Mosack Leads JRM Finishers in Windy City

JR Motorsports | 7/8/2024

Brandon Jones Chicago Street Race Connor Mosack Justin Allgaier News Sam Mayer Sammy Smith

Connor Mosack drove to a sixth-place finish on Saturday to lead JR Motorsports finishers in Saturday's The Loop 110 on the streets of Chicago. Justin Allgaier rebounded from a crash in practice to finish ninth.

Race 18 of 33: The Loop 110 at the Chicago Street Course
Track Specs: 2.2-mile street course / 50 laps
Race Winner: Shane Van Gisbergen
Mosack's finish: 6th
Allgaier's finish: 9th
Smith's finish: 15th
Jones' finish: 17th
Mayer's finish: 19th

Connor Mosack

Connor Mosack ran strong on the Chicago Street Course on Saturday afternoon, ending the 50-lap NASCAR Xfinity Series event in the sixth position. It was his first appearance for JRM in the NXS behind the wheel of the No. 88 Porter Pipe & Supply Chevrolet. Starting third and maintaining his position in the top five throughout the opening stage, Mosack took the green-and-white checkered flag in fourth. Making his only pit stop following the stage, Mosack took four tires and adjustments, rejoining in 18th. Over the remainder of the event, Mosack used his fresher tires and his fuel advantage to work his way back into the top 10. Through a flurry of restarts in the closing laps, Mosack brought the Porter Pipe & Supply Chevrolet home in sixth position.

"This race was a lot of fun, and we put the Porter Pipe & Supply Chevrolet near the front all day. We had good speed and were near the front all race long. Thanks to Porter Pipe & Supply for this opportunity, and thanks to Andrew (Overstreet, crew chief) and the crew for giving me a great car and a chance to run up front."

Justin Allgaier

Justin Allgaier rallied back from an incident early in practice on Saturday morning on the streets of Chicago to earn a hard-fought ninth-place finish behind the wheel of a backup BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet. Allgaier, who began the 18th race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season from the rear of the field, earned extremely valuable stage points at the conclusion of Stage Two and gained 17 positions over the final stage to earn the solid top-10 result. With today's finish, Allgaier has moved up to second in the championship standings and only trails the series leader by 38 points heading into next weekend's event at Pocono Raceway.

"Today was a testament to all of the hard work that this No. 7 team gives week in and week out. To be able to come back from our trouble in practice to earn a top-10 finish shows how this BRANDT Professional Agriculture group never gives up. I can't thank Jim (Pohlman, crew chief) and all the guys on this team enough for all of their hard work this weekend. I also can't thank everyone at JRM enough, we had guys from all five JRM teams helping get our backup car ready today and I'm just really happy that we were able to come away with a solid day in the end. Now it's on to Pocono."

Sammy Smith

Sammy Smith, driver of the No. 8 Allstate Peterbilt Group Chevrolet, finished 13th in the second annual Chicago Street Course event for the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The JR Motorsports team went for the long-run strategy for the opening two stages of The Loop 110 to gain valuable points. After qualifying 14th, Smith moved into the top 10 within two laps and stayed out at the end of Stage One before requiring a pit stop for fuel, tires and a slight adjustment to correct front turn and rear drive issues. In the final stage, Smith charged through the field, improving 14 positions through a flurry of caution periods to take the checkered flag in the 13th position.

"I felt good today with my Allstate Peterbilt Group Chevrolet on the streets of Chicago. The track was definitely different from what we raced on last year, but my guys on this No. 8 team did a really good job and brought a solid car to the streets for us today. We took a chance on a long-run strategy through the first two stages and it didn't work out like we hoped in the final stage. Despite that, there were for sure a lot of positives to take from today and we will be ready to go next week in Pocono."

Brandon Jones

Brandon Jones, driver of the No. 9 Menards/Fisher Chevrolet, took the green flag in the 32nd position Saturday afternoon in the "Windy City" of Chicago. Jones made quick work of the field and was able to gain nine spots, knocking on the door of the top-20 by the end of Stage One. Continuing through the next 15 laps, crew chief Phillip Bell made the call to pit under caution, putting Jones in position to have enough fuel to complete the race. Unfortunately, on a late-race restart, the 27-year-old Georgia native was involved in an on-track incident. While the car did not sustain any damage, Jones was forced to come down pit road for four fresh tires and rejoin the tail of the field. Throughout the remaining laps, Jones worked his way through the field and back into the top-20, ultimately finishing 17th.

"Coming into this weekend we did not really know what to expect since the conditions are so much different than they were last year. Even though we didn't qualify where we would have wanted this team put in the hard work to make sure I had a fast car capable of moving through the field. We did our best at not getting caught up in any big messes and now it is time to turn our focus onto Pocono next weekend."

Sam Mayer

Sam Mayer, driver of the No. 1 PCI Pharma Services Chevrolet, started the day on the top of the charts for practice on the streets of Chicago and qualified fifth for Saturday afternoon's NASCAR Xfinity Series event. The young driver battled loose conditions early on, struggling to hold on to his No. 1 Chevrolet, but he held it together for a ninth-place finish in Stage One. Crew chief Mardy Lindley called Mayer down pit road for four tires, fuel and adjustments to help the driver of the No 1. The laps rolled by in Stage Two and Mayer continued on in a charge to the front, despite still fighting loose conditions. Track position started to get dicey in the closing laps as Mayer was up to fourth when a yellow flag fell with seven laps to go in The Loop 110. Mayer was poised for a solid finish until a late-race spin on the restart in Turn 1 sent him back to 19th, where he ended the day.

"Mardy (Lindley, crew chief) and the guys put together a good race car today, but we just couldn't seem to get the fine details down. It's unfortunate with how the race ended for us, but I'm proud of how much speed we had today. We will pick our heads back up and see what we can do in Pocono."

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