On a cold and misty Saturday (a 50 degree drop from Friday’s practice) in Texas the Xfinity Series returns to the track for the My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.

As the first of three rounds of qualifying begins over one third of the field has yet to make it through inspection. Qualifying had barely begun when NASCAR put out the red flag to check track conditions.

After a delay of about five minutes, NASCAR reopens the track and the drivers return to qualifying.

With 5:17 remaining in round one, NASCAR again throws the red flag for moisture on the track.

Forty-two teams brought cars to the track, which means two teams will not make the race.

The red flag delays have aided the drivers who were trying to get through inspection and making it possible for them to get out on the track to qualify.

After another short delay, NASCAR has puled the red flag and the drivers can again proceed to qualify.

The oldest driver on the NASCAR circuit, 76 year old Morgan Shepherd will run in his 1,000th race when the green flag waves. He is only the eighth driver in NASCAR history to do so.

Due to the weather, NASCAR has suspended the remaining two rounds of qualifying and the field will be set according to first rounds speeds.

Ryan Blaney wins the pole and will bring the field to the green flag.

The starting lineup for the My Bariatric Solutions 300:
Ryan Blaney
Ryan Truex
Brandon Jones
Ryan Reed
Jamie McMurray
Tyler Reddick
Ty Dillon
Justin Allgaier
J.J. Yeley
Cole Custer
Ryan Sieg
Jeremy Clements
Ryan Preece
Spencer Gallagher
Ross Chastain
Austin Cindric
BJ McLeod
Christopher Bell
Garrett Smithley
Michael Annett
Chase Briscoe
Alex Labbe
Timmy Hill
Dylan Lupton
Stephen Leicht
Chad Finchum
Joey Gase
Spencer Boyd
Jeff Green
Josh Bilicki
Morgan Shepherd
David Starr
Vinnie Miller
Elliott Sadler – did not make a qualifying run
Daniel Hemric – did not make a qualifying run
Matt Tifft – did not make a qualifying run
Kaz Grala – did not make a qualifying run
Josh Williams – did not make a qualifying run
Bayley Currey – did not make a qualifying run
Kevin Harvick – did not make a qualifying run

Mike Harmon and Matt Mills did not qualify for the race due to lack of sufficient owner points.

On the heels of snapping a 190 race winning slump, Clint Bowyer joins Adam Alexander and Michael Waltrip in the FOX broadcast booth for the race.

Stages one and two of the race are 45 laps each with stage three lasting 110 laps for a total of 200 laps around the mile and a half track.

Ryan Blaney brings the field down for the start of the race and pulls out to lead the race with Ryan Truex behind him in second.

Chad Finchum brings out the first caution flag of the race on lap three when he spins out after getting out of the groove. Fortunately, he does not hit anything.

After starting the race in last place (40th) Kevin Harvick is already up to 31st place.

Ryan Blaney brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap six from the outside lane after starting the race from the inside lane. Blaney edges out Brandon Jones to hold on to the lead of the race.

Lap eight the drivers are already getting three wide. Michael Annett makes an unscheduled put stop. Lap nine Jamie McMurray brings out the second caution flag of the day after getting loose and making an off road excursion through the grass.

Ryan Blaney brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 14 from the outside lane and holds on to the lead of the race as drivers get three wide across the track.

Lap 16 Vinnie Miller brings out the third caution flag of the race when he gets loose and backs into the outside wall.

Kevin Harvick is now up to 20th place.

Ryan Blaney brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 21 and jumps out in front of the field to continue leading the race. Drivers quickly get three wide across the track.

Lap 25 Ryan Blaney continues to dominate the race with Brandon Jones over a second behind; Tyler Reddick, Ryan Truex, and Ryan Preece round out the top five.

Lap 27 Ryan Blaney has a lead of nearly two second on Brandon Jones. Kevin Harvick is in 13th place.

Lap 29, Ryan Blaney has pulled out to a lead of nearly two and a half seconds on Brandon Jones with Tyler Reddick, Ryan Truex, and Ryan Preece rounding out the top five.

Lap 36 Ryan Blaney continues to lead the race by over two seconds on Brandon Jones, Tyler Reddick is in third, Ryan Preece in fourth, and Ryan Truex in fifth. Kevin Harvick is in eleventh place.

Lap 38 Kevin Harvick is now in the top 10.

Lap 43 Ryan Blaney continues to dominate the race with Brandon Jones in second, followed by Tyler Reddick, Ryan Preece, and Ryan Truex. Kevin Harvick is now in ninth place.

Lap 42 there are 26 cars on the lead lap with Ryan Blaney out in front of the field by nearly two and a half seconds on Brandon Jones.

