The finish was setup by a succession of cautions that pushed the PowerShares QQQ 300 into five overtimes - another NASCAR record. But a handful of Cup Series drivers will take part in the race, including Joey Logano, Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott, who all figure to be big factors.
Tyler Reddick survived a massive wreck among the leaders and inched past Elliott Sadler to capture the NASCAR Xfinity Series PowerShares QQQ 300 in the fifth overtime at Daytona International Speedway Saturday.
"Man, it was hard to watch", said No. 9 crew member Rowdy Harrell, listed on the team's roster as a front carrier. "But I still thought we were really at the line, which we were".
"We knew coming into Daytona there could be a mishap". ' Luckily the kid hung onto it.
Ryan Reed was third, and Kaz Grala fourth, in Fords, and Daniel Suarez was the highest finishing Toyota driver in eighth.More news: OAR Claim Bronze in Mixed Doubles Curling
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"I was just stressed out because every time I was in a really good spot coming to the white (flag), the caution would come out and we'd have to reset", Truex said on pit road after the race. "We tested at Atlanta and it's one of my favorite race tracks so I am excited to get there". I didn't mind the length, I didn't mind the restarts - our vehicle was really good on restarts.
NASCAR's national touring series encompass the Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Truck Series.
Along with the perennial uncertainties of restrictor plate racing, there's something of a changing of the guard in the XFINITY Series as a whole.
"When my spotter came on the radio and said it was the 9 auto, my balloon got deflated pretty quick".