RESULTS: Zippo 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series at Watkins Glen

RESULTS: Zippo 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series at Watkins Glen

It’s not every day you can say you beat one of the best road racers in NASCAR, but Austin Cindric can say that after today. Cindric battled with former NASCAR Cup winner at Watkins Glen A.J. Allmendinger to claim his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series win Saturday at Watkins Glen International.

Austin Cindric celebrates his first NASCAR Xfinity Series win Saturday at Watkins Glen. (Matthew Boyce/Game Changer Sports Network)

Over the course of the final three laps, Cindric and Allmendinger exchanged the lead numerous times with Allendinger leading with two to go. Cindric took the lead on the next to last lap, and pulled away for the win, the first of his career.

Kyle Busch led the field to the start of the Zippo 200 Saturday and dominated early. (Matthew Boyce/Game Changer Sports Network)

Christopher Bell finished in third position, while Justin Allgaier and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top five. The man to beat all weekend, Kyle Busch, led the first 22 laps of the race until pit stops forced him out the lead. While battling with Ryan Blaney, Busch’s left front suspension broke, forcing Busch to retire from the race.

AJ Allmendinger finished in second Saturday, but a ride-height violation disqualified the car. (Matthew Boyce/Game Changer Sports Network)

While Allmendinger led a race-high 24 laps, a post race inspection ride height infraction resulted in the disqualification of the No. 10 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet.

The next round of the NASCAR Xfinity Series takes place at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 10th. Fans can watch the B&L Transport 170 at Mid-Ohio on NBCSN at 3:00pm EST.

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