Kyle Busch holds off Kenseth to win Xfinity race

4Saturday night’s NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Furious 7 300 at Chicagoland Speedway, came down to the dominant performances by Joe Gibbs Racing teammates, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth, and which one was going to end up in victory lane. And, as the checkered flag flew, it was pole-sitter Kyle Busch finishing ahead of Kenseth – by 0.791 seconds – to win under the lights at Chicagoland Speedway.

Busch, who also led the most laps – 102 out of 200, received his fourth series win and eighth top-10 finish of the 2015 season, his 74th series career win in 305 races and his fourth series win in 12 race at Chicagoland.

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., finished in third behind Busch and Kenseth (who led the second most laps – 84), and they were followed by Paul Menard finishing fourth and Ty Dillon fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were ROTY contender, Daniel Suarez bringing home sixth, the current series points leader, Chris Buescher seventh, Elliott Sadler eighth, Regan Smith ninth and Brendan Gaughan claimed 10th-place.

With his seventh-place finish, Chris Buescher leaves Chicago with a 25-point lead over Ty Dillon.

RACE NOTES
Average Speed: 136.709 MPH
Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 11 Mins, 40 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.791 Seconds
Lead Changes: 15 among 7 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 22 laps

Up Next: The VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday, September 26th, with an approximate starting time of 8:20 p.m. (ET) on NBCSN.

