JR Motorsports Tames the Monster

After a wild and crazy weekend in Talladega, the NASCAR Xfinity Series travels to Dover, Delaware to take on the Monster Mile and Miles the Monster with the A-Game 200.

This is the final race in the Dash-4-Cash race where Noah Gragson, Ryan Sieg, Landon Cassill, and AJ Allmendinger will all compete for the $100,000 prize.  The driver doesn’t have to win the race but be the first of the four drivers to cross the finish line.

After a single round of qualifying, Brandon Jones puts his Joe Gibbs Racing number 19 car on the pole with 18 year old Sam Mayer starting alongside on the front row.

Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski join Adam Alexander in the FOX Broadcast booth for today’s race.

Brett Moffitt, Chad Finchum, Myatt Snider, Ryan Sieg, Rajah Caruth, Ryan Ellis, Jeremy Clements, and Josh Williams will all have to start the race from the back of the field after the crews made some unapproved adjustments to the cars.

Las week in Talladega Brett Moffitt broke a bone in his foot; but armed with a special shoe, he is ready to race.

Stages one and two of the race are 45 laps each with stage three lasting 110 laps for a total of 200 laps around the one mile track.

Brandon Jones brings the field down for the green flag start of the race from the outside lane and edges out for the lead.

Lap two, Brandon Jones leads the race with Sam Mayer in second; Josh Berry, Noah Gragson, and AJ Allmendinger round out the top five.

Lap four, Brandon Jones has already pulled out to a lead of nearly a second and a half on Sam Mayer; Josh Berry, Noah Gragson, and Ty Gibbs round out the top five.

Rajah Caruth gets loose but saves the car and the track stays green.

Lap nine, Brandon Jones has a second and a half lead on Sam Mayer.  John Hunter Nemechek gets into the back of AJ Allmendinger; Allmendinger saves the car.

AJ Allmendinger reports that the oil temperature in his car has “sky rocketed”.

Lap 19, Brandon Jones has a lead of over a second and a half on Sam Mayer; Josh Berry, Justin Allgaier, and Noah Gragson round out the top five.

David Starr brings out the first caution flag of the race when he makes contact with Kyle Weatherman; Jeremy Clements also spins out trying to avoid the wreck.

Lap 27, Brandon Jones brings the field down for the green flag restart from the outside lane with the JR Motorsports drivers lined up behind him.  Jones gets out in front for the lead. 

Lap 28, Brandon Jones has led every lap so far; Sam Mayer, Josh Berry, Justin Allgaier, and Noah Gragson round out the top five.

Lap 30, Sam Mayer is not letting leader Brandon Jones run away this time. 

Lap 31, Sam Mayer gives Brandon Jones a bumper and passes to take the lead.

Lap 35, the top five are  Sam Mayer, Brandon Jones, Justin Allgaier, Josh Berry, and Noah Gragson.

Lap 39, Josh Berry and Noah Gragson battle for fifth when Ty Gibbs comes up and takes fifth place.  Sam Mayer is the leader.

Sam Mayer wins stage one.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Sam Mayer
Justin Allgaier
Josh Berry
Brandon Jones
John Hunter Nemechek
Ty Gibbs
AJ Allmendinger
Noah Gragson
Riley Herbst
Sheldon Creed

Sam Mayer and Justin Allgaier were battling for the lead at the end of the stage.

Drivers come down pit road for service.  Parker Retzlaff missed his pit box coming down pit road.  Brandon Jones wins the race off of pit road.

Sam Mayer has to make a second pit stop after losing a tire.

Brandon Jones brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 55 with Ty Gibbs alongside.  Jones jumps out in front for the lead and pulls away.  Drivers battle for position.

Rajah Caruth is slowed on the track but the track stays green.  He takes his car to the garage with a broken shock mount.

Lap 58, Brandon Jones leads the race with Ty Gibbs in second; AJ Allmendinger, Justin Allgaier, and John Hunter Nemechek round out the top five.

There are 31 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 61, Sam Mayer has moved up to 21st place after having to restart the race from the back of the field.

Lap 62, Brandon Jones has a lead of nearly half a second on Ty Gibbs; AJ Allmendinger, Justin Allgaier, and John Hunter Nemechek round out the top five.

Lap 63, Kaz Grala has to make an unscheduled trip down pit road with a loose wheel.

Lap 69, Brandon Jones continues to lead the race with Ty Gibbs in second; Justin Allgaier, AJ Allmendinger, and John Hunter Nemechek round out the top five.

Lap 72, Ty Gibbs comes up to battle with Brandon Jones for the lead; but Jones holds Gibbs off.

Lap 75, leaders have encountered slower traffic.

Lap 77, Justin Allgaier comes up to pass Ty Gibbs for second and sets his sights on the leader.

Lap 79, there are 28 cars on the lead lap with one driver off the track.

Lap 80, Justin Allgaier passes Brandon Jones for the lead.

Lap 83, John Hunter Nemechek has a flat tire and has to work his way to pit road.  The tire shreds before he makes it to pit road but the track stays green.

Lapa 85, the top five are Justin Allgaier, Brandon ones, AJ Allmendinger, Ty Gibbs, and Josh Berry with 25 cars on the lead lap.

John Hunter Nemechek takes his car to the garage with no brakes.

Lap 88, Justin Allgaier has a one second lead on Brandon Jones.

Mason Massey brings out the caution flag when he gets into the wall.

