Kyle Larson wins Xfinity finale as Chris Buescher claims the Xfinity title

24Early Saturday evening, Kyle Larson won the final NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) race of the 2015 season – the Ford EcoBoost 300, but for the championship, it was Chris Buescher being crowned the series champion at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Larson, who led the most laps – 118 out of 200, received his first series win and ninth top-10 finish of the season, his third series career win in 75 races, his third series win in three races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Austin Dillon finished 0.934 seconds behind Larson to finish second, while Erik Jones finished third, Brian Scott fourth and Ryan Blaney claimed fifth.

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Daniel Suarez finished in sixth-place, as Ty Dillon took seventh, last year’s champion Chase Elliott eighth, Regan Smith ninth and ROTY contender Darrell Wallace Jr. brought home 10th-place.

The 2015 NXS champion, Chris Buescher, finished in 11th-place and won the championship with a 15-point lead ahead of Chase Elliott.

The 2015 NXS Owner’s Championship honor went to Roger Penske of Team Penske.

For the 2015 NXS Sunoco Rookie of the Year, it was Daniel Suarez taking that honor.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 128.266 MPH
Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 20 Mins, 20 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.934 Seconds
Lead Changes: 13 among 5 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 26 laps

Up Next: The 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series begins with the Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, February 21st, with an approximate starting time of 3:50 p.m. (ET).

Ford Ecoboost 300 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Lead Points Bonus Points
1 42 Kyle Larson (i) 200 Running 118 0 0
2 33 Austin Dillon (i) 200 Running 16 0 0
3 20 Erik Jones (i) 200 Running 1 0 0
4 2 Brian Scott 200 Running 0 40 0
5 22 Ryan Blaney 200 Running 0 39 0
6 18 Daniel Suarez # 200 Running 0 38 0
7 3 Ty Dillon 200 Running 0 37 0
8 9 Chase Elliott 200 Running 0 36 0
9 7 Regan Smith 200 Running 0 35 0
10 6 Darrell Wallace Jr # 200 Running 0 34 0
11 60 Chris Buescher 200 Running 0 33 0
12 98 Aric Almirola (i) 199 Running 0 0 0
13 1 Elliot Sadler 199 Running 0 31 0
14 39 Ryan Sieg 199 Running 0 30 0
15 43 Dakoda Armstrong 199 Running 0 29 0
16 01 Landon Cassill 199 Running 0 28 0
17 16 Ryan Reed 199 Running 0 27 0
18 8 Blake Koch 199 Running 0 26 0
19 4 Ross Chastain # 199 Running 0 25 0
20 88 Ben Rhodes 198 Running 0 24 0
21 28 J.J. Yeley 198 Running 0 23 0
22 51 Jeremy Clements 198 Running 0 22 0
23 62 Brendan Gaughan 198 Running 0 21 0
24 0 Harrison Rhodes # 197 Running 0 20 0
25 44 David Starr 197 Running 0 19 0
26 97 Mason Mingus (i) 195 Running 0 0 0
27 55 Anthony Kumpen 193 Running 0 17 0
28 70 Garrett Smithley (i) 192 Running 0 0 0
29 24 Eric McClure 190 Running 0 15 0
30 54 Kyle Busch (i) 185 Accident 64 0 0
31 40 Josh Reaume # 185 Running 0 13 0
32 52 Joey Gase 180 Ignition 0 12 0
33 74 Tim Viens (i) 156 Running 0 0 0
34 90 Mario Gosselin 88 Suspension 0 10 0
35 13 Derek White 81 Engine 0 9 0
36 15 Carlos Contreras 59 Engine 0 8 0
37 14 Mike Bliss 44 Vibration 1 8 1
38 92 BJ McLeod (i) 36 Vibration 0 0 0
39 26 TJ Bell (i) 23 Vibration 0 0 0
40 19 Jeff Green 3 Transmission 0 4 0

