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AJ Allmendinger wins Xfinity race at rain-soaked Charlotte

Allmendinger’s victory in near darkness on a soaking-wet track ended a sloppy race marred by multiple slides through standing water.
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AJ Allmendinger stands beside his trophy after winning a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

CONCORD, N.C. — AJ Allmendinger splashed his way through a torrential rainstorm that turned Charlotte Motor Speedway into a slip-and-slide Saturday to win the Xfinity Series race on the hybrid road course-oval “Roval.”

He passed Chase Briscoe at the start of a two-lap overtime finish to win for the second time this season. 

Allmendinger’s victory in near darkness on a soaking-wet track ended a sloppy race marred by multiple slides through standing water.

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