With a last lap pass on Ryan Blaney, Kyle Busch drove on to victory in the Lilly Diabetes 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday. It was Busch’s second series win at the track in four total Xfinity races at Indianapolis.
“I just got close enough to make him mess up,” Busch said.
Blaney was relegated to second after taking the white flag with the lead. Daniel Suarez finished third, Paul Menard was fourth, and Elliott Sadler finished fifth.
After the third and final caution of the race just inside 30 laps to go in the 100-lap race, Busch restarted with the lead and Blaney in second. Blaney took the lead when the race returned to green and was able to hold off Busch until the final lap. Busch was able to close on Blaney when Blaney’s momentum was broken by the lapped car of Derrike Cope with three laps remaining. Then, Blaney missed his mark on the final lap, enabling Busch to make the pass.
“He got a run on me; it’s my fault,” Blaney said. “Driver gave it away.”
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