Reigning series champion Austin Cindric held off the field on an overtime restart to win Saturday’s Xfinity race at Daytona International Speedway.
The victory is Cindric’s ninth of his career. He’ll make his Cup debut in Sunday’s Daytona 500.
“What a way to kick off the season,” Cindric said.
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Some of the contenders were taken out in a multi-car crash 14 laps from the scheduled distance. Ty Dillon went to pass Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Daniel Hemric for second on the lower lane but couldn’t complete the move and made contact with Hemric’s car. Justin…