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TC Daily Pit Stop: John Hunter Nemechek Takes Seventh Win of 2023; Kligerman Misses Out on Maiden Xfinity Win; Bubba Wallace on Pole For Cup Race at Texas; Sunday's TV Schedule!
TC Daily Pit Stop: Sunday, September 24th, 2023
Justin Allgaier had Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 at Texas Motor Speedway won. Until he didn’t.
When a late-race caution allowed several drivers in the field to grab fresh tires on the final restart, Allgaier attempted to hold off the fierce pack on his older tires. It didn’t go well.
Parker Kligerman got alongside Allgaier for the lead, but got loose, and both drivers nearly crashed. As Kligerman led at the stripe, John Hunter Nemechek would scoot by for the race lead, and he would not look back as he led the final seven laps on his path to his seventh win of the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Video Highlights
Video: Trevor Bayne Crashes With Playoff Contenders Josh Berry and Austin Hill; Kligerman Narrowly Avoids Crash
‘This One Stings’: Parker Kligerman Falls Short of Maiden Victory After Late Skirmish with Allgaier, Nemechek
Parker Kligerman had the trophy within his grasp in Saturday’s Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 at Texas, but he mistimed his move on Justin Allgaier for the race lead, and his No. 48 Chevrolet Camaro got loose, and wiggled as a result.
The wiggle allowed John Hunter Nemechek to get by. Try as he might, Kligerman just couldn’t get back to Nemechek for the win. It was a heartbreaking defeat.
“Ahh, I wanted it,” Kligerman said. “I want it bad. I can see it, feel it. Just, this one stings.”
Even without the win, though, Saturday’s race at Texas was very successful for Kligerman as he clawed back to within one point of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs cutline, despite massive problems at Bristol.
Remember when many expected Bubba Wallace to not make it out of the Round of 16 in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs? Well, he advanced, and now he’s starting the Round of 12 off on the right foot as he scored his second career pole Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.
Wallace will have fellow Playoff contender Chris Buescher alongside him on Row 1 at the start of the event. Brad Keselowski, Ty Gibbs, Ross Chastain, AJ Allmendinger, Kyle Busch, Daniel Suarez, Christopher Bell, and Denny Hamlin will all start inside the top-10.
Just before NASCAR Xfinity Series practice on Saturday morning at Texas Motor Speedway, AM Racing announced its intentions to expand to two NASCAR Xfinity Series entries in 2024.
While no other details (driver, car number, crew chief, and sponsor) were given, the team says those announcements will be coming in the near future. The organization has enjoyed a solid first full-time season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Brett Moffitt behind the wheel of the No. 25 Ford Mustang.
After a wild day at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, it’s time for the NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, September 24th.
Here is the full NASCAR TV and streaming schedule for Sunday:
12:30 PM ET: NASCAR RaceDay on FS1 (Stream: FOX Sports App)
3:00 PM ET: NASCAR Cup Series Countdown to Green on USA Network
3:30 PM ET: NASCAR Cup Race on USA Network (Stream: NBC Sports App)
4:15 PM ET: NASCAR Pinty’s Race (Stream: FloRacing)
7:00 PM ET: NASCAR Cup Series Post-Race on USA Network (Stream: Peacock)
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