It’s a big day for the Xfinity Series when they take to the track in Talladega for the Sparks Energy 300. Talladega Motor Speedway will host the third of four “Dash-4-Cash” races and a group of Monster Energy Cup Series drivers will take over the broadcasting duties for the race from the booth itself to the pit road and the Hollywood Hotel.

Last week’s “Dash-4-Cash” winner Elliott Sadler, Austin Cindric, Matt Tifft, and Christopher Bell are all competing for the $100,000 prize this week.

Forty one teams brought cars to the track, but only 40 will make the field for the race.

After two rounds of single car qualifying Daniel Hemric beats out the field in dominating fashion to win the pole and bring the field to the green flag.

The starting lineup for the Sparks Energy 300:
Daniel Hemric
Elliott Sadler – moved to the back of the field for an engine change
Spencer Gallagher
John Hunter Nemechek
Michael Annett
Justin Allgaier
Shane Lee
Tyler Reddick
Ryan Truex
Matt Tifft
Austin Cindric
Cole Custer
Christopher Bell
Ty Majeski
Brandon Jones
Chase Briscoe
Dylan Lupton

Joey Gase – moved to the rear of the field for unapproved adjustments
Ryan Reed
Noah Gagson
Alex Labbe
Ryan Sieg
Joe Nemechek
Jeremy Clements
Vinnie Miller
Ross Chastain
J.J. Yeley
Tommy Joe Martins
BJ McLeod
Spencer Boyd
Josh Williams
Josh Bilicki – moved to the rear of the field for unapproved adjustments
Kaz Grala
Garrett Smithley
Jeff Green
Chad Finchum
David Starr
Timy Hill
Jennifer Jo Cobb
Mike Harmon

Morgan Shepherd did not qualify for the race.

Stages one and two of the race are only 25 laps each with stage three lasting 63 laps around the 2.66 mile super speedway.

In the drivers only broadcast:
Kevin Harvick is the play by play man
Clint Bowyer and Joey Logano are booth analysts
Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones, and Bubba Wallace are pit reporters
and Brad Keselowski and Ricky Stenhouse Jr will take over the Hollywood Hotel.

Daniel Hemric brings the field down for the green flag start of the race and edges out Spencer Gallagher for the lead of the race.

Lap two the drivers are getting three wide. Elliott Sadler has already moved up to 27th place after starting at the back of the field.

Lap four Daniel Hemric holds on to the lead over John Hunter Nemechek; Elliott Sadler has already moved into the top 10 at the number nine position.

Lap five Elliott Sadler is in seventh; Daniel Hemric has a narrow lead on John Hunter Nemechek.

Lap six the top five are Daniel Hemric, Justin Allgaier, Tyler Reddick, Elliott Sadler, and Ryan Truex.

Lap seven the four “Dash-4-Cash” drivers are in the top 15.

Lap eleven, Daniel Hemric holds on to the lead with Justin Allgaier in second; Tyler Reddick, Elliott Sadler, and Ryan Truex round out the top five.

Lap 13 the top five are Daniel Hemric, Justin Allgaier, Tyler Reddick, Elliott Sadler, and Ryan Truex.

Lap 15 Daniel Hemric has led every lap so far; Justin Allgaier is a tenth of a second behind.

Lap 20 Daniel Hemric continues to lead with Justin Allgaier, Tyler Reddick, Elliott Sadler, and Ryan Truex rounding out the top five.

With only four laps remaining in the stage, the drivers are getting spread out in single file.

Daniel Hemric wins stage one.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Daniel Hemric
Justin Allgaier
Ryan Truex
Brandon Jones
John Hunter Nemechek
Matt Tifft
Cole Custer
Elliott Sadler
Shane Lee
Tyler Reddick

Taking only two tires, Daniel Hemric wins the race off of pit road.

Ryan Truex was caught speeding on pit road and will have to start the race at the back of the field.

Daniel Hemric brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 32 and edges out Justin Allgaier to hold on to the lead.

Lap 33 the caution flag comes out for a crash involving several cars including Xfinity newcomer Ty Majeski. Ryan Truex, Dylan Lupton, Kaz Grala, Chad Finchum, and Spencer Boyd were also involved in the crash.

Daniel Hemric brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 41 from the inside lane and jumps out in front of Ryan Reed to hold on to the lead of the race.

Ten to go in stage two and Ryan Reed passes Daniel Hemric to take over the lead of the race.

Daniel Hemric is falling through the field and has dropped out of the top 10.

Lap 42 Elliott Sadler has taken over the lead of the race with Ryan Reed in second; Spencer Gallagher, Michael Annett, and Matt Tifft round out the top five.

Lap 44 Elliott Sadler has a tenth of a second lead on Ryan Reed with Spencer Gallagher in third, Michael Annett in fourth, and Matt Tifft in fifth.

Tyler Reddick’s team has reported some electrical issues and has no AC.

