Memorable moments: A look at Kyle Busch’s 200 career NASCAR victories

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FONTANA, Calif. Kyle Busch overcame a pit road speeding penalty to score his 200th career NASCAR victory at Auto Club Speedway, where Busch has had a rich history.

Busch scored his first career Cup victory Sept. 4, 2005 at Auto Club Speedway. He was the winner in a memorable finish at this track in 2013 — victory No. 130 in his NASCAR career.  Running third, Busch swept past the dueling cars of Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin as they made contact, sending Hamlin into the wall.

Sunday, he earned his 200th career NASCAR victory. Here is a look at some of those memorable wins and the list of all his victories:

Kyle Busch celebrates victory in the Funai 250 NASCAR Busch Series race at Richmond International Raceway May 14, 2004. (Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Victory No. 1 — May 14, 2004: Richmond Raceway — Busch Series: The 19-year-old started on the pole and led 236 of 250 laps to score the victory. “That was awesome,” Busch said in victory lane. Busch had to hold off Greg Biffle for the win. Said Biffle: “I could have gotten to his bumper at the end of the race. I figured I’d let him go. I didn’t want to race like that. He ran a good race.”

Victory No. 9 — Sept. 9, 2005: California Speedway — Nextel Cup Series: The 20-year-old became the youngest Cup winner at the time when he took the checkered flag at what is now called Auto Club Speedway. Busch announced in victory lane that he was donating his race winnings to the Hurricane Katrina relief fund. More than 1,800 people were killed in the storm, which flooded New Orleans.

Victory No. 24 — March 9, 2008: Atlanta Motor Speedway — Nextel Cup Series: Busch scored his first Cup victory for Joe Gibbs Racing and also gave Toyota its first victory in NASCAR’s top series. 

Victories No. 76, 77, 78 — Aug. 18, 20-21, 2010: Bristol Motor Speedway — Camping World Truck Series, Nationwide, Sprint Cup Series: He swept all three races, becoming the first driver in NASCAR history to win in each of its top three series on the same weekend. It was during driver introductions for the Cup race that Brad Keselowski said into the microphone that “Kyle Busch is an ass.” Keselowski was upset about contact between the two of them the night before in the Nationwide race. He would repeat this feat in 2017 with victories No. 178-180.

Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 28, 2015. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

Victory No. 143 — June 28, 2015: Sonoma Raceway — Sprint Cup Series: Scored his first Cup win in his fifth series start that season. He missed the first 11 points races after breaking his right left and left foot in a crash in the Xfinity Series season opener in February at Daytona.

Victory No. 154 — Nov. 22, 2015: Homestead-Miami Speedway — Sprint Cup Series: He wins the season-ending race to cap his comeback from missing the first 11 points races and captures his first Cup championship.

Victory No. 188 — May 27, 2018: Charlotte Motor Speedway — Monster Energy Cup Series: He scored his first points-paying Cup victory at this track. The win gave him at least one win at all 23 facilities that host Cup races. He led 377 of 400 laps. Said Busch: “It’s just something cool tonight to be able to accomplish something that I’ve been dreaming about since I was a kid. I remember being eight, nine, 10 years old and wanting to win races at Charlotte, wanting to win the Coke 600, wanting to win the All-Star Race and just remembering watching those races under the lights here and dreaming of one day going to Victory Lane, and now finally it’s here.”

Victory No. 200 — March 17, 2019: Auto Club Speedway — Busch had the dominant car but a pit road speeding penalty on Lap 123 dropped him to 18th and created some question of it he could get back into the lead. He took the lead for good on Lap 175.