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

2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series Point Standings 
After Race 33 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 60 Chris Buescher 1190 Leader 33 2 11 20 0
2 9 Chase Elliott 1175 -15 33 1 11 27 1
3 7 Regan Smith 1172 -18 33 0 12 25 0
4 3 Ty Dillon 1168 -22 33 2 11 26 1
5 18 Daniel Suarez # 1078 -112 33 0 8 18 1
6 1 Elliot Sadler 1075 -115 33 0 4 17 1
7 6 Darrell Wallace Jr # 1071 -119 33 0 3 14 1
8 2 Brian Scott 1032 -158 33 0 6 18 5
9 62 Brendan Gaughan 1012 -178 33 0 3 14 3
10 16 Ryan Reed 902 -288 33 1 1 1 1
11 39 Ryan Sieg 827 -363 33 0 0 1 3
12 28 J.J. Yeley 803 -387 33 0 1 1 3
13 43 Dakoda Armstrong 803 -387 33 0 0 1 2
14 51 Jeremy Clements 801 -389 33 0 0 1 2
15 4 Ross Chastain # 785 -405 33 0 0 4 5
16 44 David Starr 713 -477 33 0 0 1 4
17 8 Blake Koch 646 -544 33 0 0 0 5
18 01 Landon Cassill 637 -553 29 0 0 2 5
19 24 Eric McClure 565 -625 33 0 0 0 4
20 14 Cale Conley # 561 -629 30 0 0 0 8
21 52 Joey Gase 545 -645 33 0 1 1 6
22 22 Ryan Blaney 461 -729 13 2 9 10 1
23 42 Brennan Poole 433 -757 17 0 0 2 3
24 0 Harrison Rhodes # 430 -760 28 0 0 1 12
25 74 Mike Harmon 315 -875 27 0 0 0 12
26 70 Derrike Cope 309 -881 26 0 0 0 8
27 97 Peyton Sellers 238 -952 16 0 0 0 5
28 88 Ben Rhodes 230 -960 10 0 0 2 3
29 90 Mario Gosselin 182 -1008 12 0 0 0 5
30 25 Dylan Lupton 178 -1012 8 0 0 1 12
31 19 Mike Bliss 166 -1024 11 0 0 0 4
32 54 Boris Said 157 -1033 5 0 1 2 0
33 97 Josh Reaume # 147 -1043 15 0 0 0 9
34 89 Morgan Shepherd 134 -1056 20 0 0 0 20
35 55 Jeffrey Earnhardt 128 -1062 6 0 0 0 1
36 40 Derek White 126 -1064 13 0 0 0 7
37 90 Martin Roy 125 -1065 7 0 0 0 0
38 10 Jeff Green 119 -1071 28 0 0 0 28
39 90 Jimmy Weller 117 -1073 9 0 0 0 3
40 Michael Self 108 -1082 7 0 0 0 4
41 40 Carl Long 107 -1083 15 0 0 0 13
42 Dylan Kwasniewski 89 -1101 6 0 0 0 2
43 98 Ryan Truex 80 -1110 4 0 0 0 2
44 90 Todd Bodine 80 -1110 4 0 0 0 0
45 29 Justin Marks 76 -1114 3 0 0 1 1
46 55 Jamie Dick 68 -1122 5 0 0 0 2
47 15 Stanton Barrett 67 -1123 5 0 0 0 2
48 55 Brandon Gdovic 63 -1127 3 0 0 0 0
49 Kenny Habul 61 -1129 3 0 0 0 1
50 66 Benny Gordon 60 -1130 5 0 1 1 3
51 26 Kenny Wallace 56 -1134 3 0 0 0 1
52 Anthony Kumpen 53 -1137 3 0 0 0 0
53 Andy Lally 52 -1138 2 0 0 0 0
54 Ross Kenseth 50 -1140 2 0 0 1 0
55 22 Alex Tagliani 44 -1146 1 0 1 1 0
56 15 Carlos Contreras 41 -1149 5 0 0 0 4
57 Tomy Drissi 39 -1151 3 0 0 0 1
58 Kevin O’Connell 38 -1152 2 0 0 0 1
59 13 Chris Cockrum 38 -1152 2 0 0 0 0
60 88 Josh Berry 37 -1153 1 0 0 1 0
61 Tim Cowen 33 -1157 2 0 0 0 0
62 40 John Jackson 33 -1157 5 0 0 0 4
63 Bobby Gerhart 30 -1160 2 0 0 0 1
64 Matt Wallace 30 -1160 2 0 0 0 1
65 Hermie Sadler III 27 -1163 2 0 0 0 1
66 Lawson Aschenbach 26 -1164 1 0 0 0 0
67 26 CJ Faison 25 -1165 2 0 0 0 1
68 Parker Kligerman 23 -1167 1 0 0 0 0
69 56 Charles Lewandoski 23 -1167 3 0 0 0 2
70 92 Dextor Bean 19 -1171 4 0 0 0 4
71 Brad Teague 18 -1172 1 0 0 0 0
72 Johanna Long 17 -1173 1 0 0 0 0
73 13 Mark Thompson 17 -1173 1 0 0 0 0
74 19 Scott Lagasse Jr. 14 -1176 2 0 0 0 2
75 Matt Frahm 13 -1177 3 0 0 0 2
76 Roger Reuse 13 -1177 1 0 0 0 0
77 Bobby Reuse 12 -1178 1 0 0 0 0
78 Matt Waltz 11 -1179 1 0 0 0 1
79 15 Enrique Contreras 10 -1180 1 0 0 0 0

