• NASCAR Cup Series
  • Xfinity Series
  • NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series

Andy's Frozen Custard 300 Race Results

Texas Motor Speedway

April 13th, 2024

Join now to earn points for watching the race! Thank you for visiting NASCAR Race Center. Fan Rewards members earn 50 points to check in to a race on the leaderboard.
Join now to earn points for watching the race! Earn 50 rewards points when you check in to the race. LEARN MORE Already registered? Click here to sign in

RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

LAPS LED

POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Sam Mayer

1 |

10

Running

200

5

41

5

2

Ryan Sieg

39 |

14

Running

200

17

44

0

3

Justin Allgaier

7 |

6

Running

200

117

54

2

4

AJ Allmendinger

16 |

8

Running

200

0

37

0

5

Cole Custer

00 |

2

Running

200

1

47

0

6

Austin Hill

21 |

13

Running

200

25

39

0

7

Ryan Truex

20 |

7

Running

200

0

35

0

8

Sammy Smith

8 |

9

Running

200

0

34

0

9

Jesse Love

2 |

1

Running

200

1

31

0

10

Anthony Alfredo

5 |

12

Running

200

0

27

0

11

Taylor Gray

19 |

3

Running

200

0

0

0

12

Josh Williams

11 |

22

Running

200

0

25

0

13

Brandon Jones

9 |

11

Running

200

2

38

0

14

Kyle Sieg

28 |

23

Running

200

0

23

0

15

Chandler Smith

81 |

4

Running

200

26

31

0

16

Jeremy Clements

51 |

18

Running

200

0

21

0

17

Corey Heim

26 |

17

Running

200

0

0

0

18

Shane Van Gisbergen

97 |

33

Running

200

0

19

0

19

Sheldon Creed

18 |

15

Running

200

2

18

0

20

Matt DiBenedetto

38 |

27

Running

200

0

17

0

21

Brennan Poole

44 |

25

Running

200

0

16

0

22

Parker Retzlaff

31 |

29

Running

200

0

15

0

23

Hailie Deegan

15 |

20

Running

200

0

14

0

24

Daniel Dye

10 |

24

Running

200

0

0

0

25

Parker Kligerman

48 |

16

Running

200

4

13

0

26

Ryan Ellis

43 |

36

Running

199

0

11

0

27

Riley Herbst

98 |

5

Running

199

0

26

0

28

David Starr

14 |

38

Running

198

0

9

0

29

Josh Bilicki

92 |

28

Running

198

0

8

0

30

Joey Gase

35 |

37

Running

198

0

7

0

31

Leland Honeyman

42 |

31

Running

198

0

6

0

32

Jeb Burton

27 |

21

Running

197

0

5

0

33

Patrick Emerling

07 |

30

Running

197

0

4

0

34

Garrett Smithley

6 |

32

Running

197

0

3

0

35

Blaine Perkins

29 |

26

Running

197

0

2

0

36

Kyle Weatherman

91 |

19

Accident

191

0

1

0

37

Dawson Cram

4 |

34

Running

191

0

1

0

38

Chad Finchum

66 |

35

Suspension

127

0

1

0

Join now to earn points for watching the race! Thank you for visiting NASCAR Race Center. Fan Rewards members earn 50 points to check in to a race on the leaderboard.
Join now to earn points for watching the race! Earn 50 rewards points when you check in to the race. LEARN MORE Already registered? Click here to sign in
  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Sam Mayer

    POS1

    LEADER

    Sam Mayer

    Driver badge number 1 |

  • POS 2 | 0.002

    Ryan Sieg

    POS2

    0.002

    Ryan Sieg

    Driver badge number 39 |

  • POS 3 | 0.517

    Justin Allgaier

    POS3

    0.517

    Justin Allgaier

    Driver badge number 7 |

Sam Mayer edges out Ryan Sieg in incredible Xfinity photo finish, banks $100,000 bonus at Texas

In a race decided by less than the length of a Texas hot chili pepper, JR Motorsports driver Sam Mayer pulled off a last-lap pass on veteran Ryan Sieg to claim his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of the season Saturday in the Andy‘s Frozen Custard 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Officially, the margin of victory was 0.002 seconds as Mayer‘s No. 1 JR Motorsports Chevrolet and Sieg‘s No. 39 RSS Racing Ford crossed the finish line door-to-door, bumper-to-bumper — the cars were so close officials took a brief extra look to formally declare Mayer the winner. The triumph marks Mayer‘s first of the year and fifth of his career.

