NXS: AJ Allmendinger wins Drive for the Cure 250 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Featured
AJ Allmendinger won today’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield Drive for the Cure 250 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Allmendinger out ran Tyler Reddick and Austin Cindric with a restart with 3 laps to go. For Allmendinger, this marks his third career NASCAR Xfinity Series win and his first win since 2013.
“The last few years were rough,” Allmendinger told NBCSN post-race on his firing at the end of 2018 from JTG-Daugherty Racing.
Driver No. 10 took the race lead with 20 laps to go. Allmendinger moved Christopher Bell out of the race lead in Turn 8 and would take control of the lead.
Allmedinger led 20 of the 67 laps in his Chevrolet. His car still has to pass post-race inspection, something Kaulig Racing has failed to do in 2 of Allmendinger’s last 4 races with the team.
Rounding out the top five were Tyler Reddick in second, Austin Cindric in third, Justin Allgaier in fourth and Noah Gragson in fifth.
Tyler Reddick, who finished second posted his second top-10 finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. It's also his 24th top-10 finish in 2019 which is the series most.
Noah Gragson, who finished fifth was the highest finishing rookie of the race.
Rounding out the top ten were Alex Labbe in sixth, John Hunter Nemecheck in seventh, Cole Custer in eighth, Chase Briscoe in ninth and Ryan Truex in tenth.
Below is where the remaining playoff drivers finished:
Christopher Bell - P12
Michael Annett - P15
Brandon Jones - P16
Ryan Sieg - P30
Justin Haley - P31
The NASCAR Xfinity Series will head into Dover International Speedway next Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Eastern on NBCSN.
Stage 1 Winner: Chase Briscoe
Stage 2 Winner: Cole Custer
Race Winner: AJ Allmendinger
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