# – Rookie

2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series Owner Standing 
After Race 33 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Roger Penske 22 7 1308 Leader 33
2 JD Gibbs 54 7 1191 -117 33
3 Jack Roush 60 2 1190 -118 33
4 Richard Childress 33 1 1187 -121 33
5 Joe Gibbs 20 2 1186 -122 33
6 Dale Earnhardt Jr 9 4 1175 -133 33
7 Richard Childress 3 4 1172 -136 33
8 Kelly Earnhardt-Miller 7 1 1168 -140 33
9 Joe Gibbs 18 0 1078 -230 33
10 Jack Roush 1 0 1075 -233 33
11 Jack Roush 6 0 1071 -237 33
12 Rick Hendrick 88 2 1057 -251 33
13 Richard Childress 2 0 1032 -276 33
14 Richard Childress 62 0 1012 -296 33
15 Harry Scott Jr. 42 1 942 -366 33
16 Jack Roush 16 1 902 -406 33
17 Rod Sieg 39 0 827 -481 33
18 Gregg Mixon 28 0 803 -505 33
19 Richard Petty 43 0 803 -505 33
20 Tony Clements 51 0 801 -507 33
21 Gary Keller 4 0 794 -514 33
22 Mark Smith 44 0 713 -595 33
23 Johnny Davis 01 0 700 -608 33
24 Mark Smith 8 0 646 -662 33
25 Tony Townley 25 0 619 -689 28
26 Mark Smith 14 0 586 -722 33
27 Mark Smith 124 0 553 -755 33
28 Michelle Gosselin 90 0 552 -756 33
29 Jimmy Means 52 0 545 -763 33
30 Victor Obaika 97 0 511 -797 33
31 Andrea Nemechek 0 0 479 -829 33
32 James Whitener 126 0 457 -851 33
33 Fred Biagi 98 0 412 -896 16
34 Derek White 13 0 410 -898 33
35 Rick Ware 15 0 382 -926 33
36 Mike Harmon 74 0 359 -949 33
37 Mary Louise Miller 70 0 349 -959 33
38 Jamie Dick 55 0 296 -1012 16
39 Derek White 40 0 204 -1104 33
40 Mark Smith 119 0 135 -1173 32
41 Morgan Shepherd 89 0 128 -1180 26
42 Larry Mostoller 166 0 60 -1248 4
43 Roger Penske 12 1 47 -1261 1
44 Dale Earnhardt Jr 5 0 42 -1266 1
45 Denise Mixon 93 0 37 -1271 2
46 Rick Ware 117 0 37 -1271 4
47 Bobby Dotter 192 0 37 -1271 9
48 Billy Boat 84 0 36 -1272 3
49 Robby Benton 29 0 31 -1277 2
50 Thom Kapusta 156 0 31 -1277 2
51 William Gerhart 85 0 22 -1286 3
52 Mark Smith 10 0 15 -1293 1
53 Shigeaki Hattori 180 0 11 -1297 1
54 Adrian Berryhill 17 0 0 -1308 2
55 Jimmy Means 179 0 0 -1308 5
56 Duane Deese 135 0 0 -1308 1
57 Andrea Nemechek 87 0 0 -1308 1
58 Michael Affarano 03 0 0 -1308 1
59 Lynn Cockrum 137 0 0 -1308 1

 

2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series Manufacturer Standings 
After Race 33 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
2 Ford 11 1434 Leader
1 Chevrolet 11 1430 -4
3 Toyota 11 1413 -21
4 Dodge 0 409 -1025

 

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