McFadden dropped back early in the race after a poor start. "I got off to a worse start than I did yesterday, and I just dropped back the first three laps," said McFadden. "After that, I got in a rhythm, put my head down and caught back up to these guys." Ryan Matter was the young man on the move, drafting past both McFadden and Lewis, who had held down second for the first seven laps. McFadden was shuffled back to fourth, but not for long. "I sat there for a couple of laps, then made a move," said McFadden. "With two laps to go, I figured it was getting to the end of the race and I needed to get up there. I made a pass into turn one and held them both off until the end."