CONCORD, N.C. — Joey Logano snatched a win away from Kyle Larson in the second race of a NASCAR doubleheader.
Logano passed Larson on a restart with 12 laps to go to win the Xfinity Series race Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The race was originally scheduled for Friday night but washed out by Hurricane Matthew and run following the Sprint Cup race. It made for 800 miles of racing, and Logano and Larson were among five drivers who ran both events.
But Logano had tire troubles in the Cup race, came 120 miles short of completion, and joked it made him fresh for the Xfinity race.
Larson led 165 of the 200 laps and at one point had lapped all but one car in the field. A late caution gave Logano a shot to get by Larson, and he did after a three-wide battle for a lap.
"He was really fast, I knew my only shot was on a restart," Logano said. "It's fun to race with no points, nothing to lose."
Elliott Sadler finished second, Daniel Suarez was third, and Larson faded to fourth.
The race was the first elimination event in the inaugural Chase for the Xfinity Series. Four drivers were cut from the field: Ty Dillon, Brennan Poole, Ryan Sieg and Brandon Jones.
It was heartbreaking for Dillon, who missed advancing into the second round by a point.
"We were terrible today," Dillon said. "We were a team that should have been in the final round."