Austin Dillon avoids two major wrecks to win Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona

CJHumOVWgAAzLbkAfter a rain delay before the start, and then two red flags within 10-laps to go in Saturday night’s NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Subway Firecracker 250, it was Austin Dillon taking the checkered flag ahead of Elliott Sadler to win at Daytona International Speedway.

This was Dillon’s third series victory and 10th top-10 finish of the 2015 season, his fifth series career victory in 90 races, and his first series victory at Daytona International Speedway.

Following Dillon and Sadler was the reigning series champion Chase Elliott finishing third, Kasey Kahne fourth and Benny Gordon finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Dakoda Armstrong taking sixth, David Ragan seventh, Erik Jones eighth, and series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidates, Harrison Rhodes and Ross Chastain bringing home ninth and 10th respectively.

The current series points leader, Chris Buescher, finished in 12th and leaves Daytona with a 34-point lead over Chase Elliott.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 132.804 MPH
Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 57 Mins, 28 Secs.
Margin of Victory: Caution
Lead Changes: 9 among 5 drivers
Cautions: 7 for 24 laps

Next Up: The series heads to Kentucky Speedway on Friday, July 1oth, for the Kentucky 300, with an approximate starting time at 7:50 p.m. (ET) and television coverage provided by NBCSN.

Subway Firecracker 250 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Lead Points Bonus Points
1 33 Austin Dillon (i) 104 Running 9 0 0
2 1 Elliot Sadler 104 Running 0 42 0
3 9 Chase Elliott 104 Running 0 41 0
4 88 Kasey Kahne (i) 104 Running 0 0 0
5 66 Benny Gordon 104 Running 0 39 0
6 43 Dakoda Armstrong 104 Running 0 38 0
7 20 David Ragan (i) 104 Running 0 0 0
8 54 Erik Jones (i) 104 Running 0 0 0
9 0 Harrison Rhodes 104 Running 0 35 0
10 4 Ross Chastain # 103 Running 1 35 1
11 26 Timmy Hill (i) 103 Running 0 0 0
12 60 Chris Buescher 103 Running 0 32 0
13 16 Ryan Reed 103 Running 0 31 0
14 22 Joey Logano(i) 103 Running 1 0 0
15 18 Daniel Suarez # 103 Running 1 30 1
16 97 Peyton Sellers 102 Running 0 28 0
17 7 Regan Smith 102 Running 0 27 0
18 8 Blake Koch 102 Running 0 26 0
19 25 John Wes Townley (i) 101 Running 0 0 0
20 28 J.J. Yeley 101 Running 0 24 0
21 90 Martin Roy 101 Running 0 23 0
22 85 Bobby Gerhart 101 Running 0 22 0
23 2 Brian Scott 101 Running 84 23 2
24 24 Eric McClure 100 Running 0 20 0
25 62 Brendan Gaughan 100 Running 0 19 0
26 3 Ty Dillon 100 Running 0 18 0
27 39 Ryan Sieg 97 Accident 0 17 0
28 51 Jeremy Clements 97 Running 0 16 0
29 44 David Starr 96 Accident 0 15 0
30 52 Joey Gase 95 Accident 0 14 0
31 01 Landon Cassill 95 Running 0 13 0
32 14 Cale Conley # 95 Running 0 12 0
