William Byron won the NASCAR XFINITY Series 19th Annual Ticket Galaxy 200 & his place in the Champioship Final

Credit: 352822Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images. William Byron, driver of the #9 Liberty University Chevrolet, wins the NASCAR XFINITY Series Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 11, 2017 in Avondale, Arizona

Starting from 2nd Place Car 9 William Byron Liberty University Chevrolet won the 19th Annual Ticket Galaxy 200, his 4th win & 32 NASCAR XFINITY Series races. This is his 4th win & 21st Top 10 finish in 2017 and was the highest finishing rookie. With a back-up crew this win helped Byron to advance to the Championship 4 race in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Final. This is his 1st win & 2nd Top 10 finish in 2 races at Phoenix Raceway. 2nd Place Car 22 Ryan Blaney Discount Tire Ford, started from 6th place posted his 3rd Top 10 finish in 3 races at Phoenix Raceway. It is his 12th Top 10 finish in 2017. 3rd Place Car 20 Erik Jones Hisense Toyota, started from pole posted his 7th Top 10 finish in 7 races at Phoenix Raceway.

Credit: 352824Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images. William Byron, driver of the #9 Liberty University Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 11, 2017 in Avondale, Arizona.

4th Place Car 18 Christopher Bell Safelite Toyota, started from 8th place followed by 5th place Car 21 Daniel Hemric Smokey Mountain Snuff Chevrolet, started from 7th place. 6th Place Car 11 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet, started from 9th place followed by 7th place Car 00 Cole Custer Haas Automation Ford, started from 3rd place. 8th Place Car 42 Alex Bowman Energizer Ultimate Lithium Battery Chevrolet, started from 5th place followed by 9th place Car 2 Austin Dillon(i) Ruud Chevrolet, started from 16th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 7 Justin Allgaier BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet, started from 10th place. William Byron # (P), Justin Allgaier (P), Elliott Sadler (P) and Daniel Hemric (P) advance to the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Credit: 352812Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images. Erik Jones, driver of the #20 Hisense Toyota, takes the green flag to start the NASCAR Xfinity Series Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 11, 2017 in Avondale, Arizona.

The race had 5 Cautions for 26 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 3 for Car 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet, Car 24 Corey LaJoie youtheory Toyota, Car 5 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet Crash in Turn 3. 2nd Caution on lap 24 for Car 48 Brennan Poole DC Solar Chevrolet, Car 8 Caesar Bacarella AlphaPrimeUSA.com Chevrolet, Car 21 Daniel Hemric # (P) Smokey Mountain Snuff Chevrolet Crash in Turn 1. 3rd Caution on lap 62 for Stage 1 Conclusion. 4th Caution on lap 122 for Stage 2 Conclusion. 5th Caution on lap 182 for Car 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Crash in Turn 4.

Credit: 352813Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images. Erik Jones, driver of the #20 Hisense Toyota, and William Byron, driver of the #9 Liberty University Chevrolet, lead the field to start the NASCAR Xfinity Series Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 11, 2017 in Avondale, Arizona.

The race had 4 Lead Changes 4 among 3 drivers: Lap Leaders: E. Jones(i) 1-33; R. Blaney(i) 34; E. Jones(i) 35-37; R. Blaney(i) 38-183; W. Byron # (P) 184-200. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): R. Blaney(i) 2 times for 147 laps; E. Jones(i) 2 times for 36 laps; W. Byron # (P) 1 time for 17 laps.

Credit: 352814Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images. Justin Allgaier, driver of the #7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 11, 2017 in Avondale, Arizona.

Stages:
Stage #1 Top Ten: 22,42,20,21,7,9,00,18,2,11
Stage #2 Top Ten: 22,20,21,7,18,9,00,2,11,3

Credit: 352821Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images. William Byron, driver of the #9 Liberty University Chevrolet, celebrates after winning NASCAR XFINITY Series Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 11, 2017 in Avondale, Arizona

William Byron won the race with a Margin of Victory: 0.960 Seconds over Ryan Blaney. Three of the four cars in the final race for the championship are JR Motorsports. JR Motorsports: William Byron, Justin Allgaier and Elliott Sadler. This was another example of how the new championship format has raised the excitement to make it into the final race for the championship.

