Allgaier drove a high 67 of 200 laps, but Perry trailed Allgaier in the penultimate race for the green flag. The two cracked the winding traffic, swapping positions and lanes a few times, but Perry eventually beat Allgaier with 55 laps to go.
The last warning flew into Lap 159, when Bailey CoreyThe No. 4 Chevrolet has suffered a mechanical failure. During the pit stop, the feedstock fell from second to fifth. The No. 7 Chevrolet climbed to second place, but lost 0.604 seconds. Perry led each of the last 55 laps en route to victory.
In fourth place, Gragson took home a $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus, the last of four bonuses offered by Xfinity this season. This is Gragson’s fifth Dash 4 Cash win. The other eligible contenders this week were AJ AlmendirAnd Landon Castle And Ryan Sage. The Allmendinger finished sixth, Sieg 10 and Cassill 12.
There were no problems with the post-race check. #16 Allmendinger Chevrolet has one nut that is unsecured and unsecured which will result in a fine. Mayer had a rear wheel left separate from the car after the pit stop at the conclusion of the first stage, which would result in a four-week suspension for crew chief Taylor Muir and two pit crew members.
First stage winner: Sam Meyer
Second stage winner: Justin Alger
Who had a good race: In the previous five races, Justin Allgaier had never finished the race higher than 14th, a stretch of two DNFs and four finishes outside the top 20. Allgaier has not won in each of the past 34 races. His last appearance was in Darlington, which is where the series is headed next. … in fifth, Sam Mayer has finished fourth in fifth in the last five races. Meyer had to rally to the front twice after issues on the pit road. Charging back across the field after losing his wheel in Stage 1, Meyer also plowed into the pit way at Lap 94, sending him to the rear to start Stage 3. Meyer proved fast enough to get home with the top five.
Who had a bad race: John Hunter Nemecic He qualified ninth in a Toyota #18 for Joe Gibbs Racing and was fighting on the sidelines of the top five before suffering a brake failure, Nimchik descended into the garage area on lap 83 and ended his day. Nemechek scored two goals in his best three starts for Xfinity earlier this season, including a runner-up performance last time out in Richmond. Saturday marked the worst ending to Nymchik’s career.
Noticeable: By finishing in 10th place, Ryan Sieg finished 4th in a row in the top ten, a career long run.
Next race: The series races on May 7 at Darlington Raceway (1:30pm EST, FS1).