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Josh Williams, Patrick Emerling, others capitalize on New Hampshire chaos

LOUDON N.H. — Chaos in New Hampshire allowed some NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers to earn some much-needed top-15 finishes Saturday.

Ten cautions fell during the race. Two of them were for multi-car wrecks and two of them shook up the running order of the race.

One of those order-shaking cautions was on lap 161 for Kyle Sieg spinning during a green-flag pit stop cycle.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – JANUARY 19: Josh Williams poses for a photo at Charlotte Convention Center on January 19, 2023 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Josh Williams vaulted to the top-10 and ran ninth with nine laps to go. Despite the caution, a subsequent caution and getting a piece of the final-lap wreck, Williams finished eighth.

After Williams’ top-10 at Atlanta Motor Speedway last week, he now has back-to-back top-10 finishes for the second time in his Xfinity Series career.

The last time Williams earned back-to-back Xfinity Series finishes was fall 2020 at Kansas Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.

Mason Massey finished 10th and earned his first top-10 finish of 2023. It’s also Massey’s second-straight Xfinity Series top-10 finish in New Hampshire.

Just outside of the top-10 was Alex Labbe and Patrick Emerling.

In 12th, Labbe survived a large restart wreck on lap 72 and took home his his fourth top-15 finish in nine Xfinity Series races this season.

Finishing 14th in his 25th Xfinity Series start, Emerling earned his best finish in the series.

After the Xfinity Series race, Emerling finished fifth in the Whelen Modified Tour race in New Hampshire.

The next race for the Xfinity Series is July 22 at Pocono Raceway. 

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