Justin Haley won Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Haley went from tenth to the lead in the final 10 laps of the race to win and advance into the next round.
“Got this thing into the Round of 8. That’s the most important,” Haley told NBCSN post-race.
For Haley, this marks his third straight win. His previous two wins came at Talladega in June and Daytona in August.
Haley was leading the race when the caution came out on the back straightaway that involved playoff contender Harrison Burton and four other drivers.
Michael Annett, who originally finished the race in second but his car was disqualified for failing post-race inspection.
Rounding out the top five were Ryan Sieg in second, Noah Gragson in third, Brandon Jones in fourth and Daniel Hemric in fifth.
Ryan Sieg, who finished second marked his second straight top five finish. Noah Gragson’s third place finish marks his sixth top 10 finish in a row.
Chase Briscoe, who won both stages of the race, lost the lead with 2 laps to go after hitting the wall.
Rounding out the top ten were Ross Chastain in sixth, Josh Williams in seventh, Garrett Smithley in eighth, Brandon Brown in ninth and Alex Labbe in tenth.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series will head to the Charlotte Roval at 3:30 p.m. Eastern on October 10th. This race will mark the first playoff elimination race.
Stage 1 Winner: Chase Briscoe
Stage 2 Winner: Chase Briscoe
Race Winner: Justin Haley
TALLADEGA, Al.— As many drivers were losing fuel, Justin Hayley will win a relatively calm General Tire 200 from Talladega Superspeedway. A late race caution from a spin by Bret Holmes on the white flag lap left the race with a one lap shootout. Brandon Lynn ran out of fuel under the yellow flag which gave Justin Hayley the lead.
“That was crazy. Qualifying got cancelled and we had to work our way from the back. We had some ignition issues halfway through the race. We had to race back through it. I can’t say enough about these MBM Motorsports guys. I always wanted to run ‘Dega. I can’t thank MBM guys enough,” Hayley told Fox Sports 2.
This is Hayley’s first career ARCA superspeedway win. He outlasted Andy Seuss by 0.108 seconds. This is Hayley’s 13th ARCA start
For Suess, his day was relatively quiet. Suess was able to work his way to the second position in the General Tire 200.
Spencer Davis finished third. Austin Theriault was up front for most of the race, but finished fourth. Shane Lee was also up front for most of the race and rounded out the top-five.
While all his competitors for the points lead crashed, Theriault was able to extend his points lead. Theriault also led the most laps at 24.
Next up for the ARCA Racing Series is a trip to Toledo Speedway. The race will be live on MAVTV and arcaracing.com on May 21st beginning at 2:00 p.m. EST.