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MY BARIATRIC SOLUTIONS 300 PREVIEW
FORT WORTH, Texas ”” The NASCAR XFINITY Series makes its first of two stops this season at Texas Motor Speedway with Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 (12:30 p.m. CT, TV: FOX, Radio: PRN, SiriusXM Channel 90 and 95.9 FM The Ranch locally).
Here are “5 Things You Need To Know” about the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the My Bariatric Solutions 300 heading into this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.
- BEATING AROUND THE BUSCH: Competitors can breathe a collective sign of relief that Kyle Busch will not be competing in the My Bariatric Solutions 300. In 20 XFINITY Series career starts at Texas Motor Speedway, Busch owns a speedway-record eight wins, including one in this event last year, as well as a track-best 15 top-five finishes. Joe Gibbs Racing Racing Cup teammate Daniel Suarez will be wheeling the No. 18 Toyota entry.
- CUP RUNNETH OVER: Since Texas Motor Speedway began hosting two XFINITY races beginning in 2005, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers running in the series have won 20 of the 24 races. The four winners that were full-time XFINITY Series drivers at the time were Trevor Bayne (fall of 2011), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (spring of 2012), Chase Elliott (spring of 2014) and Erik Jones (spring of 2015). The good news is that full-time XFINITY Series drivers have won this spring event two of the last three years.
- MAN OF ALL SEASONS: The only full-time NASCAR XFINITY Series driver to collect top-10 finishes in both series races at Texas Motor Speedway last year was Justin Allgaier. He finished sixth in the spring event and followed up with a 10th in the fall.
- ONE-STOP SHOPPING: The XFINITY Series will have same-day qualifying for Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300. Sports Day Powered by The Dallas Morning News Qualifying Day will begin at 9:35 a.m. CT Saturday, just over three hours prior to the start of the race.
- WISE CHOICE: The race has been re-titled the My Bariatric Solutions 300, which was formerly the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 for the past 15 years. Wise Health System signed a five-year agreement earlier this year to serve as the race entitlement sponsor while O’Reilly moved up to sponsor this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at TMS.
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