Unlike last Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, however, there were too many laps left after the final restart in Saturday’s Hisense 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series, and polesitter Austin Dillon powered past Hamlin on Lap 186 of 200 to finish the race where he belonged - at the front of the field.
Over the course of the final 14 laps, the lead would change hand on six different occurrences, including the top-three running three-wide for the top spot at one point. In the end, though, Juan Pablo Montoya would power by Will Power on the outside going into turn one with three laps to go, holding off Power the rest of the way to the checkered flag.
Troy Lee Designs rider Cole Seely returned to action after sitting out most of the opening round to collect his first career 450 Class top-10 finish with a 14-9 moto result. He will be one of the riders in contention for the RC Hard Charger Award with a come from behind finish after going down on the opening lap.
Team Honda HRC rider Trey Canard learned during a recent doctor appointment that his hiatus from racing will have to be extended. The Oklahoman broke his left arm in a crash at the March 21 Detroit Supercross and had a carbon-fiber plate applied to the broken bone during an operation on March 24. Canard will return to the doctor in two weeks to be reexamined.
Driver Scott Dixon locked up pole position on Sunday for next week's Indianapolis 500, averaging 226.760 mph on his four qualifying laps. Dixon, a three-time Indy 500 champion, last won in 2008 when he claimed pole position.
Troy Lee Designs rider Cole Seely felt the full wrath of bad luck at the opening round at the Hangtown Motocross Classic, giving him an opportunity to show his perseverance when the series lines up again next weekend in Southern California. Seely’s opening lap crash took him out of contention during Moto 1 of the first round, eventually forcing him to sit out of the remaining moto of the day.