Justin Allgaier wins stage two under caution.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Justin Allgaier
Brandon Jones
AJ Allmendinger
Josh Berry
Ty Gibbs
Riley Herbst
Noah Gragson
Daniel Hemric
Sheldon Creed
Austin Hill

After restarting stage two at the back of the field, Sam Mayer has worked his way through the field to 12th place.

Drivers come down pit road for service with Justin Allgaier winning the race off of pit road.  After working his way through the field, Sam Mayer was caught for speeding on pit road and will have to restart the race from the back of the field.

Brandon Jones has to make a second trip down pit road with loose lug nuts.

Justin Allgaier brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three from the outside lane with team mate Josh Berry alongside.  Allgaier edges out for the lead after a short battle with Berry.

Lap 100, halfway, Justin Allgaier leads the race with team mate Josh Berry in second; Ty Gibbs, AJ Allmendinger, and Riley Herbst round out the top five.

Lap 102, Sam Mayer is in 20th place.

Stefan Parsons brings out the fourth cautio flag of the race when he spins out on lap 104.

Riley Herbst is the only driver who comes down pit road for service.  All of the drivers must make a pit stop at some point during stage three.

Justin Allgaier brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 108 and gets out in front for the lead.

Lap 109, Justin Allgaier leads the race with team mate Josh Berry in second; Ty Gibbs, Daniel Hemric, and AJ Allmendinger round out the top five.

Lap 115, Justin Allgaier has a near half second lead on Josh Berry; Ty Gibbs, Daniel Hemric, and AJ Allmendinger round out the top five.

Lap 122, Justin Allgaier still leads the race but second place driver Josh Berry has closed the gap; Ty Gibbs, Daniel Hemric, and AJ Allmendinger round out the top five.

Lap 130, Justin Allgaier has a near half second lead on Josh Berry; Ty Gibbs, Daniel Hemric, and AJ Allmendinger round out the top five.  Coming through the field once again, Sam Mayer has entered the top 10.

Lap 141, Justin Allgaier continues to lead the race with Josh Berry half a second behind; Ty Gibbs, Daniel Hemric, and AJ Allmendinger round out the top five.  Sam Mayer is up to seventh place.

Lap 146, Josh Berry passes Justin Allgaier for the lead.  The two swap the lead back and forth a couple of times before Josh Berry takes the lead.

Fifty to go, Josh Berry leads the race with Justin Allgaier in second; Ty Gibbs, Daniel Hemric, and AJ Allmendinger round out the top five.  There are only 17 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 158, Bayley Currey brings out the fifth caution flag when he loses the rear end of the car and spins out.

Drivers come down pit road for fresh tires and a full load of fuel.  Josh Berry wins the race off of pit road.  Justin Allgaier had a slow pit stop and came back out on the track in fifth place.

Lap 167, Josh Berry brings the field down for the green flag restart from the outside lane with Daniel Hemric alongside.  Hemric gets out in front initially, but Josh Berry comes up and takes the lead.

Lap 167, Josh Berry leads the race with Justin Allgaier in second; Daniel Hemric, Noah Gragson and Ty Gibbs round out the top five.

FOX broadcaster Adam Alexander pointed out that in the previous three Dash-4-Cash races the driver who won the money finished the race in third place.  Noah Gragson is currently in third place.

Lap 181, Josh Berry has a second and a half lead on Justin Allgaier; Noah Gragson, Daniel Hemric, and Ty Gibbs round out the top five.  Sam Mayer has worked his way up to eighth place.  There are 18 cars on the lead lap.

Daniel Hemric and Sheldon Creed make contact in a battle for position but the track stays green.

With 13 laps remaining in the race, JR Motorsports has all four of its drivers in the top five.  Ty Gibbs is the only driver in the top five not a part of JR Motorsports.

Ten to go!  Josh Berry has a two second lead on Justin Allgaier; Noah Gragson, Ty Gibbs, and Sam Mayer round out the top five.  There are 17 cars on the lead lap.

Ty Gibbs passes Noah Gragson for third.

Five to go, Justin Allgaier has cut the gap to leader Josh Berry down to just one second.

Josh Berry takes the white flag.

Josh Berry wins the race for his first win of the season with Justin Allgaier in second.  For only the second time in Xfinity Series history, four of the top five drivers came from the same team – JR Motorsports.  This is the fifth Dover win for JR Motorsports.

Noah Gragson wins the Dash-4-Cash prize.  All four of the Dash-4-Cash winners came from Kaulig Racing and JR Motorsports.

The unofficial results of the A-Game 200:
Josh Berry
Justin Allgaier
Ty Gibbs
Noah Gragson
Sam Mayer
AJ Allmendinger
Brandon Jones
Sheldon Creed
Riley Herbst
Ryan Sieg
Daniel Hemric
Landon Cassill
Brett Moffitt
Austin Hill
Anthony Alfredo
Jeb Burton
Parker Retzlaff
Brandon Brown
Alex Labbe
Ryan Ellis
Chandler Smith
Myatt Snider
JJ Yeley
Kaz Grala
Josh Williams
Ryan Vargas
Kyle weatherman
Joe Graf Jr
Jeremy Clements
Stefan Parsons
Matt Mills
Chad Finchum
Patrick Emerling
Mason Massey
David Starr
Bayley Currey
John Hunter Nemechek
Rajah Caruth


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