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Ty Gibbs wins with overtime move at Atlanta

The 19-year-old Ty Gibbs has won NASCAR Xfinity Series of many varieties, from his series début to dominating a road course, and now to winning on a pseudo-superspeedway with a last-lap overtime move. A strong run on the final lap propelled Gibbs to his sixth career Xfinity win and first on the reconfigured Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Noah Gragson, last week’s winner in Phoenix and who had one of his 2021 trips to Atlanta end with a fight with current Kaulig Racing Cup colleague Daniel Hemric, started on the pole and led the until the competition caution. Gragson continued to lead on the restart but JR Motorsports team-mate Josh Berry ultimately beat him to the stage win; JRM drivers locked out the top four with Gragson, Justin Allgaier, and Sam Mayer following. Behind were Trevor Bayne, Austin Hill, Jeb Burton, Brandon Brown, Brandon Jones, and Sheldon Creed.

Gragson’s race began to deteriorate after hitting the wall on lap 51 which dropped him a lap off the leaders. At stage’s end, A.J. Allmendinger led Hemric, Jade Buford, Tommy Joe Martins, Sage Karam, Creed, Brown, Hill, Trevor Bayne, and Jeb Burton. Lap 105 saw the first wreck of the day involving Buford and Jeremy Clements, which was followed by an accident claiming Joe Graf Jr. and Hemric. Mayer spun on lap 128, followed by Creed, Berry, and Brown spinning together ten circuits later. The largest accident of the night came on lap 152 with twelve drivers being collected on the frontstretch.

Myatt Snider was the leader under the ensuing caution laps, but a shower of sparks led to him being off the pace coming to the restart before he was clipped from behind by Herbst on the frontstretch, though he avoided impact with the field. The incident resulted in overtime, only for another caution to wave after multiple drivers crashed again which necessitated a twelve-minute red flag for cleanup.

Ryan Sieg and Hill comprised the front row for the second overtime attempt. Hill was the leader as he took the white flag, but Gibbs found a run on the inside as they approached turn one and cleared him for the lead and eventually the victory. He is the first repeat winner of the 2022 Xfinity season after winning at Las Vegas a fortnight ago.

The overtake for the win meant both NASCAR support races at Atlanta on Saturday ended with a Toyota driver making a final-lap pass in the tri-oval for the win. Corey Heim, whom Gibbs beat for the 2021 ARCA Menards Series championship, pulled the same move in the Camping World Truck Series race earlier in the day.

“If there is a gap, you’ve got to take it like Aryton Senna said, I did it,” commented Gibbs. “There almost wasn’t a gap, but there was and send it.”

Race results

Finish Start Number Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Status
1 4 54 Ty Gibbs Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 172 Running
2 14 21 Austin Hill Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 172 Running
3 7 16 A.J. Allmendinger Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 172 Running
4 24 98 Riley Herbst Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 172 Running
5 10 10 Landon Cassill Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 172 Running
6 26 91 Mason Massey DGM Racing Chevrolet 172 Running
7 3 19 Brandon Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 172 Running
8 28 92 Kyle Weatherman DGM Racing Chevrolet 172 Running
9 13 2 Sheldon Creed Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 172 Running
10 9 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Ford 172 Running
11 21 66 J.J. Yeley MBM Motorsports Ford 172 Running
12 32 6 Ryan Vargas JD Motorsports Chevrolet 172 Running
13 19 26 Jeffrey Earnhardt Sam Hunt Racing Toyota 172 Running
14 16 02 Brett Moffitt Our Motorsports Chevrolet 172 Running
15 12 27 Jeb Burton Our Motorsports Chevrolet 172 Running
16 27 23 Anthony Alfredo Our Motorsports Chevrolet 172 Running
17 35 35 Shane Lee Emerling-Gase Motorsports Toyota 172 Running
18 11 68 Brandon Brown Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet 172 Running
19 17 36 Alex Labbé DGM Racing Chevrolet 172 Running
20 37 45 Tommy Joe Martins Alpha Prime Racing Chevrolet 172 Running
21 15 1 Sam Mayer JR Motorsports Chevrolet 172 Running
22 36 78 Josh Williams B.J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 172 Running
23 23 07 Joe Graf Jr. SS-Green Light Racing Ford 172 Running
24 31 28 Kyle Sieg RSS Racing Ford 172 Running
25 25 99 Stefan Parsons B.J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 172 Running
26 1 9 Noah Gragson JR Motorsports Chevrolet 172 Running
27 38 34 Jesse Iwuji Jesse Iwuji Motorsports Chevrolet 172 Running
28 5 18 Trevor Bayne Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 172 Running
29 20 4 Bayley Currey JD Motorsports Chevrolet 172 Running
30 22 31 Myatt Snider Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet 171 Running
31 33 5 Matt Mills B.J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet 165 Accident
32 29 44 Sage Karam Alpha Prime Racing Chevrolet 154 Accident
33 2 8 Josh Berry JR Motorsports Chevrolet 153 Accident
34 6 7 Justin Allgaier JR Motorsports Chevrolet 152 Accident
35 8 11 Daniel Hemric Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 113 Accident
36 34 38 Loris Hezemans* RSS Racing Toyota 112 Accident
37 18 51 Jeremy Clements Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 106 Accident
38 30 48 Jade Buford Big Machine Racing Team Chevrolet 105 Accident
Italics – Competing for Rookie of the Year
* – Ineligible for Xfinity points

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