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Pro Sports

Kyle Larson rolls to Xfinity Series win in Las Vegas

Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 42 DC Solar Chevrolet, leads Christopher Bell, left, during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 42 DC Solar Chevrolet, leads Christopher Bell, left, during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyle Larson looks ready to make another memorable West Coast swing after kicking it off with another NASCAR Xfinity Series win.

Larson overcame strong wind and two late restarts Saturday to earn his ninth career Xfinity victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The 25-year-old Californian earned his first win on the 1 1/2-mile track in Vegas, where he finished second in both the Xfinity and Cup series races last year.

Larson claimed the lead on the opening lap and eventually led 142 of the 200 laps in his Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet. He avoided any late-race fuel trouble when Ryan Reed blew a tire with 16 laps to go, allowing him to gas up for the final push.

Rookie Christopher Bell finished second in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Justin Allgaier was third. Ryan Blaney came in fourth ahead of Elliott Sadler in fifth.

Larson is the 10th consecutive different winner in the Xfinity race in Vegas, and the Cup star was clearly the class of the field. He capably navigated wind gusts topping 25 mph on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip to earn his fifth consecutive top-three finish in Xfinity races.

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