A – Game 200: Ryan Truex scores his first win at his home track

After coming up short in a race here 11 years ago, Mayetta, New Jersey’s Ryan Truex scored his first career Xfinity series win.

Because of practice and qualifying being rained out, the metric decided that Parker Kligerman and Cole Custer would take up the front row.

The green flag dropped and Custer took the lead from the inside. He wouldn’t hold it for long however as the first caution was thrown on lap 6 for the #51 of Jeremy Clements spinning in turn 2.

The green flew again on lap 10 with Creed in the #2 taking the lead from the bottom until the competition caution on lap 20.

Creed stayed out at the caution, and the field returned to green with Creed out front, until the #19 of Ryan Truex stormed past him and took the lead for his first career stage win.

Stage One Results:

  1. #19
  2. #20
  3. #2
  4. #21
  5. #8
  6. #9
  7. #18
  8. #00
  9. #11
  10.  #16

Stage 2 went underway on lap 54 with the #19 taking the lead again.

The caution flew a short while later as Kligerman in the #48 wrecked on the backstretch after contact with the #24 of Heim. 

At the lap 70 restart, Truex pulled away from Austin Hill in the #21 and won stage 2 for the sweep on the day. At this point, it was Truex’ race to lose.

Stage Two Results

  1. #19
  2. #21
  3. #20
  4. #7
  5. #00
  6. #16
  7. #2
  8. #18
  9. #1
  10.  #8

The #21 got out front on pit stops and led the restart. After a quick caution for a spin for the #2, the #21 lost the lead to the #19 who stormed his way back to the head end of the field. 

Pitstops began with 38 to go, Truex came down with 33 to go and successfully made it out in front of Allgaier, who had a faster stop. 

The #2 led the race while trying to short pit, but he ducked for the pits with 10 to go, handing control of the race back to the #19.

Truex held on and scored his first career victory in the Xfinity series, at the same track where older brother Martin got his first career cup series win.

Josh Berry finished 2nd, his JRM teammate Allgaier in 3rd, Austin Hill in 4th and Truex’ Joe Gibbs teammate John Hunter Nemechek.

Cole Custer, who finished 7th, scored the $100,000 for victory in the Dash4Cash.

Featured Image Credits: NASCAR Xfinity on Twitter

Published by Joe Sell

Joe is a writer from Poole, UK. He is a fan of anything with four wheels and an engine and his favorite drivers are Ryan Blaney, Bubba Wallace and Daniel Suarez. Outside of racing, he enjoy watching sports and listening to country music.

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