On the Watkins Glen road circuit, Sam Mayer made his mark in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, not without having to flex his muscles at the end of the race.
He was promised to run out of gas and suffer the law of Ty Gibbs, absolutely untouchable in this race, but it will not be the case for Sam Mayer, who managed to get the better of Ty Gibbs during the last restart, not without having used a pushchair to move the Joe Gibbs Racing driver out of his way.
I am very happy with this one. Everyone wanted her. I feel bad for doing this. It was an accident, but it was up to the regular XFINITY riders to win this race.
Sam Mayer wins ahead of Sheldon Creed, Parker Kligerman, Ross Chastain, Connor Mosack, John Hunter Nemechek, Cole Custer, Chandler Smith, Alex Bowman and Jeb Burton for the top 10.
Throughout the race, Ty Gibbs demonstrated his superiority. However, the strategy was invited at the end of the race. While a few drivers stopped under the green flag to refuel, rookie Parker Retzlaff missed out on the penultimate corner eight laps from the checkered flag, triggering the fourth neutralization of the race.
The rest of the peloton chooses to go through the pit lane. Only Sam Mayer and Justin Allgaier remain on track and are ahead of Ty Gibbs in a bet that promises to be a loser for the JR Motorsports duo, as Joe Gibbs’ grandson seems above at Watkins Glen.
It will take a turn for Ty Gibbs to emerge up to Sam Mayer, two for a definite advantage. If Sam Mayer manages to save a third place in the recovery lap, Justin Allgaier is knocked out by Cole Custer at the exit of the Bus Stop and Brandon Jones does not manage to avoid him. This new incident sends the race into Overtime.
There are now three races left in the regular season in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, Daytona next Friday, then Darlington and Kansas.