Ryan Truex has toiled in NASCAR’s top three series for 13 years.
On Saturday (April 29), he made his 188th combined start and brought his ‘A-game’ to win the A-Game 200. It was his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory, and it came at his home track, Dover Motor Speedway.
Truex’s journey has included stops at BK Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series, Kaulig Racing in the Xfinity Series, Hattori Racing Enterprises in the Craftsman Truck Series and many more.
Since last season, he’s opted to use his resources to run fewer races with the powerhouse that is Joe Gibbs Racing. He finished second earlier this season at Phoenix Raceway and third at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Now, he’s a winner.
Pre-race favorites Josh Berry and Justin Allgaier finished second and third, respectively. Austin Hill finished fourth, and John Hunter Nemechek rounded out the top five.
Dover presented a mostly clean race, with just six cautions for 33 laps. The race even included a green flag pit sequence in the final stage, a polar opposite to last week’s event at Talladega Superspeedway. Only four drivers failed to finish at Dover, compared to a whopping 19 at Talladega.
By sweeping the stages, Truex threw a perfect game, scoring 60 of 60 available points. He isn’t running for a championship, but he is now all the way up to 18th in the point standings despite only running half of the races.
Berry had a good day and brought home a runner-up finish. He gained a spot in the standings to move up to fourth. With qualifying being rained out, he had to start 19th according to the NASCAR rulebook.
He never led a lap. Berry’s car just wasn’t quite good enough to overcome that mid-pack starting position as well as some lackluster pit stops. But he did score points in both stages and has to consider this a good week overall. Berry now has finishes of second, first and second at the track. After the race, he told Frontstretch he’d be in favor of Dover having a second race date once again.
Allgaier got off sequence early in the race after he opted to pit while several drivers stayed out. To make matters worse, he was penalized for speeding on pit road. He soon regained track position with a two-tire pit stop that worked out well for him.
Allgaier likely made more passes than any other driver on the day and is left to wonder what could have been. After the…
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