It has been a struggle for Justin Allgaier to find momentum this season, but the JR Motorsports driver finally broke through in 2020 as he won the Drydene 200 at Dover.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series held their first of two races at Dover International Speedway early Saturday afternoon.
Five-time winner this season, Austin Cindric, led the field to green and would overcome the competition caution to lead all 45 laps of stage one for his series-leading ninth stage win.
Track position’s importance would become apparent after the first pit stop as Noah Gragson assumed the lead and hold serve for 27 laps. On lap 76, Chase Briscoe would go for a spin off of turn two and lightly hit the inside wall to bring out the first incident caution of the race.
On the restart, Gragson’s teammate Justin Allgaier would get a great jump on the outside to surge into the lead. He would lead the remaining 15 laps in stage two to earn his eighth stage win of 2020.
Allgaier would lead the first 53 laps of the final stage until a caution would come out with 51 laps to go for B.J. McLeod.
Another caution would occur on lap 162, this time, for a Brandon Jones spin.
It would be smooth sailing for Allgaier after as he would pull away from Cindric to score the victory.
Cindric finished second, which is now the seventh straight race where he has finished either first or second.
Ross Chastain finished third, which is his 12th top-10 finish in the last 13 races.
Gragson finished fourth and Harrison Burton rounded out the top five.
Riley Herbst finished sixth. Jeb Burton scored his third top 10 of the season with a seventh-place finish. Justin Haley, Michael Annett and Briscoe would round out the top 10.
The Xfinity Series will wrap up the doubleheader on Sunday.