Kyle Busch Leads Richmond NNS Race Flag To Flag

Kyle Busch

(WOMR file photo)

This was the only view that the rest of the Nationwide competitors had of Kyle Busch Friday night in the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway, mostly the view was the rear tail lights!  However, a few times someone did get to see the side of his car during a restart!

Kyle Busch put in another dominating performance in the NASCAR Nationwide Series as he led all 250 laps in winning at Richmond International Raceway.

The victory was the fourth of the season for Busch season and his fifth at the Richmond short track.

It was the second time Busch has led every lap in a Nationwide Series race, and only the seventeenth (17) time that this has happened in the history of NASCAR!

Busch exited his car after burning the right-rear tire off and said, “Good car, good decisions and good execution there tonight. This Monster Energy Camry was good. I knew we were in for a different result than what we’ve been here the last couple of times, so I’m pretty pumped about that and pretty pumped about being back in victory lane and being back in victory lane in the Nationwide Series here at Richmond. ”

While Saturday’s result gave Busch his 18th top-five finish of the season, it was his first victory since Dover in May.

“There were some good races in there that we had opportunities to win and maybe we ‘coulda, woulda, shoulda’ won” he said, “but we didn’t execute all the way and get what we needed so we didn’t win those races. Tonight we were able to do that. Sometimes you look back on years and you’re like, ‘Well, we shouldn’t have won races at that track or we shouldn’t win at that track or we just can’t run well at that one–so this is one of the ones that we circle, that we don’t run well at so we won’t count that one.’ To be able to get it tonight and count it as a win is a different race track than years past so there is still opportunity for us to win more and close out the year strong.”

In all honesty, KyBu really stunk up the show!  There was no question that nobody in the entire field had anything for the #54 JGR Monster Energy Toyota during the race.  The only question to be answered during the race was who would finish in the top ten?

Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, and Brian Scott were the remaining cars that ran up front the majority of the race.  Therefore, the really interesting race was not who was going to win, it was which drivers would round out the top five Friday night.

Check out the unofficial results of the Virginia 529 College Savings 250.


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