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NASCAR Xfinity Series News

NASCAR today announced the 2020 schedules for both the NASCAR Xfinity Series™ and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series™, and both include a return to race tracks that were part of the original schedule for each series – venues that have been absent from the respective slates for more than a decade.

For the first time since 2006 – and only the second time in the last 25 years – the Xfinity Series will race at Martinsville Speedway, and the stakes have never been higher. Expect tempers to flare, and emotions to boil over. With a final chance to lock up a spot in the Championship 4, Martinsville will serve as the final Playoff cutoff race in all three national series. The Gander Trucks will race at The Paperclip on Oct. 30 under the lights, with the Xfinity Series making its return on Oct. 31.

Likewise, Richmond Raceway plays a prominent role in both schedules. The Gander Trucks will return to Richmond for the first time since 2005, while the newly-renovated raceway will play host to the regular season finale in the Xfinity Series to set the field for the 12-driver Playoff field.

“The NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series were both built on short track racing, and it is important that short tracks remain a prominent part of our series schedules,” said Ben Kennedy, NASCAR managing director of racing operations and international development. “We returned to our roots in many ways with today’s announcement. Martinsville and Richmond were part of the original Xfinity and Gander Trucks schedules, and we’re excited for their return as part of a strong overall slate.”

As announced as part of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedule unveil, ISM Raceway near Phoenix will host the Championship Race for all three national series. ISM Raceway underwent a significant renovation, transforming the gem in the desert into one of the premier facilities in all of sports.

Xfinity Series drivers will hit the ‘road’ a little earlier in 2020, as Mid-Ohio moves up in the schedule to May 30. Two new cutoff races will face the Xfinity Series drivers during the Playoffs, with the Charlotte Roval (Oct. 10) and Martinsville set to pare the field from 12 to 8 to 4.

Gateway Motorsports Park will host the Playoff opener for the Gander Trucks on Aug. 21, part of a postseason reshuffle that will feature two new cutoff races. The Round of 8 will culminate with a race at Bristol Motor Speedway (Sept. 17), and the Round of 6 will end with Martinsville.

Once again, both series will open at the ‘World Center of Racing,’ Daytona International Speedway. The Gander Trucks kick off their season on Feb. 14, with the Xfinity Series following on Feb. 15. Both series will then immediately head west to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, joining the Cup Series in that marquee market.

Both series will also take part in the historic Cup Series double-header at Pocono Raceway, for what will be a must-see national series quadruple header. The Gander Trucks will race on Saturday, June 27, with the Xfinity Series on June 28.

For fans worried about missing NASCAR racing during the two-week Cup Series break for the Olympics, fret not. The Gander Trucks will have their annual fan-favorite event at Eldora Speedway dirt track on Thursday, July 30. The Xfinity Series will fill the void during the second weekend with short-track action at Iowa Speedway (Aug. 1).

Broadcast times and networks for all three series will be announced at a later date.

See below for full schedules.

2020 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES SCHEDULE

 

DATE

TRACK

Saturday, Feb. 15

Daytona International Speedway

Saturday, Feb. 22

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Saturday, Feb. 29

Auto Club Speedway

Saturday, March 7

ISM Raceway

Saturday, March 14

Atlanta Motor Speedway

Saturday, March 21

Homestead-Miami Speedway

Saturday, March 28

Texas Motor Speedway

Saturday, April 4

Bristol Motor Speedway

Saturday, April 25

Talladega Superspeedway

Saturday, May 2

Dover International Speedway

Saturday, May 23

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Saturday, May 30

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Saturday, June 6

Michigan International Speedway

Saturday, June 13

Iowa Speedway

Saturday, June 20

Chicagoland Speedway

Sunday, June 28

Pocono Raceway

Saturday, July 4

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Friday, July 10

Kentucky Speedway

Saturday, July 18

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Saturday, Aug. 1

Iowa Speedway

Saturday, Aug. 8

Road America

Saturday, Aug. 15

Watkins Glen International

Saturday, Aug. 22

Dover International Speedway

Friday, Aug. 28

Daytona International Speedway

Saturday, Sept. 5

Darlington Raceway

Friday, Sept. 11

Richmond Raceway

Friday, Sept. 18

Bristol Motor Speedway

Saturday, Sept. 26

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Saturday, Oct. 10

Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval

Saturday, Oct. 17

Kansas Speedway

Saturday, Oct. 24

Texas Motor Speedway

Saturday, Oct. 31

Martinsville Speedway

Saturday, Nov. 7

ISM Raceway

2020 NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES SCHEDULE

 

