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Strong strategic move puts Elliott in Victory Lane at Charlotte
 

David Jensen/Getty Images)

 

May 25, 2024
By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service 
 
CONCORD, N.C. – With a masterpiece of strategy and modicum of good fortune, Chase Elliott won Saturday’s BetMGM 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in his first NASCAR Xfinity Series start of the season.
Saving a set of new tries for the final run in the 200-lap event at the 1.5-mile track, Elliott grabbed the lead after a Lap 183 restart and held it the rest of the way.
Driving a No. 17 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with a paint scheme reminiscent of the signature look of the late Ricky Hendrick’s car, Elliott crossed the finish line 0.500 ahead of Brandon Jones, who recovered from early brake problems to finish second after pressing Elliott in the closing laps.
The victory was Elliott’s first at Charlotte and the sixth of his career. Jones finished ahead of two of his JR Motorsports teammates, Sammy Smith and Sam Mayer, in third and fourth, respectively.
Elliott started 30th after a lackluster qualifying effort. After Riley Herbst crashed hard on the backstretch to cause the first of eight cautions, Elliott, Jesse Love, Anthony Alfredo and Kyle Sieg stayed on the track on old tires, saving a set of stickers for later in the race.
That call by crew chief Greg Ives proved to be the winning move. Though Elliott pitted on Lap 48 and fell to 26th in the running order for a restart on Lap 53, he regained the lost track position on new tires and was a factor near the front the rest of the way. An opportune caution on Lap 169 gave Elliott the chance to make full use of his final set of new tires.
“Greg made a good call, and I think ultimately that’s what won us the race,” Elliott said. “I felt like I needed a little bit with my balance to make as much pace as the 7 (Justin Allgaier) and a couple of those guys.
“Hats off to everybody at Hendrick Motorsports. Super special to win with the 17 on the car for the boss (Rick Hendrick) and (wife) Linda. It’s a great honor here with the Ricky Hendrick scheme. It means a lot to all of us to be a part of this whenever it runs.”
One by one, other contenders for the win fell by the wayside. Justin Allgaier won the first two stages in perhaps the fastest car in the race, but he sped on pit road during the Stage 2 break.
Allgaier’s race came to an end when he and pole winner Ty Gibbs crashed off Turn 4 after a restart on Lap 176. Reigning series champion Cole Custer and current Xfinity Series leader Austin Hill wrecked on the backstretch on Lap 184 after door-to-door contact a half-lap earlier.
A slow pit stop on Lap 170 cost Kyle Busch track position and relegated him to a sixth-place result behind fifth-place finisher AJ Allmendinger, who made a late-race charge on one-lap scuffed tires.
That left Jones to put the pressure on Elliott at the end, but the race ended before Jones could get closer than a half-second back.
“Talk about an up-and-down day and coming back from it,” said Jones, who had to replace brake fluid in his No. 9 Chevrolet during a long pit stop on Lap 76. “That was really fun to come from the back to the front, I think three or four times there.”
Ryan Sieg, Josh Williams, Gibbs and Noah Gragson completed the top 10. New Zealander Shane van Gisbergen was 15th in his first run on a 1.5-mile intermediate speedway.
 
NASCAR Xfinity Series Race - BetMGM 300
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Concord, North Carolina
Saturday, May 25, 2024
 
                1. (30)  Chase Elliott(i), Chevrolet, 200.
                2. (10)  Brandon Jones, Chevrolet, 200.
                3. (16)  Sammy Smith, Chevrolet, 200.
                4. (13)  Sam Mayer, Chevrolet, 200.
                5. (11)  AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 200.
                6. (2)  Kyle Busch(i), Chevrolet, 200.
                7. (21)  Ryan Sieg, Ford, 200.
                8. (36)  Josh Williams, Chevrolet, 200.
                9. (1)  Ty Gibbs(i), Toyota, 200.
                10. (18)  Noah Gragson(i), Ford, 200.
                11. (27)  Kyle Weatherman, Chevrolet, 200.
                12. (15)  Taylor Gray(i), Toyota, 200.
                13. (24)  Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 200.
                14. (12)  Parker Retzlaff, Chevrolet, 200.
                15. (29)  Shane Van Gisbergen #, Chevrolet, 200.
                16. (17)  Anthony Alfredo, Chevrolet, 200.
                17. (5)  Jeb Burton, Chevrolet, 200.
                18. (3)  Chandler Smith, Toyota, 200.
                19. (34)  Kyle Sieg, Ford, 199.
                20. (32)  Hailie Deegan #, Ford, 199.
                21. (38)  JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, 199.
                22. (33)  Dawson Cram #, Chevrolet, 199.
                23. (25)  Leland Honeyman #, Chevrolet, 199.
                24. (20)  Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 199.
                25. (8)  Austin Hill, Chevrolet, 198.
                26. (14)  Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 198.
                27. (22)  Ryan Ellis, Chevrolet, 198.
                28. (4)  Jesse Love #, Chevrolet, 198.
                29. (37)  Natalie Decker, Chevrolet, 196.
                30. (35)  Patrick Emerling, Chevrolet, 191.
                31. (23)  Brennan Poole, Chevrolet, 190.
                32. (6)  Cole Custer, Ford, Accident, 184.
                33. (9)  Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, Accident, 176.
                34. (26)  Dean Thompson(i), Toyota, Fuel Pump, 137.
                35. (31)  Blaine Perkins, Ford, Suspension, 135.
                36. (7)  Sheldon Creed, Toyota, Oil Cooler, 119.
                37. (28)  Parker Kligerman, Chevrolet, Accident, 71.
                38. (19)  Riley Herbst, Ford, Accident, 29.
 
