Christopher Bell won the race off pit road ahead of Elliott Sadler where he’s ready to challenge the front-runners for the lead.
Though Sadler says, he’s got a fast race car on his fingertips so let’s see if he can win the Sparks Energy 300.
And if he does that, then he will get another $100,000 Dash4Cash.
Jeremy Clements’ day is done for the day over a blown engine during the stage break.
Chase Briscoe is up high within the Top 10 mark when he currently sits in 8th place.
The second caution comes out where the No.22 of Austin Cindric spins off Turn 2.
The race resumes with 48 laps to go
The strategy game now begins where the final 48 laps could change the nature of this race.
Elliott Sadler still leads out in front ahead of John Hunter Nemechek.
Daniel Hemric disappeared from the front row for a while, but he’s now in 3rd.
It’s gone slippery & slide on the pit road entry from Nemechek.
Luckily he didn’t make any contact with other drivers during the final green-flag stop.
Justin Allgaier and Austin Cindric still using that time on the lead lap by saving fuel before they pit soon.
For Elliott Sadler, he’s lucky that Nemechek didn’t t-bone him.
But he speeds too fast on entry into pit road, so that’s a big blow there.
3rd caution out for debris & Overtime
Justin Allgaier’s 25-second lead disappeared when Daniel Hemric blew a tire which signaled the third caution out for debris.
The Pit Road is open while the leaders took the wave around on the race track.
Allgaier & Nemechek now ran out of fuel with four laps to go with Cindric leading the field ahead of Tyler Reddick.
The Joe Gibbs Racing pair are well on strategy with fuel with Brandon Jones in 3rd ahead of the No.20 in Christopher Bell.
Now we’re into overtime where two more drivers out of fuel with David Starr and Kaz Grala stopped on the track.
It’s heartbreaking to see Cindric ran out of fuel at the start/finish straight.
Who will win the race now?
Cole Custer made a last minute threat down at Turn 3.
But it’s Spencer Gallagher who crosses the checkered flag and wins his first career NASCAR XFINITY Series win at Talladega.
Wow!! What a moment for him and his family who dedicated a lot of time and investment in the sport.
23 19 7 18 1
39 42 6 00 0
38 20 93 5 3
98 01 8 78 24
35 16 21 36 2
90 66 45 55 22
15 52 74 4 51
28 60 11 40 76
— Jayski (@jayski) April 28, 2018
Elliott Sadler once again took out the $100,000 Dash4Cash for the second time after Richmond last week.
And credit to Brandon Jones who came home 2nd, now posted his first Top 5 in two seasons since Kentucky in September 2015.
He also has one Top 5, Five overall and three straight Top 10s of 2018 as of today.
It’s all about survival towards the finish and making solid tactics to finish where he wants to be.
Now what’s next for Br. Jones is a victory lane spot & hopes to visit there sooner rather than later.
What about the No.0 of Garrett Smithley, he too finished in 10th.
Another fantastic performance produced by a limited-budget team on a superspeedway track.
In fact, two of the Top 10 finishes Smithley posted this year are Daytona two months ago and here at Talladega today.
It’s been a fun Drivers-only telecast of the Sparks Energy 300.
Don’t forget the Cup drivers have their turn of tomorrow’s 188-lap GEICO 500.
Race day coverage begins from 1.30 PM ET LIVE ON FOX.
COUPON OFFER: 15% Off $50 or 20% Off $75
There’s an excellent coupon coming from friends at NASCAR Shop.
If you buy any items over $50, you get 15% discount on that order.
And if you purchase over $75, you get 20% off after you complete your purchase at the shopping cart.
Make sure you shop and support my NASCAR content when you click this link here.
But this limited time offer ends midnight Sunday night.
References: Racing Reference (Image).