Indianapolis – AJ Allmender continues to shine his reputation as a first-class road warrior.
Allmender ran with victory in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 2.4-mile road course, securing his third Xfinity road win of the season.
Allmender, who also won last year’s Cup Series road race at Indy, is the all-time road-course victory leader in the Xfinity Series with nine.
Allmender was followed by Alex Bowman (two seconds behind), Justin Allgeyer, Ross Chastain and Chase Briscoe at the finish line. Algier passed Chastain on the final lap for third.
Allmender had an adventurous day. At the start of the race, an extended pit stop dropped him in the middle of the pack. He powered through the field to return to the lead with a deep dive in Turn 1 upon the resumption.
“God, I love this place! Indie baby, let’s go!” Allmender shouted after the race. “We fought and worked hard to be a little better. I knew Bowman was really good on the long runs, so I tried to stay out there. Our car also had some brake problems. People recovered really well. ,
Turn 1, a hard right-hander at the end of the speedway’s oval-track Main Straightway, produced the afternoon’s most interesting activity. Upon restart, drivers typically see cars enter three- and four-way turns, and the resulting deceleration often bunches up the rest of the area.
Stage 1 Winner: Noah Gragson
Stage 2 Winner: josh berry
next: The Xfinity Series moves to Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan for the Saturday, August 6 race (USA Network).
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AJ Allmender wins the Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway originally appeared on NBCSports.com.