It’s a Sweep at Texas in the Xfinity Race

In the second race of a weekend triple header the Xfinity Series travels to Texas for a little Saturday night racing with the O’Reily Auto Parts 300.

O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff Race Logo

The JPG format of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series playoff race on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

After three rounds of qualifying Erik Jones won the pole and will bring the field to green. This is Jones’ 14th Xfinity Series pole.

NASCAR XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 – Qualifying

FORT WORTH, TX – NOVEMBER 04: Erik Jones, driver of the #20 GameStop/Call of Duty WWII Toyota, poses with the pole award helmet in Victory Lane after qualifying for the pole position during Texas Lottery Salute to Veterans Qualifying Days for the NASCAR XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 4, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

The starting lineup for the O’Reily Auto Parts 300:
Erik Jones
Cole Custer
Matt Tifft
Ryan Blaney
Elliott Sadler
Daniel Hemric
Austin Dillon
Christopher Bell
William Byron
Kyle Larson
Brandon Jones
Brennan Poole
Justin Allgaier
Ty Dillon
Ryan Reed
Spencer Gallagher
Blake Koch
Michael Annett
Brendan Gaughan
Ryan Sieg
J.J. Yeley
BJ McLeod
Dylan Lupton
Ross Chastain
Jeremy Clements
Garrett Smithley
Jeff Green
Joey Gase
Reed Sorenson
Gray Gaulding
David Starr
Harrison Rhodes
Mario Gosselin
Timmy Hill
Angela Rauch
Spencer Boyd
Mike Harmon
Josh Williams
Morgan Shepherd
John Jackson

Stages one and two of the race are 45 laps each with stage three lasting 110 laps.

Erik Jones brings the field down for the green flag start of the race with the pole sitter jumping out in front for the lead.

Lap five Erik Jones is out in front with Matt Tifft in second and Elliott Sadler in third.

Cole Custer is reporting that something must be wrong with the car; he is dropping back in the field.

Lap six Erik Jones continues t lead the race as Cole Custer continues to fall through the field in 22nd place.

Lap nine Cole Custer brings his car down pit road.

Lap 10 Ty Dillon brings out the first caution flag of the race when he spins out.

Pit reporters are stating that a number of drivers are reporting some very loose conditions.

Cole Custer had a tire going down. The right rear tire had only eleven pounds of pressure when he came down pit road.

Erik Jones brings the field down for the green flag restart o lap 15 and takes over the lead of the race with Elliott Sadler in second.

Lap 16 the top four are Erik Jones, Elliott Sadler, Matt Tifft, and William Byron.

Lap 18 there are 37 cars on the lead lap with John Jackson off the track.

Lap 20 Erik Jones has a lead of over half a second on Elliott Sadler.

Lap 24 Erik Jones continues to lead the field with the current points leader Elliott Sadler in second over a half a second behind.

Lap 27 Elliott Sadler has caught leader Erik Jones and is less than half a second behind.

Lap 29 there are 30 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 30 Elliott Sadler is challenging Erik Jones for the lead. Morgan Shepherd is off the track.

Lap 34 Erik Jones holds on to the lead. Kyle Larson passes Elliott Sadler for second. There are 27 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 40 Erik Jones continues to lead the race with Kyle Larson in second; the remainder of the field is over two seconds behind.

Lap 43 playoff driver Ryan Reed brings a smoking car down pit road with a flat tire after hitting the wall. Pit road was closed when Reed brought his car down and will have to serve a penalty.

Erik Jones wins stage one.

NASCAR XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300

FORT WORTH, TX – NOVEMBER 04: Erik Jones, driver of the #20 GameStop/Call of Duty WWII Toyota, poses with the winner’s decal in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 4, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Erik Jones
Kyle Larson
Elliott Sadler
Ryan Blaney
Matt Tifft
Christopher Bell
William Byron
Brennan Poole
Justin Allgaier
Daniel Hemric

Taking only two tires, William Byron wins the race off of pit road.

William Byron brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 52 and holds on to the lead of the race.

Lap 54 William Byron holds on to the lead with Erik Jones in second and Kyle Larson in third.

Jeff Green and David Starr are off the track.

The caution flag comes out when Angela Ruch spins out and hits the inside wall hard.

The caution flag was a big break for Cole Custer who took the wave around to get back on the lead lap and would have had to make a pit stop for fuel in the eight to 10 laps.

William Byron brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 61. Brandon Jones brings out the caution flag after hitting the wall head on. He hit the wall hard enough that the radiator is sticking out the front of the car. Jones climbs out of the car unassisted. This is the seventh DNF – did not finish – for Jones this season.

William Byron brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 67 with Erik Jones getting out in front of the field for the lead. William Byron got loose on the restart and fell back to fourth.

Matt Tifft went through the grass on the restart but did not incur any damage to the car.

Lap 70, William Byron landed in seventh place after the bad restart. Erik Jones is continuing to dominate the race.

Lap 75 Erik Jones has a half second lead on Kyle Larson with only 22 cars on the lead lap. Elliott Sadler is in third.

Lap 78 Kyle Larson has closed to within two tenths of a seocnd on Erik Jones.

