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Erik Jones completes weekend sweep with Xfinity win at Chicagoland

Thunderstorms and rain delayed the green flag to start the Owens Corning AttiCat 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill, from a Saturday night show to a Sunday afternoon race, but that just gave Erik Jones an extra night of rest before capping off a NASCAR weekend sweep. Jones won the Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway in Newton on Friday night before making the trip to Chicagoland Speedway for the Xfinity Series race that wound up not running until Sunday. Drew Herring practiced the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota at Chicagoland while Jones tended to his Truck Series duties in Iowa, but Jones was able to get to Joliet in time to qualify the car on Saturday, putting it 11th on the starting grid.

“The Monster Energy Camry is just good,” Jones said. “Drew Herring did a good job getting it ready.”

Jones led a race-high 94 laps of the 200 that made up the race on Sunday.

Ryan Blaney finished second after starting the race in the back in a back-up car because of a wreck in qualifying.

“We were just too tight that last restart,” Blaney, who started the race in a backup car after wrecking in qualifying, said. “I put us in a bad spot yesterday, wrecking in qualifying.”

 

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