● This weekend’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth is the sixth event of the 33-race NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule and the fourth with Kyle Busch behind the wheel of the No. 18 iK9 Toyota Supra for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR).
● In 20 career Xfinity Series starts at Texas, Busch has earned eight wins, 15 top-fives, 16 top-10s and four poles. His most recent win at the 1.5-mile oval was the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 on April 8, 2016. Busch started on the pole and led 150 of 200 laps to secure the win.
● Busch is the winningest Xfinity Series driver at Texas with eight victories. He also leads the Xfinity Series in poles (four) and top-fives (15) at Texas.
● Busch comes into Texas with three straight top-two finishes in the Xfinity Series. He scored back-to-back wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and ISM Raceway near Phoenix before a runner-up finish in the series’ most race race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
● Since 2009, the season Busch delivered JGR its first Xfinity Series drivers’ championship, the team has won 128 of 340 races run – that’s an astounding winning percentage of 37.6 percent (2009-present). To put that into perspective, during that time JGR won more than double (69 more wins) the next highest organization – Team Penske with 59 victories. And to boot, JGR’s winning percentage is also more than double that of its next highest competitor, as well.
● What might be most impressive of the recent dominance is how pivotal a role Busch has played in the organization’s success. Of 340 races run from 2009-present, Busch has run 210 races and won 72 of them, making his winning percentage 34.3 percent.
● In total, JGR has accumulated 155 Xfinity Series wins since first competing in the series back in 1997 with driver Bobby Labonte. JGR has been able to win so many Xfinity races they now hold the series record for the most wins at 16 of 25 different tracks the series competes on actively. At Texas alone, JGR has 11 Xfinity Series victories.
● Busch is the all-time leader in Xfinity Series victories. His 94 career wins are 45 more than next-best Mark Martin (49 wins). Busch broke Martin’s record on Aug. 26, 2011 when he won the Food City 250 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
● Busch made his Xfinity Series debut on May 24, 2003 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. He started fifth and finished second in the Carquest Auto Parts 300. Busch’s first Xfinity Series win came on May 14, 2004 at Richmond (Va.) Raceway in the Funai 250.
● The 2019 season marks Busch’s 17th year of Xfinity Series competition. In addition to his 94 wins, he earned the 2009 Xfinity Series championship, has scored 65 poles, logged 214 top-fives and 252 top-10s, and has led a total of 19,266 laps in 348 career starts.