 16: Erik Jones, driver of the #20 Gamestop/Performance Designed Products Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 16, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Erik Jones, driver of the #20 Gamestop/Performance Designed Products Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 16, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee.

4th Place Car 2 Austin Dillon Rheem Chevrolet, started from 2nd place followed by 5th place Car 7 Justin Allgaier Hellmann’s Chevrolet, started from 7th place. 6th Place Car 19 Daniel Suarez Juniper Networks Toyota, started from 8th place followed by 7th place Car 3 Ty Dillon Red Kap/Kohls.com Chevrolet, started from 4th place. 8th Place Car 88 Kevin Harvick Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet, started from 10th place followed by 9th place Car 22 Joey Logano Fitzgerald Ford, started from 6th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 98 Aric Almirola Fresh from Florida Ford, in 10th place, started from 12th place. Daniel Suarez leads the point standings by 6 points over Erik Jones.

during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 16, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee.

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Erik Jones, driver of the #20 Gamestop/Performance Designed Products Toyota, celebrates winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 16, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee.

The race had 3 Cautions for 23 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 39 for Car 97 Ryan Ellis VroomBrands Chevrolet Spin in Turn 4. 2nd Caution on lap 126 for Car 70 Derrike Cope E-Hydrate/To The Point Apparel Chevrolet Spin in Turn 2. 3rd Caution on lap 189 for Car 16 Ryan Reed Lilly Diabetes/American Diabetes Association Ford and Car 90 Mario Gosselin BuckedUp Apparel Chevrolet crash in Turn 2.

during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Heat #1 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 16, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee.

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Erik Jones, driver of the #20 Gamestop/Performance Designed Products Toyota, leads Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 BELKIN Chevrolet, during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Heat #1 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 16, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee.

The race was intense with 10 Lead Changes among 4 drivers: Lap Leaders: E. Jones # 1-40; J. Green 41; E. Jones # 42-60; K. Larson (i) 61-62; K. Busch(i) 63-102; K. Larson(i) 103-126; K. Busch(i) 127; K. Larson(i) 128-194; K. Busch(i) 195-196; K. Larson(i) 197; E. Jones # 198-200. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): K. Larson(i) 4 times for 94 laps; E. Jones # 3 times for 62 laps; K. Busch(i) 3 times for 43 laps; J. Green 1 time for 1 lap.

Top 10 in Points: D. Suarez – 242; E. Jones # – 236; J. Allgaier – 234; E. Sadler – 232; B. Jones # – 223; T. Dillon – 221; B. Gaughan – 208; B. Poole # – 180; R. Reed – 180; D. Wallace Jr – 176.

BRISTOL, TN - APRIL 16: Erik Jones, driver of the #20 Gamestop/Performance Designed Products Toyota, celebrates after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 16, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

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Erik Jones, driver of the #20 Gamestop/Performance Designed Products Toyota, celebrates after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 16, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee.

The key to this race was a late restart that Erik Jones grabbed the win from the 2 Kyles.

In the Dash 4 Cash format featuring 2 heat races & a main event, Jones took advantage of a restart with three laps left in Saturday’s Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 and 1) won the race, 2) earned the $100,000 dash for cash bonus and 3) stopped Joe Gibbs Racing teammate and race runner-up Kyle Busch’s streak of four straight NASCAR national series wins.

I predicted Kyle Busch & Kyle Larson would make a great race at Bristol Motor Speedway I did not expect it in the XFINITY Series race. Kyle Busch said; “The class of the field did not win today” meaning Kyle Larson & himself. Kyle Larson took the blame himself for the loss. If both Kyle Busch & Kyle Larson are again fighting for the lead in the Sprint Cup race, it will one to watch.

