It’s the final race of the regular season for the Xfintiy Series; one last chance to earn a spot in the playoffs.

Part of a triple header weekend, the Xfinity Series runs the Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on a hot September day with temperatures expected to reach the century mark.

After single car qualifying with a time of 29.773 Cole Custer wins his sixth pole of the season and will bring the field to green.

Noah Gragson and Alex Labbe spin out during their qualifying runs but kept the cars off of the wall. Both drivers will start the race from the rear of the field.

JA Junior Avila had his qualifying run disqualified with a window net violation. As a result, he will have to start the race from the back of the field.

After retiring from full time driving last year, Elliott Sadler donned the fire suit and helmet one last time for today’s race. Sadler has stated that this is his final race.

Stages one and two of the race are 45 laps each with stage three lasting 110 laps for a total of 200 laps or 300 miles.

Cole Custer brings the field down for the green flag start of the race with Christopher Bell alongside on the front row. The two go side by side with Christopher Bell crossing the start/finish line to lead lap one.

Lap seven, Christopher Bell has a very narrow lead on Justin Allgaier with Cole Custer in third.

Lap eleven, Christopher Bell continues to lead the race; he has increased his lead on Justin Allgaier to nearly half a second.

Lap 14, Christopher Bell has pulled out to a lead of over half a second on Justin Allgaier.

Lap 21, Christopher Bell has pulled away from the field and has a lead of over two seconds on Justin Allgaier. There are 24 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 24, Driving the wheels off of it, Christopher Bell has a three second lead on Justin Allgaier.

Lap 28, Christopher Bell has a lead of over three and a half seconds on Justin Allgaier with 21 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 31, after moving to the top of the track, Christopher Bell increases his big lead even further.

Lap 35, Christopher Bell has lesd every lap so far.

Lap 38, Christopher Bell has a lead of nearly five seconds on Justin Allgaier. Bell has put half the field a lap down.

Seven laps remain in stage one, Christopher Bell has a lead of over five seconds on Justin Allgaier with 14 cars on the lead lap.

Christopher Bell wins stage one with a lead of over five and a half seconds on Justin Allgaier. This is Bell’s fourteenth stage win this season.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Christopher Bell
Justin Allgaier
Tyler Reddick
Austin Cindric
Cole Custer
Brandon Jones
John Hunter Nemechek
Chase Briscoe
Michael Annett
Justin Haley

Christopher Bell wins the race off of pit road. A tire from Austin Cindric’s car gets away from the crewma and rolls out on the track.

Christopher Bell brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 52 with Bell jumping out in front quickly to reclaim his lead.

Justin Allgaier challenges Christopher Bell for the lead but Christopher Bell holds on to the top spot.

Lap 56, Christopher Bell has a lead of over a second on Cole Custer with Justin Allgaier in third.

Lap 60, Christopher Bell has a one second lead on Cole Custer with 15 cars on the lead lap.

Brandon Jones got way loose and was sideways on the track, but he did not wreck and the track stays green.

Lap 70, Leading every lap so far, Christopher Bell has a one second lead on Cole Custer with Justin Allgaier in third.

Lap 74, Christopher Bell has dominated the race so far; he has a lead of nearly two seconds on Cole Custer.

Lap 78, Christopher Bell’s lead is now over two and a half seconds on Cole Custer with Justin Allgaier in third, making a trun for second place.

Lap 83, Christopher Bell has pulled out to a lead of over four seconds on Justin Allgaier.

Only five laps remain in stage two, Christopher Bell has dominated the race and has a lead of over five seconds on Justin Allgaier.

Tyler Reddick has earned himself a spot in the playoffs as the regular season champion.

Christopher Bell wins stage two to sweep the stages in the race. He is the only driver in 2019 win the pole and the race this season.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Christopher Bell
Justin Allgaier
Cole Custer
Chase Briscoe
Tyler Reddick
Brandon Jones
Austin Cindric
Ryan Truex
John Hunter Nemechek
Michael Annett

Christopher Bell wins the race off of pit road.

Christopher Bell brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 98 with Bell getting out in front to hold on to his lead.

Lap 100, halfway, Christopher Bell has a one second lead on Cole Custer.

Lap 103, Justin Allgaier gets around Cole Custer to take seconds place with Christopher Bell in the lead

Lap 106, Christopher Bell has dominated the race – leading every lap – and has a lead of over a second on Justin Allgaier.

Lap 111, Christopher Bell’s lead is now over two seconds in front of the field.

Tommy Joe Martins gets loose and spins out to bring out the caution flag on lap 112.

Christopher Bell again wins the race off of pit road with Justin Allgaier coming out second.

Austin Cindric was charged with having too many crew members over the wall and will have to restart the race from the back of the field.

