Credit: 358643Sean Gardner/Getty Images. Tyler Reddick, driver of the #9 BurgerFi Chevrolet, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series Ford EcoBoost 300 and the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2018 in Homestead, Florida.
Starting from 4th place Car 9 Tyler Reddick BurgerFi Chevrolet won the 24th Annual Ford EcoBoost 300, his 3rd win in 51 NASCAR XFINITY Series races. This is his 2nd win & 20th Top 10 finish in 2018. This is his 1st win & 2nd Top 10 finish in 2 races at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Tyler Reddick has won the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series driver championship & the 2018 Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors. 2nd Place Car 00 Cole Custer Haas Automation Ford, started from pole posted his 2nd Top 10 finish in 3 races at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his 26th Top 10 finish in 2018. 3rd Place Car 42 John Hunter Nemechek Fire Alarm Services Inc. Chevrolet, started from 3rd place posted his 1st Top 10 finish in his series track debut at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Credit: 358645Chris Graythen/Getty Images. Tyler Reddick, driver of the #9 BurgerFi Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Ford EcoBoost 300 and the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2018 in Homestead, Florida.
4th Place Car 21 Daniel Hemric South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet, started from 10th followed by 5th place Car 22 Austin Cindric MoneyLion Ford, started from 5th place. 6th Place Car 18 Ryan Preece Rheem-Watts Toyota, started from 12th place followed by 7th place Car 7 Justin Allgaier BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet, started from 6th place. 8th Place Car 19 Brandon Jones
Juniper Toyota, started from 8th place followed by 9. 14. Car 5 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet, started from 14th place. Lastly in the Top 10 Car 2 Matt Tifft Tunity Chevrolet, in 10th place, started from 9th place. Canadian Car 36 Alex Labbe # Alpha Prime Chevrolet finished in 21st place. Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 00 Ford Mustang team has won the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series owners championship. Chevrolet has won the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series manufacturers championship.
Credit: 358646Robert Laberge/Getty Images. Tyler Reddick, driver of the #9 BurgerFi Chevrolet, celebrates with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2018 in Homestead, Florida.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship
Provided by NASCAR Statistics – Saturday, November 17, 2018
Driver Champion: Tyler Reddick
Team: No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro
Tyler Reddick won his first NASCAR Xfinity Series championship; becoming the 29th different driver to win the title and the third in series history to win the championship in his Sunoco rookie season joining Chase Elliott (2014) and William Byron (2017). Reddick won the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to claim the title. Reddick made 33 starts this season posting two wins
(Daytona-1 and Homestead), seven top fives and 20 top 10s. in the Playoffs this season Reddick has posted one win (Homestead), three top fives and six top 10s. Reddick (Corning) has become the second NASCAR Xfinity Series champion from the state of California joining Kevin Harvick from Bakersfield, who won the championship in 2001 and 2006.
Owner Of Driver Champion: Dale Earnhardt Jr., JR Motorsports
This is JR Motorsport’s third NASCAR Xfinity Series driver championship (Chase Elliott, 2014; William Byron, 2017). Owner Dale Earnhardt Jr., a two-time (1998, ’99) NASCAR Xfinity Series driver
champion, fielded his first car as an owner in the series with driver Mark McFarland at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19, 2005. JR Motorsports has led 12 different drivers to Victory Lane
for a total of 44 wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
Crew Chief Champion: David Elenz
This is David Elenz’s second career NASCAR Xfinity Series championship (William Byron, 2017 and Tyler Reddick, 2018). Elenz is the 25th different crew chief to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series title and the 10th to win multiple titles. Elenz has won 10 NASCAR Xfinity Series races with five different drivers: William Byron (four), Kevin Harvick (two), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (one), Chase Elliott (one) and Tyler Reddick (two).
Owner Champion: Tony Stewart & Gene Haas, Stewart-Haas Racing No. 00 Ford
This is Stewart-Haas Racing’s first NASCAR Xfinity Series owner championship. Stewart-Haas Racing began its NASCAR Xfinity Series program in 2017 at Daytona International Speedway with driver Cole Custer. Stewart-Haas Racing has two wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
Credit: 358647 Chris Graythen/Getty Images. Cole Custer, driver of the driver of the #00 Haas Automation Ford, Team Owners Tony Stewart and Gene Haas pose with the trophy after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Owner’s Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2018 in Homestead, FL.
The race had 2 Cautions for 10 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 47 for Stage 1 Conclusion. 2nd Caution on lap 92 for Stage 2 Conclusion.
Credit: 358637Sean Gardner/Getty Images. Cole Custer, driver of the #00 Haas Automation Ford, leads the field past the green flag to start the NASCAR Xfinity Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2018 in Homestead, Florida.
The race had 5 Lead Changes among 4 drivers: C. Custer (P) 1-93; J. Nemechek 94-145; C. Custer (P) 146-147; T. Reddick (P) 148-154; C. Bell # (P) 155-163; T. Reddick (P) 164-200.
