Dillon surges past Busch on last lap in Xfinity thriller

Mar 19, 2016 8:12 PM by Associated Press

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Austin Dillon passed Kyle Busch and Daniel Suarez on the final lap and surged to an improbable victory in the Xfinity Series race on Saturday.

Busch got within two miles of his record-tying fourth consecutive Xfinity win after leading 133 of the 150 laps, but the defending Sprint Cup Series champ got a flat tire while attempting to save fuel.

Suarez briefly went in front while Busch attempted to keep racing on the sparking flat wheel.

But when Suarez ran out of gas, Dillon roared up and stole his seventh career victory in his Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet.

Dillon scraped the wall on the final turn while getting around Busch, who made contact with Dillon.

Dillon only led one lap, setting a record for fewest laps led by a winner.

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