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Shriners Children's 200 Race Results

Watkins Glen International Speedway

August 19th, 2023

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RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

LAPS LED

POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Sam Mayer

1 |

5

Running

86

8

53

5

2

Sheldon Creed

2 |

13

Running

86

0

41

0

3

Parker Kligerman

48 |

14

Running

86

0

36

0

4

Ross Chastain

91 |

17

Running

86

0

0

0

5

Connor Mosack

24 |

19

Running

86

0

32

0

6

John H. Nemechek

20 |

12

Running

86

0

39

0

7

Cole Custer

00 |

4

Running

86

1

38

0

8

Chandler Smith

16 |

18

Running

86

0

29

0

9

Alex Bowman

17 |

2

Running

86

4

0

0

10

Jeb Burton

27 |

25

Running

86

0

27

0

11

Brandon Jones

9 |

24

Running

86

0

26

0

12

Brennan Poole

6 |

32

Running

86

0

25

0

13

Kyle Weatherman

4 |

33

Running

86

2

24

0

14

Austin Hill

21 |

11

Running

86

0

37

0

15

Sage Karam

45 |

21

Running

86

0

22

0

16

Justin Allgaier

7 |

3

Running

86

1

37

0

17

Ty Gibbs

19 |

1

Running

86

70

0

0

18

Sammy Smith

18 |

9

Running

86

0

19

0

19

Kyle Sieg

28 |

37

Running

86

0

18

0

20

Josh Berry

8 |

7

Running

86

0

28

0

21

Ryan Sieg

39 |

26

Running

86

0

16

0

22

Joe Graf Jr

38 |

36

Running

85

0

15

0

23

Daniel Hemric

11 |

6

Running

84

0

14

0

24

Alex Labbe

08 |

22

Running

83

0

13

0

25

Josh Bilicki

07 |

28

Running

83

0

12

0

26

Parker Retzlaff

31 |

29

Running

82

0

11

0

27

Kyle Busch

10 |

8

Transmission

78

0

0

0

28

Kaz Grala

26 |

15

Accident

78

0

9

0

29

Brett Moffitt

25 |

20

Suspension

66

0

8

0

30

Ryan Ellis

43 |

35

Running

65

0

7

0

31

Anthony Alfredo

78 |

27

Axle

61

0

6

0

32

Stanton Barrett

35 |

38

Suspension

56

0

5

0

33

Stefan Parsons

44 |

23

Brakes

45

0

4

0

34

Max McLaughlin

96 |

31

Accident

43

0

3

0

35

Riley Herbst

98 |

10

Suspension

37

0

5

0

36

Josh Williams

92 |

34

Accident

23

0

1

0

37

Jeremy Clements

51 |

16

Suspension

21

0

1

0

38

Blaine Perkins

02 |

30

Transmission

11

0

1

0

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  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Sam Mayer

    POS1

    LEADER

    Sam Mayer

    Driver badge number 1 |

  • POS 2 | 0.909

    Sheldon Creed

    POS2

    0.909

    Sheldon Creed

    Driver badge number 2 |

  • POS 3 | 4.059

    Parker Kligerman

    POS3

    4.059

    Parker Kligerman

    Driver badge number 48 |

Sam Mayer outlasts field in OT, wins at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — JR Motorsports driver Sam Mayer survived a full-contact afternoon at Watkins Glen International — contributing his own bump and run on the final restart to take the lead in overtime and hold off the field for his second career NASCAR Xfinity Series win Saturday in the Shriners Children‘s 200 at The Glen.

Mayer‘s No. 1 JRM Chevrolet tagged the back of the day‘s most dominant driver and then-race leader Ty Gibbs, spinning Gibbs‘ No. 19 Toyota, which then collected a handful of other lead pack cars. The 21-year-old Wisconsin native pulled away from the mayhem behind and raced off to a 0.909-second victory over Richard Childress Racing‘s Sheldon Creed.

