On a hot and steamy Saturday afternoon the Xfinity Series takes to the track at Chicagoland Speedway for the Overton’s 300. Track temperatures are over 100 degrees with in car temps reaching 150 degrees.

Forty two teams have brought cars to the track for 40 spots.

After three rounds of qualifying Kyle Larson wins the pole and will bring the field to the green flag.

The starting lineup for the Overton’s 300:

Kyle Larson – moved to the back of the field for a tire change
Tyler Reddick
Austin Cindric
Damiel Suarez
Paul Menard
Brandon Jones
Matt Tifft
Elliott Sadler
Chase Ellliott
Daniel Hemric
Christopher Bell
Cole Custer – moved to the back of the field after a tire change
Kevn Harvick
Jeb Burton
Ryan Truex
Ryan Reed
Chase Briscoe
Justin Allgaier
Michael Annett
Kaz Grala
Ryan Sier
Alex Labbe
Ross Chastain
Jeremy Cements
Garrett Smithley
J.J. Yeley
Joey Gase
Timmy Hill
David Starr
BJ McLeod
Jeff Green
Blake Jones
Josh Williams
Chad Finchum
Josh Bilicki
Spencer Boyd
Brandon Hightower
John Jackson
Scott Heckert
Vinnie Miller

Morgan Shepherd and Mike Harmon failed to qualify for the race.

Cole Custer’s car had a flat tire during qualifying and had to change the tire; as a result, he will have to start the race from the back of the field.

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.

Tyler Reddick brings the field down for the green flag start of the race with the cars trying to get three wide on the start. Tyler Reddick leads lap one.

Kaz Grala is having electrical issues and has slowed on the track.

Lap four, Kyle Larson has already moved up to 27th place.

Lap five Tyler Reddick leads the race by nearly a second on Daniel Suarez in second and Paul Menard in third.

Jeff Green is off the track.

Lap seven, Cole Custer is in 17th place after starting the race at the back of the field.

Lap eight, Daniel Suarez has closed the gap with leader Tyler Reddick to less than half a second.

Lap nine Daniel Suarez has caught up to leader Tyler Reddick and is challenging for the lead.

Lap eleven, there are 37 cars on the lead lap with Jeff Green and Kaz Grala off the track.

Lap 12, Tyler Reddick holds off Daniel Suarez for the lead.

Lap 13 Daniel Suarez finally gets around Tyler Reddick to take over the lead of the race.

Lap 20, Daniel Suarez has a lead of over a second on Kevin Harvick with Tyler Reddick in third; Paul Menard and Christopher Bell round out the top five. A brutally hot day, the thermometer says that inside of Justin Allgaier’s car the temperature is 151 degrees.

Lap 23, Tyler Reddick gets around Kevin Harvick for second and has closed the gap to lead Daniel Suarez to less than half a second.

Lap 24 the top five are Daniel Suarez, Tyler Reddick, Kevin Harvick, Christopher Bell, and Paul Menard.

Lap 2 Tyler Reddick passes Daniel Suarez to retake the lead of the race.

Lap 28, Tyler Reddick leads the race with Daniel Suarez in second, Kevin Harvick in third, and Christopher Bell in fourth.

Lap 29 Tyler Reddick continues to lead the race but Kevin Harvick has passed Daniel Suarez to take over second.

Lap 32 Tyler Reddick has a lead of nearly a second on Kevin Harvick with Christopher Bell in third. There are 27 cars on the lead lap. Jeff Green is out of the race with Chad Finchum and Kaz Grala in the garage.

Lap 36, Tyler Reddick has a quarter of a second lead on Kevin Harvick.

Lap 38 Tyler Reddick leads the race with Kevin Harvick, Christopher Bell, Daniel Suarez, and Daniel Hemric round out the top five.

Lap 39, Tyler Reddick has pulled out to a half second lead on Kevin Harvick with Christopher Bell three quarters of a second behind Reddick.

Lap 41, Tyler Reddick now has a one second lead on Kevin Harvick.

Lap 43, Tyler Reddick has a lead of nearly two seconds on Kevin Harvick with 22 cars on the lead lap.

Rookie Tyler Reddick gets his first stage win.

