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Zip Buy Now, Pay Later 250

Saturday, June 8th, 2024

Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, CA

  • 25 Chevrolet
  • 8 Ford
  • 6 Toyota

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Road racin’ in wine country: Sonoma Raceway up next

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will be staying in the road course groove as it heads to Sonoma Raceway for the Zip Buy Now, Pay Later 250 on Saturday, June 8 at 8 p.m. ET on FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, after coming off a wild one at Portland International Raceway road course last weekend.

This will be the second time the Xfinity Series has competed on the Sonoma, California 1.99-mile course. The first was last season in a race that saw Aric Almirola take the checkered flag over road course ringer A.J. Allmendinger by a mere 1.868 seconds.

Although Almirola was the first to land himself in Victory Lane at the 12-turn Sonoma circuit, it was Kyle Larson who won the pole with a speed of 91.393 mph.

Neither driver is entered in this weekend’s Zip Buy Now, Pay Later 250 so we will see a new pole sitter and race winner at Sonoma Raceway.

Xfinity Series drivers will kick off their weekend with practice at 4:05 p.m. ET on Friday, June 7, which will air on FS1 at 5 p.m. ET. Qualifying will be the following day at 3:30 p.m. ET on FS2.

Different Winners Streak: Can Van Gisbergen go back-to-back?

To no one’s surprise, New Zealander and former V8 Supercars star Shane van Gisbergen, now driving for Kaulig Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, showed his road course prowess last weekend at Portland International Raceway and secured his first NASCAR Xfinity Series win, locking himself into the Playoffs. Van Gisbergen is the 11th different driver to win in the Xfinity Series this season and the seventh consecutive different winner in as many races. Now, the 35-year-old is looking to ride the wave of momentum from his victory to Sonoma Raceway and keep the winning ways going this weekend.

If van Gisbergen were to win this weekend, he would not only end the streak of different winners, but also join Austin Hill as just the second driver this season to win consecutive Xfinity Series races this year.

And for those that don’t know, van Gisbergen’s win last weekend made him the seventh different foreign-born driver to win a race in the NASCAR Xfinity Series all-time (1982-2024), joining Daniel Suarez (Mexico), Marcos Ambrose (Australia), Nelson Piquet Jr. (Brazil), Juan Pablo Montoya (Columbia), Ron Fellows (Canada) and Larry Pollard (Canada).

Masters of Xfinity Series road racing

The all-time NASCAR Xfinity Series road course winners list was extended to 41 drivers last weekend after Kaulig Racing’s Shane van Gisbergen grabbed his first career win at Portland International Raceway. Now, the Xfinity Series teams have turned their focus on this week’s Sonoma Raceway, the second of six road courses on the NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule this season. Of the 41 all-time Xfinity road course winners, eight are entered this weekend in the Zip Buy Now, Pay Later 250 on June 8.

Active Xfinity Road Course Winners

Xfinity Road & Street Course Wins

AJ Allmendinger

11

Ty Gibbs

4

Justin Allgaier

3

Sam Mayer

3

Cole Custer

2

Boris Said

1

Shane Van Gisbergen

1

Jeremy Clements

1

Tracks

Active Road Course Winners This Weekend by Track

Watkins Glen International

Sam Mayer (1), Ty Gibbs (1)

Indianapolis Motor Speedway RC

AJ Allmendinger (1), Ty Gibbs (1)

Charlotte ROVAL

AJ Allmendinger (4), Sam Mayer (1)

Road America

AJ Allmendinger (1), Sam Mayer (1), Jeremy Clements (1), Justin Allgaier (1), Ty Gibbs (1)

Circuit of The Americas

AJ Allmendinger (2)

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (Montreal)

Boris Said (1), Justin Allgaier (1)

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

AJ Allmendinger (2), Justin Allgaier (1)

Portland International Raceway

AJ Allmendinger (1), Cole Custer (1), Shane van Gisbergen (1)

Daytona Road Course

Ty Gibbs (1)

Chicago Street Race

Cole Custer (1)

Sonoma Raceway

None

Kaulig Racing’s A.J. Allmendinger heads to Sonoma looking to avenge his runner-up finish in last year’s race. They don’t call him the king of road courses for nothing as he currently leads the Xfinity Series record with 11 victories on road courses. This year, in the first two road course races at COTA and Portland, he’s finished 10thand fourth, respectively.

