Brett Winningham

Brett Winningham

Brett has been following the sport of NASCAR since the beginning of the 2006 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Since Brett was 13, he has had a passion of chasing a job in sports that not many get the opportunity of doing. He has been in the NASCAR media since the middle of the 2010 season. Since then, he has been a part of many racing podcast shows to improve his talents. You can find him on twitter @NASCAR_Brett.

Justin Allgaier swept both stages of the Iowa 250 presented by Enogen on Sunday at Iowa Speedway to score his second win of the year. Allgaier, driving the No. 7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet, led the field for 182 of the 250 laps and held off Christopher Bell’s challenge for the top spot in the closing laps. The win will mark the seventh trip to victory lane for Allgaier in the series.

Christopher Bell had a long afternoon at the small oval as he started at the rear of the field. Bell was one of two drivers who had issues getting through pre-qualifying inspection and wasn’t able to participate in round one of qualifying. As a result, Bell started 39th out of 40 cars on the starting grid. The other driver not posting a lap was Ryan Reed. Reed started 40th and took his No. 16 Ford to a 17th place finish.  

The driver of the No. 20 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing finished sixth in stage one and third in stage two. Bell now has eight top five and eight top 10 finishes along with a win at Richmond International Raceway going into the off weekend.

As for race-winner Justin Allgaier, he’ll have seven top five and nine top 10 finishes along with two wins going into his home track at Chicagoland Speedway in two weeks.

Second-place starter Daniel Hemric rounded out the top three finishers. The North Carolina native ended stage one sitting third on the leaderboard and runner-up in stage two behind Allgaier. The young racer now has seven top five and 10 top 10 finishes this year.

Cole Custer and Brandon Jones rounded out the top five.

Ty Majeski took home his first top 10 finish of the season on Sunday after a seventh-place finish in the No. 60 Ford with Roush-Fenway Racing. In his last start at Charlotte, after not finishing due to a crash in three consecutive starts, Majeski took home a finish of 22nd.

Austin Cindric started on the pole after posting a 23.971, 131.409 in the final round of knockout qualifying earlier in the day. Cindric went on to lead the field for 58 circuits and went on to post an 11th place finish on Sunday. Making his 15th career NASCAR XFINITY Series start, Cindric finished second in stage one and fifth in stage two.

The NASCAR XFINITY Series will take a weekend off before heading to Chicagoland Speedway. The Overton’s 300 on June 17 will air live on NBCSN and MRN Radio at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Three of the four Joe Gibbs Racing teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series were hit with L1 penalties on Tuesday by NASCAR. The penalties involved the No. 11, 18 and 20 cars.

Each team violated section 20.4.3.a (splitter did not meet rule specifications). Each car chief will be suspended for one race and each crew chief, Mike Wheeler, Adam Stevens and Chris Gayle, have been fined $25,000 dollars as a result.

The No. 19 of Daniel Suarez was the only Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota not found with a non-compliant splitter during pre-race inspection at Michigan International Speedway.

Each of the teams involved have three business days to file an appeal with NASCAR Appeals.  

Johnny Sauter edged pole-sitter Stewart Friesen following a late-race restart for the victory on Friday at Texas Motor Speedway. Sauter started fifth on the leaderboard and led the field for 51 of the 167 circuits in the PPG 400K. The win at the 1.5-mile track will be Sauter’s 21st career trip to victory lane in the series.

Despite leaving with the win, Sauter did not claim any of the stage victories. Stage one was claimed by second-place finisher Stewart Friesen and Grant Enfinger claimed stage two. Enfinger went on to a fourth-place finish.

Through eight completed Camping World Truck Series races in 2018, Sauter goes into Iowa Speedway next weekend with four wins and seven top five and top 10 finishes and holds an average finish of 4.1.

Rounding out the top three finishers was Justin Haley in the No. 24 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet. The young racer started 10th on the leaderboard and lead the field for three laps. Haley will go into the next race with three top five and five top 10 finishes.

Rounding out the top five was Grant Enfinger and Matt Crafton.

There were nine caution flags including the two stage breaks throughout the event.

