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By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service LAS VEGAS – Josh Berry seized opportunity and drove away from the competition Saturday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Tabbed to substitute for injured JR Motorsports driver Michael Annett, the Tennessee late model champion Berry earned his second win of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season claiming an impressive 4.396-second victory in the Playoff opener. Berry, 30, led a 1-2-3 JR Motorsports team sweep in the Alsco Uniforms 302 – besting his teammates Justin Allgaier and Noah Gragson, whose second and third place finishesRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor The final result may not have been exactly what Dale Earnhardt, Jr. would have liked to have seen in his lone NASCAR Xfinity Series start of the season Saturday at Richmond Raceway, but one thing is for sure, he was having fun getting back behind the wheel. “They race hard there in the middle of the pack, especially around me, but I was up for it,” Earnhardt said after his 14th place finish. “It was fun. We got to beating on some of those guys. TheyRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Noah Gragson led the final 14 laps – holding off the field on a pair of late race restarts- in Saturday’ Go Bowling 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond (Va.) Raceway to earn his second win in as many weeks – celebrating the moment by wrapping himself in an American flag then climbing the front grandstand fence to a cheering crowd. Gragson, 23, was only three years old when the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks occurred, but the Las Vegas native was clearlyRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Fresh from the announcement of his return to JR Motorsports next year, Noah Gragson sped to victory at Darlington Raceway on Saturday, clinching a spot in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs. After pre-race favorite Denny Hamlin was sent to the rear under penalty for an equipment violation during a pit stop under caution on Lap 139, Gragson grabbed the lead from Daniel Hemric on Lap 143 and held it the rest of the way. Gragson’s victory in the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help aRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Chase Elliott didn’t expect to be racing in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but when the opportunity came calling, he made the most of it. With Michael Annett still recovering from a recent leg surgery, JR Motorsports came into the need for a replacement driver prior to qualifying Saturday morning. After a number of missed calls from Hendrick Motorsports Vice President of Competition Chad Knaus, Elliott finally got the message to report to the No. 1 garage for duty. Elliott’sRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor After Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway, it looked as if Noah Gragson would be walking away with another $100,000 Dash4Cash bonus following his fourth-place finish in the Steakhouse Elite 200. That is, until his No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet failed post-race inspection, leading to a disqualification and ruining his streak of winning the first three Dash4Cash bonuses. Per NASCAR Xfinity Series Managing Director Wayne Auton, Gragson’s car failed Section 20.14.c of the rulebook, which states: “All suspension mounts and mounting hardware must notRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service In a dramatic two-lap overtime shootout, Justin Allgaier squeezed past JR Motorsports teammate Josh Berry and held on to win Saturday’s Steakhouse Elite 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Darlington Raceway. Allgaier chose the outside lane for the final restart and had to fend off Berry, who edged ahead entering Turn 1. But Allgaier shot the gap to the outside off Turn 2 and pulled away to win by .422 seconds over his teammate. Allgaier had wrestled the lead from Berry from the bottomRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Josh Berry had to wait nearly two days for the Sunday conclusion of the Cook Out 250 at Martinsville Speedway, but it was a worthwhile delay for the late model ace. Driving for JR Motorsports car owners Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kelley Earnhardt Miller, Berry took the lead from Ty Gibbs on Lap 223 of 250 and held it the rest of the way to win his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race in his 13th start. In a race that was halted by rainRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service When Martin Truex Jr. made his only serious mistake on Saturday afternoon, Justin Allgaier took full advantage. Even so, Allgaier had to hold off Truex during a 26-lap, green-flag run to the finish to win the EchoPark 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. “We didn’t start out the day like we wanted to—these guys persevered behind it,” said Allgaier, who picked up his first win of the season, his first at Atlanta and the 15th of his career. “They pushed andRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Myatt Snider got his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory. Noah Gragson got another heartache at Homestead. With perfect execution from the inside lane on his second chance at an overtime restart, Snider held off charging Tyler Reddick to win Saturday’s Contender Boats 250 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. For his third straight race at the 1.5-mile track, Gragson was close enough to taste victory, but it was his ill-fated crash with just over two laps left in regulation that set up overtime and Snider’s victory. Reddick’sRead More