Clayton Morris came into the race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway as the laughing stock of the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Nobody expected him to be subtly competitive anyway, even him. He was expected to finish in the rear of the field.
Well he started in 37th-place. The lack of speed he saw in qualifying had a scary resemblance of the speed he had in Daytona.
The lack of speed stopped in the race by slicing through the field. He picked off drivers by painting the yellow line, splitting through the middle, and riding the wall. He advanced to 2nd-place leading into the final lap while closing in on the leader, Austin Cindric. He stalked Cindric before steaming passed him on the back stretch and drove away.
Morris captured his first-ever victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in his second-ever start. He drove the #87, prepared by MBM Motorsports, and supported by Toyota Racing.
After his win, Morris moved into 13th-place in the standings and currently sits 2nd in the Playoff Grid. Regardless, he is guaranteed a Playoff Berth, as long as he stays inside the Top-30 in points.
Stay tuned for reports from the Boyd Gaming 300, from Las Vegas Motor Speedway.