Lap 47 Elliott Sadler continues to lead the race with Ryan Reed in second; Spencer Gallagher, Nichael Annett, and Matt Tifft round out the top five.

Elliott Sadler wins stage two.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Elliott Sadler
Ryan Reed
Spencer Gallagher
Michael Annett
Matt Tifft
Tyler Reddick
Cole Custer
Justin Allgaier
Joey Gase
John Hunter Nemechek

After taking only fuel, Christopher Bell wins the race off of pit road.

Christopher Bell brings the field down for the green flag tart of stage three on lap 57 but it is Elliott Sadler who jumps out in front of the field.

Jeremy Clements’ car blew the engine and he is out of the race.

Lap 58 Elliott Sadler leads the race with Christopher Bell in second with Ryan Reed, John Hunter Nemechek, and Daniel Hemric rounding out the top five.

With 63 laps in stage three the drivers cannot make the entire stage on a single load of fuel; the drivers will have to make a pit stop.

The caution flag came out with 52 laps remaining in the race after Justin Allgaier and Matt Tifft make contact.

Drivers are making pit stops, but some of them will still have to make another stop.

With 47 laps remaining in the race, Elliott Sadler brings the field down for the green flag restart and edges out Christopher Bell to hold on to the lead of the race. The drivers are getting three and four wide back in the field.

Lap 68 Elliott Sadler holds on to the lead of the race with Christopher Bell in second, John Hunter Nemechek in third, Michael Annett in fourth, and Daniel Hemric in fifth.

Lap 70, the top five are Elliott Sadler, John Hunter Nemechek, Daniel Hemric, Christopher Bell, and Matt Tifft.

Elliott Sadler is reporting a possible tire issue.

Drivers are coming down pit road for green flag pit stops. Justin Allgaier is currently in the lead.

Elliott Sadler was caught speeding on pit road avoiding contact with John Hunter Nemechek who hit some water and spun out.

With 36 laps remaining in the race Justin Allgaier is in the lead with Austin Cindric in second.

Lap 79 Justin Allgaier is in the lead with Austin Cindric, Garrett Smithley, Timmy Hill, and Vinnie Miller rounding out the top five.

Lap 83 Justin Allgaier holds on the to lead with Austin Cindric 10 seconds behind; Garrett Smithley, Vinnie Miller, and BJ McLeod round out the top five.

With 27 laps to go, Justin Allgaier has increased his lead to over 12 seconds on Austin Cindric.

Twenty five to go, Justin Allgaier is in the lead by nearly 15 seconds over Austin Cindric; Garrett Smithley, Vinnie Miller, and JB McLeod round out the top five.

Lap 93, Justin Allgaier continues to lead the race and has pulled out to a lead of over 20 seconds on Austin Cindric. There are 18 cars on the lead lap.

With 18 laps to go, the top five are Justin Allgaier, Austin Cindric, Garrett Smithley, Vinnie Miller, and BJ McLeod.

Sixteen to go, There are only 14 cars on the lead lap with Justin Allgaier over 23 seconds out in front.

Lap 100 Justin Allgaier is in fuel conservation mode as he continues to lead the field by a wide gap. Second place drier Austin Cindric is 24 seconds behind.

Ten to go, Justin Allgaier has a lead of nearly 25 seconds on Austin Cindric; Garrett Smithley, Vinnie Miller, and Tyler Reddick round out the top five.

The caution flag comes out with nine laps remaining in the race for a flat tire on Daniel Hemric’s car. The caution flag erases a 25 second lead for Justin Allgaier.

Cole Custer’s car ran out of fuel.

Justin Allgaier has run out of gas.

Austin Cindric takes over the lead of the race with three laps to go. The track is still under yellow flag conditions.

More drivers get stalled on the track out of fuel.

The race will end under a green/white/checker conditions.

Austin Cindric brings the field down for the green flag overtime start but stalls out on the track and Tyler Reddick gets out in front for the lead. The drivers are getting four wide across the track.

Spencer Gallagher challenges Tyler Reddick for the lead and gets out in front after the white flag has waved.

Spencer Gallagher wins the Sparks Energy 300!

The unofficial results of the Sparks Energy 300:
Spencer Gallagher
Brandon Jones
Justin Allgaier
Noah Gragson
Elliott Sadler
Ryan Sieg
John Hunter Nemechek
Thyler Reddick
Cole Custer
Garrett Smithley
J.J. Yeley
Christopher Bell
Jeff Green
Michael Anett
Shane Lee
Chase Briscoe
Vinnie Miller
Tommy Joe Martins
BJ McLeod
Kaz Grala
Joey Gase
Ryan Reed
Daniel Hemric
Alex Labbe
Matt Tifft
Josh Williams
Timmy Hill
Josh Bilicki
Jennifer Jo Cobb
Austin Cindric
Joe Nemechek
David Starr
Mike Harmon
Ross Chastain
Jeremy Clements
Dylan Lupton
Ty Majeski
Ryan Truex
Chad Finchum
Spencer Boyd

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