Ryan Blaney wins stage one.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Ryan Blaney
Brandon Jones
Tyler Reddick
Ryan Preece
Ryan Truex
Ryan Reed
Cole Custer
Kevin Harvick
Matt Tifft
Christopher Bell

Ryan Blaney wins the race off of pit road. After working his way in to the top 10, Kevin Harvick’s pit road issues cost him several spots and has fallen out of the top 10 to 15th.

Taking the outside lane, Ryan Blaney brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 53. Blaney holds on to his lead of the race with Cole Custer in second.

Lap 54 Ryan Blaney has a lead of nearly a second on Christopher Bell.

Lap 57 Ryan Blaney continues to dominate the race with a lead of nearly a second on Christopher Bell with Ryan Preece, Tyler Reddick, and Cole Custer rounding out the top five. Kevin Harvick is back in the top 10.

Jamie McMurray is reporting no power on restarts.

Justin Allgaier has taken his car to the garage.

Points leader Elliott Sadler has finally moved up through the field to the top 10.

Lap 60 Ryan Blaney is in the lead by a second over Christopher Bell with Ryan Preece ins third, Tyler Reddick in fourth, and Cole Custer in fifth.

Lap 62 Cole Custer passes Tyler Reddick to take over fourth. Kevin Harvick is up to seventh.

Lap 63 Ryan Blaney’s lead is up to nearly a second and a half over Christopher Bell with Kevin Harvick up to sixth.

Lap 65 the top five are Ryan Blaney, Christopher Bell, Ryan Preece, Cole Custer, and Kevin Harvick.

The caution flag comes out on lap 70 when Spencer Gallagher gets loose and spins out.

Ryan Blaney brings the field down for the green flag restart from the inside lane on lap 75 and for the first time gets challenged for the lead with Christopher Bell taking over the top spot. Ryan Blaney has fallen to fourth place.

Lap 76 the top five are Christopher Bell, Ryan Preece, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Blaney, and Daniel Hemric.

The top four Xfinity Series drivers at the end of the race will qualify for the “Dash 4 Cash” that begins at Bristol next weekend.

Chad Finchum again brings out the caution flag on lap 85 when he spins out, but this time hits the wall causing significant damage to his car.

Justin Allgaier returns to the track 24 laps down after going to the garage to replace a broken valve spring.

With only seven laps remaining in stage two, several of the drivers bring their cars down pit road for service.

Christopher Bell wins the race off of pit road. Kevin Harvick’s team again had pit road issues causing the driver to lose five spots on the track. Brandon Jones does not make a pit stop and is leading the race.

Christopher Bell will have to start the race from the back of the field after having an uncontrolled tire on pit road.

Brandon Jones brings the field down for a end of stage two shootout with only one lap remaining n the stage.

Brandon Jones wins stage two.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Brandon Jones
Ryan Truex
Ryan Sieg
Ross Chastain
Ryan Reed
J.J. Yeley
Spencer Gallagher
Garret Smithley
Michael Annett
Jeremy Clements

Brandon Jones wins the race off of pit road.

Daniel Hemric brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 98 and holds on to the lead as drivers get three wide across the track.

Stage two winner Brandon Jones brings out the caution flag on lap 99 when he gets loose and hits the wall. Ryan Sieg, Kaz Grala, and Alex Labbe werei also involved trying to avoid the crash.

Daniel Hemric brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 106 and goes side by side with Tyler Reddick with the two swapping the lead. Daniel Hemrc holds on to the lead of the race with Tyler Reddick in second, Matt Tifft in third, Ryan Blaney in fourth, and Cole Custer in fifth.

After the pit road penalty, Christopher Bell is in 10th place.

Lap 110 Justin Allagier is out of the race.

Lap 111 Daniel Hemric has a lead of nearly a second on Tyler Reddick with Matt Tifft, Ryan Blaney, and Cole Custer rounding out the top five.

Lap 114 Daniel Hemric continues to lead the race with Tyler Reddick in second, Matt Tifft in third, Ryan Blaney in fourth, and Cole Custer in fifth.

Lap 116 Ryan Blaney moves up to third place. There are 25 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 119 Daniel Hemric has a lead of nearly a second on Tyler Reddick with Ryan Blaney in third, Cole Custer in fourth, and Matt Tifft in fifth.

With 25 cars on the lead lap, there are no cars just one lap down.

Lap 122 Daniel Hemric has a lead of over a second on Ryan Blaney with Tyler Reddick, Cole Custer, and Matt Tifft rounding out the top five.

Lap 126 Ryan Blaney has caught leader Daniel Hemric and is challenging for the lead of the race.

