NXS: Kyle Busch cruises to victory at ISM Raceway

Kyle Busch won Saturday’s iK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway.

Busch made it 2 for 2 on Saturday leading 116 laps of the 200 lap race.

For Busch, this marks his 198th win of his career in NASCAR national series competition. Busch, who competes regularly in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series has wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series as well.

“If i’m allowed to race, i’m going to enter a race and try to go out there and win,” said Busch.

Rounding out the top five were Ryan Truex in second, Tyler Reddick in third, Cole Custer in fourth and Austin Cindric in fifth.

For Ryan Truex, he matched a career-best second place in just his first NASCAR Xfinity Series start of the season for JR Motorsports.

Christopher Bell who started from the pole, won the second stage and led 69 laps, but his hopes for victory would diminish in a Lap 129 incident.

Stephen Leicht’s engine would expire while entering Turn 3, creating a cloud of smoke. Justin Allgaier who was running second and Christopher Bell who was running third at the time would make contact with the outside retaining wall as result of Leicht’s engine problems.

“I saw Leicht blow up so i knew that i was in trouble,” Bell said to FS1 following the incident. “I saw the 7 get sideways and then by that time, i entered the smoke wall and i knew that i was sliding, but i just couldn’t see anything and i didn’t know where i was and i backed her into the wall.”

Justin Allgaier would finish 14th while Christopher Bell would finish 30th.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will head into Auto Club Speedway next Saturday in the running of the Production Alliance Group 300. Coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. Eastern on FS1, MRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

Stage 1 Winner: Austin Cindric

Stage 2 Winner: Christopher Bell

Race Winner: Kyle Busch