Reddick Survives to Win Xfinity race at Talladega

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TALLADEGA, AL – RIS – Tyler Reddick took a beat-up car and won the Money Lion 300 NASCAR Xfinity race on Saturday. The win is the first of the season for the defending series champion and his first with Richard Childress Racing. Reddick also claimed the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus.

 Reddick won despite significant damage to his right side from contact with the wall in the middle of the race and a speeding penalty on Lap 27 and a penalty for removing equipment (jack stand) from his pit on Lap 52.

“I was just a wild day,” Reddick said. “The day kept getting crazier as we were working (on the car). It took us longer than we planned. We came out way behind the leaders and we were two laps from getting lapped and somehow got lucky and the caution came out and saved us and threw us right back in the mix.”

Pole-sitter Michael Annett, who won the season opener at Daytona, was involved in a seven-car wreck with 19 laps to go that also involved teammate Justin Allgaier, Cole Custer and Ryan Sieg.

The final shootout was set up by a multi-car wreck with five laps to go that involved Jeffrey Earnhardt, Allgaier, Alex Labbe, Timmy Hill and Jeremy Clements. It resulted in a 14 minute and 8 second red flag period.

 Next for Xfinity Series is the Allied Steel Buildings 200 at Dover International Speedway at 1:30 p.m. ET on May 4.

TALLADEGA, AL – RIS – Tyler Reddick took a beat-up car and won the Money Lion 300 NASCAR Xfinity race on Saturday. The win is the first of the season for the defending series champion and his first with Richard Childress Racing. Reddick also claimed the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus.

 Reddick won despite significant damage to his right side from contact with the wall in the middle of the race and a speeding penalty on Lap 27 and a penalty for removing equipment (jack stand) from his pit on Lap 52.

“I was just a wild day,” Reddick said. “The day kept getting crazier as we were working (on the car). It took us longer than we planned. We came out way behind the leaders and we were two laps from getting lapped and somehow got lucky and the caution came out and saved us and threw us right back in the mix.”

Pole-sitter Michael Annett, who won the season opener at Daytona, was involved in a seven-car wreck with 19 laps to go that also involved teammate Justin Allgaier, Cole Custer and Ryan Sieg.

The final shootout was set up by a multi-car wreck with five laps to go that involved Jeffrey Earnhardt, Allgaier, Alex Labbe, Timmy Hill and Jeremy Clements. It resulted in a 14 minute and 8 second red flag period.

 Next for Xfinity Series is the Allied Steel Buildings 200 at Dover International Speedway at 1:30 p.m. ET on May 4.

Unofficial Results for the 28th Annual MoneyLion 300 - April 27, 2019 - Talladega Superspeedway

