Justin Allgaier no longer qualified for Xfinity playoffs after Dover penalty

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Justin Allgaier‘s win in last weekend’s Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway will not qualify him for the playoffs after a violation was found on his No. 7 Chevrolet after the race.

NASCAR stated in its penalty report Wednesday that the truck trailing arm spacers and pinion angle shims were not in complete contact with corresponding mating surface.

As a result, crew chief Jason Burdett has been fined $25,000 and suspended from the next two points races for the L1 infraction. Allgaier has also been docked 25 points and the team loses 25 owner points.

Allgaier was second in the season standings with 368 points. He is now tied with Daniel Hemric for fourth with 343 points.

NASCAR confirmed Allgaier will keep his $100,000 Dash 4 Cash earnings.

JR Motorsports will not appeal the penalty. Burdett’s replacement will be determined next week.

JRM released the following statement from General Manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller.

“As a highly competitive race team that challenges for wins each and every weekend, we’re deeply disappointed and frustrated in today’s ruling. We strive to produce race victories for JR Motorsports’ partners, fans and employees while adhering to the rulebook. To that end, the No. 7 team put on a winning performance in Saturday’s race and received damage on the last lap that we believe contributed to this infraction. We will never fault ourselves for that.”

Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 team was also hit with a penalty for the splitter on Jeb Burton‘s car not meeting specification during inspection Friday. Crew chief Nick Harrison has been fined $10,000 and car chief Michael Scearce has been suspended from the next points race for the L1 violation.

Burton finished 12th in the race.

In the Camping World Truck Series, Todd Gilliland‘s crew chief, Wes Ward, was fined $2,500 for one unsecured lug nut on the No. 4 Toyota.

Results, points after Xfinity race at Dover

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Justin Allgaier held off Elliott Sadler to win the OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway.

It is Allgaier’s sixth Xfinity win and it came in his 250th start.

The top five was completed by Daniel Hemric, Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick.

Click here for the results.

Point Standings

Sadler has a 33-point lead over Allgaier.

Reddick (-38) completes a JR Motorsports’ sweep of the top spots.

The top five is completed by Christopher Bell (-52) and Daniel Hemric (-58).

Click here for the point standings.

Justin Allgaier wins Dover Xfinity race over Elliott Sadler

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Justin Allgaier survived a 27-lap battle with teammate Elliott Sadler to win the OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway.

Sadler failed to complete a pass of Allgaier coming out of Turn 4, nearly wrecking them both in the process.

The JR Motorsports drivers were also battling for the final Dash 4 Cash $100,000 bonus. Sadler had won the last two.

“Elliott and I had a great race,” Allgaier told Fox Sports 1. “The amount of respect Elliott showed me was great. Obviously we got together coming to the checkered. I expected that. I knew he had to do what he had to do. We had to do what we had to do.”

Allgaier led 104 laps to win his first Xfinity Series race since last September at Chicagoland Speedway. It was his sixth career win and came in his 250th start.

“That race I couldn’t have asked for anything better,” Allgaier said. “My wife and my daughter aren’t here and that’s probably the hardest part about today. … When we were coming to the checkered, even though I was in the fence I was thinking I was really disappointed that they’re not here.”

The top five was Allgaier, Sadler, Daniel Hemric, Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick.

STAGE 1 WINNER: Elliott Sadler

STAGE 2 WINNER: Justin Allgaier

MORE: Race results and point standings

WHO HAD A GOOD RACE: Elliott Sadler is the only driver to finish in the top 10 in every race this season. He has six runner-up finishes since his last victory in September 2016 … Johnny Sauter finished sixth in place of the suspended Spencer Gallagher … Tyler Reddick earned his first top five since winning the season opener at Daytona … Noah Gragson placed seventh. He has finished in the top 10 in each of his three Xfinity starts.

WHO HAD A BAD RACE: Ty Majeski was the leader on the Stage 2 restart when he quickly fell off the pace. He went to the garage with a mechanical problem. Majeski returned but was involved in a wreck with Dylan Lupton with 32 laps to go. He finished 34th … Kaz Grala wrecked with 13 laps to go in Stage 2. He finished 37th … Alex Labbe spun after being nudged by Ryan Reed with 57 laps to go. His right front tire then blew, causing significant damage to his No. 36 Chevy. He finished 21st.

NOTABLE: JR Motorsports has finished 1-2 six times and twice this year. Sadler was second both times … Justin Allgaier is the 13th different winner in the last 13 races, tying the record for most consecutive different winners.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I really want to get those guys a win. I’m tired of finishing in the top five without any checkered flags to show for it.” – Elliott Sadler to FS1.

WHAT’S NEXT: Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway at 1 p.m. ET on May 26 on Fox Sports 1.


Brandon Jones wins pole for Dover Xfinity race

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Brandon Jones qualified first for Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway, earning his second career pole.

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver earned the pole with a speed of 155.831 mph. He will be joined on the front row by teammate Noah Gragson (155.629 mph).

“We need XYO (Networks) on the car more often, best-career finish last week with them on the car and now a pole,” Jones told Fox Sports 1. “This is a driver’s track, too. I got a pole last year at Daytona and we all know how that place is. To be able to have raw speed here that’s pretty awesome.”

JGR swept the front row for the 52nd time.

The top five is completed by Matt Tifft, Elliott Sadler and Daniel Hemric.

Jones and Sadler are two of the four Dash 4 Cash drivers. The other two are Justin Allgaier (sixth) and Ryan Sieg (13th).

Johnny Sauter, driving in place of the suspended Spencer Gallagher, qualified 11th.

Nine cars did not make a lap in Round 1 after they failed to get through inspection in time.

David Starr, Cody Ware, Christopher Bell, Michael Annett, Cole Custer, Joe Nemechek, John Hunter Nemechek, Tyler Reddick and Stephen Leicht did not make laps.

Ware did not make the race.

Click here for qualifying results.

Today’s Xfinity race at Dover: Start time, lineup and more

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The final round of the Dash 4 Cash takes place today at Dover International Superspeedway. That means no Cup regulars will be in this race. Battling for the $100,000 bonus will be Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier, Brandon Jones and Ryan Sieg.

Here are the details for today’s race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: Bob Hurzeler, chief operating officer of OneMain Financial, will give the command to start engines at 12:39 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 12:46 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 200 laps (200 miles) around the 1-mile speedway.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 45. Stage 2 ends on Lap 90.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 6 a.m. Qualifying is at 9:35 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 10:45 p.m. Driver introductions are at 12:05 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Dave Bray, U.S. Navy veteran and national recording artist, will perform the anthem at 12:31 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race beginning at 12:30 p.m. Coverage begins at noon. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at noon and also can be heard at mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for cloudy skies with a high of 69 degrees and zero percent chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Kyle Larson won this event last year (held in June). Ryan Blaney was second. Daniel Suarez finished third. In the September race, Blaney won, Justin Allgaier was second and William Byron placed third.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.