Kyle Busch becomes first 3-time winner of 2016 with late rally at Kansas

Ch5saRqWMAAz2UBAfter 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) races at Kansas Speedway, Kyle Busch finally scratched off a victory at a track that has eluded him, as he wins Saturday night’s 2016 NSCS Go Bowling 400.

This was Busch’s third series win and ninth top-10 finish of the season, his 37th series career win in 401 races and his first series win in 19 races at Kansas.

Finishing second, by a 1.112 second margin, was the current series points leader, Kevin Harvick, and he was followed by Kurt Busch finishing third, Matt Kenseth fourth, and series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Ryan Blaney finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Austin Dillon taking sixth-place, Ryan Newman seventh, AJ Allmendinger eighth, ROTY candidate Chase Elliott ninth and Brad Keselowski bringing home 10th-place.

With his second-place finish, Kevin Harvick leaves Kansas with a 4-point lead over Kyle Busch.

Inspection is clear, 18 and 4 will go back to R&D center.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 141.909 MPH
Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 49 Mins, 20 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 1.112 Seconds
Lead Changes: 16 among 10 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 30 laps

Up Next: The series heads to the “monster mile” of the Dover International Speedway for the AAA 400 on Sunday, May 15th, with an approximate starting time of 1:20 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1.

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Go Bowling 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 18 Kyle Busch 267 Running 69 44 4
2 4 Kevin Harvick 267 Running 0 39 0
3 41 Kurt Busch 267 Running 0 38 0
4 20 Matt Kenseth 267 Running 3 38 1
5 21 Ryan Blaney # 267 Running 0 36 0
6 3 Austin Dillon 267 Running 0 35 0
7 31 Ryan Newman 267 Running 0 34 0
8 47 AJ Allmendinger 267 Running 0 33 0
9 24 Chase Elliott # 267 Running 0 32 0
10 2 Brad Keselowski 267 Running 3 32 1
11 19 Carl Edwards 267 Running 0 30 0
12 14 Tony Stewart 267 Running 12 30 1
13 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 267 Running 0 28 0
14 78 Martin Truex Jr. 267 Running 172 29 2
15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 267 Running 0 26 0
16 5 Kasey Kahne 267 Running 0 25 0
17 48 Jimmie Johnson 267 Running 0 24 0
18 43 Aric Almirola 265 Running 0 23 0
19 15 Clint Bowyer 265 Running 0 22 0
20 10 Danica Patrick 265 Running 2 22 1
21 13 Casey Mears 265 Running 0 20 0
22 44 Brian Scott # 265 Running 0 19 0
23 7 Regan Smith 265 Running 1 19 1
24 34 Chris Bueshcher # 265 Running 0 17 0
25 6 Trevor Bayne 264 Running 0 16 0
26 1 Jamie McMurray 264 Running 0 15 0
27 16 Greg Biffle 264 Running 0 14 0
28 95 Michael McDowell 264 Running 0 13 0
29 23 David Ragan 264 Running 1 13 1
30 83 Matt Dibenedetto 264 Running 1 12 1
31 38 Landon Cassill 264 Running 0 10 0
32 46 Michael Annett 260 Running 0 9 0
33 55 Reed Sorenson 257 Running 0 8 0
34 32 Joey Gase (i) 257 Running 0 0 0
35 42 Kyle Larson 252 Accident 0 6 0
36 30 Josh Wise 245 Suspension 0 5 0
37 11 Denny Hamlin 240 Accident 0 4 0
38 22 Joey Logano 240 Accident 3 4 1
39 98 Cole Whitt 212 Running 0 2 0
40 27 Paul Menard 129 Engine 0 1 0

