Allmendinger wins Talladega to advance

(AP Photo/Butch Dill)

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) AJ Allmendinger finally won his first race on a superspeedway with a last-lap pass that allowed him to beat Sam Mayer to the Talladega Superspeedway finish line by less than three feet.

Allmendinger's fourth Xfinity Series win of the season locked him into the next round of the playoffs and afforded him the luxury to not hold back in next week's elimination race on The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where Allmendinger is a perfect 3-for-3 in his career.

But he'd never been as fortunate on superspeedways until Saturday, when he denied Mayer his first career Xfinity Series victory by 0.015 seconds. Allmendinger three previous times was the leader at a superspeedway at the white flag but could never close out the win.

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Xfinity Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 A.Allmendinger 2134 4
2 N.Gragson 2134 7
3 T.Gibbs 2113 5
4 A.Hill 2107 2
5 J.Berry 2091 2
6 J.Allgaier 2089 3
7 S.Mayer 2076 0
8 R.Sieg 2070 0
9 D.Hemric 2064 0
10 R.Herbst 2060 0
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