TALLADEGA, Ala., April 5 (UPI) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Busch Series Aaron's 312 on Saturday, just making it to the finish line before he ran out of fuel.
Earnhardt needed more than two minutes to coast under the fifth caution flag around the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway and just take the checkered flag. Seconds after passing the finish line behind the pace car, Earnhardt's Chevrolet Monte Carlo came to a virtual stop and needed a push to victory lane.
The race finished with Ashton Lewis Jr. running out of fuel, prompting the final caution.
Earnhardt won for the fourth time in his last five Busch Series races and for the 17th time on the circuit. He led all but eight of the 117 laps to win for the second time this season after Daytona.
Joe Nemechek led 49 laps and settled for second despite having enough fuel to run hard to the finish. Shane Hmiel was third for the second straight race, his best results in the Busch Series.