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

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Points Standings
After Race 11 at Kansas Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Kevin Harvick 390 Leader 11 1 5 9 0
2 18 Kyle Busch 386 -4 11 3 9 9 1
3 19 Carl Edwards 367 -23 11 2 5 8 1
4 48 Jimmie Johnson 353 -37 11 2 5 6 0
5 41 Kurt Busch 350 -40 11 0 3 9 0
6 2 Brad Keselowski 332 -58 11 2 3 6 0
7 22 Joey Logano 320 -70 11 0 3 6 2
8 3 Austin Dillon 307 -83 11 0 3 6 0
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 305 -85 11 0 4 5 2
10 78 Martin Truex Jr. 303 -87 11 0 1 4 0
11 24 Chase Elliott # 303 -87 11 0 3 7 1
12 1 Jamie McMurray 276 -114 11 0 1 2 0
13 11 Denny Hamlin 273 -117 11 1 3 4 2
14 20 Matt Kenseth 269 -121 11 0 1 3 2
15 47 AJ Allmendinger 265 -125 11 0 1 3 0
16 21 Ryan Blaney # 255 -135 11 0 1 4 1
Points Outside the Top 16
17 31 Ryan Newman 253 -2 11 0 0 3 1
18 5 Kasey Kahne 249 -6 11 0 1 3 1
19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 246 -9 11 0 1 2 1
20 6 Trevor Bayne 244 -11 11 0 1 2 0
21 42 Kyle Larson 203 -52 11 0 1 2 2
22 43 Aric Almirola 203 -52 11 0 0 0 2
23 27 Paul Menard 202 -53 11 0 0 1 3
24 16 Greg Biffle 202 -53 11 0 0 0 2
25 10 Danica Patrick 188 -67 11 0 0 0 3
26 15 Clint Bowyer 182 -73 11 0 0 2 1
27 38 Landon Cassill 180 -75 11 0 0 0 0
28 13 Casey Mears 169 -86 11 0 0 0 0
29 44 Brian Scott # 161 -94 11 0 0 0 0
30 7 Regan Smith 146 -109 11 0 0 1 1
31 93 Matt Dibenedetto 140 -115 11 0 0 1 2
32 23 David Ragan 137 -118 11 0 0 0 2
33 59 Michael McDowell 133 -122 10 0 0 0 0
34 34 Chris Bueshcher # 118 -137 11 0 0 0 2
35 46 Michael Annett 99 -156 11 0 0 0 1
36 98 Cole Whitt 88 -167 9 0 0 0 2
37 14 Tony Stewart 87 -168 3 0 0 1 0
38 14 Brian Vickers 86 -169 5 0 0 1 1
39 55 Michael Waltrip 42 -213 2 0 0 0 0
40 30 Josh Wise 39 -216 9 0 0 0 3
41 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 36 -219 6 0 0 0 0
42 32 Bobby Labonte 34 -221 2 0 0 0 0
43 35 David Gilliland 24 -231 1 0 0 0 0
44 55 Reed Sorenson 19 -371 5 0 0 0 1
45 26 Robert Richardson Jr 3 -387 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing
After Race 11 at Kansas Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Stewart-Haas Racing 4 1 390 Leader 11
2 Joe Gibbs Racing 18 3 386 -4 11
3 Joe Gibbs Racing 19 2 367 -23 11
4 Hendrick Motorsports 48 2 353 -37 11
5 Stewart-Haas Racing 41 0 350 -40 11
6 Team Penske 2 2 332 -58 11
7 Team Penske 22 0 320 -70 11
8 Richard Childress Racing 3 0 307 -83 11
9 Hendrick Motorsports 88 0 305 -85 11
10 Furniture Row Racing 78 0 303 -87 11
11 Hendrick Motorsports 24 0 303 -87 11
12 Chip Ganassi Racing 1 0 276 -114 11
13 Joe Gibbs Racing 11 1 273 -117 11
14 Joe Gibbs Racing 20 0 269 -121 11
15 JTG Daughery Racing 47 0 265 -125 11
16 Wood Brothers Racing 21 0 255 -135 11
17 Richard Childress Racing 31 0 253 -137 11
18 Hendrick Motorsports 5 0 249 -141 11
19 Roush Fenway Racing 17 0 246 -144 11
20 Roush Fenway Racing 6 0 244 -146 11
21 Stewart-Haas Racing 14 0 239 -151 11
22 Chip Ganassi Racing 42 0 203 -187 11
23 Richard Petty Motorsports 43 0 203 -187 11
24 Richard Childress Racing 27 0 202 -188 11
25 Roush Fenway Racing 16 0 202 -188 11
26 Stewart-Haas Racing 10 0 188 -202 11
27 Hscott Motorsports 15 0 182 -208 11
28 Front Row Motorsports 38 0 180 -210 11
29 Germain Racing 13 0 169 -221 11
30 Richard Petty Motorsports 44 0 161 -229 11
31 BK Racing 83 0 151 -239 11
32 Tommy Baldwin Racing 7 0 146 -244 11
33 Circle Sport-Leavine Family 95 0 144 -246 11
34 BK Racing 23 0 137 -253 11
35 Front Row Motorsports 34 0 118 -272 11
36 Hscott Motorsports 46 0 99 -291 11
37 GO FAS Racing 32 0 91 -299 11
38 Premium Motorsports 98 0 88 -302 11
39 Premium Motorsports 55 0 49 -341 6
40 The Motorsports Group 30 0 39 -351 11
41 Circle Sport-Leavine Family 59 0 26 -364 1
42 Front Row Motorsports 35 0 24 -366 2
43 BK Racing 93 0 5 -385 2
44 BK Racing 26 0 3 -387 1
45 Hillman Racing 40 0 0 -390 1

 

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 11 at Kansas Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Toyota 6 464 Leader
2 Chevrolet 3 443 -21
3 Ford 2 404 -60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyle Busch leads the way in Saturday morning Sprint Cup practice

Kyle BuschThe 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams were up early Saturday morning for their second Food City 500 practice session at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS), and with a lap speed of 126.370 MPH, it was Kyle Busch showing the fastest way around the track.

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chase Elliott, was second fastest in the session with a lap speed of 126.253 MPH, and he was followed by Kurt Busch (126.137 MPH) who was third, Aric Almirola (125.988) fourth and Sunday’s pole-sitter Carl Edwards (125.972) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the session were Joey Logano (with the identical lap speed as Edwards – 125.972 MPH) who was sixth, Casey Mears (125.881) seventh, Matt Kenseth (125.732) eighth, Kasey Kahne (125.617) ninth and Ryan Newman (125.592) posting the 10th-fastest lap speed.

“Happy Hour” (final) practice for the teams is schedule from 11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m (ET) later this morning on FOX Sports 1.

The 56th annual Food City 500 is scheduled to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon on FOX.

Food City 500 Second Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 18 Kyle Busch 126.370 15.184 Leader 77
2 24 Chase Elliott # 126.253 15.198 -0.014 45
3 41 Kurt Busch 126.137 15.212 -0.028 86
4 43 Aric Almirola 125.988 15.230 -0.046 48
5 19 Carl Edwards 125.972 15.232 -0.048 43
6 22 Joey Logano 125.972 15.232 -0.048 41
7 13 Casey Mears 125.881 15.243 -0.059 52
8 20 Matt Kenseth 125.732 15.261 -0.077 44
9 5 Kasey Kahne 125.617 15.275 -0.091 48
10 31 Ryan Newman 125.592 15.278 -0.094 54
11 34 Chris Bueshcher # 125.543 15.284 -0.100 69
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 125.346 15.308 -0.124 54
13 78 Martin Truex Jr. 125.232 15.322 -0.138 38
14 21 Ryan Blaney # 125.126 15.335 -0.151 52
15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 125.126 15.335 -0.151 41
16 6 Trevor Bayne 125.117 15.336 -0.152 49
17 3 Austin Dillon 125.052 15.344 -0.160 40
18 11 Denny Hamlin 125.028 15.347 -0.163 59
19 16 Greg Biffle 125.020 15.348 -0.164 49
20 47 AJ Allmendinger 124.946 15.357 -0.173 54
21 38 Landon Cassill 124.824 15.372 -0.188 50
22 7 Regan Smith 124.735 15.383 -0.199 43
23 42 Kyle Larson 124.686 15.389 -0.205 59
24 27 Paul Menard 124.662 15.392 -0.208 62
25 1 Jamie McMurray 124.581 15.402 -0.218 35
26 4 Kevin Harvick 124.557 15.405 -0.221 40
27 10 Danica Patrick 124.533 15.408 -0.224 30
28 2 Brad Keselowski 124.525 15.409 -0.225 44
29 23 David Ragan 124.307 15.436 -0.252 53
30 44 Brian Scott # 124.267 15.441 -0.257 57
31 14 Ty Dillon (i) 124.226 15.446 -0.262 42
32 48 Jimmie Johnson 124.154 15.455 -0.271 56
33 15 Clint Bowyer 124.114 15.460 -0.276 31
34 95 Michael McDowell 124.114 15.460 -0.276 49
35 83 Matt Dibenedetto 124.034 15.470 -0.286 34
36 46 Michael Annett 123.674 15.515 -0.331 50
37 30 Josh Wise 123.300 15.562 -0.378 40
38 55 Reed Sorenson 122.568 15.655 -0.471 37
39 98 Cole Whitt 121.914 15.739 -0.555 20
40 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 120.862 15.876 -0.692 16

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyle Busch fastest in first Xfinity Series practice in Fontana

Kyle BuschKyle Busch, with a lap speed of 177.327 MPH, was the fastest Friday afternoon during the first 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) practice session for Saturday’s TreatMyClot.com 300 at Auto Club Speedway (ACS).

