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Allmendinger wins Xfinity Series race in Atlanta

Taking advantage of mistakes by the three leaders, the 38-year-old Californian cruised to victory by nearly two seconds.
Credit: AP
AJ Allmendinger celebrates after he won a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

ATLANTA — A.J. Allmendinger won a NASCAR oval race for the first time in his long career.

Taking advantage of mistakes by the three leaders, the 38-year-old Californian cruised to victory by nearly two seconds over pole-sitter Noah Gragson in the Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. 

Allmendinger claimed a single victory during more than a decade in the top-level Cup series, and he had three previous Xfinity wins, all of them on road courses. 

Now, he’s filled in a big hole on his resume. Pole-sitter Noah Gragson took the runner-up spot, followed by Justin Haley.

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