DATE

TRACK

Friday, Feb. 14

Daytona International Speedway

Friday, Feb. 21

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Saturday, March 14

Atlanta Motor Speedway

Friday, March 20

Homestead-Miami Speedway

Friday, March 27

Texas Motor Speedway

Saturday, April 18

Richmond Raceway

Friday, May 1

Dover International Speedway

Friday, May 15

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Saturday, May 30

Kansas Speedway

Friday, June 5

Texas Motor Speedway

Friday, June 12

Iowa Speedway

Friday, June 19

Chicagoland Speedway

Saturday, June 27

Pocono Raceway

Thursday, July 9

Kentucky Speedway

Thursday, July 30

Eldora Speedway

Saturday, Aug. 8

Michigan International Speedway

Friday, Aug. 21

Gateway Motorsports Park

Sunday, Sept. 6

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Thursday, Sept. 17

Bristol Motor Speedway

Friday, Sept. 25

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Saturday, Oct. 3

Talladega Superspeedway

Friday, Oct. 30

Martinsville Speedway

Friday, Nov. 6

ISM Raceway

NASCAR PR

With the popular four-race Dash 4 Cash program returning to the NASCAR Xfinity Series this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway (April 6, 1 p.m. ET on FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90), Comcast today announced that $120,000 in grants will be distributed to one Veteran Services Organization (VSO) in each of the four race markets to build an Internet Essentials Digital Rally Point for local veterans. 
The contribution triples the amount donated during the 2018 Dash 4 Cash, when Comcast introduced the charitable component of the program by providing grants to local organizations on behalf of Internet Essentials, the largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program for low-income households in the U.S.
“We had an overwhelmingly positive response to the charitable component of Dash 4 Cash last year, and this year we hope to make an even bigger difference by tripling the contribution and focusing on our local military heroes who have given so much to our country,” said Matt Lederer, Comcast’s Vice President for Brand Partnerships. “Like all of us, the veteran community depends on the internet to succeed and stay connected. These Internet Essentials Digital Rally Points will be technology hubs where veterans can get online to take digital skills classes, apply for health benefits or jobs, file claims, access medical information, or find support networks.”
This year’s grantees are focused on helping the veteran community obtain the skills they need to be successful in today’s digital world. Each one is located in a Dash 4 Cash market, near Bristol Motor Speedway, Richmond Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway, and Dover International Speedway. The grants will support the creation of a computer lab, expand the availability of online training programs created in partnership with PsychArmor, and fund the ongoing management of the Digital Rally Points over a three-year period. The PsychArmor curriculum includes 10 veteran-specific digital training videos covering a range of topics, including basic digital literacy and VA benefit access.
Full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers, Michael Annett, Christopher Bell, Chase Briscoe and Tyler Reddick are competing for a bonus $100,000 in prize money this Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway after qualifying in last Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The highest-finishing Dash 4 Cash eligible driver at Bristol receives the bonus and will move on to have a shot at the prize at Richmond Raceway, along with the top three finishing series regulars from Bristol. This format continues for the races at Talladega Superspeedway (April 27), and Dover International Speedway (May 4).
Comcast Internet Essentials has an integrated, research-based, wrap-around design meant to address each of the three major barriers to broadband adoption. These include a lack of digital literacy skills, a lack of a computer, and the absence of a low-cost Internet service. The program is structured as a partnership between Comcast and tens of thousands of school districts, libraries, elected officials, and nonprofit community partners. For more information on Internet Essentials, visit www.internetessentials.com  
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Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today that Harrison Burton will drive the No. 18 Dex Toyota Supra in eight NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2019.

Burton, 19, will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 6, and is scheduled to compete at Iowa Speedway (June 16), New Hampshire Speedway (July 20), Richmond International Raceway (September 20), Charlotte Motor Speedway (September 28), Dover International Speedway (October 5), Kansas Speedway (October 19), and Texas Motor Speedway (November 2).

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to make my Xfinity Series debut with Joe Gibbs Racing,” said Harrison Burton. “Dex has been so supportive of me from the very beginning, and I’m honored that they will be on board with me as I start this new chapter. I am so pumped to be going to a team that has had so many accomplishments, and great drivers to look up to as I continue to grow in my racing career. I am really grateful for this opportunity.”