Second fastest in the session with a lap speed of 174.982 MPH was series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Erik Jones, and he was followed by Kyle Larson (174.910 MPH) who was third, Elliott Sadler (174.795 MPH) fourth and Austin Dillon (174.681) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the session were Ryan Blaney (174.588 MPH) who was sixth-fastest, Daniel Suarez (174.355) was seventh, Ryan Reed (174.279) eighth, Ty Dillon (174.233) ninth and Justin Allgaier (174.149) posting the 10th-fastest lap speed.

Later today the teams return to the track for their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 5:30 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1, and then return on Saturday at 12:15 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1 for qualifying. Tony Stewart currently holds the series qualifying track record at ACS with a lap speed of 185.941 MPH – which he set on Feb. 26, 2005.

The 18th annual TreatMyClot,com 300 is slated to get underway around 4:20 p.m. (ET) Saturday afternoon on FOX Sports 1.

TREATMYCLOT.COM 300 First Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 18 Kyle Busch (i) 177.327 40.603 Leader 23
2 20 Erik Jones # 174.982 41.147 -0.544 22
3 42 Kyle Larson (i) 174.910 41.164 -0.561 12
4 1 Elliot Sadler 174.795 41.191 -0.588 11
5 2 Austin Dillon (i) 174.681 41.218 -0.615 26
6 22 Ryan Blaney (i) 174.588 41.240 -0.637 19
7 19 Daniel Suarez 174.355 41.295 -0.692 25
8 16 Ryan Reed 174.279 41.313 -0.710 24
9 3 Ty Dillon 174.233 41.324 -0.721 9
10 7 Justin Allgaier 174.149 41.344 -0.741 2
11 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 173.766 41.435 -0.832 13
12 48 Brennan Poole # 173.410 41.520 -0.917 35
13 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 173.314 41.543 -0.940 34
14 11 Blake Koch 172.948 41.631 -1.028 16
15 43 Jeb Burton 172.216 41.808 -1.205 16
16 51 Jeremy Clements 171.944 41.874 -1.271 14
17 28 Dakoda Armstrong 171.862 41.894 -1.291 17
18 98 Aric Almirola (i) 171.846 41.898 -1.295 9
19 33 Brandon Jones # 171.331 42.024 -1.421 22
20 62 Brendan Gaughan 171.034 42.097 -1.494 13
21 39 Ryan Sieg 170.948 42.118 -1.515 16
22 44 David Starr 170.867 42.138 -1.535 16
23 4 Ross Chastain 170.661 42.189 -1.586 11
24 14 JJ Yeley 169.791 42.405 -1.802 6
25 40 Derek White 169.779 42.408 -1.805 1
26 01 Ryan Preece # 169.599 42.453 -1.850 18
27 90 Mario Gosselin 169.527 42.471 -1.868 13
28 0 Garrett Smithley # 169.185 42.557 -1.954 10
29 21 Spencer Gallagher (i) 168.685 42.683 -2.080 25
30 93 Dylan Lupton 168.646 42.693 -2.090 19
31 24 Corey LaJoie 168.055 42.843 -2.240 15
32 07 Ray Black Jr 167.069 43.096 -2.493 14
33 89 Morgan Shepherd 166.593 43.219 -2.616 4
34 78 BJ McLeod 165.229 43.576 -2.973 6
35 52 Joey Gase 164.805 43.688 -3.085 3
36 70 Derrike Cope 163.793 43.958 -3.355 11
37 13 Carl Long 163.659 43.994 -3.391 2
38 15 Cody Ware 163.488 44.040 -3.437 17
39 25 Eric McClure 0.000 0.000 40.603 0
40 74 Mike Harmon 0.000 0.000 40.603 0
41 10 Jeff Green 0.000 0.000 40.603 0
42 97 Harrison Rhodes 0.000 0.000 40.603 0
43 99 Todd Peck 0.000 0.000 40.603 0

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

 

 

 

Kyle Busch makes it look easy as Joe Gibbs Racing sweeps Xfinity race at Phoenix

9It was another visit to victory lane for Kyle Busch in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS), as Busch wins – for the third consecutive weekend – the 2016 NXS Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter 200 Saturday afternoon at Phoenix International Raceway.

Busch, who led the most laps – 175 out of 200, received his third series win and third top-10 finish of the season, his 79th series career win in 314 races and his ninth series win in 20 races at Phoenix International Raceway.

Following Busch to the drop of the checkered flag were his fellow Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) teammates. Erik Jones (pole-sitter & series Rookie of the Year contender) and Daniel Suarez finishing second and third respectively.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Justin Allgaier claiming fourth, Chase Elliott sixth, Ty Dillon seventh, Elliott Sadler eighth, Brad Keselowski ninth and ROTY contender Brennan Poole bringing home 10th-place.

With his third-place finish, Daniel Suarez leaves Phoenix with an 8-point lead over Elliott Sadler (2nd) and a 9-point lead over Ty Dillon (3rd).

Notes: No. 20 of Erik Jones fails inspection at Phoenix. According to NASCAR officials, the No. 20 car was found to have rear alignment measurement issues in the post-race laser inspection.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 114.087 MPH
Time of Race: 1 Hrs, 45 Mins, 11 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 2.285 Seconds
Lead Changes: 5 among 4 drivers
Cautions: 3 for 16 laps

Up Next: The Auto Club Speedway (ACS) NXS 300 on Saturday, March 19th, with an approximate starting time of 4:20 p.m. (ET), and television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.

