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Shriners Children's 200 Race Results

Darlington Raceway

May 13th, 2023

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RESULTS

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Kyle Larson

10 |

3

Running

147

46

0

0

2

Justin Allgaier

7 |

17

Running

147

2

43

0

3

Cole Custer

00 |

5

Running

147

0

47

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4

Austin Hill

21 |

10

Running

147

1

46

0

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John H. Nemechek

20 |

1

Running

147

57

51

1

6

Carson Hocevar

77 |

25

Running

147

3

0

0

7

Josh Berry

8 |

13

Running

147

0

33

0

8

Sam Mayer

1 |

4

Running

147

35

42

0

9

Kaz Grala

26 |

26

Running

147

0

28

0

10

Corey Heim

24 |

24

Running

147

0

0

0

11

Sammy Smith

18 |

9

Running

147

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27

0

12

Jeb Burton

27 |

15

Running

147

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25

0

13

Parker Kligerman

48 |

23

Running

147

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26

0

14

Jeremy Clements

51 |

19

Running

147

1

23

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15

Anthony Alfredo

78 |

20

Running

147

0

22

0

16

Daniel Hemric

11 |

12

Running

147

0

23

0

17

Josh Williams

92 |

27

Running

147

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20

0

18

Ross Chastain

91 |

21

Running

147

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0

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19

Ty Dillon

3 |

30

Running

147

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20

Brett Moffitt

25 |

14

Running

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18

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21

Patrick Emerling

35 |

31

Running

147

1

16

0

22

Stefan Parsons

07 |

28

Running

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15

0

23

Brennan Poole

6 |

35

Running

147

0

14

0

24

Parker Retzlaff

31 |

8

Running

147

0

13

0

25

Sheldon Creed

2 |

7

Running

147

0

16

0

26

Jeffrey Earnhardt

45 |

33

Running

147

0

11

0

27

Ryan Sieg

39 |

16

Running

146

0

14

0

28

Matt Mills

53 |

34

Running

146

0

0

0

29

Gray Gaulding

08 |

36

Running

146

1

8

0

30

Kyle Sieg

28 |

29

Running

146

0

7

0

31

Sage Karam

44 |

22

Running

144

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6

0

32

Joe Graf Jr

38 |

37

Accident

140

0

5

0

33

Ryan Ellis

43 |

32

Accident

74

0

4

0

34

Brandon Jones

9 |

11

Accident

68

0

6

0

35

Ryan Truex

19 |

2

Accident

68

0

7

0

36

Chandler Smith

16 |

6

Accident

67

0

1

0

37

Blaine Perkins

02 |

38

Suspension

35

0

1

0

38

Riley Herbst

98 |

18

Accident

29

0

1

0

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  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Kyle Larson

    POS1

    LEADER

    Kyle Larson

    Driver badge number 10 |

  • POS 2 | 1.337

    Justin Allgaier

    POS2

    1.337

    Justin Allgaier

    Driver badge number 7 |

  • POS 3 | 2.177

    Cole Custer

    POS3

    2.177

    Cole Custer

    Driver badge number 00 |

Kyle Larson outduels John Hunter Nemechek to win Xfinity Series race at Darlington

In a fitting end to a true Darlington slugfest, Kyle Larson won Saturday‘s Shriners Children‘s 200 after bouncing off the wall at the Turn 4 exit and knocking John Hunter Nemechek into the inside SAFER barrier 100 yards short of the finish line.

With the help of two opportune cautions, Larson recovered from a speeding penalty that sent him to the rear of the field for the start of the Final Stage.

Restarting behind race winner Nemechek for the final green-flag run with seven laps left, Larson stalked the No. 20 Toyota and charged into the lead on the final lap, as the top two cars made side-to-side contact on at least three occasions during the run to the checkers.

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“We had a really, really good car the whole race, and I made a mistake on pit road,” said Larson, who was driving the No. 10 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing. “I knew we were going to have time to get to the front if we had a caution.

“We were picking off cars really fast and had some lane selections work out for me. … We were just bouncing off each other a little bit. I don‘t know what happened in (Turn) 3. It seemed like he (Nemechek) tried to get behind me to shove me into the corner.

“It kind of hooked me right, and I hit the wall, and I was trying to stay away from him and get off of (Turn) 4. What an exciting race there.

The victory was Larson‘s first of the season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and his first at Darlington in any of NASCAR‘s top three divisions. It was Larson‘s 14th career Xfinity win in his only start so far this year.

Nemechek, who beat Larson in a photo finish to win Stage 2, had to settle for fifth after the last-lap crash. Justin Allgaier claimed the runner-up spot, followed by Cole Custer, who pitted for fresh tires on Lap 137 and charged forward from 16th after the final restart on Lap 141. Austin Hill was fourth in a damaged car.

Had a really fast race car and battling with one of the best in the sport in my opinion, Kyle Larson,” said Nemechek, who led 57 laps to Larson‘s 46. “It was a really great day. …

“Just disappointed a little bit from the standpoint of how that ended up there. Overall, we gave it a shot and still had a shot to win off of Turn 4. Fast car, top five to show for it, when it probably should have been Victory Lane or second.

Larson paced the field when Sheldon Creed washed up the track and pinched Nemechek‘s Toyota against the wall on Lap 67. Trying to avoid the wreck, Sam Mayer steered his Chevrolet down the track into the Camaro of Hill, who slid sideways into the path of Brandon Jones. The driver of the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet couldn‘t avoid terminal damage.

MORE: ‘Big One’ breaks out at Darlington

Behind Jones and Hill, the cars of Ryan Truex and Chandler Smith spun in tandem, with the crush panels cascading out of the driver‘s side of Smith‘s No. 16 Chevrolet.

All told, 11 cars sustained damage in the wreck, and four others merely spun and continued. Jones, Chandler Smith and Truex fell out of the race.

Unlike Friday night‘s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race, which ran without cautions for racing incidents during the first two stages, action in the Xfinity Series event started early and ultimately resulted in 10 cautions for 51 laps.

On Lap 4, Sammy Smith spun in Turn 2 while running beneath the No. 98 Ford of Riley Herbst, causing the first caution. After the subsequent restart on Lap 8, Smith slipped sideways, making slight contact with Justin Allgaier‘s No. 7 Chevrolet.

And on Lap 12, Herbst pancaked the right side of his Mustang against the outside wall and came to pit road for an unscheduled stop, losing two laps in the process.

Nineteen laps later, Herbst slammed the wall between Turns 1 and 2 and exited the race in last place with irreparable damage.

Jeb Burton spun on Lap 39 to cause the second caution. After pit stops, Larson won the first stage six laps later, beating pole winner Nemechek to the green-checkered flag.

The second stage contained its own share of action. Parker Retzlaff spun off Turn 4 across traffic to cause the fourth caution. Lap 60 brought two separate incidents that saw the front right quarter panels ripped off the cars of Sage Karam and Anthony Alfredo.

Seven laps later came the Talladega-sized “Big One” that destroyed the winning chances of more than a handful of contending cars.

NOTE: Post-race inspection was completed in the Xfinity Series garage without issue. The Nos. 7, 18, 21 and 00 will be taken to the R&D Center for further inspection.