• NASCAR Cup Series
  • Xfinity Series
  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Martinsville Speedway

Call 811 Before You Dig 250 Powered by Call811.com Results

April 8th, 2022

RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

LAPS LED

POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Brandon Jones

19 |

12

Running

261

28

54

6

2

Landon Cassill

10 |

7

Running

261

0

51

0

3

AJ Allmendinger

16 |

13

Running

261

0

39

0

4

Austin Hill

21 |

14

Running

261

0

33

0

5

Sam Mayer

1 |

21

Running

261

0

34

0

6

Riley Herbst

98 |

11

Running

261

1

33

0

7

Ryan Truex

18 |

4

Running

261

0

38

0

8

Ty Gibbs

54 |

1

Running

261

197

39

1

9

Ryan Sieg

39 |

8

Running

261

0

36

0

10

Jeremy Clements

51 |

15

Running

261

0

30

0

11

Dale Earnhardt Jr

88 |

30

Running

261

0

26

0

12

Parker Retzlaff

38 |

20

Running

261

0

25

0

13

Daniel Hemric

11 |

9

Running

261

0

30

0

14

Anthony Alfredo

23 |

16

Running

261

0

28

0

15

Alex Labbe

36 |

18

Running

261

0

22

0

16

Kyle Weatherman

34 |

27

Running

261

0

21

0

17

Bayley Currey

4 |

29

Running

261

0

20

0

18

Matt Mills

5 |

37

Running

261

0

19

0

19

Josh Berry

8 |

10

Running

261

0

21

0

20

Noah Gragson

9 |

3

Running

261

23

17

0

21

Derek Griffith

26 |

36

Running

261

0

16

0

22

Jade Buford

48 |

31

Running

260

0

15

0

23

David Starr

08 |

35

Running

260

0

20

0

24

Myatt Snider

31 |

19

Running

260

0

13

0

25

Ryan Vargas

6 |

34

Running

260

0

12

0

26

Joe Graf Jr

07 |

24

Running

260

0

11

0

27

Shane Lee

35 |

28

Running

260

0

11

0

28

Stefan Parsons

99 |

23

Running

260

5

13

0

29

Justin Allgaier

7 |

2

Running

260

1

17

0

30

Sheldon Creed

2 |

5

Running

259

6

8

0

31

JJ Yeley

66 |

33

Running

259

0

6

0

32

Jeb Burton

27 |

25

Accident

255

0

5

0

33

Mason Massey

91 |

26

DVP

255

0

4

0

34

Brandon Brown

68 |

17

Accident

250

0

10

0

35

Natalie Decker

28 |

38

Running

242

0

2

0

36

Howie Disavino III

44 |

22

Driveshaft

37

0

1

0

37

Brett Moffitt

02 |

6

Driveshaft

13

0

1

0

38

Brennan Poole

47 |

32

Clutch

0

0

1

0

  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Brandon Jones

    POS1

    LEADER

    Brandon Jones

    |

  • POS 2 | 0.677

    Landon Cassill

    POS2

    0.677

    Landon Cassill

    |

  • POS 3 | 0.802

    AJ Allmendinger

    POS3

    0.802

    AJ Allmendinger

    |

Brandon Jones muscles his way to Xfinity Series win at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — On older tires, Brandon Jones stole an Xfinity Series win from the scion of the owner of his race team on Saturday night at Martinsville Speedway.

Jones dived to the inside of Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Ty Gibbs as the Call 811 Before You Dig 250 presented by Call811.com went to a second overtime. Jones cleared Gibbs on the second circuit (Lap 261) and got to the finish line 0.677 seconds ahead of Landon Cassill, as Sam Mayer bumped Gibbs‘s Toyota and squeezed it into the outside wall off the final corner.

RELATED: Official results | At-track photos | Jones burns it down for the fans

While Mayer and Gibbs tangled, AJ Allmendinger took third and the $100,000 Xfinity Dash 4 Cash bonus that goes to the highest finisher among four eligible drivers, a group that also included Mayer and Gibbs.