The top five at the end of stage one:
Tyler Reddick
Christopher Bell
Kevin Harvick
Daniel Suarez
Daniel Hemric

The thermometer in Justin Allgaier’s car has stopped working and reads only HI.

Kevin Harvick won the race off of pit road; Tyler Reddick had a slow stop when the crew has issues on the left side of the car. He comes off of pit road in eleventh.

Kevin Harvick brings the field down for the start of stage two on lap 52 with Christopher Bell gettng out in front for the lead with Kevin Harvick in second and Daniel Hemric in third.

Lap 53, the top five are Christopher Bell, Kevin Harvick, Daniel Hemric, Kyle Larson, and Paul Menard.

Lap 55, Christopher Bell has a lead of nearly half a second on Kevin Harvick. There are only 23 cars on the lead lap.

Chad Finchum and Kaz Grala are out of the race with Timmy Hill off the track.

Lap 60, Christopher Bell has a lead of over half a second on Kevin Harvick, Paul Menard, Kyle Larson, and Justin Allgaier rounding out the top five.

Lap 68, Kevin Harvick has caught leader Christopher Bell and is challenging for the lead with Kyle Larson in third.

Timmy Hill is out of the race.

Lap 72, Christopher Bell, Kevin Harvick, and Kyle Larson get three wide with Kyle Larson shooting by to take the lead after having to start the race at the back of the field.

Lap 74, Kyle Larson has a lead of nearly a second on Kevin Harvick with Christopher Bell in third.

Lap 79, Kyle Larson leads the race over two seconds on Kevin Harvick. John Jackson and Scott Heckert are off the track.

Lap 83, Kyle Larson is driving away with it, he has a lead of nearly four seconds on Kevin Harvick.

Elliott Sadler is reporting a very tight condition. Matt Tifft also reports a very tight condition.

Lap 85, Kyle Larson has a lead of nearly four seconds on Kevin Harvick with Christopher Bell in third.

Lap 88, Kyle Larson’s lead is now over four second over Kevin Harvick.

Kyle Larson wins stage two.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Kyle Larson
Kevin Harvick
Christopher Bell
Cole Custer
Paul Menard
Justin Allgaier
Tyler Reddick
Daniel Hemric
Brandon Jones
Elliott Sadler

Kyle Larson wins the race off of pit road with Kevin Harvick in second.

Tyler Reddick was caught speeding on pit road.

Kyle Larson brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 98 with Kyle Larson edging out Kevin Harvick for the lead.

Lap 100 the caution flag comes out for a crash involving Jeb Burton and Tyler Reddick. Both cars have significant damage. Ryan Reed was also involved in the crash.

Kyle Larson brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 104 and the cars get three and four wide across the track.

Lap 105, Kevin Harvick is in the lead with Kyle Larson in second and Christopher Bell in third and Cole Custer in fourth.

Lap 106, Kevin Harvick has a lead of nearly half a second on Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, Kyle Larson, and Paul Menard round out the top five.

Lap 109, Kevin Harvick has a lead of nearly a second on Christopher Bell with Cole Custer in third.

Lap 110, Kevin Harvick is in the lead with Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, Kyle Larson, and Daniel Suarez rounding out the top five.

Lap 115, the caution flag comes out for debris on the track.

There is a delay in opening pit road while NASCAR gets the track cleaned up.

Kevin Harvick wins the race off of pit road with Kyle Larson in second.

Kevin Harvick brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 121 and quickly gets out in front of Chase Briscoe who stayed out on the track and did not pit.

Lap 122 Kevin Harvick is in the lead with Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, and Daniel Suarez rounding out the top five.

Lap 124, Kevin Harvick has a lead of over half a second on Kyle Larson with Christopher Bell a second back in third.

Lap 126, Kevin Harvick has a lead of nearly a second on Kyle Larson.

Lap 129, Kevin Harvick has pulled out to a lead of a second on Kyle Larson; Cole Custer, Christopher Bell, and Elliott Sadler round out the top five.

Lap 130, Kevin Harvick holds on to a lead of over a second on Kyle Larson with Cole Custer, Elliott Sadler, and Daniel Suarez rounding out the tsp five.