The most notable of those involved three trucks in turn three when Jennifer Jo Cobb, Myatt Snider and Dalton Sargeant tangled in turn three on lap 108. The wreck ended the night for Snider and Cobb -- who finished 23rd and 24th on the leaderboard. Sargeant will leave Texas Motor Speedway finishing 11th.

Other caution flags throughout the night involved Bo LeMastus, Justin Fontaine, Brett Moffitt and Jordan Anderson.

The next event for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be on Friday June 16 at Iowa Speedway. The M&M’s 200 airs live on FOX Sports 1 and MRN Radio at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Kevin Harvick ended the KC Masterpiece 400 in victory lane for the fifth time of the season on Saturday at Kansas Speedway. The California native started on the pole and led 79 of the 267 laps. The win did not come easy for the series veteran as he passed leader Martin Truex Jr. with two laps remaining.

Harvick saw the lead throughout the race until lap 130 when he fell further back in the field. Harvick didn’t see the lead again until lap 244 for five laps and not again until two laps remaining. The win will mark Harvick’s 42nd career victory in NASCAR’s premier series.

“I think as you look at the last couple of laps it wasn’t working for me on the bottom and I was able to make up some ground on the top and really I thought if it came down to it I could pass him on the bottom because my car went through one and two on the bottom or I could drive through the middle of three and four, but I just had to pick which lane.  He wasn’t gonna choose and he never chose the high lane and we were able to drive right by,” said Harvick on the pass for the win.

The hottest driver in NASCAR will go into the Coca-Cola 600 in two weeks with nine top five and 10 top 10 finishes along with five trips to victory lane. Harvick will leave Kansas with three wins and 14 top 10 finishes at the 1.5-mile track.

“Well, I think this weekend shows really how good the race team is.  Everything didn’t go exactly smooth and everybody just kept a good demeanor about things and kept calm and kept working through things,” said Harvick. “The same thing tonight.  Everybody just kept working through trying to make the car better and we were able to wind up in Victory Lane. Those are the days that you just grind it out.”

Truex was looking to be the car to beat in the closing laps before being passed by eventual race winner Kevin Harvick. Truex, driving the No. 78 5-hour Energy Toyota for Furniture Row Racing, led the field for 13 circuits and scored his seventh top five finish of the year.

The New Jersey native finished stage one 11th and stage two sitting 10th on the race leaderboard. Through 12 completed races in 2018, Truex holds an average finish of 12.5.

Joey Logano rounded out the top three finishers on Saturday at Kansas. Logano, who started the day ninth on the scoring pylon, finished fourth in stage one and found himself running one spot back in fifth at the end of stage two.

Logano goes into the next race at Charlotte Motor Speedway holding five top five and 10 top 10 finishes along with the win last weekend at Dover.

Kyle Larson and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top five finishers.

Kyle Larson’s fourth-place finish wasn’t easy for the California native. He and Ryan Blaney made contact in turn one that sent both cars into the outside wall. While Larson continued, Blaney would not and will leave Kansas with a 37th-place finish.

The final caution flag resulted in a 13 minute and 13 second red flag when seven cars tangled on the frontstretch. The wreck included William Byron, Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman, Jamie McMurray, Matt Kenseth, Chris Buescher and Ty Dillon. All drivers involved walked away from the on-track incident.

Several drivers spoke about the incident on the frontstretch with just a handful of laps remaining.

“I don’t have any idea what happened with the wreck,” said Kenseth making his first start in the series since November. “I just saw everybody wrecking and the track was kind of blocked, so I tried to get down towards the grass.  This grass is not the new friendly grass with the rain and all it just kind of dug in and then I just hit the car in front of me.”

“It was pushing and shoving late race restart and everybody gets impatient so just wadded up a bunch of cars.  I thought we had cleared it and we were in the grass and just had somebody come from the top and wipe us out,” said Buescher about the incident. “Not what we wanted with our Breyers 2 N 1 Camaro.  We had good speed in the sun and the sun went down and we lost a little something. We were working hard to get it back and trying to be fighting for the lucky dog there and we were for a long time.  We just got swiped and something that who knows, I haven’t seen a replay, I don’t know. I’m sure just uncalled for.”

