Ryan Preece Soars To 15th Place In XFINITY Series Talladega Superspeedway Debut

(Press Release from JD Motorsports)

Ryan Preece (Photo: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Ryan Preece (Photo: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Rookie Ryan Preece scored his best run of the Xfinity Series season Saturday, finishing 15th in the Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Preece quickly moved forward from his 26th starting spot to break into the top 20. He raced as high as sixth before finishing 15th in the lead pack.

“What a ride,” Preece said. “For my first time here, it was great. We had a good car that drafted well, and we were able to be in the right places at the right times. A big day for the team.”

Preece, driving the G&K Services Chevrolet, is 17th in Xfinity driver points.

Elliott Sadler won the race and moved into a tie with Daniel Suarez for the series point lead.

The series moves on to Dover, Del. for a May 14 race.


  1. darealgoodfella says

    I’m impressed. It appears that Ryan is in need of more horsepower, and that he can indeed handle it.

    He is having a pretty good debut.

  2. Pam Judkins says

    He was as high as 4th …extremely proud of my great nephew !!!!

  3. Pam,keep in mind it wasn’t a yellow flag fourth while the leaders were pitting.It was a green flag racing for the lead fourth.He gets better every week.you aint seen nuthin yet!

  4. Great run! Announcer Adam Alexander gave a great shout out to Ryan when he was running top ten. Can’t quote word for word it was something like….And look at the 01 of Ryan Preece! he’s a modified champion that only saw drafting at the one mile NHMS. Modifieds don’t have fenders!……
    I was on the edge of my seat for Ryan on that one.

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