Loudon Strategy Call Nearly Pays Off For Alfredo

#5: Anthony Alfredo, Our Motorsports, Steele Group/Anchor Advisors Chevrolet Camaro

LOUDON, N.H. – Anthony Alfredo earned a top-20 finish Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but just missed having his strategy work out for an even stronger result.

Alfredo stayed out long during a 63-lap green-flag run just past halfway, hoping to catch a caution and gain track position as a result. The gamble nearly paid off, but Alfredo ultimately had to come down pit road for fuel and tires on lap 167, with 34 to go in regulation.

Unfortunately, a yellow flag waved the very next lap, after Armani Williams spun on the backstretch.

While it didn’t pin Alfredo a lap down, he did lose all the spots he’d gained just before pitting, when the 25-year-old Ridgefield, Conn., native was running as high as fifth.

It led to a finish of 20th on paper, but Alfredo continues to be encouraged by the gains that Our Motorsports is making both on the racetrack and behind the scenes.

“We had to settle for a top 20 in Loudon, but we were one lap away from a bold strategy call working out that did pay off for others that were in a similar position as we were,” Alfredo explained. “We never quite had the balance right all day, and we just never had the track position that we needed to truly challenge for the finish I think we could have had.

“We’re still pushing forward and making gains, even if the results don’t always show it, and we’ll take that positivity to Nashville and go there hoping to close in on the playoffs.”

Alfredo continues to remain in contention for a playoff berth, sitting 14th in the regular season standings with 10 races before the postseason reset. He’s 71 points back of Sammy Smith, who holds 12th place.

He also featured returning sponsor The Steele Group aboard his No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro, with a special spotlight on Anchor Advisors and Reshoring Initiative.

The Steele Group provides full-life cycle commercial real estate solutions for innovative organizations across the country, as well as internationally. Saturday was their second straight year that The Steele Group served as the primary partner for Alfredo at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series season continues at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway’s 1.33-mile concrete oval with the running of the Tennessee Lottery 250.

Race coverage begins Saturday, June 29 at 5 p.m. ET, live on USA, the Performance Racing Network, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.