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Kyle Larson Snatches Xfinity COTA Win in 11th-Hour Pass

Nascar Cup Series driver Kyle Larson, NKP

Kyle Larson won a three-car fight in overtime to take home the checkered flag in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Focused Health 250 on Saturday (March 23) at the Circuit of the Americas.

With fresh tires, Larson’s No. 17 Chevy was able to chase down the top two of Shane van Gisbergen and Austin Hill

After Hill moved van Gisbergen for the lead with two to go, van Gisbergen tried to pay him back with half a lap to go with a push of his own.

Larson managed to move underneath both and secured the win after starting from the rear. 

Van Gisbergen came across the line second but was given a 30-second penalty post-race for corner cutting on the final lap. Hill was moved up to second.

John Hunter Nemechek, who also started in the rear of the field, finished third. Cole Custer was fourth and Parker Kligerman rounded out the top five.

Jesse Love, Austin Green, Chandler Smith, Sam Mayer and AJ Allmendinger rounded out the top 10 finishers.

Allmendinger led 19 laps and was in contention until he was penalized for exceeding track limits in turn 6 on lap 46 to avoid a collision with Kligerman. Kligerman also cut the corner but was not penalized. 

The Xfinity Series travels to Richmond Raceway next Saturday (March 30) for the ToyotaCare 250. The race is slated for 1:30 p.m. ET, with TV coverage on FOX Sports 1.

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