Dillon has enough fuel, avoids Busch in final turn to win Xfinity race at Fontana

Cd8f6JZW8AAYelKAustin Dillon capitalized on the misfortune of race leader, Kyle Busch, blowing a tire on the final lap, and goes on to win Saturday’s 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) TreatMyClot.com 300 at Auto Club Speedway (ACS).

This was Dillon’s first series victory and fourth top-10 finish of the season, his seventh series career victory in 102 races and his first series victory in four races at ACS.

Following Dillon and Busch (led the most laps – 133 out of 150) to the drop of the checkered flag were Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., finishing third, Daniel Suarez fourth and Elliott Sadler finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Kevin Harvick finishing in sixth-place, Brendan Gaughan seventh, Kyle Larson eighth, series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Brandon Jones ninth and Justin Allgaier brought home 10th.

With his fourth-place finish, Daniel Suarez continues his points lead in the series and leaves Fontana with a 10-point lead over Elliott Sadler residing in second.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 143.008 MPH
Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 05 Mins, 52 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.714 Seconds
Lead Changes: 12 among 8 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 16 laps

Up Next: The series takes the next two weeks off and returns to action on Friday, April 8th, for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). The race is scheduled to get underway around 8:50 p.m. (ET), and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the event.

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TREATMYCLOT.COM 300 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Lead Points Bonus Points
1 2 Austin Dillon (i) 150 Running 1 0 0
2 18 Kyle Busch (i) 150 Running 133 0 0
3 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 150 Running 0 38 0
4 19 Daniel Suarez 150 Running 4 38 1
5 1 Elliot Sadler 150 Running 0 36 0
6 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 150 Running 0 0 0
7 62 Brendan Gaughan 150 Running 2 35 1
8 42 Kyle Larson (i) 150 Running 5 0 0
9 33 Brandon Jones # 150 Running 0 32 0
10 7 Justin Allgaier 150 Running 0 31 0
11 98 Aric Almirola (i) 150 Running 3 0 0
12 11 Blake Koch 150 Running 0 29 0
13 48 Brennan Poole # 149 Running 0 28 0
14 16 Ryan Reed 149 Running 0 27 0
15 20 Erik Jones # 149 Running 0 26 0
16 43 Jeb Burton 149 Running 0 25 0
17 3 Ty Dillon 149 Running 0 24 0
18 24 Corey LaJoie 149 Running 0 23 0
19 4 Ross Chastain 149 Running 0 22 0
20 22 Ryan Blaney (i) 148 Running 0 0 0
21 51 Jeremy Clements 148 Running 0 20 0
22 28 Dakoda Armstrong 148 Running 0 19 0
23 0 Garrett Smithley # 148 Running 0 18 0
24 21 Spencer Gallagher (i) 148 Running 0 0 0
25 01 Ryan Preece # 148 Running 1 17 1
26 90 Mario Gosselin 147 Running 0 15 0
27 14 JJ Yeley 147 Running 0 14 0
28 52 Joey Gase 145 Running 0 13 0
29 39 Ryan Sieg 145 Running 0 12 0
30 15 Todd Peck 141 Running 0 11 0
31 25 Cody Ware # 140 Running 0 10 0
32 74 Mike Harmon 139 Running 0 9 0
33 78 BJ McLeod 95 Engine 0 8 0
34 70 Derrike Cope 89 Engine 0 7 0
35 97 Harrison Rhodes 84 Engine 0 6 0
36 93 Dylan Lupton 56 Accident 0 5 0
37 07 Ray Black Jr 44 Accident 0 4 0
38 44 David Starr 30 Engine 0 3 0
39 40 Derek White 18 Vibration 1 0 0
40 10 Matt DiBenedetto (i) 2 Brakes 0 0 0