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race Number 32
Unofficial Race Results for the 19Th Annual Ticket Galaxy 200 – Saturday, November 11, 2017
Phoenix Raceway – Avondale, AZ – 1 Mile Paved Total Race Length – 200 Laps – 200 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 2. Car 9 William Byron # (P) Liberty University Chevrolet 200 Running
2. 6. Car 22 Ryan Blaney(i) Discount Tire Ford 200 Running
3. 1. Car 20 Erik Jones(i) Hisense Toyota 200 Running
4. 8. Car 18 Christopher Bell(i) Safelite Toyota 200 Running
5. 7. Car 21 Daniel Hemric # (P) Smokey Mountain Snuff Chevrolet 200 Running
6. 9. Car 11 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 200 Running
7. 3. Car 00 Cole Custer # (P) Haas Automation Ford 200 Running
8. 5. Car 42 Alex Bowman(i) Energizer Ultimate Lithium Battery Chevrolet 200 Running
9. 16. Car 2 Austin Dillon(i) Ruud Chevrolet 200 Running
10. 10. Car 7 Justin Allgaier (P) BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet 200 Running
11. 4. Car 19 Matt Tifft # (P) Surface Sunscreen/Fanatics Toyota 200 Running
12. 18. Car 98 Casey Mears GEICO Military Ford 200 Running
13. 21. Car 3 Ty Dillon(i) Advil Chevrolet 200 Running
14. 20. Car 16 Ryan Reed (P) Lilly Diabetes Ford 200 Running
15. 15. Car 33 Brandon Jones Phone Skope Chevrolet 200 Running
16. 12. Car 5 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet 200 Running
17. 19. Car 23 Spencer Gallagher # Kingman Chevrolet 200 Running
18. 13. Car 1 Elliott Sadler (P) Cessna Chevrolet 200 Running
19. 22. Car 4 Ross Chastain Flex Seal Chevrolet 200 Running
20. 23. Car 14 JJ Yeley TriStar Motorsports Toyota 200 Running
21. 26. Car 39 Ryan Sieg TAP & Sons Electric Inc. Chevrolet 200 Running
22. 17. Car 24 Corey LaJoie(i) youtheory Toyota 199 Running
23. 24. Car 51 Jeremy Clements RepairableVehicles.com Chevrolet 199 Running
24. 25. Car 07 Ray Black II ScubaLife.com Chevrolet 199 Running
25. 29. Car 0 Garrett Smithley Flex Shot Chevrolet 197 Running
26. 31. Car 90 Mario Gosselin BuckedUp Apparel Chevrolet 197 Running
27. 32. Car 01 Harrison Rhodes Flex Tape Chevrolet 195 Running
28. 36. Car 40 Timmy Hill Chris Kyle Memorial/CrashClaimsR.Us Chevrolet 194 Running
29. 30. Car 99 David Starr WHATABURGER Chevrolet 190 Running
30. 37. Car 8 Caesar Bacarella AlphaPrimeUSA.com Chevrolet 190 Running
31. 38. Car 78 John Graham Magellan Aviation Group Chevrolet 188 Running
32. 11. Car 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet 179 Accident
33. 28. Car 52 Joey Gase Donate Life Chevrolet 169 Running
34. 33. Car 89 Morgan Shepherd Visone RV Chevrolet 47 Brakes
35. 27. Car 15 Joe Nemechek(i) teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 44 Brakes
36. 40. Car 13 Carl Long OCR Gaz Bar Toyota 37 Electrical
37. 34. Car 38 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet 30 Brakes
38. 14. Car 48 Brennan Poole (P) DC Solar Chevrolet 24 Accident
39. 39. Car 74 Mike Harmon Ramjet’s Speed Shop Dodge 19 Engine
40. 35. Car 93 Gray Gaulding(i) RSS Racing Chevrolet 6 Electrical

Race Comments: Prior to the green flag, no car(s) dropped to the rear of the field under penalty. Failed to Qualify: N/A. Caution Flags: 5 for 26 laps. Lead Changes: 4 among 3 drivers. Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 54 Mins, 33 Secs. Average Speed: 104.758 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.960 Seconds.

Coors Light Pole Award: Erik Jones, #20 133.929 mph. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Roush-Yates Engines, #22. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Erik Jones, #20. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: William Byron, #9
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series
Next Race: Nov. 18, 2017 – Homestead-Miami Speedway
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