RELATED: Race results | At-track photos

It would have been Sieg‘s first win in 342 career starts in the series.

“That‘s absolutely unreal,” the 20-year-old Mayer said, shaking his head after climbing out of his car. This team, the amount of adversity we‘ve had to fight this entire year so far and to come to a mile-and-a-half that I want to say I‘m good at, but it took a lot.

“It took every ounce of me for me to do that today.”

Sieg led 17 of the final 18 laps and raced off to the front on a pair of late-race restarts in the closing 20 laps of the 200-lap race on the 1.5-mile Texas high banks. With nine laps remaining, Sieg held a 1.2-second advantage over Mayer. But Mayer cut into that margin with each lap, trailing by only 0.25 seconds with two laps remaining and then catching Sieg‘s car on the back stretch on the final lap. They exchanged the lead briefly, racing door-to-door, and then Sieg pulled alongside as they took the checkered flag in a photo finish — the closest ever for an Xfinity Series race at Texas.

WATCH: Final lap results in photo finish | Sieg on runner-up

“Awe, it sucks,” said an obviously disappointed Sieg, who has two other career runner-up finishes. “We had a really good car. I just got tight, so tried to change my lines, do everything. I saw him coming, and I did all I could do, and at the end, I was just trying to run him up into the wall to try to win the race. We were so close. This sucks.

“I‘ve been second before. Too many times. But this is a good thing, means we‘re running where we need to be in the top-five.

“Just got to keep fighting, we‘re right there, just got to keep it up,” he added. “We‘ll have it in Victory Lane here shortly.”

All the late race drama came at the expense of veteran Justin Allgaier, who led a race-best 117 laps and swept both stage victories but ultimately finished third in the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet. It was disappointing deja vu for Allgaier, who a year ago led a dominating 133 of the 200 laps only to finish fifth.

AJ Allmendinger finished fourth in the No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet — a huge rally for the perennial championship contender after he missed his pit stall during the Stage 1 caution, which put him back in the field and forced him to race through the field — again.

Reigning Xfinity Series champion Cole Custer, who started from outside the front row, was a top-five car all day and finished fifth in the No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. Custer now trails championship leader Chandler Smith — who finished 15th — by 19 points in the standings.

Richard Childress Racing‘s Austin Hill finished sixth, followed by Joe Gibbs Racing‘s Ryan Truex, JR Motorsports’ Sammy Smith, polesitter Jesse Love and Anthony Alfredo, who earned his third top-10 of the season in the Our Motorsports No. 5 Chevrolet.

With the win, Mayer not only course-corrects a rough start to the 2024 season — he suffered DNFs in three of the first four races — but he earns the coveted $100,000 prize from Xfinity as the Dash 4 Cash winning driver.

He‘ll compete against Sieg, Allgaier and Allmendinger for the big Dash 4 Cash check again next week at Talladega Superspeedway.

MORE: 2024 Xfinity Series schedule | 2024 Xfinity Series standings

It was a rally not just for the driver but for his JR Motorsports team. The perennial championship favorite has struggled early in the 2024 season — its four talented drivers did not earn a top-five until last week at Martinsville. On Saturday, not only did the team — co-owned by Kelley Earnhardt Miller and her brother Dale Earnhardt Jr. — win the race, but all four cars finished in the top 13 and three of the four drivers (also Brandon Jones) led laps.

The Xfinity Series shifts to Talladega for the Ag-Pro 300 on Saturday, April 20 (4 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

NOTE: Post-race inspection in the Texas garage concluded without issue, confirming Mayer as the race winner. The Nos. 9 and 48 each had one lug nut loose, which will result in a monetary fine.