The Latest: Byron moves into NASCAR All-Star Race

The Latest: Byron moves into NASCAR All-Star Race

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CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR All-Star Race (all times local):

6:50 p.m.

William Byron is an All-Star.

Byron outlasted Bubba Wallace in overtime of the 20-lap first stage of the Monster Energy Open to advance into the All-Star Race later Saturday night.

Two more drivers will move into the All-Star Race from the Open, the leader of the 20-lap second stage and the winner after a final stage of 10 laps. One final driver will make the field from a vote of NASCAR fans.

NASCAR Cup Series rookie Daniel Hemric appeared to have the stage won with a big lead much of the way. But things came down to a green-white-checkered finish where Byron’s No. 24 car moved from fourth to the front and prevailed over Wallace by a few feet.

Clint Bowyer will start the All-Star Race up front with Kyle Busch, the 2017 All-Star winner, alongside.


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