Hometown hero Kyle Busch won the NASCAR XFINITY Series 20th Annual Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 05: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Starting from pole Car 18 Kyle Busch NOS Energy Drink Toyota won the 20th Annual Boyd Gaming 300, his 78th win in 313 NASCAR XFINITY Series races. This is Busch’s 2nd win & 2nd Top 10 finish in 2016. This is his 1st win & 4th Top 10 finish in 12 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 2nd Place Car 19 Daniel Suarez ARRIS Toyota, started from 3rd place posted his 2nd Top 10 finish in 2 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his 3rd Top 10 finish in 2016 & leads the point standings by 3 points over Elliott Sadler. 3rd Place Car 20 Erik Jones Interstate Batteries Toyota, started from 2nd place posted his 1st Top 10 finish in 2 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Jones was the highest finishing rookie.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 05: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

4th Place Car 88 Chase Elliott TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet, started from 4th place followed by 5th place Car 2 Austin Dillon RTP/Rheem Chevrolet, started from 14th place. 6th Place Car 33 Brandon Jones Thunder Coal Chevrolet, started from 5th place followed by 7th place Car 3 Ty Dillon WESCO Chevrolet, started from 9th place. 8th Place Car 1 Elliott Sadler OneMain Chevrolet, started from 7th place followed by 9th place Car 7 Justin Allgaier BRANDT Chevrolet, started from 6th place. Lastly in the Top 10 Car 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Chevrolet, in 10th place, started from 8th place.

during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, leads the field at the start of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 3 Cautions for 15 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 3 for Car 01 Ryan Preece # GK Services Chevrolet, Car 24 Corey LaJoie JGL Young Guns Toyota and Car 43 Jeb Burton J Streicher Ford crash on the frontstretch. 2nd Caution on lap 73 for Debris on the frontstretch. 3rd Caution on lap 138 for Car 6 Darrell Wallace Jr Ford EcoBoost Ford, Car 42 Justin Marks Katerra Chevrolet and Car 42 Justin Marks Katerra Chevrolet crash in Turn 2 [Red:19:09].

during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Corey LaJoie, driver of the #24 JGL Young Guns Toyota, spins during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The race had only 2 Lead Changes among 2 drivers: K. Busch(i) 1-54; D. Wallace Jr 55; K. Busch(i) 56-200.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 05: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, drives during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, drives during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Top 10 Driver Points: (1) D. Suarez 106;(2) E. Sadler 103;(3) T. Dillon 99;(4) B. Jones # 99;(5) J. Allgaier 95;(6) B. Gaughan 91;(7) E. Jones # 86;(8) R. Reed 79;(9) R. Sieg 73;(10) J. Burton 72.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 05: Daniel Suarez, driver of the #19 ARRIS Toyota, comes in for a pit stop during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

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Daniel Suarez, driver of the #19 ARRIS Toyota, comes in for a pit stop during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 05: Daniel Suarez, driver of the #19 ARRIS Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Daniel Suarez, driver of the #19 ARRIS Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2016 Mar 4 316329

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race Number 3
Unofficial Race Results for the 20Th Annual Boyd Gaming 300 – Saturday, March 5, 2016
Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Las Vegas, NV – 1.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 200 Laps – 300 Miles

2016 Mar 5 316330

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 1. Car 18 Kyle Busch(i) NOS Energy Drink Toyota 200 Running
2. 3. Car 19 Daniel Suarez ARRIS Toyota 200 Running
3. 2. Car 20 Erik Jones # Interstate Batteries Toyota 200 Running
4. 4. Car 88 Chase Elliott(i) TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet 200 Running
5. 14. Car 2 Austin Dillon(i) RTP/Rheem Chevrolet 200 Running
6. 5. Car 33 Brandon Jones # Thunder Coal Chevrolet 200 Running
7. 9. Car 3 Ty Dillon WESCO Chevrolet 200 Running
8. 7. Car 1 Elliott Sadler OneMain Chevrolet 200 Running
9. 6. Car 7 Justin Allgaier BRANDT Chevrolet 200 Running
10. 8. Car 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Chevrolet 200 Running
11. 11. Car 48 Brennan Poole # DC Solar Chevrolet 200 Running
12. 10. Car 98 Aric Almirola(i) Carroll Shelby Engine Co Ford 199 Running
13. 18. Car 16 Ryan Reed Lilly Diabetes/American Diabetes Association Ford 198 Running
14. 19. Car 39 Ryan Sieg Big Valley Towing Chevrolet 198 Running
15. 15. Car 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire Ford 197 Running
16. 24. Car 4 Ross Chastain teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 197 Running
17. 21. Car 43 Jeb Burton J Streicher Ford 197 Running
18. 20. Car 01 Ryan Preece # GK Services Chevrolet 197 Running
19. 22. Car 24 Corey LaJoie JGL Young Guns Toyota 196 Running
20. 23. Car 51 Jeremy Clements RepairableVehicles.com Chevrolet 196 Running
21. 26. Car 14 JJ Yeley Toyota 195 Running
22. 16. Car 28 Dakoda Armstrong WinField Be Greater Toyota 194 Running
23. 30. Car 44 David Starr Zachry Toyota 194 Running
24. 25. Car 0 Garrett Smithley # Seven Jet/Cane Tax Chevrolet 194 Running
25. 27. Car 07 Ray Black Jr # ScubaLife Chevrolet 192 Running
26. 17. Car 11 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 191 Running
27. 39. Car 78 BJ McLeod # Batteries Plus Bulbs Ford 191 Running
28. 36. Car 52 Joey Gase Donate Life Nevada/Nevada Donor Network Chevrolet 189 Running
29. 34. Car 90 Mario Gosselin BuckedUp Apparel Chevrolet 188 Running
30. 37. Car 15 Stanton Barrett Ford 182 Running
31. 38. Car 74 Mike Harmon RaceDaySponsor.com Dodge 182 Running
32. 28. Car 97 Harrison Rhodes VroomBrands Chevrolet 155 Engine
33. 12. Car 6 Darrell Wallace Jr Ford EcoBoost Ford 135 Accident
34. 13. Car 42 Justin Marks Katerra Chevrolet 135 Accident
35. 35. Car 25 Cody Ware # Lilly Trucking/SupportMilitary.org Chevrolet 127 Accident
36. 40. Car 13 Derek White OCR Gaz Bar Dodge 127 Running
37. 33. Car 40 Carl Long www.A1Tickets.ca Toyota 24 Suspension
38. 32. Car 93 Josh Reaume RSS Racing Chevrolet 13 Brakes
39. 29. Car 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 12 Overheating
40. 31. Car 10 Jeff Green Toyota 2 Rear Gear

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field: No. 15 (driver change) and No. 44 (unapproved adjustments). Failed to Qualify: (2) 70 Derrike Cope, 99 Todd Peck. Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 03 Mins, 47 Secs. Average Speed: 145.415 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.817 Seconds.

Coors Light Pole Award: Kyle Busch, #18 182.698 mph. Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race”: Kyle Busch, #18. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race : Joe Gibbs Racing Engines – Mark Cronquist, #18. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kyle Busch, #18. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Erik Jones, #20.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Mar. 12, 2016 – Phoenix International Raceway

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