Preece quickly moved forward from his 26th starting spot to break into the top 20. He raced as high as sixth before finishing 15th in the lead pack.
“What a ride,” Preece said. “For my first time here, it was great. We had a good car that drafted well, and we were able to be in the right places at the right times. A big day for the team.”
Preece, driving the G&K Services Chevrolet, is 17th in Xfinity driver points.
Elliott Sadler won the race and moved into a tie with Daniel Suarez for the series point lead.
The series moves on to Dover, DE for a May 14 race.
TIL NEXT WEEK, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!