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LONG POND, Pa. – Kyle Larson has won the rain-shortened Xfinity Series race at Pocono Raceway for his first NASCAR victory of the season.
Larson led when the rain hit 53 laps into the scheduled 100-lap race and the race was called 1 hour, 35 minutes after the red flag came out. One of the most promising young drivers in NASCAR, Larson had come close this season to victory lane in both Sprint Cup and the second-tier Xfinity Series but failed to win.
Thanks to some rain, he has his fourth career Xfinity win. Larson has yet to win at Sprint Cup.
Xfinity raced Saturday for the first time at Pocono. The track has long held two Sprint Cup race weekends and added the Truck Series in 2010. The 250-miler is the first second-tier race on a track that has hosted NASCAR-sanctioned events since 1974.
Erik Jones, Ty Dillon, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano rounded out the top five.
The track held a moment of silence for Muhammad Ali before the race.