Christopher Bell brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 117 but it is Justin Allgaier who jumps out in front first to take the lead. For the first time today, there is someone else out in front of the field.

Lap 120, Justin Allgaier has a half second lead on Christopher Bell.

Lap 125, Justin Allgaier holds on to the lead over Christopher Bell. He has a lead of half second.

Lap 127, Christopher Bell retakes the lead from Justin Allgaier. There are 17 cars on the lead lap.

The caution flag comes out on lap 128 when CJ McLachlan hits the wall with a flat tire.

Christopher Bell brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 134 and holds on to his lead but Justin Allgaier is right on Bell’s bumper.

Lap 136, Christopher Bell has a half second lead on Justin Allgaier.

Austin Cindric makes an unscheduled trip down pit road with what he is calling a tire issue.

Lap 143, Christopher Bell has a lead of over a second and a half on Chase Briscoe with Justin Allgaier in third.

Lap 150, 50 to go, Christopher Bell leads the way with a three way battle for third behind him. There are 16 cars on the lead lap.

Christopher Bell has a lead of over two seconds over Chase Briscoe.

Lap 154, Christopher Bell has increased his lead to nearly three seconds on Chase Briscoe.

Lap 157, drivers will soon need to make a green flag pit stop, but who will come in first. Having made a pit stop on lap 130, Tyler Reddick’s team plans to stay out on the track and save fuel.

Lap 160, Christopher Bell now has a lead of over four seconds on Chase Briscoe.

Lap 165, Christopher Bell’s lead is now over five seconds on Chase Briscoe.

Lap 166, Cole Custer is the first driver to come down pit road for a green flag pit stop.

Lap 170, leader Christopher Bell makes his green flag pit stop. Chase Briscoe is the new leader.

Lap 171, Chase Briscoe makes his green flag pit stop and gives the lead over to Tyler Reddick who does not intend to make a pit stop.

Chase Briscoe was caught speeding on pit road nad will have to serve a pass through penalty.

Lap 178, Tyler Reddick is in the lead with Christopher Bell in third.

Lap 180, Tyler Reddick is in the lead with Gray Gaulding – who also stayed out – is in second with Christopher Bell in third.

Lap 183, Tyler Reddick has an eleven second lead on Christopher Bell.

Lap 185, the gap between leader Tyler Reddick and Christopher Bell is now a little over 10 seconds.

Ten to go, Tyler Reddick’s lead is down to just eight seconds on Christopher Bell.

Seven to go, Christopher Bell has closed the gap to six seconds behind Tyler Reddick.

Four to go, Christopher Bell has closed to less than three seconds behind Tyler Reddick who is trying to make a 70 lap fuel run to win the race.

Two laps remain, Christopher Bell has closed to less than two seconds on Tyler Reddick.

Tyler Reddick takes the white flag.

Tyler Reddick wins the race. He is also the regular season champion. This is Reddick’s fifth win this season.

The official results of the Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300:
Tyler Reddick
Christopher Bell
Brandon Jones
Cole Custer
Justin Allgaier
Noah Gragson
Gray Gaulding
John Hunter Nemechek
Riley Herbst
Elliott Sadler
Chase Briscoe
Austin Cindric
Michael Annett
Ryan Truex
Justin Haley
Brandon Brown
Alex Labbe
Josh Williams
Ray Black Jr
Jeremy Clements
Stephen Leicht
BJ McLeod
Garrett Smithley
Matt Mills
Tommy Joe Martins
David Starr
JA Junior Avila
Tyler Matthews
Joey Gase
Vinnie Miller
CJ McLaughlin
Kyle Weatherman
Joe Nemechek
Chad Finchum
Stan Mullis
Landon Cassill
JJ Yeley
Ryan Sieg

In post race inspection, it was discovered that Ryan Sieg’s car did not meet the minimum ride height requirements. As a result, NASCAR has disqualified Ryan Sieg’s position and has placed him as coming in last place. The infraction does not affect Sieg’s position in the playoffs since he had accrued enough points to be one of the 12 playoff drivers.

With nine of the playoff positions determined prior to the race, the final three spots have been secured to fill out the field for the 2019 Xfinity Series playoffs.

Also during post race inspection, NASCAR determined that two of the teams had a lug nut improperly secured and will face further penalties. The Joe Gibbs Racing number 19 car driven by Brandon Jones and the JR Motorsports number nine driven by Noah Gragson will face fines next week.

The Xfinity Series playoff drivers:
Christopher Bell
Cole Custer
Tyler Reddick
Austin Cindric
Chase Briscoe
Justin Allgaier
Michael Annett
Noah Gragson
Brandon Jones
Justin Haley
Ryan Sieg
John Hunter Nemechek