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Allmendinger and Byron Battle to the Finish at COTA

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A.J. Allmendinger battles William Byron in the Final Lap to win COTA, after giving a familiar bump to Creed.

What’s Happening

A.J. Allmendinger goes back-to-back at COTA in the Xfinity Series after a thrilling battle with William Byron in the closing laps. Allmendinger shows his talents on the road course once again as he dominates the race – despite some setbacks and a little controversy.

  • A.J. Allmendinger started on pole for the Pit Boss 250 and showed speed early in the race. He dominated stage 1 as well as getting the win, but he was able to keep his lead because NASCAR was testing out something new with the stages. They were keeping the track under green once a stage ended.
  • After some contact on a restart A.J. was running in 26th position, but slowly found his way back up to the front in contention.
  • With 14 laps to go Allmendinger was running in 2nd place right behind Sheldon Creed. As they came up to Turn 19 the driver of the No. 10 Celsius Chevy gave a familiar bump, that he received in the Cup Series in the prior year, to gain the lead.

The Dinger gets another road course victory under his belt.

Allmendinger sends the No. 2 of Sheldon Creed around for the lead.

The Main Characters

Reporter Josh Sims with Fox Sports got Allmendinger’s reaction to the hard battle to get the victory as well as the contact with Creed.

Regan Smith with Fox Sports got William Byron’s reaction to the last lap slip up and his overall day.

Chris Rice shares with us his up and down emotions throughout today that we could see a little bit of during the broadcast.

Bob Pockrass with FOX Sports caught up with Sheldon Creed to get his thoughts on the contact and his overall raceday.

Around The Garage

Kaulig Racing has got their eyes on a future raced win diecast.

In The Stands

Conrad Stein wished for a cleaner outcome between the Dinger and Sheldon Creed.

Chandler Paul doesn’t think it was right for Allmendinger to bump a Xfinity Series regular out of the way who was running for points as well, when A.J. was just running a one-off race.

Jake Heller enjoyed the battle at the end between Cup Series regulars William Byron and A.J. Allmendinger. Has high hopes for tomorrow’s Cup race.

Fan John Hines responds to a Toby Christie tweet about Dinger being known to be the best road course racer, then why did he bumped Creed today to get the lead?

Jeremy Fazil is on AJ’s side when it comes to his skills and compares him to some F1 drivers.

On Your Screen

Eric tweets out his reaction to the controversial contact between the No. 10 & No. 2

Host of BFM, Darian Gilliam, shares his mind blown reaction to Allmendinger’s record of 11 road course wins.

Chase Holden reacts to the contact between Allmendinger and Creed.

From The Pressbox

ELC Newscast Director Christopher Hansen thrilled to see AJ’s comeback to get the victory.

A.J. Allmendinger has collected the Infinity Stones of NASCAR road courses.

NBC Sports releases the Official results of the Pit Boss 250

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