Joliet, Ill. – September 17, 2016 – Erik Jones narrowly escaped Kyle Larson in Saturday’s Drive for Safety 300 giving him his fourth victory, 13th top-5 and 16th top-10 finish of the season. This win marks Jones’ second trip to Gatorade Victory Lane at Chicagoland Speedway in three starts at the 1.5-mile oval. Jones extended his lead in points and firmly secured his position in the inaugural Chase for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase.
The NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase will begin with next weekend’s race at Kentucky Speedway and will feature 12 drivers with two elimination rounds. In the subsequent races, the field will be trimmed to eight and then the Championship 4 who will compete at Homestead.
Rounding out the top five in the Drive for Safety 300 were Elliott Sadler, Daniel Suárez and Justin Allgaier respectively. After dominating the race with a total of 154 laps led, Kyle Busch finished 13th due to a blown tire with 19 laps remaining.
NASCAR XFINITY Series Points Report
- Erik Jones, 2012
- Elliott Sadler, 2006
- Daniel Suarez, 2003
- Ty Dillon, 2000
- Justin Allgaier, 2000
- Darrell Wallace Jr., 2000
- Brendan Gaughan, 2000
- Brennan Poole, 2000
- Ryan Sieg, 2000
- Ryan Reed, 2000
- Brandon Jones, 2000
- Blake Koch, 2000
Tickets are still available for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 with kids 12 and under receiving $25 off adult ticket prices in each section. Tickets can be purchased online at ChicagolandSpeedway.com, by calling 888-629-RACE, through the Chicagoland Speedway mobile app or day-of at the box office.
The remaining 2016 NASCAR race schedule at Chicagoland Speedway is as follows:
Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Weekend
Sunday, Sept. 18 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400