|Race 22 of 33 in the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season|
|Date||August 16, 2019|
|Location||Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee|
Permanent racing facility|
0.533 mi (0.858 km)
|Distance||300 laps, 159.9 mi (257.3 km)|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|No. 2||Tyler Reddick||Richard Childress Racing|
|Television in the United States|
|Radio in the United States|
The 2019 Food City 300 is a NASCAR Xfinity Series race held on August 16, 2019, at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Contested over 300 laps on the 0.533 miles (0.858 km) concrete short track, it was the 22nd race of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.
Bristol Motor Speedway, formerly known as Bristol International Raceway and Bristol Raceway, is a NASCAR short track venue located in Bristol, Tennessee. Constructed in 1960, it held its first NASCAR race on July 30, 1961. Despite its short length, Bristol is among the most popular tracks on the NASCAR schedule because of its distinct features, which include steep banking, an all concrete surface, two pit roads, and stadium-like seating.
|1||81||Erik Jones (i)||XCI Racing||Toyota||15.385||124.719|
|2||18||Kyle Busch (i)||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||15.402||124.581|
|3||20||Christopher Bell||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||15.404||124.565|
|1||81||Erik Jones (i)||XCI Racing||Toyota||15.522||123.618|
|2||20||Christopher Bell||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||15.557||123.340|
|3||12||Joey Logano (i)||Team Penske||Ford||15.585||123.118|
Austin Cindric started on pole. Early on in the race, Matt Mills (who was a lap down) squeezed Cole Custer into the wall as he and Christopher Bell battled within the top 5, sending Custer sliding into Bell. The two leaned into the following turn, where Erik Jones and Joey Logano were also collected and eliminated. On the restart, John Hunter Nemechek got a flat tire but saved the car. He spun again in front of Kyle Busch, who was nearly smashed into the outside wall. Justin Allgaier took the lead from Busch on lap 61.
Tyler Reddick later caught up to Allgaier, but made contact with him after driving too deep into the corner. Brandon Jones overtook Allgaier and Reddick after they both spun out (though Allgaier prevented his car from colliding into the wall) and won Stage 1.
In the beginning of Stage 2, Ronnie Bassett Jr. lost a wheel going into a turn in front of Busch and spun out, causing a red flag. Busch won the stage despite his engine struggling. His car's motor blew immediately after winning the stage, subsequently ending his day.
Michael Annett spun halfway into the final stage and brought out a caution. Allgaier strategically stayed out, while Reddick pitted. Ryan Sieg ran in second place but got into the wall and had a tire rub that forced him to pit and ultimately retire from the race. With 11 laps to go, Brandon Jones who was 2nd at the moment went to the outside wall. In the following lap, with 10 laps to go, Allgaier had a significant lead on Reddick, but he had a tire beginning to go down. Reddick benefited from this and overtook him, taking the victory over Chase Briscoe.
Stage One Laps: 85
|1||19||Brandon Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||10|
|2||7||Justin Allgaier||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||9|
|3||39||Ryan Sieg||RSS Racing||Chevrolet||8|
|4||1||Michael Annett||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||7|
|5||9||Noah Gragson (R)||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||6|
|6||4||Landon Cassill||JD Motorsports||Chevrolet||5|
|7||18||Kyle Busch (i)||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||0|
|8||08||Gray Gaulding||SS-Green Light Racing||Chevrolet||3|
|9||36||Josh Williams||DGM Racing||Chevrolet||2|
|10||0||Garrett Smithley||JD Motorsports||Chevrolet||1|
Stage Two Laps: 85
|1||18||Kyle Busch (i)||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||0|
|2||2||Tyler Reddick||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||9|
|3||7||Justin Allgaier||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||8|
|4||22||Austin Cindric||Team Penske||Ford||7|
|5||23||John Hunter Nemechek (R)||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||6|
|6||19||Brandon Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||5|
|7||98||Chase Briscoe (R)||Stewart-Haas Racing with
|8||1||Michael Annett||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||3|
|9||39||Ryan Sieg||RSS Racing||Chevrolet||2|
|10||51||Jeremy Clements||Jeremy Clements Racing||Chevrolet||1|
Final Stage Results
Stage Three Laps: 130
|1||38||2||Tyler Reddick||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||300||49|
|2||6||98||Chase Briscoe (R)||Stewart-Haas Racing with
|3||9||23||John Hunter Nemechek (R)||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||300||40|
|4||5||51||Jeremy Clements||Jeremy Clements Racing||Chevrolet||300||34|
|5||1||22||Austin Cindric||Team Penske||Ford||300||39|
|6||13||08||Gray Gaulding||SS-Green Light Racing||Chevrolet||300||34|
|7||21||61||Timmy Hill||MBM Motorsports||Toyota||299||30|
|8||3||7||Justin Allgaier||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||298||46|
|9||15||1||Michael Annett||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||298||38|
|10||20||4||Landon Cassill||JD Motorsports||Chevrolet||298||32|
|11||12||19||Brandon Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||298||41|
|12||17||86||Brandon Brown (R)||Brandonbilt Motorsports||Chevrolet||297||25|
|13||22||28||Shane Lee||H2 Motorsports||Toyota||297||24|
|14||8||20||Christopher Bell||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||297||23|
|15||24||07||Ray Black Jr.||SS-Green Light Racing||Chevrolet||297||22|
|16||18||93||J. J. Yeley (i)||RSS Racing||Chevrolet||297||0|
|17||10||9||Noah Gragson (R)||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||296||26|
|18||30||5||Matt Mills||B. J. McLeod Motorsports||Chevrolet||296||19|
|19||37||01||Stephen Leicht||JD Motorsports||Chevrolet||292||18|
|20||32||35||Joey Gase||MBM Motorsports||Toyota||292||17|
|21||26||78||Vinnie Miller||B. J. McLeod Motorsports||Chevrolet||292||16|
|22||4||00||Cole Custer||Stewart-Haas Racing with
|23||35||99||C. J. McLaughlin||B. J. McLeod Motorsports||Toyota||275||14|
|24||23||52||David Starr||Jimmy Means Racing||Chevrolet||273||13|
|25||14||39||Ryan Sieg||RSS Racing||Chevrolet||263||22|
|26||34||15||B. J. McLeod||JD Motorsports||Chevrolet||244||11|
|27||31||74||Tyler Matthews||Mike Harmon Racing||Chevrolet||210||10|
|28||36||0||Garrett Smithley||JD Motorsports||Chevrolet||186||10|
|29||2||18||Kyle Busch (i)||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||171||0|
|30||33||36||Josh Williams||DGM Racing||Chevrolet||154||9|
|31||25||13||Tommy Joe Martins||MBM Motorsports||Toyota||131||6|
|32||7||8||Jeb Burton||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||125||5|
|33||29||90||Ronnie Bassett Jr.||DGM Racing||Chevrolet||118||4|
|34||11||11||Justin Haley (R)||Kaulig Racing||Chevrolet||79||3|
|35||28||17||Joe Nemechek (i)||Rick Ware Racing||Chevrolet||43||0|
|36||19||12||Joey Logano (i)||Team Penske||Ford||37||0|
|37||16||81||Erik Jones (i)||XCI Racing||Toyota||36||0|
|38||27||68||Mason Diaz||Brandonbilt Motorsports||Chevrolet||3||1|
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