Busch Dominates New Hampshire

Saturday, Jul 16 1488

Kyle Busch dominates the AutoLotto 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Busch holds off Erik Jones for his sixth win, Brad Keselowski finished third, Daniel Suarez finished fourth, and Austin Dillion rounds out the top five. Starting from the pole, Busch led a race high of 190 laps out of 200.  He was not scheduled to race today, but got the call to fill in for Matt Tifft, who is recovering from brain surgery. 

 

Can’t say enough about Chris Gayle (crew chief) and everyone on this NOS Energy Drink Camry and they did a great job for me. Chris made some great calls today and some really good calls – we had a stout car and we had a stout engine – JGR Engines and Toyota and TRD (Toyota Racing Development) – appreciate their support of course and XFINITY Series, this is fun to come out here and run here, race here, win here. Of course the fans as well too, we appreciate those here and those on TV. I missed my DVX folks last time so I appreciate this being a day race so I can have them on. It’s fun to get out here, get some experience, learn some things and hopefully I can take that into tomorrow,” says Kyle Busch post-race. 

 

There were three lead changes among three different drivers. Busch led the most laps at 190 followed by Alex Bowman with seven, and Erik Jones with three.

 

The caution flew seven times for 37 laps. Debris brought out the caution three times. Accidents brought out the cation four times. 

 

Daniel Suarez maintains a 15 point lead over Elliott Sadler followed by Ty Dillon (-48), Erik Jones (-54), and Brendan Gaughan (-65). 

 

The Chase Grid remains the same with Jones as the top seed with Elliott Sadler and Daniel Suarez follow in the chase seeding.

 

 

The average speed of the race was 98.789 mph. The time of race was 2 hours, 8 minutes, and 31 seconds. The margin of victory was 1.499 seconds.

 

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will head to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next weekend for the Lilly Diabetes 250. Coverage from Indianapolis will be on the IMS Radio Network, in conjunction with Performance Racing Network, and NBCSN will have all the action. 

Caleb Whisler

I am 19 years old from Atlanta, GA. I have been following motorsports since I was born. Motorsports has been "passed down" in my family. I am named after NASCAR Hall of Famer, William Caleb Yarborough, also known as Cale. Growing up in the southeast, racing was something that was a Sunday tradition after church. What an honor it is to share that passion with others.