Smithley 23rd at Fontana

Garrett Smithley scored his best finish of the young Xfinity Series season Saturday, rolling home 23rd in the 300 at Auto Club Speedway.

Smithley qualified 27th in the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet.

He raced as high as 13th on the super-fast ACS track.

“A really good day for us today,” Smithley said. “The car was strong from the first practice on. I really enjoyed running this track. It’s a real challenge, but we did well for our first time out here.”

Smithley, in his rookie season, stayed 22nd in the Xfinity driver points.

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