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Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Lead Points Bonus Points
1 18 Kyle Busch (i) 200 Running 175 0 0
2 20 Erik Jones # 200 Running 5 40 1
3 19 Daniel Suarez 200 Running 0 38 0
4 7 Justin Allgaier 200 Running 0 37 0
5 88 Chase Elliott (i) 200 Running 0 0 0
6 3 Ty Dillon 200 Running 11 36 1
7 2 Austin Dillon (i) 200 Running 0 0 0
8 1 Elliot Sadler 200 Running 0 33 0
9 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 200 Running 9 0 0
10 48 Brennan Poole # 200 Running 0 31 0
11 33 Brandon Jones # 200 Running 0 30 0
12 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 200 Running 0 29 0
13 62 Brendan Gaughan 199 Running 0 28 0
14 16 Ryan Reed 199 Running 0 27 0
15 42 Justin Marks 199 Running 0 26 0
16 11 Blake Koch 199 Running 0 25 0
17 43 Jeb Burton 199 Running 0 24 0
18 28 Dakoda Armstrong 198 Running 0 23 0
19 93 Dylan Lupton 198 Running 0 22 0
20 14 JJ Yeley 198 Running 0 21 0
21 01 Ryan Preece # 197 Running 0 20 0
22 44 David Starr 197 Running 0 19 0
23 21 Spencer Gallagher (i) 196 Running 0 0 0
24 4 Ross Chastain 196 Running 0 17 0
25 07 Ray Black Jr 196 Running 0 16 0
26 24 TJ Bell 196 Running 0 15 0
27 39 Ryan Sieg 195 Running 0 14 0
28 51 Jeremy Clements 195 Running 0 13 0
29 78 BJ McLeod 194 Running 0 12 0
30 97 Harrison Rhodes 194 Running 0 11 0
31 0 Garrett Smithley # 194 Running 0 10 0
32 25 Timmy Hill 193 Running 0 9 0
33 52 Joey Gase 191 Running 0 8 0
34 70 Derrike Cope 191 Running 0 7 0
35 90 Mario Gosselin 190 Running 0 6 0
36 13 DJ Kennington 190 Running 0 5 0
37 15 Todd Peck 188 Running 0 4 0
38 74 Mike Harmon 182 Running 0 3 0
39 89 Morgan Shepherd 11 Overheating 0 2 0
40 10 Jeff Green 5 Vibration 0 1 0

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

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Point Standings
After Race 4 at Phoenix International Raceway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 19 Daniel Suarez 144 Leader 4 0 2 4 0
2 1 Elliot Sadler 136 -8 4 0 1 4 0
3 3 Ty Dillon 135 -9 4 0 1 3 0
4 7 Justin Allgaier 132 -12 4 0 1 3 0
5 33 Brandon Jones # 129 -15 4 0 0 2 0
6 20 Erik Jones # 126 -18 4 0 3 3 0
7 62 Brendan Gaughan 119 -25 4 0 0 2 0
8 16 Ryan Reed 106 -38 4 0 0 0 0
9 48 Brennan Poole # 102 -42 4 0 0 1 0
10 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 96 -48 4 0 0 1 1
11 43 Jeb Burton 96 -48 4 0 0 1 0
12 11 Blake Koch 93 -51 4 0 0 1 0
Points Outside the Top 12
13 28 Dakoda Armstrong 89 -4 4 0 0 0 0
14 39 Ryan Sieg 87 -6 4 0 0 0 0
15 51 Jeremy Clements 84 -9 4 0 0 0 0
16 4 Ross Chastain 74 -19 4 0 0 0 0
17 01 Ryan Preece # 63 -30 4 0 0 0 1
18 14 JJ Yeley 63 -30 3 0 0 0 0
19 44 David Starr 62 -31 4 0 0 0 1
20 78 BJ McLeod # 58 -35 4 0 0 0 0
21 07 Ray Black Jr # 48 -45 4 0 0 0 0
22 0 Garrett Smithley # 44 -49 3 0 0 0 0
23 24 Corey Lajoie 40 -53 2 0 0 0 0
24 52 Joey Gase 39 -54 4 0 0 0 1
25 90 Mario Gosselin 34 -59 3 0 0 0 0
26 42 Justin Marks 33 -60 2 0 0 0 1
27 97 Harrison Rhodes 26 -67 3 0 0 0 2
28 25 Chris Cockrum 25 -68 2 0 0 0 0
29 74 Mike Harmon 24 -69 3 0 0 0 0
30 93 Dylan Lupton 22 -71 1 0 0 0 0
31 70 Derrike Cope 21 -72 2 0 0 0 0
32 15 Cody Ware # 16 -77 2 0 0 0 1
33 46 Anthony Kumpen 15 -78 1 0 0 0 0
34 24 TJ Bell Jr 15 -78 1 0 0 0 0
35 89 Morgan Shepherd 13 -80 4 0 0 0 4
36 93 Scott Lagasse Jr 12 -81 1 0 0 0 0
37 0 Eric McClure 11 -82 1 0 0 0 0
38 15 Stanton Barrett 11 -82 1 0 0 0 0
39 13 Josh Reaume 10 -83 2 0 0 0 2
40 25 Timmy Hill 9 -84 1 0 0 0 0
41 40 Carl Long 9 -84 2 0 0 0 2
42 99 Todd Peck 7 -86 2 0 0 0 1
43 17 Jeff Green 7 -137 4 0 0 0 4
44 14 Benny Gordon 6 -138 1 0 0 0 1
45 13 Derek White 5 -139 1 0 0 0 0
46 13 DJ Kennington 5 -139 1 0 0 0 0
47 90 Martin Roy 3 -141 1 0 0 0 1
48 85 Bobby Gerhart 2 -142 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Owner Standing
After Race 4 at Phoenix International Raceway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 JD Gibbs 18 3 153 Leader 4
2 Rick Hendrick 88 1 146 -7 4
3 Joe Gibbs 19 0 144 -9 4
4 Richard Childress 2 0 144 -9 4
5 Roger Penske 22 0 136 -17 4
6 Dale Earnhardt Jr 1 0 136 -17 4
7 Richard Childress 3 0 135 -18 4
8 Kelly Earnhardt-Miller 7 0 132 -21 4
9 Richard Childress 33 0 129 -24 4
10 Joe Gibbs 20 0 126 -27 4
11 Richard Childress 62 0 119 -34 4
12 Jack Roush 16 0 106 -47 4
13 Chip Ganassi 48 0 102 -51 4
14 Jack Roush 6 0 96 -57 4
15 Richard Petty 43 0 96 -57 4
16 Matthew Kaulig 11 0 93 -60 4
17 James Whitener 28 0 89 -64 4
18 Rod Sieg 39 0 87 -66 4
19 Tony Clements 51 0 84 -69 4
20 Chip Ganassi 42 0 79 -74 4
21 Gregg Mixon 24 0 75 -78 4
22 Gary Keller 4 0 74 -79 4
23 Mark Smith 14 0 69 -84 4
24 Johnny Davis 01 0 63 -90 4
25 Mark Smith 44 0 62 -91 2
26 Fred Biagi 98 0 60 -93 4
27 BJ McLeod 78 0 58 -95 4
28 Gary Cogswell 0 0 55 -98 4
29 Bobby Dotter 07 0 48 -105 4
30 Rick Ware 25 0 40 -113 1
31 Dale Earnhardt Jr 5 0 39 -114 4
32 Jimmy Means 52 0 39 -114 3
33 Pamela Sieg 93 0 37 -116 4
34 Michelle Gosselin 90 0 37 -116 4
35 Victor Obaika 97 0 26 -127 4
36 Rick Ware 15 0 25 -128 1
37 Tony Townley 05 0 24 -129 4
38 Mike Harmon 74 0 24 -129 1
39 Andrea Nemechek 87 0 23 -130 4
40 Mary Louise Miller 70 0 21 -132 4
41 Maurice Gallagher 21 0 18 -135 1
42 Derek White 13 0 17 -136 4
43 Rick Gdovic 146 0 15 -138 1
44 Cindy Shepherd 89 0 13 -140 4
45 Derek White 40 0 9 -144 4
46 Rick Ware 17 0 4 -149 1
47 Jessica Smith 99 0 3 -150 4
48 Mark Smith 10 0 3 -150 3
49 William Gerhart 85 0 2 -151 1
50 Michelle Gosselin 192 0 0 -153 1

