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Marks wins wet Xfinity race

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LEXINGTON, Ohio — Justin Marks splashed through the rain at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday for his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory.

The 35-year-old Marks pulled away on a restart with two laps to go in the Mid-Ohio Challenge road course race, finishing 3.7 seconds ahead of pole-sitter Sam Hornish Jr.

Rain interrupted the beginning of the 75-lap event, as the yellow flag was displayed on the opening lap.

Marks started 16th in the second of the series' three road course races. He took the lead from Ty Dillon with 10 laps left and had a 17-second lead with four laps remaining when T.J. Bell went off the track and brought out the eighth and final caution.

Marks led 43 laps in Chip Ganassi Racing's No. 42 Chevrolet. Hornish, driving Richard Childress' No. 2 Chevrolet, is a three-time IndyCar season champion and 2006 Indianapolis 500 winner.

Ryan Blaney was third, followed by Dillon.

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