Allgaier wins Indy Xfinity Race

Justin Allgaie
Justin Allgaier

JR Motorsports Chevy Camaro driver Justin Allgaier held off a 5-car train of Tyler Reddick, Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott, Daniel Hemric and Matt Tifft over the final 10 laps to win the Lilly Diabetes 250 NASCAR Xfinity race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Unfortunately the massive grandstands were largely empty after Saturday's rainout and Monday being a work day.

The race was interrupted by 5 cautions due to accidents.

Allgaier, the Xfinity Series points leader, logged his fifth victory of 2018 in the penultimate regular-season race in the series. He led a race-high 41 laps.

JR Motorsports teammate Tyler Reddick finished second in the No. 9 Chevrolet. Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott and Daniel Hemric rounded out the top five in the 100-lap, 250-mile race.

Competition was so intense from that start that drivers were four-wide for the end of Stage 1, with John Hunter Nemechek squeaking out the stage win.

Hemric won Stage 2 after taking the lead 22 laps before the end of the stage.

Elliott Sadler, who entered the race in second place in the driver standings, wrecked out of the race on Lap 22 when his No. 1 JR Motorsports Chevrolet was caught up with Ty Dillon’s spinning No. 3 Chevrolet. Sadler, competing in his final fulltime season, told NBCSN he was disappointed to be knocked from contention for the regular-season Xfinity title.

Austin Cindric also suffered damage to his No. 10 Chevrolet in that Sadler-Dillon wreck, but finished 34th and held onto the 12th-place position in the playoff standings.

Later, Cole Custer spun through the infield grass and smacked the wall after he clipped the No. 19 Toyota of Brandon Jones on Lap 71. Custer’s No. 00 Ford suffered significant damage and he was forced from the race.

The race included a red flag for about six minutes after Ryan Preece’s No. 18 Toyota made hard contact with the infield tire barrier on Lap 78 after spinning in Turn 2.

Results

POS CAR DRIVER MANUF LAPS BEHIND
1 7 Justin Allgaier Chevy 100
2 9 Tyler Reddick Chevy 100 0.092
3 22 Ryan Blaney Ford 100 0.308
4 23 Chase Elliott Chevy 100 0.637
5 21 Daniel Hemric Chevy 100 0.971
6 2 Matt Tifft Chevy 100 1.302
7 20 Christopher Bell Toyota 100 3.573
8 10 Austin Dillon Chevy 100 11.152
9 60 Chase Briscoe Ford 100 12.157
10 19 Brandon Jones Toyota 100 13.165
11 16 Ryan Reed Ford 100 13.269
12 4 Ross Chastain Chevy 100 14.538
13 39 Ryan Sieg Chevy 100 17.180
14 51 Jeremy Clements Chevy 100 17.397
15 35 Joey Gase Chevy 100 30.843
16 15 BJ McLeod Chevy 100 31.828
17 01 Vinnie Miller Chevy 99 -1
18 52 David Starr Chevy 99 -1
19 36 Alex Labbe Chevy 98 -2
20 0 Garrett Smithley Chevy 98 -2
21 40 Chad Finchum Toyota 98 -2
22 11 Ryan Truex Chevy 97 -3
23 8 Caesar Bacarella Chevy 93 -7
24 90 Josh Williams Chevy 92 -8
25 42 John Hunter Nemechek Chevy 90 -10
26 74 Mike Harmon Chevy 85 -15
27 78 Tommy Joe Martins Chevy 83 -17
28 18 Ryan Preece Toyota 78 -22
29 00 Cole Custer Ford 71 -29
30 38 JJ Yeley Chevy 67 -33
31 5 Michael Annett Chevy 51 -49
32 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevy 34 -66
33 3 Ty Dillon Chevy 34 -66
34 12 Austin Cindric Ford 24 -76
35 1 Elliott Sadler Chevy 22 -78
36 76 Spencer Boyd Chevy 22 -78
37 66 Brandon Hightower Dodge 20 -80
38 45 Josh Bilicki # Toyota 19 -81
39 55 Bayley Currey Toyota 14 -86
40 93 Jeff Green Chevy 8 -92

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