Did lapped cars cost Ryan Truex a win on Saturday?

Nick Bromberg

During the final laps of Saturday's Nationwide race, eventual race winner Joey Logano was closing in on teammate and race leader Ryan Truex. But while Logano was closing, and closing fast, it wasn't a guarantee that he was going to get to Truex's rear bumper before the checkered flag flew.

And then lapped traffic happened. In turns 1 and 2 on lap 194, Truex, chasing his first Nationwide Series win at the site of his older brother's only Sprint Cup Series win, came up quickly on the cars of Jamie Dick and Brad Teague, who were both multiple laps down and off the pace.

Truex, who was battling a loose racecar over the closing laps, saw his momentum blunted as he threaded in between the lapped cars. That was Logano's chance. He was able to close in on Truex and zipped by, easily taking the win.

Dick finished the race six laps down while Teague was 10 laps down. So, no, they weren't battling for position. Should they have been two-wide at that point in the race? Yes, Truex caught them in an awkward spot, but at what point should lapped cars move over for the race leaders?

Or should they not move over at all, and was the events that led to Logano's pass for the lead "one of them racin' deals?" Drop us a line in the comments.