The first five races of the NASCAR Nationwide series we have seen drivers putting on a show. Saturday afternoon was no different. Elliott Sadler would lead the field to green after earning his first pole of the season.
Caution would wave early for Jamie Dick who made contact with the wall just after the field took the green.
Joey Logano would take the lead on the restart and try to hold off Kevin Harvick. Polesitter, Sadler dropped to fifth as the first round of stops began.
Logano had some minor issues getting the right front tire off. The slower stopped cost them the lead to Kyle Busch.Busch started the race at the rear after inspection issues saw him unable to make a lap.
Busch would take the lead after the green flag stop but Logano would run him down and the two would battle for the lead as Busch was very loose.
The highest running series regular was fifth place driver, Brian Scott. Caution waved on lap 67 for debris. The field would hit pit road for tires and fuel as the field was only a handful of laps away from green flag stops.
On the restart, Busch would pull ahead but troubles for Chase Elliott who had contact and hit the wall. He was able to continue on but needed tires and attempted to fix some of the damage.
On the restart, Scott took Logano and Busch three wide for the lead. Scott would take the lead but Logano would not be denied. Kevin Harvick battled Scott for second but eventually Scott dropped to eighth prior to the next round of stops.
Logano would begin to pull away from the field once again. Elliott who made repairs to his car moved his way into the top five with just over 50 laps to go.
Kyle Larson made his way up to second as the run went on. Busch though began to drop back as this run went on after leading laps early.
The final round of green flag stops began with 40 laps to go. Kenseth was the first of the leaders to hit pit road. Logano would come in right after Kenseth.
Larson and Busch pitted the same lap and the pit cycle would keep Logano in the lead with less than 30 laps to go.
Larson though continued his charge to the lead with 24 laps to go he ran down Logano and the two were running side by side when caution waved for fluid on the track.
The leaders would hit pit road and it was Harvick who would lead the field on the restart with Larson and Logano second and third.
Larson was able to get by Harvick and Busch for the lead.
With less than six laps to go Larson was leading but Busch and Harvick battled him all the way to the checkered flag.
Larson picked up his first career Nationwide Series win.
The rest of the top 10 were Harvick, Busch, Logano, Sadler, Elliott, Kenseth, Ty Dillon, Trevor Bayne and Regan Smith.
Next up in two weeks is Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, April 4th.