 

Sunoco Rookie of the Year
Pos Car # Driver Points Behind
1 20 Erik Jones 66 Leader
2 33 Brandon Jones 49 -17
3 48 Brennan Poole 38 -28
4 01 Ryan Preece 30 -36
5 78 BJ McLeod 27 -39
6 07 Ray Black Jr 24 -42
7 0 Garrett Smithley 19 -47
8 25 Cody Ware 9 -57

 

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 4 at Phoenix International Raceway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Toyota 3 168 Leader
2 Chevrolet 1 157 -11
3 Ford 0 139 -29
4 Dodge 0 26 -142

 

Race Awards
Coors Light Pole Award Erik Jones, #20 136.789 mph
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyle Busch wins the Sprint Cup pole at Phoenix International

Kyle Busch

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) took the top-3 starting positions for Sunday’s 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Good Sam 500(k) at Phoenix International Raceway, with Kyle Busch and a qualifying lap speed of 138.387 MPH, capturing the top spot on Friday.

This was Busch’s first series pole and second top-10 start of the season, his 18th series career pole in 394 races and his third series pole in 22 races at Phoenix International Raceway.

Busch’s teammates, Carl Edwards (137.515 MPH) and Denny Hamlin (137.426 MPH) will start second and third respectively, while older brother Kurt Busch (137.394) starts fourth, and Jimmie Johnson (137.174 – wrecked during the third round of qualifying, and he will go to a back-up car for Sunday’s race, and start at the rear of the field.) qualified in fifth.

Posting the identical lap speed (137.174 MPH) as Jimmie Johnson and starting from sixth is Matt Kenseth, and they’ll be followed by Kyle Larson (137.033) starting seventh,  Martin Truex Jr. (136.934) eighth, Joey Logano (136.773) ninth and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (136.752) rounds out the top-10.

Once again, and for the third consecutive weekend, only 39 drivers attempted to fill the 40-car field; therefore, there was no one failing to make the starting lineup.

On Saturday, the teams return to the track for two more practices sessions beginning with a morning session from 10:30 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

The 12th annual Good Sam 500(k) is scheduled to get underway around 3:50 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX will provide television coverage of the event.

Good Sam 500 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 18 Kyle Busch 26.288 26.087 26.014 Leader
2 19 Carl Edwards 26.363 26.093 26.179 -0.165
3 11 Denny Hamlin 26.331 26.079 26.196 -0.017
4 41 Kurt Busch 26.175 26.146 26.202 -0.006
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 26.249 26.218 26.244 -0.042
6 20 Matt Kenseth 26.405 26.124 26.244 0.000
7 42 Kyle Larson 26.327 26.203 26.271 -0.027
8 78 Martin Truex Jr. 26.231 26.221 26.290 -0.019
9 22 Joey Logano 26.290 26.114 26.321 -0.031
10 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 26.304 26.223 26.325 -0.004
11 1 Jamie McMurray 26.423 26.218 26.363 -0.038
12 21 Ryan Blaney # 26.252 26.223 26.411 -0.048
13 16 Greg Biffle 26.395 26.230 Eliminated -0.007
14 43 Aric Almirola 26.408 26.236 Eliminated -0.006
15 3 Austin Dillon 26.387 26.260 Eliminated -0.024
16 27 Paul Menard 26.324 26.272 Eliminated -0.012
17 24 Chase Elliott # 26.594 26.283 Eliminated -0.011
18 4 Kevin Harvick 26.383 26.298 Eliminated -0.015
19 2 Brad Keselowski 26.304 26.306 Eliminated -0.008
20 31 Ryan Newman 26.683 26.359 Eliminated -0.053
21 6 Trevor Bayne 26.405 26.373 Eliminated -0.014
22 47 AJ Allmendinger 27.089 26.376 Eliminated -0.003
23 83 Matt Dibenedetto 26.391 26.394 Eliminated -0.018
24 5 Kasey Kahne 26.241 0.000 Eliminated 26.394
25 13 Casey Mears 26.485 Eliminated -0.244
26 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 27.109 Eliminated -0.624
27 38 Landon Cassill 26.852 Eliminated 0.257
28 14 Ty Dillon (i) 26.561 Eliminated 0.291
29 23 David Ragan 26.589 Eliminated -0.028
30 44 Brian Scott # 26.932 Eliminated -0.343
31 7 Regan Smith 26.428 Eliminated 0.504
32 34 Chris Bueshcher # 26.780 Eliminated -0.352
33 95 Michael McDowell 27.115 Eliminated -0.335
34 98 Cole Whitt 27.161 Eliminated -0.046
35 15 Clint Bowyer 26.563 Eliminated 0.598
36 10 Danica Patrick 26.451 Eliminated 0.112
37 30 Josh Wise 26.626 Eliminated -0.175
38 46 Michael Annett 27.053 Eliminated -0.427
39 32 Joey Gase (i) 26.763 Eliminated -0.290

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyle Busch earns 50th Xfinity pole at home track of Las Vegas

Kyle BuschFor the second consecutive NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) race weekend, Kyle Busch captured the pole (his 50th in the series) when he ran a qualifying lap speed of 182.698 MPH, and will lead the field in the start of this afternoon’s 2016 NXS Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS).

