Kyle Busch wins Saturday’s Great Clips 250, his first NASCAR win of the 2015 season

CHZ6tfVUEAA9oejAfter being injured in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) season opener at Daytona, Kyle Busch made a victorious return in the series. as he wins Saturday’s Great Clips 250 benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America at Michigan International Speedway (MIS).

This was Busch’s 71st series career win in 298 races, and his second series win at Michigan International Speedway.

Finishing second (by 0.477 seconds) was the defending series champion, Chase Elliott, and he was followed by Kyle Larson finishing third, points leader Chris Buescher fourth and Elliott Sadler finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Kevin Harvick taking sixth, pole-sitter Joey Logano (led the most laps – 54 out 125) seventh, Aric Almirola eighth, Brian Scott ninth and Denny Hamlin bringing home 10th-place.

With his fourth-place finish, Chris Buescher leaves Michigan with a 25-point lead over Austin Dillon – who finished 13th.

Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. was the highest finishing rookie with his 15th-place finish.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 132.567 MPH
Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 53 Mins, 09 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.477 Seconds
Lead Changes: 13 among 7 drivers
Cautions: 8 for 26 laps

Next Up: The series heads to Chicagoland Speedway for the  Owens Corning AttiCat 300 during Father’s Day Weekend on Saturday, June 20th, with an approximate starting time of 9:50 p.m. (ET). This race will be the final race to be covered by FOX Sports 1 for the season.

Great Clips 250 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Lead Points Bonus Points
1 54 Kyle Busch(i) 125 Running 27 0 0
2 9 Chase Elliott 125 Running 5 43 1
3 42 Kyle Larson(i) 125 Running 0 0 0
4 60 Chris Buescher 125 Running 23 41 1
5 1 Elliot Sadler 125 Running 0 39 0
6 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 125 Running 0 0 0
7 22 Joey Logano(i) 125 Running 54 0 0
8 98 Aric Almirola (i) 125 Running 1 0 0
9 2 Brian Scott 125 Running 10 36 1
10 20 Denny Hamlin (i) 125 Running 0 0 0
11 7 Regan Smith 125 Running 0 33 0
12 62 Brendan Gaughan 125 Running 0 32 0
13 3 Ty Dillon 125 Running 0 31 0
14 25 Alex Bowman* (i) 125 Running 0 0 0
15 6 Darrell Wallace Jr # 125 Running 0 29 0
16 43 Dakoda Armstrong 125 Running 0 28 0
17 39 Ryan Sieg 125 Running 0 27 0
18 33 Paul Menard (i) 125 Running 5 0 0
19 16 Ryan Reed 124 Running 0 25 0
20 18 Daniel Suarez # 124 Running 0 24 0
21 4 Ross Chastain # 124 Running 0 23 0
22 0 Harrison Rhodes 124 Running 0 22 0
23 24 Eric McClure 124 Running 0 21 0
24 97 Peyton Sellers 123 Running 0 20 0
25 28 J.J. Yeley 122 Running 0 19 0
26 14 Cale Conley # 122 Running 0 18 0
27 52 Joey Gase 122 Running 0 17 0
28 90 Martin Roy 122 Running 0 16 0
29 13 Josh Reaume 121 Running 0 15 0
30 15 Jimmy Weller 120 Running 0 14 0
31 51 Jeremy Clements 111 Accident 0 13 0
32 74 Mike Harmon 107 Running 0 12 0
33 44 David Starr 105 Accident 0 11 0
34 55 Jeffrey Earnhardt 105 Accident 0 10 0
35 01 Landon Cassill 79 Running 0 9 0
36 8 Blake Koch 74 Electrical 0 8 0
37 70 Derrike Cope 32 Transmission 0 7 0
38 40 Carl Long 31 Vibration 0 6 0
39 19 Jeff Green 2 Vibration 0 5 0
40 26 CJ Faison 0 Electrical 0 4 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series 

