Noah Gragson won the 37 Kind Days 250 race at Kansas Speedway on Friday evening.
Myatt Snider tried to insert some late drama into a race that needed it, staying on the track when most other drivers pitted, hoping for a miracle, or at least a late caution flag.
Snider’s fuel-starved Ford sputtered and slowed with five laps remaining, putting Noah Gragson back in front, where he had been for nearly the entire race.
Last year’s winner Kyle Busch also tried some late pit strategy, taking only two tires on his last stop and gaining a momentary advantage. Gragson took four tires and quickly reeled in and passed Busch, his boss on the Kyle Busch Motorsports team.
Gragson started from the pole, won the race’s two intermediate stages, and was well in front when the checkered flag came down on his victory.
Kansas City, Kan. native Jennifer Jo Cobb placed 22nd.