Joey Logano took the lead from Ryan Truex with five laps to go on the way to his first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory at the Dover Mile.
Truex finished second and Brian Scott was third completing a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota sweep of the top three spots in the 200-mile race.
"I’ve come close every time," Logano, who led 154 laps, said. "Last year we were passing for the lead and we wrecked. I can think of at least four races where I was up front and had a shot to win, and something went wrong. I think this is one of the coolest race tracks, if not the coolest track, that we go to, so it’s nice to finally get that Monster trophy."
The key to Logano’s win was a late race pit stop for fresh tires and Truex being held up in traffic.
"We came in, took four [tires] and went back to seventh, and were just able to move our way up there slowly but surely. I was able to catch [Truex] in a hurry, and he was pretty loose so all I had to do was take the air off him a bit and that was it."
"It’s disappointing," Truex said. "Usually I’d be ecstatic with a second-place run. I just caught lapped traffic at the wrong time there. I don’t think he would have caught me in five laps, but I just caught traffic at the wrong time and for some reason those guys were racing each other 20 laps down in front of me. That was the end of it."
For the second race in a row Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., who had been the series leader, had misfortune in a race. Stenhouse had spun early in the race and hit the wall. He finished 32nd.
Elliott Sadler, who finished seventh, takes over the point’s lead by 12 over Stenhouse and 14 over Austin Dillon who finished sixth.
Danica Patrick was part of a three-car wreck touched off when Sam Hornish Jr. clipped Patrick in the left rear coming out of Turn four. This is the second time the former IndyCar drivers have had an on track incident this year.
The race was slowed by a total of six cautions for 27 laps and ran at an average speed of 110.497 mph. It was Logano’s fourth win of the year and 13th series win. And Ty Dillon, Richard Childress’ younger grandson made his series debut with an eighth place finish.