SVG Takes Sonoma Trifecta Practice, Qualifying & Race

(SONOMA, CA – JUNE 8, 2024 – RIS) Australian Supercar champion Shane Van Gisbergen scored the trifecta of fastest in practice, winning the pole and then winning the race in his WeatherTech Chevy at Sonoma Raceway, winning his second consecutive Xfinity Series race.

Shane Van Gisbergen, winner last week on the Portland road course, led the field to the start after winning the pole for today’s Zip Buy Now Pay Later 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race, holding the lead through the first stage with Ty Gibbs chasing him. At the end of the stage, the New Zealand driver’s crew pitted him for tires and fuel after taking the stage points.

Gibbs led the entire second stage with Van Gisbergen charging to second place after restarting in eighth and making a hard charge on Jesse Love for second as the last lap of the stage ran. Cole Custer tained four positions in the pits to exit in the lead, followed by Van Gisbergen but a multi-car crash in mid-pack at Turn Two put the field under the first caution for an incident with Austin Hill leading AJ Allmendinger and Austin Green with Van Gisbergen and Sam Mayer fourth and fifth.

The cleanup after the crash had to be stretched for a long streak of oil that extended almost all the way around the track from the scene of the incident. In this restart, Van Gisbergen immediately grabbed third from Green with Hill about six lengths ahead of Allmendinger before Van Gisbergen took second place at the end of the first green flag lap. Cole Custer spun entering the final turn and sat facing oncoming traffic until he could turn and continue. Brandon Jones, Ty Gibbs, Ed Jones, Jeb Burton, Josh Williams, Kyle Weatherman, Ryan Sieg, Chandler Smith, Parker Retzlaff, Preston Pardus, Josh Bilicki and Riley Herbst were the cars reported as involved, with Gibbs’ number listed twice for some reason.

Jesse Love’s Turn 10 incident caused a brief full-course caution, with Van Gisbergen grabbing the lead from Hill entering the second turn, then Sheldon Creed locked his brakes and slid into Allmendinger dropping him back and allowing Sam Mayer and Austin Green into third and fourth at the finish.

“Man, what a race. On that last restart, I was just giving it all I had,” said ‘SVG’ at the finish.