Burton is currently running fulltime in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series (NGOTS) for Kyle Busch Motorsports where he has earned one top-five and two top-10 finishes in five starts so far this season. He has 20 career starts in the NGOTS with five career top-five and nine top-10 finishes. Burton has also made 33-career starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East putting together an impressive 2017 season in which he earned five wins, 12 top-five finishes and was in the top 10 for each of the season’s 14 races.

“Harrison continues to impress at each level of his racing career,” said Steve DeSouza, Executive Vice President of Xfinity Series and Development for Joe Gibbs Racing. “Ben (Beshore, Crew Chief) has the No. 18 team off to strong start this season and we believe Harrison will continue that momentum for us starting at Bristol.”

JGR PR

Joey Gase and MBM Motorsports welcome S.A.F.E. Structure Designs as an associate sponsor for the MoneyLion 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, April 27th

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is a global leader in ergonomic safety first support equipment for the aviation, marine, rail road, heavy equipment, and industrial industries. They support both civilian and military sectors with our OSHA compliant custom maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, field equipment, steel structures, and specialty tooling. S.A.F.E. products are solution-driven and customized to their client’s specific applications. S.AF.E. is sought after throughout each industry for their ability to increase the efficiency and safety of the technician. They have quickly earned the trust of companies and organizations such as the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, NEXTera Energy, Boeing, Airbus, and American Airlines  to name a few.

“I am extremely excited to team up with Johnny and the entire S.A.F.E. Structure Team at one of my favorite tracks,” said Gase. “Johnny and the S.A.F.E. Structure Team are one of the best at what they do and they truly care about the well-being of others and making a positive impact in their lives.”

“Joey Gase is a unique and special individual that Christ is working through to save lives when he’s off the race track,” said Johnny Buscema President & CEO of S.A.F.E. Structure Designs.  “When he’s on the track and in the shop, he works hard with a limited budget to compete in a race where his skill set is unlimited.  Joey is a very talented driver and with the right support we believe he will achieve great success both in life and on the race track.  When I first met Joey he had on a bracelet that said John 13:7 in which I am certain that God will fulfill all HE has planned for him."

Learn more about S.A.F.E. Structure Designs at www.safestructuredesigns.com. Tune in to Fox Sports 1 on Saturday, April 27th at 1:00PM ET to see S.A.F.E Structure Design on Joey’s No. 35 Donate Life AL car during the MoneyLion 300 at Talladega Superspeedway.

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John Hunter Nemechek, No. 23 ROMCO Equipment Co. Chevrolet Camaro

START: 8th

FINISH: 9th

POINTS: 10th

Notes & Quotes:—

-Nemechek collected his fourth top-10 in 2019 after his ninth-place finish today at Texas Motor Speedway.

-Nemechek is currently 10th in the driver point standings, 11 points behind Ryan Sieg in ninth place.

"We made improvements all race long but what didn't help us was track position. It's hard to gain spots back at Texas but I know the pit crew is working hard so hopefully we can continue to improve on that, the car and myself as a driver. We pitted one lap too early on our green flag stop, went one lap down after the caution came out after we pit so then we took the wave around. The cars that pit put tires on so at that point we just had to get what we could. We got a couple of spots there on the restart and we came home with another top-10. We have to keep the momentum rolling. I'm looking forward to Bristol next week. It's one of my best tracks as well as GMS' so I am really looking forward to that."

GMS Racing PR

Race Winner:Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)

Stage 1 Winner: Christopher Bell of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)

Stage 2 Winner: Ryan Sieg of RSS Racing (Chevrolet)

 

Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-45):

● Started 14th and finished 13th.

● On lap 17, Earnhardt reported that his No. 81 Xtreme Racing Toyota Supra was free on entry into turns one and two, and free in the center of turns three and four.

● At the end of Stage 1, Earnhardt said his car still needed more rear grip, but that the entry had tightened up.

● Pitted from the 13th position on lap 48 for four tires, fuel and air pressure and wedge adjustments.

● Returned to the track in 14th for the start of Stage 2.

 

Stage 2 Recap (Laps 46-90):       

● Started 14th and finished 15th.

● Earnhardt gained three spots at the start of Stage 2 and worked his way into the top-10 just before the third caution of the race on lap 57.

● Under the caution, Earnhardt told the team that the adjustments made during the Stage 1 break helped the No. 81 Xtreme Racing Toyota Supra on the restart, but it was now tighter in the center of turns one and two. The team chose not to pit and restarted 10th on lap 63.

