Good news NASCAR fans, this weekend’s Virginia529 College Savings 250 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the Richmond Raceway will be the final time that Kyle Busch will race in a NASCAR sanctioned event other than the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Due to the 2017 rules, Cup drivers can only compete in 10 NASCAR XFINITY Series races and seven Camping World NASCAR Truck Series event.
Busch, has raced in all seven of his eligible Truck stats, as he won three of them. His finishes were 26th, first, first, sixth, 25th, third and first respectively.
This weekend will be his 10th and final XFINITY Series start, as Busch is trying to go out with another win too.
Busch, is the series’ all-time winningest driver and defending Richmond Fall race winner. He has 91 career XFINITY Series wins and returns to Richmond looking to tie Kevin Harvick (seven victories) for the series-most wins at the track. In 21 career series starts at Richmond, Busch has posted six wins (2016 fall, 2014 fall, 2011 fall, 2009 spring, 2007 fall and 2004 spring), 15 top fives, 18 top 10s and an average finish of 5.5. Three of his six wins came from the pole too. Also, he hasn’t finished worse than fourth in his last seven series starts at Richmond.
So, there’s a good chance that Busch will take his No. 18 Toyota to victory lane on Friday night.
Busch, has also won five of his nine starts in the series this year and has finishes of third, fifth, seventh and 12th in the other four events.
So, for those of you that don’t like to see Busch dominate the feeder series races, this is the last weekend in 2017 you will see it.