RELATED: Official results | At-track photos: Watkins Glen

Gibbs, who races full time as a rookie in the NASCAR Cup Series, led a race-high 70 of the 86 laps and won both Stage 1 and Stage 2 on the 2.45-mile, 11-turn historic road course in upstate New York. But it was Mayer using that aggressive move forward that eventually helped hoist the trophy.

“On that first one, I got used up, thought I had a good one there,‘‘ Mayer said of the two overtime restarts. “All glory to God for this one because we had to work our tails off for it.

“I wheel-hopped it, that‘s unfortunate, and I feel bad for doing that. Obviously, you don‘t want to take out any car like that,‘‘ Mayer added. “Just trying to get another win in the Xfinity Series. I‘ve got a lot of catching up to do. I was in there, I put my nose in there, and that‘s part of it.

“That‘s an accident, but I think everyone can agree it‘s okay for an Xfinity Series regular to win this race.‘‘

There is a history between Mayer and the 2022 Xfinity Series champion Gibbs. There was even a physical confrontation between the two after a race at Martinsville Speedway last year.

Gibbs, 20, none too surprisingly, didn‘t take kindly to the race ending. He was credited with 17th place on the day.

“I think when you have to race out of desperation like that and you wheel-hop and take the leader out, I guess you can call it a racing incident, but it just really sucks,‘‘ Gibbs said. “We had a really fast Toyota Supra, and I really appreciate all the team‘s hard work. We had a really good time out there and wish that caution didn‘t come. Definitely sucks to get cleaned out there.

“It‘s a part of life and a part of racing, and you just get over it, and when stuff like that happens, desperate moves like that happen, it‘s just part of it, and you try to keep going. We were really fast.

“I don‘t know really know how much of a conversation you can really have with him in that situation,‘‘ Gibbs said when asked if wanted to have words with Mayer.

“We kind of grew up racing around each other, and I think he has more starts than I do, and this is his second win, so congratulations to him on his second win. Definitely wish I could have gotten my 13th there.‘‘

WATCH: Mayer discusses Watkins Glen victory | Gibbs discusses OT finish

Parker Kligerman came through the wreck to finish third in the No. 48 Big Machine Racing Chevrolet, followed by NASCAR Cup Series regular Ross Chastain in the No. 91 DGM Chevrolet and Connor Mosack in the No. 24 Sam Hunt Racing Toyota.

Kligerman‘s third-place showing was important as the series heads toward the playoffs next month. He pulled to within three points of Riley Herbst for that final transfer position. Herbst‘s No. 98 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford had a rough day, retiring on Lap 37 and taking a 35th-place finish. He had led Kligerman by 17 points coming into the Watkins Glen race.

“We had a great finish and salvaged great points,‘‘ Kligerman said. “We kept ourselves in the fight, but I‘ve got to sort through this one.

“To me, three [points], 15 [points], it all feels the same. It‘s so close that can happen in a stage, essentially. We‘ve just got to keep doing what we‘re doing. We scored stage points in all stages today, so that is a big deal for us.‘‘

“I think we‘re doing the right things, just need a little more,‘‘ he added with a smile.

Herbst was frustrated but said he was optimistic about upcoming races — at Daytona International Speedway, Darlington Raceway and Kansas Speedway to set the 12-driver Playoff field.

“I don‘t think we should be in this situation as it is, it‘s just frustrating,‘‘ Herbst said. “We have some good tracks for us and good tracks for Stewart-Haas Racing, I‘m excited. It‘s just frustrating that things like this beyond our control keep happening, but it‘ll turn around one day, and when it does, we‘ll be happy.”

MORE: 2023 Xfinity Series standings | Xfinity Series schedule

John Hunter Nemechek, Cole Custer, Chandler Smith, Alex Bowman and Jeb Burton rounded out the top 10. Austin Hill, who was among those collected in the overtime restart, finished 14th and now holds a nine-point advantage over Nemechek atop the championship standings.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series moves to Daytona next week for Friday‘s Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola (7:30 p.m. ET, USA, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, NBC Sports App). Jeremy Clements is the defending race winner. Hill won at Daytona in February.

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