Justin Allgaier used fresh tires to pass rookie Austin Cindric with four laps left and win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
Allgaier used the sixth restart of the race to squeeze by Cindric on Turn 1, then held off his challenge on the 72nd lap for his third series win of the year. He also won at Dover and Iowa for JR Motorsport.
He was seventh for the last restart on Lap 69 but had used the caution to replace all four tires.
"We needed to get up front," Allgaier said. "We know the last restart was going to be pivotal."
Cindric, the pole-sitter for Team Penske, finished 2.05 seconds back after leading 59 of the 75 laps on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course.
"It's NASCAR racing. We knew there would be a late-race restart," Cindric said. "Great driver on new tires, great restart. We finished second. It's frustrating. This place means a lot to me. We just came up short."
Daniel Hemric was third, followed by Matt Tifft and Ryan Truex. Series leader Christopher Bell was 11th.
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BASKETBALL: If Dwyane Wade plays this season, it will be in a Miami Heat uniform. It's still a significant "if." Wade, speaking Saturday night during an appearance at the Jr. NBA World Championship, told reporters that he doesn't have a timetable for when he'll make a decision on whether to return to the heat this season. He did make clear, however, that the Heat are the only team he's considering. Wade and Udonis Haslem, both of whom would be entering their 16th seasons if they continue, remain unsigned with about six weeks left before the start of training camp. Haslem has spent his entire NBA career with the Heat. Wade said there is "no clock" on his decision. The Heat have indicated repeatedly they would like both Wade and Haslem back.