● While running 15th when the caution flag waved on lap 79, Earnhardt radioed that his car was tight in the center and free on entry.

● After pitting on lap 84 for four tires, fuel and another air pressure adjustment to give the car more front and rear grip to help it roll the center of the corner better, Earnhardt returned to the track in 16th.

● Restarting with three laps to go in Stage 2, Earnhardt battled for position until the end of the stage, gaining one spot to claim 15th.

 

Final Stage Recap (Laps 91-200):

● Started 12th and finished eighth.

● Earnhardt struggled with a loose-handling racecar for the first 35 laps of the run, but was able to maintain his 12th-place standing until the seventh caution of the race on lap 125.

● Earnhardt came to pit road on lap 128 for four tires, fuel, and an air pressure adjustment to reverse the changes made on the previous pit stop. After losing time getting into his pit box to avoid an incident with another team, Earnhardt lined up 18th for the lap-131 restart.

● On lap 132, Earnhardt reported a vibration just as the caution came out for an incident in turn two. He pitted on lap 136 to check for a loose wheel, receiving four tires and fuel during the stop.

● Restarting 18th on lap 139, Earnhardt took advantage of his fresh Goodyear tires and gained four positions in two laps.

● Despite working his way up to 12th by lap 169, Earnhardt said he had no grip in the front tires and that it was even worse when trying to pass other cars.

● Earnhardt made his way back into the top-10 on lap 186, but a caution on lap 189 slowed his progression.

● Close on fuel to make it the final 11 laps, Earnhardt brought the No. 81 Xtreme Racing Toyota Supra to pit road for four tires and fuel. The No. 81 team maintained its positon to line up 10th for the lap-194 restart.

● Earnhardt used those fresh tires to his advantage, picking up two positions to finish eighth.

 

Notes:              

● This was Earnhardt’s second straight top-10 Xfinity Series finish and his first top-10 in four career Xfinity Series starts at Texas.

● This was the debut race for XCI Racing. Its next race is the April 28 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. The team will return to the Xfinity Series June 29 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois, July 5 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, Aug. 16 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway and Aug. 31 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway. XCI Racing will finish its maiden season Oct. 13 in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega.

● There were nine caution periods for a total of 50 laps.

● Only 14 of the 38 drivers finished on the lead lap.

● Kyle Busch won the My Bariatric Solutions 300 to score his 95th career Xfinity Series victory, his third of the season and his ninth at Texas. His margin of victory over second-place Tyler Reddick was .861 of a second.

 

Jeffrey Earnhardt, driver of the No. 81 Xtreme Racing Toyota Supra for Xtreme Concepts Racing:  

“We kept making changes all day that would get the car better and then we’d go a little too much. We were just trying to find that happy medium and see where exactly the car wanted to be. We just got a little too free on that last restart. I feel like we probably could’ve gotten a couple more spots if we were a little bit tighter. A heck of a job by these guys. They busted their butts just to get this car here, and then to come out of here with a top-10 is real exciting for all of these guys with Xtreme Concepts and iK9. Obviously, Kyle (Busch) is sitting in victory lane, so it’s a win-win for all of us. We’re going to keep getting better, keep making the program better, and this is the first race working with all of these guys. Coming in, knocking a little rust off from setting out for a few weeks, I can say it wasn’t too bad of a run.”

 

Next Up:          

 

The next event on the Xfinity Series schedule is the Alsco 300 on Saturday, April 6 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. The race starts at 1 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by FS1.

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Race Winner:  Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)

Stage 1 Winner:  Christopher Bell of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)

Stage 2 Winner:  Ryan Sieg of RSS Racing (Chevrolet)

 

 

Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-45):

● Started fifth and finished second.

● A caution on lap one resulted in a quick stop in the action. Busch was in sixth place. Green-flag racing resumed a few laps later and Busch settled into a comfortable pace.

● The iK9 driver got up to third place by lap 15 and was in second by the end of Stage 1.

● Busch was pleased with the handling of his No. 18 iK9 Toyota Supra, so the team elected to only change four tires and add fuel. Quick pit work allowed Busch to exit pit road in first place to begin the second stage.

 

Stage 2 Recap (Laps 46-90):       

● Started first and finished fourth.

● Stage 2 started off with a handful of cautions. Busch maintained the lead until green-flag racing resumed in earnest. He lost the lead on lap 71 to Tyler Reddick and then settled into the third position.