In search of his second win of the season, JR Motorsports’ Sam Mayer looks to continue to show how he has become one of the premier road course ringers in the series. Last season he posted wins on three out of the eight road courses on the schedule (Road America, Watkins Glen, Charlotte ROVAL). On this season’s road courses, he posted a ninth-place finish at COTA and won the pole at Portland.

While still searching for his first career win on a road course, Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Hill could finally get over the hump this weekend. Last season, he posted top-five finishes on four out of the eight road courses on the schedule (Portland, Chicago, Road America, Indianapolis Road Course) and top-10 finishes on two others (Sonoma, Charlotte Road Course). Hill came close to posting his first road course victory at COTA earlier this season, taking home a runner-up finish.

Playoff picture tightens up after Portland

With a win by Shane van Gisbergen last weekend at Portland, another spot in the Playoffs has been filled. So far, Austin Hill, Chandler Smith, Justin Allgaier, Jesse Love, Sam Mayer and Shane van Gisbergen have clinched their way into the postseason by virtue of their wins, leaving just six spots up for grabs.

Double duty drivers at Sonoma –A couple drivers will be looking to get some extra seat time this weekend at Sonoma Raceway – Ty Gibbs and John Hunter Nemechek.

Gibbs will be getting behind the wheel of the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota for his third Xfinity Series start of the 2024 season. He ran at Sonoma last season in the series, posting a fourth-place finish.

Nemechek will be joining Joe Gibbs Racing behind the wheel of the No. 20 Toyota for his seventh Xfinity Series start of the season. He ran in the inaugural Xfinity Series Sonoma race last season, posting a 16th-place finish.

Said Heads Unite! Boris Said returns to NASCAR with Hendrick Motorsports –Veteran road racing ace Boris Said will be making his triumphant return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series this weekend at Sonoma Raceway driving the No. 17 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.

Said, from Carlsbad, California, will be making his first series start since driving the No. 13 for Carl Long at COTA in 2021.

Though, Said has not competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Sonoma, he has made 17 NASCAR Cup Series start at the road course posting five top-10 finishes.

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Shane van Gisbergen gets second career Xfinity win at Sono

New Zealander Shane van Gisbergen powered his way to the lead on a restart with 11 laps remaining in Saturday’s Zip Buy Now, Pay Later 250 on the Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway road course and bolted off to a 1.323-second victory – his second career NASCAR Xfinity Series win coming only a week after his first.

The 35-year old Kiwi – who earned his first career pole position earlier Saturday at the 1.99-mile course and led a race best 32 laps – took the lead from Austin Hill negotiating a tight Turn 7 on a late race restart; his No. 97 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet winning a battle of tough side-by-side action that ultimately cost Hill four positions.

Both drivers acknowledged the close racing – the second time this season they have had contact racing for the late race lead at a road course. At Austin’s Circuit of The America they collided racing for the win on the last lap only to see NASCAR Cup Series regular Kyle Larson bolt by to claim the victory over them both.

“Man, what a race – an adventure up and down and up and down all day,” said Van Gisbergen, who – as he did in Portland – celebrated his win by signing a rugby ball and kicking it into the grandstands.

“But that last restart I was just giving it all I had and two guys going for the same real estate came together.

“It was pretty awesome though, a lot of fun. Hope everyone enjoyed the show. Pretty awesome back-to-back weeks for us.”

Hill, who led 21 laps and finished fifth in the No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, was clearly displeased with the contact between himself and Van Gisbergen, but insisted on taking a sort or racing “high road.”

“I’m gonna leave it to the keyboard warriors on this one, I’ll let them figure out what happened,” said Hill, as he watched the replay on the track’s big video screen. “No matter what comment I say, it’ll be wrong.