Series

Track

Driver

Date

1

Xfinity

Richmond

Kyle Busch

5/14/2004

2

Xfinity

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/29/2004

3

Xfinity

Kentucky

Kyle Busch

6/19/2004

4

Xfinity

LOR

Kyle Busch

8/7/2004

5

Xfinity

Michigan

Kyle Busch

8/21/2004

6

Truck

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/20/2005

7

Xfinity

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/28/2005

8

Truck

Dover

Kyle Busch

6/4/2005

9

Cup

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

9/4/2005

10

Truck

Atlanta

Kyle Busch

10/29/2005

11

Cup

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

11/13/2005

12

Xfinity

Bristol

Kyle Busch

3/25/2006

13

Truck

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/19/2006

14

Cup

Loudon

Kyle Busch

7/16/2006

15

Cup

Bristol

Kyle Busch

3/25/2007

16

Xfinity

Daytona

Kyle Busch

7/7/2007

17

Xfinity

Richmond

Kyle Busch

9/7/2007

18

Xfinity

Kansas

Kyle Busch

9/29/2007

19

Truck

Atlanta

Kyle Busch

10/27/2007

20

Truck

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

11/9/2007

21

Xfinity

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

11/10/2007

22

Truck

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

2/23/2008

23

Truck

Atlanta

Kyle Busch

3/7/2008

24

Cup

Atlanta

Kyle Busch

3/9/2008

25

Xfinity

Texas

Kyle Busch

4/5/2008

26

Xfinity

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

4/11/2008

27

Xfinity

Mexico City

Kyle Busch

4/20/2008

28

Cup

Talladega

Kyle Busch

4/27/2008

29

Cup

Darlington

Kyle Busch

5/10/2008

30

Xfinity

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/24/2008

31

Cup

Dover

Kyle Busch

6/1/2008

32

Cup

Sonoma

Kyle Busch

6/22/2008

33

Cup

Daytona

Kyle Busch

7/5/2008

34

Xfinity

Chicago

Kyle Busch

7/11/2008

35

Cup

Chicago

Kyle Busch

7/12/2008

36

Xfinity

LOR

Kyle Busch

7/26/2008

37

Cup

Watkins Glen

Kyle Busch

8/10/2008

38

Truck

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/20/2008

39

Xfinity

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

8/30/2008

40

Xfinity

Dover

Kyle Busch

9/20/2008

41

Xfinity

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

10/10/2008

42

Xfinity

Texas

Kyle Busch

11/1/2008

43

Truck

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

2/21/2009

44

Xfinity

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

2/21/2009

45

Cup

Las Vegas

Kyle Busch

3/1/2009

46

Truck

Atlanta

Kyle Busch

3/7/2009

47

Cup

Bristol

Kyle Busch

3/22/2009

48

Xfinity

Texas

Kyle Busch

4/4/2009

49

Xfinity

Richmond

Kyle Busch

5/1/2009

50

Cup

Richmond

Kyle Busch

5/2/2009

51

Xfinity

Nashville

Kyle Busch

6/6/2009

52

Xfinity

Loudon

Kyle Busch

6/27/2009

53

Xfinity

Gateway

Kyle Busch

7/18/2009

54

Truck

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/19/2009

55

Cup

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/22/2009

56

Truck

Chicago

Kyle Busch

8/28/2009

57

Truck

Loudon

Kyle Busch

9/19/2009

58

Xfinity

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

10/16/2009

59

Truck

Talladega

Kyle Busch

10/31/2009

60

Truck

Texas

Kyle Busch

11/6/2009

61

Xfinity

Texas

Kyle Busch

11/7/2009

62

Xfinity

Homestead

Kyle Busch

11/21/2009

63

Xfinity

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

2/20/2010

64

Truck

Nashville

Kyle Busch

4/2/2010

65

Xfinity

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

4/9/2010

66

Xfinity

Texas

Kyle Busch

4/19/2010

67

Cup

Richmond

Kyle Busch

5/1/2010

68

Xfinity

Dover

Kyle Busch

5/15/2010

69

Cup

Dover

Kyle Busch

5/16/2010

70

Truck

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/21/2010

71

Xfinity

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/29/2010

72

Xfinity

Loudon

Kyle Busch

6/26/2010

73

Xfinity

Chicago

Kyle Busch

7/9/2010

74

Xfinity

LOR

Kyle Busch

7/24/2010

75

Xfinity

Iowa

Kyle Busch

7/31/2010

76

Truck

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/18/2010

77

Xfinity

