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Kyle Busch Takes Second XFINITY Series Win of 2017 in Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway

Kyle Busch won the rain-postponed XFINITY Series Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway Saturday afternoon. It was Busch’s 88th XFINITY Series win and his second of the season. Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones, Kevin Harvick, and Ty Dillon rounded out the top-five finishers.

Erik Jones took the win in an eventful stage one. On the start, an accordion-style wreck involved Brendan Gaughan, Brandon Jones, and Ryan Reed. Jones wouldn’t recover, finishing last on the day after running second in the Camping World Truck Series race Thursday night.

Gaughan would continue, but a cut tire a short time after the restart and crashed a second time, ending his day. Reed would get back up to minimum speed and repair the car, but he overheated later in the race.

Ryan Blaney was then able to dominate a quiet stage two. Blaney, though, would receive a pit road penalty for a tire violation that cost him the track position needed to win. Blaney took four tires and charged through the field, but came up just short. He finished second, about a second behind Busch.

While eight cautions slowed the race, it was a relatively quiet event after the early stages.

William Byron was the top XFINITY Series regular, running seventh. Byron won two consecutive races before Kentucky. Following Byron would be Justin Allgaier (eighth) and Daniel Hemric (ninth).

Gaughan, Jones, Reed, Paul Menard (lap 103 wreck), and Ben Kennedy (electrical) were the notables that failed to finish.

The next time the XFINITY Series will be on track is Saturday, July 15, when they will compete at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.



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Matteo Marcheschi is a 17-year-old race fan from the Chicago, Illinois, area. He is also a photographer and an amateur meteorologist.

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