After a weekend of rainstorms and cancelled racing events, the drivers finally take to the track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On an early Monday morning the Xfinity Series runs the Lily Diabetes 250 with 12 of the drivers having never been on the track before.

Vinnie Miller, Caesar Bacarella, Austin Cindric, Christopher Bell, Alex Labbe, John Hunter Nemechek, Josh Bilicki, Bayley Currey, Chase Briscoe, Brandon Hightower, Spencer Boyd, and Josh Williams will be racing at IMS for the very first time and with all of the rain none of the drivers were able to practice.

NASCAR has called for a competition caution on lap 10.

With all of the rain, the starting lineup has been set by car owner points. Ryan Blaney – one of several drivers running the double today – will sit on the pole and lead the field to the green flag. Chase Elliott, Ty Dillon, Ross Chastain, and Austin Dillon are among the drivers who wlll be running both races today.

The starting lineup for the Lily Diabetes 250:
Ryan Blaney
Justin Allgaier
Ryan Preece
Elliott Sadler
Cole Custer
John Hunter Nemechek
Christopher Bell
Daniel Hemric
Tyler Reddick
Chase Elliott
Brandon Jones
Matt Tifft
Ryan Truex
Ty Dillon
Ryan Reed
Ross Chastain
Michael Annett
Jeremy Clements
Ryan Sieg
Alex Labbe
Joey Gase
Chase Briscoe
Garrett Smithley
Tommy Joe Martins
Josh Williams
Caesar Bacarella
JJ Yeley
BJ McLeod
David Starr
Vinnie Miller
Austin Cindric
Austin Dillon
Jeff Green
Spencer Boyd
Josh Bilicki
Chad Finchum
Brandon Hightower
Mike Harmon
Bayley Currey
Morgan Shepherd

Stages one and two of the race are only 30 laps each with stage three lasting 40 laps for a total of 100 laps around the two and a half mile track.

After several pace laps to help continue drying the track, Ryan Blaney brings the field down for the green flag start of the race but it is Justin Allgaier who edges out in front to take the lead of the race.

The divers are taking the first lap to feel out the track and the new aerodynamic package in the car.

Justin Allgaier leads lap one with Elliott Sadler in second.

The top five are Justin Allgaier, Elliott Sadler, Daniel Hemric, John Hunter Nemechek, and Cole Custer.

Lap four, pole sitter Ryan Blaney has fallen to eleventh place with Justin Allgaier leading the pack with a majority of the drivers in single file.

Lap five, the drivers are getting spread out and battling for position.

Justin Allgaier is in the lead with Elliott Sadler in second and Chase Elliott in third.

Lap eight, Justin Allgaier continues to lead the race with Elliott Sadler right behind; Chase Elliott, Ryan Preece and Daniel Hemric round out the top five.

NASCAR throws the competition caution at the end of lap 10. A few drivers brought their cars down pit road before the caution.

The drivers bring their cars down pit road for fresh tires and check the tire wear on the green track.

Taking only two tires Tyler Reddick wins the race off of pit road but Ty Dillon will be in the lead with Cole Custer beside him on the front row after pitting before the caution.

Lap 14, Ty Dillon brings the field down for the green flag restart as drivers battle for position behind him.

Justin Allgaier gets around Ty Dillon to retake the lead but Ty Dillion challenges and passes for the lead.

The top five are Ty Dillon, Justin Allgaier, Cole Custer, Tyler Reddick, and Chase Elliott.

Lap 17 drivers are getting three wide as they battle for position.

Ty Dillon holds on to the lead with Justin Allgaier on his bumper; Cole Custer, Tyler Reddick, and Elliott Sadler round out the top five.

Brandon Hightower brings out the caution flag when he gets turned around on the track.

Justin Allgaier brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 23 and gets out in front for the lead as drivers battle two wide through the field.

The caution flag comes out on lap 22 when Ty Dillon gets into Elliott Sadler. Ryan Reed was also involved in the wreck. Elliott Sadler’s car is stopped smoking against the wall. Austin Cindric and Spencer Boyd’s car sustained damage when he went through the grass to avoid the wreck.

Crew chiefs all along pit road have sent out the warning to the drivers NOT to use the rain soaked grass as an escape route for avoiding wrecks after seeing the damage done to Austin Cindric and Spencer Boyd’s cars.

Ryan Blaney was charged with having an uncontrolled tire on pit road. There was also a tow truck right next to the pit stall and the team believes the penalty unjust.

Justin Allgaier leads the field down for the one lap shootout to end stage one with Cole Custer and Justin Allgaier battling for the lead. It’s a four wide photo finish to end stage one with John Hunter Nemechek taking the stage win by 13 on thousandths of a second. Thirty sixth one thousandth of a second separated the top four drivers.

The top five at the end of stage one:
John Hunter Nemechek
Ryan Preece
Cole Custer
Justin Allgiaer
Matt Tifft

Varying pit strategies have mixed up the field.

Matt Tifft and Tyler Reddick bring the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 36 with Tyler Reddick taking the lead.

Matt Tifft gets loose but saves the car and avoids a wreck.

Tyler Reddick is in the lead with Daniel Hemric in second; Christopher Bell, Austin Dillon, and Michael Annett round out the top five.

There are 27 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 38 Tyler Reddick holds on to the lead with Daniel Hemric in second.

Daniel Hemric gets around Tyler Reddick to take the lead as drivers begin to battle harder as the track rubbers in.

Lap 40, Daniel Hemric is in the lead with Austin Dillon in second; Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell, and Matt Tifft round out the top five.

Lap 42, Daniel Hemric leads the race with Austin Dillon in second.