“I plead the fifth, I’m not going to say anything about it,” he continued. “We’ll just go on to the next one, good hard racing. We were holding off SVG for a while, had that caution and I knew it was going to be tough on the restart and it didn’t work out. But we had a good points day and finished in the top-five. You can’t ask for more than that.”

Joe Gibbs Racing’s Sheldon Creed finished runner-up to Van Gisbergen, the ninth second-place finish for Creed in the series and second of the 2024 season. JR Motorsports’ Sam Mayer was third with Jordan Anderson Racing rookie Austin Green fourth and Hill rounding out the top-five.

It marked the second top-10 finish in three career starts for the 23-year old recent college grad Green and was particularly impressive considering he started 22nd.

It was another young driver, former Xfinity Series champion Ty Gibbs who looked to be among Van Gisbergen’s toughest challengers early in the day. He led 26 laps but a slow second pit stop dropped in the field for the Stage 2 restart and he was among 13 cars collected in an accident in Turn 2 that eliminated several top cars.

The other NASCAR Cup Series regular in the field, John Hunter Nemechek was sixth in a Joe Gibbs Toyota with JR Motorsports Justin Allgaier, JGR’s Chandler Smith, Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer and Big Machine Racing’s Parker Kligerman rounding out the top-10.

“It was the work we did between weeks to make the car better again,” said Van Gisbergen, who also took the Stage 1 victory; his first career stage win.

“It was awesome racing Ty Gibbs at the start, we were really pushing each other. It’s special to win two road courses in a row and dream about one day winning on an oval.”

Custer’s eighth-place finish was good enough to keep a 12-point championship lead over both Hill and Chandler Smith.

