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2016 XFINITY Series Schedule

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The 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) kicks off Feb. 20 at Daytona International Speedway and winds down on Nov. 19 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Below is a look at the entire NASCAR XFINITY Series. NASCAR statistics, standings and results for 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series.

All times Eastern and are PM unless noted
All times are tentative and could change

  • 2016 XFINITY Series Schedule All times Eastern and are PM unless noted All times are tentative and could change Race # Scheduled Race Date Track Race Laps Track Size (miles) Race Length (miles) Television and Radio Start Time (ET) 1 Sat, Feb. 20 Daytona International Speedway PowerShares QQQ 300 120 2.5 300 FOX Sports 1.
  • 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Race Results All results (except the primary entry list page) are posted as PDFs, which are provided by NASCAR. Official Race Results are typically posted on Monday, when they are released by NASCAR.
Race #Scheduled
Race Date
TrackRaceLapsTrack Size
(miles)
Race
Length
(miles)
Television and RadioStart
Time (ET)
1Sat, Feb. 20Daytona International SpeedwayPowerShares QQQ 3001202.5300FOX Sports 1
MRN
3:30pm
2Sat, Feb. 27Atlanta Motor SpeedwayHeads Up Georgia 2501631.54251.02FOX Sports 1
PRN
1:30pm
3Sat, Mar. 5Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayBoyd Gaming 3002001.5300FOX Sports 1
PRN
4:00pm
4Sat, Mar. 12Phoenix International RacewayAxalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 2002001300FOX
MRN
2:30pm
5Sat, Mar. 19Auto Club SpeedwayTREATMYCLOT.com 3001502300FOX Sports 1
MRN
4:00pm
Sat, Mar. 26OFF WEEKEND
Sat, Apr. 2OFF WEEKEND
6Fri, Apr. 8Texas Motor SpeedwayO’Reilly Auto Parts 3002001.5300FOX Sports 1
PRN
8:30pm
7Sat, Apr. 16Bristol Motor SpeedwayFitzgerald Glider Kits 300
DASH 4 CASH RACE
2 Heat Races: 50
Main event: 200
.533133.24FOX Sports 1
PRN
12:30pm
8Sat, Apr. 23Richmond International RacewayToyotaCare 250
DASH 4 CASH RACE
2 Heat Races: 35
Main event: 140
.75187.5FOX Sports 1
MRN
3:00pm
9Sat, Apr. 30Talladega SuperspeedwaySparks Energy 3001172.66311.22FOX
MRN
2:00pm
Sat, May 7OFF WEEKEND
10Sat, May 14Dover International SpeedwayOllie’s Bargain Outlet 200
DASH 4 CASH RACE
2 Heat Races: 40
Main event: 120
1200FOX
MRN
2:00pm
Sat, May 21OFF WEEKEND
11Sat, May 28Charlotte Motor SpeedwayHisense 3002001.5300Fox Sports 1
PRN
2:30pm
12Sat, Jun. 4Pocono RacewayPocono Green 2501002.5250FOX
MRN
1:00pm
13Sat, Jun. 11Michigan International SpeedwayMenards 250 presented by Valvoline1252250FOX Sports 1
MRN
1:30pm
14Sun, Jun. 19Iowa SpeedwayAmerican Ethanol E15 250250.875218.75FOX Sports 1
MRN
1:30pm
Sat, Jun. 25OFF WEEKEND
15Fri, Jul. 1Daytona International SpeedwaySubway Firecracker 2501002.5250NBCSN
MRN
7:30pm
16Fri, Jul. 8Kentucky SpeedwayAlsco 3002001.5300NBCSN
PRN
8:30pm
17Sat, Jul. 16New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayAutoLotto 2001971.058200NBCSN
PRN
4:00pm
18Sat, Jul. 23Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayLilly Diabetes 250
DASH 4 CASH RACE
2 Heat Races: 20
Main event: 60
2.5250NBCSN
MRN
3:30pm
19Sat, Jul. 30Iowa SpeedwayUS Cellular 250250.875218.75NBCSN
MRN
8:00pm
20Sat, Aug. 6Watkins Glen InternationalZippo 200822.45200.9CNBC
MRN
2:00pm
21Sat, Aug. 13Mid-Ohio Sports Car CourseMid-Ohio 200902.4203.22USA
MRN
3:30pm
22Fri, Aug. 19Bristol Motor SpeedwayFood City 300300.533159.9USA
PRN
7:30pm
23Sat, Aug. 27Road AmericaRoad America 180454.008182.16NBCSN
MRN
3:00pm
24Sat, Sep. 3Darlington RacewayVFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 2001471.366200.8NBC
MRN
3:30pm
25Fri, Sep. 9Richmond International RacewayVirginia 529 College Savings 250250.75187.5NBCSN
MRN
7:30pm
26Sat, Sep. 17Chicagoland SpeedwayDrive for Safety 3002001.5300NBC
MRN
3:30pm
XFINITY SERIES CHASE ROUND OF 12 BEGINS
27Sat, Sep. 24Kentucky SpeedwayVisitMyrtleBeach.com 3002001.5300NBCSN
PRN
8:00pm
28Sat, Oct. 1Dover International SpeedwayDrive Sober 2002001200NBCSN
MRN
3:00pm
29Fri, Oct. 7Charlotte Motor SpeedwayDrive for the Cure 3002001.5300NBCSN
PRN
8:00pm
XFINITY SERIES CHASE ROUND OF 8 BEGINS
30Sat, Oct. 15Kansas SpeedwayKansas Lottery 3002001.5300NBC
MRN
3:00pm
Sat, Oct. 22OFF WEEKEND
Sat, Oct. 29OFF WEEKEND
31Sat, Nov. 5Texas Motor SpeedwayO’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge2001.5300NBC
PRN
3:30pm
32Sat, Nov. 12Phoenix International RacewayTicket Galaxy 2002001200NBCSN
MRN
7:30pm
XFINITY SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP 4
33Sat, Nov. 19Homestead-Miami SpeedwayFord EcoBoost 3002001.5300NBCSN
MRN
3:30pm
Race #Scheduled
Race Date
TrackRaceLapsTrack Size
(miles)
Race
Length
(miles)
Television and RadioStart
Time

