Tyler Reddick beats Elliott Sadler in closest finish in NASCAR history | 2018 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES

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NASCAR Xfinity Series Highlights: Tyler Reddick barely edges out Elliott Sadler to win the season-opener at Daytona.

ANNOUNCER 1: Here we go. This is critical. Alex said he was going to give them a big push.

ANNOUNCER 2: So does Ron Truex. Nice start by Truex. They are going to be three wide before they get to turn one.

ANNOUNCER 1: Not wasting any time.

ANNOUNCER 2: That's the potent 18 car of Daniel Suarez giving a push on the high side.

ANNOUNCER 1: Really good for Ryan Reed. Ron Truex pushing him.

ANNOUNCER 2: Dead even here, guys.

ANNOUNCER 1: Hang on to them, boys.

ANNOUNCER 2: Advantage inside or outside in this situation.


ANNOUNCER 1: The 16 and 11 broke apart a little bit. This is a solid push. We'll be interested to see what NASCAR has to say about this. Can't lock bumpers.

ANNOUNCER 2: I think I see him popping it. I think he was on and off.

ANNOUNCER 1: Sadler lets him go.

ANNOUNCER 3: Now he's getting too far in front. Tyler has got to be really disciplined here. Manage these two lanes.

ANNOUNCER 1: Through the tri-oval. Got to get to the white flag. Tyler Reddick has been in this situation before. Next flag ends the race, whether it's the checkered or the caution.

ANNOUNCER 2: This is when you drive the lap of your life to get a trophy at Daytona. Oh, Tyler is getting really far in front. Elliott Sadler is going to lay back and get a big run here. But we also got the 11 to 24 forming up behind. Here comes Kaz Grala.

ANNOUNCER 1: Elliott is going to get position on him.

ANNOUNCER 3: What is 11 going to do?

ANNOUNCER 1: Ryan Truex looked to the high side. Reddick still out front. Here comes the 16 of Ryan Reed.

ANNOUNCER 2: Oh, this is going to be a photo finish, guys. We're going to bring this one right down to the line.

ANNOUNCER 1: Coming off of turn four. High side of the white car is Reddick, trying to get his second career win of the season opener at Daytona.


ANNOUNCER 1: But to the inside, it is Elliott Sander. A photo finish.

ANNOUNCER 2: Tyler Reddick is going to edge him out.

ANNOUNCER 1: And Tyler Reddick at the line pulls it off.

ANNOUNCER 3: Woo hoo.


ANNOUNCER 1: Look at that.

ANNOUNCER 2: Junior Motorsports, another win on a plate track. And Elliott Sadler, another second-place finish.

ANNOUNCER 1: His third in a row. Wow. Five of the last nine at Daytona have gone to Junior Motorsports. And here we are, right at the line--


ANNOUNCER 1: By that much. Tyler Reddick there, for the first time at Daytona International Speedway. Regan.

- Now you start your Junior Motorsports career with a win at Daytona. What does it feel like?

- It feels amazing. Just got to thank BurgerFi so much for coming on board this year for these two races. This is a helluva way to start the year off for Junior Motorsports. Big thanks to Armor Chili for coming on and Exalted Nationwide. But most importantly, I have got to thank Xfinity for the huge sponsorship they are giving out to this series, giving guys like me the opportunity run full-time for Junior Motorsports. It is a helluva way to get my second win, my first win for Junior Motorsports. And the 100th Xfinity face.

- You are in the playoffs too.

- I know. It is-- I kid you not. I was wondering, like, you know, we've got to be smart all year long. Get in the playoffs. And if we don't win, and we are already in. So we are good to go.

- You get the rest of the year now to work with this team and get better. What do you think about that?

- I think it is an amazing opportunity. I knew me and Dave were going to get along great. It was going to take a little bit of time to get honed in. But I guess we're going along pretty good right off the bat. I don't know what-- we were having some problems all day long. Just with-- we were having some issues with the motor.

I don't know what exactly it was. But it held on all race long. It was getting worse at the end, but-- got a huge thanks to Elliott Sadler, Ryan Reed, Ryan Truex, those guys were giving me huge pushes, and I was really struggling on restarts, getting going. And was able to hold them back there.

And Ryan gave me one last really good push to get back ahead of Elliott. And just able to get them by-- a matter of, I don't even know how close it was time wise, but it was real close.