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Austin Dillon Dominates, Wins Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas

Winning practice, qualifying and the race: It was that kind of weekend for Austin Dillon.

The former XFINITY Series champion, running a part-time schedule for Richard Childress Racing’s No. 33, won the BOYD Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon (March 7).

The win is Dillon’s third career win in the XFINITY series, and first this season.

Ryan Blaney, who charged through the field on the final restart after clipping Erik Jones with 28 laps to go, came within car lengths of Dillon, who led a total of 184 out of the 200 laps, and finished second. Regan Smith, Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott completed the top 5.

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Brendan Gaughan, Darrell Wallace, Jr., Ty Dillon, Brennan Poole and Daniel Suarez rounded out the top 10. Poole scored his ninth-place result in his first career race in the series.

Ty Dillon took over the points lead after his eighth-place finish, making the day even sweeter for the Dillon family.

Jones, driving Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20, ran up front for much of the race but hit the outside turn 4 wall head on after contact with Blaney.

The XFINITY Series will be back on track at Phoenix International Raceway next weekend for the second race of the West Coast swing.

See a full results list from today’s race here.

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JohnQ

NASCAR needs to suspend this miscreant for deliberately screwing up the Xfinity Saturday Cup Practice race. Shameful! If non cup drivers keep winning these races people may actually start watching them again. Nobody wants that.

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