“We were just an innocent bystander really.  They crashed kind of underneath me, in front of me and just got all wadded up,” said Newman. “I mean I had no place to go.  It’s jus unfortunate, kind of a ho-hum race I guess you could say for so long and then to get 14 laps from the end and tear up a bunch of cars like that just kind of sucks.”

The next race for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be the Monster Energy All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Kevin Harvick will start on the pole for the KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway on Saturday. Harvick, looking to score his fifth win of the season at Kansas, posted a 26.600, 188.811 mph. to score his 23rd career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole.

In 24 starts at Kansas, Harvick recorded two wins, seven top five and 13 top 10 finishes.

Ryan Blaney will take the second starting spot in the No. 12 REV Group Ford. Blaney, racing at the site of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut in 2014, posted a 28.750, 187.826 mph. in the final round of knockout qualifying.

Kyle Busch rounded out the top three qualifiers for the KC Masterpiece 400. The Las Vegas native posted a 28.792, 187.552 mph. and enters the day looking to score his fourth win of the season.

Aric Almirola and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top five in the final round.

Inspection issues prevented several drivers from turning a lap in round one. The six drivers impacted included Clint Bowyer, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Michael McDowell, Matt DiBenedetto and Timmy Hill. There were no DNQs as only 38 appeared on the weekend entry list.  

Sweeping both Kansas races last season, Martin Truex Jr. will start seventh on the leaderboard. The No. 78 Toyota posted a 29.001, 186.200 to earn the spot. Truex will go into the event looking to capture his second win in 2018.

Noah Gragson swept the evening at Kansas Speedway to score his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in the 37 Kind Days 250. Gragson started on the pole and led 129 of the 167 circuits and won both stages of the race.

Gragson’s first Camping World Truck Series victory came last season at Martinsville Speedway. In that race the 18-year old driver started fifth and led only 10 circuits enroute to victory. The win tonight at Kansas was by 1.558 seconds over team owner Kyle Busch.

Kyle Busch came into the evening looking to tie Ron Hornaday Jr. for the most wins in the Camping World Truck Series at 51. Busch, a Las Vegas native, came one spot short of doing so behind teammate Noah Gragson at the end of the race.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran will leave Kansas with two top five and two top 10 finishes along with a win at Las Vegas in March. Tonight marked his third race of the season on the Camping World Truck Series tour.

Rounding out the top three was Stewart Friesen. Friesen, piloting the No. 52 Halmar Intl. "We Build America" Chevrolet for a small team, scored his fourth career top five finish in the Camping World Truck Series since making his debut at Eldora Speedway in 2016.

The driver from Canada also led the field for six laps in the 37 Kind Days 250 at Kansas and will leave the 1.5-mile Midwest oval holding an average finish of 21.5.

John Hunter Nemechek and Johnny Sauter rounded out the top five.

Brandon Jones made a Camping World Truck Series appearance on Friday night in the No. 51 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Jones made his first start in the series since August of last year at Bristol Motor Speedway. Jones, after starting the night in 13th, took home a ninth-place finish.

There were two yellow flags all throughout the 250-mile event besides the two stage breaks. Debris displayed the third caution flag on lap 98 in turn two. Shortly after going green an incident involving the No. 54 of Bo LeMastus displayed the yellow in turn four. Despite the spin and bringing out the yellow, LeMastus went on to finish 19th and six laps down.

Ben Rhodes showed promise in the middle of the event after finding his way towards the front. However, after coming to pit road for an issue and having crew members go under the hood, Rhodes fell off the lead lap and lost all chances of winning. He also suffered a couple of pit road penalties that backed the No. 41 even further.

Rhodes will leave Kansas with an 18th-place finish.


The series will move onto Charlotte Motor Speedway for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 on May 18. The event will air live on FOX Sports 1 and MRN radio.

Matt Kenseth will make his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series appearance since November at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Kenseth, joining Roush Fenway Racing on a part-time basis to split the No. 6 Ford with driver Trevor Bayne, has two career wins in NASCAR’s premier series at Kansas.

