TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Tyler Reddick held off Gray Gaulding in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway for his first victory of the year.
Reddick withstood a last-lap move by Gaulding to survive the caution-packed race. Nobody could get by him after a restart from the eighth caution, a red flag after a seven-car wreck.
Gaulding took second for his best series finish and Christopher Bell was third.
Reddick also won the $100,000 bonus as the top finisher among the four drivers who qualified. He passed Chase Briscoe with 10 laps left and kept the lead through late restarts in the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet.
It was Reddick’s first win in nine races this season, but he already had six Top 5 finishes and extended his points lead.
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