Prestonsburg driver Steve Blackburn, behind the wheel of the Harley Davidson Pikeville-RideHonda.com Dodge, finished 23rd after starting 12th.
Lofton, in Eddie Sharp’s Lofton Cattle Toyota, held off 59-year-old Bill Baird to earn his second series victory in his 24th career start.
A wreck, from which there were no injuries, resulted in a red flag while safety crews cleaned up debris from the crash site. It also set up a green-white-checker finish during which Lofton pulled out to a three length lead over Baird at the final stripe.
Baird, who was trying to become the oldest stock car superspeedway winner in history, had to settle for second in Ken Schrader’s Saturn Welding Chevrolet.
Fairhope, Alabama’s Grant Enfinger, in only his fifth series start, steered the BeasleyAllen.com Ford to third in the final running order earning his career-best finish.
Mikey Kile, in Brad Keselowski’s Greased Lightning Cleaning Products Chevrolet, finished a career-best fourth.
Frank Kimmel, in the Ansell-Menards Ford, finished fifth.
Alli Owens finished a career-best sixth in the ElectrifyingCareers.com Toyota in front of Parker Kligerman, who finished seventh in the Cunningham Motorsports Dodge. Kligerman also maintained the points lead by five markers over Lofton, who moved into second following his win. It was also Kligerman’s sixth top-10 finish in as many starts.
Series rookie Joey Coulter scored his career-best finish in eighth in the Darrell Gwynn Foundation-Tempest Cycles Chevrolet. Kelly Bires finished ninth in the Wolfpack Rentals Toyota with Menards Pole Award winner by Ansell Tom Hessert trailing in 10th in the Buddy’s Home Furnishings Ford.