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Ag-Pro 300 Race Results

Talladega Superspeedway

April 22nd, 2023

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RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

LAPS LED

POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Jeb Burton

27 |

8

Running

121

17

57

6

2

Sheldon Creed

2 |

2

Running

121

11

47

0

3

Parker Kligerman

48 |

38

Running

121

0

39

0

4

Cole Custer

00 |

18

Running

121

0

33

0

5

Brennan Poole

6 |

17

Running

121

2

32

0

6

Caesar Bacarella

43 |

28

Running

121

0

31

0

7

Parker Retzlaff

31 |

4

Running

121

2

30

0

8

Gray Gaulding

08 |

26

Running

121

0

29

0

9

Joey Gase

35 |

33

Running

121

0

28

0

10

Josh Williams

92 |

23

Running

121

0

27

0

11

Ryan Ellis

45 |

36

Running

121

0

26

0

12

Brett Moffitt

25 |

10

Running

121

20

25

0

13

Cj McLaughlin

53 |

32

Running

121

0

24

0

14

Brandon Jones

9 |

21

Running

121

0

25

0

15

Kyle Sieg

28 |

27

Running

121

0

22

0

16

Garrett Smithley

4 |

29

Running

121

0

21

0

17

Ryan Truex

19 |

13

Running

121

9

32

0

18

Austin Hill

21 |

1

Running

121

14

30

0

19

Jeremy Clements

51 |

37

Accident

120

0

18

0

20

Joe Graf Jr

38 |

25

Running

113

0

17

0

21

Daniel Hemric

11 |

9

Accident

110

15

22

0

22

Ryan Sieg

39 |

31

Accident

110

18

15

0

23

Riley Herbst

98 |

15

Accident

110

0

15

0

24

Kaz Grala

26 |

30

Accident

110

0

13

0

25

Chandler Smith

16 |

11

Accident

110

1

24

0

26

Josh Bilicki

91 |

35

Accident

110

0

11

0

27

Derek Kraus

10 |

14

DVP

110

0

14

0

28

Justin Allgaier

7 |

7

Accident

100

7

20

1

29

Sam Mayer

1 |

16

Accident

100

0

16

0

30

Josh Berry

8 |

20

Accident

100

0

16

0

31

Jeffrey Earnhardt

44 |

19

Transmission

83

0

6

0

32

John H. Nemechek

20 |

3

Accident

81

0

5

0

33

Sammy Smith

18 |

12

Accident

63

0

4

0

34

Blaine Perkins

02 |

34

Accident

47

0

3

0

35

Dexter Stacey

66 |

22

Accident

47

0

2

0

36

Jade Buford

5 |

5

Accident

47

0

1

0

37

Anthony Alfredo

78 |

6

Accident

37

5

1

0

38

Parker Chase

24 |

24

DVP

37

0

1

0

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  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Jeb Burton

    POS1

    LEADER

    Jeb Burton

    Driver badge number 27 |

  • POS 2 | 0.113

    Sheldon Creed

    POS2

    0.113

    Sheldon Creed

    Driver badge number 2 |

  • POS 3 | 0.325

    Parker Kligerman

    POS3

    0.325

    Parker Kligerman

    Driver badge number 48 |

Jeb Burton scores second career Xfinity win at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. — It was the kind of hard-nosed, impatient — and thrilling – competition that NASCAR fans have come to expect in the final laps of racing at Talladega Superspeedway. In the end, Jeb Burton took the checkered flag on a double overtime restart to claim the victory in Saturday’s Ag-Pro 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race.

The victory was the Virginia native Burton’s second in this Spring event on the 2.66-mile Talladega high banks — both his career wins have come there — and he earned it by being fast, patient and, at times, truly fortunate. His No. 27 Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet led 20 of the race’s 121 laps on the afternoon, won the second stage and, most importantly, was able to hold off Sheldon Creed by a mere 0.113 seconds to earn the team its first-ever NASCAR Xfinity Series win.

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Burton, 30, the son of 2002 Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton, was hoarse after the race, having used his voice instead to scream congratulations to his team on the radio on the cool-down lap. It was a big afternoon-turned-evening for all involved.

“Man, I’m pumped up and out of breath from yelling,” Burton said, grinning. “These guys have made racing fun for me again.”

The fans were on their feet in the grandstands as the field filed up for the final restart; both Burton and Creed racing for their first wins of the season, and most of the remaining top-10 drivers racing for the first win of their careers.

“I let the 27 [Burton] get way out there and had the 00 [Cole Custer] on me getting ready for a big run,” said Creed, who was in front of Burton when the last caution came out, but the field was set according to the last scoring line and that went in Burton’s favor allowing him first choice on lane selection for that final restart.

“Nonetheless, a great day,” he added. “Plate racing is not my best, and I’ve been trying to get better at it. Happy to get Whelen Manufacturing a good finish. We’ve been up and down this year, so just to have a solid day like that is really good for us.”

Big Machine Racing’s Parker Kligerman finished third, with Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer and JD Motorsports’ Brennan Poole rounding out the top five.

Caesar Baccarella was sixth in the Alpha Prime Racing Chevrolet — his best career finish in part-time starts since 2017. Parker Retzlaff was seventh, followed by Gray Gaulding, Joey Gase and Josh Williams, who all earned their first top-10 finishes of the season.

The dramatic race ending was indicative of the afternoon — restarts and close-quarter racing. Two red flags slowed the event — a result of multi-car incidents that have become characteristic of this style of competition.

Twelve cars were involved in an accident with three laps remaining — including then-leader Daniel Hemric who ended up upside down against the wall. A red flag was thrown while the safety crew got Hemric out of the No. 11 Kaulig Racing Chevy, and Hemric waved to the crowd, walking to the ambulance on his own.

“Just got too far out, it looks like,” Hemric said, watching his accident on video replay afterward. “For sure, late on the block there. I committed — there had been so much give and take on the day.”

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Driver Blaine Perkins was transported to a local medical facility in an abundance of caution after being involved in the first accident to bring out a red flag. He and Dexter Stacey’s cars collided just before the second stage break, and Perkins’ car flipped over multiple times. Both drivers climbed out of their cars on their own.

Stewart-Haas Racing’s Custer won the Talladega Dash 4 Cash $100,000 check with a fourth-place finish — the only one of the four eligible for the bonus to finish the race. With that effort, he, race winner Burton, Creed and Kligerman are eligible for the bonus in next weekend’s final of the four Dash 4 Cash events at Dover Motor Speedway.

“It’s nice to have a little bit of luck, I’ve been on the wrong side of that many times at these superspeedway races,” said Custer, driver of the No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, adding, “This is the happiest I’ve ever been running fourth.”

Austin Hill, who leads the series with three wins, reclaimed the NASCAR Xfinity Series points lead by four points over John Hunter Nemechek, who finished 32nd. Brett Moffitt’s 20 laps out front were the most among the 12 leaders.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to competition next week in the A-GAME 200 at Dover Motor Speedway on Saturday (1:30 p.m. ET, FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Note: Post-race inspection is complete without issues. The No. 02 will be taken back to R&D for further inspection after its accident.