Published: Sun, February 18, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Five-overtime Xfinity Series race leads to closest finish in NASCAR history

Five-overtime Xfinity Series race leads to closest finish in NASCAR history

And veterans like Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier and last year's race victor, Ryan Reed, could all be in the mix for a win as well.

Nick Harrison, crew chief for the No. 3 Chevrolet with driver Austin Dillon, and Robert Scott, crew chief for No. 74 Dodge with driver Mike Harmon were barred from Saturday's Xfinity Series Powershares QQQ 300 per the new at-track deterrence mode, which penalizes pre-race infractions the same race weekend.

JR Motorsports has won five of the last nine Xfinity Series races at Daytona.

Sadler was temporarily crestfallen.

We know how this race impacts the points standings, but how do we make sense of how the drivers themselves performed and what a wild day in Daytona means moving forward?

"I really want to get one of their trophies here at the place".

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For Reddick, it was his second Xfinity victory and in the biggest race to date of his career. Reddick said. "That was insane". He won once past year driving a partial schedule for Chip Ganassi, then moved to Earnhardt's team this season.

The victory came in Reddick's debut race for JR Motorsports, the team in part owned by Earnhardt Jr.

Ryan Reed was third, and Kaz Grala fourth, in Fords.

"Was it only five overtimes?"

The five overtimes came after a relatively clean first two stages to the race. Logano, who had led 28 laps, was also knocked out in the race.

Kyle Larson took the lead on a Lap 15 restart and never surrendered it in the opening stage, leading 22 laps in total and taking the stage flag. Only 23 cars finished the race, which was extended from the planned 120 laps to 143 as the yellow flags - and a red flag - flew at Daytona International Speedway.

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