Brandon Jones scored his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series win in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway.
Jones took advantage of a late race incident between Christopher Bell and Chase Briscoe to take the lead and hold on for the win.
“I knew this was gonna happen, we’d get knocked out of the playoffs and come here with a shot to win. I’m super excited, man,” Jones said. “This team has been through hell and back with me for a couple of years now.”
Tyler Reddick, Briscoe, Michael Annett and Justin Allgaier rounded out the top five.
Jeremy Clements, Justin Haley, John Hunter Nemechek, Ryan Sieg and Ross Chastain completed the first 10 finishers.
There was a scuffle between Reddick and Cole Custer on pit road after the race. The two confronted one another and the incident escalated when other crew members jumped into the fray.
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Bell and Briscoe were battling for the top spot until they came up on the lapped car of Garrett Smithley. The duo had nowhere to go with the slower car of Smithley blocking their paths causing them to spin and make contact.
While Briscoe recovered to finish third Bell was relegated to a 12th-place finish.
“I feel like he should have general awareness of what is going on,” Briscoe said of Smithley. “I totally get where he is coming from. It is tough in those situations. I don’t know. I don’t want to comment on it because I have not been in his position, so I am sure it is tough but it is frustrating to say the least on my end.”
Bell and Custer won the first two stages of the race.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to action on Saturday, November 2 at Texas Motor Speedway.