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/20/2010

78

Cup

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/21/2010

79

Truck

Chicago

Kyle Busch

8/27/2010

80

Truck

Loudon

Kyle Busch

9/18/2010

81

Xfinity

Dover

Kyle Busch

9/25/2010

82

Xfinity

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

10/9/2010

83

Truck

Talladega

Kyle Busch

10/30/2010

84

Truck

Texas

Kyle Busch

11/5/2010

85

Truck

Homestead

Kyle Busch

11/19/2010

86

Xfinity

Homestead

Kyle Busch

11/20/2010

87

Truck

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

2/25/2011

88

Xfinity

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

2/26/2011

89

Xfinity

Bristol

Kyle Busch

3/19/2011

90

Cup

Bristol

Kyle Busch

3/20/2011

91

Xfinity

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

3/26/2011

92

Xfinity

Talladega

Kyle Busch

4/16/2011

93

Truck

Nashville

Kyle Busch

4/22/2011

94

Cup

Richmond

Kyle Busch

4/30/2011

95

Xfinity

Darlington

Kyle Busch

5/6/2011

96

Truck

Dover

Kyle Busch

5/13/2011

97

Truck

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/20/2011

98

Truck

Kentucky

Kyle Busch

7/7/2011

99

Cup

Kentucky

Kyle Busch

7/9/2011

100

Xfinity

Loudon

Kyle Busch

7/16/2011

101

Cup

Michigan

Kyle Busch

8/21/2011

102

Xfinity

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/26/2011

103

Xfinity

Richmond

Kyle Busch

9/9/2011

104

Truck

Loudon

Kyle Busch

9/24/2011

105

Cup

Richmond

Kyle Busch

4/28/2012

106

Xfinity

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

3/2/2013

107

Xfinity

Bristol

Kyle Busch

3/16/2013

108

Xfinity

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

3/23/2013

109

Cup

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

3/24/2013

110

Xfinity

Texas

Kyle Busch

4/12/2013

111

Cup

Texas

Kyle Busch

4/13/2013

112

Xfinity

Darlington

Kyle Busch

5/10/2013

113

Truck

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/17/2013

114

Xfinity

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/25/2013

115

Truck

Dover

Kyle Busch

5/31/2013

116

Xfinity

Loudon

Kyle Busch

7/13/2013

117

Xfinity

Indianapolis

Kyle Busch

7/27/2013

118

Cup

Watkins Glen

Kyle Busch

8/11/2013

119

Truck

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/21/2013

120

Xfinity

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/23/2013

121

Cup

Atlanta

Kyle Busch

9/1/2013

122

Truck

Chicago

Kyle Busch

9/13/2013

123

Xfinity

Chicago

Kyle Busch

9/14/2013

124

Xfinity

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

10/11/2013

125

Xfinity

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

11/9/2013

126

Truck

Homestead

Kyle Busch

11/15/2013

127

Truck

Daytona

Kyle Busch

2/21/2014

128

Xfinity

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

3/1/2014

129

Xfinity

Bristol

Kyle Busch

3/15/2014

130

Cup

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

3/23/2014

131

Truck

Kansas

Kyle Busch

5/9/2014

132

Truck

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/16/2014

133

Truck

Dover

Kyle Busch

5/30/2014

134

Xfinity

Dover

Kyle Busch

5/31/2014

135

Truck

Kentucky

Kyle Busch

6/26/2014

136

Xfinity

Richmond

Kyle Busch

9/5/2014

137

Truck

Chicago

Kyle Busch

9/13/2014

138

Xfinity

Dover

Kyle Busch

9/27/2014

139

Xfinity

Kansas

Kyle Busch

10/4/2014

140

Truck

Texas

Kyle Busch

10/31/2014

141

Xfinity

Texas

Kyle Busch

11/1/2014

142

Xfinity

Michigan

Kyle Busch

6/13/2015

143

Cup

Sonoma

Kyle Busch

6/28/2015

144

Cup

Kentucky

Kyle Busch

7/11/2015

145

Cup

Loudon

Kyle Busch

7/19/2015

146

Xfinity

Indianapolis

Kyle Busch

7/25/2015

147

Cup

Indianapolis

Kyle Busch

7/26/2015

148

Truck

Pocono

Kyle Busch

8/1/2015

149

Truck

Michigan

Kyle Busch

8/15/2015

150

Xfinity

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/21/2015

151

Xfinity

Chicago

Kyle Busch

9/19/2015

152

Xfinity

Kansas

Kyle Busch

10/17/2015

153

Xfinity

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

11/14/2015

154

Cup

