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Kyle Busch Notches Hometown Win

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, March 5 2016

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Kyle Busch put in a dominating performance on Saturday in winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at his home track – Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Busch led all but one lap of the 200-lap race.

The victory was his first of any kind at the 1.5-mile home-turf track.

“It’s awesome that they have always supported racing out here in Vegas,” Busch said. “Fans have always supported the Bullring and then fans that always come out here to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. I love it and wouldn’t want to be doing anything else, so I’m glad they are out here supporting all of us, including myself and hopefully they’re buying some NOS here tonight.”

Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Daniel Suarez finished second and in doing so, took over the series points lead.

“We were worried about fuel, but more so we more so worried about (Daniel) Suarez,” Busch said. “He was on me there at the end, he was really, really fast. I can’t say enough about all these guys, everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing prepares some really fast Camrys and this NOS Energy Drink Camry was the best.

“It felt really, really good. I wish for as good as we were at the beginning of the race in the beginning of the run and end of the run, I was hoping we’d have some long run speed there at the end. Just wasn’t showing. Suarez was definitely faster than us when he got clean track. If roles were reversed, he would have been pulling away from me and I wasn’t going to be able to catch him.”

Erik Jones finished third despite being penalized twice for speeding on pit road.

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race – Boyd Gaming 300

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Las Vegas, Nevada

Saturday, March 05, 2016

  1. (1) Kyle Busch(i), Toyota, 200.
  2. (3) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 200.
  3. (2) Erik Jones #, Toyota, 200.
  4. (4) Chase Elliott(i), Chevrolet, 200.
  5. (14) Austin Dillon(i), Chevrolet, 200.
  6. (5) Brandon Jones #, Chevrolet, 200.
  7. (9) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 200.
  8. (7) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 200.
  9. (6) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 200.
  10. (8) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 200.
  11. (11) Brennan Poole #, Chevrolet, 200.
  12. (10) Aric Almirola(i), Ford, 199.
  13. (18) Ryan Reed, Ford, 198.
  14. (19) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 198.
  15. (15) Brad Keselowski(i), Ford, 197.
  16. (24) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 197.
  17. (21) Jeb Burton, Ford, 197.
  18. (20) Ryan Preece #, Chevrolet, 197.
  19. (22) Corey LaJoie, Toyota, 196.
  20. (23) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 196.
  21. (26) JJ Yeley, Toyota, 195.
  22. (16) Dakoda Armstrong, Toyota, 194.
  23. (30) David Starr, Toyota, 194.
  24. (25) Garrett Smithley #, Chevrolet, 194.
  25. (27) Ray Black Jr #, Chevrolet, 192.
  26. (17) Blake Koch, Chevrolet, 191.
  27. (39) BJ McLeod #, Ford, 191.
  28. (36) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 189.
  29. (34) Mario Gosselin, Chevrolet, 188.
  30. (37) Stanton Barrett, Ford, 182.
  31. (38) Mike Harmon, Dodge, 182.
  32. (28) Harrison Rhodes, Chevrolet, Engine, 155.
  33. (12) Darrell Wallace Jr, Ford, Accident, 135.
  34. (13) Justin Marks, Chevrolet, Accident, 135.
  35. (35) Cody Ware #, Chevrolet, Accident, 127.
  36. (40) Derek White, Dodge, 127.
  37. (33) Carl Long, Toyota, Suspension, 24.
  38. (32) Josh Reaume, Chevrolet, Brakes, 13.
  39. (29) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, Overheating, 12.
  40. (31) Jeff Green, Toyota, Rear Gear, 2.

Average Speed of Race Winner:  145.415 mph.

Time of Race:  02 Hrs, 03 Mins, 47 Secs. Margin of Victory:  0.817 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  3 for 15 laps.

Lead Changes:  2 among 2 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   K. Busch(i) 1-54; D. Wallace Jr 55; K. Busch(i) 56-200.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  K. Busch(i) 2 times for 199 laps; D. Wallace Jr 1 time for 1 lap.

Top 10 in Points: D. Suarez – 106; E. Sadler – 103; T. Dillon – 99; B. Jones # – 99; J. Allgaier – 95; B. Gaughan – 91; E. Jones # – 86; R. Reed – 79; R. Sieg – 73; J. Burton – 72.

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, March 5 2016
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