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XFS: Busch takes checkers in Atlanta

(MRN) Sprint Cup Series drivers made it two-for-two in the X-FINITY Series this season when Kyle Busch rolled to victory Saturday in Hampton, Georgia. Following Chase Elliott’s win a week before in Daytona, Busch – who started from the pole – led a race-high 119 laps at Atlanta Motor Speedway including the final ninety-one trips around the mile-and-a-half oval. His margin of victory over Kyle Larson was a half-second with rookie Erik Jones, Paul Menard and Ty Dillon completing the top five … Kevin Harvick finished twelfth in his bid for a fourth straight A-M-S win. Elliott Sadler started sixteenth and finished ninth, holding onto first place in the X-FINITY Series standings. He’ll carry a three-point advantage over Daniel Suarez into the next race next weekend in Las Vegas. Suarez finished seventh on Saturday afternoon … The race included just five lead changes among four drivers: Busch, Brad Keselowski, Jeb Burton and Justin Allgaier.

Top 10 Finishers in the Heads Up Georgia 250


1.    Kyle Busch    (Pole)    119

2.    Kyle Larson    (4)    —

3.    Erik Jones (R)     (2)    —

4.    Paul Menard     (11)    —

5.    Ty Dillon    (6)    —

6.    Brad Keselowski    (7)    28

7.    Daniel Suarez    (3)    —

8.    Justin Allgaier    (12)    15

9.    Elliott Sadler    (16)    —

10.    Jeb Burton    (15)    1

Unofficial Point Standings – After 2 Races


1.    Elliott Sadler    70    —-

2.    Daniel Suarez    67    -3

3.    Ty Dillon    65    -5

4.    Brandon Jones (R)    64    -6

5.    Justin Allgaier    63    -7

6.    Brendan Gaughan    60    -10

7.    Darrell Wallace Jr.    58    -12

8.    Blake Koch     53    -17

9.    Ryan Reed    51    -19

10.    Jeremy Clements    50    -20

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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