Kyle Busch won Stage 2 at Sonoma but couldn't catch Martin Truex Jr. late and settled for the runner-up spot.
"I thought I could catch Martin," Busch said. "I gave it my best shot. There's nothing like a charge in 'Wine Country,' except for maybe a 'charge' in 'Tequila Country.'"
The 2017 Cup Series champion from Mayetta, New Jersey, led a race-high 51 of 110-scheduled laps and capitalized on a 15-lap dash to the finish to fend off Kyle Busch to claim his fourth Cup triumph in Sonoma, California.
The 39-year-old Almirola from Tampa, Florida, led 17 of 79-scheduled laps and fended off road-ringers Allmendinger and Larson through a 15-lap dash to the finish to notch his first Xfinity victory since 2017.
The 2021 Cup Series champion from Elk Grove, California, will lead the field to the start of the Xfinity Series' inaugural event at the 12-turn circuit in Northern California after he posted a pole-winning lap at 91.393 mph in 78.387 seconds.
Kyle Larson headlines a growing list of Cup and Xfinity Series competitors who will be pulling double duty efforts between the ARCA Menards Series West, Xfinity and Cup weekend events in Sonoma, California.