Allgaier takes Xfinity at Road America

Justin Allgaier is seen during pre-race activities as the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)


AP Sports Writer

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Justin Allgaier won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America on Saturday, pulling away over the final five laps to pick up his second victory in three weeks.

Allgaier held a 5.4-second advantage over second-place Matt Tifft to take a tense race filled with bumps, scrapes and spin-outs around the 14-turn course. Daniel Hemric was third.

Allgaier took advantage of late-race commotion to pick up another road course win following a victory two weeks ago at Mid-Ohio.

Second behind points leader Christopher Bell coming into the weekend, Allgaier picked up his fourth victory this season.

“I never would have thought we could have a dream season like this one,” he said with a smile after wiping sweat off his forehead. “Two road courses … would you believe that?”

NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott finished 20th after coming out of retirement to take his first ride Xfinity ride around Road America. The 62-year-old Elliott started 23rd, then climbed up to 17th before spinning out and falling back.

“It was a heck of a lot of fun,” Elliott said.