Busch Dominates Alsco 300

Friday, Jul 08 1550
Kyle Busch dominated the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway, holding off a late race charge from Austin Dillon who finished second, in NASCAR Overtime. Daniel Suarez finished third followed by Erik Jones, and Darrell Wallace Jr. round out the top-five. This is Busch’s second win at Kentucky Speedway since he started in 2003.
 
“This is a great effort by this team and everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing. Everything was really, really good about this race car since we unloaded. The NOS Energy Drink Camry had really good speed and Chris Gale (crew chief) and the guys did an awesome job each and every week, this 18 Camry is always the best, always the one to beat. I think that’s just a true testament to everyone at Toyota and TRD (Toyota Racing Development) and this XFINITY Series program,” stated Kyle Busch in Victory Lane.
 
The Alsco 300 had 11 lead changes among six different drivers. Busch led six times for 185 laps while Ty Dillon led twice for 10 laps. Erik Jones led once for three laps. Ray Black Jr., Jeff Green, and Ross Chastain also led at least one lap.
 
The caution flag flew five times for 22 laps. The first caution was the competition caution due to rain earlier in the day while the second caution was for debris in the second turn. The third and fourth cautions were for accidents coming off of the fourth turn and the final caution flew due to oil on the speedway. 
 
Daniel Suarez maintains the point lead over Elliott Sadler by nine points followed by Ty Dillon with 19 points behind and Erik Jones at 57 points behind. Brendan Gaughan is currently 60 points behind.
 
Jones continues to led the chase grid follow by Daniel Suarez, Elliott Sadler, Ty Dillon, and Brendan Gaughan.
 
The average speed of tonight race was 144.258 mph. The green flag flew shortly after 8:47 pm eastern and lasted for two hours, five minutes, and 24 seconds. 
 
The NASCAR Xfinity Series will return to Kentucky Speedway on September 24th to kick off the Xfinity Chase. 
 
The next race for the Xfinity Series will be the AutoLotto 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 16. Performance Racing Network and NBCSN will have the coverage of the event.
 
Caleb Whisler

I am 19 years old from Atlanta, GA. I have been following motorsports since I was born. Motorsports has been "passed down" in my family. I am named after NASCAR Hall of Famer, William Caleb Yarborough, also known as Cale. Growing up in the southeast, racing was something that was a Sunday tradition after church. What an honor it is to share that passion with others.