The Xfintiy Series takes to the track in Phoenix to race the Whelan Trusted to Perform 200 and to determine the final four drivers who will compete in the championship race next week at Homestead-Miami for the title.

After three rounds of qualifying John Hunter Nemechek wins the pole and will bring the field to the green flag.

The starting lineup for the Whelan Trusted to Perform 200:
John Hunter Nemechek
Cole Custer
Austin Cindric
Justin Allgaier
Ryan Preece
Elliott Sadler
Brandon Jones
Daniel Hemric
Shane Lee
Matt Tifft
Spencer Gallagher
Ryan Reed
Michael Annett
Tyler Reddick
Ryan Truex
Ryan Sieg
Alex Labbe
Jeremy Clements
J.J. Yeley
Tommy Joe Martins
Joey Gase
Chad Finchum
Ross Chastain
David Starr
Jeff Green
Donald Theetge
Garrett Smithley
BJ Mceod
Quin Houff
Stephen Leicht
Tyler Hill
Spencer Boyd
Akinori Ogata
Bayley Currey
Morgan Shepherd
Mike Harmon
Vinnie Miller
Christopher Bell
Ty Majeski
Josh Bilicki

Christopher Bell, Ty Majeski, and Josh Bilicki did not take time on the track. Christopher Bell’s team has failed inspection a number of times and as a result his car chief has been ejected and at the end of round in of qualifying, Bell’s car still had not passed through the inspection process successfully.

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 one mile track

After earning his first career pole, John Hunter Nemechek brings the field down for the green flag start of the race Akinori Ogata spun out and hit the wall on the first lap of the race and brings out the caution flag.

John Hunter Nemechek again brings the field down for the green flag as they get three and four wide across the track.

Lap six John Hunter Nemechek is in the lead with Justin Allgaier in second and Ryan Preece in third; Cole Custer and Austin Cindric round out the top five.

Lap nine John Hunter Nemechek has pulled out to a lead of nearly half a second on Justin Allgaier.

After starting the race in 38th place, Christopher Bell has moved up to 19th place on lap 12.

John Hunter Nemechek has a half second lead on Justin Allgaier; Ryan Preece, Cole Custer, and Austin Cindric round out the top five.

Lap 15, John Hunter Nemechek has increased his lead to nearly a second on Justin Allgaier with Ryan Preece a second and a half back.

Lap 17, the top five are John Hunter Nemechek, Justin Allgaier, Ryan Preece, Austin Cindric, and Cole Custer.

Justin Allgaier has passed John Hunter Nemechek to take over the lead of the race on lap 20.

Lap 25, Christopher Bell has moved up to 12th place.

Justin Allgaier has a half second lead on John Hunter Nemechek with Austin Cindric in third; Cole Custer and Ryan Preece round out the top five. There are 26 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 29, Justin Allgaier has pulled out to a lead of nearly a second and a half on John Hunter Nemechek; Austin Cindric, Cole Custer, and Daniel Hemric round out the top five.

Lap 31 Christopher Bell is in eleventh place.

Lap 32, Justin Allgaier has increased his lead to over a second and a half on John Hunter Nemechek with 25 cars on the lead lap.

There is tire smoke coming from Elliott Sadler’s car and some damage on the right front corner of the car.

Lap 37 Austin Cindric gets around John Hunter Nemechek to take second place with Justin Allgaier in the lead; Daniel Hemric and Cole Custer round out the top five.

Lap 42, Justin Allgaier has pulled out to a lead of over two and a half seconds on Austin Cindric with Christopher Bell in tenth place. There are 21 cars on the lead lap.

Justin Allagier wins stage one for his sixth stage win of the season.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Justin Allgaier
Austin Cindric
Daniel Hemric
John Hunter Nemechek
Cole Custer
Matt Tifft
Brandon Jones
Ryan Preece
Tyler Reddick
Christopher Bell

Austin Cindric wins the race off of pit road.

