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Kyle Larson Wins the Service King 300

Kyle Larson wins Service King 300

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series roared into the Auto Club Speedway this weekend for the Service King 300. The race on the aged 2-mile surface put on an excellent show for the fans, with side-by-side racing throughout. Despite a blisteringly fast Joey Logano, and the Xfinity Series win record holder Kyle Busch challenging all day, Kyle Larson ultimately prevailed for his first victory of 2017.

At the outset, Logano led from the Pole position through lap 31, while Kyle Busch vaulted from 18th to 2nd in the opening laps. A spin by Matt Tifft would bring out the first caution of the day, resulting in pit stops for the whole field.

The resulting pit stops would see Logano penalized for speeding, handing the lead to Kyle Busch, with Larson in tow. Larson wouldn’t stay there for long though, retaking the lead from Busch on lap 42.

Busch, Larson, and Logano would continue to swap the top-3 spots between them all afternoon long, until a bad pit stop again relegated Logano to the back. It would not end his day however, as another quick recovery saw him back in contention prior to the final run to the finish.

A late caution for a crash involving Brandon Jones would set up a 4 lap dash to the finish, where Larson held off a still hard charging Logano to take the Service King 300 victory. In all, Cup drivers would occupy 4 of the top-5 positions, rounded out by Kyle Busch, Erik Jones, and Xfinity Series rookie William Byron.

The series takes a week off before heading to Texas Motor Speedway on April 8th.

Notes

Bubba Wallace finished 6th for the fourth race in a row and now sits 5th in the point standings

William Byron backed up his 4th place finish in Phoenix with his second consecutive top-5 finish and remains 2nd in the point standings

Elliott Sadler finished 7th and retained his points lead

Cole Custer was involved in a head-on crash into the turn 1 wall after being spun by Ryan Sieg, but walked away unscathed.