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Daytona International Speedway

Beef. It's What's For Dinner. 300 Results

February 19th, 2022

RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

LAPS LED

POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Austin Hill

21 |

2

Running

120

23

47

5

2

AJ Allmendinger

16 |

11

Running

120

18

51

0

3

Noah Gragson

9 |

14

Running

120

12

40

0

4

Riley Herbst

98 |

10

Running

120

0

42

0

5

Justin Allgaier

7 |

17

Running

120

0

42

0

6

Sheldon Creed

2 |

4

Running

120

0

31

0

7

Anthony Alfredo

23 |

16

Running

120

0

30

0

8

Ryan Sieg

39 |

19

Running

120

0

41

0

9

Josh Bilicki

36 |

31

Running

120

10

28

0

10

Brandon Brown

68 |

13

Running

120

12

34

0

11

Ty Gibbs

54 |

15

Running

120

3

35

0

12

Ryan Truex

26 |

38

Running

120

0

25

0

13

JJ Yeley

66 |

21

Running

120

0

24

0

14

Landon Cassill

10 |

6

Running

120

0

23

0

15

Jeffrey Earnhardt

24 |

20

Running

120

0

22

0

16

Josh Berry

8 |

7

Running

120

1

24

0

17

Brandon Jones

19 |

9

Running

120

0

22

0

18

Ryan Vargas

6 |

8

Running

120

0

19

0

19

Jeb Burton

27 |

27

Running

120

0

18

0

20

Bayley Currey

4 |

25

Running

120

0

17

0

21

Kyle Sieg

28 |

36

Running

120

0

16

0

22

Myatt Snider

31 |

33

Accident

119

0

15

0

23

Jade Buford

48 |

3

Accident

119

0

14

0

24

Tommy Joe Martins

44 |

32

Accident

119

0

13

0

25

Matt Mills

5 |

18

Accident

119

0

12

0

26

Joey Gase

53 |

28

Running

119

0

11

0

27

Jesse Iwuji

34 |

30

Running

118

0

10

0

28

Daniel Hemric

11 |

1

Running

116

38

29

2

29

Joe Graf Jr

07 |

29

Running

110

3

8

0

30

Sam Mayer

1 |

34

Running

105

0

16

0

31

Josh Williams

78 |

24

Accident

95

0

6

0

32

Kyle Weatherman

92 |

23

Accident

91

0

5

0

33

Shane Lee

35 |

37

Accident

91

0

4

0

34

Brett Moffitt

02 |

5

Accident

91

0

3

0

35

Cj McLaughlin

38 |

26

Accident

91

0

2

0

36

Drew Dollar

18 |

12

Accident

14

0

1

0

37

Jeremy Clements

51 |

35

Accident

13

0

1

0

38

Caesar Bacarella

45 |

22

Engine

11

0

1

0

  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Austin Hill

    POS1

    LEADER

    Austin Hill

    Driver badge number 21 |

  • POS 2 | 0.722

    AJ Allmendinger

    POS2

    0.722

    AJ Allmendinger

    Driver badge number 16 |

  • POS 3 | 0.723

    Noah Gragson

    POS3

    0.723

    Noah Gragson

    Driver badge number 9 |

Austin Hill wins in first full-time Xfinity Series start at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Austin Hill nosed ahead of AJ Allmendinger moments before an incident on the backstretch at Daytona International Speedway ripped the engine and rear end out of Myatt Snider‘s car.

The caution froze the field with Hill the winner of Saturday‘s Beef. It‘s What‘s for Dinner. 300 in his first NASCAR Xfinity Series start with Richard Childress Racing.

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In a large pack, the cars were streaking down the backstretch at the 2.5-mile superspeedway when an aggressive push from Anthony Alfredo‘s No. 23 Chevrolet turned Snider‘s No. 31 Camaro in front of Jade Buford‘s No. 48 Chevrolet. The resulting contact lifted Snider off the track and into the catchfence.

With pieces of his car strewn across the infield, Snider climbed from his destroyed race car in yet another testament to the safety of the vehicles that race at speeds in excess of 180 mph. Snider visited the infield care center, where he was treated and released.

The victory was Hill‘s first in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in his 16th start, after he moved from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to a full-time ride with RCR in the Xfinity ranks.

All told, nine cars were involved in the wreck that forced the race to end under the sixth caution of the evening.

Hill developed a strong run on the backstretch and made the winning pass after Allmendinger‘s Chevrolet advanced too far in front of the lead pack.

“We timed it perfectly,” an elated Hill said after climbing from his car on the frontstretch. “Obviously, that caution came out, but we had a heck of a run, so who knows what would have happened there.

“I was able to drag back, the 98 (Riley Herbst) gave me a heck of a push, we were able to get by (Allmendinger), and this is so crazy.

“I won (a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opener) in 2019 with a new team, now we’re with RCR, first race with them. We were able to get the job done… Man, I’m speechless. (Crew chief) Andy Street, (owner) Richard Childress, just all these guys back at RCR for believing in me. It’s been a fun offseason, and now we get to go race for a championship. Let’s go!”

Allmendinger was credited with his second straight runner-up finish in a Daytona Xfinity Series race.

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“I’d have to go see the replay, study it,” Allmendinger said. “I’m sure I will. Kind of kept trying to block both lanes, and it looked like Austin moved up there and timed it perfect where he just got a massive shove, and I probably could have tried to really block, but I think I probably would have wrecked us if I would have done it.

“Seeing there, I’ve got to be better sometimes not getting too far out in the lead. I don’t know, I’ll just keep working on it, man.”

Noah Gragson was third, followed by Herbst and Justin Allgaier. Sheldon Creed, Alfredo, Ryan Sieg, Josh Bilicki and Brandon Brown completed the top 10.

Hill led four times for 23 of the 120 laps, second only to the 38 of reigning series champion Daniel Hemric, who was the victim of a 10-car crash on Lap 91. Hemric finished 28th, four laps down.

Another casualty of the final wreck was Ty Gibbs, who was making his first Xfinity start on the Daytona oval. Gibbs was 11th when the field was frozen by the caution.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to action next weekend at Auto Club Speedway for the Production Alliance 300 on Feb. 26, 2022 (5 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Note: Post-race inspection in the NASCAR Xfinity Series garage is complete. There were no issues. The No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet of Austin Hill is the official race winner.