NASCAR Xfinity series got the track on fire on Saturday as the drivers took to ten fields in the 1.5-mile oval. The SRS distribution 250 saw multiple Cup Drivers hitting the field before Sunday’s All-Star race as former Xfinity series champions, Hendrick Motorsports driver William Byron and Richard Childress Racing‘s Tyler Reddick hitting the track where the former started at P22 while the latter at P2.
William Byron who was taking the field on his first Xfinity race start since the 2017 championship season made many advances throughout the race which saw 11 cautions playing out till the end. But his fellow Cup driver and a two times Cup Series champion Tyler Reddick had other plans as the RCR man dominated the field leading the last 31 laps to win the race in his No. 48 Big Machine Racing/JAG Metals Chevrolet Camaro.
Pole Sitter Noah Gregson hit the wall at the final stage which saw him finish the race early while the JR Motorsport team had one of the most recent dominant runs in the last three races with three of their drivers taking home the wheel, even having the multiple cup winner William Byron didn’t help him. The win also marks the first Xfinity win for the Big Machine Racing a team that is barely two years old.
The race also witnessed chevy Camaro’s sweeping the top 5 with Sam Mayers who finished P3 being the highest-ranked Xfinity regular in the race. A.J. Allmendinger who finished P9 saw him finishing inside the Top 10 for all the 12 Xfinity races in 2022.
Find out what Tyler Reddick has to say about the win
Tyler Reddick acknowledged the work put in by the No:48 team of BMR and the progress they have shown since the beginning of the organization adding the win is a huge deal for him. He added that working with BMR in the last two races and making the car better was a huge opportunity for him.
“It’s a huge deal for me. I know how hard everyone at Big Machine Racing has worked to get to where they are today from where they started. To be a part of that the last two races and go to work to make the car better was a huge opportunity for me,” Tyler Reddick said.
Tyler Reddick went on to express his happiness about the fact that they were able to get the win at Texas Motor Speedway saying that an early race mistake and subsequent damage they endured in Darlington in his last Xfinity race with BMR coasted him and his fast car a win. He went on to say that so he finds it really important to come out here in Texas sitting at the victory lane and do well adding he finds it pretty cool what they were able to achieve after Darlington.
“We were really fast and just made a mistake late in the going … really early in that race, got a lot of damage to our car. So, for us to bounce back after how Darlington went, this was really, really important to come out and run well here. … It’s pretty cool that we were able to after Darlington, go to work and next time out here we are sitting with the trophy,” Tyler Reddick added.
Tyler Reddick will be hoping that he might be able to use this win as an immense momentum which can help in his efforts to win a first Cup Series Career win alongside the one-million-dollars prize money at the oval on Sunday.