Jones rallies on late restart to win Xfinity race at Bristol

Apr 16, 2016 7:44 PM by Associated Press

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Erik Jones blew past Kyle Larson soon after the final restart and held off Kyle Busch in the final laps to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Larson led a race-high 94 of 200 laps thanks to a series of daring moves between cars on the tight half-mile track that kept Busch at bay during the final third. Then came the final caution that left a short sprint on the restart, when Jones' No. 20 Toyota got past Busch on the outside before he eventually cleared Larson, who finished third.

Jones then withstood a last charge from Busch to win the race after starting on the pole. He led 62 laps and collected a $100,000 bonus with the victory that also denied Busch's bid for a third consecutive weekend sweep of NASCAR events.

Busch, the Sprint Cup Series champion, led 43 laps after starting fifth.

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