2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series Unofficial Point Standings 
After Race 13 at Michigan International Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 60 Chris Buescher 489 Leader 13 2 7 9 0
2 3 Ty Dillon 464 -25 13 0 3 9 0
3 9 Chase Elliott 454 -35 13 0 6 11 1
4 7 Regan Smith 434 -55 13 0 5 9 1
5 6 Darrell Wallace Jr# 428 -61 13 0 1 4 0
6 1 Elliot Sadler 414 -75 13 0 1 6 0
7 2 Brian Scott 394 -95 13 0 2 9 3
8 16 Ryan Reed 378 -111 13 1 1 1 0
9 62 Brendan Gaughan 378 -111 13 0 1 6 3
10 18 Daniel Suarez # 369 -120 13 0 1 4 1
11 51 Jeremy Clements 340 -149 13 0 0 1 1
12 44 David Starr 321 -168 13 0 0 1 1
13 43 Dakoda Armstrong 303 -186 13 0 0 0 2
14 28 J.J. Yeley 292 -197 13 0 1 1 3
15 4 Ross Chastain # 287 -202 13 0 0 1 3
16 01 Landon Cassill 279 -210 13 0 0 1 2
17 39 Ryan Sieg 278 -211 13 0 0 0 1
18 8 Blake Koch 239 -250 13 0 0 0 3
19 14 Cale Conley # 230 -259 13 0 0 0 4
20 52 Joey Gase 220 -269 13 0 1 1 0
21 24 Eric McClure 219 -270 13 0 0 0 3
22 42 Brennan Poole 203 -286 8 0 0 1 1
23 0 Harrison Rhodes # 186 -303 12 0 0 0 3
24 97 Peyton Sellers 143 -346 10 0 0 0 2
25 19 Mike Bliss 141 -348 8 0 0 0 1
26 55 Jeffrey Earnhardt 128 -361 6 0 0 0 1
27 22 Ryan Blaney 127 -362 4 0 2 3 0
28 90 Mario Gosselin 117 -372 7 0 0 0 2
29 74 Mike Harmon 111 -378 11 0 0 0 7
30 70 Derrike Cope 105 -384 10 0 0 0 3
31 55 Jamie Dick 68 -421 5 0 0 0 2
32 40 Derek White 66 -423 7 0 0 0 3
33 40 Carl Long 61 -428 9 0 0 0 8
34 90 Jimmy Weller 54 -435 4 0 0 0 0
35 54 Boris Said 47 -442 2 0 0 0 0
36 97 Josh Reaume # 42 -447 3 0 0 0 1
37 25 Dylan Lupton 41 -448 2 0 0 0 0
38 90 Todd Bodine 40 -449 2 0 0 0 0
39 10 Jeff Green 40 -449 9 0 0 0 9
40 13 Chris Cockrum 38 -451 2 0 0 0 0
41 88 Ben Rhodes 37 -452 1 0 0 1 0
42 55 Brandon Gdovic 32 -457 2 0 0 0 0
43 26 Kenny Wallace 27 -462 2 0 0 0 1
44 26 CJ Faison 25 -464 2 0 0 0 1
45 56 Charles Lewandoski 23 -466 3 0 0 0 2
46 89 Morgan Shepherd 22 -467 4 0 0 0 4
47 15 Stanton Barrett 19 -470 2 0 0 0 1
48 15 Carlos Contreras 18 -471 2 0 0 0 1
49 13 Mark Thompson 17 -472 1 0 0 0 0
50 90 Martin Roy 16 -473 1 0 0 0 0
51 John Jackson 13 -476 1 0 0 0 0
52 29 Justin Marks 10 -479 1 0 0 0 1
53 15 Enrique Contreras 10 -479 1 0 0 0 0
54 19 Scott Lagasse Jr. 7 -482 1 0 0 0 1
55 92 Dextor Bean 4 -485 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

 

 

 

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