Allmendinger wins Xfinity race in triple-OT

NASCAR

BROOKLYN, Mich. — AJ Allmendinger took the lead with 4 laps left in regulation and held on by means of three overtimes Saturday to win the NASCAR Xfinity Sequence race at Michigan Worldwide Speedway.

Six days after profitable the Cup Sequence’ Brickyard 200 at Indianapolis, Allmendinger beat Brandon Jones to the end line by 0.163 seconds in, at 139 laps, the longest Xfinity contest ever on the two-mile monitor.

Allmendinger has received three Xfinity victories this season and eight general.

He put the No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet in entrance by going to the excessive facet of chief Josh Berry and side-drafting his well beyond, with Jones following him into second.

Allmendinger simply needed to survive three extra restarts, getting assist from Jones who was operating proper behind Allmendinger on the surface line all thrice.

Noah Gragson completed third, and Berry was fourth.

For a lot of the day it appeared Berry was headed towards a dream end – in the identical week he took a full-time trip with JR Motorsports and simply in the future after ending fifteenth within the Truck Sequence race in suburban St. Louis. This time, because the alternative for Michael Annett within the No. 1 Chevrolet, he charged by means of the sector from the fortieth and last spot on the beginning grid to take the lead on Lap 88.

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