Xfinity NASCAR Ford Runner Up At Talladega 2024: Video

The NASCAR Ford teams didn’t have the race they hoped for during the Xfinity Series event at Talladega on April 20th, 2024, finishing runner-up and going winless yet again. In fact, Ford is still winless in all three national NASCAR divisions so far in 2024, having yet to earn a victory in the Trucks, Xfinity and Cup Series.

Riley Herbst, driver of the No. 98 Ford Mustang Dark Horse, had the best day of the Blue Oval racers, finishing second to Jesse Love, driver of the No. 2 Chevy Camaro SS. Herbst attempted to track down Love on the last of two Overtime restarts, but couldn’t find a way around him as the pack unraveled into typical superspeedway chaos behind them. In fact, Herbst bounced back from an early incident with the No. 7 Camaro of Justin Allgaier after the two made contact during Stage 1, but the damage was mild enough to leave Herbst in the running.

Meanwhile, Ryan Sieg, driver of the No. 39 NASCAR Ford who lost in heartbreaking fashion by 0.002 seconds at Texas last week, came up short once again as well. However, he was pleased with his 17th-place finish, outrunning the No. 16 Camaro of AJ Allmendinger on the final restart, winning the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus by being the highest-finishing eligible team.

“This is huge for our team,” Sieg said. “It was a rough one. I thought I threw it away, but were lucky enough to get the caution at the end and come back and beat the 16. So it all worked out and is pretty extraordinary for our small team.”

NASCAR Xfinity Series Race Results, Talladega Superspeedway, April 20, 2024
1 2 2 Jesse Love # WAT Chevrolet 124 28 Chevrolet Camaro
2 8 98 Riley Herbst Monster Energy Ford 124 13 Ford Mustang
3 11 5 Anthony Alfredo Dude Wipes Chevrolet 124 6 Chevrolet Camaro
4 33 42 Leland Honeyman # Mezrano Injury Lawyers Chevrolet 124 0 Chevrolet Camaro
5 27 44 Brennan Poole CW & Sons Infrastructure Chevrolet 124 0 Chevrolet Camaro
6 10 18 Sheldon Creed Friends of Jaclyn Foundation Toyota 124 0 Toyota TRD Supra
7 29 45 Caesar Bacarella Prime Bites Chevrolet 124 0 Chevrolet Camaro
8 28 38 Matt DiBenedetto Viking Motorsports Ford 124 1 Ford Mustang
9 35 27 Jeb Burton Puryear Tank Lines Chevrolet 124 0 Chevrolet Camaro
10 4 0 Cole Custer Haas Automation Ford 124 4 Ford Mustang
11 38 14 Mason Massey(i) Fan Controlled Chevrolet 124 0 Chevrolet Camaro
12 31 15 Hailie Deegan # AirBox Ford 124 0 Ford Mustang
13 25 28 Kyle Sieg North Country Ford Ford 124 0 Ford Mustang
14 1 21 Austin Hill Bennett Transportation Chevrolet 124 41 Chevrolet Camaro
15 13 19 Taylor Gray(i) Operation 300 Toyota 124 1 Toyota TRD Supra
16 36 92 Josh Bilicki Insurance King Chevrolet 124 0 Chevrolet Camaro
17 24 39 Ryan Sieg Sci Aps Ford 124 7 Ford Mustang
18 17 35 Joey Gase Fireside RV Rental Chevrolet 124 0 Chevrolet Camaro
19 14 16 AJ Allmendinger Celsius Chevrolet 124 0 Chevrolet Camaro
20 9 11 Josh Williams Alloy Employer Services Chevrolet 124 0 Chevrolet Camaro
21 5 8 Sammy Smith Pilot Flying J Coffee Chevrolet 124 2 Chevrolet Camaro
22 18 97 Shane Van Gisbergen # Wendy's Chevrolet 124 1 Chevrolet Camaro
23 26 29 Blaine Perkins Ollie's Ford 123 0 Ford Mustang
24 19 66 David Starr GreenLightPP.com Chevrolet 123 1 Chevrolet Camaro
25 7 81 Chandler Smith QuickTie Toyota 123 3 Toyota TRD Supra
26 37 43 Ryan Ellis Four Loko Jungle Juice Chevrolet 123 0 Chevrolet Camaro
27 20 91 Kyle Weatherman DriveSmartWarranty.com Chevrolet 120 0 Chevrolet Camaro
28 30 4 Dawson Cram # TeamJDMotorsports.com Chevrolet 120 0 Chevrolet Camaro
29 3 48 Parker Kligerman Spiked Lite Coolers Chevrolet 117 10 Chevrolet Camaro
30 21 31 Parker Retzlaff EasyCare Chevrolet 113 0 Chevrolet Camaro
31 32 32 Jordan Anderson Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet 111 1 Chevrolet Camaro
32 12 07 Patrick Emerling BIG Studio Group Chevrolet 111 0 Chevrolet Camaro
33 23 9 Brandon Jones Menards/Criterion Appliances Chevrolet 65 4 Chevrolet Camaro
34 6 20 Ryan Truex The Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 65 1 Toyota TRD Supra
35 22 51 Jeremy Clements One Stop/All South Electric Chevrolet 65 0 Chevrolet Camaro
36 15 1 Sam Mayer First Bank of Alabama Chevrolet 65 0 Chevrolet Camaro
37 34 26 Jeffrey Earnhardt ForeverLawn Toyota 46 0 Toyota TRD Supra
38 16 7 Justin Allgaier BRANDT Chevrolet 24 0 Chevrolet Camaro

# – Rookie
i – Points ineligible
* – Part-time driver

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

Alexandra Purcell

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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