Slip n Slide at Atlanta
Slip n’ Slide at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Xfinity Series
A hot, slick, worn-out race track made for an exciting afternoon of racing in Atlanta. Harrison Burton led the way for the Team Toyota squad in Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.Burton brought home a fifth-place finish Sunday afternoon and extended his season-long top-10 streak and teammate Brandon Jones finished eighth.
“It’s always a good thing when you can eventually get it together – put what you’ve learned together and make the car a lot better a lot better at the end,” said Burton. “I felt like we struggled really bad loose early, and then I don’t know how, but my crew chief Ben Beshore always makes it a lot better at the end of these races. That was a big, big gain at the end, so we got some notes for the future on that, for the next few mile-and-a-halves. We go to Homestead next, which is similar with the fall off and no grip and hanging on. It should be really, really fun to go there and have a chance at it. I think the biggest thing for us is just firing off better and seeing what we can do if we have a little better track position to start the last stage.”Harrison Burton
Riley Herbst showed strength early in the race by running inside the top-10 but finished 17th after being involved in an incident towards the end of the first stage.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series will head to Homestead-Miami Speedway for a weekend doubleheader. Action will kick off Saturday afternoon, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th.