Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Inspection Complete: Chandler Smith Officially Scores First-Career NASCAR Xfinity Win at Richmond

Chandler Smith wins Richmond NASCAR Xfinity Series ToyotaCare 250 inspection report
Chandler Smith is the official winner of Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway following post-race inspection. Photo Credit: David Jensen / Getty Images

You always remember your first, and for Chandler Smith his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory will forever be remembered as Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway.

Smith’s race-winning No. 16 Kaulig Racing Quick Tie Products Chevrolet Camaro passed post-race tech. As a result, NASCAR declared Smith and his team the official winners of Saturday’s race.

The Talking Rock, Georgia native becomes the first driver born after January 1, 2000 to score a win in multiple NASCAR National Series divisions per TobyChristie.com’s Joseph Srigley.

Smith scored five wins in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series between 2021 and 2022 before moving to full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series competition in 2023. Smith will now look to score his first NASCAR Cup Series win on Sunday at Richmond.

There were no issues in post-race technical inspection, which means all results and standings following Saturday’s race are now considered official.

John Hunter Nemechek officially is scored as the runner-up finisher to Smith, while Josh Berry, Kaz Grala and Cole Custer rounded out the top-five finishers.

Race Recap

Chandler Smith Earns First Xfinity Win Using Major Defense Against John Hunter Nemechek

Race Results

Race Results: 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond

Driver Standings

NASCAR Xfinity Series Driver Standings

Owner Standings

NASCAR Xfinity Series Owner Standings

Toby Christie
Toby Christiehttp://tobychristie.com
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of TobyChristie.com. Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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