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Xfinity NASCAR Ford Teams Face Drama At Darlington 2024: Video

During qualifying for the Xfinity Series race at Darlington on May 11th, 2024, Cole Custer laid down the best time, good enough to take the pole position and start on the front row. Despite his efforts, the No. 00 NASCAR Ford Mustang Dark Horse finished third – but it was a hard-fought podium finish.

It wasn’t all on Custer, though. An awful pit stop put the No. 00 NASCAR Ford off the pace early in the race during the first competition caution, forcing him to make another trip down Pit Road to address an issue with loose lug nuts. The No. 00 Mustang fired off in 33rd, but he managed to fight back to third, passing countless cars to make it happen.

Custer said that he thought he had the car to win, but it wasn’t enough to challenge eventual winner Justin Allgaier, driver of the No. 7 Chevy Camaro SS.

Riley Herbst, driver of the No. 98 Mustang, pulled off another decent finish for The Blue Oval, earning a seventh-place race. Hailie Deegan, meanwhile, had a rough go at Darlington. Her No. 15 NASCAR Ford cut a tire after contact with another competitor. She finished 36th, over 20 laps down.

NASCAR Xfinity Series Race Results, Darlington Raceway, May 11, 2024
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 7 7 Justin Allgaier BRANDT Heritage Chevrolet 147 119 Chevrolet Camaro
2 5 21 Austin Hill Bennett Transportation Chevrolet 147 6 Chevrolet Camaro
3 1 00 Cole Custer Haas Automation Throwback Ford 147 21 Ford Mustang
4 6 1 Sam Mayer RTIC Outdoors Chevrolet 147 0 Chevrolet Camaro
5 18 20 Aric Almirola He Gets Us Toyota 147 0 Toyota TRD Supra
6 11 48 Parker Kligerman Spiked Lite Coolers Chevrolet 147 0 Chevrolet Camaro
7 9 98 Riley Herbst Terrible Herbst Ford 147 0 Ford Mustang
8 12 2 Jesse Love # Whelen Chevrolet 147 0 Chevrolet Camaro
9 3 18 Sheldon Creed Ivan Stewart Tribute Toyota 147 0 Toyota TRD Supra
10 14 9 Brandon Jones Menards/Bali Chevrolet 147 0 Chevrolet Camaro
11 38 17 William Byron(i) HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 147 0 Chevrolet Camaro
12 2 81 Chandler Smith Smith General Contracting Toyota 147 0 Toyota TRD Supra
13 26 39 Ryan Sieg Sci Aps Ford 147 0 Ford Mustang
14 8 5 Anthony Alfredo Chevy Accessories Chevrolet 147 0 Chevrolet Camaro
15 17 97 Shane Van Gisbergen # Quad Lock Chevrolet 147 0 Chevrolet Camaro
16 16 27 Jeb Burton Capital City Towing Chevrolet 147 0 Chevrolet Camaro
17 15 91 Kyle Weatherman DriveSmartWarranty.com Chevrolet 147 0 Chevrolet Camaro
18 24 19 Taylor Gray(i) Operation 300 Toyota 147 0 Toyota TRD Supra
19 13 88 Carson Kvapil Clarience Technologies Chevrolet 147 0 Chevrolet Camaro
20 21 44 Brennan Poole CW & Sons Infrastructure Chevrolet 147 0 Chevrolet Camaro
21 25 11 Josh Williams Alloy Employer Services Chevrolet 147 0 Chevrolet Camaro
22 30 92 Josh Bilicki Circle B Diecast Chevrolet 147 0 Chevrolet Camaro
23 34 26 John Hunter Nemechek(i) Toyota Racing Development Toyota 147 0 Toyota TRD Supra
24 27 14 David Starr SHAR Ford 147 0 Ford Mustang
25 31 38 Matt DiBenedetto Viking Motorsports Ford 147 0 Ford Mustang
26 37 35 Chad Finchum Garrison Homes Chevrolet 147 0 Chevrolet Camaro
27 36 29 Blaine Perkins To The Point Apparel Ford 147 0 Ford Mustang
28 33 4 Dawson Cram # Prolube Oil Chevrolet 147 0 Chevrolet Camaro
29 35 6 Garrett Smithley TeamJDMotorsports.com Chevrolet 146 0 Chevrolet Camaro
30 22 42 Leland Honeyman # RANDCO Industries Chevrolet 146 0 Chevrolet Camaro
31 10 31 Parker Retzlaff FUNKAWAY Chevrolet 146 0 Chevrolet Camaro
32 29 28 Kyle Sieg RSS Racing Ford 146 0 Ford Mustang
33 28 07 Patrick Emerling Liberty Brew Chevrolet 146 0 Chevrolet Camaro
34 23 8 Sammy Smith TMC Chevrolet 146 0 Chevrolet Camaro
35 4 16 AJ Allmendinger LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 126 1 Chevrolet Camaro
36 32 15 Hailie Deegan # Airbox Ford 102 0 Ford Mustang
37 19 51 Jeremy Clements Alliance Driveway Solutions Chevrolet 94 0 Chevrolet Camaro
38 20 43 Ryan Ellis Classic Collision Chevrolet 71 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.

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