"Up and down day for JRM" - Dale Earnhardt Jr reacts to Ryan Truex's overtime steal from Carson Kvapil at Dover

NASCAR Xfinity Series DUDE Wipes 250
Carson Kvapil, driver of the #88 Chevy Truck Season Chevrolet, (R) speaks with NASCAR Hall of Famer and JR Motorsports owner, Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the grid prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series DUDE Wipes 250 at Martinsville Speedway on April 06, 2024 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series A-Game 200 is done and dusted at the Dover International Speedway. Carson Kvapil finished in the top five in the second career start for Dale Earnhardt Jr's team in the Xfinity series.

Ryan Truex of Joe Gibbs Racing got to the checkered flag first on an overtime restart and got past the #88 driver of JR Motorsports Kvapil to take the win for two consecutive times at Dover Motor Speedway.

The JRM's Late model ace Kvapil was leading the race side-by-side with Truex of JGR on the first lap of the double overtime but Truex jumped ahead of Kvapil to take the lead before taking the white flag.

With this finish, the owner of JR Motorsports Dale Jr appreciated the winner #20 Truex and his team's #88 Chevy driver on X. Dale Jr said:

"Pumped for @Ryan_Truex and a great job by @Carson_Kvapil on another top 5. Up and down day for @JRMotorsports but we had some fast cars."

The former NASCAR driver was impressed by the 20-year-old Kvapil's talent in the Xfinity series. Kvapil now has two top-five finishes in two starts this season for JR Motorsports.

Dale Earnhardt Jr appreciates Carson Kvapil after his debut at Martinsville

The NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr was completely impressed by Carson Kvapil's top-five finish in his debut race at the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Martinsville Speedway.

Kvapil who competes part-time in the Xfinity Series for JR Motorsports drove the No. 88 Chevrolet and crossed the checkered flag fourth in DUDE Wipes 250 at Martinsville.

2-time Xfinity Series Champion went on appreciating the 20-year-old's racing craft and how it's better than most drivers in the Xfinity circuit. In an interview, Dale Jr said (via Frontstretch):

"Excited! Really good for this track, I think it's really tough to finish here. As you saw at the end it gets real aggressive. He's got such good racecraft, better racecraft than probably 80 percent of the field. He's just mature... kids grown up in it, works on cars all day, everyday. Everything about his life every minute is racing."

The former NASCAR driver also shared a conversation with #88 driver Kvapil that took place in the middle of the race. Dale Jr added:

"I asked him in the middle of the race what he thought, he's like 'Pretty simple, I'm doing what I'm supposed to do.'"

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