What To Look For In The ALSCO 300 At Charlotte

Christopher Bell, Elliott Sadler & Cole Custer

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Next Race: Alsco 300

The Place: Charlotte Motor Speedway (Charlotte, N.C.)

The Date: Saturday, May 26

The Time: 1 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 1 p.m. ET

Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 300 miles (200 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on lap 45),

Stage 2 (Ends on lap 90), Final Stage (Ends on lap 200)

What to Watch For:

There have been 10 different winners in the first 10 races of the 2018 season. A new winner this week would give the series its second-longest streak of different winners to start a season. There were 13 in 1988. …

Last year there were 18 winners over the course of the season tying the all-time record mark first set in 1988. …

Elliott Sadler continues to lead the championship. He has scored a top-10 finish through all 10 races and leads his JR Motorsports teammate Tyler Reddick in second by 38 points. …

Sadler is 0-for-22 at Charlotte and looking to score his first win since Sept. 24, 2016 at Kentucky Speedway. …

Reddick leads Christopher Bell by 14 points in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year campaign and the two are also ranked second and third in the championship standings behind Sadler. …

Seven times a driver has swept both Charlotte Xfinity Series races in a season. Austin Dillon is the last to do that (2015) and Kyle Busch has done it twice (2008, 2013). …

There are five Cup drivers entered for Saturday including Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Ty Dillon, Chase Elliott and Jamie McMurray. …

Elliott will be driving the No. 23 Chevrolet for GMS Racing, filling in for Spencer Gallagher, who is going through NASCAR’s Road to Recovery program. Elliott is scheduled to make four more race starts in the car.


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