Average Speed of Race Winner:  115.053 mph.
Time of Race:  2 Hrs, 36 Mins, 27 Secs. Margin of Victory:  0.500 Seconds.
Caution Flags:  8 for 45 laps.
Lead Changes:  23 among 9 drivers.
Lap Leaders:   T. Gibbs(i) 1-21;K. Busch(i) 22-32;J. Love # 33-36;T. Gibbs(i) 37-41;J. Allgaier 42-75;K. Busch(i) 76;S. Creed 77-85;K. Busch(i) 86;J. Allgaier 87-92;N. Gragson(i) 93-97;J. Love # 98-107;K. Busch(i) 108-120;S. Mayer 121;K. Busch(i) 122-124;S. Mayer 125;K. Busch(i) 126;S. Mayer 127-146;K. Busch(i) 147-150;K. Sieg 151-155;S. Mayer 156-170;T. Gibbs(i) 171;N. Gragson(i) 172-175;S. Mayer 176-182;C. Elliott(i) 183-200.
Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  Sam Mayer 5 times for 44 laps; Justin Allgaier 2 times for 40 laps; Kyle Busch(i) 7 times for 34 laps; Ty Gibbs(i) 3 times for 27 laps; Chase Elliott(i) 1 time for 18 laps; Jesse Love # 2 times for 14 laps; Noah Gragson(i) 2 times for 9 laps; Sheldon Creed 1 time for 9 laps; Kyle Sieg 1 time for 5 laps.
Stage #1 Top Ten: 7,20,33,9,16,8,21,81,39,00
Stage #2 Top Ten: 7,33,21,1,18,20,39,81,2,30

 


 

Justin Allgaier finishes off dominating NASCAR Xfinity win at Darlington

 

Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

May 11, 2024

 

By Reid Spencer

NASCAR Wire Service

 

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Justin Allgaier finally beat Murphy’s Law to the checkered flag in Saturday’s Crown Royal Purple Bag Project 200 at Darlington Raceway.

 

This time, there were no bizarre circumstances to keep the driver of the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet out of Victory lane, like the late cut tire that deprived Allgaier of a near-certain win at Phoenix in the fourth race of the season.

 

After crossing the finish line 3.407 seconds ahead of runner-up Austin Hill, Allgaier had his first victory of the season, his third at the Lady in Black and the 24th of his career, tying him with his car owner, Dale Earnhardt Jr., for 10th most in NASCAR Xfinity Series history.

 

Allgaier, 37, also leaves Darlington as the career leader in top-10 finishes in the series with 267, having broken a tie with Kyle Busch in that statistical category.

 

“I just wanted (spotter) Eddie (D’Hondt) call ‘White flag,’” said Allgaier, who had led laps in seven of 10 events this season without winning. “We’ve had such a heck of a year. We’ve led a ton of laps, and we haven’t been able to do it…

 

“I think having a little gray hair today helped me out, though. Those long green-flag runs, and being able to know what’s worked in the past here… I didn’t know if the day would come when I’d be able to match Dale Jr. Not only is he a great boss but a really good mentor.

 

“To come here and be able to tie him, to be able to take over the all-time top 10s, man, there’s nothing better.”

 

Hill, who led six laps to Allgaier’s 119 of 147, blamed himself for not being able to challenge his fellow Chevrolet driver for the victory.

 

“I just couldn’t get into Turn 1 on restarts like I really needed to all day,” said the driver of the No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Camaro. “It was just me. I’ve just got to figure out what to do differently getting into Turn 1.

 

“I did really good with my launches. That’s something that I struggled with here where I’d buzz the tires late in the zone. Didn’t do that all day—I felt pretty good about my restarts—but I would get down into (Turn) 1 and I’d get tight…

 

“More than anything, I’ve just got to do a better job inside the race car. I thought we were just as good as the 7 all day. Congrats to those guys. We were just that little bit off today, and I think most of it was me.”

 

Polesitter Cole Custer recovered from a disastrous pit stop under an early competition caution to finish third, followed by Sam Mayer and Aric Almirola.

 

“Every time I get in this car, I plan to win and expect to win,” Almirola said. “Fifth is great, but I want to win—but Justin was so fast.”

 

Parker Kligerman, Riley Herbst, Sunoco rookie Jesse Love, Sheldon Creed and Brandon Jones completed the top 10. Rookie Shane van Gisbergen finished 15th in his first Darlington start. Carson Kvapil was 19th in his third race in the series and his first at Darlington.

 

Hill took the series lead by three points over Custer in second.