● The caution flag waved on lap 81 and Busch reported that his iK9 Toyota was too tight getting into the turns, but would then get loose in the center of the corner. The team used the opportunity to pit, making air pressure adjustments, changing four tires and adding fuel. Busch exited pit road first, but a handful of cars stayed out, placing Busch fourth for the lap-88 restart.

● Busch battled during the final laps of Stage 2, but settled for fourth place to complete the stage.

 

Final Stage Recap (Laps 91-200):

● Started second and finished first.

● When the stage began, Busch worked to regain control of the lead, but eventually found a steady pace in third place. He quietly logged laps until the caution flag waved on lap 127. He reported that his car lacked the grip it needed.

● The iK9 team made a slight chassis adjustment, a minor air pressure adjustment, changed four tires and added fuel during the caution. Busch came to pit road in third place and maintained the position through the round of pit stops.

● Green-flag racing resumed on lap 132 and was quickly followed by a caution on lap 134 for an accident that unfolded directly behind the iK9 Toyota Supra. Crew chief Ben Beshore implored Busch to save fuel.

● The race restated on lap 140. A suddenly ill-handling iK9 Toyota Supra sent Busch back to ninth by lap 143. Despite this, Busch dug in and worked his way back through the field, cracking the top-five by lap 160 and grabbing third by lap 165. Busch reported that his car was still a little tight in the turns.

● Caution was displayed for a stalled car on pit road on lap 190. Busch was in third place.

● Needing a little more fuel to make it to the end of the race, Busch made a trip to pit road for a splash of gas. He was able to win the race off pit road and lined up in second place for the lap-195 restart.

● Busch jumped out to the lead during the final restart and held onto the top spot to score his third Xfinity Series win of 2019.  

 

Notes:

● This was Busch’s 95th career Xfinity Series victory, his third of the season and his ninth at Texas. His margin of victory over second-place Tyler Reddick was .861 of a second.

● Busch has won three out of the four Xfinity Series races he has entered this season. His lone, non-winning finish was a second-place result March 16 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Busch’s average Xfinity Series finish this year is 1.25.

● Busch led three times for 33 laps in the My Bariatric Solutions 300.

● The No. 18 iK9 team remained first in the owners’ championship with 292 points. It holds a 24-point advantage over the No. 2 team of Richard Childress Racing.  

● There were nine caution periods for a total of 50 laps in the My Bariatric Solutions 300.

● Only 14 of the 38 drivers finished on the lead lap.

 

Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 iK9 Toyota Supra for Joe Gibbs Racing:   

“This iK9, 1st Foundation Toyota Supra was awesome today. They gave me a really good piece on the long run. We worked on that in practice and it worked. Once you all get rolling and start running a rhythm, it was hard to catch the 20 (Christopher Bell) and the 2 (Tyler Reddick) there at the end. I could gain on them some, but then lapped cars would mess with you and take you backward. I just could never get people away from me on the front side of the run to just settle into my rhythm and settle into my run and be able to go. Every time I got to the outside people would just drive by me on the bottom, and then I’d get to the inside and somebody would bust it on the outside on me and make me loose. We were just all over the place. Certainly, it was a fast race car once I could get rolling.”

 

Next Up:          

The next event on the Xfinity Series schedule is the Alsco 300 on Saturday, April 6 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. The race starts at 1 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by FS1.

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Kyle Busch moved one win closer to a Lone Star sweep with his victory this afternoon in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, the My Bariatric Solutions 300.

While his car wasn’t the class of the field on Saturday, Busch executed a perfect launch on the final restart to take the lead. Over the final eight laps, Busch held off Tyler Reddick to secure his ninth NASCAR Xfinity Series win at Texas Motor Speedway and the 95th of his series career.

"This Toyota Supra was awesome today,” Busch said. “It was really fast on the long run I could just never get people away from me on the front side of the run to get settled into my rhythm and be able to go. Every time I got to the outside, people would just drive by me on the bottom. Then when I'd get to the inside, somebody would bust it on the outside on me and make me loose.

“We were just all over the place today. Certainly a fast race car once I could get rolling. Christopher Bell ran a great race, he should have won this thing today.”

Bell, who finished third, led a race-high 128 laps. But the “fuel only” decision by crew chief Ben Beshore on the final pit stop afforded the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Supra to the lead for the last run. Busch extended his advantage over Reddick by .861-seconds at the finish line.

"Not taking any tires was certainly a help,” Busch said. “We jumped the field there and I was worried about the restart because I didn't think there was going to be enough grip, but the car certainly had enough grip in it.”

