Nascar

Hamlin outduels Larson, Logano to win Charlotte Xfinity race

  • Daniel Suarez (19) spins in front of Elliott Sadler as they exit Turn 4 during the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, May 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Daniel Suarez (19) spins in front of Elliott Sadler as they exit Turn 4 during the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, May 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)  (The Associated Press)

  • Denny Hamlin (18) leads cars out of Turn 4 during the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, May 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Denny Hamlin (18) leads cars out of Turn 4 during the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, May 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Denny Hamlin approaches the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, May 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Denny Hamlin approaches the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, May 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)  (The Associated Press)

Denny Hamlin passed Kyle Larson and Joey Logano in overtime to win the Xfinity Series race Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Larson appeared to have victory in his sights, but a caution came out with two laps to go when Erik Jones' tire went down, forcing a two-lap overtime situation.

Hamlin, who was penalized earlier for an uncontrolled tire, says "we chose to play the tire game and it worked out."

Larson and Logano, who were running 1-2, elected to stay on the track while Hamlin pitted for four tires. The strategy proved correct as Hamlin first passed Larson, who got loose and hit the wall, and then Logano to win going away.

Austin Dillon finished second and Logano was third. Cole Custer was fourth and Justin Allgaier was fifth.