XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300


Race: O’Reilly Auto Parts 300

Place: Texas Motor Speedway

Date and Time: Friday, April 8 at 8:30 p.m. ET

Tune-in: FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 300 miles (200 laps)

What to Watch For: Erik Jones attempts to defend his title as the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 winner. His victory at Texas Motor Speedway last season was the first of his NASCAR XFINITY Series career. Another win would all but lock up a spot in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase … Standings runner-up Elliott Sadler, who has made 16 series starts in the Lone Star State, tries to close Daniel Suárez’s 10-point lead. … Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 car hopes to extend its six-point lead over the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing team in the NASCAR XFINITY Series owner standings. Kyle Busch is scheduled to pilot the No. 18 this weekend, while Austin Dillon is set to wheel the No. 2.