Ganassi 1-2 Finish at Kentucky, Reddick Earns 1st Career Victory

It was a banner night for Chip Ganassi Racing at the Kentucky Speedway. For the first time ever, Ganassi landed a 1-2 finish in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, as Tyler Reddick landed in victory lane for the first time of his NASCAR career.

Reddick, inherited the lead on Lap 161 and never looked back in leading the final 39 laps in Saturday night’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 and taking his No. 42 Chevrolet to victory lane at the Northern Kentucky track. 

Tyler Reddick Wins Saturday night’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the Kentucky Speedway

Reddick, dominated the show in leading a race-high 66 of the 200 laps, including all 66 coming over the final 74 laps of the race. He beat his Ganassi teammate Brennan Poole across the finish line of the 1.5-mile track by a wide 14.540 seconds.

Poole, gets his career best finish in his No. 48 Chevrolet and his first top five since Iowa in July. Those are actually his only two top fives finishes all season. He does have 13 top 10 finishes though in pretty good shape in the playoff standings.

Justin Allgaier overcame a loose wheel which forced him to have an early pit stop and lose two laps as a result of the unscheduled trip down pit road. He would go from 39th to third by Lap 100 and take his No. 7 Chevrolet to his seventh top 11 finish in the last eight races. Four of those seven results are inside the top five, as Allgaier would take over the points lead after a third place finish.

Ryan Preece finished fourth on Saturday night in his No. 20 Toyota. His three finishes this year are second, first and fourth respectively.

Cole Custer practicing at the Kentucky Speedway

Rookie Cole Custer won the first two stages but could only muster a fifth place result in his No. 00 Ford. It was his 14th top 10 of the season as he moves all the way up to second in the points.

Playoff drivers Elliott Sadler and Daniel Hemric finished sixth and seventh respectively while two more playoff eligible drivers in Matt Tifft and Ryan Reed came home ninth and 10th.

William Byron practicing at the Kentucky Speedway

Rookie William Byron had an unscheduled stop himself with trash on his front end. Unfortunately, it was at a wrong time with it happening in the final stage as he’d finish a disappointing 18th.

The race only had three total cautions this evening. Two of those three were for the end of stages.

The series heads to Dover next weekend.

VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 Results

  1. 42 Reddick
  2. 48 Poole
  3.  7 Allgaier
  4. 20 Preece
  5. 00 Custer R
  6.  1 Sadler
  7. 21 Hemric R
  8.  3 Scott
  9. 19 Tifft R
  10. 16 Reed -1
  11.  2 Kennedy R -1
  12. 18 Benjamin -1
  13. 33 Jones -1
  14. 62 Gaughan -1
  15. 23 Gallagher R -1
  16.  5 Annett -1
  17. 11 Koch -2
  18.  9 Byron R -2
  19. 14 Yeley -2
  20. 39 Sieg -2
  21.  4 Chastain -2
  22. 51 Clements -2
  23. 28 Armstrong -4
  24. 01 Rhodes -4
  25.  0 Smithley -4
  26. 90 Williams -4
  27. 46 Houff -4
  28.  8 McLeod -6
  29. 99 Starr -6
  30. 52 Gase -7
  31. 22 Hornish Jr. -9
  32. 78 Ruch -10
  33. 07 Forrister -12
  34. 74 Harmon OUT
  35. 40 Jackson OUT
  36. 13 Hill OUT
  37. 89 Shepherd OUT
  38. 92 Bean OUT
  39. 72 Long OUT
  40. 93 Green OUT

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