Homestead

Kyle Busch

11/22/2015

155

Xfinity

Atlanta

Kyle Busch

2/27/2016

156

Xfinity

Las Vegas

Kyle Busch

3/5/2016

157

Xfinity

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

3/12/2016

158

Truck

Martinsville

Kyle Busch

4/2/2016

159

Cup

Martinsville

Kyle Busch

4/3/2016

160

Xfinity

Texas

Kyle Busch

4/8/2016

161

Cup

Texas

Kyle Busch

4/9/2016

162

Cup

Kansas

Kyle Busch

5/7/2016

163

Xfinity

Kentucky

Kyle Busch

7/8/2016

164

Xfinity

Loudon

Kyle Busch

7/16/2016

165

Xfinity

Indianapolis

Kyle Busch

7/23/2016

166

Cup

Indianapolis

Kyle Busch

7/24/2016

167

Xfinity

Richmond

Kyle Busch

9/9/2016

168

Truck

Chicago

Kyle Busch

9/16/2016

169

Xfinity

Kansas

Kyle Busch

10/15/2016

170

Xfinity

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

11/12/2016

171

Xfinity

Atlanta

Kyle Busch

3/4/2017

172

Truck

Kansas

Kyle Busch

5/12/2017

173

Truck

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/19/2017

174

Xfinity

Kentucky

Kyle Busch

7/8/2017

175

Xfinity

Loudon

Kyle Busch

7/15/2017

176

Cup

Pocono

Kyle Busch

7/30/2017

177

Xfinity

Watkins Glen

Kyle Busch

8/5/2017

178

Truck

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/16/2017

179

Xfinity

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/18/2017

180

Cup

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/19/2017

181

Cup

Loudon

Kyle Busch

9/24/2017

182

Cup

Dover

Kyle Busch

10/1/2017

183

Cup

Martinsville

Kyle Busch

10/29/2017

184

Truck

Las Vegas

Kyle Busch

3/2/2018

185

Cup

Texas

Kyle Busch

4/8/2018

186

Cup

Bristol

Kyle Busch

4/16/2018

187

Cup

Richmond

Kyle Busch

4/21/2018

188

Cup

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/27/2018

189

Xfinity

Pocono

Kyle Busch

6/2/2018

190

Cup

Chicago

Kyle Busch

7/1/2018

191

Truck

Pocono

Kyle Busch

7/28/2018

192

Cup

Pocono

Kyle Busch

7/29/2018

193

Cup

Richmond

Kyle Bush

9/22/2018

194

Cup

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

11/11/2018

195

Truck

Atlanta

Kyle Busch

2/23/2019

196

Truck

Las Vegas

Kyle Busch

3/1/2019

197

Xfinity

Las Vegas

Kyle Busch

3/2/2019

198

Xfinity

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

3/9/2019

199

Cup

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

3/10/2019

200

Cup

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

3/17/2019

 

 

Sunday’s schedule for Trucks, Xfinity Series at Iowa Speedway

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Today is Father’s Day and even though the Cup Series is off this weekend, there’ll still be NASCAR racing at Iowa Speedway.

Lots of racing, in fact.

Due to Saturday night’s rainout of the M&Ms 200 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race, today will feature a rare same-day, same-track doubleheader at the 7/8-mile paved oval in Newton, Iowa

The rescheduled Trucks race will take the green flag shortly after Noon ET, while the CircuitCity.com 250 Xfinity Series race will go off at 5:30 p.m. ET.

wunderground.com forecasts a temperature of 75 degrees and an 11 percent chance of rain at the start of the Trucks race. Later in the day, wunderground.com forecasts a temperature of 77 degrees and a 14 percent chance of rain at the start of the Xfinity Series race.

Here’s today’s schedule with TV and radio info:

(All times are Eastern)

9 a.m. – Xfinity garage opens

10 a.m. – Trucks garage opens

11:30 a.m. – Trucks driver introductions

12:10 p.m. — M&Ms 200 Truck Series race; 200 laps/175 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

2:35 p.m. – Xfinity qualifying; single car/two laps (FS2)

3:30 p.m. – Xfinity driver-crew chief meeting

5 p.m. – Driver introductions

5:38 p.m. – CircuitCity.com 250; 250 laps/218.75 miles (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Rain washes out Xfinity practices, Truck race at Iowa

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UPDATE AS OF 9:30 p.m. ET:

NASCAR officials tried but Mother Nature refused to cooperate in stopping rain around Iowa Speedway Saturday evening.