  • Drivers Entered: 39 (1 drivers will not make the race)
  • Laps Scheduled: 70
  • Laps Actual: 79 - NASCAR OVERTIME!
  • Margin of Victory: 01.323 Seconds
  • Time of Race: 2 Hours 11 Minutes 2 Seconds
  • Average Speed: 71.986
  • Cautions: 4 for 14 laps
  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Green Flag Passes: 1,069 (16.4 passes per green flag lap)
Shane Van Gisbergen celebrates in victory lane
Sonoma, California - June 8, 2024 : Shane Van Gisbergen, driver of the #97 WeatherTech Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Zip Buy Now, Pay Later 250 at Sonoma Raceway.
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Zip Buy Now, Pay Later 250 at Sonoma Raceway results
FIN ST # DRIVER MAKE TOT PTS FIN PTS STG PTS PO PTS LAPS LED X LED S1 S2 STATUS
17 4 16 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 29 20 9 0 79 0 0 2 0 Running
28 35 17 Boris Said Chevrolet 9 9 0 0 79 0 0 0 0 Running
6 5 7 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 33 31 2 0 79 0 0 0 9 Running
10 14 48 Parker Kligerman Chevrolet 37 27 10 0 79 0 0 4 8 Running
36 20 27 Jeb Burton Chevrolet 1 1 0 0 49 0 0 0 0 Accident
21 36 38 Matt DiBenedetto Ford 16 16 0 0 79 0 0 0 0 Running
26 34 43 Ryan Ellis Chevrolet 11 11 0 0 79 0 0 0 0 Running
20 18 39 Ryan Sieg Ford 17 17 0 0 79 0 0 0 0 Running
30 25 91 Kyle Weatherman Chevrolet 7 7 0 0 78 0 0 0 0 Running
14 33 44 Brennan Poole Chevrolet 23 23 0 0 79 0 0 0 0 Running
9 12 00 Cole Custer Ford 34 28 6 0 79 0 0 0 5 Running
27 38 4 Garrett Smithley Chevrolet 10 10 0 0 79 0 0 0 0 Running
16 31 92 Josh Bilicki Chevrolet 21 21 0 0 79 0 0 0 0 Running
8 7 20 John Hunter Nemechek Toyota 10 0 10 0 79 0 0 5 7 Running
19 19 07 Alex Labbe Chevrolet 18 18 0 0 79 0 0 0 0 Running
5 3 21 Austin Hill Chevrolet 40 32 8 0 79 21 1 3 0 Running
38 27 9 Brandon Jones Chevrolet 1 1 0 0 49 0 0 0 0 Accident
22 23 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 15 15 0 0 79 0 0 0 0 Running
37 28 11 Josh Williams Chevrolet 1 1 0 0 49 0 0 0 0 Accident
13 15 98 Riley Herbst Ford 25 24 1 0 79 0 0 10 0 Running
31 16 5 Anthony Alfredo Chevrolet 9 6 3 0 77 0 0 8 0 Running
25 24 50 Preston Pardus Chevrolet 12 12 0 0 79 0 0 0 0 Running
2 9 18 Sheldon Creed Toyota 42 35 7 0 79 0 0 0 4 Running
35 2 19 Ty Gibbs Toyota 10 0 10 0 50 26 1 0 1 Accident
18 21 29 Blaine Perkins Ford 19 19 0 0 79 0 0 0 0 Running
23 32 28 Kyle Sieg Ford 14 14 0 0 79 0 0 0 0 Running
3 8 1 Sam Mayer Chevrolet 34 34 0 0 79 0 0 0 0 Running
7 11 81 Chandler Smith Toyota 40 30 10 0 79 0 0 6 6 Running
32 37 15 Hailie Deegan Ford 5 5 0 0 72 0 0 0 0 Running
11 13 31 Parker Retzlaff Chevrolet 29 26 3 0 79 0 0 9 10 Running
24 30 14 Brad Perez Ford 13 13 0 0 79 0 0 0 0 Running
33 10 8 Sammy Smith Chevrolet 8 4 4 0 71 0 0 7 0 Running
29 29 42 Leland Honeyman Jr Chevrolet 8 8 0 0 78 0 0 0 0 Running
15 17 26 Ed Jones Toyota 22 22 0 0 79 0 0 0 0 Running
12 6 2 Jesse Love Chevrolet 33 25 8 0 79 0 0 0 3 Running
1 1 97 Shane van Gisbergen Chevrolet 65 40 19 6 79 32 2 1 2 Running
4 22 32 Austin Green Chevrolet 33 33 0 0 79 0 0 0 0 Running
34 26 6 Thomas Annunziata Chevrolet 3 3 0 0 63 0 0 0 0 Transmission

Race Infractions

Penalties imposed prior to or during the race.

Driver Infraction Penalty Lap Lap Assessed Flag
Boris Said Pre-Race to the Rear Backup Car Tail End 0 0 White
Riley Herbst Speeding on pit road Tail End 22 24 Yellow
Kyle Sieg Speeding on pit road Tail End 23 24 Yellow
Sammy Smith Pitting before pit road is open Garage Tail End 45 0 Green/Yellow
John Hunter Nemechek Speeding on pit road Tail End 47 49 Yellow
Jeremy Clements Speeding on pit road Tail End 47 49 Yellow
Riley Herbst Car/Truck pitting out of the assigned pit box Tail End 47 49 Yellow
Boris Said Safety violation Tail End 47 49 Yellow
Leland Honeyman Jr Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Tail End 47 49 Yellow
Preston Pardus Equipment Interference Tail End 47 49 Yellow
Kyle Weatherman Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 50 55 Yellow
Chandler Smith Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 50 55 Yellow
Jeb Burton Pitting before pit road is open Garage Tail End 50 0 Yellow
Parker Retzlaff Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 50 55 Yellow
Ty Gibbs Pitting before pit road is open Garage Tail End 50 0 Yellow
Thomas Annunziata Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 50 55 Yellow
Preston Pardus Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 51 55 Yellow
Matt DiBenedetto Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 51 55 Yellow
Blaine Perkins Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 51 55 Yellow
Ed Jones Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 52 55 Yellow
Kyle Weatherman Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area Tail End 67 68 Yellow