Chase Briscoe, Jeb Burton, Michael Annett, Justin Haley, Jeffrey Earnhardt, John Hunter Nemechek and Ryan Sieg rounded out the top 10.

Bell ran flag-to-flag in the first stage to score his fourth stage win of 2019. However, he was busted for speeding on pit road during his pit stop. Bell wasn’t the only JGR driver with a penalty. Brandon Jones left his pits with a jack still underneath the No. 19 Toyota Supra. Both drivers dropped to the rear of the field for the Lap 54 restart.

The second stage was slowed by two cautions in the early laps. Tyler Hill and David Starr collided on Lap 57. Before the drivers were up to full speed, Justin Haley’s car became loose and he slid into Brad Keselowski.

“Frustrating day,” Keselowski said after he was released from the infield care center. The 2010 Xfinity Series champion finished 35th.

Gragson took the lead from Busch on the Lap 71 restart. Ray Black Jr., went for a wild ride when he spun backward into the Turn 2 wall on Lap 79. Five laps later, the leaders pitted with just six laps remaining in the stage.

Ryan Sieg remained on the track and assumed the lead. Ross Chastain and Haley lined up second and third. Busch, the first car off of pit road, restarted fourth on Lap 87. Sieg held on for the first stage win of his career followed by Chastain, Reddick, Busch and Bell.

Reddick restarted on the point, but the Joe Gibbs Racing tandem of Bell and Busch teamed up on the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Camaro. Bell returned to the lead on Lap 99. He held the position for 28 laps until Allgaier, who was battling the lapped vehicle of Gray Gaulding and Cole Custer for sixth, entered the spin cycle. The No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro went for a ride through the front stretch grass before a trip to pit road.

Reddick exited the pits with the lead. Bell, Busch, Jones and Custer lined up for the Lap 131 restart. As the field completed the first lap and rolled into Turn 2, Jones and Custer collided to trigger Caution 8. Entering Texas, Custer and Jones were second and fourth, respectively in the standings. They were scored 32nd and 33rd.

Bell and Reddick battled for the next 15 laps until the No. 20. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Supra finally checked out. The final 20 laps became an exercise in fuel management before Jeremy Clements ran out of fuel on pit road to bring out the ninth and final caution.

Bell led the field onto pit lane but when the No. 20 team opted for tires, Busch exited the pit with the lead.

“I was starting to struggle on that long run,” Bell said. “It was frustrating to be beat by guys with no tires, but that’s just how it goes at Texas.

Busch nailed the restart and sailed off to a .824-second lead after taking the white flag. He easily held off Reddick for his third Xfinity win of the season and his ninth victory across NASCAR’s top three series this season.

While Busch has swept the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck, Xfinity and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races before at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2010 and 2017, he’s never pulled off the feat at Texas.

"Excited for my group to bring home a win for Joe Gibbs Racing," Busch said. "I look forward to hopefully getting another one tomorrow."

Reddick retained the lead in the Xfinity Series standings by 12 points over Bell.

“He wasn’t better anywhere, he just had track position,” Reddick said of Busch. “I want to beat him one of these days. We’re getting there. Every time I race against Kyle, it makes me a better driver.”

Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell, Chase Briscoe and Michael Annett are qualified for the Dash 4 Cash program starting next weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. All four drivers will have a chance to compete for the $100,000 bonus. 

Kyle Busch won Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Saturday marked Busch's third win of the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season and second of the weekend. Busch won Friday's NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series race as well.

Driver No. 18 won in a six lap shootout to decide it all, beating out Tyler Reddick and Christopher Bell.

Busch led 33 of the 200 lap race while Christopher Bell led 127 laps.

"Not taking any tires certainly helped, Kyle Busch told FS1. "We jumped the field there. I was worried about the restart. I just didn't think there was going to be enough grip. This car certainly had enough grip in it."

Christopher Bell led 127 laps before he would loose the lead during pit stops. Bell would bounce back from the speeding penalty to contend for the win.

Rounding out the top five were Tyler Reddick in second, Christopher Bell in third, Chase Briscoe in fourth and Jeb Burton in fifth.

The final laps would be set by a caution from Jeremy Clements, who stalled on pit road during green flag pit stops with 11 laps to go.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will head into Bristol Motor Speedway next Saturday April 6 on Fox Sports 1.

Stage 1 Winner: Christopher Bell

Stage 2 Winner: Ryan Sieg

Race Winner: Kyle Busch

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