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Ag-Pro 300 Race Results

Talladega Superspeedway

April 20, 2024

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RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

LAPS LED

POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Jesse Love

2 |

2

Running

124

28

59

6

2

Riley Herbst

98 |

8

Running

124

13

40

0

3

Anthony Alfredo

5 |

11

Running

124

6

34

0

4

Leland Honeyman

42 |

33

Running

124

0

33

0

5

Brennan Poole

44 |

27

Running

124

0

32

0

6

Sheldon Creed

18 |

10

Running

124

0

31

0

7

Caesar Bacarella

45 |

29

Running

124

0

30

0

8

Matt DiBenedetto

38 |

28

Running

124

1

29

0

9

Jeb Burton

27 |

35

Running

124

0

30

0

10

Cole Custer

00 |

4

Running

124

4

29

0

11

Mason Massey

14 |

38

Running

124

0

0

0

12

Hailie Deegan

15 |

31

Running

124

0

25

0

13

Kyle Sieg

28 |

25

Running

124

0

24

0

14

Austin Hill

21 |

1

Running

124

41

41

1

15

Taylor Gray

19 |

13

Running

124

1

0

0

16

Josh Bilicki

92 |

36

Running

124

0

21

0

17

Ryan Sieg

39 |

24

Running

124

7

27

0

18

Joey Gase

35 |

17

Running

124

0

19

0

19

AJ Allmendinger

16 |

14

Running

124

0

32

0

20

Josh Williams

11 |

9

Running

124

0

17

0

21

Sammy Smith

8 |

5

Running

124

2

16

0

22

Shane Van Gisbergen

97 |

18

Running

124

1

19

0

23

Blaine Perkins

29 |

26

Running

123

0

14

0

24

David Starr

66 |

19

Running

123

1

13

0

25

Chandler Smith

81 |

7

Running

123

3

24

0

26

Ryan Ellis

43 |

37

Running

123

0

11

0

27

Kyle Weatherman

91 |

20

DVP

120

0

10

0

28

Dawson Cram

4 |

30

Running

120

0

9

0

29

Parker Kligerman

48 |

3

Accident

117

10

21

0

30

Parker Retzlaff

31 |

21

Ignition

113

0

7

0

31

Jordan Anderson

32 |

32

Accident

111

1

6

0

32

Patrick Emerling

07 |

12

Accident

111

0

5

0

33

Brandon Jones

9 |

23

Accident

65

4

13

0

34

Ryan Truex

20 |

6

Accident

65

1

8

0

35

Jeremy Clements

51 |

22

Accident

65

0

2

0

36

Sam Mayer

1 |

15

Accident

65

0

1

0

37

Jeffrey Earnhardt

26 |

34

Engine

46

0

1

0

38

Justin Allgaier

7 |

16

Accident

24

0

1

0

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  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Jesse Love

    POS1

    LEADER

    Jesse Love

    Driver badge number 2 |

  • POS 2 | 0.141

    Riley Herbst

    POS2

    0.141

    Riley Herbst

    Driver badge number 98 |

  • POS 3 | 0.181

    Anthony Alfredo

    POS3

    0.181

    Anthony Alfredo

    Driver badge number 5 |

Jesse Love holds off field in double-OT to score first win at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Jesse Love earned his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday in a typically wild double-overtime finish in the Ag-Pro 300 at Talladega Superspeedway — crossing the line by a slight 0.141-seconds ahead of Riley Herbst.

In many ways, it was victorious redemption for the 19-year-old Californian, who earlier this season was leading the race in overtime at Atlanta Motor Speedway only to run out of fuel before the checkered flag. Love‘s win in the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet makes him only the seventh driver to score his maiden win at the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway.

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“Just a great group of guys [on my team] and it‘s been such a journey to get to this point,‘‘ a grinning Love said before thanking a litany of people that helped him in his young career to date.

“I had PTSD flashbacks from Atlanta,‘‘ Love acknowledged, adding: “I love Talladega. I love the speedway and I love the fans.”

Love certainly earned this first win — starting on the outside of the front row next to his veteran RCR teammate Austin Hill, winning his fourth stage of the season (Stage 1) and leading 28 of the 124 laps. He ran top five for most of the afternoon and when he needed to go on that final restart, he went, jumping to the lead at the overtime green flag and holding off the field when it mattered most.

His RCR teammate Hill, the polesitter, led a race-best 41 laps and was out front with two laps remaining in regulation when he was hit from behind by Parker Kligerman. The incident sent Hill‘s car into the wall and ultimately collected nine cars, including many that had been running toward the front much of the afternoon — putting the race into overtime.

On the ensuing overtime restart, Kligerman was eliminated in a four-car crash at the front as various cars started running out of gas. Love lined up on the front row for the final restart among eight drivers racing for their career first wins.

Herbst‘s runner-up finish in the Stewart-Haas Racing Ford was his best showing of the year. Our Motorsports’ Anthony Alfredo finished third, followed by Young‘s Motorsports rookie Leland Honeyman Jr. and Alpha Prime Racing‘s Brennan Poole. Alfredo tied his career best mark and Honeyman had a career-best finish.

Jesse Love takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Talladega.

Joe Gibbs Racing‘s Sheldon Creed, Alpha Prime Racing‘s Caesar Bacarella, Viking Motorsports‘s Matt DiBenedetto, Jordan Anderson Racing‘s Jeb Burton (the 2023 Talladega winner) and Stewart-Haas Racing‘s Cole Custer rounded out the top 10.

There were 34 lead changes among 16 drivers in a typically Talladega afternoon.

Ryan Sieg, who lost to Sam Mayer last week at Texas Motor Speedway in a photo finish by 0.002-seconds, won the Dash 4 Cash $100,000 bonus.

An 11-car accident on Lap 65 proved critical to several race frontrunners as well as Dash 4 Cash eligible drivers.

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Herbst hit Justin Allgaier‘s No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevy with only two laps left in the opening stage — both vying for a top 10 and some early stage points. It eliminated Allgaier from contention. Mayer was eliminated in a later multi-car crash and that left an intriguing battle between Sieg, who had to make a green flag late race pit stop because of a flat tire and AJ Allmendinger, whose car was damaged in a crash.

Sieg and Allmendinger lined up 19th and 20th — respectively — on the second overtime re-start and Sieg was able to pull away, finishing 17th with Allmendinger 19th.

“This is huge for our team,‘‘ Sieg said. “It was a rough one. I thought I threw it away, but were lucky enough to get the caution at the end and come back and beat the 16. So it all worked out and is pretty extraordinary for our small team.”

Not only does he win the Dash 4 Cash paycheck, but Sieg will compete against Love, Herbst and Alfredo next week at Dover for the final race of the incentive program.

Joe Gibbs Racing‘s Chandler Smith, who finished 25th, still holds a 14-point lead over Custer atop the championship standings.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series moves to the 1-mile Dover Motor Speedway next week for Saturday‘s BetRivers 200 (1:30 p.m. ET, FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Ryan Truex is the defending race winner.

NOTE: Post-race inspection in the Xfinity Series garage was completed without issue, confirming Jesse Love as the winner. The Nos. 8 and 81 will be taken to Concord, North Carolina for wind tunnel testing.