Austin Dillon won a wild race in the NASCAR Xfinity race in Fontana on Saturday, coming from way behind on the final lap thanks to a blown tire and some empty gas tanks.
The fun began with three laps to go with Kyle Busch hold a sizable lead. Erik Jones, who was in second place at the time, ran out of gas, leaving Busch with an 8-second lead over Daniel Suarez, a huge lead in a car racing. None of these drivers would cross the finish line first.
At this point, Busch’s pit crew informs him that he needs to conserve gas. saying over the radio, “save all you can, all you can.”
With two laps to go, Busch still has the lead, but it is shrinking. Suarez is now less than five seconds back and Dillon has moved into third place, but is still a whopping 13 seconds behind the leader.
Busch has clearly fallen off the pace as lapped cars are now passing him with ease as he tries to save gas.
As the pass the white flag for the final lap and go into Turn 1, that’s when things get crazy.
Busch blows a tire and Suarez blows right by him like he is standing still.
While it may seem like Suarez is going to cruise to his first win, he starts to run out of gas. Suarez goes down to the apron trying to get to the finish line on an empty tank. Meanwhile, Busch is still trying to get to the finish line on a flat tire.
Dillon can now be seen behind Busch, Suarez, and four other cars, coming out of Turn 2 as the leaders drive down the backstretch.
With Suarez now out of gas, Busch goes by him as they enter Turn 3. Busch is now leading the race with a flat tire and about a one-third of a lap left.
But it wasn’t to be for Busch.
Dillon has gas and four tires and plenty of speed. He goes high on the track to pass as they enter the final turn. Busch tries desperately to block, but fails.
Dillon gets by and sprints to the finish line for the win. Wow!
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