As a result, the M&Ms 200 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race has been postponed until Sunday. The green flag will drop shortly after Noon ET (to be televised on FS1 and on radio on Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Qualifying for Sunday’s Xfinity Series race is slated for 2:35 p.m. ET (FS2, no radio), while the CircuitCity.com 250 Xfinity race will go off shortly after 5:30 p.m. ET (FS1, MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

UPDATE AS OF 9 p.m. ET:

The start of tonight’s M&Ms 200 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway has been delayed due to weather.

However, the heavy rain has stopped and track drying efforts are underway.

We will continue to monitor the situation and give you updates as they become available.

UPDATE AS OF 7:15 p.m. ET: 

After bad weather prompted NASCAR officials to shorten the first of two Xfinity Series practices at Iowa Speedway, the second and final Xfinity practice has now been cancelled.

NASCAR is still hoping the weather relents to get the scheduled M&Ms 200 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in tonight. The green flag is slated to fall at 8:30 p.m. ET (FS1 and MRN/SiriusXM).

Qualifying for Sunday’s CircuitCity.com 250 Xfinity race is still slated for tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET, with the green flag set for shortly after 5 p.m. ET. The weather forecast looks good, according to wunderground.com.

We’ll keep you updated with any changes as they become available.

ORIGINAL STORY:

For the second time today, weather has interrupted activities of both the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Iowa Speedway.

Earlier this afternoon, rain forced the cancellation of qualifying for tonight’s M&Ms 200 Truck Series race. The weather also pushed back the start of the first of two Xfinity practices.

In addition to lightning being seen near the racetrack, the area in and around Newton, Iowa is under a thunderstorm watch. That prompted NASCAR officials to stop the first Xfinity practice, which had been already rescheduled once to go from 5:30 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. ET, to be shortened with 25 minutes of time remaining.

Harrison Burton was the fastest driver (130.192 mph) in the Xfinity pack before the session was stopped due to the approaching bad weather.

Second through 10th-fastest were Christopher Bell (130.112 mph), Austin Cindric (130.063), Noah Gragson (129.977), Cole Custer (129.817), Chase Briscoe (128.935), Zane Smith (128.892), Tyler Reddick (128.834), John Hunter Nemechek (128.687) and Justin Allgaier (128.629).

Click here for the results from the abbreviated first Xfinity practice.

A second Xfinity practice is due to take place from 7 to 7:50 p.m., followed by tonight’s main event, the Truck Series race at 8:30 p.m. ET (FS1 and MRN/SiriusXM). However, weather radar to the north and west of the track is not looking promising at this point.

We’ll update as more information on the conditions becomes available.

Rain cancels Truck qualifying at Iowa, delays Xfinity first practice

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Rain has forced the cancellation of today’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series qualifying at Iowa Speedway.

In addition, the first of two Xfinity Series practice sessions, slated to be held from 3:05 to 3:55 p.m. ET has been postponed until 5:30 p.m. ET, and will run until 6:25 p.m. ET. The second Xfinity practice is still set to go at its original scheduled time of 7 to 7:50 p.m. ET.

The 7/8-mile oval in Newton, Iowa is currently being dried and NASCAR hopes to get the remainder of today’s activities in, including tonight’s M&Ms 200 Truck Series race, slated to take the green flag at 8:30 p.m. ET.

The starting lineup for the Trucks race has been set by the NASCAR rule book. That means Chandler Smith — making his first-ever career start in a Truck, and who was fastest in the first of two practice sessions earlier today before the rain came — will start on the pole for tonight’s race. Smith (photo) is driving the No. 51 Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

Tonight’s race is also the second event in the three-race Triple Truck Challenge; the race winner will receive a $50,000 bonus.

Click here for the starting lineup for tonight’s Truck Series race (televised on FS1 and on radio on MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

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Kyle Larson dominates en route to Ohio Sprintweek feature win in Ohio

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It may be an off-weekend for the rest of the drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series, but not for Kyle Larson.

The Chip Ganassi Racing driver won the feature event Friday night in the Ohio Sprintweek race at Ohio’s Attica Raceway Park. Larson won the All-Star Circuit of Champions Series race by more than seven seconds, having lapped half the 25-car field by the time he took the checkered flag.

Dale Blaney, uncle of NASCAR Cup driver Ryan Blaney, finished second, followed by Buddy Kofoid.

Larson has now won his last three sprint car race starts. He goes for four in a row tonight as Sprintweek continues.

 

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