Ross Chastain scored a 21st-place finish in Friday night’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Chastain produced a solid finish despite being involved in a late-race accident. That accident was caused when Jeb Burton’s car blew a tire and hit the second-turn wall on lap 144, collecting Blake Koch and Chastain in the aftermath. That accident produced the final caution of the race.
“We were shooting for a better finish, but, all in all, a pretty good night for the Flex Seal Chevy,” Chastain said. “We dropped back early in the race but came on strong late.”
Despite the 21st place finish, Chastain kept 16th place in the series driver standings.
Sprint Cup driver Kyle Busch won the race, his 80th XFINITY Series victory. Daniel Suarez remained in the point lead.
The series moves on to Bristol, Tenn. April 16 for the first short-track race of the year.
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