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RESULTS

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FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

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1

Sam Mayer

1 |

5

Running

49

2

48

5

2

Parker Kligerman

48 |

17

Running

49

0

38

0

3

Austin Hill

21 |

14

Running

49

0

37

0

4

Sage Karam

24 |

6

Running

49

0

47

0

5

Riley Herbst

98 |

4

Running

49

0

37

0

6

Josh Berry

8 |

13

Running

49

0

35

0

7

Kaz Grala

26 |

9

Running

49

0

39

0

8

Josh Bilicki

91 |

11

Running

49

0

30

0

9

AJ Allmendinger

10 |

1

Running

49

5

0

0

10

Brandon Jones

9 |

33

Running

49

0

27

0

11

Daniel Hemric

11 |

32

Running

49

0

26

0

12

Jeb Burton

27 |

19

Running

49

0

25

0

13

Ryan Sieg

39 |

34

Running

49

0

24

0

14

Parker Retzlaff

31 |

20

Running

49

0

23

0

15

Brennan Poole

6 |

26

Running

49

0

22

0

16

Anthony Alfredo

78 |

23

Running

49

0

21

0

17

Blaine Perkins

02 |

25

Running

49

0

20

0

18

Justin Allgaier

7 |

3

Running

49

42

39

2

19

Brad Perez

44 |

21

Running

49

0

18

0

20

Kyle Weatherman

4 |

38

Running

49

0

17

0

21

Josh Williams

92 |

18

Running

49

0

16

0

22

Patrick Emerling

53 |

29

Running

49

0

15

0

23

Joe Graf Jr

38 |

35

Running

49

0

14

0

24

Stanton Barrett

35 |

28

Running

49

0

13

0

25

Dexter Stacey

66 |

30

Running

49

0

12

0

26

Sheldon Creed

2 |

12

Running

49

0

11

0

27

Jeremy Clements

51 |

31

Running

49

0

10

0

28

Leland Honeyman

45 |

22

Transmission

45

0

9

0

29

Connor Mosack

19 |

7

Rear Gear

44

0

8

0

30

Cole Custer

00 |

2

Accident

41

0

25

0

31

Sammy Smith

18 |

10

Accident

41

0

9

0

32

Kyle Sieg

28 |

27

Brakes

39

0

5

0

33

Alex Labbe

08 |

37

Accident

38

0

4

0

34

John H. Nemechek

20 |

8

Accident

31

0

10

0

35

Ryan Ellis

43 |

36

Accident

25

0

2

0

36

Brett Moffitt

25 |

15

Hub

23

0

1

0

37

Chandler Smith

16 |

16

Accident

20

0

1

0

38

Katherine Legge

07 |

24

Fuel Pump

9

0

1

0

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  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Sam Mayer

    POS1

    LEADER

    Sam Mayer

    Driver badge number 1 |

  • POS 2 | 0.368

    Parker Kligerman

    POS2

    0.368

    Parker Kligerman

    Driver badge number 48 |

  • POS 3 | 1.410

    Austin Hill

    POS3

    1.410

    Austin Hill

    Driver badge number 21 |

Sam Mayer steals first Xfinity Series win at Road America

Sam Mayer took a dramatic double-overtime victory in Saturday‘s Road America 180 at the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, road course. The 20-year-old from Franklin, Wisconsin, claimed his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory, climbed onto his driver‘s side window and pulled apart his fire suit like Superman to a happy and familiar crowd.

Mayer‘s win in the No. 1 JR Motorsports Chevrolet made him the 14th different driver to take the trophy at Road America in as many NASCAR Xfinity Series races there. He is the sixth different driver to earn his first career win at the 4.048-mile track and the fourth different driver to claim his first series trophy in 2023.

“It was just about getting track position,‘‘ Mayer said of the frantic second overtime start that featured door-to-door racing among the top four cars. “We got it there at the end, I lost it for a second and then all hell broke loose there at the end, and we ended up on top,‘‘ Mayer said. “This team, it‘s so special to get that first win, that monkey off your back. It feels so good.”

Mayer led only the final two laps, jolting to the lead after JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier and Sage Karam jostled for the top spot on the penultimate lap. Allgaier, who won the opening two stages and led 42 laps, spun in Turn 8 after Mayer and Sage Karam had passed him. Karam momentarily led with Parker Kligerman second, but Karam went wide in Turn 13 and Kligerman the same in Turn 14, allowing Mayer to take the lead coming to the white flag en route to the win.

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Kligerman finished second ahead of Karam, Austin Hill and Riley Herbst. Josh Berry, Kaz Grala, Josh Bilicki, AJ Allmendinger and Brandon Jones completed the top 10. Allgaier finished 18th.

“It was a great race all around,‘‘ said Karam, who earned his first career top five in his seventh start of the season. “The last restart was very aggressive. I just had to get to the lead and had a good move on Allgaier, it was really aggressive and got three-wide. I can‘t thank Sam Hunt Racing enough.”

The race was first sent into NASCAR Overtime when Connor Mosack’s No. 19 laid fluid on the race track from an expired motor before stopping on track unable to continue at Lap 45.

A pileup with four laps remaining in regulation took out several top contenders in Turn 5. Under braking, Berry’s No. 8 Chevrolet broke traction and contacted Sammy Smith, spinning him left into Allmendinger’s door and sending the two spinning. In their slide, they collected second-place driver Cole Custer, destroying the rear suspension on the No. 00 Ford, which won two road races earlier this season.

Kaulig Racing’s Allmendinger, who set an Xfinity Series track record in qualifying en route to the pole position on Friday, voiced concerns about his brakes as well as electrical issues all afternoon. His teammate, however, faced the most extreme problem for the team all day.

Chandler Smith appeared to suffer a brake failure entering Turn 1 at Lap 21. Upon realizing he had no braking power, Smith veered left to the outside wall to avoid a head-on impact at the end of the frontstretch. The hit resulted in damage to his No. 16 Chevrolet, but Smith walked from the car under his own power and was subsequently evaluated and released from the infield care center.

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“I was definitely having some brake fade throughout the run, but I didn‘t think I was abusing them by any means to make them fail,” Smith said. “I was going up the hill on the front straight and I heard something snap and I felt something come off the car and the whole front nose just dropped and when that happened, I was like, ‘What in the world was was that?’

“I went to pump the brakes but there was nothing there,” he added, “I was just trying to scrub speed at that point.”

Alex Labbe appeared to incur a similar issue at Lap 39, when his No. 08 car suddenly began smoking on entry to Turn 1. Labbe steered right in attempt to slow his vehicle but the car carried straight into the sand trap, contacting the Turn 1 tire barrier nose-first. Labbe climbed from the car and laid on the ground briefly before walking to the AMR safety vehicle. He was later evaluated and released from the infield care center.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to competition next Saturday in the Cabo Wabo 250 at Michigan International Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Note: Post-race inspection in the Xfinity Series garage at Road America concluded without issue, confirming Mayer as the race winner.

NASCAR Wire Service contributed to this report.