Furious 7 300 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Lead Points Bonus Points
1 54 Kyle Busch (i) 200 Running 102 0 0
2 20 Matt Kenseth (i) 200 Running 84 0 0
3 6 Darrell Wallace Jr # 200 Running 3 42 1
4 33 Paul Menard (i) 200 Running 0 0 0
5 3 Ty Dillon 200 Running 0 39 0
6 18 Daniel Suarez # 200 Running 2 39 1
7 60 Chris Buescher 200 Running 0 37 0
8 1 Elliot Sadler 200 Running 0 36 0
9 7 Regan Smith 200 Running 0 35 0
10 62 Brendan Gaughan 200 Running 0 34 0
11 16 Ryan Reed 200 Running 0 33 0
12 88 Kasey Kahne (i) 200 Running 1 0 0
13 25 John Wes Townley (i) 199 Running 0 0 0
14 9 Chase Elliott 199 Running 0 30 0
15 43 Dakoda Armstrong 199 Running 1 29 1
16 4 Ross Chastain # 199 Running 7 29 1
17 2 Brian Scott 199 Running 0 28 0
18 39 Ryan Sieg 199 Running 0 26 0
19 28 J.J. Yeley 199 Running 0 25 0
20 51 Jeremy Clements 199 Running 0 24 0
21 8 Blake Koch 199 Running 0 23 0
22 42 Kyle Larson (i) 199 Running 0 0 0
23 44 David Starr 196 Running 0 21 0
24 97 Mason Mingus (i) 195 Running 0 20 0
25 0 Michael Self 194 Running 0 19 0
26 15 Jimmy Weller 194 Running 0 18 0
27 24 Eric McClure 193 Running 0 17 0
28 52 Joey Gase 193 Running 0 16 0
29 90 Martin Roy 190 Running 0 15 0
30 13 Josh Reaume 182 Running 0 14 0
31 70 Derrike Cope 174 Running 0 13 0
32 01 Landon Cassill 142 Engine 0 12 0
33 14 Cale Conley # 140 Overheating 0 11 0
34 74 Mike Harmon 129 Engine 0 10 0
35 22 Ryan Blaney 108 Accident 0 9 0
36 66 Benny Gordon 105 Rear Gear 0 8 0
37 40 Derek White 14 Electrical 0 7 0
38 26 TJ Bell (i) 13 Vibration 0 0 0
39 92 Dexter Bean 6 Suspension 0 5 0
40 19 Jeff Green 3 Vibration 0 4 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series Unofficial Point Standings
After Race 26 at Chicagoland Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 60 Chris Buescher 945 Leader 26 2 11 16 0
2 3 Ty Dillon 920 -25 26 0 8 19 0
3 9 Chase Elliott 917 -28 26 1 10 20 1
4 7 Regan Smith 894 -51 26 1 7 19 1
5 1 Elliot Sadler 839 -106 26 0 4 13 1
6 6 Darrell Wallace Jr# 838 -107 26 0 3 10 1
7 18 Daniel Suarez # 830 -115 26 0 6 12 1
8 2 Brian Scott 825 -120 26 0 5 16 4
9 62 Brendan Gaughan 7998 7053 26 0 3 12 3
10 16 Ryan Reed 716 -229 26 1 1 1 1
11 51 Jeremy Clements 641 -304 26 0 0 1 2
12 4 Ross Chastain # 624 -321 26 0 0 4 4
13 28 J.J. Yeley 622 -323 26 0 1 1 3
14 43 Dakoda Armstrong 615 -330 26 0 0 1 2
15 39 Ryan Sieg 611 -334 26 0 0 0 3
16 44 David Starr 561 -384 26 0 0 1 4
17 8 Blake Koch 518 -427 26 0 0 0 4
18 01 Landon Cassill 491 -454 23 0 0 2 4
19 14 Cale Conley # 486 -459 26 0 0 0 6
20 24 Eric McClure 445 -500 26 0 0 0 3
21 52 Joey Gase 420 -525 26 0 1 1 4
22 42 Brennan Poole 367 -578 14 0 0 2 2
23 22 Ryan Blaney 334 -611 10 1 6 7 1
24 0 Harrison Rhodes # 324 -621 21 0 0 1 8
25 70 Derrike Cope 246 -699 21 0 0 0 6
26 97 Peyton Sellers 238 -707 16 0 0 0 5
27 74 Mike Harmon 233 -712 21 0 0 0 11
28 25 Dylan Lupton 165 -780 7 0 0 1 1
29 88 Ben Rhodes 161 -784 7 0 0 2 2
30 54 Boris Said 157 -788 5 0 1 2 0
31 19 Mike Bliss 141 -804 8 0 0 0 1
32 55 Jeffrey Earnhardt 128 -817 6 0 0 0 1
33 90 Mario Gosselin 126 -819 8 0 0 0 3
34 97 Josh Reaume # 111 -834 11 0 0 0 6
35 40 Derek White 104 -841 11 0 0 0 6
36 90 Jimmy Weller 103 -842 8 0 0 0 2
37 10 Jeff Green 90 -855 21 0 0 0 21
38 Michael Self 88 -857 5 0 0 0 2
39 90 Martin Roy 88 -857 5 0 0 0 0
40 89 Morgan Shepherd 87 -858 15 0 0 0 15
41 90 Todd Bodine 80 -865 4 0 0 0 0
42 40 Carl Long 79 -866 12 0 0 0 11
43 29 Justin Marks 76 -869 3 0 0 1 1
44 55 Jamie Dick 68 -877 5 0 0 0 12
45 55 Brandon Gdovic 63 -882 3 0 0 0 0
46 Kenny Habul 61 -884 3 0 0 0 1
47 66 Benny Gordon 60 -885 5 0 1 1 3
48 26 Kenny Wallace 56 -889 3 0 0 0 1
49 15 Stanton Barrett 53 -892 4 0 0 0 1
50 Andy Lally 52 -893 2 0 0 0 0
51 Dylan Kwasniewski 52 -893 4 0 0 0 1
52 22 Alex Tagliani 44 -901 1 0 1 1 0
53 Ross Kenseth 39 -906 1 0 0 1 0
54 Tomy Drissi 39 -906 3 0 0 0 1
55 Kevin O’Connell 38 -907 2 0 0 0 1
56 13 Chris Cockrum 38 -907 2 0 0 0 0
57 88 Josh Berry 37 -908 1 0 0 1 0
58 Tim Cowen 33 -912 2 0 0 0 0
59 15 Carlos Contreras 33 -912 4 0 0 0 3
60 Bobby Gerhart 30 -915 2 0 0 0 1
61 Matt Wallace 30 -915 2 0 0 0 1
62 Hermie Sadler III 27 -918 2 0 0 0 1
63 John Jackson 27 -918 4 0 0 0 3
64 Lawson Aschenbach 26 -919 1 0 0 0 0
65 26 CJ Faison 25 -920 2 0 0 0 1
66 Parker Kligerman 23 -922 1 0 0 0 0
67 56 Charles Lewandoski 23 -922 3 0 0 0 2
68 Mason Mingus 20 -925 1 0 0 0 0
69 Brad Teague 18 -927 1 0 0 0 0
70 Johanna Long 17 -928 1 0 0 0 0
71 13 Mark Thompson 17 -928 1 0 0 0 0
72 Anthony Kumpen 16 -929 1 0 0 0 0
73 19 Scott Lagasse Jr. 14 -931 2 0 0 0 2
74 Matt Frahm 13 -932 3 0 0 0 2
75 Roger Reuse 13 -932 1 0 0 0 0
76 Ryan Truex 13 -932 1 0 0 0 1
77 92 Dextor Bean 13 -932 3 0 0 0 3
78 Bobby Reuse 12 -933 1 0 0 0 0
79 Matt Waltz 11 -934 1 0 0 0 1
80 15 Enrique Contreras 10 -935 1 0 0 0 0

