Kyle Busch won the NASCAR XFINITY Series 25th Annual Heads Up Georgia 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway

during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Heads Up Georgia 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 27, 2016 in Hampton, Georgia.

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series Heads Up Georgia 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 27, 2016 in Hampton, Georgia

Starting from pole Car 18 Kyle Busch NOS Energy Drink Toyota won the 25th Annual Heads Up Georgia 250, his series-leading 77th win in 312 NASCAR XFINITY Series races. This is Kyle Busch’s 1st win & 9th Top 10 finish in 12 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. His previous best finish at Atlanta was 2nd, 5 times. 2nd Place Car 42 Kyle Larson ENEOS Chevrolet, started from 4th place posted his 4th Top 10
finish in 4 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is Larson’s 1st Top 10 finish in 2016. 3rd Place Car 20 Erik Jones Hisense USA Toyota, started from 2nd place posted his 1st Top 10 finish in 2 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Heads Up Georgia 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 27, 2016 in Hampton, Georgia.

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Heads Up Georgia 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 27, 2016 in Hampton, Georgia.

4th Place Car 2 Paul Menard Richmond/Menards Chevrolet, started from 11th place followed by 5th place Car 3 Ty Dillon Rheem Chevrolet, started from 6th place. 6th Place Car 22 Brad Keselowski Discount Tire Ford, started from 7th place followed by 7th place Car 19 Daniel Suarez ARRIS Toyota, started from 3rd place. 8th Place Car 7 Justin Allgaier TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet, started from 12th
place. 9th Place Car 1 Elliott Sadler OneMain Chevrolet, started from 16th place leads the point standings by 3 points over Daniel Suarez. Lastly in the Top 10 Car 43 Jeb Burton J Streicher Fordin 10th place, started from 15th place.

during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Heads Up Georgia 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 27, 2016 in Hampton, Georgia.

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Daniel Suarez, driver of the #19 ARRIS Toyota, leads Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 ENEOS Chevrolet, during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Heads Up Georgia 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 27, 2016 in Hampton, Georgia.

The race had 5 Cautions for 21 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 9 for Fluid on backstretch from Car 44 David Starr Zachry Toyota. 2nd Caution on lap 16 for Car 25 Chris Cockrum Advanced Communications Group Chevrolet spin in turn 2. 3rd Caution on lap 50 for Debris turn 2 from Car 07 Ray Black Jr ScubaLife Chevrolet. 4th Caution on lap 124 for Car 52 Joey Gase LifeLinkFoundation.org Chevrolet crash in
turn 3. 5th Caution on lap 130 for Fluid in turn 2.

during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Heads Up Georgia 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 27, 2016 in Hampton, Georgia.

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Chris Cockrum, driver of the #25 Advanced Communications Group Chevrolet, pits during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Heads Up Georgia 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 27, 2016 in Hampton, Georgia.

The race had 5 Lead Changes among 4 drivers: Lap Leaders: K. Busch 1-28; B. Keselowski 29-50; J. Burton 51; J. Allgaier 52-66; B. Keselowski67-72; K. Busch(i) 73-163. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): K. Busch 2 times for 119 laps; B. Keselowski 2 times for 28 laps; J. Allgaier 1 time for 15 laps; J. Burton 1 time for 1 lap.

Top 10 in Points: E. Sadler – 70; D. Suarez – 67; T. Dillon – 65; B. Jones # – 64; J. Allgaier – 63; B. Gaughan – 60; D. Wallace Jr – 58; B. Koch – 53; R. Reed – 51; J. Clements – 50.

HAMPTON, GA - FEBRUARY 27: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, and Erik Jones, driver of the #20 Hisense USA Toyota, lead the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR XFINITY Series Heads Up Georgia 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 27, 2016 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, and Erik Jones, driver of the #20 Hisense USA Toyota, lead the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR XFINITY Series Heads Up Georgia 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 27, 2016 in Hampton, Georgia.

Kyle Busch Held off Kyle Larson with a Margin of Victory: 0.466 Seconds for the NASCAR XFINITY Series win At Atlanta. Winning at this track was one of his racing goals that is now complete. Kyle Busch was better in the short runs as Kyle Larson was better in the long runs if it wasn’t for lapped he might have caught him.

