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XFS: Allgaier wins for first time since 2012

(MRN) Justin Allgaier put the field in his rear-view mirror on the day’s final restart Saturday at Phoenix Raceway, darting away to the victory which ended a five-year winless streak. Allgaier started fifth in the Number-7 Junior Motorsports Chevrolet and led a race-high eighty-five laps, including the final nineteen trips around the one-mile desert oval, in notching his fourth career victory but first since August 2012 in Montreal. The margin of victory was three-quarters of a second over runner-up Ryan Blaney with Erik Jones, rookie William Byron and points leader Elliott Sadler completing the top five. Allgaier, Byron and Sadler gave Junior Motorsports three of the top five finishing positions. Byron had started from the pole but failed to lead a lap en route to his fourth-place finish … Allgaier collected a one hundred thousand-dollar bonus for winning the opening race of this year’s “Dash-4-Cash” promotion that continues next month in Bristol, Tennessee.

Top 10 Finishers in the DC Solar 200

DRIVER STARTING POSITION LAPS LED

1. Justin Allgaier (5) 85

2. Ryan Blaney (33) 15

3. Erik Jones (2) 65

4. William Byron (R) (Pole) —

5. Elliott Sadler (6) —

6. Darrell Wallace Jr. (7) —

7. Daniel Hemric (R) (35) —

8. Brennan Poole (17) —

9. Michael Annett (12) —

10. Ty Dillon (13) —

Unofficial Point Standings – After 4 Races

DRIVER POINTS BEHIND LEADER

1. Elliott Sadler 144 —-

2. William Byron (R) 133 -11

3. Ryan Reed 121 -23

4. Justin Allgaier 115 -29

5. Darrell Wallace Jr. 109 -35

6. Daniel Hemric (R) 104 -40

7. Brennan Poole 98 -46

8. Matt Tifft (R) 91 -53

9. Michael Annett 89 -55

10. Dakoda Armstrong 84 -60

 

 

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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