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Austin Dillon Dominates in Second Heat at Bristol

Austin Dillon followed the example of Erik Jones’ wire-to-wire in in the previous heat race to win the second heat of the day at Bristol Motor Speedway over younger brother Ty DillonJoey Logano settled into third after an early gear issue dropped him back a spot at the start, and held onto that position at the finish. Daniel Suarez was fourth and Kevin Harvick finished fifth.

Aric Almirola, Jeb Burton, Blake Koch, Jeremy Clements and Ryan Sieg rounded out the top 10.

Ty Dillon and Suarez became the final two drivers qualified for the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus as the top 2 XFINITY Series regulars. The top finisher among Dillon, Suarez, Erik Jones and Justin Allgaier will win the first of four bonus es given over the course of the season.

“I’ve just got to finish a couple of spots better (in the main),” Ty Dillon said afterward.

There was not much fighting for position after the start of either race.  Drivers were conservative during both heat races as the rules do not allow them to go to a backup car for the feature, nor do they let teams make major repairs after the heats.

Austin Dillon will start second for the 200-lap feature race; Jones will start on the pole.

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