Kyle Busch said “I actually thought that last run was going to be too long,” (Crew chief Chris) Gayle did a good job of making some adjustments to our car, and it helped me. It helped me definitely on the front side of a run, for the first 20 (laps), and I don’t think it hurt me from there on to the end of the race.”

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NASCAR XFINITY Series Race Number 2
Unofficial Race Results for the 25Th Annual Heads Up Georgia 250 – Saturday, February 27, 2016
Atlanta Motor Speedway – Hampton, GA – 1.54 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 163 Laps – 251.02 Miles

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Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 1. Car 18 Kyle Busch(i) NOS Energy Drink Toyota 163 Running
2. 4. Car 42 Kyle Larson(i) ENEOS Chevrolet 163 Running
3. 2. Car 20 Erik Jones # Hisense USA Toyota 163 Running
4. 11. Car 2 Paul Menard(i) Richmond/Menards Chevrolet 163 Running
5. 6. Car 3 Ty Dillon Rheem Chevrolet 163 Running
6. 7. Car 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire Ford 163 Running
7. 3. Car 19 Daniel Suarez ARRIS Toyota 163 Running
8. 12. Car 7 Justin Allgaier TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet 163 Running
9. 16. Car 1 Elliott Sadler OneMain Chevrolet 163 Running
10. 15. Car 43 Jeb Burton J Streicher Ford 163 Running
11. 19. Car 33 Brandon Jones # Roland Chevrolet 163 Running
12. 10. Car 88 Kevin Harvick(i) Bad Boy Off Road Chevrolet 162 Running
13. 9. Car 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Chevrolet 162 Running
14. 5. Car 48 Brennan Poole # DC Solar Chevrolet 162 Running
15. 17. Car 16 Ryan Reed Lilly Diabetes/American Diabetes Association Ford 162 Running
16. 8. Car 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 162 Running
17. 14. Car 51 Jeremy Clements AllSouthElectric.com/BRT Extrusions Chevrolet 162 Running
18. 18. Car 6 Darrell Wallace Jr Ford EcoBoost Ford 162 Running
19. 22. Car 14 JJ Yeley Toyota 162 Running
20. 13. Car 11 Blake Koch Leaf Filter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 161 Running
21. 20. Car 28 Dakoda Armstrong Winfield Be Greater Toyota 160 Running
22. 21. Car 01 Ryan Preece # Kubota Chevrolet 159 Running
23. 23. Car 24 Corey Lajoie JGL Young Guns Toyota 159 Running
24. 26. Car 0 Garrett Smithley # Instalco Chevrolet 159 Running
25. 32. Car 90 Mario Gosselin BuckedUp Apparel/CrashClaimsR.Us Chevrolet 158 Running
26. 29. Car 78 BJ McLeod # Batteries Plus Bulbs Ford 157 Running
27. 34. Car 70 Derrike Cope Adrenalin Power Sports/Ice-Aid Chevrolet 156 Running
28. 24. Car 4 Ross Chastain teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 152 Running
29. 40. Car 25 Chris Cockrum Advanced Communications Group Chevrolet 152 Running
30. 36. Car 74 Mike Harmon Dodge 151 Running
31. 37. Car 15 Cody Ware # BeHere2Hero.com/X-Aviation Chevrolet 151 Running
32. 33. Car 52 Joey Gase LifeLinkFoundation.org Chevrolet 127 Suspension
33. 27. Car 07 Ray Black Jr # ScubaLife Chevrolet 113 Running
34. 38. Car 13 Josh Reaume Dodge 87 Suspension
35. 25. Car 97 Harrison Rhodes VroomBrands Chevrolet 68 Rear Gear
36. 30. Car 40 Carl Long Toyota 29 Handling
37. 39. Car 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 25 Overheating
38. 35. Car 99 Todd Peck Batteries Plus Bulbs Ford 15 Engine
39. 28. Car 44 David Starr Zachry Toyota 7 Engine
40. 31. Car 10 Jeff Green Toyota 1 Electrical

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following car dropped to the rear of the field: No. 25 (unapproved adjustments). Failed to Qualify: N/A. Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 49 Mins, 53 Secs. Average Speed: 137.065 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.466 Seconds.

Coors Light Pole Award: Kyle Busch, #18 185.499 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. 5, 2016 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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