Austin Cindric wins Xfinity race at Phoenix

Ruling series champ Austin Cindric ended up being the very first motorist to win several Xfinity races this season, taking the checkered flag Saturday at Phoenix Raceway.

It’s his 2nd win in a row at the 1-mile track. He won there last November to declare his very first Xfinity title.

Saturday’s success goes with his win previously this season at Daytona.

Ty Gibbs, making his very first start given that his win last month on the Daytona roadway course, completed second. Brandon Brown completed a career-high 3rd. Riley Herbst, who had actually not scored a leading 10 this season, completed fourth. AJ Allmendinger put 5th.

Cindric held the lead on a two-lap reboot after the 12th care of the 200-lap race. Justin Allgaier got to the beyond Cindric however Allgaier struck the wall. He completed eighth.

PHASE 1 WINNER: Austin Cindric

PHASE 2 WINNER: Daniel Hemric

WHO HAD An EXCELLENT RACE: Brandon Brown’s third-place surface was his finest lead to 91 profession Xfinity races. … Bayley Currey‘s seventh-place finish was the best of his Xfinity career. His previous best finish was 12th.

WHO HAD A BAD RACE: Noah Gragson had a mechanical issue and finished 39th in the 40-car field. He has finished 28th or worse in four of the five races. This is the third time he’s stopped working to complete this season. He had 3 DNFs last season. … Gragson’s JR Motorsports colleague, Michael Annett, went to the garage early with engine problems and completed 38th. … A crash got rid of Josh Berry. He completed 36th for JR Motorsports. … Brandon Jones was gotten rid of in a crash after contact from AJ Allmendinger. Jones completed 33rd.

NOTABLE: Winner Austin Cindric and sixth-place finisher Jeb Burton are the only motorist to location in the leading 10 in each of the very first 5 races of the season.

NEXT: The series races at 5 p.m. ET March 20 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on FS1.

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