“The car was good from when we unloaded Friday,” added Grill. “We got beat in the first two races by the 98 (Hemric) and 26 (Bubba Pollard). It feels good to get to out run them.”
Hemric, of Kannapolis, N.C., finished second and continued his streak of finishing on the podium in each of the series’ first three events.
“We made some adjustments at the break and we got better, but not good enough,” said Hemric. “I told my crew I was going to give them 50 of my best laps and I did that. Augie was just a tick better tonight. We’ll get one of these soon.”
Bubba Pollard, who entered the Montgomery race on a two-race Southern Super Series win streak to start the 2013 season, finished third.
“I had to race hard with the 98 (Hemric) and that messed up our chances to go and get Augie at the end,” said Pollard, of Senoia, Ga. “This is Augie’s place – his home track. He’s great here. We’ll just regroup and go to Pensacola and Mobile and do it again.”
Mike Garvey was fourth and Chase Elliott rounded out the top five.