Lap 132, Kevin Harvick holds on to his one second lead on Kyle Larson; Cole Custer, Daniel Suarez, and Elliott Sadler round out the top five.

Lap 137, Kevin Harvick is in the lead with Kyle Larson, Cole Custer, Daniel Suarez, and Elliott Sadler rounding out the top five.

Lap 140, Kevin Harvick continues to lead the race but Kyle Larson is closing in and has closed the gap to half a second.

Lap 142, Kyle Larson passes Kevin Harvick for the lead and begins to pull away; Cole Custer is in third. There are only 19 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 146, Kyle Larson has a lead of over a second and a half on Kevin Harvick with Cole Custer in third; Daniel Suarez and Christopher Bell round out the top five.

Pit reporters announce that the cooling system in Justin Allgaier’s helmet has stopped working.

Fifty to go, Kyle Larson has pulled out to a lead of over two and a half seconds on Kevin Harvick.

Lap 154, Kyle Larson is in the lead with Kevin Harvick in second; Cole Custer, Christopher Bell, and Daniel Suarez round out the top five.

Lap 157, Kyle Larson is in the lead with Cole Custer getting around Kevin Harvick to take over second; Christopher Bell and Daniel Suarez round out the top five.

Lap 159, Kyle Larson has opened up to a gap of over four seconds on Cole Custer with Kevin Harvick over five seconds back.

Rim riding, Kyle Larson has increased his lead to five seconds over Cole Custer on lap 163.

Only 35 laps remain in the race, teams are planning when they will make their final pit stop with everywhere from a few laps to up to 20 laps.

Lap 166, Kyle Larson’s lead is five seconds over Cole Custer with Kevin Harvick, Christopher Bell, and Daniel Suarez rounding out the top five as drivers begin making their green flag pit stops.

Christopher Bell was caught speeding on pit road and will have to serve a pass through penalty.

Lap 171, Brandon Jones is in the lead with Ross Chastain in second as they wait a bit longer to make their pit stops.

Only 25 laps remain in the race, Brandon Jones continues to lead the race but Kyle Larson has gotten around Ross Chastain to take over second.

Lap 180, Brandon Jones makes his pit stop and gives the lead over to Kyle Larson.

Kyle Larson has a lead of over nine seconds on Kevin Harvick; Daniel Suarez, Daniel Hemric, and Cole Custer round out the top five. Only 13 cars are on the lead lap.

Lap 185, Kyle Larson has a nine second lead on the field. There are 12 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 187, Kevin Harvick is very slowly closing the gap on leader Kyle Larson; Larson’s lead os now under nine seconds.

Ten to go, Kyle Larson holds his lead of just under nine second on Kevin Harvick; Daniel Suarez, Cole Custer and Daniel Hemric.

Lap 192, Kyle Larson continues to dominate the race with Kevin Harvick in second and Cole Custer in third.

Five to go, Kyle Larson has an eight second lead on Kevin Harvick with Cole Custer in third.

Pit reporters announced that some of the teams are requesting medical assistance for their drivers once the race is over due to the heat.

With only three laps remaining Kyle Larson has led 77 laps to far.

Kyle Larson takes the white flag.

After starting the race from the back of the field, Kyle Larson wins the race in dominating fashion. Only eleven cars finished the race on the lead lap.  This is Larson’s tenth Xfinity Series win.

The unofficial results of the Overton’s 300:
Kyle Larson
Kevin Harvick
Cole Custer
Daniel Suarez
Daniel Hemric
Elliott Sadler
Justin Allgaier
Paul Menard
Chase Briscoe
Chase Elliott
Brandon Jones
Christopher Bell
Ross Chastain
Austn Cindric
Ryan Truex
Matt Tifft
Jeremy Clements
J.J. Yeley
Garrett Smithley
Ryan Sieg
Alex Labbe
Joey Gase
David Starr
Blake Jones
BJ McLeod
Vinnie Miller
Brandon Hightower
Scott Heckert
Spencer Boyd
Michael Annett
Josh Williams
Ryan Reed
Tyler Reddick
Jeb Burton
Josh Bilicki
John Jackson
Timmy Hill
Chad Finchum
Jeff Green
Kaz Grala

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