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Race Results Bristol Motor Speedway
34th Annual FITZGERALD GLIDER KITS 300 – Heat 1
UNOFFICIAL Provided by NASCAR Statistics Saturday, 4/16/2016 @ 1:05 PM Eastern

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 1. Car 20 Erik Jones # Gamestop/Performance Designed Products Toyota 50 Running
2. 2. Car 42 Kyle Larson(i) BELKIN Chevrolet 50 Running
3. 3. Car 18 Kyle Busch(i) NOS Energy Drink Toyota 50 Running
4. 4. Car 7 Justin Allgaier Hellmann’s Chevrolet 50 Running
5. 5. Car 33 Brandon Jones # Check Into Cash Chevrolet 50 Running
6. 7. Car 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Chevrolet 50 Running
7. 8. Car 6 Darrell Wallace Jr Ford EcoBoost Ford 50 Running
8. 10. Car 1 Elliott Sadler OneMain Chevrolet 50 Running
9. 11. Car 16 Ryan Reed Lilly Diabetes/American Diabetes Association Ford 50 Running
10. 9. Car 48 Brennan Poole # DC Solar Chevrolet 49 Running
11. 6. Car 4 Ross Chastain teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 49 Running
12. 14. Car 15 Jeff Green Main Gate Enterprises Ford 49 Running
13. 15. Car 24 Matt Tifft(i) Arch Day Architectural Daylighting Toyota 49 Running
14. 16. Car 46 Brandon Gdovic Pitt Ohio Chevrolet 49 Running
15. 18. Car 25 Harrison Rhodes CarportEmpire.com Chevrolet 49 Running
16. 13. Car 28 Dakoda Armstrong WinField Be Greater Toyota 49 Running
17. 17. Car 52 Joey Gase Racing2Cure/Donate Life TN Chevrolet 48 Running
18. 20. Car 74 Mike Harmon Dodge 46 Running
19. 19. Car 13 Timmy Hill(i) Chris Kyle Foundation/Bubba Burger Dodge 14
20. 12. Car 10 Matt DiBenedetto(i) Toyota 3

# = Rookie, Fin = Finish, Str = Start, Pts = Total Points, BPs = Lap Leader Bns Pts, TLd = Times Led, LLd = Laps Led. (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series. Average Speed: 121.047 MPH. Time of Race: 00 Hrs, 13 Mins, 16 Secs. Margin of Victory: 0.831 Seconds. Lead Changes: 0 among 1 drivers Cautions: 0 for 0 laps.

Race Results Bristol Motor Speedway
34th Annual FITZGERALD GLIDER KITS 300 – Heat 2
UNOFFICIAL Provided by NASCAR Statistics Saturday, 4/16/2016 @ 1:41 PM Eastern

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 1. Car 2 Austin Dillon(i) Rheem Chevrolet 50 Running
2. 5. Car 3 Ty Dillon Red Kap/Kohls.com Chevrolet 50 Running
3. 3. Car 22 Joey Logano(i) Fitzgerald Ford 50 Running
4. 2. Car 19 Daniel Suarez Juniper Networks Toyota 50 Running
5. 6. Car 88 Kevin Harvick(i) Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet 50 Running
6. 4. Car 98 Aric Almirola(i) Fresh from Florida Ford 50 Running
7. 8. Car 43 Jeb Burton J. Streicher Ford 50 Running
8. 7. Car 11 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 50 Running
9. 11. Car 51 Jeremy Clements AllSouthElectric.com/BRT Extrusions Chevrolet 50 Running
10. 9. Car 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 50 Running
11. 10. Car 90 Mario Gosselin BuckedUp Apparel Chevrolet 49 Running
12. 15. Car 44 David Starr Zachry Toyota 49 Running
13. 13. Car 01 Ryan Preece # GK Services Chevrolet 49 Running
14. 16. Car 78 BJ McLeod # Main Gate Enterprises Ford 48 Running
15. 18. Car 0 Garrett Smithley # teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 48 Running
16. 19. Car 97 Ryan Ellis VroomBrands Chevrolet 44 Running
17. 20. Car 70 Derrike Cope E-Hydrate/To The Point Apparel Chevrolet 35 Running
18. 17. Car 07 Ray Black Jr # Scuba Life Chevrolet 31 Running
19. 14. Car 14 JJ Yeley Tri-Star Motorsports Toyota 17
20. 12. Car 93 Josh Wise(i) RSS Racing Chevrolet 9
# = Rookie, Fin = Finish, Str = Start, Pts = Total Points, BPs = Lap Leader Bns Pts, TLd = Times Led, LLd = Laps Led. (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series. Average Speed: 120.977 MPH. Time of Race: 00 Hrs, 13 Mins, 15 Secs. Margin of Victory: 1.414 Seconds. Lead Changes: 0 among 1 drivers. Cautions: 0 for 0 laps.

