Race Winner: Shane Van Gisbergen of Kaulig Racing (Chevrolet)

Stage 1 Winner: Shane Van Gisbergen of Kaulig Racing (Chevrolet)

Stage 2 Winner: Austin Hill of Richard Childress Racing (Chevrolet)

SHR Race Finish: 

●  Cole Custer (Started 10th / Finished 18th, Running, completed 50 of 50 laps)

●  Riley Herbst (Started 20th / Finished 28th, Overheating, completed 47 of 50 laps)

SHR Points:

●  Cole Custer (1st with 657 points)

●  Riley Herbst (6th with 523 points, 134 out of first)

SHR Notes:

●  Custer earned his 17th top-20 of the season and his second top-20 in two career NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at Chicago.

●  Custer has not finished outside of the top-20 on the Chicago Street Course. He won the inaugural race last year.

●  Custer finished fifth in Stage 1 to earn six bonus points.

Race Notes:      

●  Shane Van Gisbergen won The Loop 110 to score his third career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory, his third of the season and his first at Chicago. His margin over second-place Ty Gibbs was 1.287 seconds.

●  There were seven caution periods for a total of 16 laps.

●  Twenty-seven of the 38 drivers in the race finished on the lead lap.

●  Cole Custer remains the championship leader after Chicago with a 38-point advantage over second-place Justin Allgaier.

Sound Bites:

“Today was just an up and down day. It’s disappointing because we were a top-five car, and that penalty killed our day. Man, I just hate it for my guys. The No. 00 Andy’s Frozen Custard Ford Mustang Dark Horse was fast despite some handling and power steering issues. Our win is coming. We just need that little bit more to get it done. A big thank you to Andy’s Frozen Custard for their support this weekend and all season. Wish we could’ve gotten them a better finish.” –Cole Custer, driver of the No. 00 Andy’s Frozen Custard Ford Mustang Dark Horse

It just sucks. We were a top-10 car at a very difficult track for us, but the damage sustained in the first stage created issues for us. I had no water pressure near the end of the race and that ended up forcing us to come down pit road multiple times. Ultimately, we had to come down pit road on the last lap and park it. It’s a bad ending to our day, but we’ll keep our heads up and go to Pocono next weekend.” –Riley Herbst, driver of the No. 98 Monster Energy Ford Mustang Dark Horse

Next Up:          

The next event on the NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule is the Explore the Pocono Mountains 225 on Saturday, July 13 at Pocono (Penn.) Raceway. The race begins at 3 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by USA and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

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