FORT WORTH – Kyle Busch’s impressive run in the Xfinity Series – and in NASCAR – continued Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway
Busch, who started from the pole position, scored his fourth victory in five Xfinity starts this season, easily holding off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones. It was Busch’s record eighth win in the Xfinity Series at Texas.
Busch, who skipped the Xfinity season opener at Daytona International Speedway, will race again in the Xfinity Series at Bristol Motor Speedway next weekend.
“Everybody gets a break from Kyle at Richmond,” Busch joked in an FS1 postrace interview, referring to his absence from the April 23 event at Richmond International Raceway.
In the only Xfinity race Busch has entered but hasn’t won this year, he finished second three weeks ago at Auto Club Speedway, losing the lead with a flat tire on his No. 18 Toyota during the final lap. The defending Sprint Cup champion has led nearly 800 laps in the Xfinity Series.
It was the third consecutive victory in NASCAR’s top three national series for Busch, who became the first driver to sweep the Camping World Truck Series and Sprint Cup races last weekend at Martinsville Speedway (the first wins for Busch on the 0.526-mile track.