Kyle Larson held off Christopher Bell and Justin Allgaier in an overtime finish to win the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday night.
Larson led 202 of 310 laps and swept every stage on the way to claiming his fourth Xfinity win of the season.
The top five was completed by Cole Custer and Joey Logano.
The win came in Larson’s ninth Bristol start and after he had six top-five finishes in his first eight attempts. Larson has won in four of his six starts this year. In the races he didn’t win, he failed to finish.
Larson dominated after pole-sitter Kyle Busch wrecked from the lead on Lap 70.
“It feels really good, I just wish Kyle Busch wouldn’t have had his troubles so I could have raced him,” Larson told NBCSN. “It still feels really good to win a race here at Bristol finally. I’ve been close so many times. This is my best track by far, this and Homestead.”
The overtime finish was set up by a Daniel Hemric wreck with two laps to go in the original 300-lap distance.
“We had that yellow there coming to two to go, I was like, ‘Man, again. Again I’m going to lose one here late,” Larson said. “We were able to get an average restart and get the win.”
STAGE 1 WINNER: Kyle Larson
STAGE 2 WINNER: Kyle Larson
WHO HAD A GOOD RACE: Justin Allgaier earned his career-best 10th consecutive top 10 … Cole Custer placed fourth for his best Bristol finish in four starts … Michael Annett placed seventh for his first top 10 of the season … JA Junior Avila placed 20th in his series debut.
WHO HAD A BAD RACE: Kyle Busch was having a good night until he tagged the wall around Lap 66 while leading. On Lap 70, he lost a tire and got into the wall, causing enough damage to end his night. He finished 36th … Spencer Boyd and Vinnie Miller wrecked to bring out the second caution on Lap 105. Miller caused another caution on Lap 160 … Chase Briscoe was eliminated when he spun and hit the inside wall on Lap 142. He placed 34th.
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT: “I’d love to him on dirt, I ain’t done much of that. ” – Kyle Larson on Christopher Bell
WHAT’S NEXT: Johnsonville 180 at Road America at 3:30 p.m. ET on Aug. 25 on NBCSN.
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