Pos, Driver, Car, Start, Status, Laps Completed, Laps Led, Points
1) Shane Van Gisbergen, 97 WeatherTech Chevrolet, 1, Running, 79, 32, 59
2) Sheldon Creed, No. 18 MRC Construction Toyota, 9, Running, 79, 0, 42
3) Sam Mayer, No. 1 myRTIC Chevrolet, 8, Running, 79, 0, 34
4) Austin Green, No. 32 3Dimensional.com Chevrolet, 22, Running, 79, 0, 33
5) Austin Hill, No. 21 Bennett Transportation Chevrolet, 3, Running, 79, 21, 40
6) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 BRANDT Partners Chevrolet, 5, Running, 79, 0, 33
7) Chandler Smith, No. 81 QuickTie Toyota, 11, Running, 79, 0, 40
8) John H. Nemechek, No. 20 Safeway Toyota, 7, Running, 79, 0, 0
9) Cole Custer, No. 00 Haas Automation Ford, 12, Running, 79, 0, 34
10) Parker Kligerman, No. 48 Spiked Lite Coolers Chevrolet, 14, Running, 79, 0, 37
11) Parker Retzlaff, No. 31 FUNKAWAY Chevrolet, 13, Running, 79, 0, 29
12) Jesse Love, No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet, 6, Running, 79, 0, 33
13) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 15, Running, 79, 0, 25
14) Brennan Poole, No. 44 Frontline Fire Protection Chevrolet, 33, Running, 79, 0, 23
15) Ed Jones, No. 26 Synergy Modular Careers Toyota, 17, Running, 79, 0, 22
16) Josh Bilicki, No. 92 SBC Contractors Inc. Chevrolet, 31, Running, 79, 0, 21
17) AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Celsius Chevrolet, 4, Running, 79, 0, 29
18) Blaine Perkins, No. 29 AutoParkit.com Ford, 21, Running, 79, 0, 19
19) Alex Labbe, No. 07 Sonoma Aviation Chevrolet, 19, Running, 79, 0, 18
20) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 Sci Aps Ford, 18, Running, 79, 0, 17
21) Matt Dibenedetto, No. 38 Viking Motorsports Ford, 36, Running, 79, 0, 16
22) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 One Stop/All South Electric Chevrolet, 23, Running, 79, 0, 15
23) Kyle Sieg, No. 28 RSS Racing Ford, 32, Running, 79, 0, 14
24) Brad Perez, No. 14 Refology/Weiss Ford, 30, Running, 79, 0, 13
25) Preston Pardus, No. 50 Chinchor Electric Inc Chevrolet, 24, Running, 79, 0, 12
26) Ryan Ellis, No. 43 Classic Collision Chevrolet, 34, Running, 79, 0, 11
27) Garrett Smithley, No. 4 Dozer Winch Chevrolet, 38, Running, 79, 0, 10
28) Boris Said, No. 17 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 35, Running, 79, 0, 9
29) Leland Honeyman, No. 42 RANDCO Industries Chevrolet, 29, Running, 78, 0, 8
30) Kyle Weatherman, No. 91 DriveSmart/ML20 Chevrolet, 25, Running, 78, 0, 7
31) Anthony Alfredo, No. 5 Chevy Accessories Chevrolet, 16, Running, 77, 0, 9
32) Hailie Deegan, No. 15 VIVA Tequila Seltzer Ford, 37, Running, 72, 0, 5
33) Sammy Smith, No. 8 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet, 10, Running, 71, 0, 8
34) Thomas Annunziata, No. 6 TeamJDMotorsports.com Chevrolet, 26, Transmission, 63, 0, 3
35) Ty Gibbs, No. 19 Starkey/Soundgear Toyota, 2, Accident, 50, 26, 0
36) Jeb Burton, No. 27 FVP/Bommarito Auto Group Chevrolet, 20, Accident, 49, 0, 1
37) Josh Williams, No. 11 Alloy Employer Services Chevrolet, 28, Accident, 49, 0, 1
38) Brandon Jones, No. 9 Menards/Jeld-Wen Chevrolet, 27, Accident, 49, 0, 1
Unofficial Points: Zip Buy Now, Pay Later 250 - Sonoma Raceway
Pos) Driver Car   Starts        GL     Points        Ldr    Nxt    Race Wins  Stage Wins Playoff Pts
1) Cole Custer      00     14     0       509    0       0       0       2       2
2) Austin Hill       21     14     0       497    -12    12     2       2       12
3) Chandler Smith         81     14     0       497    -12    0       2       3       13
4) Justin Allgaier  7       14     0       485    -24    12     1       10     15
5) Jesse Love #     2       14     0       435    -74    50     1       4       9
6) AJ Allmendinger        16     14     0       409    -100  26     0       0       0
7) Riley Herbst     98     14     0       403    -106  6       0       1       1
8) Sheldon Creed  18     14     0       396    -113  7       0       0       0
9) Parker Kligerman       48     14     0       379    -130  17     0       1       1
10) Shane Van Gisbergen #     97     14     4       362    -147  17     2       1       11
11) Sam Mayer     1       14     1       339    -170  23     1       0       5
12) Sammy Smith 8       14     -2      336    -173  3       0       0       0
13) Ryan Sieg       39     14     -2      325    -184  11     0       0       0
14) Brandon Jones        9       14     -1      306    -203  19     0       0       0
15) Anthony Alfredo       5       14     0       305    -204  1       0       0       0
16) Parker Retzlaff         31     14     0       271    -238  34     0       0       0
17) Brennan Poole         44     14     0       263    -246  8       0       0       0
18) Josh Williams 11     14     0       220    -289  43     0       0       0
19) Jeremy Clements     51     14     1       212    -297  8       0       0       0
20) Leland Honeyman # 42     14     1       203    -306  9       0       0       0
21) Aric Almirola           5       -2      202    -307  1       1       3       0
22) Kyle Weatherman    91     14     0       195    -314  7       0       0       0
23) Ryan Ellis      43     14     1       182    -327  13     0       0       0
