NASCAR at Bristol: Ryan Preece wins Xfinity race, $one hundred,000 bonus

Ryan Preece (Getty Photographs)

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Ryan Preece is doing every little thing he can to discover a everlasting house in a inventory automotive.

On the prime of his to-do listing is profitable, which he did for the second time in seven NASCAR Xfinity Collection begins on Saturday when he outran Justin Allgaier to win the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. 

With the victory got here a $one hundred,000 bonus, courtesy of the Xfinity Sprint four Money program. In Victory Lane, Preece was already spending it. 

“You understand what? I am going to in all probability do one thing for my mother and father; do one thing for my brothers; do one thing for my spouse and my group,” Preece stated. “We will get one thing to drink later.”

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Preece is the fourth totally different driver to win a Bristol race for group proprietor Joe Gibbs, who now has 12 wins at the monitor. In his seven begins for Gibbs, Preece now has two victories, a runner-up end result and a mean end of three.86. 

Had the eleventh warning flag of the race not waved on Lap 282 of 300 when Shane Lee hit the surface wall in Flip 2, Preece’s teammate Brandon Jones possible would have gotten his first victory within the collection. Jones had a lead of almost two seconds when Lee hit the wall, however when all seven lead-lap automobiles got here to pit street underneath the yellow, Jones received two tires to 4 for the remainder of the contenders. 

That gave Preece the prospect to tug forward of his teammate on the restart with 10 laps left. Finally, Preece crossed the end line .286 seconds forward of Allgaier, as Jones pale to sixth. 

“If that warning did not come out, (Jones) had it within the bag,” Preece stated. “He will get there quickly sufficient.” 

Allgaier earned eligibility for subsequent week’s Sprint four Money bonus at Richmond, as did Daniel Hemric, Elliott Sadler and Spencer Gallagher, who completed third, fourth and fifth, respectively. Preece, who’s operating a restricted schedule, shouldn’t be entered at Richmond. 

However Hemric’s No. 21 Chevrolet subsequently failed submit-race inspection, costing him the Sprint four Money eligibility, which fell to Jones in sixth place. 

“I am simply going to organize for my subsequent race, which is in two months at Daytona,” stated Preece, who risked his personal cash final yr to safe two races with Gibbs and completed second and first in his first two begins. “That is my subsequent one.” 

Preece’s success earned three extra begins final yr, and he has made probably the most of each alternative in Gibbs gear. 

“I’ve obtained to thank everyone final yr for serving to me make this all potential,” Preece stated. “With out final yr, I would not be sitting right here proper now. I would not be sitting in Bristol Victory Lane in an Xfinity Collection automotive with Joe Gibbs Racing. I am sort of at a loss for phrases . . . 

“I am 27 years previous and I am not getting any youthful. I am on the lookout for alternatives. We did it final yr at Iowa, and now we did it right here at Bristol. I hope I do not get labeled as a brief-monitor racer. I need to win on mile-and-a-halves quickly. Nothing beats profitable.” 

Sprint four Money driver Christopher Bell had a curler-coaster day that led to a brutal crash on Lap 141. A lot earlier, on the fifth lap of the race, Bell scraped the surface wall exiting Flip four and dropped to twenty eighth for a restart on Lap 18. 

By Lap fifty five he was operating fourth, and on Lap sixty six, Bell assumed the lead with a two-tire pit cease and held the highest spot by means of the top of the primary eighty five-lap stage. 

He was operating third on Lap 141 when the No. 01 Chevrolet of Vinnie Miller slid up into the No. seventy four Dodge of Cody Ware. With the monitor block forward of him, Bell stood on the brakes, slid sideways and plowed into the wreck with the correct-aspect door of his No. 20 Toyota. All three automobiles have been eradicated. 

“I do not know, that is the second time this weekend that I’ve crashed from guys going seconds off the tempo,” Bell stated after leaving the infield care middle. “Cannot decelerate every time they spin out, and it is irritating. 

“We had a very quick GameStop Camry and, I do not know, simply making an attempt to get the highest (lane labored) in just about all race lengthy. That was our worst run of the day, dealing with clever, and we have been nonetheless up there. Unlucky.” 

NASCAR Xfinity Collection: Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 outcomes 

        1. (7) Ryan Preece, Toyota, 300.

        2. (2) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 300.

        three. (four) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 300.

        four. (thirteen) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 300.

        5. (9) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 300.

        6. (6) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 300.

        7. (25) Tyler Reddick #, Chevrolet, 300.

        eight. (1) Cole Custer, Ford, 300.

        9. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 300.

        10. (21) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 300.

        eleven. (sixteen) Alex Labbe #, Chevrolet, 300.

        12. (10) Austin Cindric #, Ford, 300.

        thirteen. (5) John H. Nemechek, Chevrolet, 299.

        14. (eight) Shane Lee, Chevrolet, 299.

        15. (23) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 299.

        sixteen. (28) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 299.

        17. (35) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 298.

        18. (12) Ryan Reed, Ford, 298.

        19. (30) Joe Nemechek(i), Chevrolet, 298.

        20. (26) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 298.

        21. (18) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 297.

        22. (32) Josh Williams, Chevrolet, 297.

        23. (22) Chase Briscoe, Ford, 295.

        24. (forty) David Starr, Chevrolet, 295.

        25. (37) Spencer Boyd #, Chevrolet, 295.

        26. (27) Tommy Joe Martins, Chevrolet, 293.

        27. (31) Timmy Hill, Dodge, Brakes, 257.

        28. (38) Stephen Leicht, Toyota, Brakes, 212.

        29. (three) Christopher Bell #, Toyota, Accident, one hundred forty.

        30. (39) Cody Ware(i), Dodge, Accident, one hundred forty.

        31. (33) Dylan Lupton, Ford, Accident, 133.

        32. (36) Josh Bilicki #, Toyota, Overheating, 121.

        33. (34) Vinnie Miller #, Chevrolet, Accident, one hundred and five.

        34. (14) Ty Majeski, Ford, Accident, ninety eight.

        35. (eleven) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, Accident, sixty six.

        36. (29) Chad Finchum #, Toyota, Engine, forty eight.

        37. (20) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, Brakes, forty seven.

        38. (17) Kaz Grala #, Ford, Accident, 26.

        39. (24) Jeff Inexperienced, Chevrolet, Brakes, 25.

        forty. (19) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, Accident, four.

Common Speed of Race Winner: sixty seven.857 mph.

Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 21 Minutes, fifty seven Secs. Margin of Victory: Warning.

Warning Flags: 12 for ninety three laps.

Lead Modifications: thirteen amongst eight drivers.

Lap Leaders:  C. Custer zero; J. Allgaier 1-forty seven; C. Custer forty eight; D. Hemric forty nine-fifty five; C. Bell # fifty six-ninety; A. Cindric # ninety one; R. Preece ninety two-109; D. Hemric one hundred ten-163; R. Preece 164-173; C. Briscoe 174-183; B. Jones 184-285; R. Preece 286; B. Jones 287-290; R. Preece 291-300.

Leaders Abstract (Driver, Occasions Lead, Laps Led): B. Jones 2 occasions for 106 laps; D. Hemric 2 occasions for sixty one laps; J. Allgaier 1 time for forty seven laps; R. Preece four occasions for 39 laps; C. Bell # 1 time for 35 laps; C. Briscoe 1 time for 10 laps; A. Cindric # 1 time for 1 lap; C. Custer 1 time for 1 lap.

Stage 1 Prime 10: 20,21,00,18,22,forty two,three,sixteen,eleven,7

Stage 2 Prime 10: 18,21,7,three,22,forty two,four,eleven,23,ninety eight

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