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XFS: Kyle Busch wins at Kentucky

(MRN) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Kyle Busch won the Alsco 300 NASCAR X-finity Series race for the second consecutive year from the pole position. Busch and his Number 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota elected to stay on the track when what would become the final caution flag came out on lap one-hundred sixty eight, to take the lead and then he never looked back.

Busch would lead the final thirty-three laps to go back-to-back in the event at Kentucky Speedway that was delayed by sixteen hours due to severe and persistent thunderstorms Friday night.

The top six was filled with Cup series regulars pulling double duty on Saturday due to the weather postponement. Busch, Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones, Kevin Harvick, Ty Dillon, and Joey Logano were your top six finishers. The top X-finity Series regular was Junior Motorsports rookie driver William Byron fresh from his back-to-back series wins the past two weeks finishing in the seventh spot … Jones and Blaney were your stage winners.

There were seven lead changes among four drivers: Busch, Jones, Logano, and Blaney.

No X-finity regular lead a single lap in the race.

There were eight cautions for forty-four laps.

Top 10 Finishers in the Alsco 300

DRIVER STARTING POSITION LAPS LED

1. Kyle Busch (Pole) 70

2. Ryan Blaney (3) 52

3. Erik Jones (2) 77

4. Kevin Harvick (11) —

5. Ty Dillon (12) —

6. Joey Logano (4) 1

7. William Byron (R) (5) —

8. Justin Allgaier (13) —

9. Daniel Hemric (R) (10) —

10. Tyler Reddick (6) —

Unofficial Point Standings – After 16 Races

DRIVER POINTS BEHIND LEADER

1. Elliott Sadler 578 —-

2. William Byron (R) 533 -45

3. Justin Allgaier 520 -58

4. Daniel Hemric (R) 396 -182

5. Brennan Poole 395 -183

6. Cole Custer (R) 368 -210

7. Matt Tifft (R) 357 -221

8. Ryan Reed 354 -224

9. Dakoda Armstrong 338 -240

10. Michael Annett 334 -244

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