Kenseth re-joins Roush Fenway Racing after leaving for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2013 to pilot the No. 20 Toyota. Before joining the Toyota team, Kenseth scored 24 wins in the premier series under the Roush banner in the No. 17 Ford. In his time at Joe Gibbs Racing, before being replaced by Erik Jones this season, the Wisconsin native scored 15 victories -- including seven in his first year there. The goal for the series veteran is to help improve Roush Fenway Racing as a whole moving forward.

“My goal is to help the team improve, so the first thing I need to do is understand where we’re at currently,” said Kenseth. “I really won’t know that until we start turning some laps and working together, and for me, that starts Friday morning. Kansas has been a good track for me over the years. We’ve won there before with RFR. But, right now, I’m just looking forward to getting back to the track and getting to work."

The start at Kansas will be the first time in six-months that Kenseth has strapped into a NASCAR stock car. Kenseth offered a preview of what he has been doing to get back into the driver routine ahead of the KC Masterpiece 400.

“Honestly, not much with the testing policies and all that, so I haven’t been in a car at all since Homestead last year.  So, really, not much,” said Kenseth. “Besides all the mental prep that you can do with notes and film and things like that, but as far as the driving, really nothing.  My training has been the same or probably more than last year because I’ve had more time, so physically there’s nothing really different – just kind of getting the mental stuff ready – but didn’t get a chance to get in the car at all.  I was hoping I could get in a car and at least drive one a little bit and get acclimated with their systems and kind of the way they do things, but that’s what I’m looking forward to here in about an hour or so I guess.”

Matt Puccia will continue serving as the crew chief of the No. 6 Ford. Puccia led Trevor Bayne to four top five and 11 top 10 finishes since working with the young driver at the start of 2016. The well-known crew chief also worked with Greg Biffle for four and a half seasons in the series.

Roush Fenway Racing currently fields two full-time operations with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne. Stenhouse captured two top five and top 10 finishes coming at Bristol and Talladega this year. The Mississippi native scored two wins last season at Daytona in July and Talladega in October.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck Series heads to Kansas Speedway for the KC Masterpiece 400 and the 37 Kind Days 250. The 37 Kind Days 250 will take place on Friday while the KC Masterpiece 400 will take place on Saturday. The NASCAR XFINITY Series will be off for the next two weeks.

The Camping World Truck Series entry list features 33 drivers and one truck will be going home after qualifying. Some of the drivers on the weekend entry list include 1-Joey Gase, 02-Austin Hill, 4-Kyle Busch, 8-John Hunter Nemechek, 15-Robby Lyons, 20-Darrell Wallace Jr., 36-Bailey Currey, 50-Jamie Mosley and 51-Brandon Jones.

Qualifying for the 37 Kind Days 250 at Kansas Speedway will happen at 5:10 p.m. ET. on FOX Sports 1.

The Camping World Truck Series will then go racing at 8:30 p.m. ET. The 18th annual event will be 167 laps, 250.5 miles in length and will air live on FOX Sports 1 and MRN.

Kyle Busch will be back in the Camping World Truck Series to make his third start of the year. Busch, a native of Las Vegas, will be piloting the No. 4 Cessna Toyota Tundra for his own racing team.

In his last start at Las Vegas, Busch scored the pole and later went to victory lane for his 50th career truck series win.

"No, there's nothing about hitting 50 that makes it special. Fifty-two would be special,” said Busch. “As far as how many truck races would I continue to run or wins would I like to hit, no because it's my own team and I'd like to always get out there and have the opportunity to race with my own team. Everybody thinks I just like to go out there and pad my stats and everything else. It's not like that. It's entirely to work with the people and try to educate the people. We've got three new engineers - two new engineers on our team this year and other new crew members and things like that and so you try to work out the bugs with those guys.”

Busch holds two career victories and three top 10 finishes in four truck races at the 1.5-mile oval.

Darrell Wallace Jr. will join the Camping World Truck Series fold on Friday to pilot the No. 20 Andy’s Frozen Custard Chevrolet with Young’s Motorsports. Wallace’s last start in the series last year at Michigan resulted in a surprise win after starting ninth that day.