24) Jeb Burton     27     14     -1      177    -332  5       0       0       0
25) Kyle Sieg        28     12     1       171    -338  6       0       0       0
26) Blaine Perkins         29     14     1       165    -344  6       0       0       0
27) Ryan Truex             6       -2      163    -346  2       1       0       5
28) Hailie Deegan #       15     14     0       148    -361  15     0       0       0
29) Josh Bilicki    92     8       0       139    -370  9       0       0       0
30) Matt DiBenedetto     38     9       0       131    -378  8       0       0       0
31) Garrett Smithley      4       12     0       123    -386  8       0       0       0
32) Carson Kvapil          3       0       93     -416  30     0       0       0
33) Dawson Cram         11     0       91     -418  2       0       0       0
34) Austin Green  32     2       4       85     -424  6       0       0       0
35) Bj Mcleod                4       -1      69     -440  16     0       0       0
36) Patrick Emerling               10     -1      64     -445  5       0       0       0
37) Jj Yeley          5       -1      61     -448  3       0       0       0
38) Ed Jones        26     3       5       57     -452  4       0       0       0
39) Joey Gase               6       -2      53     -456  4       0       0       0
40) David Starr             4       -1      46     -463  7       0       0       0
41) Sage Karam             4       -1      45     -464  1       0       0       0
42) Nick Leitz                3       -1      41     -468  4       0       0       0
43) Jordan Anderson              3       -1      40     -469  1       0       0       0
44) Alex Labbe     07     2       5       38     -471  2       0       0       0
45) Brad Perez     14     2       5       32     -477  6       0       0       0
46) Bubba Pollard         1       -2      31     -478  1       0       0       0
47) Logan Bearden                 3       -2      31     -478  0       0       0       0
48) Caesar Bacarella              1       -2      30     -479  1       0       0       0
49) Natalie Decker                  2       -2      27     -482  3       0       0       0
50) Patrick Gallagher              2       -2      25     -484  2       0       0       0
51) Myatt Snider           1       0       18     -491  7       0       0       0
52) Dexter Bean            1       0       17     -492  1       0       0       0
53) Daniil Kvyat            1       0       16     -493  1       0       0       0
54) Nathan Byrd           1       0       16     -493  0       0       0       0
55) Andre Castro           1       0       14     -495  2       0       0       0
56) Preston Pardus        50     2       6       13     -496  1       0       0       0
57) Chad Finchum                 2       -1      12     -497  1       0       0       0
58) Frankie Muniz                  2       -1      11     -498  1       0       0       0
59) Rc Enerson             1       -1      9       -500  2       0       0       0
60) Boris Said      17     1       -60    9       -500  0       0       0       0
61) Cj Mclaughlin          2       -2      6       -503  3       0       0       0
62) Thomas Annunziata 6       1       -62    3       -506  3       0       0       0
63) Ryan Vargas            2       -3      2       -507  1       0       0       0
64) Akinori Ogata          1       -3      1       -508  1       0       0       0
65) John Hunter Nemechek(i)  20     7       -2      0       -509  1       1       0       0
66) Kyle Larson(i)          1       -2      0       -509  0       1       0       0
67) Chase Elliott(i)                  1       -2      0       -509  0       1       0       0
68) Taylor Gray(i)          7       -2      0       -509  0       0       0       0
69) Corey Heim(i)          6       -2      0       -509  0       0       0       0
70) Kyle Busch(i)           1       -2      0       -509  0       0       0       0
71) Jeffrey Earnhardt(i)           2       -2      0       -509  0       0       0       0
72) Ty Gibbs(i)     19     3       -2      0       -509  0       0       1       0
73) Noah Gragson(i)                1       -2      0       -509  0       0       0       0
74) William Byron(i)                2       -2      0       -509  0       0       0       0
75) Mason Massey(i)               1       -2      0       -509  0       0       0       0
76) Daniel Dye(i)           3       -2      0       -509  0       0       0       0
77) Kaden Honeycutt(i)           1       -2      0       -509  0       0       0       0
78) Dean Thompson(i)            1       -2      0       -509  0       0       0       0
79) Daniel Su?rez(i)                1       -2      0       -509  0       0       0       0
80) Ty Dillon(i)              1       -2      0       -509  0       0       0       0
81) Kaz Grala(i)             0       -2      0       -509  0       0       0       0
82) Jade Buford            0       -2      0       -509  0       0       0       0
83) Stanton Barrett                0       -2      0       -509  0       0       0       0

John Davison

Long-time RIS staffer, beginning in the mid-80s. Charlotte, NC area local contact.

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