The Colorado Avalanche are heading into their home opener feeling pretty good.
Another win in Boston certainly helped.
Allgaier entered the race with the Xfinity Series lead, but his engine blew up with 86 laps left ending his night. He had damaged his car earlier in the night when he ran over debris on the racetrack causing the engine to overheat.
Erik Jones clipped the lower section of steps that are used to cross from the grandstands into the infield at Charlotte Motor Speedway as he rounded Turn 4 on Saturday.
Justin Allgaier, William Byron, Daniel Hemric, Cole Custer, Elliott Sadler, Brennan Poole, Matt Tifft and Ryan Reed advanced to the second round of the Xfinity Series playoffs. Brendan Gaughan, Michael Annett, Blake Koch and Jeremy Clements were eliminated.
Bowman hasn’t had a ride this year, instead serving as a simulator driver for Hendrick Motorsports.
He had five top-five finishes in the Xfinity series entering the night and said it was a relief to get a breakthrough win.
“Trust me, I have heard plenty of people tell me I have never won any of the NASCAR races on the top three levels,” Bowman said. “It definitely gave me a mental stamp of approval that I can do it. … Hopefully, it puts some of the people who are talking to rest because we are going into 2018 to win a lot of races in that 88 car.”
He said he felt a little rusty in the car not having raced since Homestead. But that went away as the race progressed.
Reed nipped Gaughan for the final spot in the playoffs by one point. Gaughan Detroit Lions Cheap Jerseys finished in 11th place — one spot ahead of Reed — but it wasn’t enough to catch him in China Cheap Jerseys the playoffs.