Kyle Busch scores Xfinity Series win at Las Vegas

Cc0qH2XUAAAIHnKKyle Busch continued his momentum from last weekend’s pole to victory in the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS), as he repeated the achievement in dominating Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS).

Busch, who led 199 laps out 200, received his second series victory and second top-10 finish of the season, his 78th series career victory in 313 races and his first series victory in 12 races at LVMS.

Busch was followed to the drop of the checkered flag by fellow Joe Gibbs Racing teammates, Daniel Saurez and series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Erik Jones finishing second (0.817 seconds behind) and third respectively.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Chase Elliott finishing fourth, Austin Dillon fifth, ROTY candidate Brandon Jones sixth, Ty Dillon seventh, Elliott Sadler eighth, Justin Allgaier ninth and Brendan Gaughan finished 10th.

With his second-place finish, Daniel Suarez takes the lead in the point standings and leaves Vegas with a 3-point lead over Elliott Sadler.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 145.415 MPH
Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 03 Mins, 47 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.817 Seconds
Lead Changes: 2 among 2 drivers
Cautions: 3 for 15 laps

Up Next: The Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday, March 12th, with an approximate starting time of 2:50 p.m. ET on FOX.

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Boyd Gaming 300 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Lead Points Bonus Points
1 18 Kyle Busch (i) 200 Running 199 0 0
2 19 Daniel Suarez 200 Running 0 39 0
3 20 Erik Jones # 200 Running 0 38 0
4 88 Chase Elliott (i) 200 Running 0 0 0
5 2 Austin Dillon (i) 200 Running 0 0 0
6 33 Brandon Jones # 200 Running 0 35 0
7 3 Ty Dillon 200 Running 0 34 0
8 1 Elliot Sadler 200 Running 0 33 0
9 7 Justin Allgaier 200 Running 0 32 0
10 62 Brendan Gaughan 200 Running 0 31 0
11 48 Brennan Poole # 200 Running 0 30 0
12 98 Aric Almirola (i) 199 Running 0 0 0
13 16 Ryan Reed 198 Running 0 28 0
14 39 Ryan Sieg 198 Running 0 27 0
15 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 197 Running 0 0 0
16 4 Ross Chastain 197 Running 0 25 0
17 43 Jeb Burton 197 Running 0 24 0
18 01 Ryan Preece # 197 Running 0 23 0
19 24 Corey LaJoir 196 Running 0 22 0
20 51 Jeremy Clements 196 Running 0 21 0
21 14 JJ Yeley 195 Running 0 20 0
22 28 Dakoda Armstrong 194 Running 0 19 0
23 44 David Starr 194 Running 0 18 0
24 0 Garrett Smithley # 194 Running 0 17 0
25 07 Ray Black Jr 192 Running 0 16 0
26 11 Blake Koch 191 Running 0 15 0
27 78 BJ McLeod 191 Running 0 14 0
28 52 Joey Gase 189 Running 0 13 0
29 90 Mario Gosselin 188 Running 0 12 0
30 15 Stanton Barrett 182 Running 0 11 0
31 74 Mike Harmon 182 Running 0 10 0
32 97 Harrison Rhodes 155 Engine 0 9 0
33 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 135 Accident 1 9 1
34 42 Justin Marks 135 Accident 0 7 0
35 25 Cody Ware 127 Accident 0 6 0
36 13 Derek White 127 Running 0 5 0
37 40 Carl Long 24 Suspension 0 4 0
38 93 Dylan Lupton 13 Brakes 0 3 0
39 89 Morgan Shepherd 12 Overheating 0 2 0
40 10 Jeff Green 2 Rear Gear 0 1 0

