NASCAR Xfinity results from Texas Motor Speedway
Today, the NASCAR Playoffs continue in Fort Worth, Texas. Texas Motor Speedway is set for the first race in the Round of 8 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
View the 2021 Texas results for the NASCAR Xfinity Series below.
AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric line up on the front row. 200 laps of stock car racing are up next…
Texas Xfinity Race
Stage 1 – Report
Laps: 45 (1-45 / 200)
Green flag, Allmendinger wins the race into turn one. Hemric slides Cindric for 2nd into turn three. Cindric quickly retakes the 2nd position as Hemric gets loose.
Allmendinger has caught the tail of the field. The lap car of Gase runs low off the corner, Allmendinger gets trapped behind him as Cindric drives by both of them on the outside to take the lead.
Lap 21, the competition caution is out.
Green, Cindric and Allmendinger run near even into turn one. Multiple cars stacked up on the restart including Sam Mayer who now has a tire rub. The caution is back out.
Green, Hemric pushes Cindric clear into turn one. Hamric takes over 2nd in the process.
Lap 33, Allmendinger gets loose and Gragson gets into the back of him to make it worse. Allmendinger chases the car all the way up the track and drops out of the top 5 but he keeps it rolling and out of the wall.
6 to go in stage one, JJ Yeley stalls on the apron, caution.
Hemric and many drivers pit but most of the leaders stay out. It will be a 1 lap shootout to the stage end.
Green, Cindric beats Gragson into turn one. Gragson and Allmendinger run side by side for 2nd.
Austin Cindric wins stage one at Texas Motor Speedway!
Texas Race Results (Stage 1) : 1. Austin Cindric; 2. Noah Gragson; 3. AJ Allmendinger; 4. Justin Allgaier; 5. Michael Annett; 6. Justin Haley; 7. Harrison Burton; 8. Jeremy Clements; 9. Brett Moffitt; 10. Brandon Brown;
Texas Xfinity Race
Stage 2 – Report
Laps: 45 (46-90 / 200)
The leaders hit the pit lane. Many stay out as the pitted just laps ago. Hemric cycles to the lead with John Hunter Nemechek to his outside. Cindric restarts 19th.
Green flag on stage two, Hemric is clear before turn one. Nemechek holds 2nd off turn two.
Lap 55, caution for debris.
Green, Hemric and Nemechek run side by side into turn one and off turn two. They remain side by side off turn four. Nemechek runs wide back in turn two, Hemric holds the lead as Sam Mayer takes over 2nd.
Lap 65, Ryan Sieg spins off turn two, caution.
Green, Hemric leads into turn one. Nemechek retakes 2nd.
Lap 72, Nemechek runs high in turn three as Hemric rolls the bottom. Nemechek builds momentum and crosses under Hemric off turn four. Nemechel leads. Hemric drives it deep to the bottom in turn three to retake the spot.
Lap 74, Nemechek fights back on the outside. He works to his right rear and pulls even off turn two, Nemechek clears him into turn three, Nemechek leads.
John Hunter Nemechek cruises to the win in stage two at Texas Motor Speedway!
Texas Race Results (Stage 2) : 1. John Hunter Nemechek; 2. Daniel Hemric; 3. Sam Mayer; 4. Jeb Burton; 5. Justin Haley; 6. Riley Herbst; 7. Michael Annett; 8. Justin Allgaier; 9. Noah Gragson; 10. AJ Allmendinger;
Texas Xfinity Race
Stage 3 – Report
Laps: 110 (91-200 / 200)
The field hits the pit lane. Nemechek is first in and first off.
Pit Penalty: Justin Haley will go to the tail for an uncontrolled tire. Really slow stop for Allmendinger as they struggled with the left front tire.
Green flag on stage three, Nemechek leads into turn one as Hemric spins the tires on the outside lane.
Lap 100, Tanner Berryhill gets loose under Dylan Lupton. He chases up the hill and puts them both in the wall. Jade Buford is collected as they spin across the track. The caution is back out.
Green, Nemechek noses ahead with a push from Mayer into turn one. Allgaier clips the grass through the tri-oval but he gathers it up to take 3rd.
Lap 142, CJ McLaughlin spins off turn four on his own. He slides through the grass and the caution is out.
Most the field hits the pit lane. Nemechek is first in and first off.
Pit Penalty: Nemechek will go to the tail as the crew was over the wall too soon.
Green, Hemric leads into turn one with a push from Cindric. Cindric and Allgaier run side by side for 2nd off turn two. Cindric gets loose on the bottom and Allgaier takes over 2nd.
Lap 162, Nemechek has climbed to 8th after serving the penalty. He was three wide at the restart and he’s been slicing through them ever since.
36 to go, Gragson side drafts Cindric down the back. He drives deep to the bottom in turn three and clears him for 3rd.
30 to go, Hemric leads Allgaier by 2.6 seconds. Nemechek slides Haley for 7th.
28 to go, Brandon Brown runs wide, spins off turn two and slams the inside wall. The caution is out.
Hemric and most of the leaders head for the pit lane. Nemechek wins the race to the pit exit with 2 tires as Hemric is off 2nd with four fresh tires. Harrison Burton is the only car to stay out.
Green, Nemechek and Burton run side by side into turn one and off turn two. Burton noses ahead on the inside into turn three.
20 to go, Nemechek dives to the inside of Burton in turn one. He side drafts down the back and takes the lead into turn three.
Burton has a run off turn four, Nemechek throws a block through the tri-oval. Nemechek holds the lead.
17 to go, Hemric barely clears Burton off turn four. for 2nd He slams the door shut and takes the position as Burton lifts to keep from wrecking him.
10 to go, Nemechek leads Hemric by 1.1 seconds. Both drives run right through the bottom portion of the traction compound.
6 to go, Nemechek catches back to back lap cars on corner exit. Hemric has closed to 0.6 seconds.
5 to go, Nemechek opens the gap back up.
John Hunter Nemechek wins at Texas Motor Speedway!
Texas Motor Speedway Results
October 16, 2021
NASCAR Xfinity Series
Pos | Driver
1. John Hunter Nemechek
2. Daniel Hemric
3. Noah Gragson
4. Justin Allgaier
5. Austin Cindric
6. AJ Allmendinger
7. Justin Haley
8. Harrison Burton
9. Michael Annett
10. Brandon Jones
11. Jeb Burton
12. Riley Herbst
13. Sam Mayer
14. Ryan Sieg
15. Kaz Grala
16. Brett Moffitt
17. Bayley Currey
18. Tommy Joe Martins
19. Josh Williams
20. Austin Hill
21. Myatt Snider
22. Ryan Vargas
23. Jeffrey Earnhardt
24. Alex Labbe
25. Kyle Weatherman
26. Joe Graf Jr
27. Mason Massey
28. Spencer Boyd
29. Jeremy Clements
30. Joey Gase
31. Jesse Little
32. Matt Mills
33. Brandon Brown
34. David Starr
35. CJ McLaughlin
36. Landon Cassill
37. Tanner Berryhill
38. Dylan Lupton
39. Jade Buford
40. JJ Yeley
NASCAR Xfinity Series
Points After: Texas
Round of 8 (Race 1 of 3)
Pos | Driver | Points =/- Cut
1. AJ Allmendinger
2. Austin Cindric
3. Justin Allgaier
4. Noah Gragson
— Championship Finale Cutline —
5. Daniel Hemric
6. Justin Haley
7. Harrison Burton
8. Brandon Jones