Justin Haley led two laps en route to his win in Saturday’s Ag-Pro 300 at Talladega, but they were the two most important laps — the last two — that vaulted him to elite company.
Haley claimed his third consecutive Xfinity Series superspeedway win, a feat that only Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. have accomplished in the series.
Across the three NASCAR national series, Haley has seven wins and four of those have come at either Daytona orTalladega.
“It’s just so methodical and that’s why I like this kind of racing,” Haley stated. “You go to a 1.5 mile track or a short track and your main focus is on hitting your marks, nailing the corner, knowing when to lift to break. Then when you come here, driving the car is second nature.”
“You’re thinking about everyone around you and you can put all your focus on to that. I’ve been able to home in on those skills and adapt to that.”
For Haley, it was his third career win and it came at the site of his first career Xfinity Series win in June.
With the win, Haley is now locked into the Round of 8 as the series heads to the Charlotte Roval for the October 10 Drive for the Cure 250 (3:30 p.m. ET; TV: NBC, Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) The Round of 8 begins October 17 with the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway (7 p.m. ET; TV: NBCSN, Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).