Preview: New Holland 250 at Michigan International Speedway

JR Motorsports | 8/3/2022

Bass Pro Shops Black Rifle Coffee Brandt BUSDX Harrison's Josh Berry Justin Allgaier News Noah Gragson Sam Mayer TrueTimber

The NASCAR Xfinity Series visits the Irish Hills this weekend, where JRM placed three cars inside the top six last season. The team will look to continue it's recent dominance, having won seven of the last 12 races.

TRACK: Michigan International Speedway
RACE: New Holland 250 (125 laps / 250 miles)
DATE: Saturday, August 6, 2022
TV: 3:30 p.m. ET on USA
RADIO: 3:00 p.m. ET on MRN Radio Network and SiriusXM Ch. 90


Sam Mayer: "Last year at Michigan it was my first time on a track like this, so it was a huge learning curve for me. We ran inside of the top 10 for a good bit. It'll be nice to have practice and qualifying to get a little more seat time but I know this BUSDX team is ready to go. We have been fast off the trailer lately and I know this weekend won't be any different."

Justin Allgaier: "Michigan is going to be a fun challenge this weekend. We had a really good car here last year and I see no reason why that won't be the case again this weekend with our BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet. Hopefully we can have a good, solid day and execute the way we have been all summer long and contend for the win at the end. I'm ready to go."

Josh Berry: "Michigan is the one that really got away from us last year. We had a fast car and were able to race up into the lead with the speed we had but a late caution got us. We're going back with the same team and I know we are going to have a fast Harrison's USA Chevrolet this weekend. Hopefully we can go out and have that same speed and get it done this year."

Noah Gragson: "Michigan is a track that suits this Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/Black Rifle Coffee team. It's wide and fast and I like that. We've had a couple of great runs there, second and third, and we are in the thick of the playoff battle, so a good performance is what we need. Our whole team is performing well every week and I'm looking forward to getting to MIS."


• Sam Mayer has one start at Michigan International Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. 

• Mayer welcomes BUSDX aboard the No. 1 this weekend. BUSDX is a digital staking and rewards token built on the BNB Chain.

• In 17 starts at tracks measuring between 1-2 miles in length in the NXS, Mayer has five top fives and seven top 10s, with a best finish of third at Charlotte and Texas earlier this season.

• The No. 1 team battled to a seventh-place finish last week to earn their 11th top-10 finish this season.

• In 10 previous starts in the NXS in the Irish Hills, Justin Allgaier has scored a best finish of fourth, coming in 2010.

• In this event last year, Allgaier led for nine laps before coming home with a sixth-place finish.

• Overall, the Illinois native has earned two top fives and six top 10s, including three in a row, at Michigan.

• Through 73 starts in his NXS career on tracks 2 miles or greater, Allgaier has amassed one win (Indianapolis – 2018), 18 top fives and 37 top 10s. 

• With six races remaining in the regular season, Allgaier currently sits second in the NXS Playoff Grid, just 17 points off of the series lead.

• Josh Berry has one start at Michigan as a fill-in driver for the injured Michael Annett last season. Berry started 17th, led 24 laps and finished fourth.

• The No. 8 team won their sixth stage of the season by virtue of a Stage Two win at Indianapolis last week and ran inside the top five for most of the day before finishing 14th after being spun out on the final lap.

• In 26 starts on tracks measuring between 1-2 miles in length, Berry has recorded three wins (Charlotte, Dover, Las Vegas), nine top fives and 13 top 10s while leading the field for 312 laps.

• Noah Gragson has made two starts at Michigan with finishes of second and third to post an average result of 2.5.

• Over his career on 2-mile ovals in the NXS, Gragson has five starts at MIS and Auto Club Speedway, with a pair of runner-up finishes and a third on his ledger.

• Gragson continues to run at the front of the field, winning a stage last week at Indianapolis to improve his series-best total in that category to eight.

• Through 20 races, Gragson has compiled three wins, 10 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes. Gragson has also led the third-most laps in the series this season.



XFINITY Series Schedule

  • August 20 03:00 PM ET
    NXS Race at WGIWatkins Glen International
  • August 26 07:30 PM ET
    Wawa 250Daytona International Speedway
  • September 3 03:00 PM ET
    Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help A Hero 200Darlington Raceway
  • September 10 03:00 PM ET
    Kansas Lottery 300Kansas Speedway
  • September 16 07:30 PM ET
    Food City 300Bristol Motor Speedway

XFINITY Series Standings

After New Holland 250

Michigan International Speedway | 8/6/2022
1AJ Allmendinger8350
2Justin Allgaier816-19
3Ty Gibbs807-28
4Noah Gragson748-87
5Josh Berry737-98
6Austin Hill #664-171
7Brandon Jones634-201
9Sam Mayer578-257