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Austin Cindric Takes Stage Win in Crash-Filled Stage 1 of Xfinity Race at Pocono

LONG POND, PENNSYLVANIA – JUNE 28: Austin Cindric, driver of the #22 MoneyLion Ford, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Pocono Green 225 Recycled by J.P. Mascaro & Sons at Pocono Raceway on June 28, 2020 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Austin Cindric took the win in Stage 1 of Sunday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Pocono Green 225 at Pocono Raceway, but the real story was the amount of crashes that piled up in the opening Stage of the race.

In all, there were four cautions — one that resulted in a 21 minute red flag — for incidents.

Behind Cindric were Ross Chastain and Justin Allgaier in second and third.

Myatt Snider and Michael Annett capped off the top-five in the Stage.

Chase Briscoe, Noah Gragson, Riley Herbst, Justin Haley and Daniel Hemric rounded out the top-10 in Stage 1.

Those who are officially out after being swept up in big crashes are: Brandon Jones, Joe Grad Jr., Josh Williams and Harrison Burton.

Stage and Playoff Points Awarded in Stage 1:

Finish Driver Stage Points Playoff Points
1 Austin Cindric 10 1
2 Ross Chastain 9 0
3 Justin Allgaier 8 0
4 Myatt Snider 7 0
5 Michael Annett 6 0
6 Chase Briscoe 5 0
7 Noah Gragson 4 0
8 Riley Herbst 3 0
9 Justin Haley 2 0
10 Daniel Hemric 1 0


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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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