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Crown Royal Purple Bag Project 200 Race Results

Darlington Raceway

May 11th, 2024

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RESULTS

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FINAL STATUS

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1

Justin Allgaier

7 |

7

Running

147

119

60

7

2

Austin Hill

21 |

5

Running

147

6

53

0

3

Cole Custer

00 |

1

Running

147

21

34

0

4

Sam Mayer

1 |

6

Running

147

0

48

0

5

Aric Almirola

20 |

18

Running

147

0

42

0

6

Parker Kligerman

48 |

11

Running

147

0

45

0

7

Riley Herbst

98 |

9

Running

147

0

34

0

8

Jesse Love

2 |

12

Running

147

0

36

0

9

Sheldon Creed

18 |

3

Running

147

0

29

0

10

Brandon Jones

9 |

14

Running

147

0

30

0

11

William Byron

17 |

38

Running

147

0

0

0

12

Chandler Smith

81 |

2

Running

147

0

31

0

13

Ryan Sieg

39 |

26

Running

147

0

24

0

14

Anthony Alfredo

5 |

8

Running

147

0

23

0

15

Shane Van Gisbergen

97 |

17

Running

147

0

22

0

16

Jeb Burton

27 |

16

Running

147

0

21

0

17

Kyle Weatherman

91 |

15

Running

147

0

20

0

18

Taylor Gray

19 |

24

Running

147

0

0

0

19

Carson Kvapil

88 |

13

Running

147

0

18

0

20

Brennan Poole

44 |

21

Running

147

0

17

0

21

Josh Williams

11 |

25

Running

147

0

16

0

22

Josh Bilicki

92 |

30

Running

147

0

15

0

23

John H. Nemechek

26 |

34

Running

147

0

0

0

24

David Starr

14 |

27

Running

147

0

13

0

25

Matt DiBenedetto

38 |

31

Running

147

0

12

0

26

Chad Finchum

35 |

37

Running

147

0

11

0

27

Blaine Perkins

29 |

36

Running

147

0

10

0

28

Dawson Cram

4 |

33

Running

147

0

9

0

29

Garrett Smithley

6 |

35

Running

146

0

8

0

30

Leland Honeyman

42 |

22

Running

146

0

7

0

31

Parker Retzlaff

31 |

10

Running

146

0

6

0

32

Kyle Sieg

28 |

29

Running

146

0

5

0

33

Patrick Emerling

07 |

28

Running

146

0

4

0

34

Sammy Smith

8 |

23

Running

146

0

3

0

35

AJ Allmendinger

16 |

4

Running

126

1

14

0

36

Hailie Deegan

15 |

32

Accident

102

0

1

0

37

Jeremy Clements

51 |

19

Running

94

0

1

0

38

Ryan Ellis

43 |

20

Driveshaft

71

0

1

0

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  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Justin Allgaier

    POS1

    LEADER

    Justin Allgaier

    Driver badge number 7 |

  • POS 2 | 3.407

    Austin Hill

    POS2

    3.407

    Austin Hill

    Driver badge number 21 |

  • POS 3 | 4.194

    Cole Custer

    POS3

    4.194

    Cole Custer

    Driver badge number 00 |

Justin Allgaier powers to Xfinity Series win at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Justin Allgaier finally beat Murphy‘s Law to the checkered flag in Saturday‘s Crown Royal Purple Bag Project 200 at Darlington Raceway.

This time, there were no bizarre circumstances to keep the driver of the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet out of Victory lane, like the late cut tire that deprived Allgaier of a near-certain win at Phoenix in the fourth race of the season.

After crossing the finish line 3.407 seconds ahead of runner-up Austin Hill, Allgaier had his first victory of the season, his third at the Lady in Black and the 24th of his career, tying him with his car owner, Dale Earnhardt Jr., for 10th-most in NASCAR Xfinity Series history.

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Allgaier, 37, also leaves Darlington as the career leader in top-10 finishes in the series with 267, breaking a tie with Kyle Busch in that statistical category.

“I just wanted (spotter) Eddie (D‘Hondt) to call ‘White flag,\"” said Allgaier, who had led laps in seven of 10 events this season without winning. “We‘ve had such a heck of a year. We‘ve led a ton of laps, and we haven‘t been able to do it…

“I think having a little gray hair today helped me out, though. Those long green-flag runs, and being able to know what‘s worked in the past here… I didn‘t know if the day would come when I‘d be able to match Dale Jr. Not only is he a great boss, but he is a really good mentor.

“To come here and be able to tie him, to be able to take over the all-time top 10s, man, there‘s nothing better.”

Justin Allgaier performs donuts at Darlington after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series race.

Hill, who led six laps to Allgaier‘s 119 of 147, blamed himself for not being able to challenge his fellow Chevrolet driver for the victory.

“I just couldn‘t get into Turn 1 on restarts like I really needed to all day,” said the No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Camaro driver. “It was just me. I‘ve just got to figure out what to do differently getting into Turn 1.

“I did really good with my launches. That‘s something that I struggled with here where I‘d buzz the tires late in the zone. Didn‘t do that all day — I felt pretty good about my restarts — but I would get down into (Turn) 1 and I‘d get tight…

“More than anything, I‘ve just got to do a better job inside the race car. I thought we were just as good as the 7 all day. Congrats to those guys. We were just that little bit off today, and I think most of it was me.”

Polesitter Cole Custer recovered from a disastrous pit stop under an early competition caution to finish third, followed by Sam Mayer and Aric Almirola.

“Every time I get in this car, I plan to win and expect to win,” Almirola said. “Fifth is great, but I want to win — but Justin was so fast.”

Parker Kligerman, Riley Herbst, Sunoco rookie Jesse Love, Sheldon Creed and Brandon Jones completed the top 10. Rookie Shane van Gisbergen finished 15th in his first Darlington start. Carson Kvapil was 19th in his third race in the series and his first at Darlington.

Hill took the series lead by three points over Custer in second.

After a week off, the Xfinity Series returns to action at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 25 (FOX, PRN Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

NOTE: Post-race technical inspection concluded without issue, confirming Allgaier as the race winner. The Nos. 1, 00, 20 and 21 cars will return to the NASCAR R&D Center in Concord, North Carolina, for further inspection.