NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 Notes and Entry List

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Points Leader Sadler Readies To Roll The Dice In Vegas

Bright lights, big casinos, world-class accommodations and Las Vegas Motor Speedway welcome the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300 (4 p.m. ET on FS1). For the second-straight week Elliott Sadler has held command of the standings lead as the series embarks on the three-race NASCAR Goes West swing. Following LVMS, the series where names are made will head to Phoenix International Raceway and Auto Club Speedway (Fontana).

Sadler holds a three-point edge over second-place Daniel Suárez and he has a five point advantage over third-place Ty Dillon.

The JR Motorsports veteran Sadler has made nine starts at Las Vegas, posting two top fives, three top 10s and a pole. His average finish at Las Vegas is a 12.3.

Sadler is ranked seventh in average running position (8.5), eighth in driver rating (97.6) and third in percentage of laps in the top 15 (97.8%).

Track Specifications:
Track/Race Length: 1.5 mile oval, 200 laps, 300 miles
Front straight: 2,275 feet
Back straight: 1,572 feet
Banking after reconfig 2007: Corners:20°, Front Straight: 9°, Back Straight: 9°
Banking before config 2006: Corners:12°, Front Straight: 9°, Back Straight: 3°
Grandstand Seating: 142,000
Pace Car Speeds: 55 mph
Pit Road: 45 mph
Opened: 1996

TELEVISION COVERAGE

  • Television Race Coverage: FoxSports1 – 4:00pm/et
  • Announcers: Adam Alexander, Michael Waltrip, Clint Bowyer
    Pit Reporters: Jamie Little, Chris Neville, Matt Yocum
    NASCAR RACEDAY: Danielle Trotta, Larry McReynolds, Kenny Wallace.

EVENT SCHEDULE
Times are local to the Track

Thursday, March 3
4:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, March 4
10:00 AM-5:00 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
10:30 AM-7:30 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
11:30 AM NXS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
12:30 PM-1:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE (FOX Sports 1)
2:00 PM 2:30 PM PACE VEHICLE CALIBRATION
3:00 PM-3:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE (FOX Sports 1)

Saturday, March 5
6:00 AM-1:30 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
6:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
9:45 AM (12:45 PM/ET) NXS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS) (FOX Sports 2)
11:15 AM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
12:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
1:00 PM (4:00 PM) NXS RACE (200 LAPS, 300 MILES) (FOX Sports 1)
NXS = XFINITY Series

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
  • Set limits: Xfinity: 8 sets for the event
  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side — D-4668;
    Right-side — D-4672
  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side — 87.56 in. (2,224 mm);
    Right-side — 88.46 in. (2,247 mm)
  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front — 30 psi; Left Rear — 30 psi;
    Right Front — 58 psi; Right Rear — 54 psi
  • Notes: Teams in the NASCAR Xfinity and Sprint Cup Series will run different tire set-ups at Las Vegas this weekend . . . this is the first time Xfinity teams have run either of these two tire codes . . . both of these tires feature the same compounds run at Las Vegas last year, but have construction changes that bring them into line with what Sprint Cup teams are running at this track . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run liners in all four tire positions at Las Vegas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Entry List
Boyd Gaming 300
Race 3 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – 3/5/2016
Track Size (Miles) 1.5, Race Length (Miles) 300, Laps 200
Entry Car # Driver Make Sponsor
1 0 Garrett Smithley # Chevrolet teamjdmotorsports.com / Cane Tax
2 01 Ryan Preece # Chevrolet GK Services
3 1 Elliot Sadler Chevrolet OneMain
4 2 Austin Dillon (i) Chevrolet Rheem
5 3 Ty Dillon Chevrolet WESCO
6 4 Ross Chastain Chevrolet teamjdmotorsports.com
7 6 Darrell Wallace Jr Ford Ford EcoBoost
8 7 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet BRANDT
9 07 Ray Black Jr Chevrolet Scuba Life
10 10 Jeff Green Toyota TBD
11 11 Blake Koch Chevrolet Leaf Filter Gutter Protection
12 13 Derek White Dodge OCRGAZBAR
13 14 JJ Yeley Toyota TBD
14 15 Stanton Barrett Chevrolet TBD
15 16 Ryan Reed Ford Lilly Diabetes / American Diabetes Association
16 18 Kyle Busch (i) Toyota NOS Energy Drink
17 19 Daniel Suarez Toyota ARRIS
18 20 Erik Jones # Toyota Interstate Batteries
19 22 Brad Keselowski (i) Ford Discount Tire
20 24 Corey LaJoir Toyota JGL YOUNG GUNS
21 25 Cody Ware Chevrolet TBD
22 28 Dakoda Armstrong Toyota Winfield Be Greater
23 33 Brandon Jones # Chevrolet Thunder Coal
24 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet RSS Racing
25 40 Carl Long Toyota http://www.A1Tickets.ca
26 42 Justin Marks Chevrolet Katerra
27 43 Jeb Burton Ford J. Streicher
28 44 David Starr Toyota Zachry
29 48 Brennan Poole # Chevrolet DC Solar
30 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet RepairableVehicles.com
31 52 Joey Gase Chevrolet TBD
32 62 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet South Point
33 70 Derrike Cope Chevrolet TBA
34 74 Mike Harmon Dodge TBA
35 78 BJ McLeod Ford Batteries Plus Bulbs
36 88 Chase Elliott (i) Chevrolet TaxSlayer.com
37 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet TBA
38 90 Mario Gosselin Chevrolet BuckedUp Apparel / CrashClaimsR.Us
39 93 Dylan Lupton Chevrolet RSS Racing
40 97 Harrison Rhodes Chevrolet VroomBrands
41 98 Aric Almirola (i) Ford Carroll Shelby Engine Co
42 99 Todd Peck Ford Batteries Plus Bulbs

# – Rookie
(i) equals ineligible for driver championship points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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