Hill prevails at AMS for 3rd Xfinity win in 5 races

Hill prevails at AMS for 3rd Xfinity win in 5 races


“I knew I had it when I came across the line,” Hill said. “Before that I had no idea.”

The chaos near the finish line threatened to take the win from Hill.

“I have no idea how I saved it at the line,” Hill said. “I got hit in the right rear.”

One of the cautions led a frustrated Josh Williams to make an unusual exit in the first stage, leaving his car parked on the start-finish line for dramatic effect.

Four cautions in the first stage covered 26 of 40 laps, including a final yellow after debris came off Williams’ No. 92 Chevrolet and he was ordered by NASCAR to park his vehicle.

There were 11 cautions, also an Atlanta record, in Christian Eckes‘ second career truck series win earlier Saturday.

The first caution in the Xfinity race came out on only the second lap following a collision between Ceasar Vacarella and Joev Gase. The second caution followed only 10 laps later, and more slowdowns followed, including a crash by Justin Allgaier that ended the second stage.

“I’m kind of embarrassed by our sport right now just because of the way this has gone,” Allgaier said, adding “it’s just a shame” to have so many cautions.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.