Ty Gibbs restarted with 5 of 82 laps, but William Byron was tied with him and Larson was third.
Gibbs and Byron race side-by-side – through the inner loop, they both veer off course, which allows Larson to pass them and inherit the lead. He then deftly held off talented road racer AJ Allmendinger for the final four laps, beating him by 0.273 seconds.
The win was Larson’s first in the series since the 2018 season, and it was his second start of the year. Defending Cup Series champion Larson now has 13 professional Xfinity wins.
“I’m lucky,” Larson said. “My only chance is really for (Gibbs) and (Byron) to play. I just want to help as much as possible with Willie going forward and they fight in ESSES.
I tried to help him over the bus stop and they raced side by side – side in there, got together, the sea parted and I was able to pass.
“Then I had AJ behind me and I just tried to hit in my goal. He must have made me nervous in his presence. It’s pretty cool to be victorious here. “
Sammy Smith finished 3rd, Noah Gragson finished 4th and Kaz Guerra was in the top five.
Ranking 1st – 10th were Sam Mayer, Riley Herbst, Sheldon Creed, Josh Berry and Jeremy Clements.
Byron finished 25th and Gibbs finished 27th.
After the break between stages 2 and 3, a few leading cars pitted but Byron stayed on the track And stay ahead.
Regarding restarting 45 in Stage 2, Byron was followed by Gibbs and Allmendinger.
Creed was the first in 52 Lap leading car for one final pit stop to get new tires and fuel to get to the finish. Race over. Byron and Gibbs followed on lap 53.
in lap 53 On lap 59, Daniel Hemric locked the brakes and his head first hit the carousel’s tire guard, triggering the race’s seventh warning.
Those Cars that haven’t pitted opted to pit. Gibbs was one of those who stayed on the track and regained the lead.
After Myatt Snider took his car out of the garage after repairs Later, the warning extended for a few laps, but it started dripping liquid on the track
At the restart on lap 68, Gibbs was followed by Byron, Gragson, Larson and Allmendinger.
Larson was quick to get 2nd Byron on the restart to get it back.
With 10 laps left, Gibbs held the lead of Byron by less than a second. Larson was third and Olmendinger was fourth.
On lap 76, Ross Chastain was trapped in a bunker, forcing another warning from NASCAR.
Gibbs still leads the restart with five laps left. Followed by Byron, Larson, Smith and Allmendinger.
When Gibbs and Byron raced side by side on the inner lap, Both cars veered off the track and Larson inherited the lead.
With two laps to go, Larson was ahead but Olmendinger was right on his rear bumper, Smith 3rd.
Byron beat Gibbs by 1.4 seconds in stage 2.
Allmendinger Finished third, Gragson finished fourth and Larson rounded out the top five.
Between Stages 1 and 2 after the break, a handful of cars pitted, but Smith remained on track and held the lead.
At the restart on lap 24, Smith was followed by Byron, Creed and Larson.
Larson ran to Smith’s outside in the restart to take the lead for the first time in the game.
On lap 25, Byron passed Larson 1 as he entered the turn to regain the lead.
When Alex Labbe blew a tire and
the race restarted on lap 30, Byron led, Lahr Sen and Gibbs followed.
On lap 31, Kris Wright’s car stopped to close Turn 1, forcing NASCAR to issue another warning.
The race returned to green on lap 34, with Byron still in the lead, followed by Larson and Gibbs.
With five laps left in the stage, Byron led Creed by 1.24 seconds and Larson finished third.
Smith restarted with two laps remaining and maintained the victory in Stage 1.
Glara was third, Clements was fourth, and Kyle Witherman entered the top five.
On lap 5, the race was placed on the track after Justin Allgaier skidded on the track and hit a barrier Discreet state, which brought his day to an early end.
Only a few pits. At the restart on lap 9, Byron led, followed by Gibbs, Allmendinger and Cole Custer.
Gibbs grabbed the lead on the restart but saw Byron retake the lead in the inner circle. Gibbs stepped back in front of Byron on lap 11.
Patrick Gallagher stalled on the inside lap of 16, which triggered a second warning for the race.
The car leading most of the time chose to pit with Gibbs and left the pits first. Allmendinger stayed on the track and inherited the lead. The race restarted with two laps remaining in the stage.