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

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Point Standings
After Race 3 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 19 Daniel Suarez 106 Leader 3 0 1 3 0
2 1 Elliot Sadler 103 -3 3 0 1 3 0
3 3 Ty Dillon 99 -7 3 0 1 2 0
4 33 Brandon Jones # 99 -7 3 0 0 2 0
5 7 Justin Allgaier 95 -11 3 0 0 2 0
6 62 Brendan Gaughan 91 -15 3 0 0 2 0
7 20 Erik Jones # 86 -20 3 0 2 2 0
8 16 Ryan Reed 79 -27 3 0 0 0 0
9 39 Ryan Sieg 73 -33 3 0 0 0 0
10 43 Jeb Burton 72 -34 3 0 0 1 0
11 48 Brennan Poole # 71 -35 3 0 0 0 0
12 51 Jeremy Clements 71 -35 3 0 0 0 0
Points Outside the Top 12
13 11 Blake Koch 68 -3 3 0 0 1 0
14 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 67 -4 3 0 0 1 1
15 28 Dakoda Armstrong 66 -5 3 0 0 0 0
16 4 Ross Chastain 57 -14 3 0 0 0 0
17 78 BJ McLeod # 46 -25 3 0 0 0 0
18 01 Ryan Preece # 43 -28 3 0 0 0 1
19 44 David Starr 43 -28 3 0 0 0 1
20 14 JJ Yeley 42 -29 2 0 0 0 0
21 24 Corey Lajoie 40 -31 2 0 0 0 0
22 0 Garrett Smithley # 34 -37 2 0 0 0 0
23 07 Ray Black Jr # 32 -39 3 0 0 0 0
24 52 Joey Gase 31 -40 3 0 0 0 1
25 90 Mario Gosselin 28 -43 2 0 0 0 0
26 25 Chris Cockrum 25 -46 2 0 0 0 0
27 74 Mike Harmon 21 -50 2 0 0 0 0
28 15 Cody Ware # 16 -55 2 0 0 0 1
29 46 Anthony Kumpen 15 -56 1 0 0 0 0
30 97 Harrison Rhodes 15 -56 2 0 0 0 2
31 70 Derrike Cope 14 -57 1 0 0 0 0
32 93 Scott Lagasse Jr 12 -59 1 0 0 0 0
33 15 Stanton Barrett 11 -60 1 0 0 0 0
34 0 Eric McClure 11 -60 1 0 0 0 0
35 89 Morgan Shepherd 11 -60 3 0 0 0 3
36 13 Josh Reaume 10 -61 2 0 0 0 2
37 40 Carl Long 9 -62 2 0 0 0 2
38 42 Justin Marks 7 -64 1 0 0 0 1
39 14 Benny Gordon 6 -65 1 0 0 0 1
40 17 Jeff Green 6 -65 3 0 0 0 3
41 13 Derek White 5 -66 1 0 0 0 0
42 90 Martin Roy 3 -68 1 0 0 0 1
43 99 Todd Peck 3 -103 1 0 0 0 1
44 85 Bobby Gerhart 2 -104 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Owner Standing
After Race 3 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Rick Hendrick 88 1 110 Leader 3
2 Richard Childress 2 0 110 0 3
3 JD Gibbs 18 2 108 -2 3
4 Joe Gibbs 19 0 106 -4 3
5 Roger Penske 22 0 103 -7 3
6 Dale Earnhardt Jr 1 0 103 -7 3
7 Richard Childress 3 0 99 -11 3
8 Richard Childress 33 0 99 -11 3
9 Kelly Earnhardt-Miller 7 0 95 -15 3
10 Richard Childress 62 0 91 -19 3
11 Joe Gibbs 20 0 86 -24 3
12 Jack Roush 16 0 79 -31 3
13 Rod Sieg 39 0 73 -37 3
14 Richard Petty 43 0 72 -38 3
15 Chip Ganassi 48 0 71 -39 3
16 Tony Clements 51 0 71 -39 3
17 Matthew Kaulig 11 0 68 -42 3
18 Jack Roush 6 0 67 -43 3
19 James Whitener 28 0 66 -44 3
20 Fred Biagi 98 0 60 -50 2
21 Gregg Mixon 24 0 60 -50 3
22 Gary Keller 4 0 57 -53 3
23 Chip Ganassi 42 0 53 -57 3
24 Mark Smith 14 0 48 -62 3
25 BJ McLeod 78 0 46 -64 3
26 Gary Cogswell 0 0 45 -65 3
27 Johnny Davis 01 0 43 -67 3
28 Mark Smith 44 0 43 -67 3
29 Dale Earnhardt Jr 5 0 39 -71 1
30 Bobby Dotter 07 0 32 -78 3
31 Michelle Gosselin 90 0 31 -79 3
32 Rick Ware 25 0 31 -79 3
33 Jimmy Means 52 0 31 -79 3
34 Tony Townley 05 0 24 -86 1
35 Andrea Nemechek 87 0 23 -87 1
36 Mike Harmon 74 0 21 -89 3
37 Rick Ware 15 0 21 -89 3
38 Rick Gdovic 146 0 15 -95 1
39 Rod Sieg 93 0 15 -95 2
40 Victor Obaika 97 0 15 -95 3
41 Mary Louise Miller 70 0 14 -96 3
42 Derek White 13 0 12 -98 3
43 Cindy Shepherd 89 0 11 -99 3
44 Derek White 40 0 9 -101 3
45 Rick Ware 17 0 4 -106 1
46 Jessica Smith 99 0 3 -107 3
47 William Gerhart 85 0 2 -108 1
48 Mark Smith 10 0 2 -108 2
49 Michelle Gosselin 192 0 0 -110 1

 

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 3 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Toyota 2 123 Leader
2 Chevrolet 1 120 -3
3 Ford 0 106 -17
4 Dodge 0 21 -102

 

Race Awards
Coors Light Pole Award Kyle Busch, #18 182.698 mph
Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race” Kyle Busch, #18
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race Joe Gibbs Racing Engine – Mark Cronquist, #18
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race Kyle Busch, #18
Sunoco Rookie of the Race Erik Jones, #20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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