NXS: Sam Mayer earns Championship 4 spot with win at Homestead

Sam Mayer punched his ticket to the Championship 4 with his win on Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Driver. No. 1 made contact with the wall on the final lap but was able to hold off second place finishing Riley Herbst who was charging hard on the final lap.

“That’s unreal. We won on an oval,” Mayer told NBC Sports post race. “I can’t believe it. Like these guys the Accelerate Camaro today was just so good.”

“I’m so proud of these guys. They kicked tail on pit road and we made it happen with these HMS engines,” Mayer added.

Entering Saturday’s race at Homestead-Miami, Mayer had only two top-10 place finishes on 1.5 mile tracks and both came at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In just his second start at Homestead, Mayer left with a trophy in hand.

The series now heads to Martinsville Speedway with only three spots remaining in the Championship 4 and just one race left before the cutoff to determine who will run for a championship at Phoenix Raceway in just two weeks.

Heading into Martinsville, John Hunter Nemechek, Cole Custer and Austin Hill currently sit above the cutoff line. Justin Allgaier, Sammy Smith, Chandler Smith and Sheldon Creed are below the cutoff line with just one race left before the Championship 4 field is set.

The Xfinity Series heads to Martinsville Speedway next Saturday, October 28th at 3:30 p.m. Eastern on USA Network.

Stage 1 Winner: Cole Custer
Stage 2 Winner: Derek Kraus
Race Winner: Sam Mayer

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