Description The Unhinged 300 is a NASCAR Xfinity Series race held at Talladega Superspeedway, a 300 mile race, It is held annually before the NASCAR Cup Series race, the GEICO 500.
From its inception in 1992 through 1996, the race was held in the summer, as a support race to the Alabama 500. When the DieHard 500 moved to the fall, this race moved to the spring, as a support race to the spring race, the GEICO 500.
Large wrecks involving 20 or more cars have occurred a number of times in the history of the event, most notably in 2002, when 30 cars were involved in an accident on the backstretch on lap 14, with 19 of them knocked out at that point. The remainder of the race, following a long red-flag period, had little resemblance to typical restrictor plate racing as only two cars were within short distance at the checkered flag and only three finished on the lead lap.
On a banner day for Kaulig Racing at Talladega Superspeedway, Justin Haley got his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory and Ross Chastain got the cash.
Haley beat teammate Chastain to the finish line by .299-seconds at the end of a three-lap dash in Saturday‘s Unhinged 300 at the 2.66-mile track.
Chastain collected the $100,000 Xfinity Dash 4 Cash bonus as the highest finisher among four eligible drivers