Gibbs led 198 of the 261 laps in a race that was scheduled for 250. Jones led 28. But Gibbs was too busy fighting Mayer on pit road after the race to worry about the lap count.

While Jones was performing a celebratory burnout on the frontstretch, Gibbs strode to Mayer‘s car, and heated words soon led to punches — Mayer with helmet off, Gibbs with his helmet still on.

“I tried to talk to him, and he got in my face, and that‘s when I had to start fighting,” Gibbs said.

“The only thing I‘m mad about is that he (Mayer) wasn‘t going to get by the 16 (Allmendinger), and I got hit in the left rear. It‘s just frustrating, but I was on the other side of it last week (moving John Hunter Nemechek for a win at Richmond), so that‘s just part of it.”

The dust-up on pit road did nothing to dampen the elation of Jones, who picked up his first Xfinity Series win since 2020 and the fifth of his career.

“It‘s fun to beat him (Gibbs),” Jones said. “He‘s hot right now.”

Mayer Gibbs Clean

If Gibbs was hot, in another figurative sense, Mayer was unapologetic after the incident, which left him with a swollen left eye.

MORE: Teenagers brawl on pit road | Alternate angle of the fight

“With a hundred grand on the line, I put the bumper to him — that‘s what short-track racing‘s all about,” Mayer told FOX Sports‘ Bob Pockrass. “He got upset… he threw a couple of punches that were weak… But I just put the bumper to him for a hundred grand, and he got upset, but he‘s been doing that to everyone else every week so far.”

Long before the chaotic ending, the race got off to a rocky start. Rain began falling right after the command was given to start engines and the green flag was delayed until a small storm cell left the area.

And before the field could complete a lap, the engine in Brennan Poole‘s No. 47 Chevrolet exploded, sending a plume of smoke into the cool night air and dropping a trail of oil on the track.

The smoke was an appropriate metaphor. For the rest of Stage 1, Gibbs smoked the rest of the field, leading 59 of the 60 laps.

By pitting early under caution on Lap 42, Noah Gragson inherited the lead when Gibbs brought his No. 54 Toyota to pit road at the Stage 1 conclusion, but it didn‘t take Gibbs long to prevail on new tires. (Gragson‘s winning chances would evaporate in a wild multicar wreck that stopped the first attempt at overtime almost before it started.)

On Lap 88, the 19-year-old Gibbs passed Gragson for the top spot and began to pull away until Stefan Parsons‘ spin in Turn 2 on Lap 101 caused the fifth caution.

Undeterred, Gibbs maintained his advantage, but the restart on Lap 108 allowed Jones to slip past Gragson for second. Gibbs elected to pit under caution on Lap 117 after contact from Anthony Alfredo‘s Chevrolet turned the Toyota of Derek Griffith in Turn 1, causing the sixth caution.

That handed the stage win to Jones, who surrendered the lead to Parsons — with Gibbs running fourth — by pitting during the stage break, along with other drivers who had stayed out to collect stage points.

It took Gibbs fewer than two circuits to regain the lead after a restart on Lap 129. But at that point, barely past halfway, there were still nine cautions, two overtimes and a fistfight to go.

Making his annual one-and-done, Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran his No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro around the top 10 all evening until contact with Josh Berry on Lap 243 sent him spinning down the leaderboard. Berry and Earnhardt also tangled earlier in the race, with Berry suffering a flat tire after contact with his JR Motorsports team owner. Earnhardt rebounded to finish 11th, and Berry crossed the line in 19th.

The series takes two weeks off before returning on April 23 for the Ag-Pro 300 (4 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Talladega Superspeedway.

Note: Inspection in the Xfinity Series garage is complete, confirming Brandon Jones as the winner. The No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota of Ty Gibbs had one lug nut not safe and secure, resulting in a monetary fine.

Contributing: Staff reports.