Lap 130 Daniel Hemric holds on to a narrow lead over Ryan Blaney with Tyler Reddick in third, Cole Custer in fourth, and Christopher Bell in fifth. Points leader Elliott Sadler is in eighth.

Lap 132 Ryan Blaney passes Daniel Hemric to take over the lead of the race.

Lap 136 Tyler Reddick brings his car down pit road in the first of scheduled green flag pit stops.

Ryan Blaney has a lead of over a second on Daniel Hemric with Cole Custer in third, Christopher Bell in fourth, and Matt Tifft in fifth.

Tyler Reddick is caught speeding on pit road.

Lap 139 Ryan Blaney hhas pulled out to a lead of a second and a half on Daniel Hemric.

Serving his pass through penalty, Tyler Reddick is again caught speeding on pit road and must now serve a stop and go.

Lap 141 Ryan Blaney’s lead is now nearly two seconds as green flag pit stops continue.

Lap 142 leader Ryan Blaney brings his car down pit road for service; giving over the lead to Christopher Bell.

Lap 145, as green flag pit stops continue, Ryan Truex is the leader.

Lap 146 Ross Chastain is the leader.

Lap 147 Jeremy Cements is the leader.

Ross Chastain is having some issues on pit road.

Lap 150 Michael Annett is the leader.

Lap 154 Michael Annett makes his pit stop to complete green flag pit stops. Ryan Blaney retakes the lead of the race.

Lap 156 Ryan Blaney has a lead of over three seconds on Christopher Bell; Daniel Hemric, Cole Custer, and Ryan Preece round out the top five.

Lap 158 there are only 14 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 161 Ryan Blaney has a lead of over two seconds on Christopher Bell; Daniel Hemric is over six seconds behind in third.

Lap 163 Christopher Bell has closed to within two seconds of lead Ryan Blaney.

With only 35 laps remaining in the race, Ryan Blaney has pulled out to a lead of nearly two and a half seconds on Christopher Bell.

Lap 167 there are 13 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 168 Ryan Blaney leads Christopher Bell by 2.24 seconds with Daniel Hemric in third 7.47 seconds back; Ryan Preece and Cole Custer finish out the top five.

Lap 174 Ryan Blaney continues to lead the race with Christopher Bell in second, Daniel Hemric in third, Ryan Preece in fourth, and Cole Custer in fifth. There are 12 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 176 sixth place driver Kevin Harvick brings his car down pit road with a wheel vibration.

Lap 177 Ryan Blaney has a two second lead on Christopher Bell with Daniel Hemric in third over seven seconds back.

Pit reporters reveal that the lug nuts appeared to have been loose on Kevin Harvick’s car.

Lap 181 Ryan Blaney continues to lead the race with Christopher Bell is second. There are only 10 cars on the lead lap.

Sixteen to go, Ryan Blaney’s lead is now over two and a half seconds on Christopher Bell.

If Ryan Blaney can hold on for another 13 laps to win the race, it will be the third race in a row that the number 22 car went to victory lane for Penske Racing.

Only nine more laps to go, Ryan Blaney has a two second lead on Christopher Bell.

Seven to go, Christopher Bell has closed to within less than two seconds on leader Ryan Blaney with 10 cars on the lead lap.

Four to go and Ryan Blaney continues to lead the race. Tyler Reddick brings his car down pit road and again is caught speeding.

Ryan Blaney takes the white flag.

Ryan Blaney wins the race to give Roger Penske his third Xfinity Series win in a row with three different drivers behind the wheel of the number 22 car.

Christopher Bell, Daniel Hemric, Cole Custer, and Ryan Preece are the four drivers eligible for the “Dash-4-Cash” next weekend.

The unofficial results of the My Bariatric Solutions 300:
Ryan Blaney
Christopher Bell
Daniel Hemric
Cole Custer
Ryan Preece
Matt Tifft
Jamie McMurray
Elliottt Sadler
Austin Cindric
Spencer Gallagher
Chase Briscoe
Ty Dillion
Ryan Truex
Ryan Reed
Michael Annett
Jeremy Clements
Dylan Lupton
Ryan Sieg
Kevin Harvick
Joey Gase
David Starr
Bayley Currey
Tyler Reddick
Josh Bilicki
Spencer Boyd
Kaz Grala
Garrett Smithley
Ross Chastain
BJ McLeod
Josh Williams
J.J. Yeley
Alex Labbe
Brandon Jones
Chad Finchum
Justin Allgaier
Timmy Hill
Stephen Leicht
Morgan Shepherd
Vinnie Miller
Jeff Green

feature photo courtesy of Image.net

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