 

NASCAR Xfinity Series Race - Crown Royal Purple Bag Project 200

Darlington Raceway

Darlington, South Carolina

Saturday, May 11, 2024

 

                1. (7)  Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 147.

                2. (5)  Austin Hill, Chevrolet, 147.

                3. (1)  Cole Custer, Ford, 147.

                4. (6)  Sam Mayer, Chevrolet, 147.

                5. (18)  Aric Almirola, Toyota, 147.

                6. (11)  Parker Kligerman, Chevrolet, 147.

                7. (9)  Riley Herbst, Ford, 147.

                8. (12)  Jesse Love #, Chevrolet, 147.

                9. (3)  Sheldon Creed, Toyota, 147.

                10. (14)  Brandon Jones, Chevrolet, 147.

                11. (38)  William Byron(i), Chevrolet, 147.

                12. (2)  Chandler Smith, Toyota, 147.

                13. (26)  Ryan Sieg, Ford, 147.

                14. (8)  Anthony Alfredo, Chevrolet, 147.

                15. (17)  Shane Van Gisbergen #, Chevrolet, 147.

                16. (16)  Jeb Burton, Chevrolet, 147.

                17. (15)  Kyle Weatherman, Chevrolet, 147.

                18. (24)  Taylor Gray(i), Toyota, 147.

                19. (13)  Carson Kvapil, Chevrolet, 147.

                20. (21)  Brennan Poole, Chevrolet, 147.

                21. (25)  Josh Williams, Chevrolet, 147.

                22. (30)  Josh Bilicki, Chevrolet, 147.

                23. (34)  John Hunter Nemechek(i), Toyota, 147.

                24. (27)  David Starr, Ford, 147.

                25. (31)  Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 147.

                26. (37)  Chad Finchum, Chevrolet, 147.

                27. (36)  Blaine Perkins, Ford, 147.

                28. (33)  Dawson Cram #, Chevrolet, 147.

                29. (35)  Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 146.

                30. (22)  Leland Honeyman #, Chevrolet, 146.

                31. (10)  Parker Retzlaff, Chevrolet, 146.

                32. (29)  Kyle Sieg, Ford, 146.

                33. (28)  Patrick Emerling, Chevrolet, 146.

                34. (23)  Sammy Smith, Chevrolet, 146.

                35. (4)  AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 126.

                36. (32)  Hailie Deegan #, Ford, Accident, 102.

                37. (19)  Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 94.

                38. (20)  Ryan Ellis, Chevrolet, Driveshaft, 71.

 

Average Speed of Race Winner:  110.567 mph.

Time of Race:  1 Hrs, 48 Mins, 58 Secs. Margin of Victory:  3.407 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  5 for 31 laps.

Lead Changes:  5 among 4 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   C. Custer 1-21;A. Allmendinger 22;A. Hill 23-25;J. Allgaier 26-49;A. Hill 50-52;J. Allgaier 53-147.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  Justin Allgaier 2 times for 119 laps; Cole Custer 1 time for 21 laps; Austin Hill 2 times for 6 laps; AJ Allmendinger 1 time for 1 lap.

Stage #1 Top Ten: 7,21,1,16,48,81,20,2,98,18

Stage #2 Top Ten: 7,21,48,1,20,16,2,9,98,81

 

 


 

 


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2024 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES SCHEDULE

Date

Race / Track

Network

Start Time (ET)

Radio

Saturday, February 17

Daytona International Speedway

FS1

5:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, February 24

Atlanta Motor Speedway

FS1

5:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, March 2

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

FS1

5:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, March 9

Phoenix Raceway

FS1

4:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, March 23

COTA

FS1

5:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, March 30

Richmond Raceway

FS1

1:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, April 6

Martinsville Speedway

FS1

7:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, April 13

Texas Motor Speedway

FS1

1:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, April 20

Talladega Superspeedway

FOX

4:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, April 27

Dover Motor Speedway

FS1

1:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, May 11

Darlington Raceway

FS1

1:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, May 25

Charlotte Motor Speedway

FOX

1:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, June 1

Portland International Raceway

FS1

4:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, June 8

Sonoma Raceway

FS1

8:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, June 15

Iowa Speedway

USA

3:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, June 22

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

USA

3:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, June 29

Nashville Superspeedway

USA

5:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, July 6

Chicago Street Race

NBC

2:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, July 13

Pocono Raceway

USA

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, July 20

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

USA

3:30 p.m.

IMS/SiriusXM

Saturday, August 17

Michigan International Speedway

USA

3:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, August 23

Daytona International Speedway

USA

7:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, August 31

Darlington Raceway

USA

3:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, September 7

Atlanta Motor Speedway

USA

3:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, September 14

Watkins Glen International

USA

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, September 20

Bristol Motor Speedway

USA

7:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, September 28

Kansas Speedway

USA

3:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, October 5

Talladega Superspeedway

NBC

3:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, October 12

Charlotte Roval

USA

3:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, October 19

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

NBC

3:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, October 26

Homestead-Miami Speedway

NBC

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, November 2

Martinsville Speedway

USA

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, November 9

Phoenix Raceway

USA

6:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

  

 

 

     

 

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