JOLIET, Illinois — Justin Allgaier was like a tiger stalking his prey.
He hung around the top-5 and top-10 for much of Saturday’s TheHouse.com 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race, patiently waiting.
And then came the moment he was waiting for the whole race, pouncing on Lap 185, going low to pass the leaders and held on — including a crucial restart on Lap 193 — to win his second race of the season, the fifth of his career, and the second at his home state racetrack (the other win was 2011).
Allgaier, who hails from Riverton, Ill., starts the seven-race Xfinity playoffs next Saturday at Kentucky Speedway seeded second behind William Byron.
Click here for the results of Saturday’s race.
One of the happiest guys after Saturday’s race — even though he wasn’t happy about his 20th place finish — was Jeremy Clements as he not only made the playoffs, he jumped up to seventh place after the points were reset. Check out the video below of Clements’ reaction: