Hill ran second after AJ Allmendinger when the field reduced the energy segment in the 120-lap final.
Just as Hill overtook Olmendinger with a push from Riley Herbst, chaos erupted when Anthony Alfredo broke out and knocked down Mayette Snyder’s Chevrolet in the oncoming Jade Bufford, causing Snyder’s car to roll over in the air. Both the engine and the rear of the car were ripped out of the car after contact with the fence.
NASCAR immediately issued a warning that froze the field, and Hill – in his first full season in the Xfinity series with Richard Childress – was declared the winner.
Everyone involved in the accident on the last lap was evaluated and released from the homestead center.
The win solidifies Hill in the 2022 playoffs, and this is the second time he has started the season with a win in Dayton. He won the start of the 2019 truck series in Dayton with Hattori Enterprises.
“Man, me and Derek Kniland, my supervisor, worked very well. I told him all night, “I just put it in the memory bank,” to remember at the end of the race, ”Hill said. “We calculated the time perfectly.
“Obviously this fear was revealed, but we ran away a lot, so who knows what it would be? I was able to distract and (Herbst) pushed me hard and I was able to get around (Almendinger).
“It’s so crazy. I won (Dayton) back in 2019 with a new team and now we are with RCR and this is the first race with them and we were able to get the job done. I lost the gift of speech. Thanks to all these guys at RCR for believing in me. ”
Almendinger came in second, Noah Gregson third, Herbst fourth, and Justin Algayer finished in the top five.
The top 10 included Creed, Anthony Alfred, Ryan Sig, Josh Bilitsky and Brendan Brown.
After the break between stages 2 and 3, all the cars occupying the leading circles will go into the pit, and Hemrik – the first out of rhythm. On lap 67, the race returned to green with Hemrick, followed by Olmendinger and Ty Gibbs.
On lap 75, the first group of cars on the lead wheel – all three Kaulig Racing teams – set off on the pit road for the last stops with the green flag.
Another large group came out on the 76th lap, and Sam Mayer crashed after contact with Creed when he left on the pit road to stop, but the race remained under the green flag.
On lap 77, Jesse Iwuji was fined for speeding during a stop and was forced to serve a fine.
On lap 85, NASCAR warned of a bumper that broke away from Mayer’s car and ended up in the 4th turn.
Those teams that have not yet made their last stop are under warning. At the restart on lap 91, Hill got on the bike in the lead, followed by Gregson, Olmendinger and Landon Casil.
Hemrick pit during the warning but was fined for speeding and he had to restart from the back of the field.
When the field left turn 4 and entered the front, CJ McLaughlin settled down, drifted down the track, and then rushed back into the middle of the field, causing a crash with 10 cars collected by Hamrick.
On lap 98, the race returned to green, with Hill ahead, followed by Gregson, Olmendinger and Casil. Almendinger quickly took the lead on the restart.
Hill, using a high line, returned to the lead on lap 103 when Gregson finished second and Herbst third. Almendinger regained first place on lap 106 when Algiers moved on to second.
Gregson led with Creed on lap 118, but Olmendinger led one lap to the end.
Hamrick took Gregson out of the lead on the final lap to win stage 2.
Gregson was driving in turn 3 when Hemrick hit him from behind. Gregson slipped on the track and eventually returned to the 15th.
Zig finished second, Mayer third, Almendinger fourth, and Algiers closed the top five.
After the break between stages 1 and 2, all the cars occupying the leading circles go to the pit, and Brown – to the first off-road thanks to the stop only for fuel.
On the restart on lap 37, Joe Graf Jr., who stayed away, was led by Brown and Herbst. Brown came out in the lead shortly after the restart.
For the 15 laps left on the stage, Brown continued to lead, with Gregson in second place and Hill in third.
On lap 49, Gregson overtook Brown to take the lead for the first time in the race. Zig finished second and Hamrick third.
Hemrick held back Allmendinger’s challenge to come out victorious in Stage 1.
Herbst finished third, Hill was fourth, and Gregson closed the top five.
Hemrick started on the pole and led the first two laps until Hill passed him and became the leader on the 3rd lap.
Alfred was forced to get under the green for the missing net on the right window. He returned to the track two laps down after receiving a replacement.
Hemrick returned to Hill to regain the lead in the 11th lap.
Caution was exercised when Drew Dollar broke out of his back on lap 14 and crashed into a wall as a result of an accident that also involved Jeremy Clements and Mayer.
In the 20th lap the race returned to green with Hamrik ahead, followed by Casil and Herbst.