This was Busch’s second series pole and second top-10 start of the season, his 50th series record career pole in 313 races and his series pole in race at LVMS.

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Erik Jones, will start second on the outside pole with a qualifying lap speed of 182.642 MPH, and he’ll be followed by Daniel Suarez (182.519 MPH – giving Joe Gibbs Racing the top-3 starting positions, as they did last weekend) starting third, Chase Elliott (181.702) fourth and ROTY candidate Brandon Jones (181.684) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Justin Allgaier (181.439 MPH) starting sixth, Elliott Sadler (181.378) seventh, Brendan Gaughan (181.238) eighth, Ty Dillon (180.415) ninth and Aric Almirola (180.144) qualified in 10th.

Failing to make the 40-car field and heading home were Todd Peck and Derrike Cope

The 20th annual Boyd Gaming 300 is set to get started around 4:20 p.m. (ET) this afternoon, and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the event.

Boyd Gaming 300 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 18 Kyle Busch (i) 29.522 29.439 29.557 Leader
2 20 Erik Jones # 29.665 29.667 29.566 -0.009
3 19 Daniel Suarez 29.713 29.618 29.586 -0.020
4 88 Chase Elliott (i) 29.890 29.759 29.719 -0.133
5 33 Brandon Jones # 29.669 29.706 29.722 -0.003
6 7 Justin Allgaier 29.998 29.896 29.762 -0.040
7 1 Elliot Sadler 30.021 29.918 29.772 -0.010
8 62 Brendan Gaughan 29.951 29.904 29.795 -0.023
9 3 Ty Dillon 30.002 29.901 29.931 -0.136
10 98 Aric Almirola (i) 30.094 29.909 29.976 -0.045
11 48 Brennan Poole # 29.922 29.933 29.988 -0.012
12 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 30.175 29.944 29.997 -0.009
13 42 Justin Marks 30.049 29.970 Eliminated -0.026
14 2 Austin Dillon (i) 30.139 29.971 Eliminated -0.001
15 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 30.059 30.043 Eliminated -0.072
16 28 Dakoda Armstrong 30.282 30.134 Eliminated -0.091
17 11 Blake Koch 30.414 30.155 Eliminated -0.021
18 16 Ryan Reed 30.264 30.161 Eliminated -0.006
19 39 Ryan Sieg 30.393 30.162 Eliminated -0.001
21 43 Jeb Burton 30.359 30.244 Eliminated -0.082
22 24 Corey LaJoir 30.375 30.334 Eliminated -0.090
23 51 Jeremy Clements 30.532 30.403 Eliminated -0.069
24 4 Ross Chastain 30.274 30.526 Eliminated -0.123
20 01 Ryan Preece # 30.470 30.623 Eliminated -0.097
25 0 Garrett Smithley # 30.535 Eliminated -0.065
26 14 JJ Yeley 30.714 Eliminated -0.179
27 07 Ray Black Jr 30.805 Eliminated -0.091
28 97 Harrison Rhodes 30.921 Eliminated -0.116
29 89 Morgan Shepherd 31.111 Eliminated -0.190
30 44 David Starr 31.146 Eliminated -0.035
31 10 Jeff Green 31.333 Eliminated -0.187
32 93 Dylan Lupton 31.407 Eliminated -0.074
33 40 Carl Long 31.409 Eliminated -0.002
34 90 Mario Gosselin 31.472 Eliminated -0.063
35 25 Cody Ware 31.553 Eliminated -0.081
36 52 Joey Gase 31.729 Eliminated -0.176
37 15 Stanton Barrett 31.859 Eliminated -0.130
38 74 Mike Harmon 31.859 Eliminated 0.000
39 78 BJ McLeod 32.513 Eliminated -0.654
40 13 Derek White 33.426 Eliminated -0.913
41 70 Derrike Cope 0.000 Eliminated 33.426
42 99 Todd Peck 0.000 Eliminated 0.000

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

 

 

 

Kyle Busch earns 77th career Xfinity win, first time at Atlanta

CcP6EsOWAAA8zdzFrom the pole to victory lane, Kyle Busch dominates Saturday’s 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Heads Up Georgia 250, and receives his first series win at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS).

Busch, who led the most laps – 119 out of 163. received his first series victory and first top-10 finish of the season, his 77th series career victory in 312 races and his first series victory in 12 races at AMS.

Finishing 0.466 seconds behind Busch to finish in second was Kyle Larson, and they were followed by series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Erik Jones finishing third, Paul Menard fourth and Ty Dillon finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Brad Keselowski taking sixth-place, Daniel Suarez seventh, Justin Allgaier eighth, Elliott Sadler ninth and Jeb Burton bringing home 10th-place.

With his ninth-place finish, series points leader, Elliott Sadler, leaves Atlanta with with a 3-point lead over Daniel Suarez.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 137.065 MPH
Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 49 Mins, 53 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.466 Seconds
Lead Changes: 5 among 4 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 21 laps

Up Next: The series heads west to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Boyd Gaming 300 on Saturday, March 5th, and with an approximate starting time of 4:20 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

