2017-09-11 / Sports

Larson steals win

HANK KURZ JR.
The Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va.

Kyle Larson and his Chip Ganassi Racing team needed a break, and it came with two laps to go.

Running second to a dominant Martin Truex Jr. and itching for fresh tires and a shot at victory in overtime, Larson got it when Derrike Cope’s car hit the wall, bringing out the seventh yellow flag of the night. Larson grabbed the lead on pit road and sailed to the victory.

The victory was his fourth of the season, tying Truex for the most this year.

Truex, who clinched the regular season NASCAR Cup title last week, had the race easily in hand until Cope crashed with under four laps remaining.

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