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race Number 7
Unofficial Race Results for the 34Th Annual Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 – Saturday, April 16, 2016 Bristol Motor Speedway – Bristol, TN – .533 Mile Concrete Total Race Length – 200 Laps – 106.6 Miles

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Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 1. Car 20 Erik Jones # Gamestop/Performance Designed Products Toyota 200 Running
2. 5. Car 18 Kyle Busch(i) NOS Energy Drink Toyota 200 Running
3. 3. Car 42 Kyle Larson(i) BELKIN Chevrolet 200 Running
4. 2. Car 2 Austin Dillon(i) Rheem Chevrolet 200 Running
5. 7. Car 7 Justin Allgaier Hellmann’s Chevrolet 200 Running
6. 8. Car 19 Daniel Suarez Juniper Networks Toyota 200 Running
7. 4. Car 3 Ty Dillon Red Kap/Kohls.com Chevrolet 200 Running
8. 10. Car 88 Kevin Harvick(i) Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet 200 Running
9. 6. Car 22 Joey Logano(i) Fitzgerald Ford 200 Running
10. 12. Car 98 Aric Almirola(i) Fresh from Florida Ford 200 Running
11. 9. Car 33 Brandon Jones # Check Into Cash Chevrolet 199 Running
12. 14. Car 43 Jeb Burton J. Streicher Ford 199 Running
13. 19. Car 48 Brennan Poole # DC Solar Chevrolet 199 Running
14. 20. Car 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 199 Running
15. 15. Car 1 Elliott Sadler OneMain Chevrolet 199 Running
16. 11. Car 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Chevrolet 198 Running
17. 24. Car 44 David Starr Zachry Toyota 198 Running
18. 27. Car 46 Brandon Gdovic Pitt Ohio Chevrolet 197 Running
19. 26. Car 01 Ryan Preece # GK Services Chevrolet 197 Running
20. 36. Car 07 Ray Black Jr # Scuba Life Chevrolet 197 Running
21. 17. Car 16 Ryan Reed Lilly Diabetes/American Diabetes Association Ford 197 Running
22. 21. Car 4 Ross Chastain teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 197 Running
23. 25. Car 24 Matt Tifft(i) Arch Day Architectural Daylighting Toyota 197 Running
24. 22. Car 90 Mario Gosselin BuckedUp Apparel Chevrolet 197 Running
25. 13. Car 6 Darrell Wallace Jr Ford EcoBoost Ford 196 Running
26. 29. Car 25 Harrison Rhodes CarportEmpire.com Chevrolet 196 Running
27. 23. Car 15 Jeff Green Main Gate Enterprises Ford 196 Running
28. 28. Car 78 BJ McLeod # Main Gate Enterprises Ford 196 Running
29. 30. Car 0 Garrett Smithley # teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 195 Running
30. 31. Car 28 Dakoda Armstrong WinField Be Greater Toyota 195 Running
31. 33. Car 52 Joey Gase Racing2Cure/Donate Life TN Chevrolet 193 Running
32. 37. Car 13 Timmy Hill(i) Chris Kyle Foundation/Bubba Burger Dodge 193 Running
33. 18. Car 51 Jeremy Clements AllSouthElectric.com/BRT Extrusions Chevrolet 192 Ignition
34. 34. Car 70 Derrike Cope E-Hydrate/To The Point Apparel Chevrolet 192 Running
35. 32. Car 97 Ryan Ellis VroomBrands Chevrolet 187 Running
36. 35. Car 74 Mike Harmon Dodge 182 Running
37. 16. Car 11 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 133 Running
38. 38. Car 14 JJ Yeley Tri-Star Motorsports Toyota 74 Electrical
39. 40. Car 93 Josh Wise(i) RSS Racing Chevrolet 21 Transmission
40. 39. Car 10 Matt DiBenedetto(i) Toyota 4 Vibration

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, no cars dropped to the rear of the field. Failed to Qualify: N/A. Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 08 Mins, 10 Secs. Average Speed: 93.829 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.418 Seconds.

Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race”: Erik Jones, #20. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Hendrick Engines, #42. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Erik Jones, #20. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Erik Jones, #20

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Apr. 23, 2016 – Richmond International Raceway

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