JR Motorsports launched its NASCAR XFINITY Series playoffs perfectly at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a hat-trick led by Josh Berry.
The day after ThorSport Racing’s quadrupled in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, JR Motorsports achieved an excellent overall result at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a treble, Josh Berry winning the event ahead of Justin Allgaier and Noah Gragson despite two penalties in the pits for the latter. Only Sam Myer, forced to retire in the accident on the thirtieth lap, tarnished the overall result of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s team.
Winner in Las Vegas, Josh Berry won his second victory of the season after that acquired in Martinsville in the spring.
I wanted to make sure my car was running smoothly on the inside line. The guys made the right adjustments. It was a long race and I was able to put everything in place at the end.
As Josh Berry does not participate in the whole season, he is not in the playoffs and therefore does not qualify for the Round of 8.
However, everything could have stopped in the thirtieth lap for Josh Berry when contact with Jeb Burton is at the origin of an accident involving twelve pilots. Jeb Burton, Riley Herbst and Jeremy Clements, three playoff drivers will be among the eight who will retire.
I don’t think we need to be four abreast at the entrance to turn 1 on lap 30. We will go to Talladega next week and win the race.
Austin Cindric takes fourth place ahead of Daniel Hemric. Brandon Jones, AJ Allmendinger, Ty Dillon, Justin Haley and Harrison Burton follow for the top 10.
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Next week NASCAR’s second division will be in Talladega. Austin Cindric will lead with seven points ahead of AJ Allmendinger. Myatt Snider (-10 points), Jeb Burton (-27 points), Riley Herbst (-32 points) and Jeremy Clements (-36 points) will be the four drivers in a bad position before the green flag.