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Myatt Snider secured its first victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday, holding on to a second overtime at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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Former Xfinity champion and regular Tyler Reddick came home in second place and Brandon Jones in third. Daniel Hamrick finished fourth with Jeb Burton, who finished last in the top five.
Noah Gragson seemed on his way to victory when his No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet crashed hard into the rear of David Star’s Toyota 13 in Turn 3 with two remaining laps in regulation. Starr’s car seemed to have a problem when it closed the outer retaining wall, right in Gragson’s high line. Gragson finished 34th in the field with 40 cars, eliminated after only 165 laps.
This period of caution sent the race into overtime and Snyder jumped to first place with a quick service from his RCR crew.
Then AJ Allmendinger, defending series champion Austin Sindrick, won the first two stages, both taking advantage of fresh tires at the end of these opening 40-lap segments.
The next race of the Xfinity Series is scheduled for March 6 (16:30 ET, FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
This story will be updated.