Kyle Busch won the NASCAR XFINITY Series 26th Annual Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 4, 2017 in Hampton, Georgia.

Starting from pole Car 18 Kyle Busch NOS Energy Drink Toyota won the 26th Annual Rinnai 250, his 87th win 329 NASCAR XFINITY Series races. This is Kyle Busch’s 1st win & 1st Top 10 finish in 2017. This is his 2nd win & 10th Top 10 finish in 13 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. 2nd Place Car 22 Brad Keselowski Discount Tire Ford, started from 3rd place posted his 6th Top 10 finish in eight
races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is his 2nd Top 10 finish in 2017. 3rd Place Car 42 Kyle Larson Jacob Companies Chevrolet, started from 4th place posted his 5th Top 10 finish in 5 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 4, 2017 in Hampton, Georgia.

4th Place Car 41 Kevin Harvick Textron Off Road Ford, started from 12th place followed by 5th place Car 1 Elliott Sadler Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet, started from 22nd place. 6th Place Car 6 Darrell Wallace Jr Leidos Ford, started from 13th place. 7th Place Car 9 William Byron # Liberty University Chevrolet, started from 2nd place was the highest finishing rookie. 8th Place Car 2 Austin Dillon Rheem Chevrolet, started from 17th place followed by 9th place Car 21 Daniel Hemric Blue Gate Bank Chevrolet, started from 6th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 00 Cole Custer Haas Automation Ford, in 10th place, started from 8th place. Elliott Sadler leads the point standings by 3 points over William Byron.

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, and William Byron, driver of the #9 Liberty University Chevrolet, lead the field during the start of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 4, 2017 in Hampton, Georgia.

The race had 5 Cautions for 26 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 3 for Car 3 Ty Dillon Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet, Car 11 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet crash in Turn 2. 2nd Caution on lap 42 for Stage 1 conclusion. 3rd Caution on lap 82 for Stage 2 conclusion. 4th Caution on lap 119 for #20 Spin Turn 1. 5th Caution on lap 144 for Oil on the track from Car 78 Clint
King Warehouse Design Inc Chevrolet.

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying in the pole position for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Rinnai 250 Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 4, 2017 in Hampton, Georgia.

The race had 6 Lead Changes among 4 drivers: Lap Leaders: K. Busch(i) 1-7; B. Keselowski(i) 8-42; K. Harvick(i) 43; B. Keselowski(i)44-61; K. Harvick(i) 62-124; K. Larson(i) 125-144; K. Busch(i) 145-163. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): K. Harvick(i) 2 times for 64 laps; B. Keselowski(i) 2 times for 53 laps; K. Busch(i) 2 times for 26 laps; K. Larson(i) 1 time for 20 laps.

Stage #1 Top Ten: Keselowski, Busch, Harvick, Hamlin, Hemric, Custer, Byron, Larson, T. Dillon, Sadler
Stage #2 Top Ten: Harvick, Keselowski, Busch, Larson, Hamlin, Byron, Sadler, Custer, Hemric, A. Dillon

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, and his son Brexton affix the winner?s decal to his car in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 4, 2017 in Hampton, Georgia.

Kyle Busch beat Brad Keselowski with a Margin of Victory: 0.605 Seconds. Busch said “It took so long to get here to begin with. Now we’ve won two in a row. We weren’t great to begin with, and we weren’t great in the middle, but Scott Graves and the guys keep working on the car throughout the race and brought the # 18 (Toyota) to life there at the end.”

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race Number 2
Unofficial Race Results for the 26Th Annual Rinnai 250 – Saturday, March 4, 2017
Atlanta Motor Speedway – Hampton, GA – 1.54 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 163 Laps – 251.02 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1, 1, Car 18 Kyle Busch(i) NOS Energy Drink Toyota 163 Running
2, 3, Car 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire Ford 163 Running
3, 4, Car 42 Kyle Larson(i) Jacob Companies Chevrolet 163 Running
4, 12, Car 41 Kevin Harvick(i) Textron Off Road Ford 163 Running
5, 22, Car 1 Elliott Sadler Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet 163 Running
6, 13, Car 6 Darrell Wallace Jr Leidos Ford 163 Running
7, 2, Car 9 William Byron # Liberty University Chevrolet 163 Running
8, 17, Car 2 Austin Dillon(i) Rheem Chevrolet 163 Running
9, 6, Car 21 Daniel Hemric # Blue Gate Bank Chevrolet 163 Running
10, 8, Car 00 Cole Custer # Haas Automation Ford 163 Running
11, 11, Car 48 Brennan Poole DC Solar Chevrolet 163 Running
12, 7, Car 19 Matt Tifft # NBTS BrainTumor.org Toyota 163 Running
13, 9, Car 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet 163 Running
14, 30, Car 33 Brandon Jones Anderson’s Maple Syrup Chevrolet 163 Running
15, 18, Car 5 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet 163 Running
16, 19, Car 24 Corey Lajoie(i) JGL Racing Young Guns Toyota 163 Running
17, 14, Car 3 Ty Dillon(i) Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet 163 Running
18, 10, Car 16 Ryan Reed Lilly Diabetes Ford 163 Running
19, 15, Car 98 Aric Almirola(i) Fresh From Florida Ford 163 Running
20, 5, Car 20 Denny Hamlin(i) Hisense Toyota 162 Running
21, 23, Car 28 Dakoda Armstrong JGL Racing Toyota 162 Running
22, 28, Car 39 Ryan Sieg Crazy Vapors Chevrolet 161 Running
23, 33, Car 90 Brandon Brown SunFrog/CCU/Metalworks Graphics Chevrolet 161 Running
24, 35, Car 01 Harrison Rhodes Kubota Chevrolet 160 Running
25, 24, Car 4 Ross Chastain GK Services Chevrolet 160 Running
26, 32, Car 8 Jeff Green Triple R Containers Chevrolet 160 Running
27, 29, Car 0 Garrett Smithley teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 160 Running
28, 21, Car 23 Spencer Gallagher # Allegiant Airlines Chevrolet 160 Running
29, 36, Car 07 Ray Black Jr Scuba Life Chevrolet 159 Running
30, 16, Car 7 Justin Allgaier Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet 159 Running
31, 37, Car 52 Joey Gase LifeLinkFoundation.org Chevrolet 158 Running
32, 38, Car 99 David Starr Striping Technology Chevrolet 158 Running
33, 31, Car 40 Timmy Hill CrashClaimsR.Us Toyota 156 Running
34, 39, Car 25 Chris Cockrum Advanced Communications Group Chevrolet 156 Running
35, 34, Car 78 Clint King Warehouse Design Inc Chevrolet 139 Rear Gear
36, 20, Car 14 JJ Yeley Superior Essex/Accu-Tech Toyota 128 Engine
37, 27, Car 51 Jeremy Clements Rinnai Chevrolet 76 Suspension
38, 40, Car 97 Stephen Leicht VroomBrands Chevrolet 24 Brakes
39, 26, Car 93 Jordan Anderson(i) Chevrolet 2 Ignition
40, 25, Car 11 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 2 Accident

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field for the reason indicated: #33, 28 (Unapproved Adjustments). Failed to Qualify: (3) 13, 74, 89. Caution Flags: 5 for 26 laps. Lead Changes: 6 among 4 drivers.

Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race”: Kyle Busch, #18

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Mar. 11, 2017 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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