Austin Cindric scored his second straight win as he picked up another win at Kentucky Speedway Friday evening. It was his second win of the 2020 season and fourth in his Xfinity Series career.
The Xfinity Series completed a doubleheader at Kentucky Friday evening. Similar to Thursday, drivers would be in trouble early as Kyle Weatherman, who scored Mike Harmon Racing their first-ever top-10 finish, slammed the wall off turn two on lap one. It would be the end of their day, and two laps later, Ryan Sieg would spin off of turn two.
Also similar to Thursday, Noah Gragson would dominate the early portion of the race to win stage one. It was his eighth stage win of the season. Brandon Jones, after wrecking on lap one Thursday, rallied from starting to last to finish fifth in the stage.
Gragson would suffer a speeding penalty on pit road and dropped to the rear for the start of stage two.
With more mistakes from Gragson, Cindric would once again take advantage and surge to the lead over Harrison Burton early in stage two. Cindric would go on to win the stage for his fifth of the season.
On the final green flag stops of the evening, Riley Herbst, who finished second on Thursday, was caught speeding on pit road and would wind up a lap down due to serving a pass-through.
With 22 to go, Jones would race hard with Daniel Hemric for second place but would spin going into turn one and wreck, bringing an end to his day.
On the final restart, Hemric would clear for the lead into turn one but would slide up the track to allow Cindric to retake the lead and cruise to another victory.
Chase Briscoe finished second. Kaulig Racing teammates in Justin Haley and Ross Chastain finished third and fourth respectively. Justin Allgaier, who was a lap down for a majority of the race, rallied to round out the top five. It was his first top-five finish since Charlotte back in May.
Anthony Alfredo scored his sixth top-10 finish in nine races.
Gragson, Michael Annett, Hemric and Herbst would round out the top 10.
After the race, Gragson and Harrison Burton would get into a brawl in the garage after they made contact late in the race, which caused Burton to finish outside the top-10 for a fifth straight race.
The Xfinity Series will return to action next Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.