Allgaier ends skid with another Darlington win

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DARLINGTON, S.C. — Justin Allgaier put JR Motorsports in Victory Lane for the third consecutive week within the Xfinity Sequence by successful at Darlington Raceway on Saturday.

Allgaier ended a 34-race winless streak when he handed AJ Allmendinger to begin a two-lap dash following a warning and cruised the ultimate 2.7 miles to present group proprietor Dale Earnhardt Jr. one other victory in NASCAR’s second-tier feeder sequence.

Noah Gragson received two weeks in the past at Talladega Superspeedway, and Josh Berry received final week at Dover Motor Speedway. Allgaier was a nonfactor at Talladega and a runner-up every week later.

This was a minor breakthrough, though it was Allgaier’s seventeenth profession victory within the Xfinity Sequence. It was his first one in a yr, with the final one additionally coming at Darlington. He is been within the combine lots since, simply not the primary one throughout the end line.

Allgaier handled this one prefer it’s been some time too. He thanked everybody he might consider, grabbed the checkered flag and walked the surface wall whereas shaking fingers and celebrating with followers.

“Obtained the job finished,” stated Allgaier, who was compelled to begin the race from the again of the sphere. “I am tremendous pumped. … We have been doing this fashion too lengthy. You understand how this feels, and this feels nice to get again to Victory Lane. We’ll hopefully carry this momentum on for just a few extra weeks.”

Allgaier had little resistance for the win. He lined up exterior Allmendinger on the ultimate restart with a lot newer tires and zipped by the chief because the inexperienced flag dropped. Nobody bought close to him over the ultimate two laps both.

Gragson completed second, adopted by Riley Herbst, John Hunter Nemechek and Sam Mayer. Allmendinger light and completed eighth.

Allmendinger and Tyler Reddick seemed like they could vie for the win earlier than Reddick blew a tire with six laps remaining, hit the wall and introduced out a warning. That basically made Allmendinger, the one one on the entrance of the pack on worn tires, a lame duck for the ultimate restart.

Chevrolet took dwelling seven of the highest 10 spots, together with all three from Kaulig Racing. It was Allmendinger’s eleventh consecutive top-10 end for Kaulig.

The sequence takes every week off earlier than returning at Texas Motor Speedway on Might 21.

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