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Last-lap pass gives Busch another Xfinity win

Field Level Media
26 May 2020, 13:05 GMT+10

Kyle Busch, who came in second last week when NASCAR's Xfinity Series returned to action, pulled out an overtime win Monday in the Xfinity Series' Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.

Busch's No. 54 Toyota Supra passed Austin Cindric's No. 22 Ford Mustang on the final lap after Cindric had moved past Busch early in the overtime sequence.

Cindric took lead from Busch after the last restart. However, on the last lap, Busch caught him on the back straightaway, then side-drafted Cindric in Turn 3 to pull away and win.

While Busch headed for the checkered flag, Daniel Hemric drove his No. 8 Chevrolet past Cindric to finish second.

Cindric wound up third, followed by pole-sitter Ross Chastain in the No. 10 Chevrolet Camaro and Justin Allgaier in the No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro.

The 35-year-old Busch, the reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion and 2009 Xfinity champion, picked up his 97th career Xfinity win -- the most in series history.

The last of 11 cautions occurred after a multi-car wreck several laps before the scheduled 200-lap event was due to finish.

Busch won each of the first two stages in a race that featured 20 lead changes.

Chase Briscoe had finished first in the Xfinity Series' first race back after a suspension caused by the coronavirus pandemic, getting the victory in the LS Tractor 200 at Darlington on Thursday. Briscoe came in 20th in the Alsco 300.

Chastain finished second in each of the first two stages.

A run of four consecutive NASCAR events in Charlotte on four consecutive days continues Tuesday with a Truck Series race and Wednesday with a Cup Series contest. Brad Keselowski won the Coca-Cola 600 in overtime on Sunday at Charlotte.

--Field Level Media

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