Credit: 358639Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images. Daniel Hemric, driver of the #21 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet, races Tyler Reddick, driver of the #9 BurgerFi Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2018 in Homestead, Florida.
Stage 1: 00,21,9,7,42,20,22,18,1,16
Stage 2: 00,42,20,21,18,7,22,9,1,19
Credit: 358641Chris Graythen/Getty Images. Tyler Reddick, driver of the #9 BurgerFi Chevrolet, pits during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2018 in Homestead, Florida.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Race Number 33
Unofficial Race Results for the 24Th Annual Ford Ecoboost 300 – Saturday, November 17, 2018
Homestead-Miami Speedway – Homestead, FL – 1.5 Mile Paved Total Race Length – 200 Laps – 300 Miles
Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 4. Car 9 Tyler Reddick (P) BurgerFi Chevrolet 200 Running
2. 1. Car 00 Cole Custer (P) Haas Automation Ford 200 Running
3. 3. Car 42 John Hunter Nemechek Fire Alarm Services Inc. Chevrolet 200 Running
4. 10. Car 21 Daniel Hemric (P) South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet 200 Running
5. 5. Car 22 Austin Cindric # MoneyLion Ford 200 Running
6. 12. Car 18 Ryan Preece Rheem-Watts Toyota 200 Running
7. 6. Car 7 Justin Allgaier BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet 200 Running
8. 8. Car 19 Brandon Jones Juniper Toyota 199 Running
9. 14. Car 5 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet 199 Running
10. 9. Car 2 Matt Tifft Tunity Chevrolet 199 Running
11. 2. Car 20 Christopher Bell # (P) GameStop Transformers Toyota 199 Running
12. 11. Car 16 Ryan Reed Drive Down A1C Lilly Diabetes Ford 199 Running
13. 13. Car 60 Chase Briscoe Nutri Chomps Ford 199 Running
14. 7. Car 1 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevrolet 199 Running
15. 15. Car 11 Ryan Truex LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 199 Running
16. 23. Car 4 Ross Chastain Florida Watermelon Association Chevrolet 199 Running
17. 17. Car 23 Spencer Gallagher Allegiant Chevrolet 198 Running
18. 18. Car 61 Kaz Grala # NETTTS/Hot Scream Ford 198 Running
19. 16. Car 51 Jeremy Clements Fly and Form/RepairableVehicles.com Chevrolet 198 Running
20. 21. Car 3 Shane Lee CMR Construction & Roofing Chevrolet 198 Running
21 20. Car 36 Alex Labbe # Alpha Prime Chevrolet 197 Running – Canadian
22. 19. Car 38 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 197 Running
23. 26. Car 35 Joey Gase Sparks Chevrolet 196 Running
24. 27. Car 86 Brandon Brown Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes Chevrolet 196 Running
25. 22. Car 26 Max Tullman Eskata/Zoomi Ford 195 Running
26. 30. Car 8 Tommy Joe Martins Chevrolet 195 Running
27. 29. Car 0 Garrett Smithley KSDT and Company Chevrolet 194 Running
28. 34. Car 52 David Starr Shoun Trucking Chevrolet 194 Running
29. 35. Car 15 Quin Houff teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 191 Running
30. 36. Car 76 Spencer Boyd # Grunt Style Chevrolet 189 Running
31. 25. Car 66 Chad Finchum # Smithbilt Homes Toyota 187 Handling
32. 32. Car 01 BJ McLeod teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 185 Running
33. 38. Car 40 Carl Long Thanks Dodge/CrashClaimsR.us Dodge 180 Running
34. 33. Car 90 Caesar Bacarella Alpha Prime/MAXIM Chevrolet 161 Overheating
35. 31. Car 13 Timmy Hill OCR Gaz Bar Toyota 54 Brakes
36. 28. Car 93 JJ Yeley RSS Racing Chevrolet 46 Rear Gear
37. 39. Car 39 Angela Ruch Give A Child A Voice Chevrolet 36 Parked
38. 24. Car 89 Landon Cassill Visone RV Chevrolet 16 Suspension
39. 40. Car 37 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet 14 Brakes
40. 37. Car 78 Vinnie Miller # JAS Expedited Trucking LLC Chevrolet 10 Clutch
Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field under penalty for the reasons indicated: #40 (unapproved adjustments).Failed to Qualify: (5) 92 Josh Williams, 99 Stephen Leicht, 45 Josh Bilicki #, 55 Bayley Currey(i), 74 Tim Viens. Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 08 Mins, 06 Secs. Average Speed: 140.515 MPH. Margin of Victory: 6.902 Seconds. Caution Flags: 2 for 10 laps. Lead Changes: 5 among 4 drivers.
Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race”: Cole Custer, #00. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Roush-Yates Engines, #00. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Tyler Reddick, #9. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Austin Cindric, #22
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series
Next Race: Feb. 16, 2019 – Daytona International Speedway
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