Schedule subject to change.

Daniel Suarez is the 2016 champion of the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving a dominating race to win the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 300 Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Or, to put it another way:

Daniel Suárez es el campeón de 2016 de la Serie Xfinity de NASCAR, conduciendo una carrera dominante para ganar el Ford EcoBoost 300 de finales de temporada el sábado en Homestead-Miami Speedway.

In just his second full-time season in the Xfinity Series, the 24-year-old Suarez — who was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico — became the first international-born driver to win a major championship in NASCAR history.

“My family worked super hard since I was 11 years old to get better and one day … everyone that helped me, my friends in Mexico, I just can’t believe this,” Suarez told NBCSN’s Marty Snider. “It’s a dream come true.”

Suarez ruled over the 200-lap event, leading 133 laps. But the biggest move for the new champion — and the first under the inaugural Xfinity Series Chase for the Championship elimination format — was when he got past leader Cole Whitt, who was on older tires, and then Elliott Sadler with three laps to go and motored on to the title.

“I was a little worried because I knew (Whitt) wasn’t going to be as fast as everyone else, but it worked out,” Suarez said.

MORE: Xfinity Ford EcoBoost 300 results at Homestead-Miami

MORE: Final 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series driver standings

MORE: Cole Whitt explains actions on final restart; sorry it happened

It was Suarez’s third win of the season and, with one previous Truck Series victory, the fourth overall triumph of his NASCAR major series career.

Suarez’s previous best effort of his racing career was second place in the NASCAR Mexico Series in 2013. He had 10 wins overall in four seasons in that series.

One of two Joe Gibbs Racing drivers in the title race, Suarez bested his three challengers: JR Motorsports’ Sadler (finished third) and Justin Allgaier (sixth), as well as Suarez’s JGR teammate, Erik Jones (ninth).

“It’s heartbreaking,” Sadler said. “To be that close and to be in that position at the end, the guys made a great call to put me in that spot. … To come up short, yeah, I’m sad for myself, but I’m more sad for my sponsors, my team, my guys in the shop. I love them to death and I wanted to win this championship for them real bad.”

Added Jones, who was seeking his second consecutive NASCAR championship (he won the Truck Series title last season): “There’s nothing we can do now but it’s just kind of unfortunate. It was a valient effort, it just didn’t come with a big reward.”

The rest of the top 10 was Ty Dillon (second), Ryan Blaney (fourth), Austin Dillon (fifth), Kyle Larson (seventh), Brendan Gaughan (eighth) and Aric Almirola (10th).

HOW SUAREZ WON: On the final restart, leader Cole Whitt spun his tires and allowed Elliott Sadler to take the lead. But Suarez – who took four fresh tires on the last pit stop to Sadler’s two tires – got past on Lap 198 and sailed on to the race win and the championship.

WHO ELSE HAD A GOOD RACE: Elliott Sadler had hoped to win his first championship in 21 years of NASCAR racing in both the Xfinity Series and Sprint Cup. Sadler ran a strong race, but just came up a little bit short. It’s the third time Sadler has finished second in the Xfinity Series in the last six seasons. … Race runner-up Ty Dillon was the best of the non-Chase drivers.

WHO HAD A BAD RACE: There was a big wreck on Lap 136. Ryan Reed spun, Jordan Anderson got into the rear of Jeremy Clements, and Anderson’s destroyed car erupted in flames, bringing out a four-plus minute red flag. All drivers were uninjured. … Joey Gase hoped for a good race, but his car caught fire near the mid-point of the race, leaving him with a 37th-place finish.

NOTABLE: Elliott Sadler had to race with a replacement crew chief (Mike Bumgarner) because Kevin Meendering was suspended for the race due to loose lug nuts at Phoenix. Then, under caution with less than 40 laps to go, Sadler’s team put on scuffed tires and all five lug nuts fell off one tire, prompting them to re-glue the lug nuts manually, dropping Sadler from eighth to 16th position.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I learned how to speak English watching TV – cartoons!” – Race winner and 2016 Xfinity Series champion Daniel Suarez.

Nascar 2016 Xfinity Series Timmy Hill

WHAT’S NEXT: The 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series season starts February 25th at Daytona International Speedway.

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