Cole Custer took the lead from Austin Cindric with 20 laps to go and won Friday nights NASCAR Xfinity (NXS) Toyota Care 250 at Richmond Raceway. Custer led 122 laps in route to his fourth career series win and second win of the season.
“It is a great race for us. Our first short track win and second win of the year. It means a ton.” Custer said.
Custer also collected the $100,000 Dash4Cash bonus as the highest finisher among four eligible drivers.
Justin Allgaier finished third, Tyler Reddick fourth and Ryan Sieg finished fifth. Want to win also, go to Bet East and collect.
Cindric’s second-place equaled his career-best NXS career finishes and captured his sixth top-10 finish in 2019.
“It is great to get LTi Printing a great finish here at Richmond and be able to capitalize on what was a better short run car tonight. I have kind of had all spectrums all three of my races here. We will come back here in the playoffs for an important race in the first round with a good notebook. Congrats to Cole and those guys.” Cindric said.
At Talladega, Custer, Cindric, Allgaier and Reddick will be eligible for the next $100,000 Dash4Cash bonus.
Reddick collected his sixth top-five finish of the year despite power-steering Issues.
“Wow, what a battle by my No. 2 Anderson’s Maple Syrup team today to claim our fifth-consecutive top-five finish at one of my most challenging tracks.” Reddick said. “About halfway during Stage 2, the power steering went out in our Camaro, and that didn’t help the situation. We never gave up and kept fighting for every spot we could.”
Elliott Sadler came out of retirement for this race and he finished 12th.
Supra driver Riley Herbst finished ninth in his 2019 NXS debut.
“We started on the pole and led a few laps in the beginning. The whole first stage we just rode in third and fourth. We were cruising. We had a really good Toyota Supra. I made a lot of mistakes tonight. At the end of the stage, I spun my tires and that brought me back down to the mid-teens and 20s.” Herbst said. “I definitely learned a lot every single lap tonight and Richmond is definitely a difficult race track, but it’s fun.”
Xfinity Series Race Number 8 Race Results for the 32nd Annual ToyotaCare 250 – Friday, April 12, 2019 Richmond Raceway – Richmond, VA – 0.75 – Mile Paved Total Race Length – 250 Laps – 187.5 Miles
|1||4||0||Cole Custer||Haas Automation Ford||250||3||1||58||Running|
|2||5||22||Austin Cindric||LTi Printing Ford||250||7||2||48||Running|
|3||7||7||Justin Allgaier||Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet||250||1||0||44||Running|
|4||2||2||Tyler Reddick||Anderson’s Maple Syrup Chevrolet||250||6||8||41||Running|
|5||13||39||Ryan Sieg||Larryâ€™s Hard Lemonade Chevrolet||250||0||5||38||Running|
|6||10||8||Zane Smith||PatientPop Chevrolet||250||8||4||41||Running|
|7||11||23||John Hunter Nemechek #||Falci Adaptive Motorsports Chevrolet||250||5||3||44||Running|
|8||9||98||Chase Briscoe #||Nutri Chomps Ford||250||9||7||35||Running|
|9||1||18||Riley Herbst||Monster Energy Toyota||250||0||0||28||Running|
|10||14||11||Justin Haley #||LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet||250||0||10||28||Running|
|11||15||4||Ross Chastain||teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet||250||0||0||26||Running|
|12||27||10||Elliott Sadler||Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet||250||0||0||25||Running|
|13||6||1||Michael Annett||Pilot Flying J Chevrolet||250||0||0||24||Running|
|14||38||21||Kaz Grala||HotScream Chevrolet||250||0||0||23||Running|
|15||33||90||Dillon Bassett||Bassett Gutters and More Chevrolet||250||0||0||22||Running|
|16||3||20||Christopher Bell||Ruud Toyota||250||2||0||30||Running|
|17||17||8||Gray Gaulding||ACI Chevrolet||250||0||0||20||Running|
|18||32||1||Stephen Leicht||teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet||250||0||0||19||Running|
|19||20||0||Garrett Smithley||teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet||250||0||0||18||Running|
|20||34||93||Brandon Brown #||W.G. Speeks/Carrier Chevrolet||250||0||0||17||Running|
|21||19||7||Ray Black II||ISOKERN Fireplaces & Chimney/Scuba Life Chevrolet||250||0||0||16||Running|
|22||12||9||Noah Gragson||Switch Chevrolet||249||4||6||27||Running|
|23||28||35||Joey Gase||Donate Life Virginia Toyota||249||0||0||14||Running|
|24||23||15||Tyler Matthews||LineTec Services Chevrolet||248||0||0||13||Running|
|25||21||36||Donald Theetge||Circuit Acura/Mercedes-Benz St-Nicolas Chevrolet||247||0||0||12||Running|
|26||24||66||Colin Garrett||Racing for Heroes Toyota||247||0||0||11||Running|
|27||26||78||Vinnie Miller||Koolbox Chevrolet||246||0||0||10||Running|
|28||29||5||Matt Mills||J.F. Electric Chevrolet||245||0||0||9||Running|
|29||22||52||David Starr||Extreme Kleaner Chevrolet||245||0||0||8||Running|
|30||30||99||BJ McLeod||JW Transport LLC Toyota||245||0||0||7||Running|
|31||35||74||Mike Harmon||Woobies Shoes Chevrolet||243||0||0||6||Running|
|33||8||19||Brandon Jones||Juniper Toyota||175||10||9||7||Engine|
|34||25||42||Chad Finchum||Smithbilt Homes Toyota||119||0||0||3||Brakes|
|35||18||51||Jeremy Clements||RepairableVehicles.com Chevrolet||112||0||0||2||Engine|
|36||16||86||Mason Diaz||Solid Rock Carriers Chevrolet||63||0||0||1||Engine|
|37||37||13||Timmy Hill||Richie Anderson Memorial/CrashClaimsR.US Toyota||15||0||0||1||Vibration|
|38||31||38||Jeff Green||RSS Racing Chevrolet||10||0||0||1||Engine|