Having 45 starts in the series since 2013, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver holds six wins and 27 top 10 finishes.

Kyle Busch and Matt Crafton are the only previous winners at Kansas Speedway in the field.

The KC Masterpiece 400 entry list includes 38 drivers. That means there will be no DNQs after round one of qualifying on Friday. Some of the drivers on the list include 00-Landon Cassill, 15-Ross Chastain, 51-BJ McLeod, 55-Reed Sorenson and 66-Timmy Hill.

Qualifying for the 400-mile race on Saturday will take place Friday at 6:45 p.m. ET. on FOX Sports 1 and MRN radio.

The KC Masterpiece 400 will take place on Saturday at 8:00 p.m. ET. live on FOX Sports 1 and MRN radio.

Martin Truex Jr. enters the weekend looking to make it three in a row at Kansas Speedway. The reigning premier series champion won both races at Kansas last season and enters Saturday looking to score his second win of the year.

Along with the win at Richmond earlier this year, Truex has six top five and top 10 finishes with an average result of 13.5.

Matt Kenseth returning to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this weekend has everyone talking. Kenseth will kick-off a part-time schedule sharing the No. 6 Ford with Trevor Bayne throughout the season moving forward.

“My goal is to help the team improve, so the first thing I need to do is understand where we’re at currently,” said Kenseth. “I really won’t know that until we start turning some laps and working together, and for me, that starts Friday morning. Kansas has been a good track for me over the years. We’ve won there before with RFR. But, right now, I’m just looking forward to getting back to the track and getting to work."

In 24 previous starts at Kansas, Kenseth holds two wins, seven top five and 13 top 10 finishes along with three pole starts.

Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch are both hot as they head to Kansas Speedway. Harvick, in 11 completed races this year, has four victories and nine top 10 finishes. He also enters the 1.5-mile oval with a win last weekend at Dover International Speedway.

“I feel like this has honestly been one of our best race tracks as I’ve gone through the years and especially since I’ve been with SHR," Harvick said. “I feel like we haven’t won as many races here as we should have, some of our own doing and some of it just circumstance but we’ve always just run really well here and I look forward to coming here for a number of reasons.”

Kyle Busch enters Kansas with three wins and nine top 10 finishes this season and looks to tie Harvick in the amount of wins as the series nears the halfway point of the regular season.

Until 2014, Kansas Speedway wasn’t too kind to the series veteran. But since then, Busch has scored five top five finishes in the last six races there including a win in 2016.  

Last time out there he went on to score a 10th place finish after starting seventh.

NASCAR announced penalties following the race weekend at Dover International Speedway on Wednesday afternoon. The penalty sheet includes a number of heavy infractions found in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and XFINITY Series garages. It also includes one penalty discovered following the Camping World Truck Series race on Friday.

Four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams were found with numerous infractions.

Scott Graves, crew chief of the No. 19 Toyota for Daniel Suarez, has been fined $50,000. Suarez’s car chief Todd Brewer has been suspended for the next two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points events for violating sections 20.4.h Body; 20.4.8.1.c (Rear Window Support and Structure Note: Rear window not flush to Deck Lid. Rule 12.5.2.6.2(c) applied to race finish as a post-race L1 infraction.) The team will also lose 20 driver and owner points.

Mike Bugarewicz, crew chief of the No. 14 Ford for Clint Bowyer, has been fined $50,000. Jerry Cook, car chief of the No. 14 Ford, has been suspended for the next two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races for violating sections 20.4.8.1 (Rear Window Support and Structure b. & c. Note: Rear window support braces must keep the rear window glass rigid in all directions at all times. Rule 12.5.2.6.2(c) applied to race finish as a post-race L1 infraction.) The team will also lose 20 driver and owner points.

Justin Alexander, crew chief of the No. 3 Chevrolet for Austin Dillon, has been fined $25,000. Car chief Greg Ebert has been suspended from the next Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race for violating sections 20.4.3.a&.d: (Splitter Note: Splitter did not meet rule specifications.)

Billy Scott, crew chief of the No. 41 Ford for Kurt Busch, has been fined $10,000 for lug nut(s) not properly installed.

