Kyle Busch Dominates the Virginia529 College Savings Plan 250 at Richmond International Raceway

The win marks Busch’s sixth career NASCAR XFINITY series win at the 3/4 mile track.

Kyle Busch

For the sixth time in his career, Kyle Busch NASCAR XFINITY series race at Richmond International Raceway.



For the sixth time in his career, Kyle Busch NASCAR XFINITY series race at Richmond International Raceway.

Busch, who a led a race high 197 of 250 laps, dominated Friday night’s Virginia529 College Savings Plan 250.

“Certainly it’s been a good track for me over the years,” Busch said. “I remember the first time I was here, I think I knocked every wall down. I was in a Roush truck back then and it was a pretty gnarly day for me, but learned a lot and then was able to get in that Hendrick Motorsports Busch car back here in 2004 and win that – that was my first Busch win and 84 of those later here we are again, so it’s been fun and I like coming here. It’s a neat little place.”

The win, Busch’s eighth on the year in the series, should give him an idea of what to expect in tomorrow night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

Well, there’s certainly some multiple grooves out there,” Busch said. ”Guys were trying to make the middle work and guys were trying to make the top-top work and that was crazy to see.

“I know tomorrow night will be a good show for the fans, there’s a lot on the line.”

Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones came home second.

“We were second best for sure, we were running away from everybody else, “ Jones said. “We finished second to him, I think, about five times now. So it would be nice to hopefully beat him one of these times here before the year is out.”

Jones was followed by Brad Keselowski, Elliott Sadler, and Justin Allgaier.

Virginia native Sadler leads the series’ points standings by 58 points over Daniel Suárez.

The ‘Who’s Your Driver?’ NASCAR race weekend continues tomorrow night with the Federated Auto Parts 400.

The race marks the final race before the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup and NASCAR’s Inaugural Fan Appreciation Weekend.

The Midway at RIR opens at 10 a.m. and the race starts at 7:30 p.m.

Chesterfield native Denny Hamlin will start from the pole for the 25th anniversary of the first night race at America’s premier short track.

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