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

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Point Standings
After Race 5 at Auto Club Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 19 Daniel Suarez 182 Leader 5 0 3 5 0
2 1 Elliot Sadler 172 -10 5 0 2 5 0
3 7 Justin Allgaier 163 -19 5 0 1 4 0
4 33 Brandon Jones # 161 -21 5 0 0 3 0
5 3 Ty Dillon 159 -23 5 0 1 3 0
6 62 Brendan Gaughan 154 -28 5 0 0 3 0
7 20 Erik Jones # 152 -30 5 0 3 3 0
8 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 134 -48 5 0 1 2 1
9 16 Ryan Reed 133 -49 5 0 0 0 0
10 48 Brennan Poole # 130 -52 5 0 0 1 0
11 11 Blake Koch 122 -60 5 0 0 1 0
12 43 Jeb Burton 121 -61 5 0 0 1 0
Points Outside the Top 12
13 28 Dakoda Armstrong 108 -13 5 0 0 0 0
14 51 Jeremy Clements 104 -17 5 0 0 0 0
15 39 Ryan Sieg 99 -22 5 0 0 0 0
16 4 Ross Chastain 96 -25 5 0 0 0 0
17 01 Ryan Preece # 80 -41 5 0 0 0 1
18 14 JJ Yeley 77 -44 4 0 0 0 0
19 78 BJ McLeod # 66 -55 5 0 0 0 1
20 44 David Starr 65 -56 5 0 0 0 2
21 24 Corey Lajoie 63 -58 3 0 0 0 0
22 0 Garrett Smithley # 62 -59 4 0 0 0 0
23 07 Ray Black Jr # 52 -69 5 0 0 0 1
24 52 Joey Gase 52 -69 5 0 0 0 1
25 90 Mario Gosselin 49 -72 4 0 0 0 0
26 42 Justin Marks 33 -88 2 0 0 0 1
27 74 Mike Harmon 33 -88 4 0 0 0 0
28 97 Harrison Rhodes 32 -89 4 0 0 0 3
29 70 Derrike Cope 28 -93 3 0 0 0 1
30 93 Dylan Lupton 27 -94 2 0 0 0 1
31 15 Cody Ware # 26 -95 3 0 0 0 1
32 25 Chris Cockrum 25 -96 2 0 0 0 0
33 99 Todd Peck 18 -103 3 0 0 0 1
34 46 Anthony Kumpen 15 -106 1 0 0 0 0
35 24 TJ Bell Jr 15 -106 1 0 0 0 0
36 89 Morgan Shepherd 13 -108 4 0 0 0 4
37 93 Scott Lagasse Jr 12 -109 1 0 0 0 0
38 0 Eric McClure 11 -110 1 0 0 0 0
39 15 Stanton Barrett 11 -110 1 0 0 0 0
40 13 Josh Reaume 10 -111 2 0 0 0 2
41 40 Carl Long 9 -112 2 0 0 0 2
42 17 Jeff Green 7 -114 4 0 0 0 4
43 14 Benny Gordon 6 -176 1 0 0 0 1
44 13 Derek White 5 -177 1 0 0 0 0
45 13 DJ Kennington 5 -177 1 0 0 0 0
46 90 Martin Roy 3 -179 1 0 0 0 1
47 85 Bobby Gerhart 2 -180 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Owner Standing
After Race 5 at Auto Club Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 JD Gibbs 18 3 153 Leader 5
2 Richard Childress 2 1 146 -7 5
3 Joe Gibbs 19 0 144 -9 5
4 Rick Hendrick 88 1 144 -9 5
5 Dale Earnhardt Jr 1 0 136 -17 5
6 Kelly Earnhardt-Miller 7 0 136 -17 5
7 Richard Childress 33 0 135 -18 5
8 Richard Childress 3 0 132 -21 5
9 Roger Penske 22 0 129 -24 5
10 Richard Childress 62 0 126 -27 5
11 Joe Gibbs 20 0 119 -34 5
12 Jack Roush 6 0 106 -47 5
13 Jack Roush 16 0 102 -51 5
14 Chip Ganassi 48 0 96 -57 5
15 Matthew Kaulig 11 0 96 -57 5
16 Richard Petty 43 0 93 -60 5
17 Chip Ganassi 42 0 89 -64 5
18 James Whitener 28 0 87 -66 5
19 Tony Clements 51 0 84 -69 5
20 Rod Sieg 39 0 79 -74 5
21 Gregg Mixon 24 0 75 -78 5
22 Gary Keller 4 0 74 -79 5
23 Fred Biagi 98 0 69 -84 5
24 Mark Smith 14 0 63 -90 5
25 Johnny Davis 01 0 62 -91 5
26 Gary Cogswell 0 0 60 -93 5
27 BJ McLeod 78 0 58 -95 5
28 Mark Smith 44 0 55 -98 5
29 Bobby Dotter 07 0 48 -105 5
30 Michelle Gosselin 90 0 40 -113 5
31 Jimmy Means 52 0 39 -114 5
32 Rick Ware 25 0 39 -114 5
33 Pamela Sieg 93 0 37 -116 4
34 Dale Earnhardt Jr 5 0 37 -116 1
35 Rick Ware 15 0 26 -127 5
36 Maurice Gallagher 21 0 25 -128 2
37 Mike Harmon 74 0 24 -129 5
38 Victor Obaika 97 0 24 -129 5
39 Mary Louise Miller 70 0 23 -130 5
40 Tony Townley 05 0 21 -132 1
41 Andrea Nemechek 87 0 18 -135 1
42 Derek White 13 0 17 -136 5
43 Rick Gdovic 146 0 15 -138 1
44 Cindy Shepherd 89 0 13 -140 5
45 Derek White 40 0 9 -144 5
46 Rick Ware 17 0 4 -149 1
47 Mark Smith 10 0 3 -150 4
48 Jessica Smith 99 0 3 -150 4
49 William Gerhart 85 0 2 -151 1
50 Michelle Gosselin 192 0 0 -153 1

 

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 5 at Auto Club Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Toyota 3 209 Leader
2 Chevrolet 2 201 -8
3 Ford 0 177 -32
4 Dodge 0 35 -174

 

Race Awards
Coors Light Pole Award Daniel Suarez, #19 179.955 mph
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race Joe Gibbs Racing Engine – Mark Cronquist, #18
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race Kyle Busch, #18
Sunoco Rookie of the Race Brandon Jones, #33
Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race” Kyle Busch, #18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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