# – Rookie

2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series Owner Standing
After Race 26 at Chicagoland Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Roger Penske 22 5 999 Leader 26
2 JD Gibbs 54 5 917 -82 26
3 Jack Roush 60 2 908 -91 26
4 Richard Childress 3 0 887 -112 26
5 Richard Childress 33 4 881 -118 26
6 Dale Earnhardt Jr 9 1 879 -120 26
7 Joe Gibbs 20 4 859 -140 26
8 Kelly Earnhardt-Miller 7 1 858 -141 26
9 Rick Hendrick 88 2 817 -182 26
10 Jack Roush 1 0 803 -196 26
11 Jack Roush 6 0 797 -202 26
12 Joe Gibbs 18 0 796 -203 26
13 Richard Childress 2 0 791 -208 26
14 Richard Childress 62 0 764 -235 26
15 Harry Scott Jr. 42 0 726 -273 26
16 Jack Roush 16 1 683 -316 26
17 Tony Clements 51 0 617 -382 26
18 Gary Keller 4 0 604 -395 26
19 Gregg Mixon 28 0 597 -402 26
20 Richard Petty 43 0 586 -413 26
21 Rod Sieg 39 0 585 -414 26
22 Tony Townley 25 0 552 -447 26
23 Mark Smith 44 0 540 -459 26
24 Johnny Davis 01 0 534 -465 26
25 Mark Smith 8 0 495 -504 26
26 Mark Smith 14 0 475 -524 26
27 Michelle Gosselin 90 0 422 -577 26
28 Mark Smith 124 0 416 -583 26
29 Jimmy Means 52 0 404 -595 26
30 James Whitener 126 0 399 -600 26
31 Andrea Nemechek 0 0 363 -636 26
32 Victor Obaika 97 0 357 -642 26
33 Derek White 13 0 313 -686 26
34 Fred Biagi 98 0 313 -686 12
35 Rick Ware 15 0 286 -713 26
36 Mary Louise Miller 70 0 259 -740 26
37 Mike Harmon 74 0 257 -742 26
38 Jamie Dick 55 0 256 -743 14
39 Derek White 40 0 149 -850 26
40 Mark Smith 119 0 102 -897 25
41 Morgan Shepherd 89 0 81 -918 19
42 Larry Mostoller 166 0 52 -947 4
43 Roger Penske 12 1 47 -952 1
44 Dale Earnhardt Jr 5 0 42 -957 1
45 Denise Mixon 93 0 37 -962 2
46 Billy Boat 84 0 36 -963 3
47 Robby Benton 29 0 31 -968 2
48 William Gerhart 85 0 22 -977 3
49 Rick Ware 117 0 18 -981 2
50 Thom Kapusta 156 0 14 -985 1
51 Bobby Dotter 192 0 8 -991 4
52 Adrian Berryhill 17 0 0 -999 2
53 Jimmy Means 179 0 0 -999 5
54 Duane Deese 135 0 0 -999 1
55 Andrea Nemechek 87 0 0 -999 1
56 Michael Affarano 03 0 0 -999 1
57 Lynn Cockrum 137 0 0 -999 1

 

2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 26 at Chicagoland Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Ford 9 1130 Leader
2 Chevrolet 8 1127 -3
3 Toyota 9 1115 -15
4 Dodge 0 305 -825

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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