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United Rentals 300 Race Results

DAYTONA International Speedway

February 17th, 2024

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RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

LAPS LED

POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Austin Hill

21 |

2

Running

120

9

59

6

2

Sheldon Creed

18 |

14

Running

120

2

48

0

3

Parker Retzlaff

31 |

9

Running

120

0

34

0

4

Jordan Anderson

32 |

29

Running

120

6

33

0

5

Chandler Smith

81 |

19

Running

120

1

32

0

6

Riley Herbst

98 |

11

Running

120

8

35

0

7

John H. Nemechek

20 |

8

Running

120

0

0

0

8

Justin Allgaier

7 |

6

Running

120

7

34

0

9

Brandon Jones

9 |

22

Running

120

0

29

0

10

AJ Allmendinger

16 |

3

Running

120

3

32

0

11

Ryan Ellis

43 |

36

Running

120

11

26

0

12

Shane Van Gisbergen

97 |

5

Running

120

0

25

0

13

Cole Custer

00 |

17

Running

120

6

31

0

14

Blaine Perkins

29 |

34

Running

120

0

23

0

15

BJ McLeod

78 |

38

Running

120

0

22

0

16

Garrett Smithley

6 |

23

Running

120

0

21

0

17

Patrick Emerling

07 |

13

Running

120

0

20

0

18

Natalie Decker

36 |

30

Running

120

7

19

0

19

Brennan Poole

44 |

33

Running

120

0

18

0

20

Jesse Love

2 |

1

Running

120

34

27

1

21

Ryan Truex

19 |

20

Running

120

0

22

0

22

Ryan Sieg

39 |

31

Running

120

12

21

0

23

Sammy Smith

8 |

12

Running

119

6

23

0

24

Anthony Alfredo

5 |

10

Running

118

0

20

0

25

Parker Kligerman

48 |

4

Running

118

0

20

0

26

Jeb Burton

27 |

16

Running

118

8

17

0

27

Daniel Dye

10 |

26

Running

117

0

0

0

28

Sage Karam

26 |

32

Accident

111

0

9

0

29

Jeremy Clements

51 |

7

DVP

109

0

8

0

30

Leland Honeyman

42 |

24

Accident

102

0

7

0

31

Dawson Cram

4 |

35

Accident

51

0

6

0

32

Josh Bilicki

92 |

27

Accident

51

0

5

0

33

Frankie Muniz

35 |

37

DVP

37

0

4

0

34

Josh Williams

11 |

21

DVP

37

0

3

0

35

Daniel Suárez

14 |

18

Accident

23

0

0

0

36

Sam Mayer

1 |

15

Accident

22

0

1

0

37

Hailie Deegan

15 |

28

Accident

22

0

1

0

38

Kyle Weatherman

91 |

25

Accident

22

0

1

0

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  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Austin Hill

    POS1

    LEADER

    Austin Hill

    Driver badge number 21 |

  • POS 2 | 0.591

    Sheldon Creed

    POS2

    0.591

    Sheldon Creed

    Driver badge number 18 |

  • POS 3 | 1.163

    Parker Retzlaff

    POS3

    1.163

    Parker Retzlaff

    Driver badge number 31 |

Austin Hill wins Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — While other NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers were competing, and crashing, in Monday night‘s United Rentals 300 at Daytona International Speedway, Austin Hill was playing a different game — Monopoly.

At the 2.5-mile superspeedway roughly two miles away from Atlantic Avenue, Hill beat former teammate Sheldon Creed to the finish line by 0.591 seconds to earn his third straight victory in the Xfinity season opener at the World Center of Racing.

The third win came on Monday because of weekend-long rain that forced NASCAR to reschedule the race from Saturday afternoon. The event served as the second leg of a doubleheader with the Daytona 500, which was postponed from Sunday and won by William Byron.

Hill has now owned Victory Lane at Daytona long enough to build a house there.

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“It tops it off—three-peat,” Hill exclaimed. “You know how hard it is to win at Daytona? God almighty!”

Not that the driver of the No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet didn‘t have his share of adversity. Hill overcame an early wreck on Lap 37 of 120, a flat tire and a self-destructive bent on pit road.

He crossed the finish line in a car that was heavily taped on the right front, but none of the obstacles could stop him from displaying his superiority on superspeedways once again.

“I don‘t know what was going on with me on pit road today,” Hill said. “But my guys just kept telling me, ‘Look, man, dig deep; you‘re really good at these superspeedways.‘ I tried to screw it up on pit road—sped on pit road, slid through the box…

“I don‘t even know what time it is. I know it‘s past my bedtime, but we‘re about to party tonight, I can tell you that.”

After pitting with a flat tire on Lap 97, Hill restarted 22nd but quickly worked his way forward. Two more cautions helped, and after lining up third for the final restart on Lap 118, he made quick work of Jordan Anderson and Chandler Smith ahead of him.

Hill was out front by more than a car-length when Ryan Sieg spun behind him off Turn 2 on the final lap. From that point, Hill simply had to steer his car to the finish line and won by a comfortable margin.

Parker Retzlaff ran third, one spot in front of his owner/driver Anderson.

“The little team that could is getting bigger,” Anderson said proudly.

Chandler Smith came home fifth, followed by Riley Herbst, John Hunter Nemechek, Justin Allgaier, Brandon Jones and AJ Allmendinger.

The race featured nine cautions for 44 of the 120 laps. There were 19 lead changes among 14 different drivers., with Sunoco rookie Jesse Love, the pole winner, leading a race-high 32 laps from the opening green flag.

Love, however, suffered more damage in the Lap 37 wreck than did his RCR teammate Hill. He finished 20th in an aerodynamically-challenged Chevrolet.

New Zealander Shane van Gisbergen, winner of last year‘s NASCAR Cup Series Chicago Street Race, drove his battered Kaulig Racing Chevrolet to a 12th-place finish in his Xfinity debut.

The Xfinity Series shifts to Atlanta Motor Speedway next Saturday for the RAPTOR King of Tough 250 (5 p.m. ET, FS1, PRN Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

NOTE: Post-race inspection was completed in the Xfinity Series garage without issue, confirming Austin Hill as the winner.