33 74 Mike Harmon 95 Running 0 11 0
34 6 Darrell Wallace Jr # 90 Accident 0 10 0
35 98 Aric Almirola (i) 90 Accident 0 0 0
36 42 Brennan Poole 90 Accident 0 8 0
37 15 Scott Lagasse Jr 58 Accident 0 7 0
38 70 Derrike Cope 15 Accident 0 6 0
39 89 Morgan Shepherd 10 Overheating 0 5 0
40 92 Mario Gosselin 6 Vibration 0 4 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series Unofficial Point Standings 
After Race 15 at Daytona International Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 60 Chris Buescher 560 Leader 15 2 8 10 0
2 9 Chase Elliott 526 -34 15 0 7 12 1
3 3 Ty Dillon 517 -43 15 0 3 10 0
4 7 Regan Smith 493 -67 15 0 5 9 1
5 1 Elliot Sadler 489 -71 15 0 2 7 0
6 6 Darrell Wallace Jr# 472 -88 15 0 1 5 1
7 2 Brian Scott 453 -107 15 0 2 10 3
8 16 Ryan Reed 441 -119 15 1 1 1 0
9 62 Brendan Gaughan 438 -122 15 0 2 7 3
10 18 Daniel Suarez # 437 -123 15 0 1 5 1
11 51 Jeremy Clements 382 -178 15 0 0 1 1
12 43 Dakoda Armstrong 357 -203 15 0 0 1 2
13 44 David Starr 357 -203 15 0 0 1 2
14 4 Ross Chastain # 348 -212 15 0 0 2 3
15 28 J.J. Yeley 344 -216 15 0 1 1 3
16 39 Ryan Sieg 325 -235 15 0 0 0 2
17 01 Landon Cassill 292 -268 14 0 0 1 2
18 8 Blake Koch 287 -273 15 0 0 0 3
19 14 Cale Conley # 266 -294 15 0 0 0 4
20 24 Eric McClure 257 -303 15 0 0 0 3
21 52 Joey Gase 247 -313 15 0 1 1 1
22 0 Harrison Rhodes # 240 -320 14 0 0 1 3
23 42 Brennan Poole 238 -322 10 0 0 1 2
24 97 Peyton Sellers 188 -372 12 0 0 0 2
25 22 Ryan Blaney 170 -390 5 0 3 4 0
26 19 Mike Bliss 141 -419 8 0 0 0 1
27 74 Mike Harmon 134 -426 13 0 0 0 8
28 55 Jeffrey Earnhardt 128 -432 6 0 0 0 1
29 70 Derrike Cope 120 -440 12 0 0 0 4
30 90 Mario Gosselin 117 -443 7 0 0 0 2
31 90 Jimmy Weller 69 -491 5 0 0 0 0
32 55 Jamie Dick 68 -492 5 0 0 0 2
33 40 Derek White 66 -494 7 0 0 0 3
34 40 Carl Long 61 -499 9 0 0 0 8
35 88 Ben Rhodes 60 -500 2 0 0 1 0
36 90 Martin Roy 53 -507 3 0 0 0 0
37 97 Josh Reaume # 53 -507 4 0 0 0 1
38 25 Dylan Lupton 51 -509 3 0 0 0 1
39 54 Boris Said 47 -513 2 0 0 0 0
40 10 Jeff Green 44 -516 10 0 0 0 10
41 90 Todd Bodine 40 -520 2 0 0 0 0
42 66 Benny Gordon 39 -521 2 0 1 1 0
43 Ross Kenseth 39 -521 1 0 0 1 0
44 13 Chris Cockrum 38 -522 2 0 0 0 0
45 89 Morgan Shepherd 34 -526 6 0 0 0 6
46 55 Brandon Gdovic 32 -528 2 0 0 0 0
47 Bobby Gerhart 30 -530 2 0 0 0 1
48 26 Kenny Wallace 27 -533 2 0 0 0 1
49 26 CJ Faison 25 -535 2 0 0 0 1
50 56 Charles Lewandoski 23 -537 3 0 0 0 2
51 TJ Bell Jr. 21 -539 1 0 0 0 0
52 John Jackson 19 -541 2 0 0 0 1
53 15 Stanton Barrett 19 -541 2 0 0 0 1
54 15 Carlos Contreras 18 -542 2 0 0 0 1
55 13 Mark Thompson 17 -543 1 0 0 0 0
56 19 Scott Lagasse Jr. 14 -546 2 0 0 0 2
57 29 Justin Marks 10 -550 1 0 0 0 1
58 15 Enrique Contreras 10 -550 1 0 0 0 0
59 92 Dextor Bean 8 -552 2 0 0 0 2

# – Rookie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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