BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) — Chase Briscoe slid into race leader Tyler Reddick on the final lap and Kyle Busch drove past both to claim victory in the Food City Dirt Race on Easter Sunday night, securing his first win of the season.
Until the final lap, Reddick had managed to hold off both Briscoe and Busch late in the race, but it all came unraveled in the final turn of the final lap.
Following the race, Briscoe apologized to Reddick, who ended up finishing second.
Last year’s Food City Dirt Race winner, Joey Logano, finished third. Kyle Larson and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top five.
The race had a dozen cautions and was delayed twice due to rain.
Busch’s victory marked his 60th career win in the Cup Series and his ninth at Bristol.
Chase Briscoe won Stage 2 of the Food City Dirt Race.
Briscoe was among three drivers who did not pit following Stage 1 as he was forced to pit around 25 laps earlier due to a blown tire.
With rain now falling at the speedway, pit crews have placed rain covers on the cars as they remain parked on pit lane.
Kyle Larson won the first stage of the Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Larson took the lead on Lap 49 when race leader Chase Briscoe spun out after suffering a flat tire.
Ty Dillon finished the stage in second place, followed by Christopher Bell, Austin Dillon, and Kyle Busch.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.