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

Nashville Superspeedway

Tennessee Lottery 250

June 25th, 2022

RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

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POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Justin Allgaier

7 |

5

Running

188

134

60

7

2

Trevor Bayne

18 |

3

Running

188

0

50

0

3

Riley Herbst

98 |

1

Running

188

0

49

0

4

Ty Gibbs

54 |

14

Running

188

4

46

0

5

Sam Mayer

1 |

21

Running

188

0

42

0

6

Ryan Preece

5 |

27

Running

188

0

0

0

7

Jeffrey Earnhardt

26 |

11

Running

188

0

30

0

8

Austin Hill

21 |

4

Running

188

0

36

0

9

Ryan Sieg

39 |

24

Running

188

0

28

0

10

Brett Moffitt

02 |

15

Running

188

0

27

0

11

Brandon Brown

68 |

17

Running

188

0

26

0

12

Parker Retzlaff

28 |

25

Running

188

0

25

0

13

Noah Gragson

9 |

6

Running

187

0

30

0

14

Brandon Jones

19 |

8

Running

187

1

29

0

15

Stefan Parsons

45 |

23

Running

187

0

0

0

16

AJ Allmendinger

16 |

2

Running

187

48

28

0

17

Daniel Hemric

11 |

10

Running

187

0

20

0

18

Landon Cassill

10 |

12

Running

187

0

19

0

19

Ryan Vargas

6 |

29

Running

187

0

18

0

20

Anthony Alfredo

23 |

26

Running

187

0

17

0

21

Tyler Reddick

48 |

18

Running

186

0

0

0

22

Jeremy Clements

51 |

22

Running

186

0

15

0

23

Alex Labbe

36 |

31

Running

186

0

14

0

24

Ryan Ellis

44 |

20

Running

185

0

13

0

25

Kyle Sieg

38 |

28

Running

185

0

12

0

26

Patrick Emerling

35 |

38

Running

185

0

11

0

27

Myatt Snider

31 |

35

Running

185

0

10

0

28

BJ McLeod

08 |

34

Running

185

0

9

0

29

Josh Berry

8 |

9

Running

184

1

17

0

30

Dillon Bassett

77 |

30

Running

182

0

7

0

31

Bayley Currey

4 |

36

Running

181

0

6

0

32

Natalie Decker

66 |

37

Running

181

0

5

0

33

JJ Yeley

13 |

33

Running

157

0

4

0

34

Josh Williams

78 |

32

Electrical

136

0

3

0

35

Jeb Burton

27 |

7

Accident

126

0

2

0

36

Sheldon Creed

2 |

19

Accident

124

0

1

0

37

Joe Graf Jr

07 |

13

Accident

123

0

1

0

38

Kyle Weatherman

34 |

16

Power Steering

118

0

1

0

  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Justin Allgaier

    POS1

    LEADER

    Justin Allgaier

    Driver badge number 7 |

  • POS 2 | 4.513

    Trevor Bayne

    POS2

    4.513

    Trevor Bayne

    Driver badge number 18 |

  • POS 3 | 8.828

    Riley Herbst

    POS3

    8.828

    Riley Herbst

    Driver badge number 98 |

Justin Allgaier dominates Xfinity race at Nashville Superspeedway

LEBANON, Tenn. — On a blindingly hot day at Nashville Superspeedway, Justin Allgaier fulfilled a dream in one of the best race cars he’s ever had.

Leading five times for 134 laps and sweeping the first two stages of Saturday‘s Tennessee Lottery 250, Allgaier breezed to his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at the 1.33-mile concrete track, his second of the season and the 18th of his career.

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Allgaier‘s No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet crossed the finish line 4.513 seconds ahead of runner-up Trevor Bayne, who overcame an interference penalty on pit road, assessed when two of the tires from his No. 18 Toyota rolled behind the gas man in pole winner Riley Herbst‘s neighboring pit stall.

“This guitar has been on my bucket list for a long, long time,” Allgaier said, who won in his eighth start at Nashville, dating to 2009. After a 10-year pause in racing at the track, Allgaier finished second last year.

Asked whether he had ever driven a better race car, Allgaier was quick to answer.

“I don‘t think ever,” he said. “What a heck of a race, man. We‘ve been coming here for a long time, and I love this race track. Been trying to get a win so bad and hadn‘t been able to do it.

“Today was like a dirt race. It was slick, it was hot, we were sliding around… I‘ve got a guitar to take home, and we‘re going to enjoy it, for sure.”

Chevrolet drivers have won the last seven Xfinity Series races, with JR Motorsports drivers winning five of those. Allgaier‘s two stage wins were the 11th and 12th-straight on oval tracks for JRM.

Herbst finished third, followed by Ty Gibbs and Sam Mayer, both of whom were involved in a late-race incident that turned Gibbs No. 54 Toyota sideways — setting up a masterful save.

Ryan Preece, Jeffrey Earnhardt, Austin Hill, Ryan Sieg and Brett Moffitt completed the top 10.

Sixteenth-place finisher AJ Allmendinger retained the series lead by 25 points over Gibbs in second place and 32 over Allgaier in third.

Mistakes cost Bayne a chance to race for the win.

“We drove to second twice, from the back,” he said. “The second stage, we came in with Riley (Herbst) and hit a pit crew member, not intentionally, but it can happen. Then fell back to 15th and drove back to second.”

“Then we had a loose wheel and had to go to the very back and drove back and was catching Allgaier. He‘s my buddy, Gator, congrats to him. Happy for him, but, man, I wanted to win that guitar and win here at Nashville.”

“I feel like we did everything right on the car and feel like I did everything right behind the wheel. We have to clean up the mistakes and we‘re going to win because it takes every piece of this deal.”

Herbst conceded that he wasn‘t able to challenge Allgaier‘s dominance.

“I don‘t think the whole field had anything for the 7,” Herbst said. “I think he was on cruise control all day. I messed up on pit road a few times, myself and the team, so we‘ve got to clean up a little stuff there, but all in all, it was a good day. We got a pole and good points. This is what we need to keep doing—just knock on the door, and eventually it will open.”

NOTE: There were no issues in post-race inspection, confirming Allgaier as the winner. The Nos. 6, 10, 31 and 44 cars each had one lug nut loose.