Kyle Busch Dominates X-Finity Series Race in Richmond

Tonight, was the Kyle Busch show. Busch, took the lead in Friday night’s Virginia529 College Savings 250 on Lap 51, and never looked back, as he led every lap the rest of the way en route to his 84th career NASCAR X-Finity Series victory and eighth this season.

For Busch, it was redemption after having some rare race struggles the last two tries, as he started the year off with 11 straight top five finishes including seven wins and three second place finishes during those events. But, he had a 37th place effort at Watkins Glen then 24th in his last start at Bristol.

Tonight, he made up for that.

Austin Dillon led the first 51 laps from the pole before a caution came out on Lap 48 for a spin by Justin Marks. The leaders hit pit road on Lap 51, but Busch who started seventh on Friday night entered pit road fourth and came out first.

He’d never look back en route to leading a race-high 197 of the 250 laps on Friday night.

Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones would finish second for his 15th top 10 of the season.

Brad Keselowski brought his No. 22 Ford home third for his ninth top 10 in 12 starts this season and first top five in the last four starts.

Last weeks winner Elliott Sadler would finish fourth for his 10th straight top 10 of the season while his JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier rounded out the top five for his eighth top seven finish in the last nine race.

Tonight’s race only had two cautions as the only other yellow to fall came on Lap 163 for a tire on pit road.

The series will conclude its regular season next weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.

Virginia529 College Savings 250 Results:

  1. 18 Busch
  2. 20 E. Jones R
  3. 22 Keselowski
  4.  1 Sadler
  5.  7 Allgaier
  6.  3 Ty Dillon
  7.  2 A. Dillon
  8. 19 Suarez
  9. 88 Bowman
  10. 48 Poole R
  11. 16 Reed
  12.  6 Wallace Jr. -1
  13. 60 Gaulding R -2
  14. 39 Sieg -2
  15. 11 Koch -2
  16. 28 Armstrong -3
  17. 51 Clements -3
  18. 62 Gaughan -3
  19. 98 Burton -3
  20. 44 Yeley -4
  21. 93 Starr -4
  22. 42 Marks -4
  23. 33 B. Jones R -5
  24.  4 Chastain -5
  25. 07 Black Jr. R -5
  26. 01 Preece -6
  27. 52 Gase -6
  28. 14 H. Sadler -6
  29. 86 Brown -7
  30. 15 King -7
  31.  0 Smithley -7
  32. 78 McLeod -11
  33. 90 Gosselin -12
  34. 70 Cope -14
  35. 13 Hightower -15
  36. 97 Owens OUT
  37. 25 Theriault OUT
  38. 74 Harmon OUT
  39. 40 Hill OUT
  40. 10 DiBenedetto OUT

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