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Heads Up Georgia 250 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Lead Points Bonus Points
1 18 Kyle Busch (i) 163 Running 119 0 0
2 42 Kyle Larson(i) 163 Running 0 0 0
3 20 Erik Jones # 163 Running 0 38 0
4 2 Paul Menard (i) 163 Running 0 0 0
5 3 Ty Dillon 163 Running 0 36 0
6 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 163 Running 28 0 0
7 19 Daniel Suarez 163 Running 0 34 0
8 7 Justin Allgaier 163 Running 15 34 1
9 1 Elliot Sadler 163 Running 0 32 0
10 43 Jeb Burton 163 Running 1 32 1
11 33 Brandon Jones # 163 Running 0 30 0
12 88 Kevin Harvick 162 Running 0 0 0
13 62 Brendan Gaughan 162 Running 0 28 0
14 48 Brennan Poole # 162 Running 0 27 0
15 16 Ryan Reed 162 Running 0 26 0
16 39 Ryan Sieg 162 Running 0 25 0
17 51 Jeremy Clements 162 Running 0 24 0
18 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 162 Running 0 23 0
19 14 JJ Yeley 162 Running 0 22 0
20 11 Blake Koch 161 Running 0 21 0
21 28 Dakoda Armstrong 160 Running 0 20 0
22 01 Ryan Preece # 159 Running 0 19 0
23 24 Corey LaJoie 159 Running 0 18 0
24 0 Garrett Smithley # 159 Running 0 17 0
25 90 Mario Gosselin 158 Running 0 16 0
26 78 BJ McLeod # 157 Running 0 15 0
27 70 Derrike Cope 156 Running 0 14 0
28 4 Ross Chastain 152 Running 0 13 0
29 25 Chris Cockrum 152 Running 0 12 0
30 74 Mike Harmon 151 Running 0 11 0
31 15 Cody Ware # 151 Running 0 10 0
32 52 Joey Gase 127 Suspension 0 9 0
33 07 Ray Black Jr # 113 Running 0 8 0
34 13 Josh Reaume 87 Suspension 0 7 0
35 97 Harrison Rhodes 68 Rear Gear 0 6 0
36 40 Carl Long 29 Handling 0 5 0
37 89 Morgan Shepherd 25 Overheating 0 4 0
38 99 Todd Peck 15 Engine 0 3 0
39 44 David Starr 7 Engine 0 2 0
40 10 Jeff Green 1 Electrical 0 1 0

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

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Point Standings
After Race 2 at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 1 Elliot Sadler 70 Leader 2 0 1 2 0
2 19 Daniel Suarez 67 -3 2 0 0 2 0
3 3 Ty Dillon 65 -5 2 0 1 1 0
4 33 Brandon Jones # 64 -6 2 0 0 1 0
5 7 Justin Allgaier 63 -7 2 0 0 1 0
6 62 Brendan Gaughan 60 -10 2 0 0 1 0
7 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 58 -12 2 0 0 1 0
8 11 Blake Koch 53 -17 2 0 0 1 0
9 16 Ryan Reed 51 -19 2 0 0 0 0
10 51 Jeremy Clements 50 -20 2 0 0 0 0
11 20 Erik Jones # 48 -22 2 0 1 1 0
12 43 Jeb Burton 48 -22 2 0 0 1 0
Points Outside the Top 12
13 28 Dakoda Armstrong 47 -1 2 0 0 0 0
14 39 Ryan Sieg 46 -2 2 0 0 0 0
15 48 Brennan Poole # 41 -7 2 0 0 0 0
16 4 Ross Chastain 32 -16 2 0 0 0 0
17 78 BJ McLeod # 32 -16 2 0 0 0 0
18 44 David Starr 25 -23 2 0 0 0 1
19 25 Chris Cockrum 25 -23 2 0 0 0 0
20 14 JJ Yeley 22 -26 1 0 0 0 0
21 01 Ryan Preece # 20 -28 2 0 0 0 1
22 24 Corey Lajoie 18 -30 1 0 0 0 0
23 52 Joey Gase 18 -30 2 0 0 0 1
24 0 Garrett Smithley # 17 -31 1 0 0 0 0
25 90 Mario Gosselin 16 -32 1 0 0 0 0
26 07 Ray Black Jr # 16 -32 2 0 0 0 0
27 46 Anthony Kumpen 15 -33 1 0 0 0 0
28 70 Derrike Cope 14 -34 1 0 0 0 0
29 93 Scott Lagasse Jr 12 -36 1 0 0 0 0
30 74 Mike Harmon 11 -37 1 0 0 0 0
31 0 Eric McClure 11 -37 1 0 0 0 0
32 15 Cody Ware # 10 -38 1 0 0 0 0
33 89 Morgan Shepherd 9 -39 2 0 0 0 2
34 13 Josh Reaume 7 -41 1 0 0 0 1
35 97 Harrison Rhodes 6 -42 1 0 0 0 1
36 14 Benny Gordon 6 -42 1 0 0 0 1
37 40 Carl Long 5 -43 1 0 0 0 1
38 17 Jeff Green 5 -43 2 0 0 0 2
39 90 Martin Roy 3 -45 1 0 0 0 1
40 99 Todd Peck 3 -45 1 0 0 0 1
41 85 Bobby Gerhart 2 -46 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

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

 

2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 2 at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Chevrolet 1 83 Leader
2 Toyota 1 78 -5
3 Ford 0 77 -6
4 Dodge 0 11 -72

 

Race Awards
Coors Light Pole Award Kyle Busch, #18 185.499 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyle Busch leads 3-car Joe Gibbs Racing Xfinity Series qualifying sweep at Atlanta

Kyle BuschEarly Saturday morning at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS), the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) teams held their qualifying session to determine the starting lineup for this afternoon’s Heads Up Georgia 250. And, capturing the pole – with a qualifying lap speed of 185.499 MPH – was Kyle Busch, where unlike in Friday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) qualifying, his NXS time was allowed to keep the pole.

This was Busch’s first series pole and first top-10 start of the season, his 49th series career pole in 312 races and his first series pole in 12 races at AMS.

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender and Busch’s fellow Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Erik Jones, will start on the outside pole with a qualifying lap speed of 185.078 MPH; followed by Daniel Suarez (185.022 MPH) starting third, Kyle Larson (184.689) fourth and ROTY contender Brennan Poole (183.333) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Ty Dillon (183.200 MPH) starting sixth, Brad Keselowski (182.904) seventh, Ryan Sieg (182.735) eighth, Brendan Gaughan (182.717) ninth and Kevin Harvick (182.585) qualifying in 10th.

With only 40-drivers attempting to fill the 40-car lineup, there was no one failing to make the starting lineup.

The 25th annual Heads Up Georgia 250 is scheduled to get underway around 1:50 p.m. (ET) this afternoon, and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the event.