The caution flag comes out on lap 82 when Christopher Bell spins out.

With only five laps remaining in the stage, some drivers chose to wait until the end of the stage to pit.

Erik Jones brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 81 and gets out in front of Kyle Larson for the lead of the race.

Erik Jones has led 76 of the 88 laps of the race so far.

Erik Jones wins stage two.

NASCAR XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300

FORT WORTH, TX – NOVEMBER 04: Erik Jones, driver of the #20 GameStop/Call of Duty WWII Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 4, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Erik Jones
Kyle Larson
Brennan Poole
Elliott Sadler
Matt Tifft
Daniel Hemric
Cole Custer
Ryan Blaney
Wiliam Byron
Brendan Gaughan

Kyle Larson comes down pit road while it was still closed, but by driving on through pit road without speeding, the only penalty are the spots he lost on the track when he came down pit road.

Taking only two tires, Cole Custer wins the race off of pit road.

Ryan Blaney brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 98 and holds on to the lead of the race.

Lap 100 Ryan Blaney is in the lead with Christopher Bell in second; followed by William Byron, Austin Dillon, and Ty Dillon.

Lap 103 Ryan Blaney has a one second lead on Christopher Bell.

Matt Tifft was charged with having a crew member come over the pit wall too soon during his last pit stop and had to restart the race at the end of the longet line.

Lap 196 Ryan Blaney is in the lead with Christopher Bell in second nearly a second behind with 24 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 111 Ryan Blaney has a lead of over a second on Christopher Bell.

Mike Harmon has a smoking car but is on the apron and gets his car to pit road without causing a caution flag.

Ryan Blaney is a second a head of second place driver Christopher Bell but over three seconds ahead of the rest of the field.

Lap 121 Ryan Blaney continues to lead the race with Christopher Bell holding on to the second spot. Elliott Sadler is moving through the field and is currently in second. William Byron is falling back in the field; he has gone from second to ninth.

Lap 124 there are 23 cars on the lead lap.

Dylan Lupton brings out the caution flag on lap 128 after spinning out and making a big of an off road excursion into the grass before getting back on the track.

aking two tires Erik Jones wins the race off of pit road. He is one of a number of drivers who took only two tires during their pit stops.

Kyle Larson had to make a second trip down pit road for a loose lug nut.

Erik Jones brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 131 and holds on to the lead of the race.

Lap 138 Erik Jones has a lead of over a second on place driver Elliott Sadler.

Lap 131 Erik Jones continues to dominate the race with a lead of a second and a half on Elliott Sadler.

Lap 143 Ryan Blaney has taken over second place from Elliott Sadler. Erik Jones lead the race by nearly two seconds.

Lap 154 Erik Jones has led over 100 laps so far as he continues to lead and dominate the race.

Lap 157 Erik Jones has a lead of over a second on Ran Blaney with Elliott Sadler in third over four seconds back.

Broadcaster Jeff Burton reports that NASCAR has revealed that they missed the call on the Kyle Larson pit through drive when pit road was closed and should have penalized him with a restart from the back of the longest line.

Ryan Reed make a trip down pit road with 38 laps remaining in the race. He could not make it to the end of the race on his fuel load.

With 32 laps remaining in the race, Erik Jones has a lead of less than a second on Ryan Blaney. Elliott Sadler is in third and Kyle Larson is in fourth.

Twenty to go, Erik Jones is out in front with Ryan Blaney is second. With 18 laps remaining in the race Erik Jones leads the race with Ryan Blaney is second and Elliott Sadler in third.

Drivers who are short on fuel have begin to make their green flag pit stops.

With 14 laps to go, leader Erik Jones brings his car down pit road for a splash of fuel. Drivers continue to make pit stops for a splash of fuel.

Once the pit stops cycle through, Erik Jones retakes the lead of the race with just nine laps to go.

Ryan Blaney has been dealing with radio issues all race long.

With only six laps remaining in the race, Erik Jones has a lead of less than half a second on Ryan Blaney. There are only eleven cars on the lead lap.

Erik Jones takes the white flag.

Erik Jones sweeps Texas in a dominating win.

NASCAR XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300

FORT WORTH, TX – NOVEMBER 04: Erik Jones, driver of the #20 GameStop/Call of Duty WWII Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 4, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

The unofficial results of the O’Reily Auto Parts 300:
Erik Jones
Ryan Blaney
Kyle Larson
Elliott Sadler
Cole Custer
Christopher Bell
Brennan Poole
Matt Tifft
William Byron
Austin Dillon
Justin Allgaier
Michael Annett
Blake Koch
Daniel Hemric
Spencer Gallagher
Ty Dillon
Brendan Gaughan
J.J. Yeley
Ross Chastain
Ryan Sieg
Dylan Lupton
Jeremy Clements
Ryan Reed
Garrett Smithley
Harrison Rhodes
BJ McLeod
Joey Gase
Mario Gosselin
Spenecr Boyd
Timmy Hill
David Starr
Mike Harmon
Gray Gaulding
Josh Williams
Brandon Jones
Reed Sorenson
Jeff Green
Angela Ruch
Morgan Shepherd
John Jackson


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