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Kyle Busch wins Texas Xfinity race

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Kyle Busch won Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway in a six-lap shootout, beating Tyler Reddick and Christopher Bell.

It is Busch’s third Xfinity win this season and sets up a potential weekend sweep after he won Friday’s Truck Series race. Busch has finished in the top two in all four of his Xfinity starts this year. He’s also won nine of the 14 national NASCAR race’s he’s entered.

The top five was completed by Chase Briscoe and Jeb Burton.

Busch led 33 of the race’s 200 laps.

The final sprint was created by a caution for Jeremy Clements, who stalled on pit road during green flag stops with 11 laps to go. Bell led at the time over Reddick and Busch.

Busch took fuel only on the ensuing pit stop and was first off pit road.

“Not taking any tires certainly helped,” Busch told Fox Sports 1. “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.”

Bell led a race-high 127 laps before he lost the lead in the pits. He bounced back from a pit road speeding penalty after Stage 1 to compete for the win.

“(Busch) wasn’t better than us anywhere,” Bell told FS1. “He just had track position there. I really started to struggle there on the (last) long run. Whenever they said we were putting two tires on I was all for it. I didn’t get any better and those guys didn’t slow down.”

STAGE 1 WINNER: Christopher Bell

STAGE 2 WINNER: Ryan Sieg stayed out of the pits during a late caution and held on for his first career stage win.

Click here for the race results.

Click here for points report.

NOTABLE: Texas was a qualifying race for the Dash 4 Cash program. The top four Xfinity regulars – Reddick, Bell, Briscoe and Michael Annett – will compete for a $100,000 bonus next weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.

WHAT’S NEXT: Bristol Motor Speedway at 1 p.m. ET on April 6 on Fox Sports 1

Check back for more.

Today’s Xfinity race at Texas: Start time, lineup and more

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After a week off, the Xfinity Series is back today with the My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Can a Xfinity regular win for the second race in a row? The field will have to upset Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski, who are both entered for the first time this season.

Here’s all the info you need for today’s race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: Mistey Patterson, Program Director for My Bariatric Solutions, will give the command to start engines at 1:07 p.m. The green flag is scheduled for 1:16 p.m.

PRERACE: Qualifying is at 10 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 11:15 a.m. Driver introductions begin at 12:40 p.m. The invocation will be given at 1 p.m. by Bret Shisler of Texas Alliance Raceway Ministries. Master Sergeant Erika Stevens will perform the National Anthem at 1:01 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 200 laps (300 miles) around the 1.5-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 45. Stage 2 ends on Lap 90.

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will televise the race. Coverage begins at 1 p.m. Performance Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 12:30 p.m. and also can be heard at goprn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry PRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for partly cloudy skies with a high of 54 degrees and a zero percent chance of rain for the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Ryan Blaney won this race last year over Christopher Bell and Daniel Hemric. Cole Custer won here in the fall with a last-lap pass of Tyler Reddick.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.

Results, Xfinity points standings after Texas

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Ryan Blaney won the My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, earning his first Xfinity Series win of the season.

He won over Christopher Bell, Daniel Hemric, Cole Custer and Ryan Preece.

Blaney led 132 of 200 laps from the pole.

Click here for results.

Points

Through six races, Elliott Sadler leads the point standings after earning his sixth top 10.

He has an 11-point lead over JR Motorsports teammate Tyler Reddick.

Completing the top five is Christopher Bell (-20), Daniel Hemric (-25) and Justin Allgaier (-32).

Click here for the point standings.

Ryan Blaney scores first Xfinity win of year at Texas Motor Speedway

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Ryan Blaney dominated to win the Xfinity Series race Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway, leading 132 of 200 laps to earn his first victory of the year.

Blaney led the final 46 laps to give Team Penske’s No. 22 Ford its third consecutive win, following victories by Brad Keselowski (ISM Raceway) and Joey Logano (Auto Club Speedway).

Blaney finished ahead of Christopher Bell, Daniel Hemric, Cole Custer and Ryan Preece.

It’s his first win at Texas after three runner-up finishes in his first five starts at the track.

“Our Mustang was amazing all weekend,” Blaney told Fox. “We got behind a little bit getting loose on that restart (with 15 laps to go in Stage 2). With the different strategies in the second stage there, we had to come from behind a little bit. The car was great. … It’s finally nice to win one here in Texas.”

The Team Penske driver started from the pole, which was his second in 66 starts, after a rain-shortened qualifying session.

Only 10 cars finished on the lead lap.

STAGE 1 WINNER: Ryan Blaney

STAGE 2 WINNER: Brandon Jones won in a one-lap shootout for the first stage win of career.

MORE: Click here for results, point standings

WHO HAD A GOOD DAYSpencer Gallagher spun and made contact with the frontstretch wall on Lap 70. He bounced back to finish 10th. … Christopher Bell finished second after being sent to the back for an uncontrolled tire penalty midrace. … Austin Cindric placed ninth for his second top 10 of the season. … Daniel Hemric led a career-best 39 laps.

WHO HAD A BAD DAY: There were three cautions in the first 17 laps due to spins by Jamie McMurray, Vinnie Miller and Chad Finchum. … Finchum brought out his second caution late on Lap 81 when he backed hard into the Turn 2 wall. He finished 34th. … Justin Allgaier finished 35th after dealing with mechanical problems. … Brandon Jones finished 33rd after wrecking during the first restart of the final stage. It is his first DNF of the season. … Kevin Harvick finished 19th, two laps down after pitting with 23 to go for a tire vibration.

NOTABLE: The temperature at the start of the race was 34 degrees, making it the coldest NASCAR race run at Texas Motor Speedway. … Christopher Bell, Daniel Hemric, Cole Custer and Ryan Preece qualified to compete in the first round of the Dash 4 Cash next weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It could help me finish building a race car.” – Ryan Preece when asked what he would do with $100,000 Dash 4 Cash prize money.

WHAT’S NEXT: Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway at 1 p.m. ET on April 14 on Fox Sports 1.

Ryan Blaney wins Xfinity pole at Texas in rain-shortened qualifying

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Ryan Blaney qualified first for Saturday’s Xfinity race at Texas Motor Speedway after a light rain shortened qualifying for the My Bariatric Solutions 300 to one round.

The pole is Blaney’s second in 66 Xfinity starts. It’s Team Penske’s 60th Xfinity pole and the first of this season.

Ryan Truex will start second. It’s his first front row start since winning the pole for the June 2012 race at Dover.

The starting top five is Blaney, Truex, Brandon Jones, Ryan Reed and Jamie McMurray.

Only 34 cars made a qualifying attempt in round one. Kevin Harvick, Daniel Hemric, Matt Tifft, Elliott Sadler and Kaz Grala were among the eight drivers who did not make it through inspection in time to make a lap.

Two drivers for underfunded teams who don’t normally qualify in the top 12 (though there was no final round) benefited from the absence of several contenders in qualifying.

JJ Yeley will start ninth and Jeremy Clements will start 12th.

The first round of qualifying was red flagged twice for rain and a third time for a Mike Harmon spin.

Harmon and Matt Mills failed to qualify.

Click here for qualifying results.