Heads Up Georgia 250 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 18 Kyle Busch (i) 29.947 29.919 29.887 Leader
2 20 Erik Jones # 30.362 29.861 29.955 -0.068
3 19 Daniel Suarez 30.379 30.015 29.964 -0.009
4 42 Kyle Larson(i) 30.080 29.939 30.018 -0.054
5 48 Brennan Poole # 30.402 30.154 30.240 -0.222
6 3 Ty Dillon 30.264 30.383 30.262 -0.022
7 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 30.334 30.335 30.311 -0.049
8 39 Ryan Sieg 30.453 30.353 30.339 -0.028
9 62 Brendan Gaughan 30.529 30.339 30.342 -0.003
10 88 Kevin Harvick 30.016 30.314 30.364 -0.022
11 2 Paul Menard (i) 30.308 30.342 30.437 -0.073
12 7 Justin Allgaier 30.383 30.363 30.496 -0.059
13 11 Blake Koch 30.735 30.408 Eliminated -0.045
14 51 Jeremy Clements 30.372 30.414 Eliminated -0.006
15 43 Jeb Burton 30.142 30.461 Eliminated -0.047
16 1 Elliot Sadler 30.639 30.467 Eliminated -0.006
17 16 Ryan Reed 30.374 30.512 Eliminated -0.045
18 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 30.512 30.532 Eliminated -0.020
19 33 Brandon Jones # 30.580 30.771 Eliminated -0.239
20 28 Dakoda Armstrong 30.937 30.970 Eliminated -0.199
21 01 Ryan Preece # 31.136 31.115 Eliminated -0.145
22 14 JJ Yeley 31.125 31.164 Eliminated -0.049
23 24 Corey LaJoie 30.776 31.179 Eliminated -0.015
24 4 Ross Chastain 30.814 0.000 Eliminated 31.179
25 97 Harrison Rhodes 31.142 Eliminated -0.328
26 0 Garrett Smithley 31.171 Eliminated -0.029
27 07 Ray Black Jr 31.221 Eliminated -0.050
28 44 David Starr 31.425 Eliminated -0.204
29 78 BJ McLeod # 31.523 Eliminated -0.098
30 40 Carl Long 31.588 Eliminated -0.065
31 10 Jeff Green 31.665 Eliminated -0.077
32 90 Mario Gosselin 32.002 Eliminated -0.337
33 52 Joey Gase 32.208 Eliminated -0.206
34 70 Derrike Cope 32.250 Eliminated -0.042
35 99 Todd Peck 32.705 Eliminated -0.455
36 74 Mike Harmon 32.778 Eliminated -0.073
37 15 Cody Ware 33.323 Eliminated -0.545
38 13 Josh Reaume 33.490 Eliminated -0.167
39 89 Morgan Shepherd 33.690 Eliminated -0.200
40 25 Chris Cockrum 0.000 Eliminated 33.690

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

 

 

 

 

Kyle Busch’s qualifying time has been disallowed. Kurt Busch will start on the pole Sunday.

In the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) qualifying session at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch – with a lap speed of 191.582 MPH – paced the field Friday in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 qualifying.

Jamie McMurray, was second fastest with a lap speed of 191.582 MPH, and he was followed by, Trevor Bayne (189.987 MPH) who was third, Ryan Newman (189.961) fourth and Ricky Stenhouse Jr (189.863) was fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the qualifying were Kevin Harvick (189.779 MPH) who was sixth, Carl Edwards (189.766) and Austin Dillon (189.681) were seventh and eighth fastest respectively, Martin Truex Jr (189.364) ninth and ROTY contenders Brian Scott (188.591) posting the 10th-fastest lap speed.

“Happy Hour” (final) practice will be held on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. (ET) and televised on FOX Sports 1.

The 57th annual Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 is scheduled to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and television coverage of the race will be provided by FOX Sports 1.

Kyle Busch’s qualifying time has been disallowed, which took him off of the pole. NASCAR says rear toe was off on Kyle Busch car. NASCAR says no other penalties are expected other than Kyle Busch going to the rear of the field on Sunday

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 41 Kurt Busch 28.930 28.930 28.938 Leader
2 1 Jamie McMurray 29.092 28.900 29.159 -0.221
3 6 Trevor Bayne 28.856 29.111 29.181 -0.022
4 31 Ryan Newman 29.070 29.018 29.185 -0.004
5 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 29.130 29.086 29.200 -0.015
6 4 Kevin Harvick 29.147 29.095 29.213 -0.013
7 19 Carl Edwards 28.969 28.956 29.215 -0.002
8 3 Austin Dillon 29.031 28.945 29.228 -0.013
9 78 Martin Truex Jr. 29.044 29.022 29.277 -0.049
10 44 Brian Scott # 29.025 29.096 29.397 -0.120
11 5 Kasey Kahne 29.068 29.054 29.616 -0.219
12 11 Denny Hamlin 29.110 29.120 Eliminated 0.496
13 20 Matt Kenseth 28.992 29.139 Eliminated -0.019
14 16 Greg Biffle 29.206 29.151 Eliminated -0.012
15 13 Casey Mears 29.126 29.156 Eliminated -0.005
16 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 29.195 29.207 Eliminated -0.051
17 2 Brad Keselowski 29.254 29.311 Eliminated -0.104
18 14 Ty Dillon (i) 29.153 29.312 Eliminated -0.001
19 48 Jimmie Johnson 29.241 29.366 Eliminated -0.054
20 42 Kyle Larson 28.897 29.377 Eliminated -0.011
21 27 Paul Menard 29.155 29.378 Eliminated -0.001
22 47 AJ Allmendinger 29.048 29.390 Eliminated -0.012
23 21 Ryan Blaney # 29.215 29.576 Eliminated -0.186
24 24 Chase Elliott # 29.273 Eliminated 0.303
25 10 Danica Patrick 29.321 Eliminated -0.048
26 22 Joey Logano 29.327 Eliminated -0.006
27 43 Aric Almirola 29.401 Eliminated -0.074
28 15 Clint Bowyer 29.485 Eliminated -0.084
29 38 Landon Cassill 29.515 Eliminated -0.030
30 7 Regan Smith 29.585 Eliminated -0.070
31 34 Chris Bueshcher # 29.628 Eliminated -0.043
32 95 Michael McDowell 29.822 Eliminated -0.194
33 23 David Ragan 29.842 Eliminated -0.020
34 46 Michael Annett 29.868 Eliminated -0.026
35 83 Matt Dibenedetto 29.887 Eliminated -0.019
36 98 Cole Whitt 30.124 Eliminated -0.237
37 30 Josh Wise 30.160 Eliminated -0.036
38 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # 30.669 Eliminated -0.509
39 18 Kyle Busch Times Disallowed -30.669

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