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Ryan Truex gets first NASCAR Xfinity Series win at Dover

11 years after a hard loss in lap traffic at Dover, Ryan Truex broke through Saturday and earned his first NASCAR Xfinity Series win – at Dover.

Truex led 124 laps – three times as many laps led as anyone else – and earned his first Xfinity Series win Saturday.

In the June 2012 NASCAR Xfinity race at Dover, Truex led with seven laps to go. Then, heavy lap traffic held him up enough to let Joey Logano catch and pass him for the win.

Saturday was different, as Ryan Truex won by 4.82 seconds over Josh Berry. This is Truex’s first NASCAR win since September 2010 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (now ARCA East) at Loudon.

Berry finished second and led the JR Motorsports cars. Justin Allgaier finished third while Brandon Jones and Sam Mayer finished eighth and ninth.

At race 10 of 2023, it’s the first time this season that all four JRM cars finished in the top-10. At this point last year, JRM already did that twice – in race two at Fontana and race 10 at Dover.

Top 10 finishers are as follows: Truex, Berry, Allgaier, Austin Hill (led 18 laps), John Hunter Nemechek, Sammy Smith, Cole Custer (led 13 laps), Jones, Mayer, Daniel Hemric

Sheldon Creed finished 11th after an adventurous day.

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Kaz Grala drove to 12th at the end of Saturday’s race.

Kyle Weatherman finished 14th after leading four laps on a tire strategy call.

The next race for the NASCAR Xfinity Series is May 13 at Darlington Raceway (1:30 p.m. ET; TV: FOX; Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90).

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