In the NASCAR XFINITY Series, two teams were hit with penalties from NASCAR.

Jason Burdett, crew chief of the winning No. 7 Chevrolet for Justin Allgaier at Dover, has been fined $25,000 and suspended for the next two NASCAR XFINITY Series races for violating sections 20.14.2.h (Rear Suspension I-4 Truck Trailing Arm Spacers/Pinion Angle Shims Note: Truck Trailing Arm Spacers / Pinion Angle Shims not in complete contact with corresponding mating surface. Rule 12.5.2.6.2(c) applied to race finish as a post-race L1 infraction.) The team will also lose 25 driver and owner points. 

Allgaier, who took home a $100,000 XFINITY Series Dash4Cash bonus, will keep the money despite the car not passing post-race inspection.

Statement from JR Motorsports:

“As a highly-competitive race team that challenges for wins each and every weekend, we’re deeply disappointed and frustrated in today’s ruling. We strive to produce race victories for JR Motorsports’ partners, fans and employees while adhering to the rulebook,” said Kelley Earnhardt Miller, general manager of JR Motorsports. “To that end, the No. 7 team put on a winning performance in Saturday’s race and received damage on the last lap that we believe contributed to this infraction. We will never fault ourselves for that.”

Nick Harrison, crew chief of the No. 3 Chevrolet for Jeb Burton, has been fined $10,000. Car chief Michael Scearce has been suspended for the next NASCAR XFINITY Series event for violating sections  20.4.3.a&.b: (Splitter Note: Splitter did not meet rule specifications.)

The lone penalty in the Camping World Truck Series was for the No. 4 team. Wes Ward, crew chief for driver Todd Gilliland, has been fined $2,500 for lug nuts not properly installed.

Crew member Michael Hayden has been indefinitely suspended for violating 12.8.1.e. The rule was not specified as to why Hayden was suspended but the rule is used in the case if a NASCAR member criticizes, ridicules, or otherwise disparages another person based on race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, or handicapping condition. It also covers members being charged with or convicted of significant criminal violations such as domestic violence, trafficking, and assault.

Everyone involved with these penalties have three business days to file an appeal.

Justin Allgaier took his No. 7 SiteOne Landscape Supply Chevrolet to victory lane on Saturday at Dover International Speedway in a thrilling finish between he and teammate Elliott Sadler. Allgaier, driving a JR Motorsports Chevrolet, scored his sixth career NASCAR XFINITY Series win and will receive an extra $100,000 in the Dash4Cash program.

Allgaier led the final 68 laps of the OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway enroute to victory lane. Sadler made a move for the lead on the final lap and couldn’t make the move stick to steal the checkered flag from Allgaier. After making slight contact with Allgaier and the outside wall, Sadler will leave the one-mile oval with a runner-up finish.

Allgaier will go into a two-week vacation for the NASCAR XFINITY Series with six top five and seven top 10 finishes through 10 races.

As for Sadler, finishing 0.306 seconds behind the race winner, he’ll leave Dover with eight top five and 10 top 10 finishes this season.

Daniel Hemric rounded out the top three finishers in Saturday’s OneMain Financial 200. Hemric, after starting fifth on the leaderboard, finished fourth in stage one and sat sixth in stage two.

The North Carolina native piloting the No. 21 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing holds an average finish of 11.5 through 10 races in 2018. He also has four top five and six top 10 finishes.

Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick rounded out the top five finishers.

Johnny Sauter made his first NASCAR XFINITY Series start since 2014 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday. Sauter replaced Spencer Gallagher after being indefinitely suspended for violating NASCAR’s substance abuse policy in the week leading up.

The driver finished 13th in stage one and sat 19th at the end of stage two. Sauter and the No. 23 team eventually worked their way through the field to leave with a sixth-place finish.\

Brandon Jones started on the pole and saw the lead two different times throughout the running of the race. Jones, driving the No. 19 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, took his XYO Networks Toyota to a finish of 10th.

The NASCAR XFINITY Series will return to action at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26. The Alsco 300 will air live on FOX Sports 1 and MRN radio at 1:00 p.m. ET.