Tyler Reddick dominated the second half of Saturday’s Alsco 300 Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway to capture his second checkered flag of the season.
Reddick came on strong in Stage 2, taking the stage win before leading nearly the entire final stage. The driver of the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet in total led a race-high 110 laps. It’s his second win in the past three races, having also taken a trip to Victory Lane at Talladega last month.
“Man, that Tame the Beast Chevy was one of the best race cars I’ve ever sat in,” said Reddick.
“Randall Burnett and my team really used the two off-weekends to their advantage and spent a lot of time working to find what we needed to have just that edge we wanted to have when we roll off the hauler at these tracks. This Chevrolet was just awesome right from the start of the weekend.
Right behind the series points leader was Justin Allgaier in the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet.
Rounding out the top five were Jeffrey Earnhardt, Noah Gragson and Justin Haley.
Pole winner Christopher Bell won Stage 1 but had trouble late in Stage 2, seeing a tire go down with two laps remaining. He — and teammate Brandon Jones — slammed the wall in separate incidents seconds apart. Jones continued, but Bell’s car took enough damage to end his day early. The talented young driver placed 31st in just his second DNF of the season.
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“I don‘t know (what happened),” Bell said. “I felt like my balance was really good. My car was running good there. I had no warning of blowing a right front. I was actually a little bit loose that entire run. I guess we ran something over. I pile drove the fence and then rolling down the back straightaway I saw my teammate do it there too. Bummer, but we had a really fast Rheem Supra today.”
With just more than 50 laps remaining in the event, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Daniel Hemric relieved Austin Dillon in the No. 10 Chevrolet because of overheating. The car finished 28th.
The series next races June 1 at Pocono Raceway (1 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).