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Kyle Busch Scores Xfinity Win At Kentucky Speedway


One might find it hard to believe that the last time Kyle Busch visited victory lane in a NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway, it was all the way back in 2004. He was a series regular who had yet to make a NASCAR Sprint Cup start. What may not come as a surprise is the way that he put an end to that winless streak in dominating fashion on Friday night.

Busch put on a stellar show, leading 185 of the 201 laps in the Alsco 300 and was rarely contested. Eric Jones had wrestled the lead away from Kyle Busch moments before a caution came out for Ray Black Jr’s spin on lap 175. But during the caution, Jones was determined to have failed to maintain caution pace and was penalized back to 4th for the restart by NASCAR.

Kyle led a long green flag run during the middle stages of the event but a pair of yellow flags in the final 25 laps brought the field right up to his rear bumper. Busch held off a strong challenge from Austin Dillon on a restart with 2 to go and dashed to his series leading 81st career Xfinity win. His win also kept a unique streak intact. Joe Gibbs Racing has won every race on 1.5 mile tracks in the series so far in 2016.

Runner up was Dillon. Daniel Suarez finished third, Jones was fourth and fifth place was claimed by Darrell Wallace Jr. Sixth through tenth were Elliott Sadler, Ty Dillon, Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski, and Brennan Poole.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to action on Saturday, July 16th at New Hampshire Motor Speedway