Lap 44, the top five are Daniel Hemric, Austin Dillon, Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell, and Matt Tifft.

Lap 46, the front four are trying to pull away but have encountered slower traffic.

Daniel Hemric continues to lead the race with Austin Dillon right behind in second with a lead of at least 10 car lengths over the next pack of cars.

Lap 48 Daniel Hemric has a tenth of a second lead on Austin Dillon with third place driver Christopher Bell over a second behind; Matt Tifft and Ryan Blaney round out the top five.

Lap 50, there are 24 cars on the lead lap with 10 cars out of the race.

Daniel Hemric and Austin Dillon have pulled out to a lead of over a second ahead of the rest of the field.

With over 20 laps on the tires, teams are beginning to worry about tire wear.

Lap 55 Daniel Hemric continues to lead the race with Austin Dillon right behind; Christopher Bell, Tyler Reddick, and Ryan Blaney round out the top five.

Ryan Reed brought his car down pit road with a flat tire.

Michael Annett takes his car to the garage with a vibration issue.

Lap 56 the top five are Daniel Hemric, Austin Dillon, Christopher Bell, Tyler Reddick, and Ryan Blaney.

Some drivers short pit and bring their cars down pit road before the end of the stage.

Ryan Blaney was charged with speeding on pit road.

Daniel Hemric wins stage two.

The top five at the end of stage two:
Daniel Hemric
Christopher Bell
Justin Allgaier
Cole Custer
Ryan Preece

Justin Allgaier wins the race off of pit road but with other drivers having already pitted, he will not be the leader and bringing the field to the green flag.

Austin Dillon and Matt Tifft bring the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 66. Tifft and Dillon go nose to nose around the track battling for the lead with Matt Tifft finally taking the top spot with a little help from Chase Elliott.

Drivers are getting three and four wide through the field battling for position in a dance of organized chaos.

Lap 68 Matt Tifft lead the race with Chase Elliott in second and Justin Allgaier in third.

Lap 69, the top five are Matt Tifft, Chase Elliott, Justin Allgaier, Christopher Bell, and Tyler Reddick.

Lap 71, Matt Tffft, Chase Elliott, and Justin Allgaeir battle for the lead with Chase Elliott taking the lead and Justin Allgaier in second.

The caution flag comes out on lap 72 when Cole Custer hits the wall hard after making a trip through the grass. The hit sends Custer back on the track but drivers avoid any further wrecks.

Chase Elliott brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 78 with Chase Elliott jumping out in front for the lead.

Ryan Preece gets turned around and slams into the tire barrier; almost tearing the front end of the car off.

Austin Dillon has a flat tire and will have to come down pit road.

NASCAR has red flagged the race in order to repair the tire barrier.

The drivers have returned to the track and Chase Elliott brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 83. Elliott gets out in front for the lead but drivers are making it three wide for a battle for the lead.

Justin Allgiaer takes the lead of the race with Tyler Reddick in second and Christopher Bell in third.

Lap 85, Justin Allgaier is in the lead with Christopher Bell in second and Tyler Reddick in third. There are only 19 cars on the lead lap.

The top seven drivers continue to battle for position with Justin Allgaier leading the way.

Lap 87, Justin Allgaier is in the lead with Tyler Reddick in second; Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, and Christopher Bell round out the top five.

Lap 89, Justin Allgaier holds on to the lead with Tyler Reddick in second and Chase Elliott in third; Ryan Blaney and Daniel Hemric round out the top five.

Ten to go, Justin Allgaier is in the lead. John Hunter Nemechek gets in to the wall and has to take his car down pit road but the track stays green.

Nine laps to go, Justin Allgaier is in the lead with team mate Tyler Reddick in second and Chase Elliott in third.

Ryan Truex gets into the wall and slows down but the track stays green.

Lap 92, Justin Allgaier holds on to this lead with Tyler Reddick right behind.

Five to go, Justin Allgaier has pulled out to a lead of two tenths of a second with Tyler Reddick in second; Ryan Blaney Chase Elliott, and Daniel Hemric round out the top five.

Three to go, Justin Allgaier holds on to his lead with Tyler Reddick and Ryan Blaney on his bumper battling for position.

White flag, Justin Allgaier is two and a half miles away from winning the race but can he hold off Tyler Reddick and Chase Elliott?

Justin Allgaier wins the Lily Diabetes 250 by a quarter of a second for his first win at Indianapolis and a chance to kiss the bricks. This was Allgaier’s fifth race win of the season.

The unofficial results of the Lily Diabetes 250:
Justin Allgaier
Tyler Reddick
Ryan Blaney
Chase Elliott
Daniel Hemric
Matt Tifft
Christopher Bell
Austin Dillon
Chase Briscoe
Brandon Jones
Ryan Reed
Ross Chastain
Ryan Sieg
Jeremy Clements
Joey Gase
BJ McLeod
Vinnie Miller
David Starr
Alex Labbe
Garrett Smithley
Chad Finchum
Ryan Truex
Caesar Bacarella
Josh Williams
John Hunter Nemechek
Mike Harmon
Tommy Joe Martins
Ryan Preece
Cole Custer
JJ Yeley
Michael Annett
Morgan Shepherd
Ty Dillon
Austin Cindric
Elliott Sadler
Spencer Boyd
Brandon Hightower
Josh Bilicki
Bayley Currey
Jeff GreenTommy Joe Martins
Morgan Shepherd
Ty Dillon
Austin Cindric
Elliott Sadler
Spencer Boyd
Brandon Hightower
Josh Bilicki
Bayley Currey
Jeff Green

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