Matt Tifft was caught speeding on pit road. Brandon Jones was charged with an uncontrolled tire on pit road.

Austin Cindric brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 54, but it is Justin Allgaier who gets out in front for the lead.

The top five are Justin Allgaier, John Hunter Nemechek, Austin Cindric, Cole Custer, and Daniel Hemric with 22 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 58, Justin Allgaier has a half second lead on John Hunter Nemechek. Christopher Bell is now in fifth place.

Lap 60, Justin Allgaier has a lead of over half a second on John Hunter Nemechek Austin Cindric Cole Custer, and Christopher Bell round out the top five.

Lap 63, Justin Allgaier has pulled out to a near second lead on John Hunter Nemechek as Christopher Bell passes Cole Custer to take over fourth place.

Lap 66, the top five are Justin Allgaier, John Hunter Nemechek, Austin Cindric Christopher Bell, and Cole Custer with 22 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 69, Justin Allgaier has led 43 laps so far.

Lap 70, Justin Allgaier continues to lead the race with John Hunter Nemechek in second Austin Cindric, Christopher Bell, and Cole Custer round out the top five.

Lap 75, Justin Allgaier has pulled out to a lead of nearly two seconds on John Hunter Nemechek with Austin Cindric in third.

Lap 76, Christopher Bell and Austin Cindric battle for third with Austin Cindric holding on to the spot.

Lap 78, Christopher Bell gets around Austin Cindric for third.

Justin Allgaier has a two second lead on John Hunter Nemechek with 21 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 82, Justin Allgaier has a lead of over two seconds on John Hunter Nemechek with Christopher Bell nearly three seconds back.

Lap 85, the top five are Justin Allgaier, John Hunter Nemechek, Christopher Bell, Austin Cindric, and Cole Custer.

John Hunter Nemechek, Christopher Bell, and Austin Cindric make it a three way battle for second.

Lap 86, Justin Allgaier now has a lead of three and a half seconds on John Hunter Nemechek.

Lap 89, Christopher Bell and Austin Cindric continue to battle with John Hunter Nemechek for second place.

Justin Allgaier wins stage two for the stage sweep.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Justin Allgaier
John Hunter Nemechek
Austin Cindric
Christopher Bell
Daniel Hemric
Cole Custer
Tyler Reddick
Ryan Preece
Matt Tifft
Ryan Reed

John Hunter Nemechek wins the race off of pit road with Christopher Bell right behind him.

John Hunter Nemechek brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 99 and edges out in front but immediately gets challenged by Christopher Bell.

Akiniro Ogata spins out again but this time the track stays green.

Lap 101, John Hunter Nemechek has a half second lead on Christopher Bell with Daniel Hemric in third.

Lap 105 the top five are John Hunter Nemechek, Christopher Bell, Daniel Hemric, Justin Allgaier, and Austin Cindric.

Lap 107, Christopher Bell continues to battle John Hunter Nemechek for the lead and on lap 108 finally gets around Nemechek for the lead.

Lap 110, Christopher Bell has pulled out to a lead of half a second on John Hunter Nemechek. There are 22 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 113, Christopher Bell has pulled out to a lead of nearly a second on John Hunter Nemechek.

Lap 118 Christopher Bell has a lead of nearly a second and a half on John Hunter Nemechek with Daniel Hemric in third. There are 22 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 121 the top five are Christopher Bell, John Hunter Nemechek, Daniel Hemric, Justin Allgaier, and Austin Cindric.

Lap 122, Daniel Hemric gets around John Hunter Nemechek for second place.

Lap 125, Christopher Bell has puled out to a lead of two and a half seconds on Daniel Hemric with John Hunter Nemechek over three and a half seconds back.

Lap 127, Justin Allgaier passes John Hunter Nemechek for third.

Lap 135, the top five are Christopher Bell, Daniel Hemric, Justin Allgaier, Matt Tifft, and Austin Cindric.

