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Kyle Busch drove his Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) No. 18 Interstate Batteries Camry to victory lane at California’s Auto Club Speedway Sunday afternoon.
It marks the first NSCS win for Toyota at the Fontana, Calif., track — the inaugural ‘home’ win for the manufacturer. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. headquarters are located in Torrance, Calif., and TRD, U.S.A. (Toyota Racing Development) is based in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Busch swept the two weekend races after winning Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS).
The win was Busch’s 25th career NSCS victory and makes him the third driver (joining Mark Martin and Matt Kenseth) to have at least 25 wins in both the NSCS and NNS. He has 54 career NNS triumphs.
This was the first NSCS victory for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) at the two-mile race track. JGR has also won nine consecutive NNS races at Auto Club Speedway.
Toyota driver Matt Kenseth (seventh) also earned a top-10 finish on Sunday.
Camry driver Denny Hamlin (25th) was involved in a last lap ...
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Kyle Busch celebrates his last lap winWith all the wrecking cars, fisticuffs, flying water bottles and profanity laced post race interviews, everyone might forget this one fact: Kyle Busch won the race on a last lap pass.What did #18 see out his windshield? "It's hard racing, but it's also dirty sometimes, but you are going for the win. So it's nothing I'm sure...
Kyle Busch will lead a field of 40 cars to the green flag in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Auto Club Speedway. The race will consist of 200 laps around the 1.5 mile Fontana, California track.
The race will air on ESPN with coverage beginning at 5:00 pm EST, 2:00 pm PST. The green flag is set to be waved at 5:18 pm EST, 2:18 pm PST.
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Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch earned his 54th career NASCAR Nationwide Series win today, in 249 starts, by bringing the No. 54 Monster Energy program to victory lane at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. It was the team’s third win across five weeks this race season. Taking home the trophy Busch captured his sixth victory and ninth top-five finish in 15 NASCAR Nationwide...
Kyle Busch earned Joe Gibbs Racing's ninth consecutive Nationwide Series victory at Fontana on Saturday, comfortably beating Sam Hornish Jr. for his third win in five races this season.
Joe Gibbs Racing's Toyotas haven't lost a Nationwide race on their unofficial home track since 2007. Busch pushed ahead late in a back-and-forth duel with Nationwide points leader Hornish...
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The most exciting, incredible, and stunning last lap ever to occur at the Auto Club Speedway took place Sunday afternoon. A mass of storylines came out from the final lap after rivals wrecked each other, the third place driver coming into the final lap took the win and Smoke threw a punch on pit road. Fontana is never known for “exciting” races but, Sunday’s...
It was Mission Accomplished for Mission 18 on Sunday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., as Kyle Busch dominated and won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400. But the victory wasn’t nearly as easy as it appeared.
Busch, driver of the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), led seven times for a race-high 125 laps to bring home his first...
With one week in the books here are this week’s Start ‘N’ Park Blog Pick ‘Em Challenge results. Below is the breakdown for this week and overall for the year. Brandon and Michael tied by correctly picking Kyle Busch on Saturday, who did capture the win. On Sunday Brittany went with Kyle and got the same result, max points, and that helped her move up in the standings. Below...
Dale Earnhardt Jr took over the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point lead after the conclusion of the Auto Club 400 in Fontana, CA. Earnhardt finished second in Sunday’s race behind Kyle Busch.
The race was highlighted by two end of the race incidents. Joey Logano wrecked Denny Hamlin allowing Busch to drive around both. Hamlin was sent to an area hospital for further evaluation.
Kyle Busch won the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. He finished ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr and Kurt Busch.
The race appeared to be a battle of Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano on the last lap but the two wrecked in turn three. Busch who had lost the lead rallied past both on the outside claiming his first win of the year. The condition of Hamlin is not yet known...
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FONTANA, CA - Kyle Busch finished ahead of NASCAR Nationwide Series points leader Sam Hornish Jr. to claim his sixth win at Auto Club Speedway and secure the ninth straight victory for JGR at ACS. The win extended the record for consecutive victories for a Nationwide car owner at a single speedway.
The win was also Busch's 54th in the NNS.
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What an incredible turn of events that unfolded in the closing laps at Auto Club Speedway — a track not normally known for exciting races, or finishes. That all changed after the 2013 Auto Club 400, as the fans will be talking about this race for a long time to come.
The latest chapter...
Kyle Busch won the pole for Saturday’s Royal Purple 300 from Fontana with a time of 40.312 seconds. Elliott Sadler, Brian Vickers, Brad Keselowski, and Nelson Piquet, Jr. round out the top five starting positions. The drivers who did not make the event are Tony Raines and Chase Miller. The event will be live on ESPN at 5 PM EST.