Fin, Str, Driver, Car, Laps, Stage 1 Pos, Stage 2 Pos, Tms Led, Laps Led, Playoff Pts, Pts, Status
1) 2, Tyler Reddick, No. 2 Roland Chevrolet, 113, 1, 10, 3, 34, 6, 51, Running
2) 8, Gray Gaulding, No. 08 Panini/NASCARRcgExp/WldwdSfty Chevrolet, 113, 5, , , , , 41, Running
3) 10, Christopher Bell, No. 20 Rheem/Johns Manville Toyota, 113, 7, 6, 2, 16, , 43, Running
4) 9, Chase Briscoe #, No. 98 Nutri Chomps/Runnings Ford, 113, , 4, 1, 9, , 40, Running
5) 17, Austin Cindric, No. 22 MoneyLion Ford, 113, 3, , , , , 40, Running
6) 15, John Hunter Nemechek #, No. 23 Fire Alarm Services INC Chevrolet, 113, 10, , , , , 32, Running
7) 5, Justin Haley #, No. 11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet, 113, 8, 8, , , , 36, Running
8) 16, Josh Williams, No. 36 StarTron/StarBrite/GnrlFrmltns Chevrolet, 113, , , , , , 29, Running
9) 22, Landon Cassill, No. 4 Flex Seal/Contec Chevrolet, 113, , , , , , 28, Running
10) 18, Chris Cockrum, No. 17 ADVANCEDCOMMUNICATNGRP Chevrolet, 113, , , , , , 27, Running
11) 14, Noah Gragson #, No. 9 ARMOUR Vienna Sausage Chevrolet, 113, 9, 1, 1, 19, 1, 38, Running
12) 33, Garrett Smithley, No. 0 Flex Tape Chevrolet, 113, , , , , , 25, Running
13) 6, Brett Moffitt(i), No. 8 ISM Connect Chevrolet, 113, , , , , , 0, Running
14) 28, David Starr, No. 52 Whataburger Chevrolet, 113, , , 1, 3, , 23, Running
15) 32, Brandon Brown #, No. 86 Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet, 113, , , , , , 22, Running
16) 4, Ryan Sieg, No. 39 Alabama Soda Blasting Chevrolet, 113, 4, 3, , , , 36, Running
17) 26, Matt Mills, No. 5 J.F. Electric Toyota, 113, , , , , , 20, Running
18) 13, Brandon Jones, No. 19 1st Foundation Toyota, 113, , 7, 1, 1, , 23, Running
19) 29, Vinnie Miller, No. 78 Pit Viper Toyota, 113, , , , , , 18, Running
20) 35, Max Tullman, No. 42 Top Tier Toyota, 113, , , , , , 17, Running
21) 34, Cody Ware, No. 99 LORDCO Auto Parts Toyota, 113, , , , , , 16, Running
22) 25, BJ McLeod, No. 15 teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet, 113, , , , , , 15, Running
23) 31, Mike Harmon, No. 74 Woobies Shoes Chevrolet, 111, , , , , , 14, Running
24) 20, Stephen Leicht, No. 01 Flex Glue Chevrolet, 111, , , , , , 13, Running
25) 24, Alex Labbe, No. 90 Alpha Prime USA Chevrolet, 111, , , , , , 12, Running
26) 7, Jeffrey Earnhardt, No. 18 iK9 Toyota, 110, , , , , , 11, Accident
27) 30, Jeremy Clements, No. 51 RepairableVehicles.com Chevrolet, 108, , , 1, 1, , 10, Accident
28) 11, Justin Allgaier, No. 7 Hellmanns/FghtHngrSprkChnge Chevrolet, 108, 6, 2, 3, 13, , 23, Accident
29) 19, Timmy Hill, No. 66 VSI Racing/Overkill Motorsports Toyota, 108, , , , , , 8, Accident
30) 3, Ross Chastain, No. 10 Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet, 105, 2, 5, 2, 7, , 22, Gear Cooler
31) 1, Michael Annett, No. 1 TMC Transportation Chevrolet, 95, , 9, 1, 10, , 8, Accident
32) 12, Cole Custer, No. 00 JACOB Companies Ford, 94, , , , , , 5, Accident
33) 23, Josh Bilicki, No. 93 CMR Construction & Roofing Chevrolet, 86, , , , , , 4, Transmisson
34) 36, Ray Black II, No. 07 ISKRNFrplcs&Chmny/ScbaLf Chevrolet, 65, , , , , , 3, Accident
35) 21, Jeff Green, No. 38 C2 Freight Resources Chevrolet, 52, , , , , , 2, Engine
36) 37, Chad Finchum, No. 13 JamesCrtrAttrnyatLaw/CrshClmsR.US Toyota, 36, , , , , , 1, Gear
37) 27, Joey Gase, No. 35 DonateLife/RgstrMe.org/Cmpgn/Gase Toyota, 35, , , , , , 1, Engine
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 22 Mins, 2 Secs.
Total Race Length: 113 Laps - 300.58 Miles
Average Speed: 126.976 MPH
Margin of Victory: 0.127 Seconds

Stage 1 Top 10: 2, 10, 22, 39, 08, 7, 20, 11, 9, 23
Stage 2 Top 10: 9, 7, 39, 98, 10, 20, 19, 11, 1, 2

Race Comments: Tyler Reddick won the MoneyLion 300 at Talladega Superspeedway, his fourth NASCAR Xfinity Series victory. Prior to the start of the race the following cars dropped to the rear of the field under penalty for the reasons indicated: #1, #23 (unapproved adjustments), #99 (transmission change).

Caution Flags: 8 for 34 laps; Laps: 8-11 (#19 spin frontstretch [None]); 27-31 (Stage 1 conclusion [19]); 52-55 (Stage 2 conclusion [86]); 67-71 (Debris turn 1 [74]); 86-91 (#9, 2 incident frontstretch [74]); 96-100 (#00, 01, 1, 7, 22, 39, 99 incident backstretch [66]); 104-106 (Debris turn 4 [9]); 110-111 (#7, 18, 23, 51, 52, 66, 90 incident backstretch [Red flag 14:08] [9]).

Lead Changes: 16 among 10 drivers; M. Annett 0; T. Reddick 1-6; R. Chastain 7-10; T. Reddick 11-27; J. Allgaier 28-31; N. Gragson # 32-50; J. Allgaier 51-52; J. Clements 53; R. Chastain 54-56; B. Jones 57; M. Annett 58-67; D. Starr 68-70; C. Bell 71-84; J. Allgaier 85-91; C. Briscoe # 92-100; C. Bell 101-102; T. Reddick 103-113.

Ron Fleshman with John Davison

RIS NASCAR Editor.  Has been with RIS since the middle 90's. Writes on each of the three main series of NASCAR.

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