It was a battle to the end for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway.
Sam Mayer has had a breakthrough year this season in the Xfinity Series, but one thing that’s eluded him has been an oval win.
Sam Mayer needed to win to advance in the Xfinity Series Playoffs, and he delivered at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval.
Ty Gibbs led 70 laps at Watkins Glen, but he didn’t make friends when it counted.
Ty Gibbs started second but thoroughly proved that he could get to the front.
AJ Allmendinger’s win was a veteran’s performance.
Cole Custer restarted sixth on an overtime restart, took the lead by the first corner and never looked back through the final two laps to win.
AJ Allmendinger was ahead of Sam Mayer by just .015 seconds when he crossed the line to win his first superspeedway race – or three feet, in other words.