Teams with South Carolina Ties Earn Top Finishes in NASCAR Xfinity Series Race At Charlotteby Hunter Thomas May 29, 2021 0 comments
CONCORD, N.C. – The NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco Uniforms 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway was a wild one, but after the checkered flag flew, three teams with South Carolina ties finished inside of the top-10.
Coastal Carolina University graduate, Brandon Brown started the race in 32nd, but throughout the afternoon, he made his way up through the field. On the final pit stop of the day, Brown’s team put four fresh tires on his No. 68 Brandonbilt Foundations Chevrolet, and the Virginia native sliced through the top-10 and made his way into the top-five. Brown finished fourth, earning his second top-five finish of the season. This is the first time in Brandonbilt Motorsports’ history that multiple top-five finishes have been captured during a season. Even more impressive, Brown has finished inside of the top-10 in 50% of the NASCAR Xfinity Series races so far this year. Brown sits 13th in the point standings.
“Top-five here at Charlotte,” Brown said. “Super proud of everybody at BMS. Made a gamble with Doug (Randolph, crew chief), and it paid off. Things you love to see. So ecstatic. Dad is ecstatic. Doug is ecstatic.”
Finishing just behind Brown in fifth was Tyler Reddick who was piloting Jordan Anderson Racing’s No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet. Due to race procedures at the beginning of the season, Jordan Anderson, who is a native of Forest Acres, South Carolina, has been unable to qualify and earn Owner Points in the NASCAR Xfinity Series; however, over the past two weekends, procedures have allowed the team to compete in races, and Saturday’s performance at Charlotte marked the second consecutive weekend that Reddick has finished inside of the top-10. At Circuit of The Americas last weekend, he finished eighth. Saturday’s effort is the best-ever that the team has experienced so far.
Spartanburg, South Carolina’s Jeremy Clements finished 10th on Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Jeremy Clements Racing No. 51 Fire Wall Signs Absolute Wall Chevrolet. Clements started in sixth, but on Lap 146, he was caught speeding on pit road. Clements bounced back to capture his fifth top-10 finish of the season. The performance marked his best-ever at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His previous best was a 13th that he captured in 2015 and 2019. Clements continues to hold strong in the point standings as he sits eighth.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series will visit Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday, June 5. Live coverage of the B&L Transport 170 will broadcast live on FS1 at 1 p.m.
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