On the closing lap of previous traditional time in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 250, Brandon Jones stole a victory and a piece of historical previous from Austin Cindric.
Restarting from seventh situation within the 2d previous traditional time try, Jones charged forward and wrested the lead from Cindric, who became as soon as no longer as a lot as one lap far from tying Sam Ard’s NASCAR Xfinity Series document of four straight victories, a feat Ard carried out in 1983.
After Cindric led Lap 174, the seventh circuit of previous traditional time, Jones obtained a flee beneath the No. 22 Crew Penske Ford and powered his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota previous Cindric thru Turn 1. Jones crossed the originate line .405 seconds sooner than the No. 22 Mustang.
Harrison Burton, who had the fastest lengthy-flee car within the flee, completed third. Burton had a fully satisfied lead over Cindric when Joe Graf Jr.’s brush with the Turn 4 wall on Lap 164 of a scheduled 167 introduced out the fourth caution and despatched the flee to previous traditional time.
After the most important try at previous traditional time became as soon as foiled by Jesse Itsy-bitsy’s lumber in Turn 2, Jones got here from the fourth row to score his 2d victory of the 365 days, his 2d straight at Kansas and the third of his occupation.
“We’re never out of this thing-that’s what I admire about these guys (the No. 19 workforce),” stated Jones, who ran the Friday/Saturday Truck Series doubleheader sooner than ice climbing within the Xfinity car on Saturday afternoon. “We contend with our head within the game. We don’t gain excited during these races. We continue to originate changes.
“My solutions, I have confidence, became as soon as gorgeous elegant. It’s been a lengthy two days. I feel exhausted, and clearly, the warmth is gigantic here. Looking forward to celebrating with these guys, and it feels vast to be attend in Victory Lane.”
Jones has completed seventh and first within the final two races, after a laborious-luck string of four events in which his most efficient originate became as soon as 30th.
Cindric became as soon as marvelous in defeat but had to 2d-wager his choice to dash away the internal lane open on the closing lap.
“There’s about 20 issues I feel admire I ought to possess done in every other case,” Cindric stated. “It became as soon as refined, attributable to up elevated became as soon as most neatly-most accepted all day, and also you doubtlessly can in most cases generate momentum. I didn’t know that we didn’t fairly gain the ideal adjustment there on the cease, so I became as soon as doubtlessly tighter than I wished to be, but, overall, staring on the replay, he (Jones) obtained a hell of a flee on the underside, and I knew he had some momentum.
“If I possibly would possess known he became as soon as coming from the underside, I doubtlessly would possess pulled all of the vogue down to bound myself into (Turns) 1 and 2 and been ready to strive against for it in 3 and 4, but, overall, congrats to him. He earned it. He went from seventh to the lead in two laps. It’s admire the third or fourth time we’ve lost on a green-white-checker after being the leader on the line. There are a thousand diversified stuff you are going to be ready to supply correct and depraved and also you’ve obtained to belief your intestine and belief the auto goes to stay. Overall, it elegant wasn’t within the cards for four in a row.”
Cindric became as soon as accurate on restarts, but Burton twice became as soon as ready to flee him down from deficits of three seconds or extra during lengthy green-flag runs. Burton had taken the lead with 9 laps left in regulation and pulled out to a cushion of a pair of 2d sooner than Graf’s incident in Turn 4.
The runner-up originate and a sweep of the most important two stages propelled Cindric previous 14th-situation finisher Proceed Briscoe to the high of the sequence standings. Cindric leads Briscoe by four aspects heading to the Side street America street route two weeks due to this truth.
Ryan Sieg solidified his contend with on a Playoff location by staying out on older tires through the fourth caution and ending fifth. Eleventh within the standings, Sieg now has a 66-level lead over Jeremy Clements in 13th. Twelve drivers will qualify for the Xfinity Series postseason.
Ross Chastain ran fifth, his 15th high-10 consequence in 17 races this season. Justin Haley, Daniel Hemric, Michael Annett, Riley Herbst and Justin Allgaier performed the high 10.
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