The caution flag comes out when Tyler Hill spins out on lap 137. With 63 laps remaining in the race, the drivers are in their pit window to make it to the end of the race.

Christopher Bell wins the race of of pit road.

Christopher Bell brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 141 from the inside lane. Christopher Bell edges out in front as drivers get three and four wide across the track.

The top three are Christopher Bell, Matt Tifft, and Daniel Hemric.

The caution flag comes out on lap 146 when Ty Majeski spins out. Justin Allgaier has some damage to his car from contact with John Hunter Nemechek.

Christopher Bell brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 149 from the inside lane and gets out in front as drivers get three and four wide across the track.

With just 50 laps to go, the drivers are getting aggressive and beating on each other.

Lap 152, Christopher Bell has a third of a second lead on Daniel Hemric.

Tommy Joe Martins’ smoking car brings out the caution flag on lap 153.

Christopher Bell brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 162 and edges out Daniel Hemric for the lead.

The top five are Christopher Bell, Daniel Hemric, Matt Tifft Austin Cindric,and Tyler Reddick.

Lap 165, Christopher Bell ahs lead of over half a second over Daniel Hemric with Matt Tifft in third.

Lap 168, Christopher Bell has pulled out to a lead of nearly a second on Daniel Hemric; Matt Tifft, Austin Cindric, and Ryan Preece round out the top five 2ith 24 cars on the lead lap.

With less than 30 laps remaining in the race, Christopher Bell has led 67 laps so far.

The top five are Christopher Bell, Daniel Hemric, Matt Tifft, Austin Cindric, and Ryan Preece.

Only 25 laps remaining in the race, Christopher Bell is in the led with Daniel Hemric Matt Tifft, Austin Cindric, and Ryan Preece rounding out the top five.

Lap 180, Justin Allgaier is reporting brake issues with the front brakes on fire. He is falling through the field. Despite not having any brakes Allgaier continues to run on the track.

Christopher Bell has a lead of a second and a half on Daniel Hemric with Matt Tifft three seconds back.

Fifteen to go and there are 23 cars on the lead lap.

The fire has gone out on the brakes in Justin Allgaier’s car as he continues to run laps and fall through the field.

Christopher Bell holds on to his second and a half lead on Daniel Hemric.

Ten to go Christopher Bell holds on to his second and a half lead on Daniel Hemric.

No one has ever won a race at Phoenix after starting the race below 20th place; Christopher Bell started the race in 38th place.

With just seven laps to go Christopher Bell has increased his lead to nearly two seconds over Daniel Hemric. Matt Tifft is in third over four seconds back.

Five to go, Christopher Bell continues to lead the race with 20 cars on the lead lap.

Christopher Bell takes the white flag.

With a lead of over a second and a half, Christopher Bell wins in a must win situation. Christopher Bell is now in the championship four. This was Bell’s seventh win of the season.

Joining Christopher Bel in the race for the championship in Homestead-Miami are Daniel Hemric, Tyler Reddick and Cole Custer.

The unofficial results of the Whelan Trusted to Perform 200:
Christopher Bell
Daniel Hemric
Matt Tifft
Austin Cindric
Ryan Preece
Tyler Reddick
Brandon Jones
Cole Custer
John Hunter Nemechek
Spencer Gallagher
Elliott Sadler
Ryan Reed
Ryan Truex
Shane Lee
Ross Chastain
Michael Annett
Jeremy Clements
Ty Majeski
Ryan Sieg
Alex Labbe
J.J. Yeley
Joey Gase
BJ McLeod
Justin Allgaier
Donald Theetge
Garrett Smithley
David Starr
Spencer Boyd
Quin Houff
Bayley Currey
Tyler Hill
Mike Harmon
Akinori Ogata
Josh Bilicki
Tommy Joe Martins
Vinnie Miller
Chad Finchum
Stephen Liecht
Morgan Shepherd
Jeff Green

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