Justin Allgaier led 109 laps in his second-straight NASCAR Xfinity Series race win and captures the weekend sweep at Richmond Raceway.
This race was entertaining at times. When a driver leads by approximately ten seconds like Allgaier did late, it’s important to recognize how significant that is. Allgaier has had a tough season, but turned it around lately. After winning both races at Richmond, he has three wins and 25 Playoff points heading into Bristol where he was leading until Noah Gragson wrecked him for the win.
Most doubleheaders create intriguing storylines. For example, if a teams struggles one day, they have an opportunity to improve on their mistakes. Conversely, teams have the potential to worsen thecar too. NASCAR had a good experimental formula to start by reverting to the results from the first race then inverting the starting lineup for the second race a certain position. NASCAR is truly a humbling sport because drivers who dominate at one point will eventually fall to mediocrity at other points during the season.
Austin Cindric in Chase Briscoe what are the dominant two cars after NASCAR we started following the shut down due to the pandemic. Nobody other than Gragson was capable of continually fighting them for the win. Justin Hailey showed flashes but he was very inconsistent.Fast forward to the beginning of August when all drivers have a notebook for the tracks they were going to except their race at Michigan International Speedway. It is interesting how competitive advantage can be mitigated by drivers gaining experience on a particular track and teams learning from
Allgaier is hitting his stride at the perfect time. He might be the favorite to win the title at phoenix raceway now. All predictions that Briscoe and Cindric will advance through to the championship might still be valid but Allgaier has definitely made himself the clear third-seeded driver.